The Watercooler ~ Media Becoming Hysterical Over Israel
Joel B. Pollak at Breitbart hit the nail on the head in his analysis regarding the explanation for the media’s increasing shrill cacophony of criticism toward Israel’s handling of the battle against Hamas. Naming MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Fox’s Shepherd Smith, and the White House Press Corp as just three examples of the criticism — just yesterday — reaching a collective fevered pitch of near hysteria, | Read More »
David Vitter (R-LA) Supports Common Core
David Vitter, a Republican Senator from Louisiana, came out voicing strong support for Common Core education standards in a recent interview. In an interview taped for C-SPAN’s ‘Newsmakers,’ Vitter called Common Core “very strong, significant, positive standards.” He added that the state must make sure teachers are properly prepared to use the standards and must retain local control of curriculum. The comments come as Jindal | Read More »
Border bill moves to vote in the House
After a conservative revolt yesterday forced the GOP leadership’s border funding bill to be pulled from the floor, a new bill is ready to pass. The new legislation — described to GOP lawmakers in a closed-door meeting in the Capitol — uses new language from Texas Rep. John Carter and Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt to change a 2008 trafficking law that made it harder to | Read More »
RedState Gathering 2014 Agenda #RSG14
Dear RedState Gathering Attendee, We are looking forward to seeing you in Fort Worth. The RedState Gathering is less than two weeks away, please find below some important information about the details for the weekend. RegistrationYou will need your registration badge to access the Ballroom and the evening events. Please check in at the Registration desk on the Mezzanine level near the Ballroom Foyer when | Read More »
People Who Can Read Are “Obamacare Truthers” Now
The left has been in power so long they have completely lost both the ability to persuade people and any interest in doing so. Instead the only tools remaining in their kit are mocking and derision. So it is that we find that the left has coined a new and not very creative insult for people who believe that the Halbig plaintiffs were correct and that Obamacare, | Read More »
Could the Unemployed Cause Political Turmoil?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the July jobs report, the numbers of Americans unemployed or underemployed and if long-term unemployment could lead to political instability.
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Putin’s Potemkin rebellion in Ukraine
When Moscow’s tool, Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych, was deposed by a popular uprising because of his policy of turning Ukraine into a Russian client state when the people wanted a closer association with the European Union, an insurgency developed in Eastern Ukraine. That region is economically depressed and heavily populated by ethnic Russians, these Russians saw an Anschluss with Russia as their best hope for | Read More »
Check and Mate
According to Zach Taylor an outspoken former Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent who is the chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, “As the government allocates resources to South Texas, it is systematically leaving areas within the U.S., as well as vast swaths of land along the border, unguarded.” Taylor continues, “This gives people that are trying to get their infrastructure, their | Read More »
Boehner Has Time to Salvage a Ridiculous Farce Descended to Stupidity
House Republican leaders had a closed door meeting with their conference late yesterday where they blasted Senator Ted Cruz for obstructing their plans to hand more than $600 million of your tax dollars to the man they’re also suing for not doing his job, Barack Obama. As an aside, Senator Jeff Sessions deserves a great deal of praise, along with Senator Cruz, for his actions | Read More »
Has John McCain Lost His Mind?
It seems that you can’t go a day lately without Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appearing on television advocating the United States invade another country. On a recent particularly snarky appearance, when asked to name one country we absolutely shouldn’t invade no matter what the circumstance, an answer eluded him. Not even Canada, really? Now of course, the context for the conversation was the Middle East, | Read More »
Philosophy In Action: The Arts, Sciences, The Economy and The World.
Image Credit: Brian Hillegas. Truth is Beauty and Beauty is Truth. That is all you know and that is all you need to know. – Keats. So I crack open the Internet and read the news. It just about all vapes off the exhaust nozzle. DOOOOOOOMMM!!! I tell you. Doom, on a pale horse. We see it in the arts, in the realm of science, | Read More »
John McCain on the Decline & Fall of the United States Senate
The Senate is in a bad way these days. Not that the Presidency and the House are functioning all that well, but under the leadership of Harry Reid since January 2007, the U.S. Senate has reached levels of dysfunction unparalleled in its history, and presided over eight years of economic stagnation and bitterly polarized and increasingly petty and juvenile politics. Reid has ruined the Senate’s | Read More »
Richard Dawkins: Islamophobe and Sexist
After making atheist provocateur Richard Dawkins a deity himself for his vitriolic attacks on Christianity, the left is suddenly experiencing a case of tightly wound panties over the discovery that Dawkins doesn’t reserve his misanthropy for Christianity. He also thinks the feminist focus of “rape culutre” is ridiculous and that Islam is violent and dangerous. Dawkins may or may not be particularly smart. Obtaining a | Read More »
We, America, Created Ray Rice
Ray Rice faced the media today for the first time since he knocked his fiancee unconscious and dragged her to his hotel room. I didn’t watch; I have little interest in hearing questions from the same media that insists upon calling Rice an “alleged” woman beater even though he was literally caught on tape and even though he’s essentially admitted doing it. Neither do I | Read More »