Hey, Charlie Brown, Are You Ready for Some Immigration Football?
As the Gang of 8 introduces their proposal, just remember that all of your concerns are unfounded. Unlike previous amnesties, this one will not grow the welfare state; it will not affect wages; it will not change the composition of the country. Most importantly, it will finally ensure that we enforce the laws before people are granted amnesty. NOT! Although the bill keeps being leaked | Read More »
Media “Expert” SIUE Prof: ‘April Is A Month For Right Wing Extremism’
Shameful. Last night KSDK, the local NBC affiliate in St. Louis, gave platform to SIUE professor Dr. Morris Taylor who suggested that Boston is the work of “right win extremism” because April is the month of “Hitler’s birthday and Timothy McVeigh.” The remark comes at around 1:40: Click the image to watch the video Dr. Morris Taylor, a terrorism expert with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville | Read More »
CISPA Shouldn’t Infringe on Freedom of Contract
I’ve long argued CISPA is a good idea, given that online we are at war with hostile foreign powers attacking our government and our commerce. However that doesn’t mean the bill doesn’t have issues that should be addressed in the normal legislative process. In the following post, Berin Szoka of TechFreedom and Ryan Radia of CEI explain why we should add a few words to | Read More »
On Monday night, President Obama pointedly refused to use the word “terrorism” in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, but he got around to deploying it on Tuesday morning. ”Any time bombs are used to target civilians, it is an act of terror,” the President declared. Then why not call it an “act of terror” on Monday night? It was perfectly clear that bombs had | Read More »
Calling The Thing By Its Name
Three hours after yesterday’s Boston Marathon Bombings, President Obama gave a short statement in which he pointedly declined to use the word “terrorism.” Shortly after his appearance, an unnamed White House official issued a written statement “Any event with multiple explosive devices — as this appears to be — is clearly an act of terror, and will be approached as an act of terror.” Defense | Read More »
John Boehner, Mitch McConnell should attend Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.
The President can’t be bothered to go himself, you see. Or – and this is the actually offensive part – send anybody currently from the administration. Whitehall sources have revealed that the US delegation at tomorrow’s service in St Paul’s Cathedral will be led by two Reagan era secretaries of state: James Baker and George Shultz. Though President Obama himself had not been expected to | Read More »
The Popup Presidency
I went to the White House website this morning, whitehouse.gov, looking for a copy of the President’s statement on the Boston Marathon Bombings, and instead found the front page roadblocked by this popup ad: Now, the White House’s website is inevitably – and properly – going to reflect the president’s governing agenda. But it shouldn’t be necessary to explain why the White House deserves an | Read More »
Keystone XL: The Greener Way To Plentiful, Affordable Oil
The folks at FuelingJobs.com have created a petition urging President Obama to approve the project and with it a fantastic infographic which explains the importance of innovation in oil and gas. The information reminded me of when a union laborer family friend of ours who attends our church approached me about the topic. He listens to my program from time to time and recently thanked me for supporting the Keystone | Read More »
Two Perspectives of the Boston Marathon Terror Attack
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by a runner who crossed the finish line just moments before the explosions to discuss her first-hand account of the tragedy. Then terrorism expert Andrew McCarthy will give us his analysis of yesterday’s attack, how federal officials will investigate it and what psychological effect it may have on the American public.
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Prayers and Boston
We do not know who did it. We will have time to be angry at the person or persons who placed bombs in Boston, turned happy memories to tragedy, and took lives all for some cause about which we as of yet know nothing. We can speculate. We can call it terrorism. But for now we really do not know who or why or even | Read More »
The Grotesque Politicization Of The Boston Bombing
The practice of journalism as an objective excercise is dead. It has been for some time, if it ever existed. Not hours after the bombings did these vultures begin spinning: Charles Pierce at Esquire: BOSTON — This is just breaking, but at least two explosions occurred in downtown Boston near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Several people were injured and two have been reported dead. There | Read More »
NJ’s Christie Vetoes Discriminatory Union PLA Bill
The long wait to find out whether New Jersey’s governor Chris Christie would veto a union-backed bill that would to discriminate against union-free construction workers is over.
On Monday, Christie vetoed legislation that was sponsored by State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a union organizer, that would have provided for an expansion of so-called union project labor agreements to include Hurricane Sandy cleanup and reconstruction.
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Terror in Boston
Early reports are often misleading, and there will be time enough for politics when the facts are in. But we know this much, so far: there were multiple explosions around the finish line of today’s Boston Marathon, there are a number of people dead and many horrible injuries, and authorities confirm there were multiple bombs. The Marathon is a huge target – a ton of | Read More »
Director Of MO Department Of Revenue Resigns In Wake Of CCW Scandal
Missouri for the past month has dealt with a massive scandal: the illegal surrender of its full conceal-carry permit list to the federal government based on the bogus premise of an “investigation” which magically disappeared after the list was received. Now the head of one of the departments in the middle of the scandal has resigned: Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that Missouri Department of Revenue | Read More »
Every day is Tax Day
April 15 is upon us: Tax Day, our national day of introspection about the burden of government. It has been said that if elections were held right after Tax Day, we wouldn’t be in this economy-crushing fiscal mess. But is that really true any more? Half of us aren’t paying any taxes on April 15. Many Americans receive a tax refund, which they understandably but | Read More »