A Bunch of Squishes Chosen for the Super A House Committees
It’s not enough to merely elect conservatives to the House as rank-and-file members. As we’ve seen the past few weeks, it’s all about getting the right people into leadership and important committee assignments. Unfortunately, the roster of major committee chairmen is quite dismal, to say the least. Worse yet, it appears that the top 3 ‘Super A’ domestic policy committees will once again be filled | Read More »
House Passes STEM Immigration Reform. Racialists Go Crazy.
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This week the House passed an immigration reform bill which gives a relatively easy path to legal residency for foreign students at American universities with advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This welcome step was immediately attacked by the racialist caucus of the Democrat party because it brings in self sufficient immigrants not government dependents.
LNG and Natural Gas Exports: A Primer
Natural gas exports were unthinkable five years ago, but the shale gas revolution means excess supply and lower prices. Political opposition looms.
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The National Health Service murders babies in Great Britain.
Oh, they don’t murder every baby. Just the babies that the National Health Service needs to murder in order to hit its ‘death pathway’ quotas thinks aren’t possible to save. Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’. Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only | Read More »
Tech at Night: Darrell Issa, the legislative machine vs Barack Obama’s cowardice on Internet liberty.
Who’s anti-science? We set up a bill to bring in more foreign scientist and engineers through the STEM Act, then pass the bill with virtually no Democrat support, and then get called ‘racist.’ Apparently science degrees are racist now, according to (frankly delusional) Democrats.
And more by the ever-busy Darrell Issa: his Reddit outreach continues as he promotes his two-year legislative and regulatory moratorium in the IAMA act (even the name is a nod to that community). But, based on the linked article, they’re looking for reasons to oppose. Left-’libertarians’ are too much reflexive fanbois of unchecked state power, when Democrats get to have that power. But, we’ll see.
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Ken Salazar’s war on Drakes Bay Oyster Company, Science.
Executive summary: a bunch of people in Marin County, California made a serious mistake, forty years ago. To wit, they trusted the federal government to honor an agreement by which the Drakes Bay Oyster Company transferred ownership of their land (in order to protect the wetlands from development) in exchange for 40 year leases on that land in perpetuity. Several years ago, the folks who | Read More »
Governor Kasich Continues to Frame Fracking Tax Hike as Targeting “Big Oil”
Governor John Kasich stood by his proposal to increase severance taxes on oil and natural gas “fracking” in Ohio, framing the plan as a boost for small businesses on the backs of Big Oil during a question and answer session at an Ohio Farm Bureau event.
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Howard Dean: Fiscal Cliff Is The Best Deal Progressives Will Get
In an interview on Morning Joe this morning, Howard Dean declared that going over the “fiscal cliff” provided the Democrats with their best outcome. He is right. It is also the best outcome for conservatives.
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GOP Between A Cliff And A Cave
With only four weeks remaining before the ominously named “fiscal cliff” the White House made its official offer to Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: Obama’s proposal, as outlined by Republicans, would purportedly trim the debt by about $4 trillion over the next decade, in part through spending cuts already in force and savings from ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. | Read More »
VIDEO: There’s Still Time President Obama
In 2008, President Obama campaigned on hope and change. He made lofty promises from closing Gitmo to changing the sea levels. At a debate in 2008, in between John McCain obsessively saying “my friends”, we heard a different Barack Obama than teh one we hear today. One that believed we must deal with our entitlement crisis and we must deal with it swiftly. He addressed | Read More »
A Fair Share of Taxes?
Every year, the Tax Foundation does extraordinary work breaking down and analyzing the macro tax data from the IRS. We’ve cited their work on numerous occasions in an effort to militate the tax myths propagated by the left. If you were traveling here from a different country and only heard media reports of our tax code, you would come away with the conclusion that the rich | Read More »
Congressman Tom Price on the Fiscal Cliff Negotiations
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Congressman Tom Price to discus Fiscal Cliff negotiations, and if the White House can agree to spending cuts. Then Ben and I talk about the latest consumer spending numbers and why they paint a grim picture of the economy.
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In politics, self-awareness matters. It does. When I was a political consultant, I told my clients my first two rules. The first was to know when you were in the minority, even when you thought you were right. The second was to know yourself as others see you. Self-awareness matters. Were I to run for the Senate, it would be a terribly nasty campaign. It’d | Read More »
Can We Finally Bury the Palestinian Fairy Tale?
Nothing has illustrated the definition of insanity more than the cycle of propping up the Palestinian Authority under the the assumption that they are moderates, in the hopes of achieving peace. Yesterday’s vote by the UN to recognize a Palestinian country on parts of Israel’s sovereign territory should be the final straw to end this craziness that has consumed our foreign policy for 20 years. | Read More »
Only a fool would think that the same Congress that got us in this mess can get us out of this mess. The fiscal cliff is the byproduct of multiple congressional compromises to kick several different cans down the road. Now they’ve all landed in the same spot. Both sides are trying to kick multiple cans at one time and are kicking each other instead. | Read More »