Oppose Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s Nomination
In a relatively short period of time, the US Senate will be asked to confirm OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. It should refuse to do so. Despite the risible claim of “wonk” Ezra Klein, Kathleen Sebelius did not leave HHS because Obamacare was secure. Rather, she left because her political career was mortally | Read More »
The Challengers Under Attack
The truth may hurt, but is not mean, as my friend Andrew Breitbart would say. The truth is the major challengers to incumbent Republican Senators — Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas, and Chris McDaniel in Mississippi — are behind. This is not to say they cannot win. I believe they can. But, this is to say that for them to win, their | Read More »
The Rich Man and Lazarus’s Big Gulp
It is always sad when you realize someone is on the road to hell. There is a sense of foreboding in it. For Christians, we should be fearfully in prayer for others — even our enemies as the Lord tells us. There is no better time than Holy Week to be reminded of that. A great case in point is Mayor Mike Bloomberg. He is | Read More »
Why Can’t Western Washington University Get Rid of Pesky White People?
“Every year, from this stage and at this time, you have heard me say that, if in decades ahead, we are as white as we are today, we will have failed as university,” Western Washington University President, Bruce Shepard Like Disgraced Democratic Party Governor George Wallace, Western Washington University President Bruce Sheppard is a man of power and iniquity. Like Governor Wallace, his mind is | Read More »
Shredding SAFE Act Registration Forms In New York
On Tuesday in upstate New York, outside the office of State Senator Mark Grisanti, gun owners gathered in protest. Together they shredded their SAFE Act registration cards to signify their non-compliance with the controversial new law. Grisanti is a Republican who helped to pass the SAFE Act, including by offering up changes to the bill to make it bipartisan. Human Events wrote last week about | Read More »
UPDATED: Colorado Democrats Take Extreme Position on Abortion Rights
*Update at bottom* Colorado Democrats have taken the assault on the unborn to new depths. The anti-life legislation currently making its way through the Colorado Senate is so extreme that I am not sure that even Wendy Davis would support it. Basically, the Democratic party in Colorado has decided to advance a virulently anti-life position that would enshrine into Colorado law the right to murder a child | Read More »
Opening our eyes on Tax Day
There’s no experience quite like filling out quarterly estimated taxes for the first time. All of the mechanisms designed to make taxation as painless as a mosquito bite are disabled. You calculate a very sizable percentage of your income – fingers crossed that you’ve got enough salted away to cover it! – and write a big check to the government. Of course, the people who | Read More »
Barack Obama cooking the Census books over #Obamacare.
The Obama administration is only trying to fool one group of people, here: his base supporters.
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Democrats Showing Flopsweat In Arizona Races
Polls show pretty clearly that there’s at least one part of the Democratic coalition that’s deeply unhappy with the Obama Administration so far: Hispanic voters. Many voted for Barack Obama because they expected he would deliver on immigration reform, economic growth, and cheaper, better health care. With the President now 0-for-3 on their top priorities, it’s clear many are looking around for better options. The | Read More »
If Obamacare Were Working, They Would Not Do This
One must admire the Obama Administration’s willingness to use every tool at its disposal to win an argument. They are now changing the way the census records healthcare data to wipe out any qualms about Obamacare. The Federalist has a good background on what is happening, but it is not just the Federalist that is paying attention. Even the liberal New York Times realizes what | Read More »
Jeb Hensarling Tackles the Export-Import Bank and Crony Capitalism
The Export-Import Bank, the darling of K Street lobbyists, is up for reauthorization and there are encouraging signs that House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling just might have his way and let it die. The Ex-Im Bank is a chartered government corporation established by President Franklin Roosevelt that is responsible for providing “financing for transactions that would otherwise not take place because commercial | Read More »
In Honor of Tax Day: The Truth About the IRS Scandals
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Charles Johnson to discuss his book, The Truth About the IRS Scandals, Lois Lerner and why big data is empowering the IRS like never before.
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The Common Core Problem
I don’t think Common Core supporters understand what they’ve done. The supporters of common core seem to think that people should be thanking them for the great benefit that is being bestowed upon their children. At its heart, it makes sense that in a highly mobile society, students should be essentially on the same path of study so there is no disadvantage in a parent | Read More »
Tech at Night: Why NSA probably didn’t know about Heartbleed. Music royalty issues.
If you want an explanation of the ‘Heartbleed’ bug in the news, Francis Cianfrocca gives a good explanation in Coffee and Markets. But more important is his point about NSA. He always speaks carefully about that organization, but in his roundabout way he made an excellent point: NSA has a dual mandate. NSA’s job is both to break into enemy communications, and to protect our communications. The Heartbleed bug is so devastating that if they knew about it, they’d have to work to protect us from it, before someone else could use it against us. That’s how bad it is. There’s no way they knew about it a year.
If you don’t like that businesses hire lobbyists, shrink government and quit picking winners and losers so they don’t have to.
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Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. Since the beginning of his papacy, | Read More »