GOP Debate: Poisonous Moderators and a (Sometimes) Unified Right

    My thanks to the moderators of tonight’s debate on CNBC – Becky Quick, John Harwood, and Carl Quintanilla – for highlighting yet again how much I despise the mainstream media. With the debate on the channel no one really watches, and with yawn-incuding pre-debate chatter, we might have thought this would be a boring debate. Instead of being dull, the debate was an all-out liberal onslaught | Read More »

    Winners and Losers from Tonight’s #CNBCGOPDebate

    Winners and Losers from Tonight's #CNBCGOPDebate

    Well, the third Republican debate has come and gone. This one was thankfully shorter than the last, but in every other respect it was almost definitely worse. Contrary to expectations, Carson and Trump were largely irrelevant, even though they together are pulling in about 60% of the GOP vote right now. The moderators failed to control the debate and asked inane questions that actually got | Read More »

    Dear Jeb Bush, It Is Time To Take Your Campaign Out Back And Shoot It

    I do like Jeb Bush, but wow. Forget everything else about the CNBC debate and forget everything Jeb said, but one thing. Tonight, Jeb Bush brought up Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% skipping votes in the Senate. This came after the Bush Super PAC publicly announced it was going to blow up Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% over missing | Read More »


    The Bush campaign is running on fumes

    The reek of flopsweat wafting off the Bush campaign has reached the point where the EPA has declared it a Superfund site. For reasons known only to the geniuses running Jeb Bush’s campaign and SuperPAC they have reached one of two conclusions: either Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94%‘s campaign is the only thing holding them back and they have to kill it | Read More »

    Labor Unions Astroturf Protesters to the #CNBCGOPDebate

    Labor Unions Astroturf Protesters to the #CNBCGOPDebate

    I went out just a little bit ago to confront the, uh, “massive” protests of the GOP Debate, consisting of literally dozens of people. One group in particular stood out, as they were holding signs claiming that hedge funds had bought all the GOP candidates. I went over to talk to one, and this happened: Hmm, I thought. Curious that he specifically singles out | Read More »

    Steve Deace Talks to RedState about Iowa (VIDEO)

    Steve Deace Talks to RedState about Iowa (VIDEO)

    Absolutely no one knows more about, or has more influence over, the Iowa GOP caucuses. Just now, Iowa radio personality Steve Deace sat down with RedState where we are live at the CNBC Debate in Denver to discuss Trump, Carson, Cruz, Rubio, and the Iowa Caucuses. Enjoy!

    Louisville Democratic leadership doesn’t care if black people serve on juries.

    There is an actual problem with juries in Louisville KY, it seems. One that the Democrats running the place don’t apparently care about.

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    Lame: Team Jeb! Goes “Rubio Is Like Obama” Route

    Lame: Team Jeb! Goes "Rubio Is Like Obama" Route

    When a Presidential campaign is reaching the point of desperation, they will seek to do almost anything to gain a foothold in the race. Jeb Bush, who many thought wouldn’t have much of an issue clearing the field of GOP candidates to take on Hillary Clinton in 2016, has now fallen below Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% in the RCP Polling Average. | Read More »

    John Kasich celebrates Festivus

    John Kasich celebrates Festivus

    Ahhh. The Airing of Grievances. A perennial favorite every holiday season. Donald Trump finally got to John Kasich. Now the Ohio governor is down a path that has tripped up other Republican presidential hopefuls. Kasich abruptly shifted his tone Tuesday by sharply rebuking three of his higher polling rivals for the nomination: Trump, Ben Carson and Jeb Bush. This is a risky escalation of Kasich’s | Read More »

    Ryan Anderson on Religious Freedom

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Allysen Efferson and Ryan Anderson to discuss his new book, Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom. Then Executive Director of The Libre Initiative, Daniel Garza discusses 2016 GOP rhetoric on immigration, and how the Latino community has been hurt by Washington policies.

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    Let’s check where Paul Ryan has been on Tech policy

    Let's check where Paul Ryan has been on Tech policy

    Since it seems set that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) N/A% will be the next Speaker of the House, it’s worth looking at where he’s stood on the big tech policy issues, to know what we’re dealing with going forward. Republicans are generally much better than Democrats on tech issues, but there are always exceptions, and weak points.

    The Depressing Budget Farce

      It becomes difficult, at some point, to maintain a given level of outrage. Being angry for a prolonged period of time is exhausting and it makes you a tiresome person, even to yourself. It’s especially difficult when you are watching a given farce unfold, when you knew how it would end from the moment it began. In such circumstances, anger eventually gives way to | Read More »

    Paul Ryan embraces Failure Theater on the budget deal

    Paul Ryan embraces Failure Theater on the budget deal

    Wow. What a difference only a few hours makes. Just yesterday afternoon, prospective-future-Speaker-of-the-House Paul Ryan was all up in the air over the budget deal: Paul Ryan blasted Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%, Senate leadership and the White House for cutting a budget deal behind closed doors, saying the “process stinks.” Ryan said he hasn’t gone through the agreement, which was posted | Read More »

    Obama and Kerry accelerate the collapse of American power in the Middle East

    Obama and Kerry accelerate the collapse of American power in the Middle East

    As I’ve posted on a couple of time (here | here), the Obama administration has failed at having any impact whatsoever on ISIS, other than encouraging its growth, while Russia has extended its power into the region has had to resort to internet trolling as a policy. Their line is that Putin is getting bogged down in Syria and that he really isn’t all that | Read More »

    Why Does the Media Hate (Poor) People Having Cheap Food?

    The media are, of course, almost uniformly Leftist – which means they just about always toe the Party line. Including the belief that in order to help the poor – government must perpetually grow. Of course we conservatives also want to help the poor – we just think shrinking government is the way to actually do it. When things get more expensive – the poor | Read More »