Lobbyist for AT&T and Sony Corp Helps Pick Steve Scalise’s Staff
As more and more Americans wise up to the fact that Wall Street values and Main Street values are not necessarily the same, the House Republican leadership’s new team is firmly planting its flag with big business against individuals and Main Street. Steve Scalise has let a lobbyist for major corporations play a role in hiring staff, according to the Politico. Scalise is now the | Read More »
The Democrats’ 2014 problem in one sentence.
I think a person may be forgiven if he or she thinks that a ‘policy’ that plans to “expand education opportunities, empower women in the workplace and promote domestic job creation” is actually a code phrase for “we’re just going through the motions.”
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Ebola Kills In Africa – Climate Scientists Chase The Ambulances
Image Credit Retraction Watch Blog The grant money must be drying up like California. Maybe someone on their 5th Post-Doc felt driven to succeed by any means available. I’d prefer to believe that the latest pathetic meme-push to blame Africa’s terrible Ebola Outbreak to !GLOBALWARMING! is the pathetic last-gasp of a bankrupt research team attempting to cash in on enviro-scare Inc. just one more time. | Read More »
What I Saw During Our Vote To Secure The Border
July 31, 2014, the House decided to stay in DC and work. The Senate had already left town for their August recess. The President held a press conference to let the world know that in his opinion, he found dealing with Congress untenable and the body was dysfunctional because they could not pass a bill to send to him to do what he wanted done— | Read More »
Can Christ Not Spare One Man?
I like Ann Coulter. There is no “but” after that. I like Ann Coulter, period. There are many people reacting with hostility and anger toward her over her latest column about the doctors in Atlanta who are infected with Ebola. In her column, Ann asks, “What was the point?” She goes on to write Your country is like your family. We’re supposed to take care | Read More »
The real story on Rand Paul’s Iowa adventure
It is actually pretty humorous. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a presumed candidate for president in 2016, was hosting a fundraiser for Iowa Congressman Steve King. There is a lot to like about Steve King. He’s a solid conservative. But he comes from a very safe district and is prone to voicing some of his more exotic opinions on immigration. His most famous, of course, is on | Read More »
Justin Amash’s Petty Victory Speech
Via RCP comes this video (which, I understand, is but one segment in a longer speech, and I confess I haven’t yet seen the whole thing), of Justin Amash giving some remarks during his primary victory speech yesterday. I know there are many people who are watching Justin Amash’s career very closely; I am not one of them. I know almost nothing about him frankly | Read More »
Don’t underestimate Vladimir Putin
One of the worst mistakes you make in life is underestimating your opponent. Too often we allow our adversaries to succeed because we disdain them, their beliefs, or their methods and fail to give the Devil his due. A prime example of this is evident in an op-ed in Politico by our former ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul titled Putin the (not so) Great. Vladimir | Read More »
DPS: A Case Study for School Choice
To understand the mess that is Detroit’s public schools (DPS), one must begin in 1994. Facing aging schools in desperate need of repair, voters approved a $1.5 billion bond to fix the long-neglected problem. Unfortunately, the city proposed the bond before they made a plan of action and, once approved, the money sat unused for years; ultimately costing the city more money. Meanwhile parents, fed up | Read More »
No, the Racist Mississippi Primary Ads Weren’t Just a Cabal of Elderly Democrat Women
Nearly everyone with any interest in the Mississippi GOP Senate Primary and Runoff has seen or heard the racist radio ads, mailers which portrayed Sen. Thad Cochran’s primary opponent, Chris McDaniel as the second coming of Byron De La Beckwith. Unfortunately for Team Thad, those ads were traced back to the circle of influencers who helped drag him across the finish line with votes which | Read More »
IRS Agrees to Target and Monitor Churches, Because Angry Atheists Demanded It?
If the Obama Administration’s IRS targeting of conservative groups wasn’t bizarre and draconian enough, the IRS is now planning to target, and far worse, monitor, churches.
The new IRS targeting program has been instituted at the behest of the angry atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).
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Vox Plays Heads-I-Win, Tails-You-Lose with Immigration
Over at Vox, Ezra Klein has set forth some… interesting theories of how Presidential authority works in the face of Congressional inaction: Douthat may, depending on the details of the policy, be right that Obama intends to push presidential authority beyond where it should properly go. But he skips too lightly over the role congressional dysfunction plays in empowering the executive branch. “Incompetence and gridlock are significant problems, | Read More »
President Carter: Recognize Terror Group Hamas’s “Legitimacy as a Political Actor”
Former President Jimmy Carter has done it again. He continues to prove that he is bereft of any credibility in foreign policy. Mr. Carter, along with former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, wrote an Op-Ed for Foreign Policy magazine where he outright said that “[e]nding this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor.” He reaches this conclusion, laying complete blame | Read More »
People are policy: GOP Whip lets lobbyist choose his staff
After the untimely demise of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, deputy whip, Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise was elevated to majority whip– the guy responsible for moving the GOP’s legislative agenda forward. Now we have an inkling of what we have to look forward to next session. Via Politico: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise got some help interviewing potential new hires for his press shop from | Read More »
Leave Us Alone
The Circle of Jerks is going blind over the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. It spells doom for everyone. In a nutshell, Americans hate the President, hate the congress, hate the Democrats, hate the Republicans, and want to burn Washington, D.C. to the ground. Politically, it is worse for the Democrats than the Republicans because Barack Obama and not George W. Bush is in | Read More »