Will Republicans Reassert the Rule of Law?
In June 2011, Obama announced that he would suspend our immigration laws and grant administrative amnesty to those who qualify for the DREAM Act – a bill that never passed Congress. This was just one of the many egregious steps taken by the administration to subvert the rule of law and threaten our sovereignty. Yet, unlike with the IRS scandal, Republicans were largely silent. Obama | Read More »
Ben Bernanke and the Elite
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss efforts to destroy and rebuild NYC’s Penn Station and Madison Square Garden and Ben Bernanke’s recent speech at Princeton.
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Frank Lautenberg has passed.
He apparently has passed “due to complications from viral pneumonia.” He was 89 years old, and the last remaining World War II veteran in the Senate. Our condolences to his family and loved ones. RT @seanagnew: RIP, Technician Fifth Grade, Frank Lautenberg. 3185th Signal Service Battalion — Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 3, 2013 Moe Lane (crosspost)
WANTED: Disruptive Candidates
This year will be the 5th RedState Gathering. We will meet the first weekend in August in New Orleans, LA. Five years ago we introduced the nation to Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, Nikki Haley, Michael Williams, Ken Cuccinelli, Karen Handel, and more.In 2010, we worked hard for Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ken Buck, and others.This year I am struggling to find good, disruptive | Read More »
The Annual Birthday Request
Today is my 38th birthday. Every year I put up a post like this. Short of filling in behind the golden EIB microphone or getting one of those Ralph Lauren Writer’s Chairs with accompanying ottoman, there isn’t much I want. But people ask and here’s what you can do if you want to make an impact to better the country today.Give to one or more | Read More »
Three Storm Chasers Among Victims of OKC Tornado
I don’t understand storm chasers. At least The Flying Wallendas have the laws of physics on their side. Storm chasers must tell themselves they’re Saving Lives. No. That’s why God invented Doppler Radar.
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White House: Will no Democrat ask us to fire this meddlesome AG?
This is what we in the business call a hint . Over the course of four and a half years, no other member of President Obama’s cabinet has been at the center of so many polarizing episodes or the target of so much criticism. While the White House publicly backed Mr. Holder as he tried to smooth over the latest uproar amid new speculation about | Read More »
Helpful reminder: Communism kills, capitalism saves.
Remember, in the 20th century: One man’s individual drive and industry saved about a billion people*; The impersonal forces of market-based capitalism redeemed about one billion people; And international Communism? …Well, at least we kept them from killing more than one hundred million people. Sorry to repeat the point, but it never hurts to remind folks that there was a right side, and a wrong | Read More »
The Victory Lap
It has been a fun and interesting week.It started with gay rights activists enraged over me saying I wasn’t worried the scouts letting in gay scouts would make my son gay. Rather, I was worried about my son living in a world that doesn’t think homosexual practice is a sin.It ended with me making all sorts of people mad for defending the traditional family structure.From | Read More »
Air Force Removes “Inspirational” Painting
An inspirational painting that referenced a Bible verse has been removed from a dining hall at Mountain Home Air Force Base after an anti-religion group filed a complaint. The painting featured a medieval crusader and referenced Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” The Military Religious Freedom Foundation called the painting “repugnant” and an “overt display of Christian | Read More »
The paranoid style of Obama politics
Eyebrows have been raised by the announcement that US Attorney Bill Killian, in the company of FBI Special Agent in Charge Kenneth Moore, will soon address a Muslim council in Tennessee about “how civil rights can be violated by those who post inflammatory documents targeted at Muslims on social media.” “This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of | Read More »
Mitt Romney: don’t waste your time. Just give *me* $50 million to work with.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you. I only read this: Romney Planning to Rejoin National Dialogue Months After Election Loss, He Will Host Event in Utah for 200 Friends and Campaign Supporters …the rest is behind a paywall. Still: you want to rejoin the National Dialogue, Mr. Romney? This is how you do it: you give me fifty million dollars and then you tell | Read More »
The Improving Science of Anthropogenic Global Warming
A brief history of recent climate science puts this outstanding effort in its proper context. From about 1850 to nearly 2000 our planet appeared to be growing significantly warmer over time. There were fluctuations, but a trend was identified (and some would say artificially amplified) suggesting that our climate was warming at a dangerous rate. We have recently enjoyed a fortuitous leveling in what was previously a significantly alarming increase in the Earth’s Median Daily Temperature. From about 1998 to the present, the Earth’s temperatures have either stabilized or moderately decreased. The current controversial theories regarding human impact on the terrestrial climate failed to explain this departure from forecast. But rather than holding a polka dance to celebrate our likely salvation from climate-induced immolation, proponents of AGW engaged in an odious practice of “Hiding the Decline.” But why hide the decline when you can scientifically account for it instead?
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A Note on Bridging the Gap Between Conservative Theory and Practice
This post arose out of some thoughts I had after seeing Erick’s “Go Big or Go Home” post. If you haven’t read it yet, please do. Barry Goldwater’s The Conscience of a Conservative holds the distinction of being one of the few books I keep within easy reach of me in my apartment (the Bible being another one). Reading over Erick’s post reminded me of another part | Read More »
Eurozone Unemployment Reaches Record High
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Europe’s skyrocketing unemployment figures, the “Better Life Index” and the Fed’s tapering policy.
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