How Will a Change in Democrat Leadership Impact the U.S. Senate?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Melissa Quinn to discuss Harry Reid’s retirement, the likely accent of Chuck Schumer to Minority Leader and what a change in leadership will mean for Democrats in the Senate.
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Obama’s Iran Monkey Trap
The idea of a monkey trap is spectacularly elegant. A bit of food or a shiny object is placed inside a sturdy object (often a coconut is mentioned but the image comes from a termite hill being used for the purpose). There is a hole that is just big enough for the monkey’s hand to pass through. However, once the monkey grasps the object its | Read More »
Martin O’Malley hints he may run for president
I am a minority of one among the contributors at RedState. I don’t believe Hillary Clinton CAN win the presidency for the simple reason that her only compelling cases for election are “I slept with Bill Clinton” and “You owe me.” She doesn’t have a natural constituency inside the Democrat party that is enthusiastic about voting for her, other than elderly far-left harpies. And I | Read More »
Expanded abortion law defeated in New York
For two years New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been pushing an Orwellian named ” Women’s Equality Act.” Most of the ten items in the bill were feel good things which already exist but for the sake of winning the War on Women, they were reiterated to make the radical feminists feel good about themselves. The bill has been held up in the New York | Read More »
Situation Normal: Hillary Clinton obstructs justice and operates outside the law
Nothing says “I have nothing to hide” like erasing your private web server after your previous employer asks you to produce what is on it. Hillary Clinton wiped “clean” the private server housing emails from her tenure as secretary of state, the chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi said Friday. “While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton | Read More »
Obama supporting ethnic cleansing in Iraq
As the United States, under Barack Obama, has begun to act as a proxy for Iran in allowing the alleged fight against ISIS serve as a cover for spreading Iranian influence it has become obvious that we are supporting Iranian-backed militias who are no better, in any respect, than the people they are supposed to be fighting. Instead of fighting ISIS, these militias are actively | Read More »
Obama’s foreign policy: Cluster f*** or g-d freefall?
When a coalition of Arab armies intervened in Yemen this week to suppress an imminent take over of that predominantly (about 65%) Sunni nation by a Iran-backed Shiite militia, the same militia that disarmed US Marines as it tossed them out of the country, the United States was caught by surprise. As the invading coalition was led by Saudi Arabia, a multi-generational (mostly) ally and | Read More »
Indiana’s RFRA law and the left’s change of heart on religious freedom
On Thursday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a state level version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This should have been an uninteresting happening. Religious freedom… not the Orwellian progressive construction of Freedom of Worship preferred by Obama… was a formative principle of the American nation. But to hear the left and the homosexual privilege groups howl you would have thought someone was using | Read More »
Bernie Sanders’s wife involved in real estate scam?
Socialism, as they say, works until you run out of other people’s money. That appears to have happened to Jane Sanders, the wife of Vermont Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders. The story is banal. A woman who has her job because of her husband’s clout finagles a credulous state agency into accepting bogus financial documents. Real estate is purchased. The fraud is discovered. The wife of | Read More »
Obama surrenders to Iran
As I predicted back in January, the Obama administration is proceeding full speed toward a complete and abject surrender to Iran on the issue of nuclear weapons. Though the administration is touting an imminent breakthrough in negotiations, that breakthrough seems to consist of the United States abandoning its previous negotiating position and tossing some of its allies under the bus. Talks over Iran’s nuclear program | Read More »
White House: Yemen remains a model for counterinsurgency
Sometimes you wonder if Josh Earnest is just a very stupid man or if he’s secretly laughing as he plays the role of Obama’s Baghdad Bob. From the March 23 press briefing: Q And lastly, it wasn’t too long ago that the President was holding up Yemen as somewhat of a model for counterterrorism strategies in Iraq and Syria and other places. I’m wondering, does | Read More »
Yahoo News sends ignoramus to cover Ted Cruz’s Liberty University speech
Most Americans, at least those with a modicum of education and a passing knowledge of American history, were anything but surprised when said this in his speech announcing his candidacy for president of the United States: And yet, for so many Americans, the promise of America seems more and more distant. What is the promise of America? The idea that — the revolutionary idea that | Read More »
Obama has a sad; accuses Israel of spying on Iran negotiations
The Obama administration wasn’t surprised to discover that the government of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hadn’t calmly told his people to pack their suitcases and board the trains for whatever camp Obama’s new allies, the Iranians, were preparing. Soon after the U.S. and other major powers entered negotiations last year to curtail Iran’s nuclear program, senior White House officials learned Israel was spying on | Read More »
FEMA becomes the thought police
Among the myriad things the Federal Emergency Management Agency does, like screw up disaster response, take long lunches, and provide work for the otherwise unemployable, is providing money the states for disaster mitigation. Disaster mitigation isn’t sexy but it is surprisingly effective. Like, don’t build on a flood plain. Hire building inspectors to make sure that developers are following building codes (during Hurricane Andrew much | Read More »
Obama vows ‘death to the Zionist Entity’
Well, he didn’t actually say ‘death to the Zionist Entity’ but he might as well have. Yesterday at a meeting of J Street, a leftwing group that vows to support Israel by destroying it, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough used Palestinian rhetoric to refer to Israels’ “occupation” and vowed that the administration would not accept Prime Minister Netanyahu’s statement that he would not | Read More »