Seven Questions About Matt Bevin’s Win In Kentucky
It looks, at this writing, as if Matt Bevin has won the Kentucky Governor’s race, a race he was trailing in the polls all the way to the end (Ace of Spades Decision Desk HQ called the race a while ago, and now the AP has as well). Bevin’s upset win raises seven questions worth pondering as we survey the political landscape: 1. How bad | Read More »
Matt Bevin Wins KY Governor’s Race– Open Thread
Via Politico Republican Matt Bevin has won the Kentucky governor’s race, according to The Associated Press, defeating Democrat Jack Conway. Bevin, a self-funding businessman who unsuccessfully challenged Senate Majority Leader in a primary last year, overcame a funding disadvantage and Kentucky’s Democratic lean in state races to become only the second Republican to win a gubernatorial election since the early 1970s. Take some time to | Read More »
Obama Resumes Practicing For A Career As An Internet Troll
So now Barack Obama, the man who has made Jimmy Carter look like a combination of Machiavelli, Metternich, and Napoleon, is weighing in on the GOP dissatisfaction with the CNBC debates. President Barack Obama tore into Republican presidential candidates Monday night at a Democratic fundraising event in New York, saying their complaints about CNBC’s debate moderation aren’t an encouraging preview for their governing abilities. “Have | Read More »
2015 Elections: It’s Not for President or Congress, So Why Vote?
Another election day is upon us, but for many the question lingers: Why vote?
No, the President isn’t on the ballot, neither are the members of the U.S. House or Senate. Yet, regardless of the election (and there are numerous local offices on the ballot), it’s our responsibility to vote – especially as Christians.
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The Election of Erdogan Makes the Fight Against ISIS More Difficult
The most significant development in the fight against ISIS over the last week went largely unreported on by the American media. While the media dutifully reported on the summit which served no purpose except to provide another reason for everyone to laugh at John Kerry, relatively little attention was paid to a far more serious development, the surprise win for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sunday’s | Read More »
GOP Candidates Demand Debate Changes
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Harsanyi to discuss the GOP presidential candidate demands for debate reforms, and why the quality of the questions is so important. Then two from the Coffee and Markets Vault, one on 3-D printing and one on scamming federal housing assistance.
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New York Times Panics As Media Monopoly Slips Away
In the aftermath of the smoking mountain of #FAIL that was the CNBC-hosted GOP debate, the candidates have taken the lead in deciding what the rules should be for future debates. I’m agnostic on what the rules should be and so long as the candidates can agree on them I’m fine with it. The New York Times, however, gets all screechy-voice-wetty-pants at the idea. In | Read More »
Under Obama Espionage Becomes a Misdemeanor
Two years ago, a Chinese national named Bo Jiang was allowed access to NASA facilities as part of a special program. One of the conditions of that access was supposed to be that he was not allowed access to classified or non-export information or technology. As it turned out, he was allowed free rein to everything. In fact, they allowed him to make copy of | Read More »
Trump support drops 22.5 percent in two weeks
The new National Tracking poll conducted by Morning Consult finds Donald Trump’s level of support has dropped nine points or 22.5 percent in the last two weeks. Morning Consult’s poll released on October 20, 2015 found Trump’s support at 40 percent. The poll released today finds Trump’s support down to 31 percent. Even though Trumps level of support has dropped significantly for two consecutive weeks, he still leads the Republican | Read More »
There’s One Mideast Actor who can Stop Putin, and it Isn’t the United States
The bizarre and as-yet-unexplained crash of Metrojet Flight 9268 has highlighted a possible gaping hole in much of the American commentary about Russia’s war-by-proxy with American in Syria. American commentators are understandably focused on how President Obama will react to Putin’s every move in Syria, but it seems fairly obvious that Putin is (justifiably) completely unconcerned about Obama, who he is treating as basically a | Read More »
Sally Kohn’s 10,000 dead/injured children lie
Last week, noxious leftwing gasbag, Sally Kohn, authored a “opinion” piece for CNN titled: We regulate toys, so why not guns? I put “opinion” in scare quotes because opinion implies there is a factual basis underlying an opinion, otherwise the technical term is “fantasy.” In Kohn’s world, firearms are not regulated. This will come as a huge surprise to anyone who has bought one, tried to | Read More »
Mike O’Rielly looks for less government, even when it’s unpopular
Everyone who travels regularly knows the pain of trying to get good Internet in a hotel or event. Hotel wireless is an overpriced hassle that filters connections and throttles speeds. But with near-ubiquitous LTE these days, just using your own connection seems like the way to go. Hotels who liked selling that overpriced hassle decided to start blocking those connections, and FCC responded with fines. | Read More »
The New York Times Attacks Religion and Avoids Even Writing the Word “Islam”
“It is a good thing Christians do not blow themselves up to kill others or the New York Times would be in a world of hurt. ” According to Michael Corkery and Jessica Silver-Greenberg, there is a growing movement in the United States to use religious arbitration to make holy scripture binding on legal proceedings. The case they use to build sympathy for their claim | Read More »
Do We Have to Take Rachel Dolezal Back?
I mean it. Are we, as a race, under any sort of obligation to allow Rachel Dolezal back in now that she’s admitted she actually is white, but just identifies as black? “You’re not black,” host Jeannie Mai said to Dolezal, who is white. “You weren’t born black, so when you say you are black, it makes it hard for people to understand where you’re | Read More »