I’m for Same Sex Marriage, but Against What Happened to Kelvin Cochran
I have always envied people who are able to approach the issue of same-sex marriage as though it were an easy or simplistic issue. Personally, with respect to this issue, I have always wrestled with two very strong and competing political impulses. The first is an impulse borne of the belief that tradition is necessary to a well-ordered society and that absent compelling evidence, it | Read More »
Free Community College for All is a Terrible Idea
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Joy Pullmann to discuss President Obama’s proposal for free community college, the multitude of reasons why it’s a terrible idea and why being a welder is a fantastic job.
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Peeking in on #LAGov
With Bobby Jindal’s term as governor nearing an end, 2015 will be a gubernatorial year for Louisiana. So far, five candidates have declared their intentions to run – three Republicans and two Democrats. Here’s a little breakdown of the candidates in so far. Republicans David Vitter U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 85% announced early, though unsurprisingly, that he was going to be | Read More »
Tech at Night: Wednesday Update
So I happened to get sick twice in two weekends, though the second cold was well worth it as I picked it up giving Zelda 2 commentary to help in the raising of $1.5MM for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. But regardless I have some Tech at Night catchup to do. The biggest stories are related to Internet policy and Net Neutrality as they usually are. | Read More »
Oxford University Press demonstrates the polar opposite of “provocative”
A couple of days ago I described how I thought that avoiding publishing the Charlie Hebdo “satirical” comics would adhere to the Biblical principle illustrated by the Golden Rule, as such an act would be overly provocative and done primarily to tick off the Muslims. But now we see the other end of the spectrum, courtesy the hyper-sensitive folks at the Oxford University Press. Not | Read More »
Duke University becomes a Parisian suburb
Great. In the week after multiple terror attacks by Islamic extremists on Jews and harmless cartoonists in Paris, Duke University has announced it will begin allowing a Friday afternoon Muslim call to prayer to be played via loudspeaker from the Duke Chapel Bell Tower, thereby bringing the suburban Parisian ambience to the upscale campus. The Muslim call to prayer will now be heard weekly across | Read More »
Matt Lewis Misses Some Important History
It is like history began in 2004 in Matt Lewis’s analysis of the Jeb v. George situation. I see Matt’s article being passed around by people stroking their beards over it, nodding knowingly, but I think it fundamentally misses something that throws the whole out of whack, while parts of it taken alone hold up. There were numerous and sustained conversations in the late nineties | Read More »
Obama outlaws Islamic extremism
In the wake of the collected terrorists attacks in France the Obama administration has given us much to be ashamed of. Top of the list is declining to send a representative to the official memorial service… an act that seemed like an official snub and was initially defended by Secretary of State Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) before he was tossed under | Read More »
Virginia County to Interrogate Homeschool Teens about Their Religious Beliefs
A school board in Virginia is considering the repeal of a policy that would have forced 14-year-old minors to stand before the school board to be interrogated about their religious beliefs.
The Goochland County policy is aimed at homeschool families that fall under Virginia’s decades-old religious exemption statute, which acknowledges parents’ rights to direct the upbringing and education of their children.
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It Is Time for House Conservatives to Abandon the RSC and Start a New Conservative Group
Last year the Republican Study Committee in the House of Representatives began a purge of conservative staffers. The organization, which collaborated with outside conservative groups to push the House GOP right and hold the House GOP Leadership accountable, fired several staffers who were doing just that. Since then, the Republican Study Committee has been less a check on the wayward drift of the House GOP | Read More »
The #ParisMarch Snub In Perspective
(via Rabble Writer) Ouch. A sarcastic but painful video that reminds you of exactly what leadership does, and does not, look like, the Digitas Daily short above is the kind of funnysad that is all too easy to find in Obama’s world. On Sunday, marchers rallied in Paris by the hundreds of thousands. This march was not a photo-op, as desperate Obama hagiographer Chris Hayes | Read More »
Is Our Military Built to Deal with Terrorism?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David Patterson to discuss the our military’s preparedness to deal with terrorism, how the budget process hinders mission planning and what characteristics are important for a Secretary of Defense.
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A Divided Establishment, For a Change
The last week has brought some welcome news for conservatives who are hoping to see a movement conservative nominated in 2016. First, Jeb Bush made it all but official that he will run by filing paperwork for his leadership PAC. Then it became apparent that Mitt Romney in all likelihood also intends to run in 2016. Not to be outdone, news leaked yesterday that America’s | Read More »
Why the Left is Hyperventilating Over Dynamic Scoring
The Left is so used to controlling information that they believe it to be their birthright. For nearly 100 years, they’ve assumed the mantle of impartiality simply to cover their own failed policy aspirations. Now they are all going bat-guano crazy because the Republican majority in Congress wants to make a small dent in the gleaming fact-fogging machine the Left has built, by directing the | Read More »