JR Salzman on the VA Scandal and His Experience as a Wounded Warrior
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by JR Salzman to discuss the VA scandal, his efforts to shine a light on the terrible bureaucracy of care America’s veterans face and his personal experience after being seriously wounded while serving in Iraq.
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The Online Off and the Offline On
Were one to follow Texas campaigns for the last few weeks, it would seem Ken Paxton, RedState’s choice for Texas Attorney General, was destined to lose. The stars had aligned against him because he made a small mistake his opponent had seized on. The Texas establishment had rallied to his opponent. Paxton was doomed. Twitter said so. Facebook said so. Email said so. Congratulations to | Read More »
Don’t Mess With Texas
The Tea Party and grassroots conservatives have come back to life from the dead more times than any of us can count. The media keeps missing the point; whenever our candidates can raise money and get their message out to the voters before they are defined by the smear machine, they will win every time. And especially in Texas, where we have done a better | Read More »
Why Haven’t I Committed Mass Murder?
Why haven’t I committed mass murder? It is an interesting question considering my background. You see, I have a few things in common with many of the recent mass murderers. I came from a broken home. I didn’t really have many dates, if any, in high school. When I began the 9th grade I was only 4’6″ tall. I was only 5’4″ when I graduated. | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Karl Rove (and other e-Repubs) butt in California gubernatorial race, too
In a bizarre attempt to maintain control of the Republican Party in California, Karl Rove’s hubris is beginning to take on almost paranoid features as he insists that if the Tea Party favorite — Tim Donnelly — wins the gubernatorial primary, it will tarnish all Republicans everywhere: Karl Rove, the prominent Republican strategist, said Friday that Tim Donnelly will be a liability for Republicans nationwide | Read More »
Reparations and perpetual shame
Reparations made it back into the news briefly last week, thanks to Ta-Nehisi Coates writing an Atlantic cover story on the subject. Kevin Williamson at National Review did a great job of deconstructing Coates’ argument, which was itself made with greater care than racial activists generally employ. Even someone wholeheartedly and unalterably opposed to reparations can find some food for thought in how Coates describes the lingering effects of | Read More »
Christian Woman Sentenced to Death in Sudan Gives Birth to American Girl in Prison
Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian woman sentenced to death by hanging for her faith, has reportedly just given birth to a baby girl in a Sudanese prison.
This newborn girl – a U.S. citizen through her American father, Miriam’s Christian husband – is now languishing in harsh prison conditions alongside her 20-month-old American brother.
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John McCain proposes reform of the VA
The ongoing scandal that is our nation’s best answer to veterans health care continues to gather steam. In addition to firing a lot of people, we should also take the time to look at what exactly veterans should expect from a health care system. John McCain offers a good proposal: Memorial Day is a sacred observance in America’s democracy—the day that the nation honors and | Read More »
Planned Parenthood president: Say ‘yes’ to life…if you make it out of the womb
Ah, irony. From Cecile Richards’ commencement speech to Barnard College, an all-women school: These women didn’t wait to be asked. They just jumped headfirst. To borrow some wisdom from Lena Dunham, “Don’t wait around for someone else to tell your story. Do it yourself by whatever means necessary.” If you hold out for an invitation, chances are good you’ll miss the party. And by the | Read More »
Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. While Americans return to | Read More »
With Abortions & Crime At All Time High, Detroit Approaches Third World Status.
Detroit is often heralded by small government proponents as a perfect example of an over-involved government pushing themselves into the culture of a successful city and creating a state of dependence which eventually collapses in on itself. In other words, a great example of why big government fails. But this is really only a partial explanation of the issue. The real issue in America and the | Read More »
A Marine’s View of Memorial Day and America’s Defense Programs
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by retired Lt. Colonel Dakota Wood to discuss his meaning of Memorial day as a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Marines, the public’s changing view of our military and the drastic trimming of America’s defense budget.
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Establishment Campaign Strategy: Shameless, Cowardly, and Perfidious
I’m hearing some breaking news down in Virginia’s Seventh District. Eric Cantor is planning to resign his seat and take over the helm at the hawkish immigration group, Numbers USA. Take a look at this door hanger from the Cantor campaign, which was distributed to Republican voters in his district, and that is the only conclusion one can draw from its content. Looking at this | Read More »
Supreme Court Decisions today!
10 AM for whatever cases get announced today.
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Another Young Man Turns Violent
Another young man has turned to violence. Stabbing some and shooting others, he wanted to exact revenge for some rejecting him. In a “war on women” culture, some vocal voices have seized on this as what happens to men questing for a fully masculine culture. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Best we can tell, Elliot Rodger lived the very lifestyle the | Read More »