A Growing Skills Gap is Hurting the Unemployed
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss how automation is hurting the US job market, why a prominent skills gap is a serious problem for many job seekers and the perils of the long-term unemployed.
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RNC, Please Don’t
Peruse any of the various stories about the Republican National Committee considering Las Vegas for the 2016 convention and the stories will read as if the GOP is going open handed to its sugar daddy, Sheldon Adelson. Already, Republicans across the nation are tripping over themselves in the rush to bask in Mr. Adelson’s presence and pledge their undying loyalty to him. Many of these | Read More »
Hubris, #Obamacare, and November.
I hope someday if, God forbid, tragedy strikes again at a military base, whoever is president doesn’t still head to a fundraiser. – That sentence was said by – at least, according to Salena Zito – an anonymous mother of two filling up her tank at a gas station; and it should absolutely terrify the Democratic party. Salena’s theme in the linked story above is | Read More »
John Ratcliffe for Congress in TX-04
John Ratcliffe is in a runoff in the 4th Congressional District in Texas. He is challenging incumbent congressman Ralph Hall. Ralph Hall is not a bad guy. He served in World War II and is a real gentleman. But he is also 90 years old and has been in Congress since 1981. He was an elected judge in 1950, went into the Texas Senate in | Read More »
Associate of Pedophile Paid to Attack Conservative Candidate by the NRSC
This is the story: Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel is challenging the barely conscious septuagenarian Thad Cochran for the GOP nomination for senator. Senator McDaniel had been listed as a keynote speaker at the “Combined Firearm Freedom Day/Tea Party Music Fest in Gunstown, MS on May 17. Among the many vendors at the event was a company called Pace Confederate Depot that sells militaria and | Read More »
VIDEO: Matt Bevin Gets Grassroots And Glenn Beck FIRED UP At #FreePAC
Yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky, FreedomWorks hosted FreePAC, a gathering of conservative grassroots activists. The libertarian-leaning, strongly independent crowd were active and engaged throughout the very successful meeting. One of the speakers who truly inspired the crowd was the man who’s name was on signs all over the auditorium: Kentucky Senate candidate and Mitch McConnell side-thorn Matt Bevin. Here is speech: “There are many people that | Read More »
Glenn Beck: “Mitch McConnell Is As Big Of A Danger To This Country As Barack Obama Is”
In Louisville, Kentucky today, Freedomworks hosted #FreePAC, a gathering of right and center right grassroots activists. The keynote speaker was Glenn Beck, who had strong words for Mitch McConnell and other Republican party leaders. “I told you at the very beginning what this administration tries to do you and what the progressives on the right, let me tell you something, Mitch McConnell is as big | Read More »
Report: it will take $45M and almost two years to ‘fix’ Cover Oregon.
Guess the Democrats should have done more to make this whole thing a bipartisan disaster, huh?
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Empire of intentions
Back in 2012, when it become known he had donated $1000 in support of the Proposition 8 gay marriage ban in California four years previously, Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich insisted that his opposition to the re-definition of marriage was not founded in animosity toward homosexuals: Ignoring the abusive comments, I’m left with charges that I hate and I’m a bigot, based solely on the donation. | Read More »
Tech at Night: Tor and Bitcoin being used to sell guns now. US Government uses Internet to help Cuban dissent flourish.
So the Senate may yet pass a new patent law, so a bunch of companies that make money off of patents are rushing in to oppose it. Note that Republicans have a great idea: just implement tort reform if you want to go after abusers of the courts.
A nationwide gambling ban is a terrible idea simply because it runs counter to our federalist system. Federalism is a good idea always. Even if we oppose legalized gambling, that doesn’t justify ignoring the proper structure of government, and the checks and balances of having a separation of powers between the federal and state governments.
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Living With Iran Versus Letting Bygones Be Bygones
Well I hope so. I see no reason to prevent this person from serving as the official representative of Iran. You have to remember that those people who took my hostages back in 1979 were college students, they were young people and I don’t think they should be held culpable for that incident now, 35 years later. – Jimmy Carter We all did a few | Read More »
Chicago’s Murder Rate Plummets With Concealed Carry Law
Last September, the FBI awarded Barack Obama’s hometown of Nairobi Chicago the title of murder capital: The city of Chicago registered more homicides than any city in the nation in 2012, surpassing even New York — despite the fact that the Second City has only one third as many residents as the Big Apple. In new crime statistics released Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported | Read More »
Steve Lonegan for Congress
In the U.S. Senate election between Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan, Lonegan won the 3rd congressional district. It is a Republican area and its demographics and redistricting have made it more so. Lonegan won the 3rd, but lost the Senate race. Now he is running for the third congressional district. Again, he already won it. It makes sense to me that we support him. He | Read More »
Stephen Breyer’s Collectivist View Of Free Speech
A couple of days ago the US Supreme Court struck a blow for free speech by reversing the decision of the odious and addled 9th Circuit. The court ruled that there was no compelling reason that authorized the Congress to limit the number of candidates to which a donor could contribute. Less noticed was the direct assault on the First Amendment by the four justices | Read More »
Bruce Braley (D CAND, Iowa-SEN) equates lawyering to farm work.
I would appreciate it if Bruce Braley would start pacing himself on the stupid things that he says: I don’t think that it’s fair to let one goofball monopolize my attention (and front page space). We have quite a while before November hits, so there’s no reason why Rep. Braley can’t complete his self-humiliation in a measured and efficient fashion. Although I do admit that | Read More »