Bernanke Keeps the Party Going
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Ben Bernanke’s decision not to taper, why this was a surprise to almost everyone and if this means Janet Yellen will be forced to make the change.Read More »
A Drag On The Economy
Something is dragging down the U.S. economy.
Special Orders Don’t Upset Them: Meet Some Fast-Food Workers That Won’t Unionize…Ever.
You’re probably already aware that union front groups–working at the behest of (and financially supported) by the SEIU–have been targeting fast-food workers nationwide for a while now.
Last month, SEIU-backed groups targeting the fast-food industry staged a one-day strike nationwide to draw attention to their campaign to double their wages and to unionize the fast-food workers.Read More »
KU Journalism Professor David Guth blames NRA for Navy Yard Shooting
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— David Guth (@DWGuth) September 16, 2013
The Left feasts upon the blood of youth
Generation Opportunity has a new anti-Obama ad that uses a memorably creepy image to get people talking: There has been some criticism of the ad for this disturbing imagery, but I think it’s just the ticket to appeal to the youthful appetite for sarcasm and viral media. The campaign against ObamaCare trumpeted by this ad is based at a web site called OptOut.org, which delcares: | Read More »
My Understanding of Ben Bernanke And The Taper
The Federal Reserve gets accused of many things. The Chairman of The Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke gets accused of many things. Is he E-vil? Nope. Is he a Great American? Probably not. So just what is Bernanke doing? My theory of Ben Bernanke’s mysterious objectives goes as follows.
Ben Bernanke is presiding over what he hopes will be the successful retirement of the largest demographic cohort in contemporary America. The Post WWII Baby Boom is far larger than the generation ahead of it (The Silent Generation) or behind it (Generation X). Boomer columnist and political observer Peggy Noonan once described the Baby Boom Generation as “America’s basketball in the python.” This is not their fault, per se, but it does make them pose a challenge to the rest of us as they drift towards the bottom of the actuarial charts. The current $85Bn per month of QE is the periodic glass of Metamucil-Juice prescribed by Dr. Bernanke to help the python pass the basketball.Read More »
Remember when Obama promised to bankrupt coal? That’s tomorrow.
For those with short memories: That was way back in 2008 when President Obama was merely a candidate. Five years later, his dreams of bankrupting coal are getting taken up a notch. Tomorrow, Dear Leader is set to unveil a regulation that forms the centerpiece of his “anti-climate change” policy announced awhile back to much green fawning. This new regulation will reportedly ban all future | Read More »
The Washington Post has a real problem with… Terry McAuliffe’s performance at the NVTC.
This is a remarkably vicious article from the Washington Post… which is to say, it only attacked the Republican candidate for Virginia governor once and even then waited until about the sixteenth paragraph to do it. Apparently, the Post did not like Terry McAuliffe’s performance at the Northern Virginia Technology Council, particularly when compared to Ken Cuccinelli’s; and that disapproval seems to have slopped over | Read More »
The Battle to be Virginia’s Next Governor
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the Republican fight in Congress to defund Obamacare in the CR, if the debt ceiling fight may be a better avenue for a standoff and the knock-down drag out battle for the governor’s mansion in Virginia.Read More »
Tech at Night: People don’t care about Do Not Track. Verizon the target of a coordinated campaign? Bitcoin and Tor are incompatible with liberty and order.
Why on Earth would we need Do Not Track legislation when many forms of tracking would be hard to define, but also when Tracker #1 is as popular as ever? This is yet another example where privacy is being treated as a morality issue, where legislators are scolding the public.
I mean look. Microsoft talked about making Do Not Track the default setting, but the public didn’t care. Only advertisers did.
It’s kind of hard to have a rational debate about Net Neutrality when the radical left keeps lying, and lying, and lying. They have to demonize Verizon because they don’t have the facts or the law on their side.Read More »
Quinnipac predicts unprecedented Libertarian surge in Virginia governor’s race!
Well, that would have to be the alternative explanation to what’s apparently happening, which is that the governor’s race is tightening in Virginia again. Cuccinelli/McAuliffe went from 42/48 in August’s Q-Poll to 41/44 now. The poll indicates McAuliffe, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, at 44% among likely commonwealth voters, with Cuccinelli at 41%. The three point margin for McAuliffe, who lost a | Read More »
Worker Centers: Big Labor’s Illegal Gamble for New Members
Last week, the AFL-CIO approved its last-ditch plan to stave off continued decline into irrelevancy: Offer membership to non-union front groups that are exempt from federal labor law, otherwise known as “worker centers.” Worker centers, according to the labor leaders behind them, are simply non-union community groups that advocate for low-wage workers. Many of them are registered as charities, non-profits, and other tax-exempt entities. But | Read More »
The Cries of the House GOP Staffers and Congressmen
Put simply: Conservatives are only making Republicans do what they said they were going to do. That these Republicans and their allies off the Hill now cry foul and claim conservatives are only pushing this issue to make money in fundraises raises a particularly cruel question. Right, John Cornyn? Right, Eric Cantor? Right, Kevin McCarthy? Right, Mitch McConnell? The fact is, Ted Cruz is winning. | Read More »
The Navy Yard Shootings Had Nothing To Do With Gun Control or Race
A lot of people have raised pet political issues in the wake of the terrible Navy Yard Active Shooter Incident. Senator Feinstein and David Frum both seem to believe it couldn’t have happened had the government controlled all firearms and prevented the little people from owning any. Others diametrically opposed argue that a workplace full of guns would prevent Aaron Alexis and those of his ilk from ever having the guts to try.*
I’m of the somewhat iconoclastic opinion that arguments over whether there were enough guns, too many guns or the right type of guns available at The Washington Navy Yard have very little bearing on the tragedy that took place at that facility. I’ll set forth the proposition that what happened to the twelve shooting victims who died in Washington, DC is not directly related to how our government interprets 2nd Amendment Rights. It relates instead to how poor a return on investment the American People are receiving for our security expenditures.Read More »