Now It’s Time to Deliver
The US government has a spending problem. The nation is over $16 trillion in debt. Federal spending must be brought under control to reduce the deficit, reduce the size of the government, and move toward a balanced budget. The Obama Administration and the Democrat-controlled Senate are committed to higher taxes, higher spending, and the government taking an ever-higher share of the US economy. This has | Read More »
How The GOP Must Restore The Republic
Sometimes the first step in building a thing of beauty is to dynamite the ugly, dying strip mall that occupies the real estate you want to build upon. We, the American Conservative Movement can rebuild once the junk gets cleared away. We just have to be ready, and we just have to avoid bailing the Progressives out of their own state-fueled death spiral of non-sustainability.
Brett Stevens of Amerika.org shows us how our society currently fulfills Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity.
Currently, our society is chasing its own tail into the abyss. The books give us certain rules and facts, and we follow those; when that doesn’t work out, we redouble our efforts using the same rules and facts. Like robots, we cannot deviate from our programming because we’ve eliminated the people who can think outside the box.
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Robert Rector’s Study: Open Borders + Welfare State = Disaster
We’ve noted many times throughout the debate over amnesty that you simply cannot legalize so many low-skilled people without reforming the welfare state. Some people don’t like to hear it, but the reality of today’s redistributive society is that the higher-skilled population transfers a tremendous amount of wealth to the lower-skilled population in the form of the tax code, entitlements, welfare, and social services. Do | Read More »
Ed Markey: foolish on Benghazi. Foolish on the Boston Marathon bombing, too?
I’d like everybody to pay close attention to this Tweet: .@mittromney more interested in bogus #Benghazi theory than battling auto bankruptcy. #battleship #p2 — Ed Markey (@MarkeyMemo) October 23, 2012 It’s from back in October of 2012, when – as Legal Insurrection very helpfully notes – Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts (D) (now running against Gabriel Gomez in a special election for MA-SEN) was doing | Read More »
Bitcoin: The Alternate Currency of Repressed Regimes?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Warren Buffet’s assessment of the bond market, Bitcoin’s shadow economy in Argentina and the online attacks that are rocking the currency.
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Louisiana Fiscal Hawks Join Democrats to Raise Taxes
Being from Louisiana, I am never surprised by its oddball politics. Many of the people who now have an “R” next to their names for the longest time had a “D” next to their names. And many of them call themselves “fiscal hawks.” These self-proclaimed fiscal hawks have decided to join the remaining liberals in the Louisiana House of Representatives and jack up taxes significantly. | Read More »
Sinners in the Hands of Angry South Carolina Voters
I make no apologies for supporting Mark Sanford in South Carolina. The Republican primary voters supported him. He has a record of voting the right way in Congress and doing the right things as Governor. Now, his personal life is a mess. That is true. I wish it were not. But I am still waiting for the perfect politician and have not found him. However, | Read More »
The fascinating homemade Elizabeth Colbert Busch attack video.
So, I was explaining to my wife Yeah, this is about the time in a South Carolina election cycle where you expect this sort of thing to surface; and she interrupted me with a There’s a formally-designated time when you release the campaign mug shots of a candidate? And I said If you actually have some? Sure: Sunday night before the election sounds about right. | Read More »
Islamic Terror in The Press: An Examination of David Sirota and The Impotence of Deduction.
Exercises in Deduction A few months ago, when a clip aired revealing that current Arab Spring president of Egypt Morsi had, before he was elected, maintained that the Jewish people are “apes and swine”, it became apparent to any rational observer of the mainstream media that the mainstream media’s knowledge of Islam is an inverse limit approaching zero. Like one of those horrendous calculus | Read More »
Hyper-sexualized, asexual America
The FDA wants 15-year-old girls to get morning-after birth-control drugs over the counter, without the knowledge or consent of either parents or doctors. President Obama says he approves of this decision. But birth-control activists say it doesn’t go far enough. They want the requirement for teenage purchasers to show photo ID dropped, and they’d really like to see 11-year-old girls getting these pills. Behind this | Read More »
See How “Normal” Same-Sex “Marriage” Is?
Via Glenn Reynolds’ post “ONE UPSIDE OF GAY MARRIAGE: Messy celebrity gay divorces!“, two “married” Hollywood gay guys are getting a “divorce” citing irreconcilable differences (the HuffPo reporter refers to the relationship this way based on a piece in People magazine, while others say the two were in a civil union; see how goofy this whole thing is?). I’ve never heard of either David Tutera, | Read More »
Elizabeth Colbert Busch must explicitly repudiate Dick Harpootlian’s bigotry.
Background: “South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian, a trial lawyer, longtime Democratic leader, and legendary figure in local politics, reportedly told a South Carolina Democratic Party dinner [Friday night*] that the Democratic challenger would send “Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from.”” Harpootlian, of course, has a history of these kinds of remarks:
Report: Repeated Attempts To Access MO CCW Database Using Leaked Password
This stunning information from KMOV’s Larry Connors: There’s evidence that someone tried to access the state website that has the list of all Missourians who have concealed weapons permits. Yesterday morning, someone tried to access the website 23 times. Governor Nixon’s administration says it is trying to find who is behind the incident. Reportedly, the login info used on the House computer was the same info the state | Read More »
Kentucky Derby Open Thread–UPDATE: Orb Wins!
The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby is nigh (neigh?) upon us.
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Black Keys Concert Review
I went to see the Black Keys live at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville last night, with the Flaming Lips. As a substantial part of what I have to say will sound negative, it is important to emphasize that it was not by any means a bad show. The band played a pretty amazing amount of material and were definitely energetic and engaged. It was not, | Read More »