Maybe we should all leave this book alone… On the bookshelves.
Last month, a ruckus kicked off when Roger Ailes’ wife, Elizabeth Ailes, hinted in a tweet that New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman, author of a forthcoming unauthorized book about her husband and Fox News, had been bothering her and had previously been asked to leave her alone, apparently to no avail. @gabrielsherman is following me? He’s been asked before to leave me alone but he | Read More »
SC-01 Special Election Primary Runoff (GOP) Open Thread.
Mark Sanford vs. Curtis Bostic. Polls closed at 7 PM: will put up links to results when I find them. [UPDATE: Politico's results here.] [FURTHER UPDATE: Looks like it's Mark Sanford.]
The ObamaCare tax credit trap
Then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi encouraged us to pass ObamaCare to find out what was in it. Here’s the latest grisly surprise, courtesy of the Associated Press: Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills if they don’t accurately project their income. President Barack Obama’s new health care law will offer | Read More »
The Power of Disability
I spent the last eight days or so sick with the flu bug from Hell. I had a slightly better Good Friday than my savior; didn’t do as well on Easter. On the bright side of life, I did manage to lose 8 pounds without a single visit to the dreaded squat rack. But the whole thing had me asking some very fundamental questions… Why | Read More »
Medicaid Expansion Would “Save” Ohio Money by Increasing State, Federal Spending
Governor John Kasich and other supporters of expanding Medicaid in Ohio make a strange economic case for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Medicaid expansion, portraying millions in new state spending as responsible because it would be offset by billions in new federal spending. The left-leaning Urban Institute, in estimates the Kaiser Family Foundation released last November, projected that Ohio’s adoption of the PPACA | Read More »
Welp. It’s a banner day for New York politicians getting arrested.
(H/T: Jammie Wearing Fools) Geez Louise. State Sen. Malcolm Smith and city Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested this morning on charges they were plotting to rig this year’s mayoral election through fraud and bribes. The pols allegedly formed an alliance built on cash payments and fraud to get Smith — one of the state’s top Democrats — placed on the GOP mayoral ballot, sources said. | Read More »
Beware the gun tax
David Addington at the Heritage Foundation reports on a little something-something slipped into the rough beast of gun control laws slouching toward the Senate to be born, courtesy of majority leader Harry Reid: Title I of the Reid gun control bill purports to “fix gun checks.” The proposed “fix” in section 122 of S. 649 is to take away an individual’s right to sell or | Read More »
Stockton, California Goes Belly Up
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Cate Long to talk about the bankruptcy of Stockton, California, the battle the city now faces with the state’s retirement system and the latest infrastructure spending by the Obama administration.
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Hmm. Turns out Karl Marx was just as smelly and personally useless as his modern-day acolytes!
Hey, you want a good laugh? Figure out when I started to chortle… at the New York Times. The Karl Marx depicted in Jonathan Sperber’s absorbing, meticulously researched biography will be unnervingly familiar to anyone who has had even the most fleeting acquaintance with radical politics. Here is a man never more passionate than when attacking his own side, saddled with perennial money problems and | Read More »
Public School Boots Cub Scouts
By Todd Starnes A federal civil rights complaint has been filed against the Salt Lake City School Board after a principal booted a Cub Scout pack from an elementary school. About 30 young boys were told they could no longer meet at Mountain View Elementary School because the Boy Scout’s ban on gay members in leaders conflicted with the school district’s anti-bias policy. FOLLOW TODD | Read More »
David Addington of the Heritage Foundation published a Backgrounder on immigration late last week while I was on vacation. As Congress picks back up the issue, it is worth noting that Addington provides probably the most detailed definition of “amnesty” that I have seen. The term “amnesty” is often used loosely with reference to aliens unlawfully in the United States. Sometimes it refers to converting | Read More »
Tech at Night: Catching up after Easter with Aereo, Google, and Obama
I meant to post over the weekend, but with RedState so active for Easter, I decided just to cancel the Friday Tech.
Hey folks, here’s more evidence: Population density matters for Internet speeds. Wealth also matters. Those who don’t adjust for these factors, and tell you US Internet speeds are slow or bad, are selling something. Usually government.
And yes, it’s still a problem that the Obama administration isn’t doing enough to oppose global Internet regulation through the ITU. Some say the administration was duped, but I think they just don’t oppose global regulation and governance. Obama wants to bow to foreign countries by letting global tyrants hijack the Internet from the free peoples of the world.
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Michigan: Union Tactics Delay Right-To-Work For Up to a Decade
School districts and universities in Michigan rushed to sign last-minute contract extensions that effectively bypass the new right-to-work law. The right-to-work law went into effect last Thursday, but prior to the law going into effect at least 41 school districts and five colleges had approved contracts that circumvent the new law, for a few years. There may be a price to pay, however; Republicans in | Read More »
Calculating The ‘Prevailing Wage’ Costs Of A Bad Immigration Compromise
On Friday, AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka and U.S. Chamber head Thomas Donahue reached a “compromise” that would allow up to 200,000 immigrant workers (the numbers dependent on the industry) work visas, so long as a government-imposed wage rate is applied.
Aside from the basic problem of the government dictating artificially high wage (and benefit) rates–known as prevailing wages–the problem is that most do not know what constitutes a “prevailing wage rate.”
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In search of equality equality
Last week, Rush Limbaugh said he thought the battle over marriage was lost as soon as rhetorical concessions such as “same-sex marriage” versus “traditional marriage” were made: The language game, the left really excels at changing the language to benefit them politically, and they do it in such a way that a lot of people on our side have no idea what’s happened until it’s too | Read More »