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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 »
Selling your labor
Much of the discussion at the 2013 Defending the American Dream summit in Orlando, Florida concerned the importance of cultural engagement. Bill Whittle gave a riotously funny, but also very thoughtful, speech about the difficulty of doing battle with a popular culture that portrays some element of the conservative movement or Republican Party as the villain in every story and song. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) | Read More »
Obama Re-enacts Bay of Pigs Invasion
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In 1961, John F. Kennedy went along with a harebrained scheme to liberate Castro’s Cuba with a small force of expatriates without air or artillery support. One would have thought we would have learned a lesson. Apparently not.
New Labor Management Standards? Union Bosses Get Another Radical Ally Into A Position of Power
Union bosses got another ally into a position of power last month with the appointment of union lawyer and labor professor Michael Hayes to become the director a little-known, but powerful Department of Labor sub-agency called the Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS).
As the new director of the OLMS, Michael Hayes is not just a union attorney and law professor, he is an advocate with extremely pro-union views.
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Advice to Members of Congress regarding #syria.
Apparently, somewhere about half* of Republicans in Congress follow @redstate on Twitter, so there’s a decent chance that they’ll see this advice. Anyway, I’ve been banging a drum on this issue all weekend, but I’ll bang it again: vote your conscience. Don’t feel pressured to vote against intervention, for intervention, for a different kind of intervention than the one you favor, or any other combination | Read More »
Obama’s Sticky Syria Situation
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by DB Grady to discuss the situation in Syria, what options America has for involvement, and spying at the NSA.
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Syria: A Romance
That did not take long. Less than a year ago, the Washington press corps looked likely to divorce Barack Obama. He had rocked their relationship with the Department of Justice probing Fox News’ James Rosen, the Associated Press, and others. But like Gollum and the precious, the Washington press corps has found separation too hard. Syria has reconciled the President and Court. With his decision | Read More »
Tech at Night: Private Manning loses Wikipedia, Anonymity aids a murderer?
I enjoy that in America, we refuse to give official sanction of the radical appropriation of May Day, and instead have a Labor Day on a completely different day, separating ourselves from anti-liberty radicals.
You can tell the anti-NSA people are really scraping the bottom of the barrel now in their attempts to attack the agency. It’s kind of ridiculous. Even if we take traitor Edward Snowden at his word, despite how he could easily have modified or even fabricated parts of or entire documents to push an agenda, it’s actually the NSA’s job to spy on foreign agents like the Qatar-funded Al Jazeera.
Of course, this is really interesting timing for DEA to be seeking massive amounts of call metadata. That’s not going to go over well with the libertarians. Then again, I don’t know if it’ll sway anyone who didn’t already favor free dope and sodomy. Sorry, but it’s true. You can talk a lot of people into part-way legalizations of cannabis, but it takes a hardcore radical to go all the way and legalize opiates and cocaine.
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