A License to Drill
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Scott Lincicome to discuss America’s energy production, restrictions that keep us from exporting oil and natural gas, and what economic benefits a new policy could bring.
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Defund Obamacare or Bust
It’s really simple, folks. Everything boils down to Obamacare. Do we really believe that Obamacare will make private health insurance unaffordable? Do we really believe Obamacare will bankrupt the nation and relegate the next generation of Americans to a dimmer future of less freedom and opportunity? Do we really believe Obamacare will create incorrigible dependency? Dow we really believe that Obamacare will lead to a | Read More »
Susan Crawford’s Captive Audience Filled with Misplaced Fear
From the diaries by Neil Susan Crawford, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, is in our nation’s capital today to promote her new book, Captive Audience. The book declares the United States is suffering from broadband inequality because no “privately provided wired Internet access product . . . can compete with cable.” Its proposed solution to this alleged monopoly is government ownership and control | Read More »
Yahoo! and Seriously Stupid Media Coverage
I begin this morning with a decidedly non-political topic.Yahoo! has a new CEO named Marissa Meyer. She just had a baby. She was criticized during her pregnancy for how she would or would not take maternity leave. Basically everything the lady does appears to be criticized.But the newest media outrage is perhaps the stupidest, most selfish bottom feeding outrage the media can muster.Marissa Meyer has | Read More »
Eating Their Own: Angry Union Bosses Threaten To Attack Senate Democrats Over NLRB Inaction
Union bosses have a problem. After spending $4.4 billion on politics
since 2005, and even with their very own union-funded President in the White House, for every step gained, union bosses have seen their agenda fall two steps back since Obama has taken office and–by gosh!
–they’re not going to take it anymore!
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Tech at Night: Light regulation brings fierce telecom innovation. Make Pandora pay their own way. Reform all IP.
So Republicans checked up on the Broadband Stimulus, yet another pork barrel spending project by the President, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid: Surprise! It was a wasteful failure, like the rest of the jobless stimulus.
IP reform: I’m not optimistic of copyright reform soon, though it is a populist thing the TEA party could do against Hollywood and the joint efforts of big government and big business. But implementing loser pays against only patent trolls would be nice. But don’t forget that trademarks are completely out of hand, too.
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The Veiled Reference to Nixon
Bob Woodward was pretty clearly making a comparison between Barack Obama and Richard Nixon.Here is his remark: Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’ Or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need’ or even Bill Clinton | Read More »
Buying Access in Obama’s Washington
A recent story in the New York Times shined a light on the kind of access that big money donors are given to the President and the White House. Organizing for Action, the tax exempt “social welfare group” that has evolved from his campaign committee, is raising funds to further President Obama’s agenda in his second term including initiatives like climate change and gun control. | Read More »
Mitch McConnell’s voting record chickens come home
Sen. Mitch McConnell has never been a big fan of the Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative Washington D.C. group committed to replacing moderate Republicans with fiscal hawks. It’s about to get a whole lot worse for him. The Club has released its 2012 Congressional Scorecard which shows Sen. McConnell with his lowest score since 2008. Think bailouts. The 2012 votes that could cost Sen. McConnell dearly | Read More »
Who is Going to Put an End to the McCain/Graham Circus?
How often do you find Democrats scoring points for the opposing team on a daily basis? Never. Yet that is what Lindsey Graham and John McCain, the defacto leaders of the GOP Senate, accomplish every day. Worse, they use their bully pulpit to muddle the GOP message in the eyes of the public and convince the rest of the conference to join their merry band | Read More »
PrimaryMyCongressman.Com: Possibly the Greatest Idea Ever
Club for Growth Action, which is one of the few conservative organizations on the right that actually puts their money where their mouth is, has an excellent new website up at www.PrimaryMyCongressman.ComThey started with nine squishy Republicans but a spokesman tells me they will rotate other squishes in and out depending on how they vote.Folks, these Nine Congressmen and women are squishy, much too malleable | Read More »
The Sequester: Sturm Und Drang and Fecal Fertilizer
I hate to admit that I work for our pathetic, whiny, pussified excuse for a Federal Government. I am a Civil Servant, but I promise not to whine about how much I’ve had to pay for tampons over the looming Sequestration !CRISIS! You see, Sequestration stands poised to invade our galaxy. Run for the Hills! Flee, you fool. DOOM is at hand. The bloodied Sword of Damocles hangs tenuously above the callow heads of our fair and innocent citizens. As Bill Paxton’s PTSD’d Space Marine put it in Aliens: “GAME OVER, MAN! GAME OVER!”(NSFW – language)*
Just how bad and how vile is the carnage? What could lay low the American Nation and strew the flotsam and jetsam of a lifetime’s worth memories across the fruited plains? We quiver like pillars of gelatin before a reduction of outlays totaling $44Bn out of $3,553Bn. Yep. We’re reducing the current year budget by less than 2%. $44Bn out of $3,553Bn roughly approaches a budgetary number equal to the left-hand limit of chicken-(expletive)! That’s how pathetically little this sequestration really cuts.
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George McClellan’s Ghost Must be Advising Congressional Conservatives
Forget John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. Conservatives in the House and Senate have been hit with the stupid stick. All I can think is that George McClellan’s ghost is whispering in their ear.The conservatives in Congress — forget Republican leaders for a minute — want to make their stand not on the continuing resolution to keep the government going, but on the debt ceiling.Each time | Read More »
Andrew McCarthy on Benghazi, Sharia Law and John Brennan
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Andrew McCarthy to discuss his new book, the Benghazi hearings and the new leadership at the State Department, DOD and the CIA.
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The Magical Word “Women”
If we’ve come to the point where Republicans believe that dealing with domestic violence is within the purview of the federal government, we should just stick a fork in the party. Yet, not only do Republicans in the House plan to reauthorize the wasteful and politically-motivated Violence Against Women Act, they plan to pass the Senate version (S.47), which contains egregious anomalies. The Senate bill | Read More »