Bernanke: Low Interest Rates Here to Stay
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss shocking comments by Ben Bernanke about the Fed’s interest rate policy, what his prediction could mean for the economy and how changes in the world stage could upend his prophesy.
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The Rundown on the Georgia Runoff
Most political eyes will be focused on Georgia’s Republican primary on Tuesday. With Mitch McConnell a sure thing for re-election at this point (though see if Bevin can break 40%, which I think he can), Georgia is where the great unknown is. In fact, there are only three things known about Georgia’s elections right now. One, the Democrats are not going to win the state | Read More »
Was This a Coordinated Hit on Chris McDaniel?
By now you know about the situation with that nutter who went to videotape Mrs. Cochran in her nursing home. The Cochran campaign, DC reporters with a close relationship to the NRSC, and the Mississippi press all worked very fast to tar and feather the McDaniel campaign. I have to wonder if this was coordinated. I ask because the situation came to light due to | Read More »
Vox.com’s Max Fisher: Obama’s Ukraine policy is a solid B+
One of the few bright spots in the perpetual darkness (can I say that anymore? or does this doom me to a reeducation camp) that has descended on America under the kleptocratic regime of Barack Obama is watching his defenders tie themselves into knots justifying each and every boneheaded move that he makes. Benghazi, Syria, Obamacare, the IRS, the VA have all produced great examples | Read More »
The Defeat of Enlist Act Amnesty and Why #Primaries Matter
On April 10, Breitbart reported that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) had made a pledge last year to help Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) pass his ENLIST Act amnesty. This bill would essentially invite illegals to join the military and turn our armed forces into a visa mill for open borders. As Denham made his push to add the ENLIST Act to the NDAA in | Read More »
Trey Gowdy does a mike drop on media over Benghazi.
[UPDATE] This is actually from last year. Which tells me something important: John Boehner is taking this issue seriously, because he picked precisely the right person for the job. Oh, Trey Gowdy’s gonna work out just fine, here. Short version: it’s three and a half minutes of the man listing every question that the media should have been asking – honestly, truly asking – yet | Read More »
Michelle Obama and Eric Holder decry dangers to Sustainable Racism
Sustainable Racism, along with Cargo Cult Economics, are the philosophical mainstays of modern liberalism. What Sustainable Racism seeks to do is to keep fanning the flames of racial discord in order to provide jobs and political power for a handful of 1%, mostly very privileged blacks and Hispanics, by allowing them to act as Christ-like mediators between the average black and Latino and a system | Read More »
It Is Time for Ted Cruz to Leave the National Republican Senatorial Committee
Ted Cruz is the Vice Chairman for Grassroots Outreach of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (“NRSC”). It is through that appointment that the NRSC hoped to patch up its differences with conservatives. Instead, it is more and more clear the NRSC is both at war with those groups who support Ted Cruz and at war with those candidates most likely to assist Ted Cruz in | Read More »
97 Days in 2 Years: Pat Roberts Rarely Goes to Kansas
Pat Roberts continues to prove he is Virginia’s third senator. His wife is a realtor there; his car has Virginia tags; he pays more property tax there than Kansas; his primary residence is there; the tax bills for his Kansas rental property go there — you get the picture. Now comes even more. USA Today is reporting that in the last two years, Pat Roberts, | Read More »
BREAKING: People Read Blogs in Mississippi. NRSC Blames Chris McDaniel For Mississippi Literacy.
“[T]he Cochran campaign and NRSC decided to exploit the show of concern for political gain by lying about who knew what.” Thad Cochran is getting his butt kicked in Mississippi by conservative challenger Chris McDaniel. That has sent the NRSC and its friends into a tailspin and they are desperate to tar and feather Chris McDaniel. Some freak in Mississippi has handed them their latest | Read More »
Was Brendan Eich removed to get closed source DRM into Firefox?
It’s quite a theory, and I’m not sure what to make of it, but via Instapundit I ran into the allegation that the real reason Brendan Eich was removed as the head of Mozilla wasn’t the homosexual “marriage” issue at all, but rather that he stood in the way between Hollywood-friendly restrictions called Digital Rights Managment (“DRM”) being added to the open source browser Firefox.
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Tech at Night: The Obama FCC meets, and is pretty terrible.
So the European Union has invented a “right to be forgotten”, that is forcing Google to censor its results. Given the history of Nazi war criminals trying desperately to be forgotten, this is an odd thing for the EU to be doing.
While they are opt-out, a rare thing when it comes to government, UK government censorship of the Internet exists, and nobody’s doing a thing about it at this point.
but the big story this week was the FCC meeting. It was pretty terrible, over all. A lot more on that after the jump.
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Tags: Ajit Pai
, Incentive Auctions
, Lee Terry
, Mike O'Rielly
, Net Neutrality
, Patent Trolls
, Phone Kill Switch
, Picking winners and losers
, Right to be Forgotten
, Tech at Night
, Title II Reclassification
, Tom Wheeler
Democrats’ youth vote for 2014 looks like… 2010′s.
Just the one poll, of course – and note that it was done by a Democratic pollster, so don’t assume that ‘scaring the heebie-jeebies out of the Left’ isn’t part of the business model – but it does seem to fit. It does not really surprise me that the Democrats can only count on 37% of its 2012 youth vote in 2014; as Aaron Blake noted, the | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Weekend Open Thread
I’m going to an exciting conservative conference tomorrow here in Riverside, CA. It is the first of its kind in the area and will bring together a lot of Southern California Tea Party groups as well as local conservative radio hosts, politicians and other patriotic concerned citizens. Among the array of speakers are Dinesh D’Souza, Ann Coulter, Tea Party favorite gubernatorial candidate, Tim Donnelly, and | Read More »