Cotton and Rubio on verge of scuttling Corker’s Iran surrender bill
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 42% has been working hand-in-glove with Maryland Senator Ben Cardin to shepherd a disastrous bill approving Obama’s Iran negotiations through the Senate. It is disastrous in two respects. First and foremost, Corker’s bill essentially gives Obama a way to work around the US Constitution. Instead of this agreement being presented to the Senate for approval… and as | Read More »
Al Sharpton Blocks Fox News Reporter From Asking Baltimore Mayor A Question
Fox News reporter Leland Vittert had some questions for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Thursday. Unfortunately for the journalist, his attempt to ask those questions was thwarted by the Mayor and her entourage, which consisted of BPD officers and, you bet, the Reverend Al Sharpton. Rev. Al walked ahead of the mayor, speaking on her behalf, and telling the journalist from Fox News that he | Read More »
Republicans, Democrats and their Talismans
I am reminded of the story in 1 Samuel 4, when the Israelites had just lost a battle to the Philistines and wanted to turn the tide in their seemingly neverending war. Someone in the Israelite camp got the genius idea that they could really turn this thing around if they brought out the Ark of the Covenant and toted it into battle – because | Read More »
Obama uses “thug” even though he’s only half-black
I don’t make the news I just report it. From the NY Post: President Obama on Tuesday urged Americans to “do some soul-searching” and work harder to end what he called the “slow-rolling crisis” of deaths of black men at the hands of police officers as he addressed the riots in Baltimore. … Still, the president lashed into the rioters who torched buildings and looted | Read More »
Needed Education Reforms and the Benefits of Strict Parenting
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Joy Pullmann to discuss education reform ideas that the GOP should embrace, monopolies in education, and why Joy is glad her parents were strict.
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Yet Again, Government Screws Up – And Tries to Blame the Private Sector
Government is terrible at…well, pretty much everything. The examples are legion – and myriad. In large part because government doing anything violates the Wallet Rule. You go out on a Friday night with your wallet. You then go out the following Friday night with my wallet. On which Friday night will you have more fun? If it’s money you’ve earned, you’ll be a lot more | Read More »
April 30, 1975. The fall of Saigon.
Via CNN: The CIA Air America helicopter bounced as it touched down on an aging apartment building in Saigon. Its pilot knew there was no room for error. Scores of South Vietnamese were lined up on that rooftop, waiting anxiously to scramble aboard his chopper. They knew 150,000 North Vietnamese troops were just outside the city, ready to pounce. Delicately working the controls, the pilot | Read More »
A Third Question
As we end this month, we must go back to the beginning of the month. Three hundred Republicans filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court begging the court to impose homosexual marriage on the country so that their party need not have to deal with the issue in Campaign 2016. Some of them really want homosexual marriage, but I have no doubt a | Read More »
Baltimore Schools To Teach The Three Rs: Readin’, wRitin’, and Redistribution
The Baltimore riots have captured America’s attention this week. Buildings have burned, people have been injured, reporters have been robbed, and there was even a failed attempt at setting off an IED. Yes, seriously. Click to view full size.There will be lessons learned from the events stemming from the terrible and tragic death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, and | Read More »
California’s class-based water woes.
California has a real problem with people not understanding how real the water problem is.
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John Kerry Apparently Wishes we had a Leader like Iran’s Dictator
John Kerry has a disturbing habit of kissing up to foreign despots, particularly the Middle Eastern variety. Back in 2011, when the Syrian civil war was still just mass demonstrations, he went on record praising Basham al-Assad. Then, there was the time earlier this year he extended an over the top message of condolences to the Iranian Supreme Leader Hassan Rouhani over the loss of | Read More »
Around 6,400 Lois Lerner E-Mails Found
Anyone sufficiently skilled with computers knows that it’s extremely hard to make your data truly disappear without a trace, even when your hard drive crashes. Lois Lerner’s probably thinking about that right now. Earlier today news surfaced that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the official IRS watchdog, found about 6,400 of Lois Lerner’s supposedly lost e-mails during its investigation. Even though these e-mails | Read More »
A Profoundly Decent Man and Family
Governor and Mrs. Perry are friends of mine. We all get to see Rick Perry as a politician, candidate for President, and longest serving Governor of Texas. I’ve gotten to see Rick and Anita Perry as themselves — covered in dust bunnies (“ghost turds” as the Governor called them) moving out of the Governor’s Mansion. We have traded prayer lists of people to pray for. | Read More »
Bob Corker, Craven Moron
It is difficult, in this hyper partisan era, to find areas of agreement between the chattering heads on the right and on the left. However, one thing that almost everyone can agree on is this: The Corker-Cardin Iran bill is an especially moronic display of political cowardice, even for modern day Senators. The first major problem with the Corker-Cardin bill is that it serves absolutely | Read More »
Alito Asks the Right Questions Which The Left Doesn’t Want Asked
What starts as a “rights” issue inevitably ends up enforced at the barrel of the gun, and this highlights the importance of correctly defining words, especially before the Supreme Court. In the end, our society has to get along on these issues and come to some agreement—even if it’s to agree to disagree. But society’s disagreements eventually work themselves out in law, and the Left’s aversion | Read More »