Organizing for Action acting to avoid organizing over #Syria.
This should not surprise. The awkward position in which progressive allies of President Barack Obama find themselves can be seen clearly in the actions of his former political arm, now called Organizing for Action, which despite the need for activists to lobby Congress to support the president’s call for military strikes, is essentially voting “present.” Capitol Hill is all but singularly focused on Obama’s push | Read More »
Barack Obama’s New Allies
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Whether he likes it or not, Obama’s proposed strike at Bashar al-Assad brings us into a direct alliance with al-Qaeda. The evidence indicates al-Qaeda is shrewdly playing the situation to gain control of Syria and Western Iraq.
Plastic Bag Bans: Coming to a City Near You?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Mark Daniels to talk about the spread of lefty-driven plastic bag bans, how they effect consumers and which cities are next.
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Tech at Night: 4chan at it again. A little known but important CDA provision under attack?
Christopher Poole’s gang is at it again, as 4chan is attacking the family of another dead teenager. I guess ‘moot’ is amoral and doesn’t care where his money comes from. If he cared he’d have kicked these sorts of people off of his site by now, instead of giving them their own sandboxes to play with.
Time Warner and CBS come to an agreement. Remember: it’s government regulations that already existed that put Time Warner in a spot here, where they had to push hard to resist a sudden doubling of price by CBS. More regulations are not the answer here.
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James Carville is Still Blaming Bush
It’s a tougher job these days, but James Carville still mans his post. He spins for the Democratic Administration. It matters not what that administration does or what he has to say in order to stay on point. James Carville spins for the Dems. His latest project involves spinning away the profound unpopularity of Barack Obama’s proposal to fire rockets and bombs at Syria for using chemical weapons to quash a rebellion against Bashir Al-Assad’s despotism. He shows the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of his bosses by doing what a Dem does when they run out of viable ideas: he blames George W. Bush.
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Howard Dean: Warmongering for #Syria attack!
I’ve been doing this blogging thing since about… 2002 or 2003, depending on how you score things; so in a weird sort of way 2004 was my first Presidential election. It was certainly the first one where I was actually paying real attention about what was going on, particularly when it came to stuff that happened before Labor Day 2004 (which is when most people | Read More »
Why GOP Leadership Is Going Along With the Syrian Misadventure
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If you have been wondering why Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor have decided to support Obama’s request to use military force in Syria, despite it being bad policy and being opposed by about 80% of Americans, the answer is easy. They are idiots.
If You Want To Send A Message Use Western Union
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In today’s Washington Post, two conservative congressmen, Mike Pompeo and Tom Cotton, attempt to make the case for supporting Obama’s Syrian adventure. Their defense is based on a religious experience that has led them to conclude Obama will do in Syria what he has already said he will not do.
Kerry was for boots on the ground before he was against them
During yesterday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the possible authorization of U.S. military action against the Syrian government, Secretary of State John Kerry got tripped up once again with his tendency to be consistently inconsistent. Kerry was asked by the Committee Chairman, New Jersey’s Democrat Senator Bob Menendez, whether the administration would accept a prohibition against having American boots on the ground. In response, | Read More »
Obama Claims He Didn’t Set A Red Line
Apparently, the Internet doesn’t exist, either. “First of all, I didn’t set a red line,” said Obama. “The world set a red line. The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons are [inaudble] and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war. Congress set a red line | Read More »
State Agency in Wisconsin Gave Thousands to Liberal Think Tank
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is currently awarding $130,000 to the Center on Wisconsin Strategy, a liberal think-tank housed at the University of Wisconsin. The DWD is a state agency that is supposed to report to Governor Scott Walker. The Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS), although housed at the University of Wisconsin, is a heavily ideological organization led by Professor Joel Rogers, who has | Read More »
The Impact of Obamacare on Your Health Insurance Premiums
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss new data from Avik Roy on the impact Obamacare has on insurance premiums for the young and the old in 13 states, how “navigators” will be able to steal your identity and why labor unions are angry with the President.
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The Ads Write Themselves
At this point, all I can hope is that the Republican primaries are devastating to incumbent Republicans. The ads write themselves — [Insert Incumbent Republican here] would not fight to defund Obamacare, but would fund a fight with Syria. What the hell happened to the Republican Party? Then I stumble across this quote: “It’s pretty striking that Heritage has decided to go full libertarian under | Read More »
On Syria: Not At This Time
For two years, President George W. Bush made a public case for an invasion of Iraq. He built public support, international support, and congressional support. His administration documented CIA intelligence on weapons of mass destruction, Saddam Hussein’s personal cheerleading over 9/11, the dictator attempting to assassinate President George H. W. Bush after the President had left office, Al Qaeda’s use of Iraq as a training | Read More »
Excuse Me, But We Are Not “Isolationists”
I’ve about had all I’m going to take from the bouncers of compassion who tell me and others all day, every day, that if we don’t bomb Syria then I, we are “isolationists.” Exhibit A: Most Republicans don’t want to become, again, the party of isolationists. Not consciously at any rate. Nearly all of them profess fidelity to a strong military, to Israel’s security, to | Read More »