The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Michael Rubin to talk about his new book, the Obama administration’s foreign policy and how this diplomatic strategy has impacted the world.
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Why This Fight
I was once an elected Republican. I started the College Republicans at my school. I served as the state chair of the College Republicans in Georgia. I have worked for more than two decades to get Republicans elected. But more and more I cannot tell you what it means to be a Republican other than opposition to Barack Obama. I want to be for something, | Read More »
Time to Defend Marriage and Federalism
With full control of the House but not the Senate or the White House, Republicans lack the ability to enact positive legislation; yet they have the power to stop bad bills. Unfortunately, GOP leaders have made it clear they are willing to pass much of the Obama/Reid agenda because they don’t want confrontation with Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. For conservatives, that pretty much | Read More »
Andy Stanley’s ( @AndyStanley ) Quote is Troubling
Kirsten Powers and I will no more agree on this topic than we do on the merits of calling Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie.” That’s fine. We probably disagree on most issues, though I appreciate her finding common ground with me and so many others on the cause of life for children stitched together by God in their mothers’ wombs. But I am really disappointed in | Read More »
Local Newsman Hilariously/Accurately Mocks Obamacare
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Video: This hilarious report highlights the national absurdity that is Obamacare. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll call your congressman. (We hope.)
LA restaurant imposes explicit 3% #Obamacare surcharge. But wait! There’s more.
It’s hard-nosed to take the 3% Obamacare surcharge imposed upon you and pass it explicitly along to the consumer, as one Los Angeles restaurant is doing. [Video fixed and via @IloiloKano]
The “My inexplicable fisking of a Barack Obama fundraising email” Tuesday Open Thread.
Really, I have no idea why I did this. Open thread. Barack Obama To Me Today at 4:55 PM Hi, Barry! Can I call you ‘Barry?’ – I don’t care: you work for me, not the other way around. Barry it is, then, fellow-citizen. Who will be out of office in less than three years, so don’t get huffy about it. Barry.
SEIU Executives Issue Ultimatum to Milwaukee Employers
Since 2005, the Service Employees International Union has lost 8,385 members in Wisconsin. With SEIU bosses making high-five figure and even six-figure salaries, and Governor Scott Walker’s reforms making it difficult for them to justify their income, they have banded together to issue a sort of ultimatum to Milwaukee County businesses.
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The ObamaCare insurance industry bailout warms up on its launch pad
It’s the bailout none dare speak of, the bailout we’re not even supposed to refer to as a “bailout.” No, no, you’re just fearmongering by using that term! Instead, you must talk about “risk corridors.” A risk corridor is a passageway wide enough to accommodate a few billion dollars of bailout money. If you think of the boulder that almost crushed Indiana Jones at the | Read More »
In Which @BuzzFeedAndrew Demonstrates What’s Wrong With America
Now comes one of the dumbest gotcha pieces I have ever seen, courtesy of Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed. I would customarily paste some of the text here but you would do yourself a favor by actually clicking the link and seeing the huge, screaming type, complete with ridiculous subtitles. The gist of this particular piece of unmitigated nonsense is that Jeff Flake is somehow a | Read More »
American Opportunity Alliance: Come for Social Liberalism. Stay for Wall Street Cronyism.
Pay attention to this story. Put the American Opportunity Alliance on your radar. Conservatives need to be wary and need to follow money from this group to Republican candidates. A group of billionaires and multi-billionaires intent on pushing gay marriage and amnesty has started an effort to pump money into the Republican Party. The Politico report makes clear as well that these guys want to | Read More »
Oregon’s Healthcare Failures and Obamacare’s Electoral Impact
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss Oregon’s many failed healthcare experiments, Obamacare’s impact on the mid-terms and how much the delays will effect Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential race.
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NSF Science Poll: Americans compartmentalize Science
So a headline like “1 in 4 Americans doesn’t know Earth circles sun” is a kind of headline designed to attract a certain crowd. You know the ones I’m talking about: the ones who think they’re just better than you, but at the same time are so insecure about it they’re itching for a debate, after which victory will be claimed regardless of events.
Naturally, a careful study of the poll doesn’t come up with the results the Smug Set is assuming. But to see that requires a curious mind, and not the kind of rigid ideological reflexes that the Smug Set is full of.
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Ken Buck Has Been Fighting the #WarOnWomen For Longer Than You Know. #KenCares
When many people in politics talk about Ken Buck and the War On Women they speak of an imaginary image crafted around a false narrative meant to smear the 2010 Senate Candidate from Colorado. Yesterday the Buck campaigned released a video called Stephanie’s Story which showed Ken as a caring defender of women who have been the victims of violence in the real war on women.
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Ken Paxton for Texas Attorney General
According to Senator Ted Cruz, “Ken Paxton is a tireless conservative warrior.” Paxton is running for Texas Attorney General. As all of us know, we may not live in Texas, but Texas affects us and we all probably secretly or not so secretly want to live there. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott frequently describes his workday as, “I go into the office, I sue the | Read More »