The Tea Party’s Racism
The New York Times has a story about the challenges to Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%. It again makes the point that Republican Leaders intend to push hard against conservatives once Boehner’s spot as Speaker is secure. But there is more to it. The Times brings back up the Scalise issue. It adds extra liberal hyperbole that even I, as someone who | Read More »
Eric Cantor gives advice to the new Congress
Eric Cantor, former House Majority Leader, has some interesting thoughts on the next Congress. Some are good but most indicate how we dodged the bullet when he lost his primary.
2015 Could Be an Historical Inflection Point
Stop The Left And You Won’t There have been certain years in US History where something finally just had to give. 1861, 1929, and 1968 all come immediately to mind. In each scenario, a major societal institution* reached a point where it provided obviously diminished marginal returns if not outright economic failure. This forced Americans to do something we have always | Read More »
Dear Freshman Republicans
Congratulations on your election. You all come from different backgrounds with different views and even differing ideologies and priorities. But collectively you now are called upon to decide important issues. For those of you in the House, many of you campaigned saying you would vote against Speaker Boehner. You are now trying to talk your way out of it claiming you tried behind closed doors | Read More »
Jim Jordan on the Verge of a Horatius Moment
Horatius stood at the Pons Sublicius as an invading army tried to conquer Rome. According to Babbington’s poem, Horatius famously asked “Who will stand on either hand and guard this bridge with me?” Horatius saved Rome. Congressman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) 96% finds himself in a similar moment. The Politico reports that privately Boehner’s aides and the Republican Leadership intend to use | Read More »
Image via Shutterstock.com Happy New Year! Are you ready to represent life in 2015? As a movement, we are starting out the year in a strong position: The majority of Americans do not support abortion on demand, we’ve put a pro-life majority in Congress, and more pro-life laws were put in to place in 2011 – 2013 than in the entire previous | Read More »
Bill Clinton, sex slaves, and the 2016 campaign
The 2016 campaign is getting into full swing and there are two things that are certain. The first is that Hillary Clinton is trying to clear the decks for a coronation. In 2008, Clinton proved she had a glass jaw. Her strategy for 2016 seems to be to try to take a page out of the Planned Parenthood playbook and kill her opponents in utero | Read More »
Harvard bitten by the Obamacare monster that it helped spawn.
Hope that you don’t have an allergy to schadenfreude, because this is the pure stuff: ” For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar.” Turns out that adding | Read More »
Army disciplines chaplain for mentioning God
I served quite a while in the Army as an infantry officer. Generally I look back on my career with deep feelings of affection for the institution that rescued me from life chopping tobacco or working in a furniture mill, but I will concede that the Army is prone to institutional stupidity. When I commanded a rifle company the Army was all hot on its | Read More »
In Defense of Mike Huckabee (sort of)
With the news that Mike Huckabee has started an exploratory PAC for an anticipated 2016 run, the DC consultant machine has gone from zero to full contempt mode pretty much instantaneously. As I’ve watched all this unfold across the blogosphere and twitter all weekend, I could not help but think that 90% of the contempt that Huckabee generates is borne of not-very-veiled bigotry against the | Read More »
Is Your Job Future Proof?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Sony Pictures hack attack, what society looks like in a robot economy and if your job is future proof.
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The Reverend, the Racists and the Dane-geld
He’ll Always Encourage You to Tithe! And that is called paying the Dane-geld; But we’ve proved it again and again, That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld, You never get rid of the Dane. Rudyard Kipling If you looked up an Organizational Chart of Sony Pictures, you would see Amy Pascal listed as a Co-Chair. What that chart would | Read More »
Conservatives in the House Have Only a Veto Power
Conservatives in the House of Representatives are considering blocking Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% from becoming Speaker of the House of Representatives. They need 29 conservatives to stand shoulder to shoulder to make that happen. There are allegedly 25 of 29 ready to do it. Of course, last time they had the votes to block the Speaker and they all caved at | Read More »
The Insanity of the GOP: Doing the Same Thing Over and Over
New polling of Republican shows what everyone knows. The overwhelming majority of Republican voters want a new Speaker. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% is not trusted by most Republicans. In 2006, the American public threw Republicans out of power decisively. They had no use for the Republican leadership. Two years later, the public elected Barack Obama in a further repudiation of the | Read More »
Voting Present is a Vote for Pelosi
Some new members of the House of Representatives have pledged not to vote for Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%. Instead of casting their vote for someone, they claim they will vote “present.” They need to understand that doing so is a vote for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 16%. Under House rules, a Speaker is elected based on an absolute | Read More »