Congress must move slow on increasing NIH funding
As the administration continues to flop about like a landed fish in its response to Ebola, the agencies that mismanaged the US response are looking at the panic caused by their ineptitude as a fund raising gimmick (here | here). The core of the problem is not that NIH or CDC has too little money but rather they have too much. The Washington Free Beacon | Read More »
Mark Udall’s Extremism and the GOP’s Fight for the Senate
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Leon Wolf to discuss recent statements by Mark Udall illustrating that he is to the left of most Coloradans, the chances of the GOP winning back the Senate and a new challenge to religious liberty in California.
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Mark Udall is an Equal Opportunity Extremist
From day one of his campaign, Sen. Mark Udall has attempted to create significant difference between himself and Barack Obama, laughingly claiming that he is the Senator that Obama most fears to see come tramping across the White House lawn. However, up until the last week, the only thing Udall has attempted to accomplish during his campaign is to run to the left of President | Read More »
The public has tired of Barack Obama. More and more polling is beginning to reflect that and, given the latest Associated Press and Reuters polling, I wonder if some pollsters showing very close races are actually overcompensating because of 2012. That point is worth considering first. Having talked to a number of pollsters, both Democrat and Republican, there are a few good, credible pollsters who | Read More »
Senate Breakers Report October 21, 2014
Since I last looked at the Senate races 11 days ago, the picture of the home stretch has started to come a little more clearly into focus, albeit with a frustratingly large number of undecided voters still showing up in the polls even in states that have already begun early voting. The high number of undecideds is one of several reasons to question the reliability | Read More »
Pakistan Sentences Christian Mom Asia Bibi to Death for “Blasphemy” over a Cup of Water
A committed Christian. A mother of five. A loving wife. A servant of all.
But will she also be a martyr?
That’s Asia Bibi. She’s been sentenced to death by hanging under Pakistan’s Shariah blasphemy law.
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Chuck Hagel: the Army could maybe focus on coastal defense
One of the important things to understand about US military strength is that the size of the armed forces is one of the most intensively studied subjects in the US government. The Navy has the easiest time in these exercises — how many carriers to you need on station, modify the number to reflect refits and in transits, add the number of supporting ships the | Read More »
Harry Reid’s Ebolan Roulette.
Specifically, the Surgeon General nomination. Why is Vivek Murthy’s nomination stalled, again? Well, as Byron York reminds us it’s primarily because wants it stalled: It would take just 51 of the Senate’s 55 Democrats to confirm Murthy. But that confirmation has not happened. “There is bipartisan opposition, so [Reid] hasn’t even tried to bring him to a vote,” says another senior Senate GOP aide. Consider this the | Read More »
Rewriting the Berlin Wall
Every once in a while you read something that is so stunning that at first you think you’ve misread it. Such an article ran yesterday in Foreign Policy Journal. The article, The Berlin Wall – Another Cold War Myth, by aged commie William Blum, is a masterpiece of the dishonesty and balderdash that Western communists have always used to obscure their support for slavery and genocide. | Read More »
Hypocrisy is the Tribute Democrats Pay to Getting Elected
Via Allahpundit comes this incredible attack ad from MoveOn warning that if Republicans take the Senate, they’ll use a dubious procedure known as “reconciliation” to pass bills through the Senate (left unspoken is the indisputable fact that any Republican bills will be vetoed by Obama, but a full presentation of the facts is not really MoveOn’s strong point). Now of course, if you’ve paid attention | Read More »
#GA12: Duplicitous John Barrow Can’t get Story Straight on Role in Dredging Port of Savannah
There are still plenty of vulnerable Democrats running for reelection to the House this cycle, and of Georgia’s 12th district happens to be one of the toughest races. First elected in 2005, he represented a district that barely favored Democrats up until the redistricting after the 2010 Census. Now, it has a Cook PVI rating of R+9, but he’s managed to survive for five terms | Read More »
The CDC and Ebola: A Tale of Failure and Incompetence
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by John Daniel Davidson to discuss the Ebola outbreak in Dallas, the incompetent CDC response and how mission creep at the CDC has left them unprepared to respond to a dangerous outbreak.
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The Most Dishonest TV Ad this Election Season
This election season has seen a number of ads that are real doozies in terms of flat-out lies and distortions. It’s no surprise, with the number of politicians who are struggling to keep their jobs, to see desperation tactics in widespread use. However, by far the most dishonest TV ad yet this election season doesn’t even concern a politician at all, it concerns Amendment 1 | Read More »