The Iron Lady
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Ted Bromund from the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom to discuss the life and career of Margaret Thatcher, her influence and accomplishments in Great Britain, and how she helped change the world by bringing an end to the Cold War.
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Austerity Cuts vs. Real Entitlement Reform
In his latest attempt to cajole Republicans into raising taxes, Obama has called for a budget plan that makes some cuts to Medicare providers and subjects Social Security payments to the chained CPI. John Boehner was correct to reject this ploy of holding entitlement savings hostage for tax increases. However, he has come close to negotiating such a deal in the past, and there are | Read More »
Why I support the Keystone XL pipeline.
At a time when the future generations of this country are saddled with almost $17 trillion in debt to repay and actual unemployment flirts between 14% and 15%, we need to embrace an “all the above energy policy” that not only fortifies our national security, but also the munificent resources that grace the soils and sands of the Western Hemisphere. Enter Canada… We should no longer | Read More »
BREAKING: Sources Report Senate Republicans Caving on Guns
Sources inside the Senate tell me that the Republican Conference is scared to death of the tactics of Senators Lee, Cruz and Paul – that it is supposedly putting them in a tough spot.Several of the Republicans are using the Manchin-Toomey compromise plan as an excuse to cave on the gun filibuster. They claim that Senators Lee, Cruz, and Paul are running ahead of the | Read More »
Gay Marriage: About the Children Whether We Like It or Not
Two of the more interesting (where “interesting” is a euphemism for “horrifying”) aspects of the debate over gay “marriage” are inexorably intertwined: the decision by the movement’s backers to pretend that there is no strong connection between marriage and children (this is overwhelmingly done by those who do not have children) and a separate but related track to “get government out of marriage,” which is | Read More »
Carterism revisited, Thatcherism needed
Kevin Williamson has a great piece at National Review explaining why the Left hates Margaret Thatcher so much. (Enough to throw parties celebrating her death, followed up by a bit of light rioting and looting.) In short, Williamson says Thatcher earned the undying animosity of the Left by making them look silly, and having a good time doing it. In other words, she challenged their legitimacy. The Left | Read More »
Mother Jones, Mitch McConnell, & Ashley Judd.
A few things that I’m taking away from this (forwarded) Mother Jones “expose” of Mitch McConnell’s Ashley Judd oppo research: The whole thing reminds me of the Washington Post‘s ongoing (and rather pathetic) attempts to recreate that one, perfect fix that the WaPo had in 2006 when they destroyed George Allen’s Senate career. Yes, David Corn, last year you folks got your hands on a | Read More »
[UPDATED] Florida State Senate President Don Gaetz Snatches Defeat From Jaws of Victory
UPDATE: Suddenly the Florida Senate President declares this bill will move forward and the Florida Senate Press shop asks that I make a note of it. Done.————————–It never ceases to amaze me how Republicans can play politics so badly.The latest example is State Senate President Don Gaetz in Florida who will not move publicly supported bipartisan legislation forward that has caused headache after headache for | Read More »
In Which Senator Isakson Makes Himself Irrelevant
How could a casual observer of the Senate know that Johnny Isakson (GA) is not up for reelection this cycle? When he makes comments like this regarding the Reid gun control bill: “We have not seen the final draft of the legislation that was produced, I understand, last night, but I think it deserves a vote up-or-down.” Yup, he is not up for reelection until | Read More »
Debunking the War on Fracking
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Holt to discuss incorrect myths about fracking, the importance of natural gas in our economy and the latest on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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When the Right Decided to Go Left, Thatcher Went Right
My friend Ben Domenech has a must read post on the passing of Margaret Thatcher. I would consider it necessary reading for Republicans and conservatives in America right now.In the 70′s the British Conservative Party had lost its way. Like in the United States, the left was on the rise, Soviets were on the march, and people began to accept the decline of their nation. | Read More »
Tech at Night: CISPA to be amended, Patent Trolls attack, Fighting for Spectrum
While it’s true that cybersecurity can be cover for bad proposals, it is true that foreign organized criminal and state-backed attacks are hitting American government and business interests online every day. They’re even stealing large sums of money on a regular basis. This is why we need to address the issue in a serious way. If these attacks were going on at sea, it would be an act of war. Because it’s online, nothing happens? Come on.
Amending CISPA in order to try to get it to pass might be a good idea. If anarchists and other left-libs don’t like it, then it may yet be a good bill after the changes.
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EXCLUSIVE: McConnell to Filibuster Reid Gun Control Bill
Senator Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has confirmed he will filibuster new gun control legislation, spokesman Brian McGuire confirmed for me today. While nobody knows yet what Senator Reid’s plan is for the gun bill, if he chooses to file cloture on the motion to proceed to the Reid Bill (S. 649), Senator McConnell will oppose cloture on proceeding to that bill. The future of the | Read More »
Children of the collective
William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection juxtaposes two recent incidents to conclude there is “something wrong in the water” over at MSNBC. First, the left-wing network offered an extremely creepy segment in which host Krystal Ball coaxed her 5-year-old daughter into offering a politically correct “from the mouths of babes” endorsement of gay marriage. Among the many things wrong with this segment, it was necessary for | Read More »
Court Defies HHS on Plan B
To be to the left of President Obama on the issue of abortion seemed an impossible task, until Friday’s ruling by Federal Judge Edward Korman. Defying Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, with whom the president sided on the issue, Korman ruled that the FDA may not stand in the way of the emergency contraceptive, Plan B, being sold over-the-counter with no restrictions on age. | Read More »