Tech at Night: A summary of the patent fight
Let’s recap the patent situation, and why it’s so heated right now. Back before Republicans took the Senate, Reid and Obama made a deal with Boehner’s House to get the America Invents Act. It ended up being a huge gift to the lawyer lobby (at the time I warned that the American Bar Association was backing it for a reason, in a time of relatively | Read More »
The Draft Biden Movement Exists. Bob Uecker Was Sadly Unavailable.
Unlike Joe Biden, Uecker Was Only Kidding. Does Eleanor Clift even enjoy the rush of meeting deadline anymore? I’m sure she enjoys a certain salary with nice perks, but this? Really? What? My five or so Constant Readers bemusedly ask. This! It’s gotten this bad for her and for the political organization for which she serves as a devoted mascot. Are | Read More »
Los Angeles vows to become the first fully-cybernetic American megalopolis.
Los Angeles has decided to pass a minimum wage increase to $15. …The fools. The poor, mad fools.
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The State Department’s In-Kind Contribution to the Clinton Campaign
Yesterday’s revelation that the State Department is processing (read: stonewalling) 50,000 emails from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton but that none of those emails will be ready for public consumption until sometime in January 2016 is unsurprising.
Those emails cover everything from the Benghazi disaster to numerous foreign policy failures.
The State Department is taking a page directly from the IRS’s playbook.
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Hypocrisy in “Game of Thrones” outrage
I should preface this by saying I don’t watch Game of Thrones very often. The gratuitous sex and gore is a little more than I care about seeing. I’m much more into superhero shows and crime procedurals. That said, if the reaction to Sunday night’s Game of Thrones from the bloggers is anything to go by, Sunday’s was particularly rapey. Well, by particularly, I mean “probably not very | Read More »
Sex Ed: Incomplete Without Abstinence
A hallmark of the Left is their inability to comprehend that opposing opinions can and do exist at the same time. They’re the Thought Police, and are routinely convinced that another’s viewpoint must boil down to obsession over said subject matter. This is frequently seen in discussions regarding sex education. Conservatives hold “radical” views about sexual choices (meaning: you’re responsible for your own, regret & | Read More »
Great news: White House says Iraq strategy has been a success
I’m not making this up. To recap, this week saw Iraqi forces driven out of the city of Ramadi after what was classified as elite Iraqi units executed that tactic perfected by the now-defunct ARVN: di di mau. In a replay of last year’s military debacle, elite units abandoned their U.S.-provided equipment to Islamic State fighters and fled the area, leaving several hundred soldiers surrounded | Read More »
Fracking might not be Cause of Those Earthquakes After All
One of the favorite stories trotted out by the media and opponents of fracking is that the process causes earthquakes. Unsurprisingly, it looks like this is yet another case of the media and the Left relying on the narrative instead of scientific facts. Per an article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, geologist Craig Pollard of Cinco Resources told people gathered for a presentation hosted by | Read More »
With ISIS Making Gains, Is It Time for U.S. Ground Troops?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David PAtterson to discuss ISIS victories in Iraq, the special forces raid that killed one of their leaders, and if it is time to send in U.S. ground troops.
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Vladimir Putin Appears to have Assassinated Another Critic
Earlier this year, I wrote about how Boris Nemtsov “mysteriously” found himself victim of a fatal drive-by shooting while taking a walk. As I noted there, he is far from the only notable Putin critic or whistleblower to meet this fate. It appears that we can add yet another name to this list: millionaire Alexander Perepilichny. There were already suspicions about his death, which happened | Read More »
Matt Bevin Wins
[Revised given the polling at the end] I did not endorse Matt Bevin for the Kentucky Governor’s race. I endorsed Hal Heiner a month ago when it seemed all was lost for Bevin and the third man in the race, James Comer, was worth beating. Matt Bevin ran against what the media had caricatured him as and he cleaned up. He ran a clean race | Read More »
Two Weeks With the Apple Watch
Technically, I’m a day shy of two weeks, but whatever. I wanted to get a good feel for the watch before writing about it. I think I have had enough time to be able to share my thoughts. Let me give you the take away up front: you do not need it. But if you get it, it is worth it. There are a ton | Read More »
Is Scott Walker afraid of social issues?
Politico says that Scott Walker is having a “crisis of faith” because social conservatives are questioning his bona fides. Showing their ignorance of what “social conservatism” actually is, they quoted a lot of evangelicals and mentioned over and over how it was surprising he would have this problem given that he mentions God a lot. You know, because that’s the criteria. Hold your hand | Read More »
Judge throws out anti-gun regulations in DC. AGAIN.
The DC city government is being reminded – yet again – that guns are not only legal; having one is a RIGHT.
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Did Hillary Clinton know of Benghazi attack in advance?
This is not shaping up to be a good week for Hillary Clinton. Not only has someone inside the Democrat party apparatus fed the New York Times a damning batch of emails that indicate that Hillary used the State Department to enrich cronies and lied to Gowdy’s Benghazi committee about her use of private email, she has now been firmly nailed down as being a | Read More »