The Perfect Spot
You’ll have to forgive this being on the front page. For a variety of reasons, when I post the site processes automatically to the front. This is more diary stuff, but worth sharing. Last fall at the RedState Gathering in Jacksonville, FL, I discovered Balcones Distilling, the wonderful distillery in Waco, Texas. Balcones Single Malt has become a staple of my personal, growing collection of | Read More »
2010: Chuck Grassley accurately predicts mass insurance cancellations under #obamacare.
As I said on Twitter: CNN. CN Freaking N. Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years ago to support the Obamacare rule that is largely responsible for some of the health insurance cancellation letters that are going out. In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a resolution to the floor to block implementation of the grandfather rule, warning that it would result in canceled policies and violate | Read More »
Families Hurt By ObamaCare Share Their Stories
President Obama made many promises about ObamaCare. And President Obama has broken many promises about ObamaCare. He promised that if you like your current plan, you could keep it. He promised that ObamaCare would make healthcare more affordable. Today, millions of Americans are finding out that’s not true. Their plans are getting canceled. Their premiums are increasing. Democrats are unfazed and unconcerned about this. It | Read More »
Audit The Fed?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a deer’s run in with the Cincinnati Fed office, Rand Paul’s announcement that he will block Yellen’s nomination and what Americans might find if we really do audit The Fed.
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So, @barackobama threw away his #shutdown advantage over #obamacare. Why?
Jonah Goldberg and I may have originally disagreed over who ‘won’ the shutdown – but Jonah is as startled as I am at how horribly Barack Obama handled the situation, given what Obama knew: …consider Obama’s only clear-cut political victory since his reelection. Republican demands were a bit of a moving target, but basically the GOP wanted either an all-out repeal of Obamacare or, as | Read More »
Why Unions Are Pouring Money Into Virginia & Why You Should Care
Union bosses and other out-of-state liberals–from Hollywood to New York–are pouring millions into the Virginia governor’s race.
They are, without a doubt, hell-bent on defeating Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and putting long-time Democratic party boss and fund-raiser Terry McAuliffe into the governor’s seat.
More than that, however, the Left may be using the governor’s race to put the final nail in the coffin for Republicans in a state that has swung from reliably red to almost blue.
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Arrests, Citations Lurk at Union Group Approved by Obama Admin to Promote ObamaCare in Wisconsin
Among the 165 groups approved by the Obama Administration to promote or set-up ObamaCare in Wisconsin is Wisconsin Jobs Now, a liberal get-out-the-vote group affiliated with the SEIU. According to the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the organization is working as a certified application counselor, or CAC. Numerous individuals who have been employed by Wisconsin Jobs Now or who work there now have | Read More »
Immigration Reform: One Tiny Step at a Time
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John McCain is pressing for action on comprehensive immigration reform. Conservatives should resist. If Obamacare has taught us anything it is that large solutions cause many more problems than they solve and that the Administration is too dishonest to be trusted.
Charles C.W. Cooke eviscerates phony libertarian Virginia governor candidate Robert Sarvis.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: while I am friendly to a lot of libertarian ideas, I am not hard-shelled about it. I am no Lsyander Spooner or Benjamin Tucker. But I do know enough about the subject to know that, say, I was name-dropping some of the old-time thinkers there that the modern anarcho-capitalists like. In other words: I at least know what | Read More »
House Is About To Cave On The Farm Bill
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When an egregious porker like Thad Cochran proclaims the House members of the conference committee were “well behaved” you can be sure the Treasury is about to be tapped.
You will be made to care
At some point, those of you on the right who have completely ceded the field to the Democrats on so-called social issues will need to confront an uncomfortable reality. There is no floor to the licentiousness of the statist social-engineering agenda. We will not have a liberty-driven prosperous country built upon the ruins of the civil society. We can only go so far with government-sanctioned | Read More »
Obamacare: End it, don’t mend it.
Over the next weeks we will hear more and more calls from the left and from the Vichy Caucus of the Republican party to take action to un-screw Obamacare. Don’t be deceived, the people advocating cooperating in finding fixes to Obamacare are no different than the Democrats who wrote and passed the bill.
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In Alabama, the Chamber of Commerce Fires Shots Against the Tea Party
I have not really paid attention to the race between Bradley Byrne and Dean Young in Alabama’s first congressional district. But it suddenly flew onto my radar yesterday with news that the Chamber of Commerce is using it as its first base of operations to repel the tea party. The only polling I’ve seen has Young slightly ahead but I am not sure about the | Read More »
The Tea Party’s Evolution
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by James Poulos to discuss the zombie Tea Party, how it may evolve and if libertarian populism is its future.
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#Obamacare is holding a gun to the collective head of 93 million insurance policies.
This is… bad. Background: Jay Carney, speaking as White House Press Secretary (notice how all of the administration’s official Obamacare cheerleaders are loyal partisans, instead of respected policy wonks?) tried to argue that Obama’s “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” lie would only turn around to bite people in the individual insurance market. Not so fast, says Avik Roy: Contrary to | Read More »