The New Farm Bill is a Disaster
As I noted this morning, when GOP leadership is forced to offer us a handful of concessions on policy, they take from us two handfuls. Today’s farm bill, which is being touted as a conservative bill because it separated out food stamps, is a textbook example of this paradigm. It will create permanent Soviet-style federal control of farm policy. Conservatives have long advocated three reforms | Read More »
Wegmans abandons part-time workers to #obamacare exchanges.
This is, by the way, happening now. Not next year. Not October. Now. Et tu, Wegmans? The Rochester-based grocer that has been continually lauded for providing health insurance to its part-time workers will no longer offer that benefit. I expect that this will probably be reversed pretty quickly, assuming that it hasn’t been already. But, still, you’re going to love THIS spin: However, part-time employees | Read More »
James O’Keefe on His New Book, Exposing the Left and the Persecution He Has Faced
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson, Ben Domenech and Allysen Efferson are joined by James O’Keefe to discuss his new book, the importance of citizen journalism and the persecution he’s endured from the media and the federal government.
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Why We Need New Leadership
Many conservatives are placing false hopes in the GOP-controlled House to do the right thing on policy issues. They are being fooled by some superficial concessions leadership has made to conservatives on some of these issues, misplacing their actions for sincere motivations. We are seeing this both with the farm/food stamp bill and the amnesty bill. Conservatives won a major legislative victory last month when | Read More »
The Idolaters’ Holy Trinity
When Moses descended the mountain on which God gave him the Law, he saw the refugees he was leading worshiping a golden calf. It is a story directly tied to one of the Ten Commandments: You should not worship any other gods before the one, true God. The future people of Israel violated this on day one. We are human, destined to sin. It’s in | Read More »
Two nights ago I posted my thoughts on being on radio. I followed it up on radio yesterday afternoon. In both, I made this observation: No one likes people who talk politics all the time. I’ve spent an entire segment once on the fine art of browning onions in butter. And you know what? It’s been a widely requested segment of my show for repeat | Read More »
Disrupt Mike Simpson, Support Bryan Smith for Congress
Several months ago, Club for Growth Action, the SuperPAC of the Club for Growth, launched www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com. The purpose of the website was simple: raise public awareness of some of the worst Republicans serving in Congress today. It offered up 10 incumbents and the opportunity for the general public to recommend a primary challenge to them. The fact is most folks hate Congress, but they can’t | Read More »
The Wave of 2014 Begins to Build
When you ask committed conservative activists if the current Republican Party is representing their views and speaking to their concerns, you will hear an emphatic NO. You will also hear some sort of disclaimer “with the exception of a few fighters like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Jim Bridenstine.” Yet, when presented with the most direct opportunity to actually affect change through low-turnout congressional primaries, | Read More »
Charles Murray Had A Point: America Coming Apart
Ah, The Bubblelands. Those who live in places that Charles Murray described as Superzips in his analytical masterpiece Coming Apart. We have such a wonderful cognitive elite in America. How they enjoy their sojourns to Davos or a jolly old talk at one this year’s TED Conferences. Life is easy in these blessed enclaves. It’s harder when you cross the tracks and step into a world far different from what our current leadership views as America.
Outside the high walls and far from the gilded mansions another America lies stricken with cancer. Their culture dissolves, their cities are so violent that their own elected representatives call in The National Guard. The ambulances no longer make it in time to save you from “The Big One.” In Detroit, as municipal bankruptcy ensues, people laugh at the idea of being saved by an ambulance.
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, Charles Murray
, Chicago Murders
, Coming Apart
, Goerge Ornell
, H. G. Wells
, McLean VA
, Monique Davis
, TED Conference
, The Great Gypsy
Amnesty, the New Obamacare
Later this afternoon, House Republicans will hold a special conference meeting to discuss the way forward on immigration. America has long been a beacon of freedom in a tumultuous world, and people from all walks of life, faiths and cultures come together under one flag. We warmly welcome those across the globe who seek to come within our borders legally and respect the rule of | Read More »
Matt O’Brien, Associate Editor of the Atlantic, Calls Obamacare Implementation “Leninism”
Matt O’Brien is the Associate Editor of the Atlantic. This morning, I made clear I think Obamcare should be implemented exactly as it was designed and written by the Democrats on the timeline it was intended to be implemented. In other words — let’s proceed as the Democrats demanded when they passed Obamacare. Matt O’Brien says this is Leninism. More Leninism from @EWErickson http://t.co/9DFJOh3Kyg — | Read More »
House to split off food stamps from farm bill.
“Elections have consequences.” That phrase isn’t always a knell of doom, by the way: House Republican leaders have decided to drop food stamps from the farm bill and are whipping the farm-only portion of the bill for a vote that will likely come this week, according to a GOP leadership aide. The nutrition portion of the bill would be dealt with later. The Rules Committee | Read More »
Freedom is resistance
As ObamaCare collapses into a pile of flaming garbage on the eve of full implementation, there’s a cottage industry of liberals screaming that it’s all the fault of those dastardly Republicans, because they won’t fix the idiotic program that none of them voted for. We’ve heard this sort of complaint throughout the Obama presidency, of course – his endless failures are always the fault of | Read More »
Recent Rail Tragedy Should Motivate Obama Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Holt to discuss the latest on the Keystone Pipeline, how the recent rail tragedy in Canada may motivate the Obama administration’s approval of the pipeline and how the President’s climate change action plan would hurt consumers in an already ailing economy.
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George W. Bush Was Right
A day or so ago I was reading some comments here and noted someone who stated that Republicans are supposed to be the “Party of Morality”. Interesting observation, that. I don’t disagree with it necessarily, but I don’t think we have a full appreciation of what it means.
I think George W. Bush did.
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