Lois Lerner Attorney: Purpose Of Hearing Is Just “To Embarrass Or Burden Her”
This was just too much. Lerner’s attorney offers this excuse as to why she’s pleading the 5th: Lerner ‘has not committed any crime or made any misrepresentation,’ Taylor’s letter read, ‘but under the circumstances she has no choice but to take this course.’ He is asking the oversight committee to excuse Lerner from testifying, claiming that calling her in a congressional hearing would ‘have no | Read More »
Democrats Fight Against Lies Told To Women
According to The Hill, there is new legislation coming down the pipe that aims to protect women from being lied to about their health care. Democrats in the House and Senate are looking to stop what they say are deceptive advertising practices by anti-abortion health clinics that imply they offer abortion services, but instead encourage birth and promote adoption. The legislation is aimed at crisis | Read More »
Serfdom for dummies
Serfdom is making a big comeback these days. It never really went out of style, of course, but it’s remarkable how many people are now willing to submit to government authority without question, or without much in the way of expectations. Shoddy performance, from fiscal insolvency to a moribund economy, is no cause for outrage among the modern serfs. They accept the “New Normal” without | Read More »
Mitch McConnell Supports Schumer’s Amnesty/Immigration Deform Bill
It looks like Mitch McConnell’s pass from Chuck Schumer to publicly remain silent on the amnesty bill has expired. While McConnell has come out of the witness protection program to attack the ‘low-hanging fruit’ IRS scandal with alacrity, he has remained silent on the most profound threat to our Republic – the Schumer immigration reform bill. How can the sitting GOP leader remain silent on | Read More »
Somebody’s mucking around with Sharyl Attkisson’s computers?
Well. Isn’t this a thing: Sharyl Attkisson, the Emmy-award winning CBS News investigative reporter, says that her personal and work computers have been compromised and are under investigation. “I can confirm that an intrusion of my computers has been under some investigation on my end for some months but I’m not prepared to make an allegation against a specific entity today as I’ve been patient and | Read More »
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse And Lizz Winstead Refuse To Let A Crisis Go To Waste
I apologize. Lizz Winstead is no longer part of The Daily Show. An earlier version of this article strongly implied that she still directed the content of Daily Show jokes. ‘This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives,’ wrote comedian Lizz Winstead, in a tweet, around 3:30 Monday afternoon. (HT:Daily Mail) Earlier this Spring I pondered why this | Read More »
Former Arizona Attorney General Talks Immigration Reform and Border Security
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods to discuss the immigration reform bill in the Senate, problems he faced as a border state AG and why new technology could help us secure the border.
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Governor Perry, Please Veto SB 346
I think Governor Rick Perry is the conservative Ben Kenobi. I started to title this piece, “Help me Obi Wan Perry, You’re My Only Hope.” In light of the IRS scandal, you would think that Texas Republicans would not be so foolish as to vote for SB 346 in the state legislature, but apparently they are that foolish. The legislation, in Texas of all places, | Read More »
Tech at Night: Apple negotiates while Pandora lobbies. Chinese attacks continues.
You know what happens when you use other people’s email services, such as Yahoo or Google? You become especially vulnerable to attacks on your privacy, including the ability of the government to search your email provider’s computers. The ECPA is a red herring, really. Sure, we an tweak it, but when you use somebody else’s computer, I’m not sure you should have much of an expectation of privacy.
Hey, look: While Pandora spends money lobbying to try to change the law to rig the system, Apple is negotiating to get what it wants for Internet radio like a free market participant should.
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Do Our Republicans Have a Pass on this One?
A common ploy in parliamentarian scheming is for leaders to hand out hall passes for vulnerable members to vote against leadership’s proposal, knowing that it has the votes to pass anyway. The rationale is that those members should be able to hoodwink their constituents without compromising passage of the bill. This dynamic usually plays out with the leadership and rank-and-file of the same party, but | Read More »
The proper attitude of government towards its citizens is humility. The State kneels before the people who invest it with terrible authority. The Declaration of Independence and Constitution are full of language that illustrates this relationship, but you don’t have to look back that far, because American politicians constantly cloak themselves in the language of humility. They always talk about how honored they are to receive | Read More »
Maybe If The AP And James Rosen Had Made “Zero Dark Thirty” …
Where was the DOJ on this leak? Eric Holder claimed that the story on the Yemen terror plot bust was the “worst” leak he’d seen. In fact, WaPo says just the opposite, that: For five days, reporters at the Associated Press had been sitting on a big scoop about a foiled al-Qaeda plot at the request of CIA officials. Then, in a hastily scheduled Monday morning meeting, the journalists were | Read More »
Occupy Roanoke to prostitute itself out for Terry McAuliffe.
The Occupiers apparently plan to come out by the tens tomorrow to show their support for Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe: Contrast that with Occupy Roanoke’s rhetoric in 2011: …we would like to see the end of paid lobbyists. Washington’s K Street is made up of many former legislators and staff whose job it is to help write the laws after showering Congress with | Read More »
We must ensure this never happens again
Justice was served in Kermit Gosnell’s recent conviction, but it comes too late for the woman he killed in his clinic, the newborn babies who survived his abortions only to be murdered at his hands, and the countless unborn children lost in abortions he performed. The crimes Gosnell committed against the most innocent and vulnerable among us are unconscionable and have shocked us to our core.
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On The IRS Protests Tomorrow
I get that there are some of my conservative brethren don’t agree that the tea party should protest tomorrow. They’re afraid that it will disrupt a winning narrative: the IRS targeting a vast array of American citizens based on political beliefs and religion. They’re afraid that the sight of tea partiers shouting slogans and waving Gadsden flags at IRS offices will provide the media squirrel the left needs | Read More »