Big differences among GOP candidates in Alabama Six
Over at the Weekly Standard,,Maria Santos asks, “Can You Spot the Differences” among the seven Republicans running to replace retiring Rep. Spencer Baucus in Alabama’s sixth congressional district. According to Santos, Debates between the candidates “barely matter” because the candidates “support essentially the same things” and “even recite many of the same tropes.” That may be, but as we pointed out last month there are | Read More »
, Alabama’s sixth congressional district
, chad mathis
, Erick Erickson
, Gary Palmer
, Paul DeMarco
, Scott Beason
, Spencer Baucus
The End of Fannie and Freddie?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a bill to end Fannie and Freddie, how that would impact your mortgage rate and the political fallout from reforming housing finance.
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Triple Play for Free Speech in Wisconsin
A series of three lawsuits have completely changed the campaign finance environment in Wisconsin just months ahead of an election that some are suggesting could be yet another wave for Republicans in a deep purple state. In separate legal actions conservative organizations and individuals have lashed out against highly restrictive state campaign finance laws and a secret investigation used by Democrats to target right-of-center groups. | Read More »
Go See Godzilla
I guess I am just going to start reviewing all the movies I go see. So this week, let’s dig into Godzilla. I liked it, which must mean Sonny Bunch will hate it. [UPDATED: I WAS WRONG!!!! Sonny Bunch likes it. He really likes it. So now you must go see it. It has to be better than the rock monsters in Noah because we | Read More »
Eric Shinseki and The VA Hospital System
There really isn’t much you need to know about how well government healthcare would work in the US. Most of what you do need to know involves a discipline of OR called Queuing Theory. Either the people now attempting serve American War Veterans don’t know much about it, or they are being totally overwhelmed by the scale and magnitude of their demand. Since the VA | Read More »
Shift Power Back to the States
Anyone who reads the plain language of the Constitution and the writings of James Madison would come away with the unambiguous impression that the Founders vested the federal government with very few powers – powers that they felt could only be executed by a central government. Much of what the federal government does in this post-constitutional era is not only superfluous but deleterious to economic | Read More »
Addled Harry Reid advocates amending the Constitution to restrict free speech
Under ordinary circumstances, one would think Harry Reid was simply playing to the <90 IQ voters who make up the Democrat base. But with more and more people openly questioning his lucidity, one never knows. Unsatisfied with the Supreme Court’s rulings on political speech, and in the throes of a Koch brothers monomania, Reid has signed onto a proposal to amend the Constitution to allow | Read More »
Mayor of Youngstown, OH, and two other crooked Democrats indicted for corruption
Yesterday brought the announcement that a handful of corrupt Ohio Democrats had been indicted for being, well, corrupt. And it also brought us another energetic round of “Name That Party,” a parlor game in which a corrupt official is arrested or indicted and we, the contestants, try to find a hint of which party to which they belong. From the Youngstown Vindicator: Ohio Attorney General | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ The Evil Party Gets More Evil
On Tuesday, thirteen Democrats stopped the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act — a bill that would have prohibited performing abortions because of the gender of the baby — from seeing the light of day as they voted in lock-step to defend the practice of gendercide in California. In a chilling admission of heartlessness, Democrat Assemblyman Rob Bonta, who sat on the Health Committee, defends his actions: “The | Read More »
Majority say Obama admin knowingly lied about Benghazi terrorist attacks
A new Fox News poll finds that 51 percent think that Obama administration “knowingly lied” about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya “to help the President Obama during his re-election campaign” against Mitt Romney. The poll also found that 54 percent think Obama’s administration “tried to deceive” the American people about the events surrounding the Benghazi terrorist attacks. | Read More »
Nigeria’s Horrific Kidnapping Problem
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Elizabeth Blackney to discuss the kidnapping of 200 girls by Boko Haram, Nigeria’s horrific kidnapping problem and why America’s foreign policy has hurt Africa.
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Does the NRSC Vet Its Candidates?
This looks like a question that must now be asked. First, it looks like Pat Roberts, the NRSC’s candidate in Kansas turns out to be a Virginia resident. But this question must be asked, in particular, about Thad Cochran, the NRSC’s candidate in Mississippi. I should stop and say it is also worth asking because anytime a conservative the NRSC does not support does something | Read More »
Tech at Night: The runaway FCC on Net Neutrality. Why people need to pay for the data they use.
It’s funny how all the leftys who get outraged about Citizens United and corporations speaking out on issues (and the ISPs are right by the way) are totally fine when firms like Google and Reddit speak as corporations in favor of socialized Internet.
The FCC is acting as lawless as every by the way. FCC Republicans were kept out of the loop on Chairman Wheeler’s new plan, proving this is ideological, not practical. Not that left-wing criticisms of Wheeler are any better. But I’m glad to see both House Republicans like Marsha Blackburn and Ted Cruz in the Senate getting sick of this runaway regulator.
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, free speech
, Marsha Blackburn
, Net Neutrality
, Right to be Forgotten
, Tech at Night
, Ted Cruz
, Tom Wheeler
The New York Times paid its editor, Jill Abramson, less than the prior editor. She raised the issue. A few weeks later she was fired. Whether the two are connected or not is largely irrelevant at this point. The very same people who brought us the war on women are now tearing themselves apart like the “Moabites and Ammonites, and with them some of the | Read More »