Unable To Sell Unionization On Its Merits, The UAW Turns To Race, Rappers And An Actor For Aid
With the UAW’s own staff having accused UAW bosses of “spending like the Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and after having spent tens of millions of his members’ money, with his retirement looming, time is running out for UAW boss Bob King to unionize a foreign-owned auto plant in the U.S. on his watch. Now, following the spending of up to $8,000 per vote in Chattanooga | Read More »
The US and The UK Burning The Unborn Future To Fuel The Present
So what would we give up to have it all today instead of tomorrow? A question such as that solicits information regarding an individual’s time preference. It is commonly theorized that time preference and concern over the future are inversely proportional. If you value the now, you can quote John Maynard Keynes regarding the long run. At some point concern over the future is no | Read More »
The Price Of Uncertainty
In the aftermath of the brazen dismemberment of Ukraine by Russia, many pundits have evoked the image of the annexation of the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia by Germany in 1938. There is some truth in this though the occupation of the Rhineland and the anschluss with Austria are more appropriate as Crimea is obviously the first step in Putin’s strategy and clearly is not the last | Read More »
McConnell/Reid Supermajority Lives On
Mitch McConnell couldn’t even go a few hours into this week’s Senate session without selling out conservatives and granting Harry Reid a supermajority. He delivered more than half of the GOP conference into the hands of Democrats, enabling them to gain leverage over the GOP-controlled House and pass the IMF deform package [read more here on the IMF package]. We’ve witnessed this dynamic throughout the | Read More »
Gov. John Kasich: Obamacare Medicaid Expansion is Conservative
Ohio Governor John Kasich lied to yet another Fox News host yesterday, spinning the Obamacare Medicaid expansion as a conservative program for the drug-addicted and mentally ill that will not increase federal spending.
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Aborted Babies to Kilowatts: The Triumph of Moloch
Today the Telegraph ran a story titled Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals. In it we find that Britain’s National Health Service, not being content with merely killing its patients has decided that it will be environmentally sensitive in all things. The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation | Read More »
How #Obamacare hurts battered wives.
Short version: Obamacare assumes that married people file jointly. The problem with that? “In May 2012, when the Internal Revenue Service proposed its rules for Americans to get government subsidies for health insurance, officials acknowledged that a legal quirk needed to be fixed: The Affordable Care Act was written in a way that inadvertently denied such help to some people who live apart from spouses | Read More »
Apple Looks to Shake Up Cable TV Business
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a deal between Apple and Comcast that could shake up the TV business, why the “last mile” is key to the deal and the fourth anniversary of Obamacare.
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If You Like Your Coalition
Republicans in 2012 made a pretty bad error denouncing polls they did not believe. Turns out most of the polls the Republicans relied on showing what they hoped — a Romney win — were wrong. The polls they vigorously denounced were right. Democrats, though, made a mistake too that only now is visible. Democrats believed the polls that showed Barack Obama would win. But in | Read More »
Thom Tillis: Fabulist
Thom Tillis is the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He is also a Republican Senate candidate. He is not a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park. That’s what Thom Tillis has claimed. But now he is having to admit it is not true. That’s not all. Tillis has a new ad out. It shows Tillis in his front yard, picking | Read More »
NASA Argues Environmental Sanctimony Isn’t Rocket Science
There is one thing that makes me more angry than dishonest sanctimony. That would be gutless, dishonest sanctimony. After NASA backed a study by Mathematician Safa Montesharrei with all the technological firepower that America’s tax base could buy them, the agency now wants to disown that study’s conclusion. This should not be permitted. If NASA lacks the moral courage to demand Montesharrei’s immediate retraction; they | Read More »
Excuse me, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D), but is that Barack Obama’s dagger in your back?
This was just mean: Former Bay State U.S. Senator Scott Brown is reacting to President Obama’s comments about his potential Senate run in New Hampshire. “I’d be happy to – you know, if Scott Brown wants to move down to Texas, you know, then we could always use some moderate Republicans in other parts of the country…” Or possibly just stupidly incompetent of the President. | Read More »
The Democratic party’s devolution on the values of military service.
Remember how, from 2001 to 2006 or so, the Democrats kept screaming about “chickenhawking?” – Oh, yes, the Left has been re-purposing homophobic slurs for some time: they used that term to attack anybody who supported the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but did not actually serve. It went nowhere, of course: your average anti-war type not only does not understand the concepts of ‘democracy’ | Read More »
Surprise: Obama Administration Does Not Understand US Economy
Yesterday Matt Drudge used Twitter to tweak the White House over Obamacare. Predictably, the White House went on the attack. What they succeeded in doing was making plain for the world to see what most of us already knew. They really have no idea of how the US economy works or how a private business operates. The second lesson was that significant portions of the | Read More »
Cigarette smuggling business booming in NYC. Of course.
There are days when I wish that classes in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century European history were mandatory for government officials – wait, no, I always wish that. There are simply days where my desires are given explicit validation by a new report: “More than half of the cigarettes sold in New York State are smuggled in from other places to avoid the Empire State’s taxes | Read More »