The Case Against Democracy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David Harsanyi to talk about his book The People Have Spoken (and They Are Wrong): The Case Against Democracy, our right to vote and why some Americans may be unfit to make important decisions for the rest of us.
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It’s Time to Draft Ted Cruz for President
When Republicans run for the White House as conservatives, we win. When they run as moderates, we lose. Yet every four years, the party bosses and political consultants tell us that conservatives are unelectable and that we must support their big-government candidates.
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The San Francisco Democrats Finally Rule the Roost
“Vladimir Putin did not read Barack Obama’s soul. He just read Obama’s resume and knew he could take him.” In 1984, Jeane Kirkpatrick, a lifelong Democrat who Ronald Reagan appointed Ambassador to the United Nations, took to the stage at the Republican National Convention in Dallas. The Republicans and this Democrat roundly mocked the unseriousness of the Democrats who wanted to replace Ronald Reagan. Calling | Read More »
The Beltway GOP Establishment is Pushing a Pro-Abortion Senate Candidate on Oregon
*Promoted from the diaries – Aaron* The national narrative today suggests that the chances of the Republican Party taking over the Senate in November are increasing as the map of competitive races expands. One of the states that the pundits are increasingly talking about is Oregon. If you are listening to the Beltway establishment, including Rove, you would think that there is only one Republican | Read More »
How to Lie Your Way Through a Primary
The defeat of former Senators Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Bob Bennett (R-UT) in their respective primaries in 2010 has engendered a new paradigm in GOP politics. No longer do liberal Republicans run honestly on their records in the primaries.
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, Bryan Smith
, debt ceiling
, frank Roche
, Mark Zuckerberg
, mike simpson
, renee ellmers
Mitt Romney Twists The Foreign Policy Knife.
The use of the Shakespeare quote was particularly vicious. I approve, mind you: In virtually every foreign-affairs crisis we have faced these past five years, there was a point when America had good choices and good options. There was a juncture when America had the potential to influence events. But we failed to act at the propitious point; that moment having passed, we were left | Read More »
Steve Moore on Jobs, Tax Reform and the Economy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Steve Moore to discuss the stagnant jobs market, the need for tax reform in Washington and get his long term outlook for the US economy.
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Is Hillary Clinton on the Missing Malaysian Airlines 777?
Hillary Clinton must be on the missing Malaysian Airlines 777. That seems to be the only plausible explanation that an unbiased press corps has for not asking her how her Russian reset is going. It was Hillary Clinton who presented a physical reset button to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in 2009. To make a big deal about the Obama Administration resetting and rebuilding a | Read More »
Tech at Night: DOJ comes after human trafficking online. Anti-American hysteria reaching new peaks.
DOJ is coming after human trafficking coordinated online. But don’t worry guys, all the drug dealers on Silk Road who get people hooked aren’t to blame at all, except that a lot of the victims of human trafficking get sucked into it via drug addiction. Let alone all the direct human trafficking done via Tor with Bitcoin.
In 1997 I attended a speech by Warren Buffett. One thing I’ve always remembered from it, was how he explained he prefers to invest in businesses he understands, like Coca Cola. Buffett staying away from Bitcoin doesn’t surprise me a bit. I doubt he does understand it, but at the same time the outrage by the Bitcoin ideologues is delicious. I guess it beats continued sobbing over all the exchanges that keep dying.
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Tags: Barack Obama
, Department of Justice
, Edward Snowden
, Human Trafficking
, National Broadband Plan
, Silk Road
, Tech at Night
, Warren Buffett
Asian-American Voters Thwarting Affirmative Action Push in California
Voters typically vote Democrat because they expect to be given something. The current coalition empowering Democratic victories is a Visigoth Holiday at taxpayer expense. The Democrats have a problem when they run out of White, Republican taxpayers to flense in order to finance the unabated stream of candy. In California; they’ve just about run out of Republicans period. This has caused them to have to | Read More »
An annotated chart about why Presidential approval ratings matter.
Strictly speaking, I am not criticizing the Fix for not drawing a more explicit link between Presidential approval ratings and Senate churn in a midterm election. They established the basic point, which was that both parties are increasingly taking seriously that the President’s current low numbers will translate into Democratic losses in the Senate. The Monkey Cage spells it out: Presidential approval is strongly correlated | Read More »
Obama Offers Too Little Too Late On The Crimean Referendum
From the Wall Street Journal, Ukraine Region Votes to Join Russia: American officials realize that they misjudged Mr. Putin and are working to predict his next move, the senior official said. “We have misread Putin. He is not going to give up,” the official said. Obama Forsakes the Rule of Law If historians bother to study the snowballing disaster that is the Obama Administration all | Read More »
The ShamWow presidency
The final, desperate days of ObamaCare signup before the individual mandate cutoff date have brought us one national humiliation after another. We had the Administration pretending to be our mothers and ordering us to purchase health insurance: I decided to invest a few moments in correcting this ad for accuracy: The campaign to treat us as a nation of children continues with a new | Read More »
Obama is Dismantling Our Sovereignty and the Rule of Law
What happens when the opposition party is so committed to implementing amnesty – to the extent that they are willing to destroy their own base? The President will take the prerogative to implement amnesty on his own without fear of reprisal. I never thought we’d live to see the day when the rule of law is suspended by administrative fiat to the point that Democrats | Read More »
The Obama administration wishes to wreck your quiet enjoyment of March Madness.
This administration has never wanted any of us to have private spaces in our lives, anywhere. Everything must be political; nothing may be free of subtext.
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