The Partisan IRS Needs To Be Reformed Or Abolished
So let’s just stipulate up front that not many people harbor love for their neighborhood IRS Agent. They don’t even like the poor guy if he does the stuff he’s supposed to. They really don’t like that person if she or he becomes good at doing the stuff required of an IRS Agent. So it shouldn’t come as a shock that the IRS currently rates | Read More »
Connecticut discovering that Scary Gun control is harder than it looks.
Both Reason and Instapundit have both roundly castigated the Hartford Courant’s faintly hysterical (in all senses of the term) editorial calling for Connecticut cops to harass Connecticut gun owners into providing something better than a 15% registration rate (at best) for their Scary Evil Devil-Guns “military-style assault weapons.” Goodness knows the editorial deserved it, given that it seems to have been written by one of | Read More »
The minimum wage: a regressive tax on the poor and young
Socialist politics are an unflagging quest to repeal the laws of supply and demand at any expense, provided the expense is paid by someone other than the socialists. Thus we have the great Democrat Party economic brain trust – the same people who said unemployment benefits are the most powerful job-creating stimulus in the universe – gasping like fish stranded on the sun-baked deck of | Read More »
Union Intimidation Continues at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Plant
Unions like to claim that management frequently intimidates workers against organizing. The reality, in today’s world, is that management virtually always has a hostile NLRB breathing down its neck at the slightest sign of any technical violation, whereas union intimidation and harassment (which is also prohibited by law) goes largely ignored by the regulatory authorities. A perfect case in point is the plight of workers | Read More »
Useful Idiots for Baal
I stumbled upon a Christian author I was not familiar with the other day and saw that he had written from a host of secular publications about faith. From CNN to National Journal to the Huffington Post to USA Today to the Atlantic to others — these are publications that tend to be hostile to people of traditional, orthodox Christian faith. When a Christian author | Read More »
The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Michael Rubin to talk about his new book, the Obama administration’s foreign policy and how this diplomatic strategy has impacted the world.
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Why This Fight
I was once an elected Republican. I started the College Republicans at my school. I served as the state chair of the College Republicans in Georgia. I have worked for more than two decades to get Republicans elected. But more and more I cannot tell you what it means to be a Republican other than opposition to Barack Obama. I want to be for something, | Read More »
Time to Defend Marriage and Federalism
With full control of the House but not the Senate or the White House, Republicans lack the ability to enact positive legislation; yet they have the power to stop bad bills. Unfortunately, GOP leaders have made it clear they are willing to pass much of the Obama/Reid agenda because they don’t want confrontation with Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. For conservatives, that pretty much | Read More »
Andy Stanley’s ( @AndyStanley ) Quote is Troubling
Kirsten Powers and I will no more agree on this topic than we do on the merits of calling Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie.” That’s fine. We probably disagree on most issues, though I appreciate her finding common ground with me and so many others on the cause of life for children stitched together by God in their mothers’ wombs. But I am really disappointed in | Read More »
Local Newsman Hilariously/Accurately Mocks Obamacare
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Video: This hilarious report highlights the national absurdity that is Obamacare. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll call your congressman. (We hope.)
LA restaurant imposes explicit 3% #Obamacare surcharge. But wait! There’s more.
It’s hard-nosed to take the 3% Obamacare surcharge imposed upon you and pass it explicitly along to the consumer, as one Los Angeles restaurant is doing. [Video fixed and via @IloiloKano]
The “My inexplicable fisking of a Barack Obama fundraising email” Tuesday Open Thread.
Really, I have no idea why I did this. Open thread. Barack Obama To Me Today at 4:55 PM Hi, Barry! Can I call you ‘Barry?’ – I don’t care: you work for me, not the other way around. Barry it is, then, fellow-citizen. Who will be out of office in less than three years, so don’t get huffy about it. Barry.
SEIU Executives Issue Ultimatum to Milwaukee Employers
Since 2005, the Service Employees International Union has lost 8,385 members in Wisconsin. With SEIU bosses making high-five figure and even six-figure salaries, and Governor Scott Walker’s reforms making it difficult for them to justify their income, they have banded together to issue a sort of ultimatum to Milwaukee County businesses.
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The ObamaCare insurance industry bailout warms up on its launch pad
It’s the bailout none dare speak of, the bailout we’re not even supposed to refer to as a “bailout.” No, no, you’re just fearmongering by using that term! Instead, you must talk about “risk corridors.” A risk corridor is a passageway wide enough to accommodate a few billion dollars of bailout money. If you think of the boulder that almost crushed Indiana Jones at the | Read More »
In Which @BuzzFeedAndrew Demonstrates What’s Wrong With America
Now comes one of the dumbest gotcha pieces I have ever seen, courtesy of Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed. I would customarily paste some of the text here but you would do yourself a favor by actually clicking the link and seeing the huge, screaming type, complete with ridiculous subtitles. The gist of this particular piece of unmitigated nonsense is that Jeff Flake is somehow a | Read More »