Tech at Night: We have a right to lock our data, even if it inconveniences government
A long running theme of Tech at Night is that people don’t care about privacy, and we know this by their actions. That’s why the NSA critics are all wrong. Abolishing the NSA would leave everyone still vulnerable to spying, and just eliminate the agency that exists to counter the other guys. It’s up to us to protect our own privacy. Therefore, government actions contrary | Read More »
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Primed for a Showdown with Unions
Up in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker has shown it’s possible to take on unions, including government unions, and live to tell the tale, and in large part because of his courage, he is now being considered as a Presidential candidate. It looks like his neighboring governor to the south, Bruce Rauner of Illinois, wants to follow in his footsteps. Rauner is one of the many Republican | Read More »
In their house at R’lyeh, billionaire Kochs wait spending
After word came out that Koch-affiliated groups plan to spend thirteen gazillion dollars in the 2016 election, several media outlets cried foul. Ron Fournier had a piece concerning the evils of dark money: Now we have the worst of all worlds: Gobs of money showered over Democratic and Republican candidates with precious little transparency. The 2016 presidential campaign will give rise to the next grim | Read More »
Know Who’s Pleased by Syriza’s Success in Greece? Vladimir Putin.
The success of Greece’s Coalition of the Radical Left, also known as Syriza, in the country’s parliamentary elections this past weekend is creating headaches for the European Union, but there’s at least one person in Europe who’s pleased with this development: Vladimir Putin. Russia’s Moscow Times minces no words with their headline “Greek Election Wins Putin a Friend in Europe”. The article is full of | Read More »
Follow the Money: Center for American Progress
The last time you filled up your cart at Walmart or checked your balance with your account at Bank of America you were likely making a decision based on the cost benefits and convenience of doing business. You probably weren’t thinking, “I’m supporting the ‘official Hillary Clinton think tank’ today,” but you were. These companies are just two of many that you’ll likely recognize which | Read More »
Finally Someone on the Left Gets It: It’s Not “Violent Extremism,” It’s Radical Islam
Finally, someone on the Left gets it.
You won’t hear me say that often, but when someone is right, they’re right.
Iraq War veteran and current Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2) didn’t mince words in explaining how she feels about the Obama Administration’s insistence that we only refer to terrorists as “violent extremists” and not radical Islamists.
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Joni Ernst and bread bags: both are, in fact, as American as apple pie.
So. When Joni Ernst gave the official Republican response to the State of the Union address, she included a homely detail from her childhood: in the wintertime, she and all the other kids would have bread bags placed over their shoes in order to protect them from the weather. …And why am I bringing that pretty much commonplace, throwaway line? Well, I’ll let Peggy Noonan | Read More »
Just in Case You Did not Know, You Were Lied to About Executive Amnesty
So back at the end of 2014, a lot of people pooh poohed the idea that the fight over executive amnesty would have to happen then or not at all. Many so-called “reasonable Republicans” insisted that this was the wrong time to hold the GOP’s feet to the fire. “Wait until next year,” they said. “Wait until the GOP actually has control of both chambers. | Read More »
Jed Babbin on Israel, Iran and Our Relationship with Saudi Arabia
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jed Babbin to discuss Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, Obama’s negotiations with Iran, and our relationship with Saudi Arabia.
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Obama facing Democrat revolt over coddling Iran
The Obama foreign policy legacy will be a litany of blunders and missed opportunities but the salient achievement will be overseeing the development of an Iranian nuclear bomb through a strategy that seems calculated to ensure exactly that outcome (RedState coverage of issue). During the last session of Congress, Senators Mark Kirk and Robert (I swear, officer, that Dominican hooker looked at least twelve) Menendez introduced | Read More »
The Common Core and the 2016 Republican Candidates
We asked the Republicans who met at the Iowa Freedom Summit what they thought about Common Core. Let’s just say the conservatives running are not exactly fans of Common Core. Hear them in their own words:
Gov. Scott Walker (R, Wisconsin) and the Washington Post’s institutional bias.
You’ve no doubt already heard that Scott Walker is, yea, indeed, running for President – with a hundred ‘Throne of Skulls’ jokes already blossoming on Twitter* – but I don’t want to hit that. I want to hit a problem that I have with the Washington Post’s reporting on the subject. This passage, in particular: [Scott Walker's] decision to take on public employee unions in | Read More »
Democrats suffer butthurt over Benghazi committee
It is difficult not to feel sorry for a mildly-addled and useless time-server like Elijah Cummings. He was named “stuckee” by the Democrat caucus and serves as the senior Democrat on the special committee Trey Gowdy chairs investigating Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s malfeasance and misfeasance in the Benghazi tragedy. Given the facts in the case this would be a thankless task in the best of times. These are | Read More »
Erin May is a Hero Fighting Common Core. More Mothers Will Hopefully Follow.
Erin May is the mother of two boys in the Lafayette Parish School System. She may also be on the verge of launching a revolution to take education back from the bureaucrats. Mrs. May’s sons are required this year to take the PARCC exam in Louisiana. PARCC is the Common Core exam in Louisiana. The exam will not be used to help her children improve | Read More »
Unions Exploit Obamacare to Grow in Size & Power
Across the country, unions are reeling. Union membership is at historic lows. Federally, card check legislation has now been dead for years. In Wisconsin, Scott Walker took on public sector unions and won. Michigan has put right-to-work laws on the books. Even in blue states (New Jersey, Illinois, California) some steps have been taken to try to rein in out-of-control unions. But Obamacare and increased numbers | Read More »