The penumbra of power

    A few weeks ago, Apple executives were called on the Congressional carpet for… well, it’s not really clear, actually.  Congress was very angry at them for failing to haul international profits back to the United States so they could be taxed at confiscatory anti-growth American rates.  Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) countered by pointing out that everyone tries to legally minimize their tax liability.  Accountants who failed to | Read More »

    Support @SenTedCruz #cruztovictory

    Support @SenTedCruz #cruztovictory

    Tonight in New York, Senator Ted Cruz will participate in an event.While he is there, the radical left has organized a protest against him over his support of the second amendment.One of the things the left will do is from 5:30pm to 7pm ET today, Wednesday, May 29th, they will tweet Senator Cruz’s twitter account @SenTedCruz and also post on his Facebook page. They will | Read More »

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    McAuliffe’s stalled electric car company salary raises funding scheme questions

    At this point the failures and false promises of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s electric car company, GreenTech, have been well documented.

    For those who need a refresher, Clinton fundraiser and party insider McAuliffe re-christened himself a ‘Virginia businessman’ in his second quest for the Old Dominion governorship and touted several supposed job-creating ventures on the campaign trail, one being a wood pellet firm that has yet to become operational, and another was GreenTech Automotive, which he pledged would create thousands of jobs.

    First, it was revealed that those promised jobs were to be created in Mississippi, not Virginia. Then, McAuliffe was caught fibbing about why the company chose to locate outside the state, claiming Virginia authorities had rejected their application before it was made clear that GreenTech had never completed its application materials. Then the revelation that Virginia officials were concerned that the company was “a visa-for-sale scheme” given its lack of a credible business plan and utilization of the EB-5 funding mechanism, which hands out U.S. visas to foreign investors (more on this later).

    Eventually, it came out that McAuliffe had resigned from GreenTech in December 2012 despite continuing to use his role with the company as a key talking point as he campaigned around Virginia.

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    Ted Cruz Takes Center Stage, Media Increases Attacks

    Ted Cruz Takes Center Stage, Media Increases Attacks

    With news Wednesday morning that Michelle Bachmann won’t be running for re-election in 2014, the left has turned their sights quickly to another target: Ted Cruz.  Not that they weren’t already focused on him.  The left has been foaming at the mouth over Cruz since he boldly stepped on the scene and refused to play by their crooked rules.  Bachmann’s exit, however, has introduced a | Read More »

    How Can Conservatism Appeal to Young Voters?

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Liz Wheeler to discuss her new book Young, Conservative, and Why it’s Smart to be like Us, how conservative politicians can appeal to young voters, and what we need to do to reform the party.

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    Democrats Understand the Politics of Amnesty, Republicans Don’t

    There’s nothing more amusing in politics than watching Democrats feign concern for the political future of the Republican Party, as they attempt to cajole Republicans into self-immolation.  The issue of amnesty is the latest and greatest example of this spectacle. Behind all that bravado and push-polling perpetrated by liberal special interest groups, Democrats are apprehensive about their immigration deform/voter registration drive.  They know that all | Read More »

    Go Big or Go Home

    In 1960, Barry Goldwater published The Conscience of a Conservative. In it, he noted Conservatism is not an economic theory, though it has economic implications. The shoe is precisely on the other foot: it is Socialism that subordinates all other considerations to man’s material well-being. It is Conservatism that puts material things in their proper place — that has a structured view of the human | Read More »

    Oh, noes: Barack Obama planning another charm offensive on #obamacare.

    Guess the GOP’s doomed, then. President Obama often tells audiences that he has waged his last campaign. But that’s not exactly true. The White House is gearing up for a massive campaign this summer that will cover all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C. And the president’s legacy may hinge on whether it succeeds or fails. The Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” has been through more | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell, Electability, and Jim Bunning’s Revenge

    One of the favorite narratives propagated by the Republican establishment is that our candidates are “unelectable” loose cannons who will throw the election to the Democrats.  [As if they are suddenly concerned about Democrat policies.]  They try to invoke the name of Christine O’Donnell every time one of their members is challenged in a primary.  Well, it looks like we found the Christine O’Donnell of | Read More »

    Ben Bernanke and the First Rule of Holes

    Ben Bernanke and the First Rule of Holes

    I get that monetary policy is not really the sexiest or most interesting topic out there, especially in the midst of the Obama administration’s current scandalpalooza. But the signs are mounting that the Fed’s current course of action ought to start causing alarm for even the most casual consumer of news; and what’s worse, the Fed appears to have no exit strategy at all from | Read More »

    Democrats choose European Union over Great Britain.

    And the Democrats don’t even have the common decency to do it in public. The Obama administration has warned British officials that if the UK leaves Europe it will exclude itself from a US-EU trade and investment partnership potentially worth hundreds of billions of pounds a year, and that it was very unlikely that Washington would make a separate deal with Britain. The warning comes | Read More »

    Comprehensive Amnesty Reform Could Lead To Fascism.

    When Islamist fanatics Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, allegedly murdered British soldier, Lee Rigby in Woolwich last Wednesday, it looked as if Enoch Powell was truly The Cassandra of Post-modern Great Britain. Could there be riots on the streets of England reminiscent of what has befallen Stockholm, Sweden in the last few days? Not if Dame Stella Rimington has her way. Here’s what British society would devolve into if we heeded her warning.

    The 78-year-old, who was MI5’s first female Director General, said: ‘The community has the responsibility to act as the eyes and ears, as they did during the war where there were all these posters up saying the walls have ears and the enemy is everywhere. ‘There have often been indications in the community, whether it’s Muslim or anywhere else, that people are becoming extremists and spouting hate phrases.’

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    First The IRS, Now Democrats Use DSCC To Smear Tea Party IRS Rallies

    First The IRS, Now Democrats Use DSCC To Smear Tea Party IRS Rallies

    Guy Cecil is the Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and is credited with saving the senate for the Dems. He may also want the credit of defending the IRS against the scandal surrounding the government entity’s targeting of tea party and Jewish groups. In a recent email to DSCC supporters, Cecil claims in an email fundraising appeal that tea partiers supported Nazis at | Read More »

    Plastic Surgery: The Perfect Model for Market Driven Healthcare

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Devon Herrick to discuss plastic surgery’s market driven prices, how it should be a model for the rest of healthcare, and why it shows patients can be savvy in choosing providers.

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    Persecution Myth?

    One of the traditional purposes for studying History has been to learn from it, to see how past events can shed light on the present.  This is possible assuming the history presented is true. Unfortunately, in our postmodern era of relativism, history has become a malleable tool to justify one’s philosophical and/or political inclinations—with all the wild anachronisms, projections, and conjectures that entails. Happily, there | Read More »