The Left’s Pre-Emptive SCOTUS Bashing Over Halbig
Josh Marshall of TalkingPointsMemo knows almost nothing about the law, as any lawyer who has read his material over the years can attest. He’s not an attorney, has never been one, doesn’t have a law degree, and so far as I know has never even taken a law class. Nor is he an expert or seasoned SCOTUS-watcher of any sort. He has literally no basis | Read More »
Why Halbig is a Big Deal
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Kloster to discuss the pair of big decisions in cases against Obamacare yesterday, what the Halbig ruling would mean if upheld at SCOTUS and if Chief Justice Roberts could be the swing vote when this case reaches the highest court in the land.
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Beretta USA flees Maryland for greener pastures
The gunmaker Beretta has announced it will be relocating its manufacturing facility in Prince Georges County, Maryland to a new facility in Gallatin, Tennessee. The move will cost Maryland 160 direct jobs plus an undetermined number of jobs related to the manufacturing jobs. In the past, companies made this kind of decision based on finances. A manufacturing company fleeing a high-tax, high-regulation, closed-shop state for | Read More »
The Chamber’s Immigration Stance Hurts Their Georgia Pick
All the public and private polling I saw, like this for example, had Jack Kingston ahead of David Perdue. All the buzz privately was Kingston ahead of Perdue. And Kingston lost. I supported him. He’s one of the few candidates I supported in the Georgia runoffs who lost. And I can tell you why Kingston lost. I have evening drive time on the most listened | Read More »
The Great Society’s 4th Decade – An American Tragedy
The High IQ of The Great Society Maybe Lyndon Johnson really didn’t say what he was famously accused of having said about his welfare programs. I would hope so; given that if he were pursuing a bribes-for-votes strategy, then he has miserably failed. This is what typically happens when a welfare state discovers the fundamental economic paradox. From Wikipedia we can | Read More »
LiveBlog – #WeWillNotConform
Thanks to The Blaze and Freedomworks, I was privileged to be invited to liveblog Glenn Beck’s live Common Core event tonight in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Below the fold I’ll be providing regular updates on the event for those who were not able to attend in theaters tonight to hear the information on how to defeat this Federal intrusion into education. Enjoy! 7:56pm (ET) – Glenn is on | Read More »
Bad Roger Simon calls National Guardsmen child-killers. …Does Politico agree? @politico
Let me explain the entire good/bad thing. There’s Roger Simon, over at Pajamas Media. I generally call him ‘Good’ Roger Simon, because that way I can distinguish him from the Roger Simon over at Politico, who I used to typically call ‘Bad’ Roger Simon. Only now I’m just going to call Bad Roger Simon nothing but Bad Roger Simon, on the basis of this particular | Read More »
Does God Love Women Who’ve Had Abortions?
I have to say I didn’t know what to expect when I attended “Does God Love Women Who’ve Had Abortions?” at Netroots Nation. It seemed odd to even have a panel discussing God at an event for the same people who booed God at their convention. I was really hoping that, at the least, they wouldn’t mislead women on this issue. To be clear, | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Obama home shopping and campaigning while world crumbles around him
Rumors continue to swirl that the Obamas are purchasing a home in Rancho Mirage in an affluent gated community known as Thunderbird Heights near Palm Springs, California. The rumors began last month when it was reported in June that the Obamas were staying in the home of a homosexual couple living in the same Thunderbird Heights neighborhood on their last trip to California: The Obama | Read More »
The case against an Unconditional Basic Income
An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an external force acts upon it. –Sir Isaac Newton Many moons ago with I was a mid-grade infantry captain in the US Army I was selected for an assignment as an investigator with the Department of the Army Inspector General’s office at the headquarters of the US Army Recruiting Command. One of the great | Read More »
DC Circuit Blocks Obamacare Subsidies, Mandate in 36 States
A divided panel of the DC Circuit this morning handed down its long-awaited decision in Halbig v Burwell, holding 2-1 that Obamacare does not provide subsidies for purchases of insurance on the federal Healthcare.gov exchange, and that the individual mandate does not apply in states that have not established their own state exchanges. The decision, based on the plain language of the statute (and not | Read More »
Airfare Going Up? Blame Paul Ryan and the GOP. Seriously.
Airfare is getting more expensive. The Transportation Security Administration is raising security fees. Fox News has a report on it. But in the interests of intellectual honesty, we here on a Republican site and I, a formerly elected Republican official, do need to point out that the American public has Paul Ryan and the GOP to blame for it. The House Republicans let Paul Ryan | Read More »
Rick Perry vs. Rand Paul and the Start of the 2016 GOP Primary
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the opening salvos fired in the 2016 GOP primary, Rick Perry’s makeover and who the GOP dark horse may be.
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Politico Butt Hurt Over Rick Perry, Securing the Border, and “Abortion Barbie”
The former Chief Washington correspondent used to work for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. He left Politico, went to work for Wasserman-Schult, then returned to be “chief” Washington correspondent. (He’s gone again now) Multiple other Politico reporters have been involved in liberal causes. But the newspaper pretends to be objective. Occasionally though, it lets its guard down and we get to see its routine liberal outrage and | Read More »
Malaysia Air MH-17: Vladimir Putin gets away with murder
It is certain that a Russian made anti-aircraft missile fired by Russian armed, trained, and commanded Ukrainian “separatists” shot down Malaysia Air flight MH-17 last week killing all 298 passengers and crew aboard. The only outstanding question is the degree to which this was a conscious act perpetrated by the Russian government under the leadership of Vladimir Putin. I say the only open question is | Read More »