Michigan Woman: died in 2008, found in 2014… and voted in 2010.
Gee, I wonder who she voted for. Voting records in Oakland County show [Pia] Farrenkopf, who has not been positively identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office, is shown as voting in the November 2010 gubernatorial election. Pontiac city records indicate Farrenkopf registered to vote in 2006 and had not voted until 2010, but officials point out that could have been an administrative error and she | Read More »
Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Greg Lukianoff to talk about his book Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, the erosion of free speech rights at our nation’s schools and how the government is exporting these policies from the college campus to the broader public.
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Obama: You could afford insurance if you gave up your cable and phone
In 2009, President Obama famously told a woman that her 100 year old mother who might be refused a pacemaker under Obamacare might need to “simply take pain killers.” This is an attitude common to liberals. They know what’s best and when pushed, they’ll spell it out for you: make whatever accommodations you must but you will comply with what they’ve presented to you as | Read More »
The Overlooked Factor in the FL-13 Victory
Republicans have held the Pinellas County-based 13th congressional district since 1971 when the late Rep. Bill Young was first elected to the House. However, with the death of Young creating an open seat, Democrats sensed an opportunity. Due to the changing demographics, President Obama carried this district by four points in 2012. Alex Sink had a good deal of name recognition left over from her | Read More »
Chad Mathis is the candidate to watch in 6th Congressional District of Alabama
Conservatives should pay close attention to Alabama’s sixth congressional district. The candidate to watch in this race is Dr. Chad Mathis. Alabama’s sixth district is a solid red seat. Rep. Spencer Baucus, who is serving his eleventh term, will retire at the end of this term. So there’s every reason to expect a true Conservative can replace Baucus. Conservatives can’t afford another faux pas, debt raising Republican | Read More »
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Judgment and Leadership
Charlie Crist, now running as a Democrat for Governor of Florida, could be a United States Senator. Trey Grayson, now working for a super PAC to elect Democrats, could be a United States Senator too. Bob Bennett, who joined Democrats to come up with a federal individual mandate, could still be a United States Senator. Arlen Specter, who recently passed away, could have died still | Read More »
Bitcoin’s Strength is also its Weakness
In the Tech at Night series, I’m constantly pointing out that Bitcoin’s greatest problem is that it’s a magnet for the scum of the earth. It turns out that’s not the problem in itself, it’s merely a symptom. The problem with Bitcoin is much simpler than that.
Bitcoin creates slavery, because Bitcoin is anarchy.
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Just in Time for Tax Season, Alternatives to an Online Sales Tax
As state and federal capitals prepare for tax time, policymakers have the opportunity to investigate ways they can avoid adding to the tax burden of consumers who shop online. Tomorrow at 10:00 A.M. ET, the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing titled, “Exploring Alternatives to the Online Sales Tax Issue.” This is an informational hearing featuring presentations from a panel of | Read More »
Dr. Carson’s prescription for gun control
Dr. Ben Carson came in third on the CPAC straw poll for president, making him the not-Paul not-Cruz winner. Not to sound flippant, but that’s a significant position, since the top two spots were pretty much pre-ordained. Run through a mental list of all the folks Dr. Carson beat out for that bronze medal, and you can see why it matters, even if you don’t | Read More »
Why Does Progress Texas Photoshop Paraplegics?
Does Progress Texas have something against paraplegics? Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for Governor of Texas, is wheelchair bound. But in this attack against him from Progress Texas they’ve photoshopped him standing up. Why? Notice also that they paired him in the attack with a shorter hispanic woman instead of even trying to pit him against Wendy Davis. In fact, Progress Texas, which presumably supports | Read More »
Boehner’s Bootlickers Continued: The Flipper
This is a continuation of our series highlighting members who hail from red districts, yet represent the priorities of House Speaker John Boehner and leadership instead of conservatives. Part 1 can be viewed here and part 2 here. Like most new candidates during the 2010 election cycle, this member ran on a Tea Party platform. He kicked off his campaign in August 2009 promising it | Read More »
Ted Cruz: Government has to Stop Saddling our Children with Debt
In case you missed it, Senator Ted Cruz held a Bloggers’ Briefing last Wednesday at CPAC 2014. RedState Editor Caleb Howe was privileged to attend this wearing his hat as a writer for the site The Right Scoop. While there, he captured this gem of a response from Cruz to a question about what the government, including the Senator himself, can do for America’s children. | Read More »
CPAC’s Stars and the 2016 Race for the White House
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Kristina Ribali to discuss last week’s CPAC conference in DC, Rick Perry’s fiery speech to the crowd and why there needs to be a solid GOP answer to Obamacare.
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Feds say DC Mayor Vincent Gray (D) knew of illegal campaign contributions.
Well, well, well. A major Democratic donor pleaded guilty on Monday to funneling millions of dollars in illegal campaign donations to federal and local politicians, including an unnamed 2008 presidential candidate believed to be Hillary Clinton. District of Columbia businessman Jeffrey Thompson, who federal prosecutors say financed a “shadow campaign” for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in 2010, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate campaign finance | Read More »
“Drunks,” “Bullies,” “Traitors,” “Fringe,” and Other Things Mitch McConnell Has Called Conservatives
Mitch McConnell is doing his best to walk back his comments about conservatives. He told the New York Times he intended to “crush them everywhere.” Now he says he was only talking about the Jim DeMint founded Senate Conservatives Fund and its candidates — candidates like Ben Sasse supported by Paul Ryan, Mike Lee, Club for Growth, RedState, National Review, and others. Actually, Mitch McConnell | Read More »