Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards: Does it Matter if We’re Killing Living Humans?
Cecile Richards is the President of Planned Parenthood, an organization that aborts hundreds of thousands of unborn children a year. You would think, given this, that Cecile Richards would have some sort of coherent philosophical belief about when life begins that would indicate (at least to her) that she doesn’t oversee mass infanticide. You would be wrong: On America with Jorge Ramos this weekend, Cecile | Read More »
NC GOP: It’s Time For Senator Hagan To Stop Hiding And Denounce Rev. William Barber’s Extremism
In 2008, a controversy surfaced around President Obama, one that the mainstream press did everything in their power to ignore, suppress, and generally pretend was much ado about nothing. Who can forget Reverend Wright? He was Barack Obama’s bombastic and offensive preacher, who used anti-Semitic and inflammatory rhetoric on a regular basis from the pulpit where our President heard his weekly sermons. Well it seems | Read More »
The (Belated) William F. Buckley Memorial Open Thread
Six years ago yesterday, the modern Conservative Movement lost one of its founders, William F. Buckley. In memory of his passing, here are some clips from his famous show Firing Line that seem especially relevant to our time. Perhaps we can learn a few things from them. First is a clip from his 1966 interview with Senator Barry Goldwater on the future of conservatism: Next | Read More »
Federal Court Okays Ban of American Flag at School
Yesterday, the 9th US Circuit ruled that the display of the American flag could be banned in a school if enough hoodlums threatened violence and the school lacked the will to do anything about it. Apparently Live Oaks High School in Morgan Hill, CA allows a celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo, as we know is a Mexican holiday that was popularized in the US by chain | Read More »
@KindforCongress, @Barrow4GA, Collin Peterson, @ericswalwell, & @BishopforCongress’s dirty Koch money.
Note: I do not actually consider Koch Industry [and employees: see Update below] campaign contributions to be in point of fact ‘dirty.’ And neither do the following Democrats! Barrow, John (D-GA) Bishop, Sanford (D-GA) Matheson, Jim (D-UT) Kind, Ron (D-WI) Peterson, Collin (D-MN) Swalwell, Eric (D-CA) Screenshot here, just in case.
Reefer Madness: Obama’s NLRB Has Gone To Pot
Based on the last 60 years of union decline, it is easy for one to conclude that America’s union movement has been going to pot for many, many years. However, whether due to sheer desperation or perhaps due to its current leadership having come of age during the 1960s, unions have taken a keen interest in unionizing a budding industry—that of the marijuana industry. In | Read More »
What the Netflix-Comcast Deal Tells Us About the Internet
Ben Domenech and Francis Cianfrocca discuss Netflix’s deal with Comcast and the two tracks of economic reality in America.
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You Seek to Dragoon Me Into Violating My Conscience.
We are once again having one of those great debates that in modern politics skips right past any sort of compromise and has the views of elite lawyers cast into law by our courts. I am not speaking of gay marriage; the Roberts Court signaled where that’s going. I instead mean whether Christian merchants can be coerced by act of law into providing services for | Read More »
An Upside Down World
In December of 1865, the several American states ratified the thirteenth amendment constitutionally ending involuntary servitude in the United States. In the twenty-first century, Americans are coming full circle. In a number of states, a black man can again be forced by the government to work involuntarily for a white man. Not since the nation eliminated Jim Crow laws during the civil rights era have | Read More »
“The Conservative Litmus Test,” Charles Cooke, and Purity
It’s a subject I’ve been tossing around for a while, though I’ve debated actually writing anything about it here because it involves the “c” word – compromise. In the battle between the conservative base, grassroots networks and the GOP establishment, the debate rages back and forth as all sides attack each other (I did separate base and grassroots on purpose, knowing that they are on | Read More »
Senators Rubio and Wyden Challenge The Higher Education Cartel
Democratic Senator Ron Wyden and Republican Senator Marco Rubio probably have more in common than it would help either man’s higher ambitions to admit. They both have a set of standards and decency that cause them to take affront to blatant evil. Individually, both have done the Lord’s work when confronted with disgusting DC. For Wyden, the lying suck-weasels of the NSA made him take | Read More »
#InOneTweet: Why We Need to Change Leadership
At the beginning of the year, Speaker John Boehner made it clear that he wanted the Republican Party to provide an “alternative” agenda – one that would be distinct from Obama’s policies. Sadly, as we have all witnessed over the past few months, the party leadership serves as nothing but a faint echo to Obama’s agenda, obsequious to his every whim. Earlier today, Boehner met | Read More »
PODCAST: NRCC Red Zone Discussion On FL-13 Special Election
For this inaugural post in the NRCC’s Red State diary, NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek, Political Director Rob Simms, and National Press Secretary Daniel Scarpinato stopped by the studio this week to discuss the approaching special Congressional election in Florida’s 13th District. Between her refusing to debate on MSNBC and her statement that jobs lost under ObamaCare is an “exciting prospect,” Democrat Alex Sink’s campaign | Read More »
The Arrest of El Chapo and the Future of the Drug War
Ben Domenech is joined by Malcolm Beith to discuss the Mexican drug war, the arrest of El Chapo, and what the future of U.S.-Mexico drug policy will bring.
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Connecticut to gun owners: hey, did you *try* to register? …SUCKERS!
Well, isn’t this just a fine how-do-you-do: After tens of thousands of defiant gun owners in Connecticut chose not to register their semi-automatic rifles to comply with a hastily-passed gun control law, the state is now taking some action. Officials are reportedly notifying gun owners who submitted late applications that they have one last chance to get rid of their “illegal” weapons. State officials did | Read More »