Breaking: Disgraced NY Democrat Sheldon Silver found guilty on all counts.

    Former NY Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver convicted of corruption, shocking precisely nobody.

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    NYC Graffiti Writer Uses Star Wars Brilliantly to Send Up ISIS

    NYC Graffiti Writer Uses Star Wars Brilliantly to Send Up ISIS

    I get sent about a billion story pitches a day, almost none of which even get opened, but this one caught my eye, from a website I’d never heard of called Ratter. For the more sensitive, I should warn you that this story involves an F-bomb pretty prominently, so click at your own risk. The story, as it goes, is that a prominent NYC graffiti | Read More »

    The One Big Reason Why the West Can’t Defeat ISIS

    The One Big Reason Why the West Can't Defeat ISIS

    ISIS has probably been the subject of more wishful thinking in the West than any other foreign policy challenge since the Cold War. Some of the thinking has been useful, much of it is mere stupidity masquerading as policy discussion. One of the best reviews of how to beat ISIS appears in POLITICO. Unwittingly, it also makes the case for why the best approach can’t | Read More »

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    Tech Tattoos Put Circuitry on Your Skin

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca is here to discuss new tech tattoos that allow you to paint circuitry directly onto your skin. Then Rob Tracinski from The Federalist talks about the Laquan McDonald case in Chicago. Finally, Dennis Greene and I talk about the crazy weekend in the NFL.

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    Welcome to the Demilitarized Zone, United States

    Welcome to the Demilitarized Zone, United States

    Apparently, some crank over the weekend posted online an unspecified threat of gun violence against the University of Chicago. Get it? Some anonymous jerk posted in some online forum something about shooting up the quad. Not, you know, setting off a bomb in a building or anything – bringing a gun to campus. The FBI passed this information on to the Univ. of Chicago administrators, | Read More »

    Cold Temps Mock Climate Change Protests Around US

    Cold temperatures mocked climate change activists across the United States over the Thanksgiving Day weekend as marches and local demonstrators bundled up against the chill to warn of the dangers of a warming global climate. “Dress for the weather, could be cold and windy,” one Dubuque, Iowa organizer warned would-be marchers ahead of a demonstration there. Climate action events across the country come ahead of | Read More »

    We Have A Real Problem In America, But It Has Nothing To Do With Guns

    We Have A Real Problem In America, But It Has Nothing To Do With Guns

    “How many more Americans need to die before we take action?”  Hillary Clinton asked the crowd at the New Hampshire Jefferson-Jackson Dinner late Sunday. She went on to shamefully politicize the shooting that occurred Friday at Planned Parenthood in Colorado, ironically urging others not to use women as a “political football.”  Self-awareness: it’s not for everyone. As Clinton went on to UNEXPECTEDLY use women as | Read More »

    Watch out for this leading misconception about Cyber Monday

    Watch out for this leading misconception about Cyber Monday

    Today is a day that online retailers have claimed as their own, for getting people to get online and buy stuff. It’s somewhat obsolete now, as online shopping is simply taking over for a lot of people, but the idea’s still out there. But there’s one huge misconception about online shopping: that it’s tax free. It’s actually not, yet it’s hugely popular anyway!

    The Cruz Surge Creates GOP Establishment Panic And Paralysis

    The Cruz Surge Creates GOP Establishment Panic And Paralysis

    None of us knows how this election is going to play out, but the one thing that we can say is that this has been the most entertaining presidential primary season ever. By far the most amusing part has been the utter state of panic the GOP establishment has been in since the voters took a look at their “electability” candidate, Jeb Bush, and started | Read More »

    Martin O’Malley Blames Colorado Springs Shooting On ‘Intolerance, Racism, and Hate’

    Martin O'Malley Blames Colorado Springs Shooting On 'Intolerance, Racism, and Hate'

    In New Hampshire Sunday night, the three Democrat candidates for President were together again, chumming around at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner and talking about party unity and loving Obama. During the course of the evening, each got up to speak about the various things that Democrats like to hear before coughing up money. Bernie talked about spreading the wealth around, Hillary talked about Hillary, and O’Malley | Read More »

    Why Does Government Not Know – or Ignore – History?

    It’s one of our most oft-cited quotes. George Santayana’s “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The reason it so regularly recirculates is because we far too often fail its tenet. Which is truly sad. Because if you pay attention to the past – you can make some reasonable, rudimentary predictions about the future. And avoid a whole lot of completely | Read More »

    “You Gotta See This Guy” – Trump’s Lie Exposed

    "You Gotta See This Guy" - Trump's Lie Exposed

    Donald Trump committed probably his worst campaign offense so far last week, and given the other greatest hits in the Trump catalogue, that is an impressive feat indeed. What did Trump do? It definitely appeared to virtually every unbiased observer that Trump mocked a disabled reporter for his physical disability, which is the sort of thing that any halfway decent person, regardless of their political | Read More »

    What If Rick Perry Does Get Back In?

    Rick Perry might make news by tomorrow. December 1, 2015, is the deadline to get on the ballot in Tennessee. A Super PAC has been created to try to push Perry back into the race. The deadline for getting on the ballot in Tennessee is tomorrow. It must be done by petition or, I am told, by notifying the Secretary of State who has discretion | Read More »

    ESPN says there is too much patriotism in sports

    There is a natural affinity between sports and the military. Both unambiguously reward hard work and excellence. Both teach personal responsibility for success or failure, and celebrate the virtues of courage, earned-pride, and honor. Sporting events are also among the biggest occasions when Americans come together in their communities to enjoy the fruits of freedom that our service men and women provide. So I’ve never | Read More »

    Ted Cruz Teaches Us How To Deal With The Media

    Ted Cruz Teaches Us How To Deal With The Media

    The media has been running with unconfirmed and unsubstantiated reports that the Colorado Springs shooter mumbled something about “baby parts.” There are no official reports from law enforcement on this. In fact, according to former RedState Managing Editor Aaron Gardner, who has been covering this story from Colorado in a more unbiased fashioned than any of the professional journalists covering it (you can see his | Read More »