SCOTUS on EPA and Why 5-4 Rulings Are So Common
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Chad Flores to discuss recent rulings by the Supreme Court, what the court said about the EPA’s jurisdiction on regulating greenhouse gasses and why the SCOTUS decisions are so often 5-4 nail-bitters.
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Elijah Cummings (D-MD) Rooted for the Tanks in Tiananmen Square
John Dickerson, writing in Slate (!), has perfectly encapsulated for me the outrage that virtually every American should feel about the current failure of the IRS to preserve records related to the Lois Lerner scandal: Anyone who has ever kicked a trash can across a room after trying to get the Internal Revenue Service to explain a tax rule, or been through one of its | Read More »
Why Runoffs Tend to be Nasty, Messy Affairs
Today is runoff day in Mississippi. We should not underestimate the ability of Haley Barbour to turn out voters for Thad Cochran. It will be a case of motivation of the voters. And that is exactly why runoffs tend to be nasty, horrible affairs. Runoffs are not about voter mobilization. They are about voter suppression. I say this as someone who has consulted on and | Read More »
Tech at Night: A second look at Edward Snowden?
So before considering the new garbage coming from Эдвард Сноуден and his accomplices the Glenns Greenwald, let’s recap how far we’ve come with this pair.
The NSA has demonstrated that Snowden never did go through official channels with his alleged evidence of problems, and we certainly know he never did attempt to use legal means to alert the President or the Congress that there were issues at the NSA that needed investigation.
Instead, he ran to China, taking sensitive information with him and putting it at risk of being taken by America’s adversary, then he went to Russia and did the same thing. Then he conspired with serial sock puppeteer and extremist blowhard the Glenns Greenwald to dribble out information, most of it totally unrelated to any allegations of Constitutional or legal violations.
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So What If Goldman-Sachs Just “Lost” 7 Hard Drives Athwart A Major Investigation?
“..we know that not only her hard drive, but six other people intimately involved in this suddenly crashed in an amazing miraculous coincidence. Religions have been founded on less..”-George Will. (HT:Doug Ross) I’m not terribly sure of George Will’s theology here, but he does make a point that can be roughly supported regarding the probability of 7 simultaneous and convenient hard drive failures. Assuming a | Read More »
Rick Scott Signs Terrible Law Expanding Florida DCF’s Power
One of the least desirable features of a representative democracy is that often, poorly thought out legislation is rammed through with little thought as a gross overreaction to immediate public outrage. Such is the case with the child welfare law signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott today. The gist of this story is that the Florida Department of Children and Families (“DCF”) has | Read More »
NRSC Independent Expenditure Guy Buys A Lot of Phone Calls
FLS Connect is a big vendor to the GOP. I’ve written about it more than once. It got Voter Vault from the RNC. It has made a pile of phone calls for GOP groups. The NRCC paid FLS Connect a lot of money in 2008. And the Chiefs of Staff of the RNC have had a habit of coming from there. When Rich Beeson, formerly | Read More »
New York Times Sends Obama Campaign Worker Theodore Schleifer to Cover Chris McDaniel
The incestuous relationship between the mainstream media and Democratic Party has headed down to Mississippi. Theodore Scheifer is covering the campaign. He has written a few stories. My friend Charles Johnson characterizes one as a “hit piece” on McDaniel. Charles Johnson also pointed out that Theodore Scheifer is also Teddy Scheifer. Scheifer was a speechwriting intern for Obama for America and also for Obama’s U.S. | Read More »
Abortion Barbie a/k/a Wendy Davis Aborts Her Filibuster Anniversary Fundraiser
Poor old Abortion Barbie. She made her name on filibustering pro-life legislation in pink sneakers and then spent most of the rest of last year running away from that as her single accomplishment. But, as the anniversary of what made her famous approaches, she decided to fundraise off the filibuster by having a filibuster anniversary bash. There’s just one problem — lack of interest. So | Read More »
The National Republican Senatorial Committee’s Incumbent Protection Plan Pours Money in Mississippi
The NRSC is pouring more money into Mississippi’s Republican Runoff to defeat Republican Chris McDaniel. It looks like they just dropped $175,000.00 on phone calls. Just remember all you people annoyed with robocalls that it is the NRSC doing it. Wonder how much the consultants are going to make on this. No one has a real idea of what is going to happen tomorrow between | Read More »
Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. The format today is a little different, I hope you will find it to be informative. First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a | Read More »
Gov. McAuliffe Follows Gov. Kasich’s Lead for Obamacare Money
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) took a page from Ohio Governor John Kasich’s (R) playbook this weekend, vetoing a ban on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion passed by the state legislature.
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Russia is at work destabilizing Poland and so is Obama
While Barack Obama is fixated on his golf game, the United States is undergoing a strategic roll-back in virtually every area of the world. Libya is an al Qaeda haven. Syria seems doomed to partition. Iraq is on the verge of complete and irretrievable break-up. Ukraine has been carved up by the Russians. China is resurgent in the South China Sea. Iran is seizing a | Read More »
Thad Cochran Admits Personal Responsibility For Destruction of McDaniel Campaign Signs
Recall that for weeks, the desperate Thad Cochran campaign and their increasingly shrill surrogates found that no connection between the misguided supporters responsible for the nursing home break in and McDaniel himself to merit trumpeting from the hilltops. The three McDaniel supporters were without question not employees of the campaign, had never been paid by the campaign, and did not even have official titles. In | Read More »