Come, I will conceal nothing from you: when I heard that Mary Burke had been essentially accused of being a nepotism-loving nincompoop who had to be fired from her father’s company (Trek Bicycle Corp) because she couldn’t hack the family business, I… shrugged. The original story had one named source – former Trek HR director Gary Ellerman, who is now the chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party – | Read More »
It must be somewhat disturbing to the less devoted supporters of Hillary! For President that she can’t seem to make a single public appearance without dropping a gaffe bomb that takes days to defuse. It’s a good thing that Democrats are given endless opportunities to “clarify” their remarks by their friendly media. Hillary spends as much time clarifying as she does speaking. Our Lady of | Read More »
The Online Left, in its customary fashion, has contrived to feign outrage over RGA Chairman Chris Christie for saying this at a Chamber of Commerce event in DC: “Would you rather have Rick Scott in Florida overseeing the voting mechanism, or Charlie Crist? Would you rather have Scott Walker in Wisconsin overseeing the voting mechanism, or would you rather have Mary Burke? Who would you | Read More »
As you head to the polls next week, ask yourself that quintessential political question: are you better off today than you were 2, 4, or 6 years ago? Hell, are you better off today than you were last year? For the overwhelming majority of Americans the answer is a resounding no. Though the administration likes to highlight good economic news (remember Recovery Summer) they can | Read More »
Via The Federalist, the drooling moral cretins at NARAL Colorado have really outdone themselves, even when you take into consideration that it’s NARAL you’re dealing with. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO)67%, of course, is on record supporting making the birth control pill available over the counter, which somehow in the mind of NARAL equates to making it illegal. The rest of | Read More »
Image credit: Marcio Jose Bastos Silva/Shutterstock.com A new Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) poll of 18- to 29- year-olds finds a majority, 51%, who say they will “definitely be voting” in the November midterm elections prefer a Republican-run Congress. Only 47% favor a Democrat-controlled Congress. That’s a significant shift from the 2010 midterm elections, when IOP found 55% preferred Democrat control and 43% prefer Republican | Read More »
Did you know that Argon, an inert “noble gas” element, one of the basic building blocks of nature, is the fourth most plentiful substance in our atmosphere? It’s true. There’s more Argon in our atmosphere than anything other than molecular Nitrogen and Oxygen, and then Water.
This passage from Hot Air sums up the current administration-friendly rhetoric over Ebola and quarantines nicely. Short version: the nurse who went overseas to treat Ebola patients, came back, had a fever, got isolated while they tested her, was released to Maine, and announced that she would be the judge of her own quarantining has just been told by Maine officials that no, they will be the judges. In other words, it’s only going | Read More »
Voter ID laws are one important facet of ensuring the right to vote is protected, but it’s hardly the only aspect of that fight to which we need to pay attention. Ensuring that our ballots are being counted properly is another vital front in the battle, and the state of Maryland is reminding us of its importance. There are reports across the state of voting | Read More »
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Jonathan Last to discuss his new book, the seven cardinal virtues, today’s modern virtues and the all-star list of authors Jonathan gathered for this book.
Almost exactly 100 years ago (which is to say, longer ago than anything Ezra Klein cares about), British general Sir John French, Commander in Chief of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in World War I, was responsible for one of the most significant military failures of leadership in modern history. His failure is, with remarkable parallels, playing out again on the American political stage at | Read More »
NARAL has produced perhaps the stupidest radio ad ever. The advertisement starts with a guy who can’t find condoms anywhere. Why? Because the Republican Senate candidate, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO)67%, single handedly banned birth control. So now it is up to the guys to take responsibility for birth control. The ad goes on to claim Gardner is “anti-science” among other things. | Read More »
If the situation were not so serious, one would be tempted to let this bit of idiocy go. But it is and I won’t. When the CDC released its guidelines for dealing with the “heroes” who are working to stem the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, it created these parameters: As Obama promised yesterday: President Obama on Tuesday called the new guidelines “sensible, based in science” | Read More »