Tech at Night: Tor and Bitcoin being used to sell guns now. US Government uses Internet to help Cuban dissent flourish.
So the Senate may yet pass a new patent law, so a bunch of companies that make money off of patents are rushing in to oppose it. Note that Republicans have a great idea: just implement tort reform if you want to go after abusers of the courts.
A nationwide gambling ban is a terrible idea simply because it runs counter to our federalist system. Federalism is a good idea always. Even if we oppose legalized gambling, that doesn’t justify ignoring the proper structure of government, and the checks and balances of having a separation of powers between the federal and state governments.
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Living With Iran Versus Letting Bygones Be Bygones
Well I hope so. I see no reason to prevent this person from serving as the official representative of Iran. You have to remember that those people who took my hostages back in 1979 were college students, they were young people and I don’t think they should be held culpable for that incident now, 35 years later. – Jimmy Carter We all did a few | Read More »
Chicago’s Murder Rate Plummets With Concealed Carry Law
Last September, the FBI awarded Barack Obama’s hometown of Nairobi Chicago the title of murder capital: The city of Chicago registered more homicides than any city in the nation in 2012, surpassing even New York — despite the fact that the Second City has only one third as many residents as the Big Apple. In new crime statistics released Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported | Read More »
Steve Lonegan for Congress
In the U.S. Senate election between Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan, Lonegan won the 3rd congressional district. It is a Republican area and its demographics and redistricting have made it more so. Lonegan won the 3rd, but lost the Senate race. Now he is running for the third congressional district. Again, he already won it. It makes sense to me that we support him. He | Read More »
Stephen Breyer’s Collectivist View Of Free Speech
A couple of days ago the US Supreme Court struck a blow for free speech by reversing the decision of the odious and addled 9th Circuit. The court ruled that there was no compelling reason that authorized the Congress to limit the number of candidates to which a donor could contribute. Less noticed was the direct assault on the First Amendment by the four justices | Read More »
Bruce Braley (D CAND, Iowa-SEN) equates lawyering to farm work.
I would appreciate it if Bruce Braley would start pacing himself on the stupid things that he says: I don’t think that it’s fair to let one goofball monopolize my attention (and front page space). We have quite a while before November hits, so there’s no reason why Rep. Braley can’t complete his self-humiliation in a measured and efficient fashion. Although I do admit that | Read More »
Are We Headed for Another Recession?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the March jobs report, our stagnant employment picture and if a recession is just around the corner.
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Dissent on a One Way Street
Six years ago, Brendan Eich contributed $1000.00 to the Proposition 8 campaign in California that sought to preserve marriage between one man and one woman. Eich recently became chief executive officer of the Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla, part of the Mozilla Foundation, oversees pieces of the Mozilla web browser Firefox — an open source rival to Internet Explorer, Safari, and others. Half the board resigned when | Read More »
Parents Should Demand Accountable School Systems or Evacuate Their Children from Them Completely
American public is failing on a daily basis. All parents who love their children at least as much as they love themselves are morally obligated to do something about this on behalf of their offspring. I send both of mine to a private school. I already feel like my parents once did when my sister and I were going to college. A friend of my | Read More »
Wisconsin Republican Petri Runs from Record, Weighs Future
He’s been in Washington for nearly 35 years and in that time he’s amassed a record that includes some very liberal votes. Congressman Tom Petri (R) hails from Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District, and since his first few re-election campaigns he’s had nothing to worry about. Until now. On Thursday, the aging Republican blasted a conservative group – Media Trackers – and myself for daring to | Read More »
How Green is RedState?
First, a story from The Guardian, who give props to Greenpeace for making sure that social media are in harmony with the environment, if not your parents’ basement: Social media explosion powered by dirty energy, report warns … Amazon Web Services, which provides a cloud platform for Netflix, Tumblr and Pinterest, was singled out for being secretive about its energy use, and for siting data | Read More »
Rampant Vote Fraud Uncovered In North Carolina
Conservatives have long supported voter identification efforts as a way of deterring organized vote fraud in many jurisdictions. Where we have succeeded in passing laws requiring positive identification of voters they have been challenged in court. The left is fond of claiming these efforts are voter suppression because, you know, poor people and minorities are too stupid to get an ID and being poor and | Read More »
Disarming soldiers on base does not prevent shootings.
This sounds like the standard scenario: assailant goes to a firearms-restricted area with an unauthorized gun, shoots people until confronted by somebody who is also armed with a gun, and then the assailant shoots himself to avoid capture. The major differences this time are that the firearms-restricted area was Fort Hood (which had been hit by a thankfully-rare domestic jihadist five years ago), and that | Read More »
The SCOTUS Lift to Campaign Bank Accounts
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Sarah Isgur Flores to discuss the McCutcheon vs. FEC ruling at SCOTUS, why it will put more House and Senate races in play and the weaknesses of Hillary Clinton.
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