Meghan McCain is a Spoiled Harpy
One of the unfortunate things that happens when a government agency comes under some well-justified scrutiny for legitimate screw ups is that people with a completely unjustified axe to grind tend to pile on and their infantile complaints tend to get taken as seriously as the legitimate ones. And so it is with the Secret Service, which has come under well-deserved fire in the last | Read More »
Trey Gowdy: a force to be reckoned with
Until recently I’d never paid much attention to SC Congressman Trey Gowdy. He first popped on my radar when he was appointed to head the investigation into Benghazi, my concern was that the fix was in and a go-along-get-along apparatchik had been appointed to bury it so as to not discomfit Hillary Clinton as she, Hamlet-like, mulls a run for the White House. I was | Read More »
Raw Numbers Show a Different September Jobs Picture
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the September jobs report, why the raw numbers are much different than the headlines and Pimco’s turmoil.
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Battle of Mogadishu. October 3-4, 1993
Operation GOTHIC SERPENT. Blackhawk Down. The Battle of Mogadishu. They’re all the same. An attempt to turn around a deteriorating state of affairs, to the extent that anyone could really tell that Third World pest hole was deteriorating, in Somalia during Operation PROVIDE COMFORT, the CNN generated military operation/humanitarian relief campaign we found ourself embroiled in during the latter days of the GHW Bush administration. | Read More »
Jerry Moran’s Morons
Jerry Moran, Republican Senator of Kansas, has managed to assemble the human equivalent of Mitt Romney’s Project ORCA. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is, for all intents and purposes, a beached whale waiting to explode and hurl its detritus all over America. I just did not think Moran and his team at the NRSC could be more stupid than they have already proven themselves. But, | Read More »
Quote of the Day, ‘Election 2014: Suck It Up And Walk It Off’ edition.
The 2014 election is not sexy. It’s merely important, in terms of what it can prevent.
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Lesbian sues over artificial insemination misadventure
I’ve written a couple of times on surrogacy, the process by which a person is hired to be carry a child on behalf of another party, and the ways it degrades the relationship between parent and child, essentially turning the child into a commodity that can be rejected if it is imperfect (here | here). The opposite side of surrogacy is artificial insemination where either | Read More »
Rise of the ineptocracy
I made a living for many years teaching small business owners and their employees how to use a powerful and intricate computer program. “You must think we’re stupid,” they would occasionally say with a rueful chuckle, after making mistakes. Often the person making such a self-deprecating comment had recently one of those behind-the-scenes websites filled with anecdotes from computer-support techs about their goofy clients. (As | Read More »
IRS Cover-Up: IG Report Exposes IRS Lying to American Public
A new Inspector General (IG) report general report exposes yet more abuse and cover-up at the IRS.
In response to a report (from the same IG’s office) detailing the IRS targeting scandal, the American public demanded to know the truth. The American people sent in numerous FOIA requests, and the IRS concealed pertinent information at least 336 times.
If that’s not a cover-up I don’t know what is.
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Mother declines cancer treatment to save baby
Over the past few weeks we’ve posted on the efforts of the pro-abort movement to portray abortion, even in late term, as a difficult, yet noble, act worthy of praise but at the very least an act immune from criticism. Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is one of the most prominent people to take this stance, using the late term abortion of her daughter, who | Read More »
Principles for American Renewal
As we approach Election Day, it’s important for voters to understand not just that Republicans oppose the policies of President Obama and the Democrat Party, but also to know what unifying goals Republicans share and what policies we support. That’s why today I’m unveiling the Principles for American Renewal, eleven core principles that unite Republicans across the country and up and down the ballot. I | Read More »
The Rather-ization of Neil DeGrasse Tyson
A couple of days ago we looked at the exploits of serial fabulist and pop-science impressario Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Sean Davis, writing at The Federalist, took the time to dig into the various anecdotes Tyson lards his lectures with which are designed to make him look smart and those he doesn’t like look dumb. Of particular interest was a quote that he attributed to President | Read More »
Mark Udall is an Abortion Extremist
Perhaps the most popular Democrat political gambit for the last 25 years has been to accuse every Republican of being an extremist on abortion. Democrats have had some measure of success at this since the media basically shares their views on abortion, by and large. Even the rare media person who tilts center-right overall tends to be pro-choice. Strong pro-lifers in the media are virtually | Read More »
Government, Hospital Fumble Handling of Ebola Spread in Dallas
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Elizabeth Blackney to discuss the spread of Ebola from West Africa to here in the U.S., how officials in the government and at the Dallas hospital have mishandled this case and if a nightmare scenario of a mutated airborne strain could become reality.
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