Steve Forbes Focuses on the Economy, Taxes, Health Care and Obama
This week on PowerTalk, I am excited to feature someone who is truly informed to produce a great conversation that takes you behind the scenes and in the know. In addition, we get an answer to a question that many have been wondering, if not asking, based on what we’ve seen during the last few years: How would President Obama fare if he headed a | Read More »
The Obama Administration, The IRS and The Praetorian Guards.
The funny thing is that my participation in Conservative circles has allowed me to know a statistically large number of people who recently have been audited. The ones who haven’t often know someone who has. I mean, unlike the Kenyawn Birf Surtifikate, or Tom Fife’s “business trip” in Moscow, I’m hearing from people who are solid, real-life Conservatives who have actually gotten that metaphorical midnight knock on the door. I’m not a guy who believes the Gubbermint LIHOPed 9/11. Yet, it’s amazing how this one, peculiar segment of the population would have so much time and energy invested in them by the IRS. Maybe we should all feel honored. Not everyone receives so much care and attention from the Post-modern Amerikan State.
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, Bedtime For Democracy
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, Quis Costodiat Ipsos Custodes?
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, White House Plumbers
Reporter Claims IRS Harassment After Tough Obama Interview *UPDATE: Conners Muzzled
St. Louis Reporter Larry Conners revealed via Facebook yesterday that he has been “hammered” by the IRS since his much-discussed interview with President Obama. Conners, a veteran reporter, asked tough, but fair question during the interview which was slammed by progressives in media. Conners says: Shortly after I did my April 2012 interview with President Obama, my wife, friends and some viewers suggested that I | Read More »
Stalin’s Five-Year Plan Reincarnated
With farm incomes on the rise in recent years, what is Big Ag supposed to do? How can they justify more subsidies? Well, for one thing, they can spend more time demanding an endless flow of cheap labor to which they can pay below market wages. But that would require the passage of an amnesty bill, something that many House members are not excited to | Read More »
McClatchy circles back to #benghazi, and the lies about the video.
McClatchy (!) has decided to get in on the Benghazi dogpile, probably because, hey, no line for this one*! Lost in the controversy over who requested revisions of CIA-written talking points on September’s attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans is one key fact: In every iteration of the document, the CIA asserted that a video protest preceded the assaults, and no official reviewing | Read More »
Congressman Tom Price on the Budget, the IRS Scandal and Benghazi
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Congressman Tom Price to discuss his proposal to reform budget scoring, the scandal at the IRS and the unfolding cover-up of Benghazi.
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The Waste of Republican Donors
The GOP needs to stop acting like because it lost the battle of 2012, it lost the war. The war continues and Barack Obama’s side just gave the GOP some major new weapons to use against his destructive policies. How many hundreds of millions of dollars were wasted by Republican donors in 2012 to prop up Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney? How | Read More »
Tech at Night: We need a pro-innovation FCC. We need fewer pro-regulation Republican Senators, too.
Sorry for missing Tech at Night on Friday. After that near-miss with a cold, I decided to start the weekend a little early that night. But we’re back. So with five days of news to catch up on, let’s see what we have here.
Here’s a reminder of why Net Neutrality was a terrible idea. Making people pay for what they use creates opportunities for innovation. If ESPN wants to negotiate bulk rates for wireless data, let them!
And yet that John McCain would add more regulations. We need less micromanagement of cable, not more.
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Enter the non-President and his un-Administration
So… what, exactly, does Barack Obama “preside” over? He claims to have learned about the IRS scandal by watching the evening news last Friday. He’s got no idea what those crazy rogue operatives in the State Department and intelligence community were doing when the Benghazi consulate was attacked, or during the crucial news cycles that followed. He’s got nothing to do with the economy – | Read More »
PPP on the Brown-Warren Senate Race: A Polling Post-Mortem
Polls are back in the news, with the release of four public polls and an internal Gabriel Gomez campaign poll in the June 25 Massachusetts special Senate election to replace John Kerry. 3 of the 4 public polls show Ed Markey with a distinct but still surmountable lead, an average of 6 points; the fourth shows him up by 17 and looks like an outlier, | Read More »
A Verdict Doesn’t End the Gosnell Story
The horrors that unfolded in the clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell have rightly shocked and appalled the nation. Such were the atrocities committed in his office that even abortion advocates have recoiled in horror. And today, a Philadelphia jury finally brought Dr. Gosnell to justice, finding him guilty of first degree murder. This monstrous individual–to call him a doctor is no longer fitting–got what he | Read More »
Obama co-opts Mother’s Day in yet another campaign to sell ObamaCare
In the face of criticism from Democrats about his incompetent implementation of ObamaCare, President Obama co-opted Mother’s Day in his latest campaign to sell ObamaCare. Obama used a Mother’s Day-themed event to kick off another campaign-style effort to get people to sign up for the so-called Affordable Care Act. In a statement dripping with condescension Obama tried to blame misinformation for his health care troubles: | Read More »
Reforming The Republic V: Fixing The American City
I would argue Baltimore is not a statistical outlier, but rather a predictable precursor – a canary in the coalmine if you will that indicates what American cities will increasingly degenerate towards going forward if our nation does not significantly reform how we handle them. Cities in Post-Modern Amerika suffer from an interlocking directory of failure modes which retard their economic and social development. This scares many productive and worthwhile people out of setting foot on one of their streets unless necessity brooks no other course of action. A typical American City will usually be worse than the surrounding countryside in crime, illegitimacy, educational outcomes, and economic opportunity. This is precisely opposite of how it was originally intended to work.
So just what does America do about murder as lifestyle in Baltimorgue, bankruptcy in Detroit, or the perception at least of deliberate Apartheid in new Haven, CT? Here’s what I think should be a reasonable to-do list.
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Jim Geraghty makes a VERY good point on #benghazi.
Which is to say: he said pretty much what I would have, assuming of course that anybody was ever insane enough to put me on CNN. The short version: Jim did some vigorous pushback on the excuse of Oh, well, we’d cover this story except that there’s some random person on the Right pounding the table so we can’t look like loons that far too | Read More »
Reforming the Tax Code with Congressman Dave Camp
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Congressman Dave Camp to discuss his tax reform initiative, America’s need for a simpler tax code and whether Camp is considering a run for US Senate.
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