The U.S., Russia, and Ukraine: Why it matters and why we won’t do a thing.
Russia is on the move, and there are no signs that Putin intends to slow down. The happenings in Crimea have all the signs of a full scale invasion. The long and storied history of the region shows that it has been tossed back in forth between various regimes seeking to establish or hold on to their power. Whether it’s Ottomans and Tsars fighting over religion, or Nazis and Communists fighting over who can kill people and economies better, people have been fighting over Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula for a very long time.
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Ted Cruz Wins Big in Texas
Wow — we all knew John Cornyn was going to win last night. He had no significant opposition. His opponents never got tea party or conservative support. His most significant opponent was…well…eccentric to put it politely. Cornyn managed to get 60% in his primary. Ted Cruz was not on the ballot in Texas last night. After the Cornyn race was called, Brian Walsh, a paid | Read More »
Hillary Clinton Mocked Romney on Russia, Then Goes To Hitler Comparisons
In the 2012 President campaign, the Obama Administration trotted out Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to poo-poo Mitt Romney’s assertions about Russia. She told CNN at the time, “It’s somewhat dated to be looking backwards,” playing off President Obama’s remarks that Romney was stuck in a “Cold War mind warp.” But Hillary Clinton has started comparing the Russians to the Nazis. An attendee of a | Read More »
Free speech: use it or lose it
There have been some high-toned assaults on freedom of speech lately, such as dark muttering from the Church of Global Warming that heresy against its beliefs puts the Earth itself at risk. Author and commentator Mark Steyn is fighting what could prove to be a landmark case against Dr. Michael E. Mann, who created the “hockey stick” temperature graph upon which so much of the | Read More »
Boehner’s Bootlickers Continued: The Indiana Trio
This is a continuation of our series highlighting members who hail from red districts, yet represent the priorities of House Speaker John Boehner and leadership instead of conservatives. Part 1can be viewed here. Indiana is home to three new members of Congress who rode a conservative wave to Congress in 2010 and 2012, yet they have chosen to represent Boehner and the boys instead of | Read More »
Will Kyrsten Sinema (D, AZ-09) bolt for the safety of AZ-07?
You know, when I heard a few days ago that beleaguered freshman Democrat Kyrsten Sinema was thinking from switching from her unpleasantly (to her) competitive AZ-09 seat to the much more suitable (for her) AZ-07 seat, I was… skeptical. Basically, the long-time Democratic incumbent in AZ-07 (Ed Pastor) is retiring after this term, and while I can understand Sinema’s presumed logic there (it’s a hardcore | Read More »
Latest Obamacare Delay Seeks to Help Ailing Democrat Campaigns
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the latest Obamacare delay, how this will help Democrats in November and a new study showing the personal impact of Obamacare.
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@BarackObama reportedly planning #obamacare plan cancellation delay…
…in order to help(?) Democrats. The Obama administration is set to announce another major delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act, easing election pressure on Democrats. As early as this week, according to two sources, the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet ObamaCare’s minimum coverage requirements. Prolonging the “keep your plan” fix will | Read More »
An Age of Seriousness Returns
Until Friday, we lived in an age where the United States government could, with a straight face, assert that the most serious national security issue of our time is global warming. Until Friday, we lived in an age where men could be thought of as boys, living in their parents’ basement, on their parents’ insurance, tweeting angrily in support of two dudes and an | Read More »
Tech at Night: Insurance companies may attack innovation. A group even more absurd than Bitcoin zealots.
Remember during the height of the Edward Snowden media frenzy, how his defenders would dutifully parrot every word RT said about him? Here’s your great Snowden defender now. RT and Snowden are the enemies of liberty, peace, and the United States of America.
Bitcoin is the fantasy tool of ideologues, the 21st century version of Goldbuggery, but there turns out to be a group even more ridiculous than the Bitcoin zealots: TSA agents.
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Tags: Barack Obama
, Driverless Cars
, Edward Snowden
, Emergency Broadcast System
, Garcia v Google
, Jim DeMint
, Retransmission Consent
, Steve Scalise
, Tech at Night
From The Union Arsenal: How Unions Outspent Business 2 to 1 In SeaTac’s Minimum Wage Battle
If you haven’t heard, the city of SeaTac, Washington (a city of roughly 27,000) is jacking up its minimum wage to $15 an hour. It was the result of a union-funded campaign and, as forewarning to employers, if it hasn’t already, it is something that is likely coming to a city near you.
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Expelling the American Flag from School – Hecklers Win, Patriotism Loses
“Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”
Apparently the answer is now, “No.” What King George’s rockets red glare and the British bombs bursting in air could not do, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has accomplished in one sweeping judicial opinion banning the American flag from a public school.
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Census Bureau Data Raises Questions Concerning Future Flow of Immigration
From listening to proponents of open borders speak about immigration, one would come away with the impression that we have just experienced a protracted period of low immigration. They contend that our “limited legal immigration” has engendered a need for people to migrate here illegally. However, the Census Bureau published new numbers illuminating a fact that is self-evident to anyone who has studied immigration: we | Read More »
Only Democrats Can Be Prophets
Back in 2008, the foreign policy press corp of America ridiculed Sarah Palin for predicting that Barack Obama’s displays of weakness and softness would set the stage for a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Blake Hounshell, then the left leaning editor of Foreign Policy and now Deputy Editor of Politico’s magazine, labeled the claim “strange.” After Hounshell’s 2008 article started circulating on twitter the other day, | Read More »
World Markets Watch Situation in Ukraine and Bitcoin Gets ATMs
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the reaction of world markets and the dawn of Bitcoin ATMs.
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