Breitbart, Malkin, Scott Walker, and Strategery
Fresh off of claiming the scalp of Liz Mair (more on that later), The Website Bearing Breitbart’s Name issued another broadside yesterday consisting almost entirely of the fact that Michelle Malkin thinks Scott Walker has a lot of problems. I’m not going to link the piece because I’m done linking to Breitbart, as I view them as summarily unhelpful to the movement. If you want | Read More »
No Child Left Behind and the Need to Uberize Education
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Lindsey Burke to discuss No Child Left Behind, why it’s important in the fight against Common Core and the Uberization of education.
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Israel’s Election and America’s Utterly Classless President
You Mad, Mr. President? The Jerusalem Post is the bearer of glad tidings. Benjamin Netanyahu has been solidly reelected to his position as Israeli Prime Minister. The Israeli elections took a dramatic turn in the early morning hours on Wednesday as official tallies from nearly all precincts indicate that Likud has opened up a significant lead over Zionist Union, a far | Read More »
150 Years Later, Democrats Are Still Fighting Efforts to End Slavery
The Democratic Party is the Party of Slavery. They are the party that decided to secede from the Union. They are the party that started a Civil War over the right to treat people as property. They are the party that, once their side lost the war, set up structures to keep American citizens from exercising their civil rights. And now, 150 years after the | Read More »
Sen. Klobuchar (D-MN) Admits Her Staff To Blame for Scuttling of Trafficking Bill
Last Friday, I wrote about how the Democrats were putting abortion before helping victims of human trafficking. The Democrats incredible defense was that they had not read the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act to find the language inserted by the GOP relating to abortion. Now, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) 0%, a Democrat from Minnesota and the bill’s leading Democratic sponsor, admits | Read More »
Don’t Treat Carson and Fiorina as Novelties
The idea that Republicans should look for their side’s answer to Obama or Hillary in no way supports the goal of reclaiming the White House. Such a thought essentially says the rough template of a politician is found among liberals, and the best we can do is match it with a cobbled together version of our own. After all, the people want what is popular, | Read More »
Starbucks’s racial conversations claims its first victim
You could see this coming. It was as visible as a thunderhead on the prairie. The only people who couldn’t see the logical outcome of Starbucks’s utterly benighted plan to encourage untrained “baristas” start conversations on race with people they didn’t know was the people who came up with the idea. Yesterday, my colleague, Moe Lane, set up the potential for hijinks: I do not | Read More »
Barack re-elects Bibi and Petulance Trumps Statesmanship
It’s times like these when I question if we have a child in the White House or a world leader. Contrary to polls right up until the election results were in, it was thought, most certainly by the occupants of the White House, that Israel’s Labor Party and candidate, Isaac Herzog, would succeed in ousting Benjamin Netanyahu from the Prime Minister slot. After all, Obama | Read More »
Barack Obama spins gold into straw in Israel elections. Again.
The New York Sun is pretty blunt about this: “It may be too soon to say who won the election in Israel but it’s not too soon to say who lost — President Obama.” …and, let’s be honest, here. It was a remarkably silly thing for the President to try to get involved in. No, seriously, think about it for a moment. What was the upside for | Read More »
Netanyahu’s win causes the New York Times to have a cow
One nearly needs a face shield to protect you from the rage-fueled spittle-fest that is this New York Times editorial: An Israeli Election Turns Ugly. Israel’s election has done a lot to reveal the challenges facing the country and the intentions of the men who seek to lead it. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s outright rejection of a Palestinian state and his racist rant against Israeli Arab voters | Read More »
Obama Administration’s Justice Department Refuses to Seek Justice for Targeted Americans
The Obama Administration’s IRS targeted Americans for their political beliefs. Former top IRS official Lois Lerner abused the power of her office and refused to answer any questions from congressional oversight committees after proclaiming her own innocence.
The House Oversight Committee recommended specific action be taken to prosecute her criminally and voted her in contempt of Congress, yet the Obama Administration’s Justice Department has done nothing to pursue justice.
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Mother Jones botches investigation into private prison
Winnfield, Louisiana, is not home to much. The Louisiana Political Museum is housed there and that’s about it. Well, I take that back. It’s also got a correctional facility, and one it appears Mother Jones was interested in reporting on. Courtesy Charles Crain of the Winnfield Enterprise… A reporter for a San Francisco-based international publication was arrested in Winn Parish over the weekend for trespassing | Read More »
Just Saying . . .
1. The drumbeat started on Tuesday, when RedState editor Erick Erickson issued his papal bull from Macon, Ga. Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) 40% had to go. (Source) 2. Conservative media outlets like RedState and National Review tell Schock to resign. “His lack of responsibility with the funds of others shows him to lack the necessary integrity to handle the power of | Read More »
Obama’s Failed Foreign Policy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Christian Whiton to discuss the U.S. relationship with Israel, how Obama’s foreign policy has failed and Putin’s itchy trigger finger.
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A response to “Why GOP ‘Insiders’ Thwart Conservative Reformers
The inestimable Jay Cost has a piece at RCP today titled Why GOP ‘Insiders’ Thwart Conservative Reformers. He makes this observation: This has been a persistent pattern. Conservatives come forward with bold proposals to reform the way government works — or at least stop some egregious abuse — and GOP insiders warn of dire consequences. We’ve seen that on the farm bill, on the Export-Import | Read More »