MO Highway Patrol Contradicts Gov Nixon On CCW Leak
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has some explaining to do. Earlier today during a hearing led by state Senator Kurt Schaefer, Col. Ron Replogle of the Missouri Highway Patrol confessed that Missouri state law was violated (which I shared yesterday here) and the full list of conceal carry permit holders was sent to the federal government: The head of the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Thursday | Read More »
Leftist Groups Legislate Same Day Voter Registration, Election Integrity Hardest Hit
A bill just introduced in the Colorado legislature would allow voter registration through Election Day, beginning July 1 of this year. The legislation, which was drafted by Common Cause, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), America Votes, and various other left-wing organizations, contains provisions similar to fraud-plagued election policies in the state of Wisconsin. According to emails obtained by Media Trackers | Read More »
Liberals, New York Times Misrepresent Wisconsin Shooting
Gun control advocates have seized upon a Brookfield, Wisconsin shooting last year as evidence validating their drive for more restrictive gun laws. The tragic story of the Azana Spa shooting on a Sunday last October has risen to a leading anecdote in the gun debate thanks to the efforts of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The New York Times in a Thursday story declared that, “Cases | Read More »
The Fundamental Flaws with Comprehensive Immigration Deform
There’s one overarching problem with all of the proposals for comprehensive immigration reform. They are being drafted by the same La Raza/big labor/big corporate welfare coalition that blew up our immigration system and engendered this problem in the first place. Having a couple of Republicans lend their names to the pack of wolves guarding the henhouse of “reform” will not change the fact that these | Read More »
Ohio Socialized Medicine Lobby Rallies Like It’s 2009
Hundreds of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Medicaid expansion advocates rallied in front of the Ohio Statehouse on April 11, 2013, calling for the General Assembly to expand the entitlement program at an annual cost of billions in federal spending and hundreds of millions in state spending. After years of failed “stimulus” bills, broken health reform promises, and trillion-dollar deficits from President Obama, | Read More »
Kentucky Democrat alleges Progress Kentucky behind Mitch McConnell wiretap.
I’m not going to be cute about this: Progress Kentucky is a racist organization. We know this because they went after Mitch McConnell’s wife for being, apparently, a spy for the Chinese. Progress Kentucky is a crazy organization. We know this because they thought that Ashley Judd was a viable candidate for Kentucky Senate (nobody else did, honestly). And, allegedly, Progress Kentucky is a stupid | Read More »
Moral government, inadequate people
John Adams sized up the Constitution as suitable “only for a moral and religious people; it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” To some extent, this is true of every body of law. People can change the law, after all, or rebel against it entirely. The Constitution can be altered by amendment, so even if America had remained utterly faithful to the | Read More »
White House Seeks to Delay Medicaid Cuts in Obamacare
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the White House effort to delay Medicaid cuts it included in Obamacare and how this impacts the states.
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Tech at Night: Fox confirms my theory about Aereo. CISPA advances.
CISPA continues to remain the big story right now. It’s moving on, though some are concerned that it was effectively renegotiated in back room meetings. It needs scrutiny before passage, I’m thinking. It’s probably a decent but watered-down bill at this point, but let’s look before supporting at this point. We need a good cybersecurity bill, not just any old thing.
Which is exactly what Jay Rockefeller is up to: flailing about, expanding government willy-nilly, in the name of cybersecurity. The SEC? Doing Cybersecurity? Insane.
I like the idea of the Internet Freedom bill, though. The global trend is away from freedom online, and it’s up to us to try to do something about it. The idea that the bill would hurt Net Neutrality is just a bonus.
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North Korea And The Enigmatic Threat.
People can’t quite figure out Kim Jung Un. They couldn’t quite figure out the last Kim either – or the one before that. The North Koreans have a cyclical pattern or making loud threats against the US and South Korean until they get paid and then they recline until the next time they’ve driven their society into another ditch.
Each new crisis results in two diametrically opposed opinions. One goes that the North Koreans are bluffing once more and suggests we should just ask them how it will cost this time to make them pipe down. Guy Somerset posts an article in Takimag that represents this school of thought. He holds King Jung Un in contempt from his opening paragraph.
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Missouri Secretly Shares Entire CCW List With Feds Against State Law
Missouri State Senator Kurt Schaefer confirmed today that the Missouri Highway Department did in fact share confidential CCW lists with the federal government in violation of Missouri law. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has twice turned over the entire list of Missouri concealed weapon permit holders to federal authorities, most recently in January, Sen. Kurt Schaefer said Wednesday. Questioning in the Senate Appropriations Committee revealed that on | Read More »
Lawmakers Demand Army Apologize for Anti-Christian Briefing
At least a dozen members of Congress have signed a letter demanding the Secretary of the Army rescind and apologize for a briefing that labeled Evangelical Christians and Catholics as religious extremist groups, sources on Capitol Hill tell me. “This is astonishing and offensive,” read a draft of the letter written by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO). “We call on you to rescind this briefing and | Read More »
Partisan Bill Allowing Voter Preregistration By 16-Year-Olds Moves Through Colorado General Assembly
House Bill 1135 (HB 1135), which would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote in Colorado, has turned into a one-sided attempt by Democrats to boost youth registration in the state despite proponents’ claims of bipartisanship with a goal of fair and accessible elections. While over 85 individual lobbyists and consulting groups have signed on to HB 1135, the only supporters of the bill | Read More »
The Busch League Campaign of Elizabeth COLBERT!!!!! Busch Goes Straight to Race Baiting
Elizabeth COLBERT Busch, who if you must know is like OMG Becky she’s Stephen Colbert’s sister!!!!!!!!!!!!!, is taking money from groups who are opposed to Boeing making the 787 in South Carolina. That’s not playing well. She tried to deflect it by pointing out Mark Sanford got contributions from the same unions. Except . . . well . . . it was actually Sanford Bishop | Read More »
Chained CPI and unbound illusions
Tucked into the morass of accounting fraud and tax increases that form the bulk of President Obama’s 2014 budget proposal is an endorsement of “chained CPI,” a new way of using the Consumer Price Index to calculate inflation. It’s one of the few truly serious elements of Obama’s otherwise delusional budget and its $744 billion deficit. (But that’s only half the size of the last | Read More »