Destruction Because of Offense: Je Suis Kelvin Cochran
It is a growing phenomenon, and it was on visible display last week. A group of terrorists was so offended by a publisher that the publisher had to be destroyed publicly as both an act of vengeance and an act of instruction. The act of vengeance was directed against the publisher directly. He came under attack for his personal actions. He published something that offended | Read More »
The American Left: Don’t believe those guys, they aren’t really Muslims
The amazing thing about the American left is the way that any action by itself or its pet groups is the action of deranged individuals and any action by someone vaguely connected with conservatism is an indictment of everyone who holds a political ideology. Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to the actions of muslim extremists. In the wake of the attack | Read More »
So They Were Actual Muslims Then?
There is an interesting thought experiment underway in my twitter feed. For several days now the press and proponents of religious pluralism have told us that the terrorists in France were not actual muslims, or at least were really bad and unfaithful muslims. Further, they told us we should not extrapolate from their behavior that real and faithful muslims would behave in any appreciable way | Read More »
Obama’s Community College Plan
The Obama administration is promising a new education plan that would make two years of community college free for roughly nine million students across the country. Now, I can already hear your response to this, because I had the same groan rumbling deep inside as well. Obama, more than any other president, is really trying to leave a legacy of entitlements in his destructive wake. | Read More »
Terrorists Hold Paris Hostage
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the latest developments in the Paris terror attacks, the press coverage of Charlie Hebdo’s comics, and if the European experiment has failed.
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The Bourbon Democrats and The Experts at I Love Science Sexually*
I learned from the brilliantly brilliant people who publish the blog I Love Science Sexually. Bless their hearts, they have told me what to do. Luckily for my poor, limited, peasant brain, it involves nothing arduous that would worry my pretty little head. They could tell me that I should think for myself, rigorously question and demand logical proof presented in an environment governed by | Read More »
Gas tax fight shaping up in Congress
Congress is searching for a way to fund the Highway Trust Fund and an increase in the gas tax is the preferred method in the Senate. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) 60% (endorsed by Mark Levin, motto “never count your Hatches before they chicken”) has said that he opposes taxes but he considers the gas tax to be a “user fee.” “I | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: #ParisShooting, Leadership Challenge, Early 2016 Challengers
Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! Tonight, T. Becket Adams of the Washington Examiner joins the regular panel of hosts: Leon Wolf of RedState, Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, and Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute to discuss yesterday’s terror attack in Paris, the leadership elections in | Read More »
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D) *may* be indicted soon.
To be fair: it hasn’t actually happened yet. And an indictment isn’t a conviction. Still… oopsie? The special prosecutor and grand jury investigating allegations that Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane leaked secret information to a newspaper have found evidence of wrongdoing and recommended that she be criminally charged, according to numerous people familiar with the decision. [...] The panel concluded that Kane violated grand-jury secrecy rules | Read More »
The Prophet Versus Some Myth Named Jesus
Not a day goes by that I don’t see an attack on Jesus, or His followers – Christians, for those of you in Rio Linda – on twitter, a liberal blog, a libertarian thought leader, any random drawing from a hat of MSNBC personalities, or in print/online newspapers. The attacks vary anywhere between snide remarks, insistence Jesus didn’t exist, insistence He was a closeted homosexual, | Read More »
Follow the Money: Under Armour
It’s the classic American success story. A young entrepreneur builds on an idea in a basement and spends the next few years hawking his wares out of the trunk of his car until he earns his first major break. For Kevin Plank, that break was a $17,000 sale of t-shirts with a revolutionary fabric to the football program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Within | Read More »
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D, California) cuts and runs.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) 0% is retiring. If you listen, you can hear the faint sounds of Democratic politicians all across California as they get up from their breakfasts and calmly go to open up their weapons caches. For there will be a Democratic war in the primaries over this. A California Senator’s seat? Oh, my, yes, but there will be a | Read More »
Jeffrey Epstein and the triumph of the cultural 1%
The unfolding scandal of financier, liberal philanthropist, and convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein is interesting from a political standpoint but it is also revealing as a cultural marker. The baseline of the story is that a billionaire liberal Democrat named Jeffrey Epstein was sentence to a short prison term in Florida after receiving the red carpet treatment after his arrest rather than a perp walk. | Read More »
Defiance and submission
Defiance is the opposite of submission. When submission is demanded, the only available options are absolute, unambiguous defiance, or some degree of compliance with the demand. Once you’re in compliance, only the degree of submission remains to be debated. This is particularly true when the demand for submission concerns a core principle, a veritable pillar of civilization, such as the right to free speech. Few | Read More »
Moral Relativists Troll #CharlieHebdo Attacks
It is truly amazing the leaps that some will make in order to continue their own narratives no matter what realities are getting in the way. Moral relativism is the refuge of the morally ambiguous. Those who believe that concepts like “good” and “evil” are constructs of ideologies and that the truly enlightened have long since dispensed of these cursed absolutes. Never recognizing the contradiction | Read More »