Obama decides Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki has to go
As Iraq looks to be on the cusp of dissolution, the administration has decided that the man most responsible after Barack Obama, Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki needs to spend more time with his family. From the Wall Street Journal article U.S. Signals Iraq’s Maliki Should Go: The Obama administration is signaling that it wants a new government in Iraq without Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, convinced | Read More »
Jody Hice for Congress
Mike Collins and Jody Hice are running in the tenth congressional district in Georgia. The tenth district covers an area to the southeast of Atlanta and northeast of Macon. I spoke this past weekend at a fundraiser for Jody Hice. I am supporting Jody and, luckily, the largest part of population in his district lies within my listening audience’s reach in Atlanta. I am happy | Read More »
Andrew Malcolm on Journalism Before and After Watergate
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Malcolm to discuss his experience in the news business before and after Watergate, why that story attracted a new set of reporters and how technology has changed journalism.
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The top 9 most crazy things Hickenlooper said in under 10 minutes
“Well, my staffer said so . . .” Did she hold his hand and force him to sign the bill too? Maybe after a few rounds of the classic game “stop hitting yourself”?
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Protecting the Precious
On the Saturday night massacre of October 20, 1973, US Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned because President Nixon had ordered them to fire Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox who was after audio recordings made in the White House. To this day the men are lionized by the left and the media, but I repeat myself. The job of firing | Read More »
Members of Congress Should Support Marlin Stutzman
The leadership shake up in the wake of Eric Cantor’s defeat is maddening. Raul Labrador looks to be more of a protest vote than a serious challenge. In the whip spot to replace McCarthy there are three candidates: Scalise, Peter Roskam, and Marlin Stutzman. Roskam is pretty terrible. He has a 52% on Heritage’s scorecard. He’s not trusted by conservatives. And he is terrible on | Read More »
Tech at Night: How government picks winners and losers in broadcasting
Conservatives often talk about how government picks winners and losers, but sometimes it’s important to discuss just how that is done. It’s easy to see in cases like Solyndra where government picks winners, but sometimes it’s harder to see when government is making one industry win at the expense of another.
Laws related to technology are full of examples like that, and tonight I’m going to illustrate two important ways government makes broadcasters winners at the expense of cable companies and content producers.
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Bob Corker: Another Reason to Not Support David Perdue
David Perdue, running for the Senate in Georgia, wants to be one of those guys who reaches across the aisle to get things done. He wants to transcend partisan the way all the CEOs who get into politics claim they want to do. David Perdue also likes Bob Corker. In fact, several times Perdue has mentioned has admiration of Bob Corker. Corker is one of | Read More »
Under ObamaCare Scheme, Union Bosses Win While Workers And Taxpayers Lose
Back in 2009, when union bosses and their Democrat minions in Congress rushed through passage of the so-called Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), it was ‘d*mn the consequences! We need to pass ‘healthcare for all NOW!’ However, while union bosses claimed a victory, their members are now learning the hard lesson that their union bosses’ actions have consequences—intended and unintended. Worse, while workers are suffering | Read More »
Scott Walker, Voter ID and The Virulent Racial Toxicity of The New Republic
There really are times when life imitates The New Republic. These are rarely pleasant or laudable times; but it does happen. A recent play in Brazil’s opening World Cup match vs. Croatia reminded me a lot of a recent article by Alec McGillis in TNR. I’ll describe each and you’ll immediately see the resemblance. In the soccer game that pitted Brazil vs. Croatia, Brazilian Forward | Read More »
Jindal Smartly Follows The Winds On Common Core
Today, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal followed through on previous public statements about his increasing dissatisfaction with the state’s implementation of the controversial Common Core standards and announced his desire to pull out of Partnership of Assessments for College and Career Readiness (PARCC) testing – a key feature of the educational “reform” program.
The immediate dividends of Cantor’s defeat
Over at Talking Points Memo, their “senior congressional reporter,” a guy named Sahil Kapur, bemoans Eric Cantor’s loss. This has to be taken with a grain of salt as Kapur was one of the “journalists” who criticized Matt Drudge for reporting he’d paid Obamacare taxes. For the sake of argument, we’ll assume that Kapur knows more about Congress than he does about economics or tax | Read More »
From @BobbyJindal: “We won’t let the federal government take over Louisiana’s education standards.”
The words are a lot different from the governor’s speech at the RedState Gathering from last year, but things do change in politics. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has defied his state Legislature and state Superintendent of Education John White by issuing executive orders today to withdraw from the Common Core state standards and a federally funded Common Core testing group. Jindal also instructed the state | Read More »
Bobby Jindal pulls Louisiana out of Common Core
In a presser now underway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has announced that Louisiana is withdrawing from Common Core. Jindal was one of the first governors to sign onto Common Core but has since soured on the concept. Hopefully, more governors will follow Jindal and withdraw. Common Core, whatever its alleged virtues, is focused on training compliant workers not engaged citizens.