What is the point of you, John Kasich?
In listening to an interview John Kasich had with Sean Hannity, I was struck by what he clearly wants the Hannity audience to think is his message: I knew Ronald Reagan. I can’t recall a many sentences in which he didn’t use Reagan’s name (possibly in vain) to justify his candidacy, and only in passing (and upon Hannity’s insistence) did he even mention the Ohio | Read More »
The Awesome, Terrible Majesty of a Donald Trump Press Conference
Donald Trump just held a press conference prior to a speech in Iowa which was – and I say this without exaggeration – the most bizarre thing I have seen in a lifetime of following politics. It was at once an illustration of why the media fixates on him, and also why the other candidates in the race cannot deal with him. He opened the | Read More »
Trump’s Hispanic Voter Problem
Let’s say this right up front: one doesn’t have to be “soft” on illegal immigration to win Hispanic voters – and no bloc of voters is worth publicly embracing a disastrous policy or one that would be injurious to the nation as a whole. That having been said, things like tone and emphasis matter within the context of this complex debate, and the tone Trump | Read More »
Most ridiculous defense of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. EVER.
From the Huffington Post comes this story titled Out of Touch Punditry Should Get a Grip — Hillary’s Email Is Non-Story. It is, appropriately, written by a guy named Robert Creamer, aka Mr. Jan Schakowsky, who doesn’t seem to have done much with his life other than hang on the edge of politics. In fact, no one outside the chattering class — and right-wing true believers | Read More »
’50 livers a week’ and other tales of women’s health
Another video from Center for Medical Progress has dropped. This one was made possible by a California judge dismissing a temporary restraining order obtained by the fetal tissue brokerage, StemExpress. Not only does the video give a horrific inside view of the fetal tissue trade but it strongly suggests at least two violations of federal law are endemic. First, abortionists clearly are being instructed on | Read More »
ESPN Punishes Curt Schilling for Taking on Radical Islam
This is really outrageous. Curt Schilling pointed out how few people in Nazi Germany really identified with the Nazi Party to point out that even though so few people identify with radical Islam there is a problem. His point was sound. But it outrageously outraged ESPN, a network that has put political correctness ahead of truth and news. So they’ve yanked him from a little | Read More »
Trump’s Border Ruffians and Twain’s War Prayer
Mark Twain wrote with enormous sentiment about a great patriotic movement, as “a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun.” Thus is the receiving line of the disaffected for Donald Trump, of whom legend and song shall be duly recorded in history. Leading in the polls, standing tall above all the other GOP candidates, indeed above Her Majesty Hillary Clinton, whose shine has turned to | Read More »
Lois Lerner (AKA “Toby Miles”) and the Obama Administration’s Email Twilight Zone
In what can only be explained as a bizarre (and disturbing) turn of events, former top IRS official Lois Lerner had not one, but at least two, secret personal email addresses.
While Lerner was overseeing the IRS department that was targeting conservative groups for their political views, she was using secret, private email accounts – under an assumed alias – to conduct official business. Sound familiar?
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This is The Single Most Amazing Thing About Donald Trump’s Supporters
Donald Trump leads in the polling averages by about 22%. In some individual states he is higher. In some he is lower. Nationally, Trump hit a ceiling of about twenty-five percent and has trended down from there. But, he is still in the lead. I have noticed a trend with Trump’s supporters and it is the single most amazing thing about his supporters. They recite | Read More »
The Sharing Economy Revolution and Why it Frightens Regulators
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Erik Sofgee to discuss Uber’s plans for autonomous drivers, Michael Rosen on what Uber must do to rally support, Christopher Koopman talks about how regulators have responded to the sharing economy, and finally, Liya Palagashvili on Uber vs. Bill DeBlasio.
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Congressional Republicans To Keep Organ Harvesting Alive and Babies Dead
Congressional Republicans are coming up with every excuse imaginable to avoid having to defund Planned Parenthood. Right now they’re going with the “let’s investigate” card. They think that if they just probe deeply enough they’ll have enough ammunition to attack the Democrats. Yes, that would be the exact same Democrats who have seen the same videos everyone else has seen and decided it is no | Read More »
Rand Paul and the Kentucky GOP: Bribery or Blackmail?
It looks like the long-running saga between Rand Paul and the Kentucky GOP has at long last come to an end. For those who don’t know, Rand Paul has been struggling for quite a long time to get around a (somewhat silly) Kentucky law that prevents him from being on two different ballots at the same time, thus effectively preventing him from running for the | Read More »
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s retirement puts Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in quite the pickle.
Heidi Heitkamp is faced with a tricky political problem in North Dakota that she’ll probably not be allowed to get right.
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How Donald Trump Could Be America’s Putin
There is no vocal advocate of Donald Trump’s GOP candidacy in 2016 that would tell you this publically, but I’ll bet $20 that a significant plurality of Trump’s backers feel what the women in this Youtube video below feel on a daily basis. They would only demur because they are sick and tired of being accused of racism for feeling the way they feel. They | Read More »
, Brett Stevens
, Conservative MGTOW
, planned parenthood
, The Donald
, TJ Sotomayor
Note to Jeb Bush — This is a bad idea [UPDATED]
The Bush team reached out to me and said The Hill got the report below wrong. In particular, the campaign tells me that Governor Bush “said we needed more options and state flexibility and name checked Tennessee promise” as an example of state flexibility. He does not support a new federal entitlement program, but rather flexibility for states to experiment. Whew! ——————————— Jeb Bush has | Read More »