ISIS Speech: a modest strategy with much to be modest about
Last night, Obama laid out what he purported to be a strategy for dealing with ISIS. It is really nothing but an amalgam of policies that not only cannot work but have been proven to not work every time they are tried. In Obama’s speech he laid out a four point strategy. First, we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists. Working | Read More »
We Are No Longer a Serious People
President Barack Obama’s address to the nation last night on the threat of ISIS and his strategy to deal with it demonstrated clearly that the American people are no longer a serious people. Prior to the speech, I gave serious consideration to a point by point analysis. After reading the text of the speech, I decided that it was really not worth the effort. The speech | Read More »
Tea Party Keeps Winning in Wisconsin
** Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron ** No other state in the union saw as big of a transformation of political control in the 2010 election as Wisconsin, going from liberal domination to conservative leadership. Following Gov. Walker’s bold collective bargaining reforms, the Left protested, whined, and forced recalls that ultimately failed. These activities spurred the Tea Party into action and gave them invaluable | Read More »
Mark Udall (D-CO) is Scared to Debate on Television
Mark Udall is not playing to win; he is playing not to lose. Udall made it official last night that he will not debate Cory Gardner on television at any point during the campaign. For a guy who is clinging to a tenuous lead in the last two months of a campaign, this cannot inspire confidence in his supporters. Instead of getting an hour of | Read More »
Wendy Davis and the ennobling of abortion
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, who is running for governor, has made a fetish of supporting abortion. Her sole qualifying factor in running for governor was her filibuster of a bill restricting abortion, a filibuster that was only possible because the leadership of the Texas legislature grossly mismanaged the bill. In her memoir “Forgetting To Be Afraid,” she recounts her personal experience in having two | Read More »
They Told Me If I Voted for the Establishment, This Would Not Happen
In this year’s Republican Senate primaries, the establishment went full nuclear on grassroots candidates and the voters that supported them, burning bridges with committed activists and engaging in shameful Democrat tactics to slander TEA Party candidates along with anyone who worked with them or for them. The ostensible reason for this absurd, scorched-earth campaign was the stated belief that TEA Party campaigns had cost Republicans | Read More »
Big Mac Could Cost $7.82 with $15 Minimum Wage
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Melissa Quinn to discuss the fight for a $15 minimum wage, how it would hurt jobs and what your favorite fast foods would cost with that pay increase.
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Where I Was On September 11
Until September 11, 2001, I worked in the World Trade Center, halfway up Tower One. I wasn’t doing political blogging at the time, but was writing “the Baseball Crank” as a weekly baseball column for the online edition of the Providence (R.I.) Journal. Here’s my account of that day, written for ProJo two days later while it was all still fresh. We run this every | Read More »
List of World Trade Center Victims Gordon M. Aamoth, Jr. Edelmiro Abad Maria Rose Abad Andrew Anthony Abate Vincent Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F. Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Jesus Acevedo Rescand Heinrich Bernhard Ackermann Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Patrick Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius Udo Adanga Christy A. Addamo Terence E. Adderley, Jr. Sophia Buruwad Addo Lee Allan Adler Daniel | Read More »
Didn’t Barack Obama Declare the War on Terror Over?
“[T]his speech is what I imagine you’d try to say to your mom if she walked in on you playing with yourself. It was awkward and we’ve caught the President with his pants down.”They were first the rebels we needed to support in Syria. Then they became a J.V. threat. Then they were amateur hour. Now they warrant a prime time address from the White | Read More »
Joe Biden begs me to vote.
One of the weirder aspects of this gig is all the spam I get from Democrats.
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EPA Proposed Regulation Would Significantly Hurt Access to Electricity
When talking about energy and environmental policy, it is a bit troublesome to watch just how recklessly big-government environmentalists unfairly and erroneously accuse individuals and organizations of the pro-free market persuasion of being “climate deniers.” Instead of engaging in thoughtful, substantive discussion, many of these environmental activists oftentimes resort to this tactic of public shaming in order to eliminate debate and to bully individuals and | Read More »
Ted Cruz’s Chief of Staff Move to Campaign Team a Hopeful Sign
If Senator Cruz builds his likely Presidential campaign team just as he built his Senate office team, he may actually have a shot. The good news is that he has taken at least one step in that direction by having Chip Roy, his Senate Chief of Staff, step down from that post to focus more attention on the political side of the business. When Ted | Read More »
93% of Democratic Senate or Governor Candidates Are White
The last primaries ended last night, and down to defeat in the Rhode Island Governor’s race went Providence Mayor Angel Tavares, the last chance for the Democrats to nominate a Hispanic candidate for one of the two big statewide offices (Senate and Governor) – while Republicans will be running two Hispanic Governors for re-election, Democrats will not have a single Hispanic candidate heading a statewide | Read More »