Keep the Web Free of New Taxes and Regulations
Today marks the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. In order to be sure we have something to celebrate on the Web’s 50th birthday, it is essential we keep the Web free from new regulations. On March 12, 1989, British researcher Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed a concept for an “information management” system. The system would use the global network architecture underlying the then-burgeoning Internet | Read More »
A Tin Cup Half Full: Chrysler To Add 1,000 Part-Time Workers, UAW To Collect Full-Time Dues
According to the Detroit Free Press, Chrysler will be adding 1,000 part-time workers to its plant in Toledo, Ohio. As part of the deal hammered out between Chrysler and the United Auto Workers, the part-timers won’t be getting full-time work or even full-time benefits. However, they will be paid $15.78 per hour—the same as entry-level full-time employees. Additionally, it is expected that the part-timers will | Read More »
Rand Paul’s Crimea Flip Flops Disqualify Him For the Presidency
Just as the last refuge of the poltroon is patriotism, the last refuge of the GOP poltroon is comparing oneself with Reagan. We’ve seen this play on in humiliating clarity over the past several days with the behavior of freshman senator and presidential hopeful Rand Paul concerning the Russian anschluss with Crimea. In the Beginning He Was Pacifist Back when the, we must note, popularly | Read More »
Don’t Tread On Bossy
This week, liberals and their media lap dogs have once again revealed a part of their telling agenda: They want to ban the word “bossy”. Yes. The word. Why? Because it’s “offensive.” It holds back the young, up and coming women leaders of the new generation. They believe, and want us to believe, that we cant think for ourselves or raise strong independent young conservative | Read More »
OPEN THREAD: Mitch McConnell – HARDCORE!!
This morning Team Mitch released a campaign video. The video didn’t address the many betrayals committed by the Senate Minority Leader, as detailed by Erick this morning. Instead it attempted to paint McConnell as working hard for America. But what it really did is give off the feeling that I shouldn’t trust this guy to run the carpool for school.
Our own Ben Howe was taken a bit aback by the horribleness of the Team Mitch ad and decided to improve upon it greatly.
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House Oversight Committee: IRS’s Lois Lerner lied to us, you know.
OK, this just sounds like straight-up perjury: [The House Oversight committee report] states that [former IRS overseer Lois] Lerner made false statements to committee staff on various occasions. During a February 2012 briefing, Lerner told committee staff that the criteria for evaluating tax-exempt applications had not changed. According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), however, Lerner directed in June 2011 that the | Read More »
Michigan Woman: died in 2008, found in 2014… and voted in 2010.
Gee, I wonder who she voted for. Voting records in Oakland County show [Pia] Farrenkopf, who has not been positively identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office, is shown as voting in the November 2010 gubernatorial election. Pontiac city records indicate Farrenkopf registered to vote in 2006 and had not voted until 2010, but officials point out that could have been an administrative error and she | Read More »
Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Greg Lukianoff to talk about his book Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, the erosion of free speech rights at our nation’s schools and how the government is exporting these policies from the college campus to the broader public.
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Obama: You could afford insurance if you gave up your cable and phone
In 2009, President Obama famously told a woman that her 100 year old mother who might be refused a pacemaker under Obamacare might need to “simply take pain killers.” This is an attitude common to liberals. They know what’s best and when pushed, they’ll spell it out for you: make whatever accommodations you must but you will comply with what they’ve presented to you as | Read More »
The Overlooked Factor in the FL-13 Victory
Republicans have held the Pinellas County-based 13th congressional district since 1971 when the late Rep. Bill Young was first elected to the House. However, with the death of Young creating an open seat, Democrats sensed an opportunity. Due to the changing demographics, President Obama carried this district by four points in 2012. Alex Sink had a good deal of name recognition left over from her | Read More »
Chad Mathis is the candidate to watch in 6th Congressional District of Alabama
Conservatives should pay close attention to Alabama’s sixth congressional district. The candidate to watch in this race is Dr. Chad Mathis. Alabama’s sixth district is a solid red seat. Rep. Spencer Baucus, who is serving his eleventh term, will retire at the end of this term. So there’s every reason to expect a true Conservative can replace Baucus. Conservatives can’t afford another faux pas, debt raising Republican | Read More »
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Judgment and Leadership
Charlie Crist, now running as a Democrat for Governor of Florida, could be a United States Senator. Trey Grayson, now working for a super PAC to elect Democrats, could be a United States Senator too. Bob Bennett, who joined Democrats to come up with a federal individual mandate, could still be a United States Senator. Arlen Specter, who recently passed away, could have died still | Read More »
Bitcoin’s Strength is also its Weakness
In the Tech at Night series, I’m constantly pointing out that Bitcoin’s greatest problem is that it’s a magnet for the scum of the earth. It turns out that’s not the problem in itself, it’s merely a symptom. The problem with Bitcoin is much simpler than that.
Bitcoin creates slavery, because Bitcoin is anarchy.
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Just in Time for Tax Season, Alternatives to an Online Sales Tax
As state and federal capitals prepare for tax time, policymakers have the opportunity to investigate ways they can avoid adding to the tax burden of consumers who shop online. Tomorrow at 10:00 A.M. ET, the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing titled, “Exploring Alternatives to the Online Sales Tax Issue.” This is an informational hearing featuring presentations from a panel of | Read More »
Dr. Carson’s prescription for gun control
Dr. Ben Carson came in third on the CPAC straw poll for president, making him the not-Paul not-Cruz winner. Not to sound flippant, but that’s a significant position, since the top two spots were pretty much pre-ordained. Run through a mental list of all the folks Dr. Carson beat out for that bronze medal, and you can see why it matters, even if you don’t | Read More »