Hillary Clinton’s astroturfed grandparents
None of us were surprised when the “plain folks” meeting Hillary Clinton on the trail turned out to be Democrat activists. That’s who she is. She doensn’t know anyone but Democrat operatives, or, put another way, the only people who will put up with this nasty self-aggrandizing baggage are Democrat operatives. There’s nothing like a genuine listening tour, randomly meeting everyday folks. pic.twitter.com/vK9b1vEtGl — WH | Read More »
Fighting for $15 or Something
From the diaries… The continuous cry for “equality!” has slithered its way into most every aspect of American life. Although too often the facts surrounding said “inequality” are disregarded, emotions are strong and demands for fairness are repeated. Although the phantom War On Women steals a majority of the limelight, the Fight for $15, another emotionally-driven, young crusade, continues to gain traction, and the movement’s | Read More »
Elizabeth Warren’s Education Power Grab Fails
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 8% says she is not running for President. Sadly, that does not make her a benign or waning influence in national politics. As MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has (with probable glee) noted, Hillary Clinton – probably in an effort to do or say something that is interesting or motivating to anyone, anywhere – has been parroting Warren. CNN | Read More »
Slate: Obama’s pristine and scandal free reign is his gift to Hillary
Sometimes your read stuff and do a double take because you just can’t believe it. For instance: Obama’s Gift to Hillary Clinton No modern-day president has left his potential successor a less scandal-plagued legacy than Barack Obama. We are due for a major presidential scandal. At least, that’s been the pattern for three of the last four administrations. By this point in 1987, President Reagan | Read More »
Quote of the Day, ‘Monolith’ Actually Is The Best Word For Black Voting Patterns, Alas edition.
If Black voters don’t want to be seen as being taken for granted by Democrats, then they should stop being taken for granted.
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Chaffetz Hasn’t Given Up On His Push to Restrict Online Gambling
Image credit: Shutterstock.com Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) hasn’t given up on his push to restrict online gambling at the Federal level. In March, the House Judiciary subcommittee again met to discuss the “Restoration of America’s Wire Act,” Chaffetz’s signature legislation designed to restrict states in their ability to offer Internet gaming options. The bill, which will be sponsored by [mc_name name=’Sen. Lindsey | Read More »
Iranian nukes, Corker-Menendez and more Failure Theater by the GOP
I’ve been following the Iran nuclear talks in some detail for a while. While I was heartened by the possibility that the Senate could actually be moved to do something useful for the country, I’m reluctantly concluding that the Corker-Menendez bill is just another example of Failure Theater by the GOP. In other words, they have decided to let Obama do what he wants to | Read More »
Why Trade Policy Matters
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Scott Lincicome to discuss the new Star Wars trailer, Trade Promotion Authority and why bad trade policy makes your staple goods more expensive.
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Ted Cruz: Rock Star
As I mentioned in yesterday’s piece about Senator Tom Cotton, there is a lot to like about the current crop of freshman GOP senators. Cotton’s analysis of the Iran nuclear agreement debacle indicates that his knowledge of foreign policy is at least equal to that of John Kerry… and superior to that of my half-Airedale mutt who also understands foreign policy as well as [mc_name name=’Sen. John | Read More »
The Funny Things We Learned From The 2016 Presidential Budget
They Took Our Welfare Clients Away President Barack Obama has the following fun and interesting things to say about his Presidential Budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016. The President’s 2016 Budget is designed to bring middle class economics into the 21st Century. This Budget shows what we can do if we invest in America’s future and commit to an economy that | Read More »
Tech at Night: Verizon is right about unlimited data
Sorry, as much as the fat pigs online, the massively large data users, don’t want you to agree, Verizon is right about unlimited data being bad for most people. Most people are much better off paying less for a data cap they’ll never exceed.
Melissa Harris-Perry: Abortion is “basic core skill”
Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC contributor and a professor at Wake Forest, is known to us as that woman who wore the tampon earrings that time. Today, though, she really upped her game by telling MSNBC viewers that med school students should be forced to learn how to perform abortions. During her MSNBC’s Lean Forward on April 11, host Melissa Harris-Perry questioned Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Dr. Anne Davis on a | Read More »
The Travel Tax Trap
This post originally appeared on Red Maryland, Maryland’s most respected conservative voice. Follow us on Twitter @RedMaryland or me @BrianGriffiths The Maryland General Assembly managed to mostly restrain itself from passing a tax increase. They did, however, pass one tax hike along generaly partisan lines that is designed to set a trap for Governor Larry Hogan moreso than it is to raise actual revenue. Senate | Read More »
If education is a “non-family enterprise,” that explains a lot
What you have been hearing about lately is a precise description of everywhere Hillary Clinton has eaten, what she ate, and who she met (or refused to meet). What you might not have heard about is one of the most important issues candidates will have to address coming into 2016: education. Specifically, Hillary Clinton asked (emphasis mine) “How did we end up at a point where | Read More »
Follow the Money: HRC/Amicus Brief
In less than two weeks, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments for Obergefell v. Hodges in what is shaping up to be a landmark case in the national marriage debate. At issue are the questions of whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to license marriages between two people of the same sex and whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to recognize | Read More »