Lt. General Calls for DEFCON 1 Over ISIS 9/11 Threat
On Saturday, retired Lt. General McInerney appeared on Fox News, where he issued a dire and frightening warning about an apparent imminent threat to the United States. Citing an as-yet unpublished book by an unnamed “major news network’, the General predicts an upcoming “earth-shattering” revelation that foreshadows a major event ahead of or on September 11th of this year. Video courtesy of Digitas Daily Just | Read More »
Racism, Voting and Ferguson
Let me begin with a little background. I have lived in the St. Louis area most of my life. I live less than 20 minutes from Ferguson. I drive within a mile of the Ferguson protest site every couple of weeks as I travel to/from Illinois. I used to buy Krispy Kreme donuts at a store on West Florissant Rd, the street where the problems | Read More »
Vox’s Definition Problem (And Others)
Vox.com has a problem. They’re not very good at their job, for one, but that’s not the focus of this particular post. Instead, let’s look at Vox’s mission and see if they’ve come anywhere close. “Vox is a general interest news site for the 21st century. Our mission is simple: Explain the news.” This mission is noble enough, I suppose, if you did not look | Read More »
We have never been at war with Eastasia
When Obama took a break from golfing to make a statement on the ritual slaughter of photojournalist James Foley by ISIS/ISIL he included this line: They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision, and the | Read More »
Sen. Mark Begich (D, Alaska) pays female staffers 71% of what he pays male ones.
Don’t expect the Democrats to push Begich on this; gender pay equality is all very well, but it’s apparently much more important that the Democrats keep that Senate seat.
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Tech at Night: Title II Reclassification is a bad idea, regardless of Net Neutrality
Even as Democrats get desperate that they’re losing the public debate on Net Neutrality, the ideological extreme left is trying to merge Net Neutrality and a second, separate debate. They want FCC unilaterally to redefine ISPs not as information services, but as common carriers like phone companies, which are covered under Title II of the Communications Act. They want to move ISPs to a much heavier regulatory scheme. They want to regulate the Internet.
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Ex-AFL-CIO Organizing Director Deletes Offensive #Ferguson Tweet, Apologizes To Cops, Blames “Right-Wing Haters” For Deaths
Following his posting on Twitter earlier this week that police “should suffer for what they did,” former AFL-CIO organizing director Stewart Acuff has since removed the tweet and apologized for offending “all the good, responsible, & accountable police officers especially union brothers & sisters.” As riots were raging in Ferguson, MO over the police shooting death of an Michael Brown, Acuff had posted on his | Read More »
No. This is not a libertarian moment
A couple of weeks ago the New York Times Magazine ran a lengthy piece by a guy named Robert Draper titled, Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived? The gist of the article is summed up by Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief at Reason and a central figure in Draper’s article: Just two weeks ago, The New York Times Magazine had the temerity to ask,“Has the Libertarian Moment Finally Arrived?” Among | Read More »
R.L. Miller and the California Democratic Establishment’s #waronwomen. #ca26
If you are wondering how it is that Jeff Gorell (R CAND, California-26) is managing to put Julia Brownley in such electoral fear – in California, forsooth! – well, it’s because Brownley is an awful candidate, of course. And she has awful friends, too. Let’s go to the Twitter, shall we? First off, meet some of Jeff’s supporters. Women in Ventura County support @JeffGorell for | Read More »
Ferguson, Missouri and Race
I have been loathe to comment on the recent racial disturbances in Ferguson, Missouri prompted by the death of Michael Brown. The reasons are simple: we have witnessed this scene before and we are likely to witness it again. The thing that most aggravates me is the rush to judgment on both sides. The African-American community views this differently than some in the white community. | Read More »
Despite Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling Obama Administration Repackages Abortion-Pill Mandate
The Obama Administration is not one to let a mere Supreme Court decision get in the way of its radical pro-abortion agenda.
After losing major abortion-pill mandate litigation at the Supreme Court and then failing in an attempt to ram a new abortion-pill mandate through Congress (where it couldn’t even muster enough votes in the pro-abortion Senate), the Obama Administration is back with two more attempts at the HHS Mandate.
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Media Responsibility Out The Window
A freelance journalist by the name of Ryan Schuessler said in a recent blog post that he was leaving Ferguson, Mo., and not returning. The reason? A feeling of shame at the behavior of the growing population of journalists there. Schuessler was sent there to do some work for Al Jazeera America (Don’t boo him for it. Freelance journalists go where the money is and | Read More »
Contra David Frum – Principled Libertarianism Is the Highest Level on the Philosophical Ladder
Image Credit: Political-Humor.org I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. Aristotle The great mind, in a free land, is free from the law. Not in the spoiled-brat Nietzschean Ubermensch sense, but rather in the sense of the adult who sets his own limits, tends his own fences, knows his own capabilities | Read More »
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Bilks Taxpayers out of Millions
Just over three years ago, subsequent to the Dodd-Frank financial “reform” bill passing, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau came into existence. As Elizabeth Warren’s intellectual baby, it should be no surprise to conservatives that the CFPB is an exercise in the biggest kind of government. However, in the third year of the CFPB’s existence, a bevy of stories have broken that underline that the bureau | Read More »