Ends, and means
“The ends justify the means” is one of the most poisonous ideas of the modern era. I limit this assessment to the modern era because prior to that, means tended to justify themselves. The advent of democracy obliged Ruling Class types across the Western world to do a bit better than “because I said so” to secure obedience from their subjects. The end result is, if anything, | Read More »
Hey! Twenty three Democratic Senators can do minimum wage math!
Shocking. Why have they hidden their light under a bushel for all these years? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday delayed action on legislation raising the minimum wage, the centerpiece of the Democrats’ 2014 agenda. [snip] Reid has not yet unified his caucus on the issue, which is a constant in the Democrats’ election-year playbook. Of the 55 senators who caucus with the Democrats, | Read More »
Does President Obama Think Sandwiches & Taxes are the Same Thing?
This can’t go unanswered. Last week Kentucky Senatorial candidate Matt Bevin got in hot water for some comments he made about gay marriage. “If it’s all right to have same-sex marriages, why not define a marriage — because at the end of the day a lot of this ends up being taxes and who can visit who in the hospital and there’s other repressions and | Read More »
This video from the Madison Project speaks for itself.
Democrats Exploiting Veterans to Grow Government
Unlike many modern-day functions of the federal government, caring for our wounded warriors is a core responsibility. But as is the case with other government programs, liberals think that doubling down on a woefully inadequate VA system and throwing more money at the problem will improve care for veterans. And similar to most other big government initiatives, Democrats are now using a highly-respected group of | Read More »
The Left goes after Mike Rowe and Wal-Mart’s dirty money
I’m a big fan of Mike Rowe, ever since his “Dirty Jobs” days. That was my default TV show, before my present inexplicable fascination with home-remodeling programs began. Every episode you’d see Mike throw himself into some unbelievably nasty line of work, cracking jokes as he was bathed in everything from raw sewage to bird droppings. There will never be a show with more feces | Read More »
Well, at least Alex Sink (D CAND, Florida-13) wasn’t talking about “hewers of wood…”
…or “bearers of water:” Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink said immigration reform was important at a Tuesday debate because, without it, it would be difficult for employers to find people to clean hotel rooms and do landscaping. “Immigration reform is important in our country,” she said. “We have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers and especially in this | Read More »
The National Republican Senatorial Committee Attacks the GOP
The past two days the staff at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) have pushed news articles meant to tear down Milton Wolf, a doctor from Kansas and a candidate in the GOP Senate primary. You may be asking yourself why an official GOP organization is doing this, but the reason is very simple. The quickest way to find yourself the target of the NRSC’s | Read More »
A Ukrainian’s View on the Situation in Kiev
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Iryna Fedets to discuss the revolution in Ukraine, the issues that lead to the now deadly protests, and what to expect next in this divided country.
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So, Virginia’s new commerce secretary Maurice Jones comes pre-’under investigation’ed.
My first reaction? “Well, that was quick.” Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s commerce secretary Maurice Jones improperly lobbied Congress as a member of the Obama administration, according to an internal federal investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. …Oh, wait, it happened last year. Apparently the guy thought that it was OK to use his position as a HUD deputy secretary to | Read More »
The Great Establishment Deception on Winning Back Senate
The unambiguous strategy of the GOP establishment this year has been to avoid any and all confrontation in the hopes of gliding into a Senate majority in 2015. To that end, they have capitulated on all of the major leverage points, passed a number of Democrat spending bills, and are in the process of pushing “small-ball” legislation in the House so as not to rock | Read More »
Governor Jan Brewer Should Sign the Religious Liberty Legislation
It is sad that we, in the 21st century, are at this point in the United States of America. We should be willing to leave each other alone and have basic respect for one another. We should not wish to impose our views on others or force others to serve us against their will. Unfortunately, in the name of tolerance, a group of activists nationwide | Read More »
Support Dr. Milton Wolf
Pat Roberts is Kansas’s Senator. He does not live in Kansas. His home is in Virginia. He drives a car with a Virginia license plate. His wife is a Virginia realtor. His house in Kansas is rented out to someone. He says when he goes to Kansas, which is less and less frequent, that he sleeps in a friend’s recliner. Pat Roberts has a challenger | Read More »
Hagel, Defense, And You!
Chuck Hagel has unveiled a new plan for the Defense Department to reduce costs by downsizing and reshaping the military into something more efficient. At the very moment he mentioned downsizing, something interesting happened. All of his words, to most conservatives, became the noise made by teachers in the Charlie Brown cartoons. And, while cuts to the military are definitely a bad idea, there is | Read More »
The Ukraine, America and The GOP
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. Mao Zedong Every crisis contains two facets. There is, of course, the problem. This is why risk-averse, beneficent individuals would prefer that crisis periods occur as infrequently as possible. A crisis will also present an opportunity. This is why risk-hungry, non-benevolent individuals never want to see one | Read More »