Sen. Jeff Merkley (D, Oregon): soft on Iran, for apparently most of my life.
I appreciate the Oregonian nervously reporting* about the Washington Free Beacons’s chronicling of Senator Jeff Merkley’s knee-jerk tendency to apologize for a regime that hangs homosexuals and adulterers: I might not have gotten to it for a while otherwise. Anyway, it’s depressing how unsurprising this report is: The senator who fronted a campaign against new sanctions on Iran earlier this year has since 1979 been | Read More »
ObamaCare is a success, if you just ignore everything wrong with it
Everyone would like their work to be judged solely on its merits, without a single mention of its flaws. Politicians make this desire into an art form. ObamaCare turns it into an outright psychosis. How else to explain a beaming President Obama taking a victory lap over supposedly reaching 7 million enrollments with a miraculous last-minute surge? No one takes that number seriously, not even | Read More »
[MAP] States Update Laws, Protect Electronic Data from Government
*Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron* In January, we wrote how police agencies in 33 states are using different methods to obtain private citizens’ cellphone location information in massive quantities. Recall that: The main problem is that there are few restrictions or reporting requirements on government efforts to obtain access to cell phone and electronic data. In most states, law enforcement agencies can obtain cell | Read More »
#NotAJoke: Nanny State Wants To Send Fat People Text Messages
*Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron* The Obama administration plans to send text messages to fat people and offer online weigh-ins to help the country’s obese population get down to what a cartel of career academics considers to be a healthy weight. April Fool! No, wait. This is real. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee–the folks responsible for bringing you the food pyramid–is in the midst | Read More »
ObamaCare: Cruel April Fools Joke
Yesterday, was the deadline – March 31, 2014 – the last day to submit an application for ObamaCare. Yet HealthCare.gov had another “glitch.” On the last day to apply for ObamaCare, the ObamaCare website couldn’t accept new applications.
It’s a derisively cruel April Fools joke.
But that’s what ObamaCare is, a self-perpetuating, seemingly endless April Fools joke.
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Ken Cuccinelli: More Sacrifices to Come in Fight for Religious Liberty
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ken Cuccinelli to discuss the Hobby Lobby case before SCOTUS, religious liberty and lessons from his 2013 race for Virginia governor.
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The “Cowardly” Senate Leaders Employ Another Budget Gimmick
Here is exhibit A of why we don’t trust current Senate leadership to do the right thing if they were to win back the majority; they refuse to block new spending when in the minority. Last week, House leadership decided to pass the “doc fix” bill (H.R. 4302) by voice vote. This bill reimburses healthcare providers for the scheduled 24 percent cut in payments for | Read More »
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Tech at Night: NSA reform not likely to pass. Supreme Court takes on software patents.
This is one of those nights. I did some work looking into just how foolish the idea of state-run Internet is, and now I’m out of time to do this, sorry to say. Quick links time!
The Senate is taking up STELA. Let’s hope the Democrats now don’t inject something into this virtually must-pass legislation, after House Republicans were kind enough to hold back.
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Satan, Witchcraft, Role Play, and Challengers
You may read this and believe it to be an April Fool’s Day joke. Sadly, it is not. And sadly, I must give a slight NSFW warning. Congressman Ted Yoho is one of the congressmen the Chamber of Commerce and Establishment have problems with. He was one of the congressmen who would not vote for John Boehner as Speaker. He has been one of those | Read More »
Vladimir Putin and The Return of The Czars
Andrej Illiaronov, Putin’s economic adviser between 2000 and 2005 and now senior member of the Cato Institute think tank, said that “parts of Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic States and Finland are states where Putin claims to have ownership. Putin’s view is that he protects what belongs to him and his predecessors,” International Business Times So Czar Vladimir has started chopping off pieces of the | Read More »
MAILBAG: I shall contact the Attorney General
Every day we get hundreds of emails to our contact address, many of these emails are generally supportive, but occasionally there are complaints. When the complaint come, it is my job to assess the complaint and take appropriate action to resolve the same. Today, I received two emails which asked me to unsubscribe two individuals from our Morning Briefing mailing list. I have attached the | Read More »
Oooh, those scary Koch Brothers and their AFP minions!
The Left has always had everything it needed for a successful populist movement, except for actual people.
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Obama Releases Criminal Aliens, Most Republicans Yawn
What happens when Republicans fuel the fire of Obama’s open borders agenda? He takes the prerogative to release dangerous illegal aliens onto our streets with no threat of political reprisal. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials last year released 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions, undercutting Democratic claims that President Obama has strictly enforced immigration laws. An internal Department of Homeland Security document compiling statistics | Read More »
Has the Modern Stock Market Left Behind the Little Guy?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the IRS ruling on Bitcoin, high frequency trading and if the little guy has been left behind on Wall Street.
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The Left’s Ever-Expanding, All-Encompassing Net Neutrality
Network Neutrality is socialism for the Internet – it guarantees everyone equal amounts of nothing. We’ll let college professor and avowed Marxist (please pardon the redundancy) Robert McChesney identify Net Neutrality’s objective: “(T)he ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.” How very Hugo Chavez of them. If you want to | Read More »
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