Bobby Jindal Versus the Lily-Livered

    Bobby Jindal Versus the Lily-Livered

    It’s another budget year in Louisiana, which means that it’s time for the annual festival in which lily-livered Republicans and the media they enable gather to wring their hands about Bobby Jindal’s fiscal policies. This year the hand wringing is perhaps more fervent than ever given governor Jindal’s elevated national profile due to the speculation that he will run for President. A sample of the | Read More »

    Union Pensions Take a Hit in Bankruptcy Ruling

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the big news in bankruptcy settlement law, Ecuador’s new digital currency and why it’s not like Bitcoin.

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    Gallup exposes pro-abort GOP politicians for what they are

    Gallup exposes pro-abort GOP politicians for what they are

    Over the past years we social conservatives have heard time and again about abortion being a loser at the polls. Just a few weeks ago a caucus of Quisling women Republicans sold out babies who will be killed by late term abortion. They did this by posturing as some kind of latter-day Machiavellis whose intimate knowledge of the uterus would save the GOP from folly. | Read More »

    Corrupt Governor John Kitzhaber (D, Oregon) MUST be recalled.

    The recall wouldn’t be until the summer, but it must be done.

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    Saving You From Beer

    In Georgia, we have a first hand look today at crony capitalism and its destructive effects on your liberty. After the end of prohibition, Georgia adopted a three-tier system for selling alcohol. Brewers and distillers make it, then a distribution company sells it for them, and retailers purchase and resell to the public. With the rise of craft breweries, however, the three-tier system creates a | Read More »

    Lawfare: Feds Launch Another New Probe Against Governor Christie

    Lawfare: Feds Launch Another New Probe Against Governor Christie

    The Obama administration’s never-ending investigations against New Jersey GOP Governor Chris Christie continue, as the Feds launch a new probe.  Christie hasn’t even announced his presidential campaign yet, and the Democrats are already loading their trebuchets with Jersey mud. The International Business Times reported Bennet Barlyn’s allegation that he was fired from his job with the Hunterdon County prosecutor’s office as retaliation for his opposing the state’s | Read More »

    IRS ‘structuring violations’ and the slide into serfdom

    IRS 'structuring violations' and the slide into serfdom

    Via the New York Times: For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away — until last year, when two tax agents knocked on her door and informed her that they had seized her checking account, almost $33,000. The Internal Revenue Service | Read More »

    Is *Hillary* Ready?

    Is *Hillary* Ready?

    This is a very nice Townhall article by Conn Carroll on Barack Obama and how he was not the Left’s Ronald Reagan (unless you count the way that Barack Obama, like Reagan, has made the argument against big government – however inadvertently, in Obama’s case).  But I have a quibble. In short, I always have the same question in my head when I see lines like | Read More »

    Obama’s budget screws his Big Pharma allies

    Obama's budget screws his Big Pharma allies

    This is just pure schadenfreude. It might even be schadenfreude a la mode with a bourbon chaser. During the passage of Obamacare some of the likely victims of his scheme to trash the American health care sector signed onto the plan in order, they thought, to save themselves. To their great and everlasting shame, a lot of the Catholic hierarchy bought the bullsh** feel-good of | Read More »

    The minimum wage and the Big Mac

    The minimum wage and the Big Mac

    There has been a cute little meme circulating on the internet which I use as the featured image for this post. This idea being… apparently… that in Australia the minimum wage is higher than the US yet the price of the commodity, here a burger from McDonald’s, is cheaper. Therefore, it is evil capitalist plutocrats who are screwing the people. And, presumably, the way to | Read More »

    How many Senators will retire in 2016?

    How many Senators will retire in 2016?

    Possibly not that many: “Of the 34 senators facing re-election next year, just one has announced retirement. A CQ Roll Call survey of the entire Senate class showed only one more senator publicly undecided about re-election, plus three additional senators considering bids for other offices. Two more Senate offices did not return requests for comment on re-election plans, though Democrats are near certain one of | Read More »

    Queer agriculture and the melon of ecstasy

    Queer agriculture and the melon of ecstasy

    We live in an interesting age. To say the least. Homosexuals are not only free to cavort where and when they please but they can pretend to be married and have you punished if you don’t go along with the farce. Three people are being married. Fathers are marrying daughters. Surgically changing one’s sex has devolved from something the rich and bizarre did in Sweden | Read More »

    Obama’s student loan program is a success

    Obama's student loan program is a success

    In an effort to make more Americans dependent upon federal aid as possible. After enacting the Pay as You Earn student loan forgiveness plan, Obama quickly issued an executive order expanding the program: Student loan issues will take center stage Monday, as President Barack Obama plans to circumvent Congress in issuing several new executive actions to reduce the debt burden of student borrowers. Obama plans | Read More »

    Obama is bungling the war in Syria

    Obama is bungling the war in Syria

    Sometimes you have to ask yourself whether this administration is duplicitous on an epic scale or if it is incompetent on an epic scale. Take, for instance, the ongoing “war” with ISIS. This war requires ground troops to execute it. Currently there are four major sources of ground troops; the Iraqi armed forces, Iranian militias (in Iraq and Syria, and I am dumping Lebanese Hezbollah | Read More »

    Emperor Barack I On His High Horse

    Emperor Barack I On His High Horse

    Not The Guy To Beckon Others Off Their High Horse Ah, the rhetorical horse-trading that just took place at The National Prayer Breakfast. It was an event where good people of faith went to be maliciously slandered by His Majesty Barack I. Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during | Read More »