Obama’s AUMF should be DOA
The abject failure of leadership by Barack Obama continues apace. The draft AUMF submitted to Congress is just another example of an administration that is so pathological that it feels like it must lie to stay in practice. For instance, Obama’s own letter to Congress simply lies about the nature of the operation. His letter says: My Administration’s draft AUMF would not authorize long‑term, large-scale | Read More »
Obama’s AUMF is Actually a DUMF
Right now, everyone in the media, led on by anti-war Democrats and the Obama administration itself, is reporting that Obama has sought an authorization for use of military force (AUMF) to fight ISIS. It is being reported as a bold move for the administration and a shift towards a more hawkish approach to foreign policy in general and with respect to ISIS in particular. This | Read More »
Follow the Money: Valentine’s Day
Remember the days after Christmas? It was only a month ago, and yet another holiday season is upon us. Whether it’s from cable news, talk radio, internet pop-up ads or any of the ways you choose to stay plugged in, you really can’t escape knowing all the gift options for your loved one available this Valentine’s Day. As well informed as you might be on | Read More »
The President’s Small World
Last week people around the world were horrified when a gruesome video emerged of ISIS terrorists burning a Jordanian pilot alive in a cage. King Abdullah of Jordan responded to these barbaric acts quickly and decisively, promising and delivering a severe response. Meanwhile back in Washington, President Obama responded in a different way. At the National Prayer Breakfast he took to the podium and self-righteously | Read More »
Atheism and support for homosexual marriage: proven indicators of a violent nature
Somebody has to ask the question. Should atheists and supporters of homosexual marriage be allowed to own a firearm? Does adhering to either of these beliefs indicate a mental deficiency, disorder, or infirmity that rises to the level that in the interest of public safety we should insist that they be disarmed? In light of today’s horrible shootings is Chapel Hill, North Carolina, we need | Read More »
The Disconnect Between President Obama and President Obama on ISIS
President Obama is now asking Congress for authority to declare war on ISIS – the Islamic State – something ISIS declared on America more than two years ago.
Putting aside the debate of whether he actually needs congressional authority to continue to take the fight to this terrorist army or whether what he is requesting being authorized to do is sufficient, there is a vast conflict and contrast emerging within President Obama’s “strategy.”
Read More »
Gov. Bruce Rauner (R, Illinois) is… actually going to go to war with the unions.
If I’m not careful, Bruce Rauner may actually make me slightly less cynical about Illinois politics.
Read More »
Scott Walker Not Done Collecting Skulls for his Throne
After winning two bruising electoral battles in the last 3 years, and making structural changes to Wisconsin’s budget with Act 10, you might be forgiven for thinking that Scott Walker would likely rest on his laurels as he prepares for an anticipated 2016 campaign. You would be wrong. Walker has released his proposed Wisconsin budget for this year and it is loaded with cuts to | Read More »
Jay Cost Talks About His New Book: A Republic No More
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jay Cost to discuss his new book A Republic No More, why much of Washington’s corruption is actually legal and a big picture view of America’s two political parties.
Read More »
Feminist aborts baby boy because patriarchy
So what does a young feminist do when she mysteriously finds herself knocked up and she hates all men, even those she chooses to rut with? And, horror, the baby is a boy.
Obama claims Paris attack was random violence
Shades of Fort Hood being declared “workplace violence” to avoid having to call it what is is, yet another in the unending series of Islamic terror attacks.
First They Shut You Up, Then You Will Be Made to Care
I have to quibble, slightly, with the Washington Free Beacon’s Sonny Bunch. In a piece last week Sonny wrote that he did not think I was quite right with my phrase “you will be made to care.” Instead, he thought it should be “you will be made to shut up.” I would suggest that he stops too soon. Yes, along the way to making people | Read More »
The Rubio Factor
has instructed his staff to proceed as if he will be a candidate for President in 2016. This makes sense as gearing for a presidential run can be easily converted to another senatorial run in 2016. Thus, this writer does not necessarily believe this is a signal that he will run. I do, however, believe that he is looking into the possibility. He recently | Read More »
Obama burns down another US alliance
It is my hope that when a new president is sworn in that we have at least one political or military alliance, other than with Iran, remaining. Right now the smart money would say that we don’t. For decades one of the staunchest allies the United States has in Asia has been Thailand. During the Vietnam War, Thai bases provided platforms to strike at targets | Read More »