On the President and Gettysburg
150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln uttered 272 remarkable words on the battlefield at Gettysburg.It remains one of the most notable speeches ever given by an American President. Lincoln, in his speech, said, “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.” Giving Lincoln’s eulogy on June 1, 1865, Senator Charles Sumner said, “The world noted at once what he said, and | Read More »
150 Years Ago Today
Senator Ted Cruz’s Office put this together for today. Happy to post it.
Senator Mike Lee Critiques the War on Poverty
If you haven’t read Utah Senator Mike Lee’s remarks [Bring Them In] at the Heritage Foundation’s Anti-Poverty Forum you really owe it to yourself to do so. It is probably the most succinct conservative critique of modern government anti-poverty programs in recent decades.Read More »
Ethanol, Keystone and Obama’s Climate Legacy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Michael Whatley to discuss aggressive actions by the EPA to limit coal plants, the controversy over ethanol and the Keystone XL Pipeline.Read More »
Special Pleading: Don’t Dismiss a Conspiracy Because it is a Conspiracy
Now that we’ve had about 12 hours for the article to sink in, the potential bombshell dropped at the NY Post is starting to find its naysayers. To be clear, I do not believe in widespread govt conspiracy to phony all the numbers to make Obama look better — James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) November 19, 2013 This is a wholly expected turn of events but all | Read More »
Today is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Guess who’s not going?
Go ahead. Guess. On Tuesday, just 65 miles from the White House, thousands will gather at the battlefield where 150 years ago the sacrifice and bloodshed and deaths of warring Americans were immortalized by the words of President Abraham Lincoln. Fifty-one thousand casualties were counted when the fighting ceased in 1863, including 8,000 deaths, a toll that Lincoln, in his Gettysburg Address, pledged the nation | Read More »
Tech at Night: Anonymous anarchists go to war with America. Net Neutrality is a dead man walking?
Think the FAA is so great for making a slight loosening of its ridiculous regulations on phones on planes? Think again: The Euros are making us look bad by getting way ahead of us, and allowing full use of LTE at any time.
Anonymous is trying to go to war with America. Cells must start coming out denouncing this behavior I believe, or be considered anti-American and a threat to liberty until proven otherwise. Can we please go back to barring anarchists from the country, and expelling those we find?
Then again, the dope fiends among them are giving us plenty of reason to arrest them as it is through gangs like Silk Road, so… maybe that’s redundant.
I know it’s likely that the courts will toss out Net Neutrality again, but it still makes me smile to read predictions like that.Read More »
Jessica Sanford, one of @BarackObama’s #obamacare ‘success stories,’ will have no insurance.
Oh dear God but the Democrats have not done right by this woman. OLYMPIA, Nov. 17.—Jessica Sanford, the Federal Way woman who got a shout-out from President Obama last month with her fan letter for the Affordable Care Act, got a rather rude awakening last week. Turns out she doesn’t qualify for a tax credit after all. At least that’s what the letter said that | Read More »
Why You Might Care That This Hotel Says The Only Cockroaches Are The Ones Carrying Picket Signs
One might be *bugged* about reading of alleged cockroach infestations. However, as the Supreme Court decides on union so-called “neutrality clauses,” one of the ways unions get employers to agree to neutrality is through so-called “corporate campaigns.”
It is no coincidence that the union that is the subject of this article is also the union involved in the case before the Supreme Court. UNITE-HERE, for years, has used a wide array of tactics to garner employers’ “neutrality.”
Apparently, as you’ll see, the use cockroaches is just one of them…
Healthcare.gov site advertising SQL injection attacks
Via Alex Hern on Twitter, we find that the Obamacare website has attempted website attacks in its search box, automatically prompted for you if you type or mistype the right letters or punctuation.
This tells us a few things: there is a lack of polish in the Healthcare.gov website, there are many people who want to break into the website, and there isn’t much confidence in the security of the website. All of these things should be troubling to people with data in that system.Read More »
Why are people surprised that @barackobama has no conception of good staffing? #obamacare
Bolding mine, but the last line probably is the most relevant question that can be asked about the current administration: There is nothing that any president needs more than a team of competent people around him who can keep him and his key initiatives on track. President Obama is in his fifth year in office, and he isn’t getting the level of performance from his | Read More »
Democrats: If The GOP Wants To Win Elections They’ll Ignore Obamacare
The Democrats suddenly want to help Republicans win elections. They say we do it by moving on from Obamacare.Read More »
The Obama Wedding Tax
Earlier this month The Atlantic told the story of a New York couple, Nona and Aaron, considering divorce. What was the couple’s reason for ending their marriage? ObamaCare. Among the countless flaws and absurdities in the president’s signature law is this: it contains a wedding tax. Because of the way ObamaCare subsidizes health insurance, many couples can save money on insurance by not getting married—or | Read More »
Study: Fed Policy Helps Big Banks, Hurts the Little Guy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the a new study on how the Fed’s easy money policy has helped big banks, why it has hurt the middle class and if this policy is likely to continue.Read More »