Ebola sends Obama to DEFCON ONE. Fundraiser canceled. Cabinet meets.
Ebola has finally achieved status as a national security problem. How do we know this? President Barack Obama has canceled a trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and will instead hold a meeting about Ebola at the White House. “The president’s travel today to New Jersey and Connecticut has been postponed,” the president’s Press Secretary said in a statement. “Late this afternoon, the president will | Read More »
New O’Keefe Video: Mark Pryor is Lying about his Marriage Equality Stance
The Arkansas Senate race is one of the closest ones this election season. As a Democrat in a conservative state, incumbent has tried to present himself as a moderate in tune with his state’s more conservative leanings, especially on social issues. He has emphasized repeatedly that he does not support same-sex marriage, but how does he really feel when the cameras and microphones are off? A bombshell | Read More »
So It Is a Problem That the Nurse With Ebola Got on a Plane
The nurse who now has Ebola in Texas flew on a plane days before apparently developing symptoms. The CDC is freaked out and wants passengers who were on the plane with the nurse to call them. Why? They CDC opposes a travel ban to West Africa. They say that if the person had no symptoms there is no reason to worry. They say the nurse | Read More »
Chemical weapons discovered in Iraq; Washington Post says they don’t count
One of the repeated calumnies made against President Bush (say it again… President Bush…. slowly…. savor every syllable) was that he went to war against Iraq based on false pretenses. From President Bush’s ultimatum speech to Iraq on March 17, 2003, back in the days when we drew “red lines” we meant it: Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the | Read More »
Who’s to Blame for the “Ferguson Effect”?
The Daily Caller ran a piece this weekend by a cop who apparently works on the West Coast somewhere explaining how Ferguson has made his job more difficult because of the different ways the citizenry reacts to the police post-Ferguson. The whole article is worth reading for a cop’s perspective on what happens when the citizenry loses respect for cops. The central thesis of the | Read More »
The Georgia Senate Polling
No, Michelle Nunn is not suddenly ahead of David Perdue. Truth be told, polling in Georgia is terrible. The bulk of the polling has been done by political consulting shops that are trying to diversify and have suddenly become pollsters. Most all the polling has been bad. Historically, SurveyUSA has been used as an outside pollster and its polling has always managed to capture trends, | Read More »
Liberal Vs. Progressive: Reality Vs. Delusion On ISIS.
I included the Youtube scene from the Movie Cloverfield for reasons other than the fact that I truly enjoy popping that DVD into my machine during a long flight. It also gives us a nice analogy to how America’s current Democratic Party reelection campaign of ineffective and symbolic airstrikes against ISIS has actually worked so far in suppressing the latest incarnation of Middle Eastern menace. | Read More »
Phil Kerpen on Liberal Efforts to Restrict the First Amendment
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Phil Kerpen to discuss Democrat efforts to restrict the First Amendment, Washington’s mishandling of the Ebola outbreak in Dallas and Phil’s work against the FCC.
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NYT Accidentally Admits Iraq Had W.M.D. And Denies It At The Same Time
The New York Times has the rather annoying problem of having to make actual facts fit their confirmation bias. By making journalistic pretzels of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, they’ve backed into the fact that W.M.D.’s really did exist in Saddam’s Iraq, despite their protestations. In 2004, an NYT public apology declared To anyone who read the paper between September 2002 and June 2003, the | Read More »
NIH uses Ebola to hide mismanagement and increase funding
Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health are pulling out all the stops to capitalize on the Ebola scare in the United States by wringing extra funding out of a Congress that is too panicked to do anything but throw money at the problem. Yesterday, my colleague, Aaron Gardner highlighted a television ad produced by Democrats which | Read More »
Even in Houston, Texas, You Will Be Made to Care
Houston, TX is not thought of as a bastion of liberalism, but it has gone quite rapidly off the deep end. Earlier this year, Houston’s City Council voted on non-discrimination legislation that provides equal protection to the entire swath of the BLTGCZQDLMAO alphabet silliness. In short, if a guy decides he’s a girl and wants to go hang out in the girl’s bathroom, it is | Read More »
Been in DC too long, @MaryLandrieu?
U.S. spends approximately all of her time in Washington D.C., which is odd because she is supposed to represent Louisiana. Makes sense that she should live here and not simply claim a home co-owned by her and the rest of her family. Now, when it comes to Louisiana, there are some differences in our civics lessons vs. the rest of the nation’s. For one thing, | Read More »
Does Andrea Mitchell think Greg Abbott fakes his disability?
If you’re politically tuned in and following the Texas gubernatorial race, you’re probably aware of Wendy Davis’ recent “Wheelchair” ad, which accuses Greg Abbott, a paraplegic, of not caring for other people with disabilities. It’s been called a “historic low” for political advertising, a field with plenty of deplorable entries, but Wendy Davis hasn’t back down from it. Instead, she’s doubled down on it. She | Read More »
Despite the Campaign E-Mails, the DSCC has Left Allison Grimes Behind in Kentucky
If you look at the Democratic Party’s campaign e-mails (including those of the DSCC and DCCC) , you’ll see that they are becoming increasingly desperate to stave off a Republican wave this November. Part of that desperation includes finding the most optimistic possible polls for their side in close races. In particular, they’ve singled out the Kentucky Senate race for attention, both because it is | Read More »
Some things we’re not allowed to know until after the election
If you’re wondering who the next Attorney General of the United States might be, following the departure of Eric “Stonewall” Holder, you’ll have to wait until after the elections. Senate Democrats demanded the White House keep the name under wraps until they drag themselves past the 2014 midterms. That tells you the names they’ve been hearing through back channels from the White House wouldn’t bring | Read More »