Who Else Did They Ask?
Earlier, I responded to an AP tweet that laid the blame of the two dead death-worshiping cultists on the woman who held the event in Dallas. Pamela Geller, to be sure, is very outspoken about militant Islam, as the AP story explained, but the headline and tweet writing for the story was so absurdly biased that we all collectively thought they’d lost their minds. And, | Read More »
Anybody Remember Jamestown?
Back after Mitt Romney’s loss in 2012, I documented the incestuous bleeding within the Republican Party. The Blackrock Group, which tries to always win even when its candidates lose, featured prominently in that. It is a group that has made lots of money off political campaigns in various ways I would not be comfortable with were I a candidate near them. Now comes word that | Read More »
The @AP tries to pin two deaths on Pamela Geller
In the era of BuzzFeed, Mashable, Gawker, and other online media using attention-grabbing headlines to lure in clicks, traditional media has often had to catch up. The Associated Press has taken what they’re good at (biased journalism) and combined it with an attention-grabbing tweet that instantly made many on the right jaw drop so hard they pulled a muscle. Pamela Geller says she has no regrets about | Read More »
Obama is making good on his promise to raise your utility bill
Remember awhile back when it was “revealed” that Obamacare had been deliberately designed by its architect to screw over states that would not want to set up their own insurance exchanges and go along with the top-down, big-government deform that Dear Leader was pushing? Well… as Dear Leader’s EPA moves forward with its carbon plan (call it “cap,” with no “trade”), it’s beginning to look | Read More »
British Parliamentary elections tonight.
The UK is having their Parliamentary elections tonight.
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The Law of Unintended Consequences: SEIU’s #FightFor15 Is Already Killing Jobs
Here’s another lesson in The Law of Unintended Consequences that unions should know all-too-well: Artificially-higher wages can and often does lead to unemployment. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is spending tens of millions of dues dollars on its nearly six-year old plan to unionize the fast-food industry. As it stated in its 2009 blueprint, the SEIU has framed its campaign around a fight for | Read More »
Senator Jon Tester hates teaching standards
Liberal Sen. Jon Tester of Montana , an ex-teacher and payer of dues to his former teacher’s union is colluding with teachers unions to gut standards designed to hold unaccountable teachers unions and their members accountable where teachers fail to deliver. The standards are included in the Senate’s legislation reforming the much-reviled No Child Left Behind Act, which is slowly making its way through Congress’ upper chamber. Conservative critics say Tester’s move | Read More »
May 7, 1954: Dien Bien Phu falls
On this day in 1954, the French garrison at Dein Bien Phu was overrun. It marked the end of the First Indochina War, the partition of Vietnam into communist and non-communist zones, and the beginning of American involvement that led to our own Vietnam War. Like so many really bad plans, the strategy behind Dien Bien Phu was devised by some very smart people and | Read More »
Hillary Clinton is a Bore
As long as Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democrat nominee, we won’t see the same exuberance from crowds that we witnessed when the wide-eyed flocked to see Barack Obama. But Hillary is a female, and, if anything, the Left should love their chance to be on the “right side of history”. After all, they’re the progressive, enlightened ones who keep reminding us it’s 2015 and | Read More »
Obama seeks to deter nuclear Iran with missile defense
Via CNN: President Barack Obama will re-engage with Gulf State allies at a summit next week on a proposal for a common ballistic missile defense system that could act as a deterrent to a potentially nuclear armed Iran, a U.S. official confirms to CNN on Wednesday. … The administration’s proposals for greater defense cooperation with Gulf State allies appear to be aimed at easing concerns | Read More »
Jeb Bush misses a chance
In the aftermath of the Baltimore riot, GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush wrote an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune on his vision for solving the problem. He hit upon the problem, but Bush’s Big Government roots caused him to miss a great opportunity. These events inevitably generate extensive discussion and analysis of how this could come to be in a country as great as | Read More »
Big Solar’s Big Reliance on Government Subsidies
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David Williams to discuss a post-Solydra solar market, which company may be the next big failure and if solar can be affordable without government support.
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No One Wants To Be the Winner of the Iowa Straw Poll
The Iowa GOP decided to move its straw poll to the weekend of the RedState Gathering. We had been working with them to make sure the two would not conflict, but they chose otherwise. Consequently, we have worked on our end to make sure the candidates can get to the Gathering and then to the Iowa Straw Poll. However, in trying to put a bigger | Read More »
Jon Stewart, Afghanistan, and Baltimore
Baltimore Schools Do Receive Funding “If we are spending a trillion dollars to rebuild Afghanistan’s schools, we can’t, you know, put a little taste Baltimore’s way. It’s crazy.” –Jon Stewart, “The Daily Show,” April 28, 2015 So someone activated a microphone near Comedian Jon Stewart and comedy ensued. Sort of a dog bites man story if there ever were one. I’ll | Read More »
Tech at Night: International fights on Patents and Trademarks
The patent fight in Washington just got bigger. You’ve got the push for a ‘comprehensive patent reform’ monstrosity the House, using patent trolls as cover, as favored by the Chinese. You’ve got actual narrow, targeted patent reform legislation. Now The Senate seems to be going with the narrow approach. I’m favor the House approach on demand letters, and Vitter is moving on that. However I | Read More »