CNN Reports on No-Go Zones. Forgets All About It While Interviewing Gov. Bobby Jindal.
CNN’s Max Foster interviewed Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal over the weekend. He grilled Jindal on so-called “no-go zones.” Pay attention to what Jindal actually said, as documented by CNN. Jindal was also unable to offer examples during an earlier interview with CNN’s Max Foster, saying that he’s “heard from folks here that there are neighborhoods where women don’t feel comfortable going in without veils … | Read More »
The White House Lied About Broadband in Cedar Falls
From the diaries… The President’s claim that Cedar Fall residents can get a gig for less than many Americans pay for premium cable is untrue. His statement that the Cedar Falls Utility network is 100 times faster than the average American Internet connection is, at best, a misleading and contradictory exaggeration, and at worst, absolutely false. Last week, President Obama said “were gonna change” — i.e., preempt through | Read More »
Islamic State Threatens To Murder Two Hostages Unless Japan Pays Up
ISIS has posted a new video to YouTube (since taken down by the site) purportedly showing two Japanese hostages in a now sadly familiar pose, kneeling in orange jumpsuits with a masked terrorist standing over them holding a knife.
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The Closing of the Republican Mind
The Republicans just beat the Democrats pretty badly. But the Republicans perceive that they also beat conservatives. The perception has helped closed the Republican mind. The conservative stalwarts of the past have given way to the return of the patrician Republicans who will use government to care for the people, just in different ways from the Democrats. The Party of Nixon, Ford, Bush, Dole, Bush, | Read More »
Tech at Night: Edward Snowden’s Latest Attack on America
There are two possibilities when it comes to the latest Edward Snowden announcement. Option one is he’s lying, and simply spreading propaganda against America to appease his Russian paymasters. Option two is he’s telling the truth, and specifically attempting to undermine American operations against a brutal Communist regime that has been attacking America for years, including a massive $100 bill counterfeiting operation (remember when we | Read More »
The Arguments for Abortion = The Arguments for Slavery
As we close out observances of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., we should again be reminded that the arguments used by the pro-kid killers in America mirror the arguments of slaveholders in the Confederacy. See, for example this gem. All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby | Read More »
Obama: Let’s tax college savings plans
In a tax code littered with carve outs, write offs, deductions, and other tomfoolery, damned little of that goes to the middle-class, which I’ll define broadly as anyone who works for a wage and does not receive food stamps, EITC, or other such means tested benefits. One of the few good things available to the middle class are the 529 plans. These are essentially tax exempt. | Read More »
MSNBC: Bobby Jindal is ‘trying to scrub some of the brown off his skin.’
Let me put this succinctly. Forget letting MSNBC host one of the GOP’s primary debates.
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Obama declares war on the middle class
In his upcoming state of the union address Barack Obama will propose approximately $320 billion in new taxes. He’s packaging this as a “Robin Hood*” effort: “By ensuring those at the top pay their fair share in taxes, the president’s plan responsibly pays for investments we need to help middle-class families,” the administration says in a summary. It faces long odds in the Republican-controlled Congress, | Read More »
“The Negro cannot win if he is willing to sacrifice the futures of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford. Scott, an enslaved African American man, was suing for his freedom. The court decided that African Americans weren’t | Read More »
“Hate Speech” is not “Any Speech You Hate”
Last week, Vanderbilt University professor Carol Swain wrote an op-ed in the Nashville Tennessean about the Charlie Hedbo attacks. The basic thesis of Professor Swain’s article, which was published in a non-Vanderbilt sanctioned publication and written on her own time, is that present-day Islam is incompatible with Western values like free speech and religious pluralism. The most inflammatory portion of Prof. Swain’s article is doubtless | Read More »
The Obamacare Penalty could be Bigger than Many People are Expecting
Back in December, I wrote about the upcoming deadline on February 15th to purchase insurance or face the Obamacare penalty doled out by the IRS. It should come as little surprise with all the confusion and misinformation about the ACA that many people still seem to be ignorant of just how much they might have to pay if they refuse or forget to sign up for a | Read More »
The Future of the Password
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Graybox, password security and the future of authentication technology.
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Fiorina 2016: A Campaign Without a Raison D’être
In a year in which the GOP promises to field its strongest field of qualified and experienced candidates in a generation, and in which there promises to be a veritable buffet of viable options for establishment and movement conservatives alike, for some reason the existence of Carly Fiorina’s bizarrely pointless 2016 campaign continues to be a story worth reporting on for the political media. The usual | Read More »
The Street Sweeper
August 28, 2013, was the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. It is a very good speech. But it is not my favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. speech. My favorite is little known and even less remembered. It is a speech no leader in America on a stage such as he commanded would ever think to give. It is | Read More »