Great news: White House says Iraq strategy has been a success
I’m not making this up. To recap, this week saw Iraqi forces driven out of the city of Ramadi after what was classified as elite Iraqi units executed that tactic perfected by the now-defunct ARVN: di di mau. In a replay of last year’s military debacle, elite units abandoned their U.S.-provided equipment to Islamic State fighters and fled the area, leaving several hundred soldiers surrounded | Read More »
Fracking might not be Cause of Those Earthquakes After All
One of the favorite stories trotted out by the media and opponents of fracking is that the process causes earthquakes. Unsurprisingly, it looks like this is yet another case of the media and the Left relying on the narrative instead of scientific facts. Per an article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, geologist Craig Pollard of Cinco Resources told people gathered for a presentation hosted by | Read More »
With ISIS Making Gains, Is It Time for U.S. Ground Troops?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David PAtterson to discuss ISIS victories in Iraq, the special forces raid that killed one of their leaders, and if it is time to send in U.S. ground troops.
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Vladimir Putin Appears to have Assassinated Another Critic
Earlier this year, I wrote about how Boris Nemtsov “mysteriously” found himself victim of a fatal drive-by shooting while taking a walk. As I noted there, he is far from the only notable Putin critic or whistleblower to meet this fate. It appears that we can add yet another name to this list: millionaire Alexander Perepilichny. There were already suspicions about his death, which happened | Read More »
Matt Bevin Wins
[Revised given the polling at the end] I did not endorse Matt Bevin for the Kentucky Governor’s race. I endorsed Hal Heiner a month ago when it seemed all was lost for Bevin and the third man in the race, James Comer, was worth beating. Matt Bevin ran against what the media had caricatured him as and he cleaned up. He ran a clean race | Read More »
Two Weeks With the Apple Watch
Technically, I’m a day shy of two weeks, but whatever. I wanted to get a good feel for the watch before writing about it. I think I have had enough time to be able to share my thoughts. Let me give you the take away up front: you do not need it. But if you get it, it is worth it. There are a ton | Read More »
Is Scott Walker afraid of social issues?
Politico says that Scott Walker is having a “crisis of faith” because social conservatives are questioning his bona fides. Showing their ignorance of what “social conservatism” actually is, they quoted a lot of evangelicals and mentioned over and over how it was surprising he would have this problem given that he mentions God a lot. You know, because that’s the criteria. Hold your hand | Read More »
Judge throws out anti-gun regulations in DC. AGAIN.
The DC city government is being reminded – yet again – that guns are not only legal; having one is a RIGHT.
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Did Hillary Clinton know of Benghazi attack in advance?
This is not shaping up to be a good week for Hillary Clinton. Not only has someone inside the Democrat party apparatus fed the New York Times a damning batch of emails that indicate that Hillary used the State Department to enrich cronies and lied to Gowdy’s Benghazi committee about her use of private email, she has now been firmly nailed down as being a | Read More »
Pay-to-play at Hillary’s State Department
The more we see of Hillary Clinton’s private emails the more corrupt and inept she is revealed to be. Clinton, is seems, attempted to use US foreign policy as a piggy-bank for her cronies and friends, paralleling the way she and her husband used American foreign policy to enrich themselves. Via The New York Times: While advising Mrs. Clinton on Libya, Mr. Blumenthal, who had | Read More »
Russ Feingold Refuses to Decline Super PAC Money for 2016
Russ Feingold is throwing his hat into Wisconsin’s 2016 Senate race against the man who beat him in 2010, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) 64%. Feingold is, if you will recall, a champion of so-called campaign finance reform (McCain-Feingold, anyone?) and a vocal critic of money in politics (or at least the kinds of money Democrats don’t like). So, it should go without | Read More »
Will Congress Finally Defend Its Constitutional Turf – to Stop the EPA’s Assault on Water?
It is an empirical fact – a metaphysical certitude. Government overreaches. And the Barack Obama Administration has the longest, most overactive arms ever. With many, many, MANY power-grabbing hands. Obama’s Legacy of Overreach Obama Amnesty ‘Unprecedented’ Threat to Constitution Obama Is Breaking The Law By Repeatedly Making Changes To ObamaCare Without Going Through Congress Net Neutrality Power Grab Is Worse than ObamaCare The Coming Climate | Read More »
The Washington Trade War
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Scott Lincicome to discuss the TPA and TPP trade bills working their way through Washington, why the debate has become so fierce and what impact they may have on the average American if they pass.
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Georgia Right to Life Bullies Congress Against Pro-Life Bill
In Bible-belt Georgia, one would think that pro-life organizations would support the federal “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” which imposes a 20 week abortion ban (with exceptions for rape and incest). The bill passed the House last week generally along party lines, 242-184. But one pro-life organization vigorously opposed this bill. Georgia Right to Life wrote that the bill, H.R. 36, “contains dangerous exceptions | Read More »
Two Argentine judges have lost their minds
Try as I might, I couldn’t come up with a shorter or more clever title, mostly because I’m horrified at how the world around us is going straight into a Hell I never imagined*. Two Argentine judges are under fire for reducing the sentence of a convicted child abuser on the grounds that his six-year-old victim was gay. They said he ‘was making a precocious | Read More »