America’s top issue
As we roll into the State of the Union address, it is often observed that many of the issues obsessing our political class don’t make it into the top five when American voters are polled about their paramount concerns. The top two issues are almost always jobs and the economy. The political class, moving with the speed and confidence of used-car salesmen ingratiating themselves to | Read More »
Paul Ryan’s Incoherence on Trusting Obama’s Immigration Promises
Passing amnesty with the promise of President Obama enforcing the laws is such a maniacal idea that even Paul Ryan, one of the cheerleaders of the plan, admits it’s a challenge. According to the Daily Caller, Ryan told a group of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members that the lack of trust in Obama is a big obstacle: “The challenge with all of this is we | Read More »
The state of the union is divided, troubled and deteriorating
A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll finds that the state of the union is divided, troubled and deteriorating. Those were the top answers given when respondents were asked which one or two words best describe the current state of the nation: Divided – 37 percent Troubled – 23 percent Deteriorating – 21 percent According to Mark Murray, Senior Political Editor for NBC News, the new poll also | Read More »
Hiding Behind Euphemisms and Terms
The response to my thank you note to Greta Van Susteren has been a fascinating study in the comfort people take behind euphemisms and terms.”Outrageous,” “graphic,” “over the top,” and “hyperbolic” have all been used today to describe my thank you. Why? Because instead of using the word “abortion” to describe that which Wendy Davis supports, I actually explained what that procedure is.Good luck trying | Read More »
Why Does John Kasich Keep Lying About Obamacare?
Governor John Kasich keeps misrepresenting what the Obamacare Medicaid expansion is and how it works, because Ohio’s press doesn’t know — or care — to report that Kasich is not telling the truth.
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Blackwater’s Erik Prince and China’s Growing Influence in Africa
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by David Feith to discuss Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, how the firm was destroyed by Washington politics and Prince’s new business venture backed in part by an arm of the Chinese government.
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President Cuts Military Pay & Raises Pay for Union Workers
The President is going to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. This increase will only apply to new workers on government contracts and will happen over time.He is doing it by Executive Order.This will affect other workers whose pay is set through union contracts based on the prevailing wage for federal contracts. It’ll be slow, but it will happen all | Read More »
Leave Us Alone
Tonight, Barack Obama will stand before the Parliament of Whores in Washington, D.C. with Chuckles and the Orange Man behind him and, in more ways than one, say, “Ask now what you can do for your government, but rather ask what your government can do for you.” You know what the government can do for me? Leave me the hell alone. They can’t get us | Read More »
A Very Sincere Thank You to @Gretawire
Greta Van Sustern wishes you to know I’m a creepy jerk. She does not know who I am and thinks no one should listen to me. I appreciate her letting someone she’s never heard of who she thinks should not be listened to live rent free in her head.But I must sincerely thank her.Wendy Davis believes it is perfectly acceptable to crack open a child’s | Read More »
Tech at Night: FBI winning the war on TOR. Bitcoin Foundation vice-chairman arrested.
It’s happening: the feds have arrested Bitcoin Foundation vice-chairman Charlie Shrem for money laundering. The key point seems to be that his service BitInstant was tied to Silk Road.
Good news: Microsoft and Google won and are getting some declassifications of aggregate data on FISA demands for data. Aggregate data from large providers won’t help the bad guys, but it will inform the voters, and that’s all that matters here.
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A nation of criminals
As expected, one of the big themes for President Obama’s State of the Union speech will be “income inequality.” Those of you who were expecting the big “ObamaCare: What Was I Thinking?” speech will have to contain your disappointment. You’ll have plenty to discuss with Linus when you’re camped out in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin to appear next fall. Of course Barack Obama | Read More »
Lonely Feminist Who Hates Motherhood Tries Again
From the diaries… This weekend, people around the internet, including me, pushed back against a post by a blogger named Amy Glass, who wrote that motherhood was an easy and worthless decision that prevents women from being all they can be. Today I find she has responded to the responses, and she just cant help but put her foot in her mouth again. First, she | Read More »
The Farm Bill Boondoggle
Some things will never change in Washington. And this week’s deal on the Farm/Food Stamp bill is a perfect example of Washington’s recalcitrance to conservative reforms. After months of a protracted K Street food fight, the majority of the lobbyists appear to have brought home enough bacon and have settled on a deal. Throughout the week you will find headlines heralding the bipartisan agreement to | Read More »
Heading into Speech, Obama’s Approval Numbers Look Dismal
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Obama’s approval rating, how Obamacare’s rollout has hurt him and what to expect in tomorrow’s State of the Union speech.
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AFSCME in dues freefall after Wisconsin labor union reforms.
Maintain your composure, people. No tears! No tears: The 2011 state law that all but ended collective bargaining for most public workers has hit Wisconsin’s second largest union hard. The Capital Times reports the latest tax documents available show combined income of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees dropped 45% in 2012. That was the first full year of the law, called Act | Read More »