April 20, 1914: The Ludlow Massacre
While we rightfully criticize the excesses of labor unions and decry the way capitalism is degenerating into crony capitalism, rent seeking, and lobbyist cage matches we have to keep in mind how we got here. Coal mining is a dangerous occupation today, it was even moreso at the turn of the last century. Miners worked in a system of peonage that treated them as virtual | Read More »
Should a GOP presidential candidate attend a homosexual wedding?
There has been a garden industry erupting among GOP presidential contenders over whether or not they would attend a homosexual wedding… as a guest. Scott Walker (via CNN) “Even though my position on marriage is still that its defined as between a man and a woman, and I support the constitution of the state but for someone I love, we’ve been to a reception,” he | Read More »
Some thoughts on shame and social media in the political sphere.
We need more shame and less social media, in my opinion. Also, fewer witch hunts, which social media frankly fosters.
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Green Cronyism Hasn’t Gone Anywhere
Back in the good old days of the Obama stimulus, green energy companies were looking for a boost direct from the federal government, in the form of straight-up financial subsidies to promote “green-collar jobs.” Fast forward to 2015, and the terrain has changed some. We’ve seen that the stimulus was a bust. There was the Solyndra mess. Candidates less willing to hand out federal cash | Read More »
Assisted Suicide is Not Dignity
Another indication that our society doesn’t see the value in every stage of life is the increasingly popular idea of assisted suicide. This isn’t a new push of course, as we’re all aware of Jack Kevorkian and what was his controversial campaign to normalize a twisted version of end-of-life compassion. The well-publicized case of Brittany Maynard, a beautiful, young, terminally ill woman who took her | Read More »
History tied to the rack to justify homosexual marriage
One of the most damning traits of the left, a trait that would actually be humorous were it not so pernicious, is the attempt to frame whatever fad they wish to inflict upon the rest of us as a “reinterpretation” of history where “manufactured out of whole cloth” would be a better description. The underlying impulse here is two-fold. First, they try to gaslight you | Read More »
Can Netflix Kill Linear TV?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss remarkable growth numbers at Netflix, the expanding original content, and if they can take down traditional TV.
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Iran to get $50 billion signing bonus for bogus agreement
The Iran nuclear deal simply gets worse by the day. Iran gets $50 billion for signing bogus agreement Via the Wall Street Journal “Our main concern here is making sure that if Iran doesn’t abide by its agreement that we don’t have to jump through a whole bunch of hoops in order to reinstate sanctions,” the president said at a news conference. “It will require | Read More »
A Corrupted Two Kingdoms For Coward Pastors
When the Protestant Reformation occurred, (I’m simplifying here) Luther needed an explanation for why the Pope need not wield the power of the sword. He focused on the idea of the two kingdoms — there is God’s kingdom in Heaven over which here on the earth the church presides and there is God’s kingdom on earth over which civil authorities preside. Calvin picked up the | Read More »
Joe Scarborough is Coming to the RedState Gathering. Are You?
The RedState Gathering is shaping up pretty spectacularly for Atlanta in August. On the kick off night of August 6th, my friend Joe Scarborough is going to join us and participate in a 2016 discussion. We’ll also have a large slate of the 2016 Republican Presidential candidates there. You will want to be there. You can register at this link. In addition to the Joe | Read More »
With Ambush Elections In Effect, Obama’s NLRB Now Turns To Target Right-To-Work Laws
Within the same week of implementing their so-called “ambush election rules,” the union attorneys controlling the National Labor Relations Board announced, in an invitation for “interested” parties to file briefs, that they are ready to attack the growingly popular Right-to-Work laws that are currently in 25 states. On Thursday, April 16th, the NLRB announced on its website that it is inviting briefs to help determine | Read More »
Daredevil Reviewed: “I am the ill intent”
I have previously given my initial assessment of Daredevil a few episodes in and want to flesh that out more now that I have seen the whole show. One of the great criteria I’ve noticed with friends who have wives or girlfriends who watch this sort of show with them is how far must they go to suspend disbelief. With Daredevil, you do not have | Read More »