The G8 Suspends Russia: Too Little, Too Late or a Good Start?
Yesterday, the West took a small step towards recognizing Russia for what it is: a rogue state that will operate outside international norms to aggrandize power and territory to itself. The G8 officially suspended Russia from membership because of its ravaging of Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea. “International law prohibits the acquisition of part or all of another state’s territory through coercion or force,” | Read More »
Illinois Democrat’s Home Raided In Child Pornography Investigation
When Illinois Democrat Keith Farnham resigned from the State Legislature last Wednesday citing “health reasons” no one suspected his “health” problem was kiddie porn. At this writing, Farnham has not been charged with kiddie porn possession or arrested for having child pornography. The only indication of his guilt is that the FBI raided the house of a member of the state legislature looking for evidence | Read More »
Barack Obama torpedoes changes to NSA program.
Ostensibly, he’s doing something completely different: “The Obama administration is preparing to unveil a legislative proposal for a far-reaching overhaul of the National Security Agency’s once-secret bulk phone records program in a way that — if approved by Congress — would end the aspect that has most alarmed privacy advocates since its existence was leaked last year, according to senior administration officials.” “If.”
Iowa Senate Candidate Bruce Braley Insults Iowa Farmers
You won’t believe what Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley was caught on tape saying about Iowa farmers: Braley, the presumptive Democratic nominee for an open and hotly-contested Senate seat in Iowa, is a lawyer, and a former president of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, and he’s speaking here to fellow lawyers at an out-of-state fundraiser, presumably blissfully unaware that things said at fundraisers could be videotaped | Read More »
The Faith of a Corporation
A few weeks ago, Apple held its shareholders meeting and a shareholder pushed Apple CEO on the issue of global warming. The individual wanted to know if Apple would stop doing thing that put the environment, etc. ahead of profits. Tim Cook rebutted him forcefully, and rightly, that if the guy didn’t like Apple’s commitment against climate change the guy could ditch the stock. The | Read More »
Hobby Lobby’s Challenge of Obamacare Goes to SCOTUS
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Andrew Walker to discuss Hobby Lobby’s challenge of Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate that will be argued before SCOTUS today, the basis for the company’s challenge and what may happen to Hobby Lobby should they lose the case.
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Next Weekend, House Republicans Collaborate With Left-Wing Interests Against Conservatives
Next weekend, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and twenty-five other members of Congress are flying to Amelia Island to collaborate with a group dedicated to defeating conservatives in Congress. The Republican Main Street Partnership’s offshoot “Main Street Advocacy” is hosting the event at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island. Steve LaTourette, a liberal Republican former Congressman from Ohio, is the face in front of | Read More »
Tech at Night: Snowden still aiding China in addition to Russia. Net Neutrality sham revealed again.
At this point, anyone claiming Edward Snowden is anything but a spy against America is being willfully blind. Snowden now attacking alleged US operations against Communist China, an act that there is no legitimate pro-American interest in. It makes us just have to wonder what else he gave them as he gives them information and propaganda material now.
It’s kinda funny how Democrats screech like harpies about a “clean” bill for STELA, trying to block meaningful retransmission consent reform, but they’re trying to tack the IMF onto unrelated bills in the Senate.
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If you were thinking the great “income inequality” crusade was a veiled effort to bring back Marxism, you’re dead wrong. It’s not veiled at all. The Left’s academic brigades are giddy with delight that a modified version of Marxist theory is gaining purchase among Western politicians, who of course are themselves very happy to embrace a philosophy that serves as the gateway to unlimited power. Marx | Read More »
Unable To Sell Unionization On Its Merits, The UAW Turns To Race, Rappers And An Actor For Aid
With the UAW’s own staff having accused UAW bosses of “spending like the Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and after having spent tens of millions of his members’ money, with his retirement looming, time is running out for UAW boss Bob King to unionize a foreign-owned auto plant in the U.S. on his watch. Now, following the spending of up to $8,000 per vote in Chattanooga | Read More »
The US and The UK Burning The Unborn Future To Fuel The Present
So what would we give up to have it all today instead of tomorrow? A question such as that solicits information regarding an individual’s time preference. It is commonly theorized that time preference and concern over the future are inversely proportional. If you value the now, you can quote John Maynard Keynes regarding the long run. At some point concern over the future is no | Read More »
The Price Of Uncertainty
In the aftermath of the brazen dismemberment of Ukraine by Russia, many pundits have evoked the image of the annexation of the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia by Germany in 1938. There is some truth in this though the occupation of the Rhineland and the anschluss with Austria are more appropriate as Crimea is obviously the first step in Putin’s strategy and clearly is not the last | Read More »
McConnell/Reid Supermajority Lives On
Mitch McConnell couldn’t even go a few hours into this week’s Senate session without selling out conservatives and granting Harry Reid a supermajority. He delivered more than half of the GOP conference into the hands of Democrats, enabling them to gain leverage over the GOP-controlled House and pass the IMF deform package [read more here on the IMF package]. We’ve witnessed this dynamic throughout the | Read More »
Gov. John Kasich: Obamacare Medicaid Expansion is Conservative
Ohio Governor John Kasich lied to yet another Fox News host yesterday, spinning the Obamacare Medicaid expansion as a conservative program for the drug-addicted and mentally ill that will not increase federal spending.
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Aborted Babies to Kilowatts: The Triumph of Moloch
Today the Telegraph ran a story titled Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals. In it we find that Britain’s National Health Service, not being content with merely killing its patients has decided that it will be environmentally sensitive in all things. The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation | Read More »