Fallout from Seattle’s killer plastic bag ban policy.
Quick background: Seattle last year instituted a ban on plastic bags and mandated a charge for paper bags, on the grounds that doing so would force consumers to use recyclable bags. This is all ostensibly for improving the quality of life in Seattle: “I think we’ve gotten to a place where it’s really going to work for the environment, businesses and the community in general,” | Read More »
Sequestration Goes into Effect, Panic Ensues
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the dread of Sequestration Day, whose fault it is, and how it will impact the average American.
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Remembering Andrew Breitbart: One Year Later
I smiled as I passed him in the hallway. Surrounded, as always, by a group of people listening intently as he spoke animatedly in his uniquely captivating way. He had stopped by the blogger room earlier in the day to brief us on the latest concerning Pigford. I stopped short a few feet past him and paused to consider taking a picture with him. I | Read More »
House & Senate Republicans Set to Endorse and Fund Obamacare
You want to know why the left is more successful at politics? They are willing to move heaven and earth to create new dependency programs, despite the electoral risks. They understand that once the program is implemented, Republicans will never have the guts to undo it. And they are correct. Even some of our best conservatives lack the gumption to do what it takes to | Read More »
The White House Must Make Sequestration Cuts as Nasty as Possible
The White House has an obligation to make sequestration cuts as nasty, painful, and inconvenient as possible. See, this fight has never been about what to cut, but whether to cut. If Americans see that Washington can be cut through sequestration without it being painful, Barack Obama loses. He must make it horrible on the public so that the public doesn’t ever want to cut | Read More »
Agenda: How Marxists Are Grinding America Down
“They had a three part agenda. They would use their manpower, influence and funds to back anything that would destroy our families, businesses and culture.”
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, culture wars
, Curtis Bowers
, Edwin Meese
, Fabian Socialists
, Phyllis Schafly
, Samuel Gompers
, Trevor Loudon
, Unite or Perish: How to Become a Force Multiplier 2.0
Fracking: Drilling Past The Myths
It’s probably safe to say that most Americans are unaware of what the term “fracking” means. If you’ve heard of it, the details can be hard to pin down due to the controversy surrounding the method of gas extraction. With mainstream movies like Gasland and The Promised Land on their side, those opposing fracking have easily buried the truth below layers of myths. Fortunately, as | Read More »
Google and Democrats deny that Google is helping Democrats
A couple weeks ago, I warned conservatives about Google’s entanglement with the Left, and the possibility that Google could provide data intelligence to Democrats. Not the usual consumer data that everybody uses, but a level of real-time behavioral data far beyond what Republicans could ever achieve using available consumer data. That concern was dismissed as a conspiracy theory by some people. The question isn’t whether | Read More »
Maxine Waters Wins A Fields Medal
Sequestration isn’t as bad as I exaggerated it to be yesterday. It’s worse. Out of the 143 Million people who work, Sequestration will cause 170 Million of them to lose their jobs. It’s Obamacare on steroids and it’s growing huge.
OK, so that’s a wee tad inaccurate. It could even be argued that Congresswoman Maxine Waters respects the truth about as much as Occupy Wall Street demonstrators respect police cars. She sincerely has no clue what Sequestration will do or will not do to U3, U6 or U235 unemployment rates. But hey, look! A microphone! Journalists!
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GOP House Passes Unconstitutional Democrat VAWA Bill
Earlier today, the Republican-controlled House passed the Senate version of the unconstitutional Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Senate bill expands “coverage” to illegal aliens, men, homosexuals, transgendered individuals and prisoners. It also expands the law’s reach to give tribal Indian authorities jurisdiction over non-Indians accused of abusing Indian women. The final bill passed with the support of 87 Republicans. Before voting on this bill, the | Read More »
Colorado School District Wins Court Battle Over School Choice Innovation
A Denver Court of Appeals has overturned every count of a local District Court’s earlier ruling against the Douglas County School District’s (DCSD) Choice Scholarship Program (CSP) this morning. While the court rejected the Plaintiff’s standing to bring any statutory challenge, it did recognize the Plaintiff’s standing to bring a constitutional challenge – which the court promptly found had no merit.
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Explaining Obamacare Nicely To Donna Brazile
I’ve been told by people who know her that Donna Brazile is a dear, dear lady who is not your typical, predictable member of the Left Wing Journalistic Taliban. Given that strong personal endorsement coming from people whose opinions I respect, I’ve decided to explain something to poor Donna – nicely for a change. It could feel like turning over a new leaf. It seems some people have noticed two rather dissonant opinions that she’s offered on Obamacare via twitter that I thought I could help her reconcile.
It seems she strongly, strongly supports Obamacare. This is not a shocking thing to hear form a former lead campaigner for Al Gore’s Presidential Team. Here’s an example of her Obamacare boosterism and Dem Team Spirit. I promised to be nice about this and after enough coffee I can even stomach Dallas Cowboy fans. Thus I’ll let her 1st tweet stand as Exhibit A and offer no further snark.
The conundrum here is that Donna seemed colossally uninformed as to what would happen to the cost of health insurance plans as a result of the Obamacare legislation she herself cheered for. She wonders why she’s having to pay more now that #Healthcareworks.
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Blast from the past: Michael Barone predicted the Obama Thugocracy in ’08.
The more things change… ‘I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors,” Barack Obama told a crowd in Elko, Nev. “I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face.” Actually, Obama supporters are doing a lot more than | Read More »
A License to Drill
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Scott Lincicome to discuss America’s energy production, restrictions that keep us from exporting oil and natural gas, and what economic benefits a new policy could bring.
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Defund Obamacare or Bust
It’s really simple, folks. Everything boils down to Obamacare. Do we really believe that Obamacare will make private health insurance unaffordable? Do we really believe Obamacare will bankrupt the nation and relegate the next generation of Americans to a dimmer future of less freedom and opportunity? Do we really believe Obamacare will create incorrigible dependency? Dow we really believe that Obamacare will lead to a | Read More »