July 8, 1755. Braddock at Camp 20. A reassessment.
On the night of July 8, 1755, the ‘flying column’ of General Edward Braddock’s army rested at Camp 20, at the head of Sugar Creek in what is now the township of White Oak in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.* Ten days earlier, when the army was camped at Great Meadows, he had received intelligence that French reinforcements were enroute to Fort Duquense. In a series of | Read More »
BOMBSHELL: FBI, DOJ Colluded with IRS, Lerner to “Bring Criminal Charges” Against Conservatives
In an alphabet soup of corruption, the Obama Administration’s IRS, FBI, and DOJ have once again been exposed attempting to target and prosecute political opponents.
New documents reveal that several IRS officials, including Lois Lerner, colluded with the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on “several possible theories to bring criminal charges” against conservative groups as early as 2010.
Last year, I asked, “Did Lois Lerner Want Conservatives to go to Jail?” It seems the resounding answer today is yes.
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Martin O’Malley’s futile pander to Big Corn’s Renewable Fuel Standard.
Martin O’Malley is contradicting his own record as governor in order to pander on the Renewable Fuel Standard. …Yes, I know, he’s going to lose. Still…
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The Greek Bail-In and American Entitlement Programs.
So Alex Pollack poses an interesting hypothetical. “Would you take a guaranteed $0.77/$1.00 of your projected Social Security account in cash, today?” In other words, Sam’s Government sets up a barbershop and administers a 23% haircut in return for buying all the default risk that may or may not exist in the Social Security Program. Pollack suggested back in 2012 that a lot of people | Read More »
Democrats Want Big Government Crony Socialism – Why Are Some Republicans Giving It to Them?
Look, we get why Democrats want to use the giant-ness of the federal government to punish their enemies and reward their friends. Crony Socialism is in their ideological DNA. And they grow government as huge as possible – to then have the largest possible weapon to wield. But why would Republicans help them with any of this? They are (allegedly) the Less Government Party. The | Read More »
How to Fix America’s Public Pension Crisis
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Lawrence McQuillan, author of California Dreaming: Lessons on How to Resolve America’s Public Pension Crisis. We’ll talk about the $4.7 trillion dollars of unfunded pensions liabilities in this country, how California cities have been hit particularly hard by this issue, and lessons from the private sector that can help solve this problem.
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How stupidly obvious WAS this end result of the San Francisco minimum wage hike?
The minimum wage hike in San Francisco is already being seen in local Chipotle prices! …UNEXPECTEDLY. (trigger warning: sarcasm [trigger warning: trigger warning])
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The human cost of Obama’s immigration policy
Though Barack Obama was not in San Francisco on July 1, he was just as culpable in the murder of 31 year old Katie Steinle as the man who pulled the trigger: a five-time deported illegal with seven prior felony convictions. It is the policy of this administration to ignore US immigration policy. One doesn’t know the reasons for this decision but it is difficult | Read More »
Hillary’s Bernie Sanders Problem, and the Insurgent Campaign of Donald Trump
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Matt Lewis to discuss Hillary Clinton’s Bernie Sanders problem, Donald Trump’s insurgent campaign, and if he has a chance to become the GOP nominee.
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Government Crushes People – Then Writes Them Checks
A computer programming maxim is “Garbage in – garbage out.” (C)omputers, since they operate by logical processes, will unquestioningly process unintended, even nonsensical, input data (“garbage in”) and produce undesired, often nonsensical, output (“garbage out”). No one or nothing produces more garbage than government. And their trash has nowhere to go except all over the private sector – us. The federal government alone spends almost | Read More »
That Time Roosevelt Out Debated Hitler
“Secular leftism does not sell well when contrasted with an ideology that promises an afterlife filled with virgins and a present filled with heroic struggle against a Great Satan sissy in mom jeans.”History remembers how we won World War II. Franklin Roosevelt rolled his wheelchair into Germany and debated Adolph Hitler. At the end of the debate, the Germans smacked themselves upside the head, recognized | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Return of the Revenge
We had a good long stretch where tech policy was the most important thing going on in Washington. Now though, it’s gone on the back burner. The Obama administration has made its big power grabs, passed its bad bills, damaged American credibility abroad, but an ineffective Republican Senate is going to have trouble making a stand against it all. But tonight, despite being sick as | Read More »
Paging Ted Cruz. Paging All the Candidates. Take on the Vichy Republicans.
Marshal Pétain came to power to make peace with Nazi Germany. Somewhere along the way, he no doubt resigned himself to Nazi occupation and muttered “we can now move on to the important things.” He has a kindred spirit in John Feehery, who has spent his career in Washington climbing the ladder. He started with Bob Michel, the man who never met a surrender he | Read More »
So. Who DOES get the African-American vote in the primaries this cycle?
The African-American vote is more of an issue in the Democratic primary than you might think.
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