Tech at Night: FCC overreach begins to get noticed.
I’ve been talking about FCC overreach in this space for a long time, but now the Obama FCC is trying so hard to go so far, everyone’s noticing now. Yes, the FCC’s plan to attack free speech got so much unkind attention that it’s been pulled, for now. Don’t count on it being gone forever, though.
Because they still haven’t given up on Net Neutrality. Commissioner Michael O’Rielly points out that Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plans are wrong and an overreach, however just as importantly, Commissioner Ajit Pai calls it “Groundhog Day” because this will make at least the third attempt to grab this power.
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Queen Michelle versus the young knuckleheads
If you want to sum up everything wrong with the way our arrogant Ruling Class looks upon its child-citizens, you could use Michelle Obama’s deep thoughts about why young people should be racing to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. The young have largely turned up their noses at ObamaCare thus far, despite one of the most massive, expensive advertising campaigns in history, including | Read More »
Yes, Jesus Would Bake A Cake for a Gay Person
Jesus Christ would absolutely bake a cake for a gay person. He’d bake a cake for a straight person. He’d bake a cake for a girl, a boy, a person who isn’t sure what they are, a black person, a white person — Jesus would bake that cake if it, in some way large or small, drew that person closer to Him. And Christians should | Read More »
Colorado young people discovering that thousands > hundreds. #obamacare #mandate
A note, and a clarification on this Denver Post piece: Matt Leising spends about $3,600 a year on medication to treat asthma and sinus problems, so he was supportive when Washington politicians were debating the Affordable Care Act. After the law passed and then began rolling out last fall, Leising went to Colorado’s health care exchange website to look for coverage, but the 29-year-old Littleton | Read More »
Fed Tightens Rules on Foreign Banks
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the announced release of Fed discussions from the 2008 financial crisis, new rules the Fed is applying to foreign banks and how EUrope’s biggest banks may respond.
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Let’s not poll the general election before anyone campaigns
People love general election matchup polling. For some it’s the ultimate way to decide which candidate is the best choice to win a primary. But even if that’s true, it is possible to run such polls too soon.
Right now, it’s too soon to poll the 2016 Presidential race.
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, Hillary Clinton
, Jeb Bush
, Marco Rubio
, Paul Ryan
, Quinnipiac University
, Rand Paul
, Ted Cruz
Standing With Matt Bevin
Matt Bevin ran a company, something Mitch McConnell has not done. While running that company, Matt Bevin put his signature on a prospectus for his company in which the company touted the economic benefits that would be derived from TARP. Pretty much every financially oriented business in America did the same at the time. That’s what Mitch McConnell, George Bush, Hank Paulson, and virtually everyone | Read More »
@SeanTrende runs the numbers on the 2014 Senate, nearly suffers total protonic reversal.
My eyes keep skittering over this Sean Trende piece about likely 2014 Senate losses. Not because it’s bad news: it’s not. [Sean's calculation table] is a grim picture for Senate Democrats, suggesting that the president would have to get his approval above 50 percent by Election Day before they would be favored to hold the chamber. This is also consistent with what we’ve seen in | Read More »
What Are We For?
From the diaries by Erick . . . I am a conservative who on a good day actually gives a rip about the rest of the world. Conservatives often know what they are against but do they know or remember what they are for? It would help the country culturally, economically, and politically if we could articulate what we are for. It would help conservatism | Read More »
Federalism Prohibits Preemption of States on Broadband Safeguards
Federal regulation of the Internet is a bad idea. So is federal regulation of states that would rather keep their local governments out of the Internet business. Following a recent federal court ruling about the power of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet, supporters of government-run broadband Internet service have urged the FCC to preempt state restrictions on local government efforts to | Read More »
Domenic Recchia (D-CAND, New York-11) was ready to literally CROWN @barackobama in 2009.
Never say anything in 2009 that you’re going to regret in 2014. Particularly if you plan to run in a R+4 district in that year. Domenic Recchia was presumably a bit stoked from having a member of his party become President (from context, it looks like this was in January of 2009), but that’s no real excuse to say politically illiterate stuff like this: “Now | Read More »
Our Love-Hate Relationship with Scientific Data
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Andrew Quinn to discuss the Left’s view that Republicans hate science, the deluge of information available online and why everyone has a love-hate relationship with data.
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Thomas Sowell Makes the Case for Ted Cruz
I’ve spent most of the last 12 hours debating whether or not conservative hero Thomas Sowell jumped the shark with a recent article he wrote about Senator Ted Cruz. In it, Sowell warns against the politics of self-interest and the dangers of failing to unify at delicate points in history. More to the point, he accuses Ted Cruz of working against such unity and invokes | Read More »
I am not outraged about CPAC and GOProud
I am a social conservative, I am firmly against SSM, I have spoken of my disagreements with GOProud, its founders, and its focus before, and those disagreements still exist today. Yet, as I stated in my title, I am not outraged by GOProud’s CPAC attendance. In fact, I will go so far as to say that I wouldn’t even mind if they were allowed to be sponsors.
Now, before I start getting adoring tweets from Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Baron, along with praise from the media for my moderate view on the annual airing of grievances surrounding GOProud’s inclusion at CPAC, let me explain.
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The Partisan IRS Needs To Be Reformed Or Abolished
o let’s just stipulate up front that not many people harbor love for their neighborhood IRS Agent. They don’t even like the poor guy if he does the stuff he’s supposed to. They really don’t like that person if she or he becomes good at doing the stuff required of an IRS Agent. So it shouldn’t come as a shock that the IRS currently rates | Read More »