So That Explains the Buzzfeed Hit
Buzzfeed and much of the rest of the press is covering the bizarre behavior of an Uber executive who wanted to dig up dirt on at least one journalist. I love Uber, but geez they behavior like Nixon runs the joint. My 9 year old and I used Uber all through New York City last week. It was a great experience. In any event, last | Read More »
Follow the Money: Keystone XL Pipeline
If we were taking a class on the impact of the 2014 midterm elections, it might be called Activism 101: Your vote matters. Certainly, the scramble of recent Congressional action (namely Senate action) on the Keystone XL Pipeline proposal is evidence that elected officials took notice of millions of voters holding them accountable through the blunt force of the ballot box. With a Louisiana Senate | Read More »
Obama immigration actions to be announced tomorrow
Via Reuters: President Barack Obama is set on Thursday to outline a controversial plan to relax U.S. immigration policy and grant relief from deportation to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants in a go-it-alone move that will deepen a partisan divide with Republicans. Sources close to the administration said the rollout would include a televised speech by Obama on Thursday night laying out the | Read More »
Obamacare is About to Bankrupt a Whole Bunch of Small Businesses
The crushing costs of compliance with the regulatory burdens of Obamacare have already been well documented, especially as they pertain to small businesses. But as small businesses prepare their corporate tax returns next year, many accountants are warning that, based on Department of Labor guidelines issued after the election, countless small businesses are about to be hit with a huge tax penalty that they simply | Read More »
Gruber and Iraq WMD: a tale of two deceptions
Okay, I admit it. My headline is a bit of a troll but now that you’re reading stick with me for a few minutes. The Gruber story continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. While Dr. Gruber has been prolific in puffing up his role, the administration has pulled out all the stops to deny Gruber was anything other than one of the | Read More »
America’s Sequestration Era Military
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David Patterson to discuss America’s sequestration hit military, the tech vs. might debate and how the budget by CR process has hurt the Pentagon’s ability to plan effectively.
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The Diluvial Effects of Sin
I’m studying for my Seminary exam, which is two weeks away. One of the things I keep coming back to is how, once you dig in, so much of the rich tapestry of the Bible is connected. Consider, if you will, sin. “In the beginning, God created the heaves and the earth.” We know that part, but go down a bit to verse six and | Read More »
While You’re Distracted, Humanum is Happening
There are more important things in life than politics. One of those things is happening as I write. Most of the world is oblivious to it. The press corps has completely ignored it. But it may be one of the most consequential events in the early twenty-first century. It is called Humanum. In Rome, at the Vatican, an interfaith gathering is occurring to discus marriage. | Read More »
Keystone: Failed. LA-SEN runoff: …DOOM.
Yup. ‘s last, desperate leap for safety came up short: the Keystone Pipeline bill that championed in the House went down in the Senate. 59-41, of course: ends his career as Senate Majority Leader as he began it. Which is to say, by toadying to the rather disassociated, yet hardcore partisan, establishment figures that run the Democratic party these days.
Gubernatorial Elections and the Message on Taxes
While there is plenty to analyze from the elections as a whole, one of the most important lessons that we can glean from the 2014 mid-terms is on taxes. The message sent this election cycle to the nation’s governors is unmistakable. Governors who enacted bold tax reforms were reelected, even when facing daunting odds. Many governors who raised taxes, or even showed support for increased | Read More »
Rose Eveleth and the #Bossy Westboro Feminists
Having solved all the world’s real problems, the rabid feminists of the world are now on a jihad to eradicate wrong thinking. Over the past few weeks a few notable things have happened on this front. In late October, some chick in New York City tried to use street theater to make a point. She walked around downtown New York for allegedly 10 hours and | Read More »
The government needs to start respecting us
Jim Geraghty at National Review takes note of an ad for ‘s runoff, in which Republicans are charged with showing Barack Obama “so much disrespect,” and sees a bigger lame-duck Democrat campaign theme struggling to crack out of its eggshell: Watch for this maneuver more in the coming months. Barack Obama has lost the Democratic control of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Democrats in | Read More »
All of #GruberGate, Explained in 2 minutes
Our own Ben Howe made this video for the folks at American Commitment that explains the entire #GruberGate kerfuffle in 2 minutes. The video is damning and really explains what ought to be page A1 material on every newspaper in the whole country. Check it out: Visit the American Commitment webpage for more great material. Keep up the good work, Ben!
Delusion: The Minimum Wage Ended Slavery
Late last week, a prominent Wisconsin liberal community organizer offered this gem of historical insight on Wisconsin Public Radio: “In fact, we had a system where we didn’t require employers to pay anything at all, it was called slavery.” The liberal was Jennifer Epps-Addison, who leads Wisconsin Jobs Now, an SEIU-founded and funded group that functions as a get-out-the-vote operation for Democrats during elections and | Read More »
A Loss For Cruz and a Win For Texas
Three years ago my friend Chip Roy was in a bed at MD Anderson in Texas fighting cancer and undergoing chemo. He was constantly on my prayer list. Employed by Governor Perry, Chip had helped Perry write his book and struggled with the effects of his cancer treatment. From there, Chip went to work for . I wrote at the time that this was the | Read More »