Rotten at the Core
A lot of establishment campaign hands and consultants have been somewhat smug of late about their belief that they have beaten back the TEA Party challenge. So far this primary season, they lost a battle for an open seat in Nebraska (although they promptly pretended to have been in favor of Ben Sasse all along) and suffered a stunning defeat when Eric Cantor lost, but | Read More »
Abuses Too Far
Yesterday, Barack Obama lost his twelfth unanimous decision before the United States Supreme Court. His own Justices on the Court ruled against him. What is most striking is that Barack Obama is a former law professor. What is more striking is that his Attorney General, who is more invested in protecting the precious than upholding the law, did not try to protect his precious from | Read More »
The Uncivil Servants of The EPA
The USEPA has become a challenging place to sniff around for the truth. It appears they’ve steadily declined in both conduct and decorum over the last decade or so of being an inbred and completely unrestrained arrogant bureaucracy. Agency professional conduct was deemed contumacious back in 2003. It then degenerated to being pornographic. We now can conclude that it has become positively emunctory in nature. | Read More »
Export Import Bank stumbles toward a final exit
Yesterday the Export Import Bank had a bad day at the hearing chaired by Congressman Jeb Hensarling: The future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank was thrown further into doubt on Wednesday after an influential conservative lawmaker labeled the bank an example of corporate cronyism that benefits multi-nationals at the expense of taxpayers and smaller companies. Tea Party Republicans, led by Texas Representative Jeb Hensarling, have | Read More »
Unanimous Supreme Court Strikes Down “Extreme” Law Aimed at Silencing Pro-Life Speech
Today, a unanimous Supreme Court struck down a pro-abortion Massachusetts law which made it illegal for anyone to speak on the public sidewalks – otherwise known as exercising the First Amendment – within 35 feet of abortion clinics, calling the measure an “extreme step” in silencing free speech.
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Congressional leaders: Comprehensive immigration reform is dead
If true, it is certainly good news. Congressional leaders of both parties are telling the Washington Post that comprehensive immigration reform is dead for the foreseeable future: The two-year attempt to push immigration reform through Congress is effectively dead and unlikely to be revived until after President Obama leaves office, numerous lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the issue said this week. The slow | Read More »
8 Headlines That Lie About Gov. Scott Walker and Secret Probe
Late Thursday morning, an attorney for special prosecutor Francis Schmitz, who is leading a once-secret probe into conservative groups in Wisconsin, released a bombshell statement on behalf of his boss. When documents related to the probe became public last week, state and national media outlets tripped over themselves to explain how they implicated Gov. Scott Walker and showed him to be at the center of | Read More »
Waiting For The Wave: The 2014 Senate Map
The polling tells us that the bulk of 2014’s contested Senate races are basically dogfights. So why are so many Republicans optimistic? Because it’s still June, and some of the elements of the dynamics of 2014 may not be fully baked into the polling yet. How good a year this is for the GOP will depend on those factors. If you look at the chart | Read More »
SCotUS: Free speech win in McCullen v. Coakley.
SCotUS ruled in McCullen v. Coakley that free speech trumps the intolerance of the pro-abortion movement.
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The Watercooler ~ Innocence
Some losses are more stunning than others. Indeed, we were only allowed a few short weeks to rejoice at the sound of Eric Cantor’s demise when a loss equally as stunning rattles our sense of security and hope. For me, time is temporarily suspended and I am left speechless and unable to fully comprehend what it all means. I defer to others more experienced than | Read More »
Noel Canning Decision Exposes President Obama’s Insane Belief in his Own Primacy
Without getting into the weeds of the Supreme Court’s unanimous opinion striking down President Obama’s “recess” appointments to the NLRB, I think it important to point out exactly what it is Obama’s reckless actions have wrought, and what they expose about his own opinions of himself. No reasonable person could have thought that Obama’s interpretation of the Recess Appointments Clause was correct. I, along with | Read More »
Rep. Gutierrez (D) to Obama: Ignore Congress for Immigration Reform
It is well-known that President Obama has no issue with using executive orders to get his way when Congress won’t do his bidding. Earlier this year, he famously said that he had “a pen and a phone” for when action in the legislative branch stalls or dies altogether. Unsurprisingly, there are members of his own party in Congress who would love for Obama to disregard their | Read More »
BREAKING: A Good Day For The Rule of Law
It is not the job of the court system to tell us what is right, or just; to make policy for us or govern our lives. But it is the job of the court system to police the basic rules of the road that keep our various elected officials, administrative agencies and lower courts from exceeding the powers the People, in the Constitution and laws, | Read More »
Ken Cuccinelli: NRSC is Creating a “Poisonous” Environment
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Ken Cuccinelli to discuss his new role seeking to elect a more conservative US Senate, the poisonous environment created by the NRSC and his opinion on the Supreme Court’s EPA ruling.
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Barack, the Insult Comic President
No President is perfect. I accept it as a fact of human nature that every President will make mistakes. And I further accept that all Presidents will pursue policies that a substantial part of the country disagrees with, and I operate under the assumption that when Democrat Presidents are in office, more often than not I’m going to disagree with their policy (and probably personnel) | Read More »