‘She Gets Everything She Wants’
“She gets everything she wants,” Jack Abramoff said in an email. He was referring to Ann Copland who spent 29 years working for Thad Cochran, working her way into the position of his Executive Assistant. An Abramoff associate was complaining that Ms. Copland wanted to see Paul McCartney, Green Day, and others. She was demanding. But she got everything she wanted because she delivered Thad | Read More »
Media: VA Health Care is a model for the United States
This week we have seen the Inspector General of the VA deliver a devastating critique that lays direct blame for the death of some veterans on the VA’s practice of denying care to veterans for prolonged periods of time in order to make their appointment wait-times look better. A whistleblower in Texas equates the VA management with a crime family. Despite the avalanche of evidence | Read More »
PatientCare: Patient-centered, market-driven healthcare
*Promoted – Aaron Gardner* By: Dr. Milton Wolf The verdict is in. Americans want full repeal of ObamaCare. We have seen the future of government-run healthcare. It is a VA hospital where even our nation’s heroes learn the hard way that healthcare delayed is healthcare denied. This is the future of ObamaCare and we must repeal every single word of it. With more primary victories | Read More »
Colorado’s 4th CD Must Do Better Than State Sen. Scott Renfroe
Colorado’s 4th Congressional District covers most of the eastern half of Colorado. It is a +12 Republican district. And frankly, it deserves better than State Senator Scott Renfroe. While there are a variety of issues with Renfroe, the largest issue for those in the rural farm land that makes up the district is the connections to New Frontier Bank [NFB] and its failure in 2009.
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Thad Cochran Hosts Fundraisers for Liberal Democrats
The Washington Examiner reports that Thad Cochran hosts fundraisers for Democrats in his home. Well . . . they report it slightly differently. The Washington Examiner reports that Cochran’s executive assistant, Kay Webber, hosts fundraisers in her home and Thad Cochran rents a basement apartment there. But there is no basement apartment in Kay Webber’s home available for rent. That’s according to the District of | Read More »
The United States of Corporatism
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Quinn to discuss crony capitalism, the high economic cost of corporatism and the tyranny of small decisions.
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America is not a Dumping Ground
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on issues related to immigration and border security. There is probably no department through which Obama has pushed his lawlessness more than Homeland Security, as he has completed shredded our immigration laws and erased our borders. Republican members of the Judiciary Committee should make this hearing the beginning of a sustained | Read More »
Tech at Night: No privacy regulation until we see evidence people want any.
We missed Tech on Monday because of Memorial Day, but I was sick anyway so it wasn’t happening. Still getting over my cold though, so this tech is about 2 hours late.
Here’s your periodic reminder that kids and teenagers shouldn’t be online unsupervised. Adult sexual predators are actively hunting them to take advantage of them.
Keeping data Internet-accessible is inherently dangerous to your privacy. Internet security is spotty but still users don’t actually quit services that gather their data, as their outrage is always short lived. People want convenience and innovation so I reject calls for bigger government to try to use FTC to enforce a privacy few actually want.
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Bipartisan Corruption in the Texas Legislature the Media Mostly Ignores
Wallace Hall is a University of Texas Regent appointed by Gov. Rick Perry. He is presently facing impeachment and possible jail time for uncovering what looks and smells like systematic corruption in the enrollment process of the University of Texas system due to interference from members of the Texas legislature. The Speaker of the Texas House is implicated. The Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee | Read More »
The Caged Bird Sang to Me
It is a little frustrating these days to decide whether or not someone is worth liking because of their politics. It is even more frustrating to see people who think nice things cannot be said of people on the other side of the aisle. I am pretty sure that Maya Angelou and I would disagree on much politically, but I’d stand still on a hot | Read More »
Orrin Hatch Speaks for the French Republicans
I’m sure Senator Orrin Hatch would have had the courage to make the following statement in 2012 during his contentious primary challenge: Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch says it’s obvious that gay marriage will become legal across the country sooner or later. Hatch said people who can’t see what’s happening aren’t living in the real world. He made the remarks Wednesday onKSL-Radio’s Doug Wright Show. Hatch | Read More »
How The VA Bureaucracy Does Evil To The Veterans
“I always knew that Phoenix was better than us at playing the numbers game.” (HT:The Daily Beast) Playing the numbers game….Scientific Management, Operations Research…Leaven them please with the fine yeast of ethics or never, and I mean never, practice them professionally on behalf of a US Government agency. I work for that government, and care about it passionately. I want to feel proud to work | Read More »
Obama’s Speech at West Point: Lies, Deceptions and Delusions
Today Barack Obama gave the commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point. While the address was billed as his “foreign policy vision” it was vintage Obama: banal, deceptive, self-serving, and partisan to the very core. Sort of a metaphor for them man himself. He led off by proclaiming success. He trotted out Osama bin Laden’s putrescent corpse for effect. He claims, | Read More »
The Democrats’ Tactical Retreat
The Democrats have been signalling for a while now that they really have no intention to truly fight, as a party, against the Republicans. Going into the political season, they had two strategies they could have chosen from, and they chose to play it safe. Generally, we all get the idea of “divide and conquer,” and there is room for both governing parties to do | Read More »