Gun Control: Treating The Symptoms
As the nation struggles to understand the attack at the Boston Marathon, the debate over background checks for gun buyers has received more attention from gun control advocates as a result. The left argues that stricter gun control laws might prevent tragedies such as the Boston bombings and the Newtown shooting. The right points out that criminals, including the Boston bombers, do not adhere to | Read More »
That’s Mark Zuckerberg’s Money They’re Wasting at Americans for a Conservative Direction
So this group with the really crappy commercials I just told you about is being funded by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. Alexander Burns at the Politico reports that this group is his. How on earth does a billionaire liberal spend a pile of money to support immigration reform — and that’s what the group is for, conservatism be damned — and get a website and | Read More »
Coffee & Markets Number 800: Does Austerity Work?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the controversy around a leading economic theory about debt and GDP, yesterday’s Twitter inspired flash crash of the markets and we thank our listeners as we reach show number 800.
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ATF nominee B. Todd Jones may have gone after whistle-blowers.
This second term just isn’t going well for Barack Obama, is it? An independent Justice Department watchdog is probing allegations that President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, B. Todd Jones, improperly retaliated against a whistle-blower while working in his current job as a federal prosecutor in Minnesota. [snip] Carolyn N. Lerner, the head of the Office of | Read More »
This is why we need to pass CISPA
We’re at war online. Iran, North Korea, and Russia are the sources of sustained attacks on our government and our economy. They steal from us, they disrupt our operations, and they’re no better than the pirates of old. On the sea, such attacks would eventually mean war, but on the Internet they get a pass.
Individuals do tend to get nabbed after the fact, as they build massive botnets for credit card fraud and Bitcoin mining, but it’s not enough to sit back passively and wait to get attacked before doing anything.
We need to be proactive, and that means putting together all the information we can about attacks past, present, and future. We need to be able to deal with attacks before the spin up fully. We need to pass along warnings before it’s too late. And that means we need legislation to prevent trial lawyers from making a mess of all of this. So that’s why it’s time to pass CISPA.
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And now? We wait.
The State Department comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline closed this week. The question remains: Will President Obama agree with us that the pipeline is in the national interest? Will he finally approve the Keystone XL pipeline? The Keystone XL pipeline is not a political issue. It is not – in spite of the multi-billion dollar investment and thousands of jobs it represents – | Read More »
RedState Will Key Vote Against the Helping Sick Americans Now Act, H.R. 1549
Mind you, we don’t have a scorecard, but we may have to use this vote to start one. The Republicans have decided to intercept the Democrats’ political football and make a touchdown for the Democrats. The Helping Sick Americans Now Act is a great sounding law that lets the GOP contrast themselves with Barack Obama on health care. But let me explain in the simplest | Read More »
HAHAHAHA. Meet Americans for a Conservative Direction, the Latest GOP Scam in Washington
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. breathe. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. No wait . . . hang on . . . HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I’m sorry. I’d like to introduce you to “Americans for a Conservative Direction.” It’s got Haley Barbour as the head of it, whose nephew was on the | Read More »
Marriage as Purposeful Institution
When a baby is born, a mother always is nearby. The question is whether a father will be involved in the life of that child and, if so, for how long. Marriage increases the odds that a man will be committed to both the children that he helps create and to the woman with whom he does so. The recent oral arguments at the Supreme | Read More »
Internet Sales Tax is Interstate Power Grab
The Commerce Clause of the Constitution has been used as a garbage can of left-wing jurisprudence to grant the federal government infinite power over the the citizenry for years. Ironically, the original intent of the Commerce Clause was to serve as a check on state power grabs across state lines, not as a new power for the Feds to wield over the people. Here’s what | Read More »
Obamanomics: Spending $2.5 million per job created, losing half a million on each car sold
More wild and crazy adventures in Barack Obama’s command economy, courtesy of the Washington Examiner: It’s more than a little disheartening when the chief executive officer of one of America’s most storied Fortune 500 corporations is “comfortable” with the fact that his company created a mere 10 jobs with a $25 million grant under President Obama’s economic stimulus program in 2010. The CEO in question is | Read More »
To Start Winning Again
By now everyone knows all about the GOP’s report on the path forward. In a nutshell, we need to embrace serious structural reform, gay marriage, and open borders. The kids these days hate us, the old folks don’t trust us, and we need to do some poll tested, kid approved things to get everyone to like us again. Next month, the RNC will make a | Read More »
Colorado House Pursues Backdoor Expansion of Teachers Union Power
The Colorado legislature has taken up House Bill 1257 (HB 1257), which appears to be an attempt to empower teachers unions in the state. The proposed “Developing Local-level Educator Evaluation Systems” bill states that any school district seeking to provide an employee evaluation system must work with a local teachers union or association to do so. If implemented, HB 1257 would essentially once again inject teachers | Read More »
A Non-Ethics Problem With The Gang Of 8 Bill: It Won’t Work.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Oh Good. We have Comprehensive Immigration Reform being set before the US Senate. It’s the brainchild of a Gang of 8. Perhaps I can be forgiven for wondering if that means this bill will be twice as odious as the intellectual deep thoughts of Mao Tse Tung’s Gang of Four.
Now I understand that this was catty and mean, but I’m just getting really tired of these comprehensive master plans from the desks of our elected mental midgets. Attempting to do everything at once with regards to a difficult, complex issue leads us to the type of legislation where you have to pass it first to find out what’s in it. That, I fear is what will happen with the latest Comprehensive Immigration Reform proposal.
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Rubio: Then and Now
As far as amnesty, that’s where [Charlie Crist] and I disagree. He would have voted for the McCain plan. I think that plan is wrong…if you grant amnesty…you will destroy any chance we will ever have of having a legal immigration system that works here in America. [Marco Rubio, Fox News Sunday debate with Charlie Crist, March 28, 2010] It’s this sort of straight talk | Read More »