Was Immigration Important in Eric Cantor’s Loss? Yes and No
Was immigration the biggest factor in Eric Cantor’s loss? Much of the post mortem analysis of the primary election in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District has focused on immigration as the issue that allowed political neophyte Dave Brat to beat the House Majority Leader. But was it really the most important issue in the race? Actually, no, it was not.
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Mary Landrieu on Abortion
Yesterday, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal signed two pieces of legislation that would tighten abortion regulations. One of the bills, critics say, would shutter a few of the five abortion providers in the state. The reason? The bill says abortion providers should have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. Mary Landrieu, a Democratic Senator from the apparently blue state of Louisiana, had this to say: In | Read More »
With Cantor’s Exit, Big Business Loses a Good Friend
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the World Cup, Eric Cantor’s shocking loss and what it means for the GOP’s relationship with Big Business.
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The Watercooler ~ A Tribute to Fathers
The following article titled, “Fathers: Families Would Rather “See” A Sermon,” was written by Pastor Shane Idleman who is the founder and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Lancaster, California, just North of Los Angeles. He is able to speak as a man to other men regarding the importance of being Godly fathers. I copied it in its entirety as we approach Father’s Day | Read More »
Top 10 Reasons Worcester High Grads of 2014 Will Remember President Obama Was Their Commencement Speaker
This last Wednesday our President, Barack Obama, was the commencement speaker for the Worcester Tech High School graduation. As always, this President really rose to the occasion. He ventured down a path most are too frightened to travel.
The first Hipster President took it upon himself to shake off the pomp and circumstance that comes with not only a high school graduation, but a visit from the President of the United States.
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Gun Grabber Michael Bloomberg Spends $250,000.00 to Get Thad Cochran Re-Elected
Hey Mississippi. You know Michael Bloomberg right? He’s the guy who wants to take your guns away. He’s the guy who created a non-profit group to agitate against the second amendment. He’s the guy spreading lies about the number of school shootings in the country. Michael Bloomberg is also the guy who just gave a pro-Thad Cochran Super PAC $250,000.00. Gun grabbing Michael Bloomberg is | Read More »
We’re Broke, We’re Struggling … Really?
Giving a lot of speeches to pay off two separate million dollar plus mortgages? That’s some struggling most people would welcome.
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Al Qaeda On The Run – From People Even More Savage Than Themselves
During the electoral silly-season that was 2012, Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney predictably clashed on Foreign Policy. Candidate Romney felt compelled to argue that America should keep troops in Iraq and trust the Russians about as far as we could throw them. Barack Obama disagreed with this assertion with his customary dismissive arrogance. His flunkies at OFA* expressed this sentiment on Twitter in | Read More »
Social Conservatism and Poll-Driven Values
Social conservatism has long been considered one of the three “legs” of the 3-legged stool of conservatism (along with fiscal and defense conservatism). There are a number of facets of this “branch” of conservative thought, including how we think about and set policy around issues involving marriage & family policy, abortion, education, crime & punishment, and other related topics. The Republican party has long held | Read More »
Thad Cochran loves him some pork… in a Biblical kind of way
Any doubt that doddering, semi-somnolent Thad Cochran was a true lover of pork was put to rest yesterday. According to the Hattiesburg (MS) American, Cochran said: he grew up playing in the country, picking pecans and doing “all kinds of indecent things with animals” in the area. That is one helluva an admission, even in this day and age. Assuming, arguendo, that Cochran was being | Read More »
Comedy Central Daily Show more trusted for news than MSNBC
As I’ve long suspected, MSNBC is a failed comedy that takes itself too seriously. Its trust rating as a news organization has been surpassed by Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. Here we have Comedy Central, a real comedy network, trusted more than MSNBC, a fake comedy network posing as news.
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Man Claiming to be Meriam’s Brother Says “Potions” “Bewitched” Her Into a Christian but Must Die
In a bizarre interview, the Sudanese man who claimed to be Meriam Ibrahim’s brother and accused her of apostasy (becoming a Christian) at her trial tells CNN that “potions” turned her into a Christian. He also claims that she is “bewitched.”
Nevertheless, he says that “if she refuses [to recant her Christian faith and return to Islam,] she should be executed.”
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Rep. Marlin Stutzman Running for House Majority Whip
Less than nine months after being kicked off the House GOP whip team, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) has thrown his hat into the race for Majority Whip. The GOP’s top whip post opened up as soon as current whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy made it clear he wants the newly open job of House Majority Leader. Outgoing majority leader Rep. Eric Cantor was dealt a stinging | Read More »
National Seersucker Day comes back to Congress, thank God.
No, I am not joking about either half of that title. Today, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced that National Seersucker Day has been formally reinstated. A bipartisan Capitol Hill tradition, Members of the House of Representatives typically wear Seersucker on Wednesdays and Senators wear it on Thursdays. The tradition started in 1996 by Trent Lott, and continued until 2012. That year ninnyhammers in the Senate | Read More »