Behind the Scenes in Mordor
I do not know who Fredrik deBoer is, but this piece is fascinating. He expands upon Jon Chait’s lament over political correctness. I do have to say the funniest piece in response to Chait was some idiot at Vox who denied political correctness even exists. The whole thing is a snapshot into Mordor. Take this for example: I have seen, with my own two eyes, | Read More »
The Costanza Economy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a New York political scandal, Seinfeld, and why liberals should look to George Costanza for inspiration.
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Corruption Kills – The Devil At Duke University
And they haven’t learned since… When I criticize the Post-modern American University as an institution, I often find myself drawn to write up some detestable maleficence taking place on the campus of Duke University. This isn’t the fault entirely of Duke Students or their alums. It’s just that the people running this institution have become so bad and so corrupted in | Read More »
Hostility to Tradition
In the nineties, the Clinton Administration formed a bipartisan coalition to pass the federal “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” or “RFRA.” Nineteen states followed suit. The legislation came in response to a Supreme Court decision that had seen an American Indian suffer legally for having used a drug during a well established American Indian religious ceremony. RFRA’s framework was common sense. “Under RFRA the government may | Read More »
The Ninnies of America
I would note that the blizzard of New England quieted for a time the criticisms of “American Sniper,” the movie about Chris Kyle. It didn’t affect the box office take, but all the ninnies who want to whine about the movie were shut in and shut up. And they are ninnies. War is hell. It is a gruesome affair. And there are bad guys and | Read More »
Think that the Democrats will retake the House in ’16? Fine. Name the seats.
While you are going to hear a good deal about how the Democrats plan to message, and take advantage of their gerrymandered states, and framing, and almost everything else – one thing that’s going to be not talked about much will be which seats are going to flip.
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White House: Taliban are not terrorists
I suppose that if Daniel Patrick Moynihan was right and we can define deviancy down, there is really no good reason why terrorism can’t be defined down, too. Via ABC’s Jon Karl: They act like terrorists, they regularly kill civilians like terrorists, but the White House does not consider the Afghan Taliban to be a terrorist group. “They do carry out tactics that are akin | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: The 114th Congress vs. Obama
Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! Tonight, RedState’s own Caleb Howe joins Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, Neal Dewing of The Federalist and F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon to discuss the early weeks of the 114th Congress and the pushback from Obama. Join the guys live via Google Hangout by clicking | Read More »
Senate support for Iran sanctions are gathering steam
Yesterday I posted a story covering an impending and large scale Democrat defection from the administration over its mismanagement of the nuclear negotiations with Iran. In that story, it looked like there were about 63 votes to override any Obama veto of a more aggressive sanctions bill by the Congress. Today it became obvious how fast support was slipping away from the administration: A Senate | Read More »
Scott Walker, Presumptive 2016 Favorite
Forget what the polls say. Polls this far out are notoriously worthless in predicting Presidential nominees. Right now Scott Walker is sitting in the catbird’s seat for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination. Virtually everyone who is contemplating running for President in 2016 or who has ever contemplated running for President in their life went to Iowa last weekend but unless you were a regular reader | Read More »
NBC Reporter Says American Sniper Chris Kyle Was A Racist On ‘Killing Sprees’ In Middle East
Keep in mind that this is MSNBC, but the reporter, Ayman Mohyeldin, is supposedly a straight news correspondent – the foreign affairs correspondent mind you – for NBC News. A lot of stories about when he was back home in Texas. A lot of his own personal opinions about what he was doing in Iraq, how he viewed Iraqis, what some people described as his | Read More »
School Choice Week: America’s teachers have better options than the NEA or AFT
In case you missed it, this week is National School Choice Week. While this post is slightly off the topic of school choice, as most know, many of America’s teachers think they have no choice when it comes to unions–when, in fact, they do. Unaware that they have alternatives like the Association of American Educators to purchase liability insurance, many teachers across the nation become | Read More »
Josh Zerkle Talks Super Bowl XLIX
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Zerkle to discuss the Super Bowl, Deflategate, and look at the key match-ups for Sunday’s big game.
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Obama’s hard-nosed negotiating style bears fruit
There was a lot of concern among conservatives earlier when Obama announced his major breakthrough in relations with Cuba. Many felt that Obama gave away the store, that he gave Raul Castro a lot and received precious little in return. President Obama will move as soon as next month to defang the 54-year-old American trade embargo against Cuba, administration officials said Thursday, using broad executive | Read More »
Gov. Walker Is An Adult Running For President
A Grown-up Runs For The GOP Nomination A lot of Republicans would like to be President in 2016. I’m one of them on some days. The intelligent question that needs to be asked is whether these individuals are up to the job. I’ve seen the pretenders and sell-outs bruited around by the sycophantic lick-spittles of the MSM and can think only | Read More »