Retired Major General Paul Eaton: hack, hypocrite and odious dipstick
Senator Tom Cotton has really got the left in a tizzy. They are reacting to his recitation of a very simple Constitutional principle — the president has no authority to make binding agreements on behalf of the United States without Senate approval — in the way a little tiny girl vampire might react to Holy Water: lots of screaming, cowering, and wetted panties. The latest douchebag | Read More »
It *may* be the last year of California as we know it. *May*.
California is running out of water. This is a Bad Thing for the country, in case nobody’s mentioned it yet.
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Republicans (and Democrats) in Congress Plan to Use a Fake Crisis to Raise Your Taxes
Fresh off their capitulation on almost every issue of substance during their first two months of the new session, Republicans are now joining with Democrats to start a PR war to cushion the blow for their plan to institute a tax hike that will disproportionately affect low-and-middle class families. The PR push in question relies on a fake and manufactured crisis concerning the imminent | Read More »
North Dakota Human Trafficking Bill also Tied Up over Abortion
Earlier today, I wrote about how language dealing abortion in the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act scuttled the bill. A similar situation is playing out in North Dakota, too. The oil fields of North Dakota have been an economic Promised Land for job seekers across the United States. Indeed, by the most up-to-date numbers, North Dakota still has the lowest unemployment rate in the | Read More »
After destroying the American family, the left is still not happy
The one thing the American left is excellent at is mucking up systems that function reasonably well the demanding that the government, which mucked things up, step in and fix things. They newest cause célèbre is the increasing inequality of opportunities between the children of affluent (though I probably should say “normal”) families and less privileged families. Its prophet is Robert Putnam. The Harvard political | Read More »
To Unions, There’s No Such Thing as a Bad (or Good) Employee
I am sure that the people who support and boost and voluntarily belong to unions have genuine puzzlement about why union membership and popularity is at an all time low in this country. If they want an answer, they need look no farther than this exchange between the head of the Colorado Education Association and Colorado state representative Paul Lundeen. Unions used to stand for | Read More »
This POLITICO story has everything
(Trigger Warning: POLITICO) You guys might have heard about this silly e-mail thing that involves Hillary Clinton. If you haven’t, here’s the recap, courtesy Ace of Spades’ John Ekdahl. Suffice it to say, what is written in this TIME article is certainly enough to perhaps inspire someone to go after Mrs. Clinton for deleting half of her e-mails without ever opening them (emphasis below is | Read More »
Democrats Put Abortion before Helping Human Trafficking Victims
In January of this year, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) 50% introduced the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. The most important part of this law is that it would impose an additional fine of $5,000 upon anyone caught engaging in various actions involved in human trafficking, and the money from these fines would go into a Domestic Trafficking Victims’ Fund. It had | Read More »
Hillary is Not One of Us
From the diaries… The level at which many liberals excuse Hillary Clinton’s actions is already exhausting, and she has yet to formally announce a 2016 presidential candidacy. This has been apparent for quite some time, but especially so in recent days with “emailgate.” For them, to be Hillary Rodham Clinton is to be untouchable – a privilege that has only increased from her time as | Read More »
Big Banks Face Another Round of Fed Stress Tests
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the latest round of stress tests for big banks, if these capital plans could have made a difference during the financial crisis, and what may trigger the next crash.
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Tom Cotton: The Most Powerful Man in Washington
Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) 83% (R-AR) is the junior senator from Arkansas. In fact, Cotton has only been in the Senate for two months. He spent one term in the House of Representatives before making the leap to the upper house. Prior to his stint in elected politics, Cotton was a soldier in the Iraq War. He is now the most powerful | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends: Hillary’s Email, Iowa Corn, and the Logan Act
Welcome back to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends! This week, guest Noah Rothman of Hot Air returns to the show to join the regular panel featuring Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, and Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute. Tonight, the guys will discuss Hillary’s continuing email troubles, the | Read More »
Did Hillary let friends use State Department gigs as a piggy bank?
Hillary Clinton had good reason for operating on a private email server. She had an even better reason for deleting some 30,000 email that she and her paid staffers deemed to be “personal.” The reason is that Clinton and a coterie of favored fluffers appear to have used their time at the State Department as a piggy bank; a position from which they could draw | Read More »
Follow the Money: DIAGO
Green is coming. Green shirts, green ties, green hats, green beer and even green rivers. Saint Patrick may be the Patron Saint of Ireland, but these days, the holiday honoring him is less religion and more libation. Over 35 million Americans claim Irish ancestry according to the United States Census Bureau, which makes for about 11.6% of the population. As the third largest ancestry group | Read More »