Emma Sulkowicz: Martyr of Frauds
It’s hard to imagine that Emma Sulkowicz wants to be anything other than a martyr. She wants to go down for a cause, and her first piece of “art” is definitely going to get her there. The “art” in question? It’s a performance piece that she says is not a re-enactment of the rape she made famous that likely didn’t happen. Despite the fact that | Read More »
Young Techies Ditching College for Silicon Valley Startups
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a growing trend of very young tech entrepreneurs, why college isn’t right for everyone and how growing up in the internet age has equipped teenagers for early tech success.
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Should Marriage In Alabama Only Be Recognized As A Private Contract?
Ramsay Bolton Morality Conquers America I read things every so often that leave me believing all that is good about America will die a slow, hideous death in the ditch like a drunk or stoned transient experiencing the final liver collapse. Our culture and way of life are under a deconstructive assault and the traditionalists manning the ramparts athwart this invasion | Read More »
Open Letter to a Liberal Professor
(From the diaries…bill s) The heart of this entry is a letter I wrote in response to one specific liberal professor who made the mistake of attempting to embarrass me for holding conservative views. First let me share a little back-story. It was an online course on American Government, one that made use of a message board for class discussion and student interaction. After introductions | Read More »
Marcus Luttrell: Navy SEAL and American hero to you. “Sweaty bodyguard” to the left.
When Governor Rick Perry announced he was running for president there were two bearded men standing behind him: Marcus and Morgan Luttrell. Marcus Luttrell was (as much as you can ever use the word “was” in this context) a Navy SEAL and the sole survivor of Operation Red Wings. His story was made into a bestselling book and popular movie called Lone Survivor. Perry has | Read More »
“Cui Bono?” from keeping the Pill a prescription drug? …Why, Planned Parenthood, of course.
Planned Parenthood takes a bath if OTC oral contraceptive birth control ever happens. Remember that.
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Hillary’s high risk faux primary race
So Linc Chafee is in the race. This brings the number of contenders up to four. You have an embittered, kleptocratic and entitled Social Security recipient; you have a sex-obsessed, corrupt septuagenarian Socialist; you have a big city machine Progressive; and you have the Wonder-Bread-and-Velveeta pragmatist. Of this crew, the only one that is a real contender is Martin O’Malley. But the real reason this | Read More »
Rep. Kinzinger(R-IL) Doesn’t Understand Why Conservatives Oppose Continuation Of Ex-Im Bank
[mc_name name='Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)' chamber='house' mcid='K000378' ]At an energy policy gathering in Washington, DC Tuesday put on by The Hill newspaper and the National Energy Institute Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger talked about the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank(Ex-Im Bank). The Ex-Im Bank’s authorization runs out at the end of the month and lawmakers are scrambling to find a way | Read More »
Last women wash out of Ranger School
The Army, ever servile to the latest political fads emanating from the Pentagon, opened the US Army Ranger School to women candidates in the class that began on April 20. The first-ever Army Ranger School with female students opened on Monday with 16 of 19 female soldiers passing the initial physical fitness test, as the Pentagon continues to assess which new combat roles women should | Read More »
Anti-Somethings Are All the Rage
Lately it seems the growing number of fashionable “anti-something” campaigns are more about attempting to establish that it is you who are the only one against the spotlighted subject matter. This has become very clear with things such as the anti-gun violence and anti-rape campaigns. Oh, congratulations! You’re against sexual assault and violence with a deadly weapon? 99.99% of us are, unless you’re the actual | Read More »
Comedy in Politics
If you’ve ever studied theater (or if you’ve ever been drunk in New Orleans at or around Mardi Gras), then you are familiar with the masks of drama. They are the two masks you see side-by-side, one laughing and one crying. Drama dates back to the late fifth century BC, with both comedy and tragedy being created around the same time. Comedy itself has changed | Read More »
Rick Perry Enters a Crowded GOP Field
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Ben Domenech to discuss Rick Perry’s presidential campaign kickoff, how he stacks up against the rest of the crowded field, and the candidates that have a path to win the GOP nomination.
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Free Trade? Yes. Anti-Constitution, Anti-Transparency TPA/TPP? Definitely No
Flying under the free trade flag, many in DC are pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and fast-track Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). U.S. President Barack Obama Defends Trans-Pacific Partnership Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%: More Trade = More American Jobs (Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell Urges Cooperation on Trade Legislation Is the TPP actually free trade? Well, we don’t know – it’s | Read More »
Vermont Discovers the Joys of Federalism
It’s pretty safe to say that Vermont is the most hippie-infested state in the union. Thanks to some idiomatic political history, Vermont has a higher percentage of voters who are too far left for even the Democratic Party than anywhere else in the country – as evidenced by the fact that Vermont has an avowed Socialist elected as one of their two Senators, and they | Read More »
Lincoln Chafee Runs For President
America’s Blacksmith President? Lincoln Chafee is in! He is running for President! For the first time in centuries, a man who has worked professionally as a blacksmith* is gunning for The White House. The Republic is saved. He is running as the last vestige of the old, Liberal Northern GOP. If you wondered what had become of the Progressive Wing | Read More »