Democrats Fighting for Unions and Against the Economy
Across the country, state governments have righted the ship from the brink of numerous fiscal disasters by decreasing the power of unions to coercively force members to join and to collectively bargain on non-salary issues (and thus hide budgetary costs). Within the private sector, the evidence continues to mount that unions are bad for the economy, bad for good employees, and bad for all workers | Read More »
Enough with Benghazi Already
Let me say at the outset that I understand that what happened at the embassy in Benghazi was a tragedy for everyone involved, especially for the families of those who were killed, and I do not want to minimize their loss. I think by now everyone who is paying attention to this scandal likewise understands that Ambassador Stevens and three other people are dead at | Read More »
Enough is Enough: John Boehner Must Go
Allow me to add my voice to that of my RedState colleague Bill S: after the events last week, must step down as Speaker of the House. He has stabbed conservative Republicans in the back too many times, and the votes over funding the Department of Homeland Security, including Obama’s illegal executive amnesty, are merely what has finally pushed me over the edge. Ever since | Read More »
LIBRE smacks HuffPo back on Latino outreach.
LIBRE will not be defined in the way that progressive prefer, thank you very much.
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A Closer Look at King v. Burwell
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Archambault to discuss the King v. Burwell case before SCOTUS, what a ruling could mean for state’s that did not create their own ObamaCare exchange and how the court could ratchet up political pressure to change the law.
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Hillary Clinton’s Sleaze of State
(Image Credit: Ed Driscoll) Hillary Clinton violated the professional ethics of her office as Secretary of State. She used a personal email address for official business. This is unethical because the official work emails of a Federal Civil Servant or Executive Appointee are supposed to belong to the government and be archived for posterity. The furor over the Department of Justice and their deliberate obstruction | Read More »
Bill and Hillary Clinton Have Financial Anorexia
When Bill and Hillary Clinton look at themselves in the mirror, they see poor people. They are rich. They have a huge house in a wealthy neighborhood. They do not have to fly commercial. Their daughter has married into a wealthy family. They’ve done quite well for themselves. But the richer they get, they still see themselves as poor. So they are greedy. That is | Read More »
Stacking the Deck in Fight Over Online Gambling Ban
After the FCC’s radical decision to regulate the Internet as a public utility through the misuse of a 1934 law, the last thing we need right now is even more government control over the Internet. Yet, that is exactly what Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is attempting to do by proposing legislation that would federally prohibit online gambling. New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada have all recently | Read More »
Unions Win Obama Veto Threat Over GOP Effort To Curb NLRB’s Ambush Election Rules
On Wednesday, the GOP-led U.S. Senate will vote to undo the National Labor Relations Board’s announced rules enabling unions to “ambush” companies with so-called “quickie elections.” According to the Hill: Republicans are using the Congressional Review Act that allows lawmakers to undo regulation through a motion of disapproval, which needs a majority vote in both chambers. The motion can’t be filibustered or amended, which will | Read More »
The Constitution has Failed
Give the framers of the Constitution a lot of credit for having an understanding of human nature that was surprisingly perceptive and ahead of its time. They understood well that, all other things being equal, men will more often act in their own perceived self interest than in the interest of others. They therefore understood that the key to establishing a long-lasting form of government | Read More »
Replace John Boehner as House Speaker
As my colleague streiff wrote a while ago, (alleged) Republican Speaker of the House just pushed through a “clean” bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and funded Barack Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegals. Boehner has once again flipped the bird to the conservative base and shown his cowardice in the face of the Democrat meanies who threaten to throw | Read More »
DHS funding bill passes on Democrat votes
The bill to give Obama’s illegal amnesty program official sanction passed the House by a vote of 257-167. Only 75 Republicans could be convinced to go along with this travesty. All 167 “Nay” votes were cast by the GOP. This vote, like the one-week extension vote, leave Boehner look weak and wounded. He has now officially joined in the ranks of people who are followed | Read More »
Bibi Netanyahu, Churchill of Our Time, Defends Western Civilization at the U.S. Congress
“There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. Then you’ve got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak. They’re the wolves. And then there are those blessed with | Read More »
Secession in the U.S.?
Via The Economist: The towns are in New York’s Southern Tier. They sit on top of the Marcellus Shale, which is full of natural gas. New Yorkers, unlike their Pennsylvanian neighbours, are not allowed to tap the gas because of a state ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) announced by Andrew Cuomo, the governor, on December 17th. Hours later on the same day, a state panel | Read More »