Atheist group retreats in attack on religious freedom
Last August, the virulently anti-religious Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sued the IRS over alleged non-enforcement of the prohibition of political speech by ministers in churches organized as 501(c)3 non-profits. The IRS has long threatened churches with revocation of their tax exempt status based on rules enforcing the Johnson Amendment… which is part of the tax code and not Obamacare. It is important to note | Read More »
This is why it may be hard to use the Web today
Today, September 10, a coalition of extremists and cronyist rent-seekers are going to join together to ‘protest’ freedom of enterprise, by having a fake slowdown of the Internet.
In particular Netflix, already known for lying about congestion issues, will join this attempt to deceive the American people into thinking we need, right now, a massive expansion of government regulation onto the Internet.
Don’t be fooled. Don’t break the Net.
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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Peter Salins to discuss his new book Smart Societies, American education and assimilation in today’s America.
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Obama turned away from golf courses
The bloom is certainly off the rose. Over the Labor Day weekend our overworked and under appreciated president tried to play golf at some of the upper crust golf courses near New York City and was turned away. President Obama was turned down at several top golf courses in Westchester while he was visiting the area over Labor Day weekend, sources tell NBC 4 New | Read More »
Republican Strategy May Prevent Landslide Election
“The only thing the ‘prevent defense’ does it prevent you from winning,” quipped legendary NFL coach and broadcaster John Madden. Conservatives, therefore, should be terrified to read this week that the House Republican leadership’s goal for September is “to play prevent defense,” according to The Hill newspaper. The Republican leadership’s logic is tempting at first glance: Conservatives have reason to be cautiously optimistic about the | Read More »
Democrats in Michigan and Georgia Engage in Elaborate Scheme to Steal the Election
The House Minority Leader in the Georgia State House, Stacy Abrams, leads an organization now being investigated for fraudulent voter registration applications. WSB television in Atlanta broke the story last night. The group, New Georgia Project, is a subsidiary of Third Sector Development run by Stacy Abrams. Abrams also has direct ties to the Democrats’ Senate candidate, Michelle Nunn, and their gubernatorial candidate, Jason Carter. | Read More »
The Tyranny of Small Things in Barack Obama’s America
At first they came for the school vending machines. Then they came for school pizzas. Then kids across America decided they’d rather starve during the day than eat the crap Michelle Obama insists they need. Liberals everywhere fretted that our children must be racists with no taste to reject fiats of Michelle Obama and the food police. The fat kids need to do it for | Read More »
Obama and GOP agree to do nothing about ISIS
More information becomes available about Obama’s strategy for dealing with ISIS. In essence, he wants money. Approving the fund could allow the White House and congressional leaders to escape a tougher vote on authorizing or funding military action before the midterm elections but still achieve the “buy in” the president has said he wants from Congress. At the same time, the request risks opening the | Read More »
We’ll Probably Get Fooled Again
The Washington Post and ABC have conducted a joint poll which asked respondents to rate Obama’s presidency on whether it has been a “failure” or a “success.” Note that this question is different conceptually from whether you approve or disapprove of the job someone is doing as President, which indicates current trajectory rather than overall performance. The results nonetheless were probably about what you’d expect: | Read More »
The piecemeal presidency
How bad are President Obama’s poll numbers? So bad that the poll-crazed media has essentially stopped talking about them, as the Media Research Center noticed on Monday. Last week’s cataclysmic Gallup poll was given zero coverage on the Big Three networks. They scarcely bother to report their own partnership polls. That’s quite a contrast with the way polls were used to drive news coverage of the Bush | Read More »
Planned Parenthood puts revenue above women’s health
During the 2012 presidential campaign the Democrats first employed the term “war on women” to attack the GOP. It was typical of the genitalia-centric politics the Democrats are so fond of but a convincing enough argument to the truly stupid to have an impact no only on the presidential race but several Senate and House races. And naturally, it sent the GOP establishment running like | Read More »
Harry Reid Trolls Himself
Harry Reid and other Democrats are mad at Republicans. The reason? Republicans have allowed a vote on the Bernie Sanders/Tom Udall anti-Koch Brothers constitutional amendment. Seriously. Via Politico: Many of the Republicans only voted for the bill to foul up Democrats’ pre-election messaging schedule, freezing precious Senate floor time for a measure that ultimately has no chance of securing the two-thirds support necessary in both | Read More »
Russia increases pressure on the Baltic States
As we noted last week, Barack Obama’s speech in Tallinn, Estonia, declaring that NATO would defend the sovereignty of the Baltic States — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — has not gone unnoticed in Moscow. Less than 48 hours after Obama gave his speech, Russian FSB agents crossed the Estonian frontier and abducted an Estonian counter-intelligence officer. The man is still being held incommunicado by the | Read More »
Greta van Susteren: White House Pressured Fox News to Back Down on Benghazi
A lot of you probably caught Fox News’ special this past weekend “13 Hours at Benghazi”. As you might imagine, the White House is none too pleased with the special. Between it and the House Benghazi Committee’s upcoming first public hearing on September 14, the Obama administration is clearly feeling the heat on the issue. On Friday, Greta van Susteren spoke on her show about how | Read More »
House GOP Setting the Stage for Massive Crony Capitalist Pay Backs in a Lame Duck
House Republicans are preparing a continuing resolution to keep the government open. In doing so, they’ve decided to be total sluts for K Street and Wall Street. The Crony Capitalists, emboldened by the Chamber of Commerce’s help during primary season, are doing some very unusual things. Here’s what I hear is happening. First, they will reauthorize the Ex-Im bank, which is something K Street is | Read More »