White House accuses Bergdahl’s former comrades of “swift boating”
Looking around for some way to staunch the political hemorrhage caused by the ransoming of alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl by releasing five Taliban chieftains, the White House is doing what it does when under threat. It is identifying an enemy and setting about to destroy them. We’ve seen this before with the attacks on “the 1%” and the demonization of private citizens like the Koch | Read More »
Filling in for Rush Limbaugh
I’m filling in for Rush Limbaugh today starting at noon eastern. I’ve been on a vacation of sorts, at least from radio, so I have lots to talk about. You can listen at RushLimbaugh.com or go to wsbradio.com, where my show is, to listen.
Thad Cochran is Wasting GOP Resources by not Conceding
Conventional wisdom is descending on the McDaniel vs. Cochran run-off that was kicked off last night when neither candidate pulled in over 50% of the votes in the Mississippi primary. The wisdom goes something like this: Cochran is a safe bet with high name ID in Mississippi and therefore will be able to spend his energy and resources fighting back against a lesser known Democrat | Read More »
Obama dumbfounded that country is not euphoric over Bergdahl’s release
From the very beginning, the Obama administration’s scheme to gain the release of Bowe Bergdahl had more to do with electoral politics than it had to do with any humanitarian impulses on the part of Obama and his henchmen. Two years ago Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings writing in America’s Last Prisoner of War noted that political calculations were first and foremost in the mind | Read More »
What Do Last Night’s Primaries Mean for the GOP?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Harsanyi to discuss last night’s primary elections in Mississippi and Iowa, what these battles mean for the GOP and if Republicans will settle on Marco Rubio as the middle ground guy for 2016.
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Unaccountable UAW Bosses Avoid Secret-Ballot Vote In Order To Hit Members With A 25% Dues Hike
After dumping up to $5 million on the failed effort to unionize workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant—and untold millions more on the efforts to unionize other ‘transnationals’ in the U.S.—as expected, United Auto Workers’ bosses got their way on Tuesday by getting UAW convention delegates in Detroit to pass a 25% dues hike on the UAW’s 390,000 members. However, in a move that holds UAW | Read More »
Impeachment and Coups
Barack Obama is not a stupid man. One does not win the Presidency twice by being stupid. Looking at all of his foreign policy and national security blunders and pronouncements, I think there is only one rationale way to explain his foreign and national security policy without relying on him being stupid. Barack Obama has decided the best way to make the world a safer | Read More »
The best shot the establishment had at beating Chris McDaniel was a primary. But now they find themselves in a runoff where the most energized supporters show up. When their candidate lacks energy, it is hard for any of their voters to have energy. But Chris McDaniel has energy headed into a three week runoff. The only caveat is if overnight some mystery votes from | Read More »
From the diariesImmigration reform will be the hottest issue at the 2014 Texas GOP Convention this week in Fort Worth. Immigration issues are Texas GOP’s favorite sword to dive on and the Democrats are all too willing to sharpen the tip. The GOP’s latest Comprehensive Immigration Reform plan is known as “The Texas Solution.” Any time politicians say the word “Comprehensive,” be wary. Likewise, we’ve | Read More »
Obama: Congress was consulted on deserter-for-terrorist swap
While on a trip to Poland in an effort to further demoralize our already jittery allies, Barack Obama defended his swapping of five very seasoned Taliban guerrilla commanders ensconced at Club Gitmo for an American deserter. President Barack Obama defended his decision to release five detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl today, saying the country had an obligation to | Read More »
Jeffrey Murawsky, new VA Health Under Secretary connected to secret VA waiting lists
Back on May 21, when then VA Secretary Eric Shinseki fired the Under Secretary for Veterans Health, Robert Pelzer, for the mushrooming scandal in veterans health care, never mind that Dr. Pelzer had been planning to retire and his replacement has been nominated by Obama two weeks earlier, we pointed out that this was merely shifting the deck chairs on the Hindenberg. The replacement, Dr. | Read More »
It’s Hurricane Season. It’s Junk Science Season. [Updated]
Pretty much he same things in these days of Anthropogenic Global Warming. Female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don’t respect them, study finds Female-named storms have historically killed more because people neither consider them as risky nor take the same precautions, the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes. Researchers at the University of Illinois and Arizona | Read More »
Why is Hollywood Obsessed with Reboots and Remakes?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Scott Beggs and John Ross to discuss this year’s summer blockbusters, why Hollywood is obsessed with reboots and remakes and if Disney will screw up Star Wars.
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