Staci Appel (D CAND, IA-03): against taking away terrorist traitors’ passports!

    Staci Appel (D CAND, IA-03): against taking away terrorist traitors' passports!

    From comments to this post comes a remarkably tin-eared comment by Democratic candidate Staci Appel on whether Americans who join terror groups should be allowed to keep their passports.  I sincerely doubt that anybody here will be surprised to hear that Ms. Appel has a problem with taking away those passports: I would not be urging taking away their passports… I think we need to make sure | Read More »

    GAO Bombshell: ObamaCare Directly Funds Abortion

    A new report from the Government Accountability Office reveals what we’ve been saying all along: ObamaCare funds abortion.

    Put more directly: you are paying for abortion with your federal tax dollars in direct violation of federal law.

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    IRS Has 99 Problems But the Church Ain’t One

    The scandal plagued Obama Administration IRS admits that it has targeted 99 churches for additional scrutiny after settling a lawsuit with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).

    The IRS settlement with the angry atheist group FFRF is shrouded in secrecy, but the little we do know is enough to raise significant suspicion.

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    Bill Bennett paid to pimp for Common Core

    Bill Bennett paid to pimp for Common Core

    Last week Reagan administration Secretary of Education Bill Bennett appeared on the op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal called The Conservative Case for Common Core. That’s the fundamental idea behind a core curriculum: preserving and emphasizing what’s essential, in fields like literature and math, to a worthwhile education. It is also, by the way, a conservative idea. In the op-ed, Bennett dangles a bewildering | Read More »

    Obama uses war on ISIS to overthrow Syria’s Assad

    Obama uses war on ISIS to overthrow Syria's Assad

    One of the things that has intrigued me about the Obama administration’s alleged strategy to combat ISIS is the degree to which it focuses on Syria. Not only are airstrikes within Syria contemplated but another attempt will be made by the administration to arm the Syrian opposition forces. To me this seems counterintuitive. Not only is he heartland of ISIS in Iraq but expanding our | Read More »

    What Title II Regulation of the Internet Actually Means

    There is a great deal of discussion today about empowering the FCC to regulate internet services providers as if they were public utilities. Supporters of Net Neutrality tend to think this is a good idea, because they fear that ISPs will give discriminatory access to bandwidth, creating a so-called “internet fast lane” for companies with enough capital to pay. The solution, many argue, is to | Read More »

    No, the NFL Is Not a Hotbed of Wife and Child Beaters

    No, the NFL Is Not a Hotbed of Wife and Child Beaters

    Let me begin with two bits of information: If I made the rules, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson would be out of the NFL and probably both of them would be doing some time for assault and child abuse. I really don’t care about NFL football.  My sports seasons are MLB and NHL.  I watch the NFL for about 2 weeks before hockey starts.  Remember, | Read More »

    Many Insurance Providers are Paying for Abortions under Obamacare

    Many Insurance Providers are Paying for Abortions under Obamacare

    One of the biggest obstacles to the passage of Obamacare was the question of whether it would officially fund abortion. This issue was only resolved, in a manner of speaking, when President Obama signed an executive order barring federal funds from being used to fund abortion, but many of us on the Right knew this would not be the end of it. After all, Barack | Read More »

    Coal Miners Union Abandons Workers in Key Senate Races

    Signaling total disregard for its workers, the United Mine Workers of America Union (UMWA) endorsed two Democrats over Republican rivals in upcoming Senate races in coal dependent states. It’s not a total surprise. Following Obama’s declaration of war against coal in 2008, the UMWA endorsed Obama during his first campaign. After observing Obama’s attack against its members, the UMWA decided to remain neutral and failed | Read More »

    Alex Wagner, Eugenics, and Brainwashing

    Alex Wagner, Eugenics, and Brainwashing

    Via Caleb Howe comes this astonishing clip of MSNBC host Alex Wagner showing some justified concern about how eugenics is still practiced even today. Amazingly, however, she seems to believe that the most important means through which eugenics is practiced today is actually important to the prevention of eugenics. On MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner on Monday, the host unleashed a tirade at Republicans over their supposed | Read More »

    ISIS and Their Western Recruits

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Shikha Dalmia to discuss the westerners that ISIS has recruited, what their numbers say about modern liberalism and what further American involvement in the Middle East will do to ISIS recruitment in the West.

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    ISIS is What Islam Is Getting Paid To Become

    ISIS is What Islam Is Getting Paid To Become

    Image Credit: UK Daily Mail The Somali and Algerian immigrants, the German and American converts, the black burkas and dyed beards, headed into the dying summer to kill Christians and Kurds, Turkmen and Shiites, to behead babies and crucify critics, don’t seem like monsters. Sultan Knish Something really great happened to me over the weekend. I dutifully attended church and heard Joel Osteen denounced as | Read More »

    Bill Clinton Agrees With Palestinian Activist: Netanyahu Is ‘Not The Guy’

    Bill Clinton Agrees With Palestinian Activist: Netanyahu Is 'Not The Guy'

    On Sunday, Bill and Hillary Clinton were Iowa attending the final Tom Harkin Steak Fry event, and Bill was repeatedly pinned down in conversation by folks in attendance. During one such encounter, Clinton got into a discussion with a pro-Palestinian activist who managed to elicit a surprising, or not so surprising, comment from the former President. Activist: If we don’t force [Netanyahu] to make peace, | Read More »

    Tech at Night: Why ISPs should be wary of Tor

    Tech at Night

    The Onion Router, more commonly known as just Tor, is a cryptographic network of computers that seeks to provide anonymity to its users. Users connect to a Tor “entry node,” and tell it what Internet sites they want to access. That request is then passed through a series of encrypted links, bouncing around unpredictably, until it finds an “exit node,” and then that server (likely nowhere near the user) then makes the request, and the results are sent back through the network.

    While Tor users are not as anonymous as they’d like, criminals use it to great effect, and that’s why Comcast would be reasonable to watch Tor use carefully.

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    Clinton Is As Clinton Does

    Jim Geraghty reports that Hillary Clinton has returned to Iowa. Once every four years she whips out a Michelin Atlas and finds it. She visits it with only slightly greater frequency than with which Senator Landrieu makes it back home to Mom and Dad in Louisiana. This year Senator Tom Harkin invited her back as a personal guest. He was holding his 37th and Last* | Read More »