DPS: A Case Study for School Choice
To understand the mess that is Detroit’s public schools (DPS), one must begin in 1994. Facing aging schools in desperate need of repair, voters approved a $1.5 billion bond to fix the long-neglected problem. Unfortunately, the city proposed the bond before they made a plan of action and, once approved, the money sat unused for years; ultimately costing the city more money. Meanwhile parents, fed up | Read More »
No, the Racist Mississippi Primary Ads Weren’t Just a Cabal of Elderly Democrat Women
Nearly everyone with any interest in the Mississippi GOP Senate Primary and Runoff has seen or heard the racist radio ads, mailers which portrayed Sen. Thad Cochran’s primary opponent, Chris McDaniel as the second coming of Byron De La Beckwith. Unfortunately for Team Thad, those ads were traced back to the circle of influencers who helped drag him across the finish line with votes which | Read More »
IRS Agrees to Target and Monitor Churches, Because Angry Atheists Demanded It?
If the Obama Administration’s IRS targeting of conservative groups wasn’t bizarre and draconian enough, the IRS is now planning to target, and far worse, monitor, churches.
The new IRS targeting program has been instituted at the behest of the angry atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).
Read More »
Vox Plays Heads-I-Win, Tails-You-Lose with Immigration
Over at Vox, Ezra Klein has set forth some… interesting theories of how Presidential authority works in the face of Congressional inaction: Douthat may, depending on the details of the policy, be right that Obama intends to push presidential authority beyond where it should properly go. But he skips too lightly over the role congressional dysfunction plays in empowering the executive branch. “Incompetence and gridlock are significant problems, | Read More »
President Carter: Recognize Terror Group Hamas’s “Legitimacy as a Political Actor”
Former President Jimmy Carter has done it again. He continues to prove that he is bereft of any credibility in foreign policy. Mr. Carter, along with former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, wrote an Op-Ed for Foreign Policy magazine where he outright said that “[e]nding this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor.” He reaches this conclusion, laying complete blame | Read More »
Tales of Heartbreak from the Israel-Gaza Conflict
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Victoria Coates to discuss her upcoming book, David’s Sling, the tragic stories from the Israel and Gaza conflict and what the world may do with a feisty Putin.
Read More »
People are policy: GOP Whip lets lobbyist choose his staff
After the untimely demise of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, deputy whip, Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise was elevated to majority whip– the guy responsible for moving the GOP’s legislative agenda forward. Now we have an inkling of what we have to look forward to next session. Via Politico: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise got some help interviewing potential new hires for his press shop from | Read More »
Leave Us Alone
The Circle of Jerks is going blind over the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. It spells doom for everyone. In a nutshell, Americans hate the President, hate the congress, hate the Democrats, hate the Republicans, and want to burn Washington, D.C. to the ground. Politically, it is worse for the Democrats than the Republicans because Barack Obama and not George W. Bush is in | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Omerta Inc.
Image Credit: gonemovies.com omerta n..noun – rule or code that prohibits speaking or divulging information about certain activities, especially the activities of a criminal organization.Yahoo Dictionary So the current Director of the CIA, John Brennan, has just admitted that he had the agency spying on members of Congress*. Senators Udall, Heinrich and Paul have requested his head in a charger a la John The Baptist. | Read More »
Kerry’s Gaza cease fire plan violates two treaties and federal law
The Washington Post’s David Ignatius reveals the outline of the cease-fire plan Kerry is pushing for Israel and Hamas. The thrust of Kerry’s new plan is to leverage Hamas’s unity pact with Fatah and its pledge to transfer authority in Gaza to the authority. As a first step, the Palestinian Authority and its U.S.-trained security service would assume responsibility for policing the Rafah crossing from | Read More »
JournoList 2.0 Discovered
A prominent CNN commentator, the top two political reporters for The Huffington Post, a Reuters reporter, the editor of The Nation magazine, a producer for Al Jazeera America television, a U.S. News & World Report columnist, and approximately two dozen Huffington Post contributors are among the more than 1,000 members of Gamechanger Salon. Founded by leftwing activist Billy Wimsatt, the group is a secretive digital | Read More »
The abandonment of Gammy and the immorality of surrogacy
A confused story is developing from Australia where a couple is alleged to have abandoned their child, conceived via a Thai surrogate mother, after discovering that the child had Downs Syndrome. The facts seem (I emphasize the word “seem” because there is a lot of disputation between the surrogate and the parents over nearly every issue) to be that an Australian couple contracted with Ms. Pattaramon | Read More »
Obama Administration Lied About Insurance Company Bailouts
It can be difficult to keep track of all the untruths the Obama Administration has told in the process of selling Obamacare to a disbelieving public, and it is tempting to write these all off as history, more than four years later. But the untruths have never stopped coming. A House oversight report released last week reveals that the Administration has been misleading the public | Read More »
How A Film With A Message Is Made
To try to capture all of the horrible fictional films out there that have a “message” and put them into one post would be a viral listicle on its own. The reason is simple: these films don’t exist to entertain, they exist to push a point of view. This rarely works in my experience. Books like “Atlas Shrugged” and “1984″ are timeless classics because they | Read More »