Leading From Behind: Lessons from Gaza
First, this posting is about American policy, not an apology or condemnation of Israel. For the optimists among us, the best path would seem to be the deal nearly brokered between Bill Clinton, Yasser Arafat, and Ehud Barack in late 2000 - Gaza and most of the West Bank to the Palestinians, a divided Jerusalem, and a greatly reduced ”right of return” for Palestinian refugees. That was a | Read More »
Breaking: President Barack Obama doing presser on Iraq situation.
On now. Sounds like we’re going to do some sort of humanitarian intervention on behalf of Iraqi Yazidis. Including, apparently, airstrikes. I fully endorse this statement, by the way. Don't expect me to complain one iota about Obama authorizing airstrikes on ISIS. About damn time, IMO. He's welcome to bomb them even more. — Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) August 8, 2014 This will not end with | Read More »
Breaking: Sen. John Walsh (D, Montana) cuts and runs.
Should have done it a week ago, frankly. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., announced Thursday that he is dropping out of the Senate race after it became clear that he could not overcome the fallout from a plagiarism scandal. “The 2007 research paper from my time at the U.S. Army War College has become a distraction from the debate you expect and deserve,” Walsh said in | Read More »
Guadalcanal. August 7, 1942
On August 7, 1942, US Marines landed at Lunga Point on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomons group. Their immediate objective was the seizure of a partially completed airfield, later finished by the US military and renamed Henderson Field in honor of USMC Major Lofton Henderson who was killed during the Battle of Midway. Along with landings on Tulagi and Florida Islands, the campaign | Read More »
#MailGate: West Virginia Ethics Commission Says House Democrats Broke Rules
Five months after Democrat members of the West Virginia House of Delegates suddenly sent thousands of mailings just prior to the primary, the state Ethics Commission says those lawmakers were in the wrong.
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Obama administration quietly doing back-channel evisceration of Obamacare’s individual mandate tax.
Point (July 2013): President Obama on Tuesday threatened to veto a pair of Republican bills in the House which would delay the employer and individual mandates for one year in the Obama health reform laws, as GOP leaders pressed Democrats to break ranks with the White House on the issue. Another Point (March, 2014): The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would veto a | Read More »
Ann Coulter is great, but I’d rather be like Kent Brantly
Ann Coulter, and all of American Christianity, should not condemn or chide Dr. Kent Brantly, we should praise and support him. It’s men like him, servants, of whom the world is not worthy, who move God’s heart.
I have nothing against Ann Coulter. I’ve never met her, but I’ve been a fan and read her books. But I’d rather be like Kent Brantly. God bless him, and I believe He already has.
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Governor Jindal tries to stop Common Core
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) are locked in a legal duel over the future of Common Core. Jindal, rightfully, opposes it. The BESE, seeing themselves as the actual government of Louisiana and intoxicated by the vague scent of federal cash, is pushing ahead. Rather than waiting for the case to perk its way through the courts | Read More »
Are You Ready for Some Football?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Zerkle to get a preview of the NFL season, discuss Jon Bon Jovi’s bid for the Buffalo Bills, and why the next expansion team might be in London.
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Shadow Parties and Zombie ACORN
It’s hard to believe now, but Democrats once had a lock on all power in the state of Texas. From Reconstruction to the 1980s, Republicans might be competitive at the presidential level, but other than picking off a statewide election here or there, had virtually no power. Texas was a one-party state. Texas flipped to Republican control in a slow-motion sweep during the 1980s through | Read More »
Mississippi GOP refuses to hear McDaniel challenge
In a decision that surprised absolutely no one, the Mississippi Republican Party refused to hear State Senator Chris McDaniel’s challenge to the outcome of the June 24 runoff. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise either that the Mississippi GOP pleaded organizational incompetence as the reason for not hearing the challenge. In a letter to McDaniel’s attorney, Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said the Tea | Read More »
Lobbyist for AT&T and Sony Corp Helps Pick Steve Scalise’s Staff
As more and more Americans wise up to the fact that Wall Street values and Main Street values are not necessarily the same, the House Republican leadership’s new team is firmly planting its flag with big business against individuals and Main Street. Steve Scalise has let a lobbyist for major corporations play a role in hiring staff, according to the Politico. Scalise is now the | Read More »
The Democrats’ 2014 problem in one sentence.
I think a person may be forgiven if he or she thinks that a ‘policy’ that plans to “expand education opportunities, empower women in the workplace and promote domestic job creation” is actually a code phrase for “we’re just going through the motions.”
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