Scandals, Evidence And The Reverend Al Sharpton
It would appear Al Sharpton has turned over a new fig leaf these days. He now wants people who accuse others of wrongdoing to actually provide evidence. He now worries about the precedents that get set by false accusations. He hypocritically opines below. “The precedent that it would set for them to just bully an Attorney General out of office when there is no evidence | Read More »
Democrats Publicly Endorse Profiling
Just over a year ago Democrats railed against Arizona constituents for passing what Dems viewed to be an immigration law based on profiling. Democrats railed against the airport security profiling. Yet now, they whole-heartedly support it, just so long as it’s the IRS doing it as a punitive measure against their opponents. McDermott blames tea party groups’s treatment on their suggestive clothing, so to speak: BOLO, | Read More »
Mitch McConnell Goes All In for Reid/Schumer Amnesty
[Update: Politico just revised it original story and took out the part about McConnell waiving the right to force a vote. They now say Reid's agreement with McConnell was just that he "won’t oppose bringing the immigration bill to the floor." Whether this is more shoddy reporting from McConnell or a change in heart by the minority leader is yet to be determined. The Hill | Read More »
Liberals Pressure Obama Admin to Muzzle Wisconsin Talk Radio
A liberal activist and her group are continuing their efforts to silence talk radio in Wisconsin. Upset that the state’s two largest AM stations, WTMJ and WISN in Milwaukee, have show hosts with right-of-center political leanings, the group Media Action Center filed complaints last year asking the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the stations and force them to give more air time to Democrats and | Read More »
Artist Accuses Pentagon of Censoring Christians
The artist whose inspirational painting was removed from an Air Force dining hall because it violated military standards is accusing the Pentagon of censoring Christian art. “On its face, this seems like nothing short of a clear anti-Christian agenda,” said Grant DiCianni, president of Tapestry Productions. His father, Ron, painted the artwork. “It appears that the Air Force and the Pentagon have undertaken a dangerous war to | Read More »
Fresh Faces and Better Branding Can Attract Young Voters to the GOP
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Kristen Soltis Anderson to discuss a new report on young voters, how the GOP failed to court them in 2012 and what changes need to be made to get their vote.
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Josh Barro Admits He’s Not a Conservative. Gives Froggie Hope.
Jonathan Chait did a hagiography piece on Josh Barro. The title called Josh Barro “the Loneliest Republican.” The rest of the article made it clear, though, that Barro is a “conservative reformer.””The 28-year-old Bloomberg View columnist is—or, arguably, was—the most precocious of a coterie of conservative reformists,” Chait wrote. He continued, The debate had cut to the heart of what separates Barro from most of | Read More »
Democrats to try 2010 Obamacare strategy in 2014.
Well, it’s not like they have many options left at this point: Scarred by years of Republican attacks over Obamacare, with more in store next year, Democrats have settled on an unlikely strategy for the 2014 midterms: Bring it on. Party strategists believe that embracing the polarizing law — especially its more popular elements — is smarter politics than fleeing from it in the House | Read More »
Operation Over Reach Around
The shameless shills for the Democrats. That would be the media of course. Consider just the latest example. On Friday, the Democratic National Committee released this memo claiming the Republicans had spent the month of May “overreaching” on the IRS investigation. By Monday morning, the Washington press corps rallied. Greg Sargent at the Washington Post declared, “It’s very clear that GOP scandal overreach is now | Read More »
Tech at Night: American wireless is the best in the world. Rand Paul is getting busy.
Markets work, folks. Americans have way more invested in our wireless than the rest of the world.. As a result, our wireless is the best in the world. This is why the broadband story is never completely told by the pro-regulatory faction: they need to “hide the decline” of socialized wireless.
Also, it’s beginning to look like Rand Paul is running for President (shocker, I know). Despite prominent wealthy California Democrats are, you now, Democrats, the Senator is trying to get support there. I suppose he’s trying to replace his father’s fringe base with left-libertarians. So he even talked to Wired and is cozying up to Silicon Valley industry. Will it translate to votes? Certainly not in the primary and I’m skeptical in the general. But if it works for him, it could be big.
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On Conservative Reformers
There is a lot of back and forth chatter going on right now in the DC-NYC corridor about conservative reform. This is problematic because the people talking about reform are in Washington and New York, the two places least likely to lead any version of conservative reform.One example of why is Josh Barro.Josh Barro is a late twenty-something gay male who hates conservatives, champions Obamacare, | Read More »
Art Halvorson for Congress in Pennsylvania’s Ninth District
Earlier this year, I made a promise to the Red State community to leave no stone unturned in pursuit of committed conservative alternatives to the statists that saturate the ranks of the Republican Party. Well, through the Madison Project PAC, and on behalf of former Congressman Jim Ryun, I’m ready to announce the first endorsement of the cycle. We’re committed to replacing Bill Shuster with | Read More »
Anti-Muslim Speech and Consequences
The threat by US Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Bill Killian, to punish “anti-Muslim” sentiments expressed on social media are not the actions of a “rogue” US Attorney anymore than 90 “rogue” IRS employees targeted conservatives. Theirs are the actions of an out of control and abusive regulatory state operating with the encouragement of the Administration
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You win or you die
HBO has been adapting a popular series of fantasy novels generally referred to as “A Game of Thrones,” although that’s technically only the title of the first volume; author George R.R. Martin names the entire series “A Song of Ice and Fire.” The show has been an enormous hit for HBO, evidently drawing a large number of viewers who didn’t read the original books. Last | Read More »
Why Ted Cruz is right and John McCain is wrong
Senator John McCain and the mainstream media, are attacking Senator Ted Cruz (and Senators Lee, Paul, and Rubio) for objecting to going to conference on the budget resolution. Cruz’s objection is simple: he wants a public promise from the Democrats that they won’t use what is called “reconciliation” to raise the debt ceiling. Reconciliation is a special procedure that requires only 50 votes, not 60, to | Read More »