Louisiana Common Core Fight Coming to a Head Today
For those who have not been following the issue, Louisiana is the current ground zero in the fight over the implementation of Common Core standards. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order suspending implementation of Common Core and suspended a contract that State Superintendent John White had entered into for the purchase of Common Core related materials and supplies. The Louisiana Board of | Read More »
Jack Lew: keeping your money is unpatriotic
If George Orwell had never written the novel “1984”, then it would have been written eventually as a history of the Obama administration. On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden. In advocating a change to existing tax law that would allow a demonstrably unproductive government to stick its hands even more deeply into the pockets of | Read More »
Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Renn to discuss Rham Emanuel’s Chicago, the struggles he has faced and why he has been called the mayor of the one-percent.
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Obama’s Ex-Labor Secretary In Hot Water Again Over OFA Fundraising Recording
After nearly four years persecuting businesses, when she abruptly resigned in January 2013 as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis had up to $100,000 in legal debts, she was the subject of an FBI inquiry into her role as an Obama reelection campaign fundraiser and, as it was later revealed, she had been “provided thousands of dollars worth of free private jet travel” by | Read More »
Ted Cruz is Leading
“Today … Ted Cruz intends to force his Republican colleagues to put up or shut on on the border issue.” It seems all the Senate Republicans are willing to turn a blind eye to the scandal and corruption obviously at play in the Mississippi Senate race to protect their buddy Thad Cochran who, apparently, can no longer find his way to the clubby Senate lunches | Read More »
Harry Reid pretends to think that the border is secure.
There will be no peace in Congress while Harry Reid is Senate Majority Leader.
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Tech at Night: Democrats want a middle-class Internet tax hike
Democrats used to be sound on Internet issues. They joined in on a number of bills in the old days that helped the Internet grow to be the huge economic driver that it is today. One of those was the Internet tax moratorium, preventing a pile of taxes from being placed on Internet access.
Now Democrats are standing aside to let a big middle-class tax hike come on Internet access.
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Playing the Race Deck
It is almost tiresome at this point to address the topic of race and opposition to Obama. But with Eric Holder’s remarks earlier this week that a significant part of opposition to Obama and Holder was driven by “racial animus,” the President’s many apologists in the media have yet again taken up the cry. Someone named Dorothy Brown, who is a Critical Race Theory professor | Read More »
To Fix The Minimum Wage, Take an Example From The Federal Government
A lot of people demand that employers pay a Living Wage. They generally seek to impose such a wage by hiking the minimum wage that employers are legally allowed to pay to some premium. This, they believe, will make employees have a better life. The tactic fails for two reasons. If the wage is too low, the workers are still stuck where they started and | Read More »
Breaking the system
Illegal immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained (as it turned out, briefly) by the authorities this week, after running into trouble at a Border Patrol checkpoint en route to catch a plane. The trouble is that he’s been flaunting the immigration laws of the United States with impunity for years. He’s a legal citizen of the Phillipines, but not of the United States, having | Read More »
Obama official used office to illegally raise money for Obama
The legacy of the Obama administration will be that it managed to corrupt virtually every institution within the US government and it did so in a remarkably short period of time. If there is a silver lining to this cloud of stench it is that he serves as an object lesson in how fragile are the systems that comprise our federal government. The greatest damage | Read More »
Victory: Pro-Life Senators Vote Down New Abortion-Pill Mandate
Senate Democrats attempt to gut religious liberty and “reverse” the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision on the abortion-pill mandate has been defeated.
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The Commodification of Men
Last week, author Susan Patton was on Fox and Friends with Steve Doocy and the resulting segment has become a source of some controversy not just among the usual feminist crowd but also among even some conservative professional women. ThinkProgress summed up the exchange thusly: The controversial author criticized today’s women for “acting like such an entitled princess” and prioritizing careers ahead of their families. Men, Patton | Read More »
Why Natalie Tennant Can’t Win
For the better half of a year, the West Virginia Democratic Party could not seem to find anyone to run against Shelley Moore Capito for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jay Rockefeller. Many political observers said that Capito was “unbeatable” and that any Democrat would have a hard time launching a credible campaign, or even beating her. After months of recruiting, including | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Irreconcilable Differences: Grounds for Divorce from Establishment Repubs
I’m a total team player. Loyal to a fault some would say. I have dutifully followed Erick and RedState’s counsel to vote conservative in the primary and Republican in the general. In reality, what other choices do we have? We know that trying to form a third party is doomed from the outset. So, where do we go from here now that the evidence is | Read More »