The Races That May Determine Control of the Senate
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the now infamous attack ad from Wendy Davis, the hotly contested Senate race in Kentucky and the most important Senate races to watch as we head into the home stretch before election day.
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ISIS and the mystery of the jihadi brides
A couple of Austrian girls are seeking a do-over, so to speak: Two Austrian teens got way more than they bargained for when they abandoned their homes and families to become “poster girls” for ISIS terrorists, and now they desperately want to come home. Samra Kesinovic, 17, and friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, would love to press the undo button on the last six months, during | Read More »
Republicans Appropriated More for the CDC This Year Than Obama Requested
Democrats, like drug addicts, are convinced that just one more hit of tax dollars will give them the fix they need. Every Democratic response to any situation is to demand government spend more and blame Republicans for not spending as much as they should. The latest Democratic attack is pretty straightforward in its insanity. Because the GOP won’t let the Democrats spend more money, people | Read More »
Tech at Night: The administration’s tough talk on the Internet is meaningless
So the Obama administration for a while has been talking about failing to renew its Commerce Department contract with ICANN, the organization that runs IANA and the fundamentals of the Internet. This would create a power vacuum online, one that would gladly be filled by America’s rivals.
And all the tough talk to the contrary won’t change that.
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Meet the Incredibly Awful Democrats Behind the Push to Blame Ebola on the GOP
By now I assume you have heard about, if not seen, the most disgusting political ad of the 2014 midterm cycle. If you haven’t, let me explain. With the news of Ebola outbreaks in West Africa, and the first case of Ebola transmission in the United States, a merry band of left wing progressives decided to seize upon the fears of the nation and promptly | Read More »
CEI Study Exposes Intellectual Dishonesty of Gambling Ban Proponents
Red herrings have long been a favored tactic used by Washington DC insiders to justify otherwise illegitimate activities. Occasionally, these insiders’ ploys are exposed and undermined by an unyielding torrent of facts. Such is the case for proponents of legislation intended to overturn states’ rights to self-determination on the issue of Internet gaming by imposing a sweeping federal ban on the activity. Billionaire casino owner | Read More »
Image via BBC One Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find | Read More »
Foreign aid and the spread of Ebola
As the Ebola crisis continues, many in the public health community have expressed a belief that this current outbreak is driven by an “evolution” of the virus that makes it easier to spread. That does not seem to be the case. While numerous mutations have occurred in the virus there is no evidence that either its method of transmission or general mode of infection have | Read More »
President Obama Declares War — On the Clintons
He won’t send ground troops to fight ISIS, but the war between Barack Obama and the Clintons is heating up. The other night at Gwyneth Paltrow’s house, most of America ridiculed the teenage stalker-ish crush Paltrow admitted she had on the President. But we should examine what the President said too. One of the things he said that is getting overlooked is this: "The average | Read More »
More Evidence Surfaces of Faked Employment Numbers
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss new evidence of faked employment report numbers, what this means for the historical analysis of the data and how to fix this persistent problem.
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The New Republic Stumps for Republicans
Things have gotten pretty bad for the Democrats when the The New Republic writes an article like this arguing that Republicans should take control of the Senate. Of course, the piece is written as a scare piece for Democrats trying to encourage them to get out and vote to avoid a parade of horribles that will occur if Republicans take over. Unfortunately, TNR misses two | Read More »
Iraq requests US troops. Maybe…
The Telegraph is running a wonderfully intriguing but frustratingly un-sourced story claiming that the Iraq government has requested US troops to stem the advance of ISIS: Iraqi officials have issued a desperate plea for America to bring US ground troops back to the embattled country, as heavily armed Islamic State militants came within striking distance of Baghdad. Amid reports that Isil forces have advanced as | Read More »
Fat Lesbians Got All the Ebola Dollars, But Blame the GOP
Democrats have rushed out of the gate with an attack ad against Republicans claiming if only we had spent more money, we would be able to solve the Ebola situation. It’s a defensive ad that reeks of desperation. At a time when more and more Americans, including millennials, are concluding government just doesn’t work, it probably won’t be effective. And Republicans can respond in kind. | Read More »
Obama’s ISIS strategy enters Chernobyl phase
When Barack Obama decided to abandon US involvement in Iraq, he may not have set off the current crisis but he certainly made it possible. Now, as the situation worsens day by day, the options available to the administration become fewer and less pleasant. The silver bullet the administration has sought has been an indigenous ground force in Syria that can fight al-Qaeda, ISIS, and | Read More »