It Is Time for Ted Cruz to Leave the National Republican Senatorial Committee
Ted Cruz is the Vice Chairman for Grassroots Outreach of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (“NRSC”). It is through that appointment that the NRSC hoped to patch up its differences with conservatives. Instead, it is more and more clear the NRSC is both at war with those groups who support Ted Cruz and at war with those candidates most likely to assist Ted Cruz in | Read More »
97 Days in 2 Years: Pat Roberts Rarely Goes to Kansas
Pat Roberts continues to prove he is Virginia’s third senator. His wife is a realtor there; his car has Virginia tags; he pays more property tax there than Kansas; his primary residence is there; the tax bills for his Kansas rental property go there — you get the picture. Now comes even more. USA Today is reporting that in the last two years, Pat Roberts, | Read More »
BREAKING: People Read Blogs in Mississippi. NRSC Blames Chris McDaniel For Mississippi Literacy.
“[T]he Cochran campaign and NRSC decided to exploit the show of concern for political gain by lying about who knew what.” Thad Cochran is getting his butt kicked in Mississippi by conservative challenger Chris McDaniel. That has sent the NRSC and its friends into a tailspin and they are desperate to tar and feather Chris McDaniel. Some freak in Mississippi has handed them their latest | Read More »
Was Brendan Eich removed to get closed source DRM into Firefox?
It’s quite a theory, and I’m not sure what to make of it, but via Instapundit I ran into the allegation that the real reason Brendan Eich was removed as the head of Mozilla wasn’t the homosexual “marriage” issue at all, but rather that he stood in the way between Hollywood-friendly restrictions called Digital Rights Managment (“DRM”) being added to the open source browser Firefox.
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Tech at Night: The Obama FCC meets, and is pretty terrible.
So the European Union has invented a “right to be forgotten”, that is forcing Google to censor its results. Given the history of Nazi war criminals trying desperately to be forgotten, this is an odd thing for the EU to be doing.
While they are opt-out, a rare thing when it comes to government, UK government censorship of the Internet exists, and nobody’s doing a thing about it at this point.
but the big story this week was the FCC meeting. It was pretty terrible, over all. A lot more on that after the jump.
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Tags: Ajit Pai
, Incentive Auctions
, Lee Terry
, Mike O'Rielly
, Net Neutrality
, Patent Trolls
, Phone Kill Switch
, Picking winners and losers
, Right to be Forgotten
, Tech at Night
, Title II Reclassification
, Tom Wheeler
Democrats’ youth vote for 2014 looks like… 2010’s.
Just the one poll, of course – and note that it was done by a Democratic pollster, so don’t assume that ‘scaring the heebie-jeebies out of the Left’ isn’t part of the business model – but it does seem to fit. It does not really surprise me that the Democrats can only count on 37% of its 2012 youth vote in 2014; as Aaron Blake noted, the | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Weekend Open Thread
I’m going to an exciting conservative conference tomorrow here in Riverside, CA. It is the first of its kind in the area and will bring together a lot of Southern California Tea Party groups as well as local conservative radio hosts, politicians and other patriotic concerned citizens. Among the array of speakers are Dinesh D’Souza, Ann Coulter, Tea Party favorite gubernatorial candidate, Tim Donnelly, and | Read More »
Eric Cantor kills a stealth amnesty bill
Despite the fact that very few people care about immigration, the Vichy wing of the GOP has insisted on pressing ahead on the irrational impulse TO DO SOMETHING. One of the worst ideas out there is one being flogged by California Republican Jeff Denham. His idea is to put the DREAM Act on steroids. In Mr. Denham’s reasoning, it is a great idea to take | Read More »
This woman is going to hang for being Christian
Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, the pregnant 27-year old is the mother of a 20-month old boy and wife of American citizen Daniel Wani, has been sentenced to death by a semi-literate savage in the dystopic Third World craphole that is Sudan. Her crime: apostasy. She had the misfortune to be born of muslim father and Orthodox mother. Her father abandoned the family when she was | Read More »
The criminal population
Most people accept the basic proposition that a law-abiding citizen shouldn’t be harassed or punished by the government. The almost universal initial reaction to contact with a government entity is, “But I didn’t do anything wrong!” The vast majority of Americans would consider it outrageous if they were personally hassled, fined, or imprisoned without any legal violation. In fact, leaving aside legal principles about how “ignorance | Read More »
Eric Shinseki Engages In Epic Dodge
Embattled and circling the drain, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki has engaged in an epic dodge. Today he announced the resignation (via Roll Call) of Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Health, Dr. Robert Petzel: The chief health official at the Department of Veterans Affairs resigned Friday, amid an ongoing scandal about wait times and deaths within the VA health system. “Today, I accepted | Read More »
If you like your neighborhood you can keep your neighborhood
One of the more entertaining traits of liberals is their unflinching desire to Balkanize the United States into a loose amalgam of racial and ethnic grievance groups. Unhappy with the existence of only two sexes, liberals have now created “sexual orientation” so that the psychologically disordered can be celebrated. Probably nowhere is this more rigorously advocated than in K-12 education where liberals dominate the institutions | Read More »
Big differences among GOP candidates in Alabama Six
Over at the Weekly Standard,,Maria Santos asks, “Can You Spot the Differences” among the seven Republicans running to replace retiring Rep. Spencer Baucus in Alabama’s sixth congressional district. According to Santos, Debates between the candidates “barely matter” because the candidates “support essentially the same things” and “even recite many of the same tropes.” That may be, but as we pointed out last month there are | Read More »
, Alabama’s sixth congressional district
, chad mathis
, Erick Erickson
, Gary Palmer
, Paul DeMarco
, Scott Beason
, Spencer Baucus
The End of Fannie and Freddie?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a bill to end Fannie and Freddie, how that would impact your mortgage rate and the political fallout from reforming housing finance.
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