The people who broke immigration will not help fix it
One aspect of my growing skepticism about the immigration reform proposals advanced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and his Gang of Eight partners is that our immigration system did not break by accident. It was mangled, deformed, defanged, and abused on purpose, by both government and private interests. Rubio’s earnest enthusiasm would be appropriate for someone cleaning up after a natural disaster, but he’s dealing with | Read More »
An Open Letter to Senator Marco Rubio
Dear Senator Rubio, As the public finally gets an opportunity to read and analyze the bipartisan gang of 8 immigration bill, it is clear that there will be some irreconcilable differences between your vision of immigration reform and that of many conservatives across the country. However, we should all agree that this is an extremely consequential bill and must go through a long process – | Read More »
Does The US Welfare System Benefit Jihadists?
Our government, our media and the increasingly auto-beclowning supporters of our current national Zeitgeist strive manfully athwart ratiocination to rapidly disconnect the dots on The Boston Marathon Terror Bombing. Like the brilliant government bureaucrat who classified the Major Nidal Hasan’s Fort Hood Jihad Spray-Job as workplace violence, they aren’t lying per se. They’re just bull-(radio edit). Like the evil Jack Nicholson character in A Few Good Men, their operational assumption with respect to the American People is “You can’t handle the truth.”
The truth we supposedly can’t handle, quite simply is this.
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State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to 80 hours a week as a home health aide while Tsarnaev stayed at home. In addition, both of Tsarnaev’s parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state. The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his radicalization on taxpayer money *
To be Clear About Mark Zuckerberg’s Americans for a Conservative Direction
I just want to be clear about about the new front group for the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal on the right, Americans for a Conservative Direction.The group, funded by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, is perfectly entitled to set up this group. A good bit of the center-right coalition supports the issue.That’s not my problemMy problem is that this is just another example of Republican | Read More »
Gun Control: Treating The Symptoms
As the nation struggles to understand the attack at the Boston Marathon, the debate over background checks for gun buyers has received more attention from gun control advocates as a result. The left argues that stricter gun control laws might prevent tragedies such as the Boston bombings and the Newtown shooting. The right points out that criminals, including the Boston bombers, do not adhere to | Read More »
That’s Mark Zuckerberg’s Money They’re Wasting at Americans for a Conservative Direction
So this group with the really crappy commercials I just told you about is being funded by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.Alexander Burns at the Politico reports that this group is his.How on earth does a billionaire liberal spend a pile of money to support immigration reform — and that’s what the group is for, conservatism be damned — and get a website and ad campaign | Read More »
Coffee & Markets Number 800: Does Austerity Work?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the controversy around a leading economic theory about debt and GDP, yesterday’s Twitter inspired flash crash of the markets and we thank our listeners as we reach show number 800.
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ATF nominee B. Todd Jones may have gone after whistle-blowers.
This second term just isn’t going well for Barack Obama, is it? An independent Justice Department watchdog is probing allegations that President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, B. Todd Jones, improperly retaliated against a whistle-blower while working in his current job as a federal prosecutor in Minnesota. [snip] Carolyn N. Lerner, the head of the Office of | Read More »
This is why we need to pass CISPA
We’re at war online. Iran, North Korea, and Russia are the sources of sustained attacks on our government and our economy. They steal from us, they disrupt our operations, and they’re no better than the pirates of old. On the sea, such attacks would eventually mean war, but on the Internet they get a pass.
Individuals do tend to get nabbed after the fact, as they build massive botnets for credit card fraud and Bitcoin mining, but it’s not enough to sit back passively and wait to get attacked before doing anything.
We need to be proactive, and that means putting together all the information we can about attacks past, present, and future. We need to be able to deal with attacks before the spin up fully. We need to pass along warnings before it’s too late. And that means we need legislation to prevent trial lawyers from making a mess of all of this. So that’s why it’s time to pass CISPA.
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And now? We wait.
The State Department comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline closed this week. The question remains: Will President Obama agree with us that the pipeline is in the national interest? Will he finally approve the Keystone XL pipeline? The Keystone XL pipeline is not a political issue. It is not – in spite of the multi-billion dollar investment and thousands of jobs it represents – | Read More »
RedState Will Key Vote Against the Helping Sick Americans Now Act, H.R. 1549
Mind you, we don’t have a scorecard, but we may have to use this vote to start one. The Republicans have decided to intercept the Democrats’ political football and make a touchdown for the Democrats. The Helping Sick Americans Now Act is a great sounding law that lets the GOP contrast themselves with Barack Obama on health care. But let me explain in the simplest | Read More »
HAHAHAHA. Meet Americans for a Conservative Direction, the Latest GOP Scam in Washington
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.breathe.HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.No wait . . . hang on . . . HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I’m sorry. I’d like to introduce you to “Americans for a Conservative Direction.” It’s got Haley Barbour as the head of it, whose nephew was on the RNC audit committee. | Read More »
Marriage as Purposeful Institution
When a baby is born, a mother always is nearby. The question is whether a father will be involved in the life of that child and, if so, for how long. Marriage increases the odds that a man will be committed to both the children that he helps create and to the woman with whom he does so. The recent oral arguments at the Supreme | Read More »
, marriage equality
, Proposition 8
, same sex
, Supreme Court
, What is Marriage?
Internet Sales Tax is Interstate Power Grab
The Commerce Clause of the Constitution has been used as a garbage can of left-wing jurisprudence to grant the federal government infinite power over the the citizenry for years. Ironically, the original intent of the Commerce Clause was to serve as a check on state power grabs across state lines, not as a new power for the Feds to wield over the people. Here’s what | Read More »
Obamanomics: Spending $2.5 million per job created, losing half a million on each car sold
More wild and crazy adventures in Barack Obama’s command economy, courtesy of the Washington Examiner: It’s more than a little disheartening when the chief executive officer of one of America’s most storied Fortune 500 corporations is “comfortable” with the fact that his company created a mere 10 jobs with a $25 million grant under President Obama’s economic stimulus program in 2010. The CEO in question is | Read More »