The NRSC is Full of Horse Manure
Mike Huckabee is out comparing the tea party to nazis and Chuck Schumer wants the government to drive the tea party from business.Never fear! The National Republican Senatorial Committee is on the case. Here’s their morning email, bit by bit: Good morning folks,The wheels are starting to come off… on the verge of losing power in Washington, Democrats are losing it. At the Center for | Read More »
Missing the lessons of the NC unemployment “experiment.”
Let me get some housekeeping out of the way first. I wrote an article last year when the cutting of unemployment benefits was first proposed which made some on the left angry. Most that were upset with my take (that generally speaking, it would be good for the economy to cut it) missed the entire point which, in fact, was not an economic argument as | Read More »
DCCC’s Erin Bilbray (D CAND, Nevada-03 PRI) likes some pretty nasty, racist stuff.
I have a problem. You see, there’s this candidate over in Nevada called Erin Bilbray. She wants to run against Joe Heck in the general, and she’s being groomed by the DCCC to do just that; they consider her to be a top-tier candidate. That’s not the problem, given that she’s already on her second campaign manager and the woman seems to think that you | Read More »
Wendy Davis From Fairy Tale Land
In 1904 J.M. Barrie introduced us to Wendy Darling who went with Peter Pan to Neverland. Now, in 2014, Democrats have conjured up Wendy Davis from Fairy Tale Land. They have made her, a Texas state legislator, their choice for Governor of Texas. Wendy Davis filibustered pro-life legislation in Texas while wearing pink sneakers. The press chose to fixate on her “barbie like” looks and | Read More »
25 Missouri Union Bosses Who Hate Workplace Freedom
Opposition to making Missouri the 25th workplace freedom state is driven by union bosses, who currently have the power to take mandatory dues from Missourians in unionized workplaces.
Forced unionism helps union bosses build front groups like “We Are Missouri” to broadcast their talking points. It also helps them buy political allies to fight reforms like the Freedom to Work Act proposed in the Missouri House.
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Does Cutting Unemployment Benefits Help or Hurt the Job Market?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the coming debt ceiling battle, if the routine nature of these raises will continue and how changing unemployment benefits in North Carolina impacted their unemployment rate.
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Mike Huckabee Might Want to Rethink That Allusion to Nazis
Former Governor Mike Huckabee is getting beaten up unfairly for a statement he made while speaking to the Republican National Committee. He accurately described how the Democrats portray women as helpless and in need of government. He went to reference “Uncle Sugar.” The statement related to something else that happened at the event and has been taken out of context. What seems to not have | Read More »
Terri Lynn Land (R) outraised Gary Peters (D) in 4Q 2013 (Michigan Senate).
It’s stuff like this that is making Democrats ever-so-apprehensive about the open seat race there: Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) raised $1 million in the last three months of 2013 according to numbers provided to The Hill, continuing his steady fundraising pace but falling behind the $1.66 million his Senate opponent pocketed in the same time frame. Peters has consistently posted $1 million quarters since he | Read More »
New Gallup numbers pour cold water all over one of the Democrats’ remaining defenses of ObamaCare
According to Gallup, which has been measuring the percentage of uninsured Americans monthly since 2008, the current rate of uninsured Americans is stuck at 16.1%. A quick look at the trends will show you that percentage is almost the same as what it was when President Obama took office in January 2009, and nearly identical to the rate of uninsured in March 2010, when the Democrats jammed | Read More »
The Vile Voice of Wendy Davis’ Supporters Ridiculing a Paraplegic
Wendy Davis cannot run from Battleground Texas now. The Fort Worth office of Battleground Texas and Wendy Davis’s Fort Worth campaign office are common ground with each other. They share resources. Wendy Davis, last week, claimed she out raised Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott by including fundraising totals from Battleground Texas in her numbers. She and Battleground Texas are the same. And that is according | Read More »
Milwaukee School Defines Community
Last month I detailed my experience at Hope Christian High School in Milwaukee, courtesy of The Franklin Center’s School Choice Conference. Hope was the most impressive high school I’ve ever seen, but it wasn’t the only school I had the privilege of visiting while in Milwaukee. Boarding our yellow school bus again, we traveled to Bruce-Guadalupe Community School. As children played on the playground outside, | Read More »
Fifth Circuit Hearing Novel Challenge to Obamacare
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Andy Schlafly to discuss a novel challenge to Obamacare, its progress through the courts and if legal challenges can continue to chip away at the unpopular law.
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March For Life 2014: Video Report From The Foundry
Heritage’s The Foundry blog sent Steve Weyrich and Jackie Anderson to the annual March For Life in Washington, DC yesterday. The video report has some great footage of the march and some really excellent interviews. A truly fascinating and inspiring look at the people who braved the snow and cold to speak for life on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. You can read RedState’s | Read More »
Matt Bevin is running for the United States Senate in Kentucky. The businessman and father of nine is committed to the pro-life cause. Several of his children were adopted. In 2003, he lost a daughter in a car wreck. The Southern Theological Seminary’s Bevin Center for Missions Moblization is named for Matt Bevin’s daughter. Matt Bevin is a good man. Right now he is being | Read More »
Tech at Night: Reading Amazon’s shipping patent. Netflix admits the Net Neutie scare stories aren’t true.
Why is Amazon winning? It’s not Sales Tax. It’s because Amazon is doing everything they can to combine their great selection with getting your purchases to you as fast as possible. That patent going around for predictive shipping is being reported so terribly. People keep focusing on getting something at your house you didn’t order. That’s not the real point of the patent. Figures 4A-4C of Patent No. 8,615,473 B2 demonstrate the real goal. They want to get items that are likely to be ordered into the networks of their package carriers, down to the local hub or first three digits of ZIP code, then slap on the address of a specific person who did order it, and get the item to the person insanely fast.
I know I’ve harped on this a lot, but it really is a shame that people in favor of sales tax changes have made this all about sticking it to Amazon, because there are legitimate tax reasons to favor taxing interstate purchases. Preserving sales tax revenue that used to be there means not having to raise or implement income taxes in order to get the same revenue per capita.
By the way, Healthcare.gov is horribly, horribly insecure.
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