Six Baltimore Cops Charged in Freddie Gray Death
In a truly unusual and unexpected turn of events, police officers have been charged in connection with injuries sustained to a suspect in their custody. Per the Baltimore Sun, the six officers in charge of Freddie Gray’s detention have been charged with manslaughter/homicide in connection with his death. Already, I have seen a lot of conservatives on twitter decry this decision as politically motivated and | Read More »
State: Iranian agreement violations are a feature not a bug
Many years ago an guy named Robert Ringer wrote a book called “Winning Through Intimidation.” He counsels to always be willing to walk away from a deal and to make his case he offers an anecdote of a man who signs a commercial real estate contract and, by the terms of the deal, is in default the moment he signed the contract. This is the | Read More »
Lackluster Q1 GDP Continues Downward Economic Trend
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss The Merry Widow, Q1 GDP, and how big data gave us a better economic picture.
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Let’s Not Spend Money
The Maryland Alliance for the Poor released a 2014 poverty profile for Maryland. The Catholic Charities of Maryland hosts a copy on its website. According to the report, the 2012 median income in Baltimore was $39,788. The U.S. Census notes that from 2009 to 2013, the media income was roughly $41,385. For comparison, the State of Maryland as a whole has a median income of | Read More »
LIBRE and media bias.
Just a reminder about what media bias looks like.
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Baltimore, Clinton Foundation, and Iran
Welcome back to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! This week, RedState’s own Moe Lane joins regular panelists Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, and Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk to discuss Baltimore, The Clinton Foundation, and the Iran deal. Join the guys live via Google Hangouts | Read More »
Cotton and Rubio on verge of scuttling Corker’s Iran surrender bill
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 46% has been working hand-in-glove with Maryland Senator Ben Cardin to shepherd a disastrous bill approving Obama’s Iran negotiations through the Senate. It is disastrous in two respects. First and foremost, Corker’s bill essentially gives Obama a way to work around the US Constitution. Instead of this agreement being presented to the Senate for approval… and as | Read More »
Al Sharpton Blocks Fox News Reporter From Asking Baltimore Mayor A Question
Fox News reporter Leland Vittert had some questions for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Thursday. Unfortunately for the journalist, his attempt to ask those questions was thwarted by the Mayor and her entourage, which consisted of BPD officers and, you bet, the Reverend Al Sharpton. Rev. Al walked ahead of the mayor, speaking on her behalf, and telling the journalist from Fox News that he | Read More »
Republicans, Democrats and their Talismans
I am reminded of the story in 1 Samuel 4, when the Israelites had just lost a battle to the Philistines and wanted to turn the tide in their seemingly neverending war. Someone in the Israelite camp got the genius idea that they could really turn this thing around if they brought out the Ark of the Covenant and toted it into battle – because | Read More »
Obama uses “thug” even though he’s only half-black
I don’t make the news I just report it. From the NY Post: President Obama on Tuesday urged Americans to “do some soul-searching” and work harder to end what he called the “slow-rolling crisis” of deaths of black men at the hands of police officers as he addressed the riots in Baltimore. … Still, the president lashed into the rioters who torched buildings and looted | Read More »
Needed Education Reforms and the Benefits of Strict Parenting
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Joy Pullmann to discuss education reform ideas that the GOP should embrace, monopolies in education, and why Joy is glad her parents were strict.
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Yet Again, Government Screws Up – And Tries to Blame the Private Sector
Government is terrible at…well, pretty much everything. The examples are legion – and myriad. In large part because government doing anything violates the Wallet Rule. You go out on a Friday night with your wallet. You then go out the following Friday night with my wallet. On which Friday night will you have more fun? If it’s money you’ve earned, you’ll be a lot more | Read More »
April 30, 1975. The fall of Saigon.
Via CNN: The CIA Air America helicopter bounced as it touched down on an aging apartment building in Saigon. Its pilot knew there was no room for error. Scores of South Vietnamese were lined up on that rooftop, waiting anxiously to scramble aboard his chopper. They knew 150,000 North Vietnamese troops were just outside the city, ready to pounce. Delicately working the controls, the pilot | Read More »
A Third Question
As we end this month, we must go back to the beginning of the month. Three hundred Republicans filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court begging the court to impose homosexual marriage on the country so that their party need not have to deal with the issue in Campaign 2016. Some of them really want homosexual marriage, but I have no doubt a | Read More »