Delusion: The Minimum Wage Ended Slavery
Late last week, a prominent Wisconsin liberal community organizer offered this gem of historical insight on Wisconsin Public Radio: “In fact, we had a system where we didn’t require employers to pay anything at all, it was called slavery.” The liberal was Jennifer Epps-Addison, who leads Wisconsin Jobs Now, an SEIU-founded and funded group that functions as a get-out-the-vote operation for Democrats during elections and | Read More »
A Loss For Cruz and a Win For Texas
Three years ago my friend Chip Roy was in a bed at MD Anderson in Texas fighting cancer and undergoing chemo. He was constantly on my prayer list. Employed by Governor Perry, Chip had helped Perry write his book and struggled with the effects of his cancer treatment. From there, Chip went to work for . I wrote at the time that this was the | Read More »
Obama looks to cut deals with McConnell: Presidential delusion or Senatorial duplicity?
Politico has an interesting story titled Obama turns to McConnell to secure his legacy. The thrust of the article is that Obama has been reduced to depending upon the kindness of strangers: It’s not as if Obama and others in the White House have forgotten their history with McConnell, but he looks better than other potential partners. The president’s relationship with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s | Read More »
The right to work helps the poor in Virginia and Maryland
A dozen commenters are all poised, seeing this headline, to rush in and say in the snottiest voice possible “But Maryland is a forced unionism state. How can the right work help them?” As it turns out, since the launch of WMATA’s Metro Silver Line train running toward Dulles Airport in Virginia, many people stuck in forced-unionism Maryland are finding work in Virginia, which is | Read More »
Mike Rowe Has Some Advice for the Internet
I’m a huge fan of Mike Rowe. Admittedly, not as huge of a fan as my wife (for some reason), but every time I’m flipping through the cable guide and I see that Dirty Jobs is on, I inevitably stop and watch the whole episode, due primarily to Rowe’s obvious and genuine enthusiasm for the salt-of-the-earth people who make this country go (not to mention | Read More »
Shutting Down The Circus
I don’t know how many of you recall the Disney animated film “Dumbo,” but there is a scene that I think is really fitting. Dumbo, the little elephant with the big ears, is written into a brand new act that involves all the grown elephants balancing on a ball (how that ball held their weight, I’ll never know). Dumbo’s job was to launch himself to | Read More »
Obamacare Approval Rating at New Low
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Archambault to discuss a new Gallup poll showing that Obamacare’s approval rates are at an all time low, Jonathan Gruber’s remarks about the deception used to pass the law and why liberal arguments that Medicaid expansion is “free money,” don’t hold true.
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Against Being A Yutz: What was Jonathan Gruber Thinking?!
Jonathan Gruber’s new role in Washington, DC could be described by a recent hit song from Gotye. Now he’s just somebody that they used to know. It wasn’t always that way…. It was 5 April 2006. The Jolly, Old Brookings Institute gathered their Illuminati to discuss how they would save us all from our own, self-imposed inadequacies. The line-up went as follows: Moderator: Peter Orszag | Read More »
Shut. It. Down.
Yes, yes, yes, let us concede up front that the GOP will always get blamed for a government shutdown. Yes, yes, yes, let us concede that, in fact, polling for the GOP declined after the 2013 shutdown. But, we must caveat, some of their decline was from Republicans who decided their side had caved and were unhappy. Now let us also concede this: many Republicans | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama picking winners and losers with Net Neutrality
I’ve suggested that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler may not like the intimidation tactics of the extreme Net Neutrality left, going to harass him at his home. As a result, he may yet ignore the President’s recent suggestion to pick winners and losers with Title II Reclassification Net Neutrality.
Against Politically Correct Neo-Nazis: Boris Johnson For US President
It was over in the United States; a bloated, spoiled, rotting empire of the Maenads that could no longer successfully get a rocket off the launching pad that the furor began. You see British Astrophysicist, Dr. Mitt Taylor had accomplished feats of engineering and science that are simply beyond the skill and intellect of rotting, detestable empires who run their space agencies to boost Islamic | Read More »
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Keystone pipeline vote will fail in the Senate: Mary Landrieu is toast
…unless someone flip flops. Via the Washington Examiner: Retiring will vote against the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, the Michigan Democrat told reporters Monday, leaving Senate backers still a vote shy of passing a bill to green-light the Canada-to-Texas project. “I’m voting against the pipeline because it bypasses the environmental impact statement, which should not be bypassed,” Levin said, ending speculation that he might give | Read More »
Logos 6 is a Must Have for Serious Bible Study
For about the last month I have been using Logos 6. For those of you who have no idea what it is, if you’re into the Bible at all, you might want to consider it a must have. Now, there’s a caveat here. I had just starting using the Logos 5 software a week before they asked if I’d like a review copy of Logos | Read More »
Nicholas Kristof “white-splains” what whites just don’t get
In the new Nicholas Kristof, aka Whitey McWhitebread, essay, When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 4 (yes, terrifyingly, there were three earlier and very forgettable parts) he inadvertently lays bare the hard core Marxist position behind affirmative action. But we in white society should be equally ready to shoulder responsibility. In past articles in this series, I’ve looked at black/white economic inequality that is | Read More »