Collective bargaining reform passes Ohio Senate.
The bill is SB5, and it will limit future collective bargaining for Ohio state employees to base salary: it passed the Ohio Senate with a one-vote margin (all hail the power of having a strong enough majority to allow you breathing room: elections matter, folks*). The bill now goes to the House, where the GOP has a 59-40 advantage: and a simple majority constitutes a | Read More »
WI Dems made a PREGNANT WOMAN hide?
I just found out about this from Fox Nation (via Hot Air), as part of a breaking story that possibly the hiding Wisconsin state senators are starting to crack under the strain of not doing the jobs that they were elected to do: State Sen. Julie Lassa (D) is pregnant and “extremely unhappy” about being on the run. Those twisted, sadistic FREAKS in the Wisconsin | Read More »
Tech at Night: Internet Tax, Copyright, Security, Net Neutrality
And now I really push the definition of Tech at Night, starting to write this at 2am. I’d originally planned to skip tonight’s edition, and instead just sleep. But I woke up, and sleep isn’t returning anytime soon, so let’s make the rounds of tech and policy. Some Democrats still haven’t learned the lesson of the PCCC. The far left alternative to the DCCC published | Read More »
, Consumer Federation of America
, Harry Reid
, Internet Tax
, Net Neutrality
, New York Times
, Search Neutrality
, Universal Service Fund
The Unions’ Cozy Relationship with Democrats
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Tim Carney to discuss unions, Wisconsin and the influence of special interests. Then Pejman Yousefzadeh discusses Chicago’s new Mayor, Rahm Emanuel. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do | Read More »
President Obama’s Biggest Mistake
The Silvered, Fork-tongued One skates through electoral mayhem with the grace of Johnny Weir, but this time, he falls and fails badly. It will come back to haunt him. I refer to President Obama siding with the public sector unions across the country while the Governors, both Republican and Democrat, try to balance state budgets and ask the unions to make less-aggressive concessions than private | Read More »
Appellate Court: Rahm Emanuel Bumped From The Chicago Mayor Ballot For Residency Reasons
Rahm Emanuel’s bid to become Chicago Mayor may have been derailed. Politico reports: In an unexpected move, Rahm Emanuel was thrown off Chicago’s mayoral ballot Monday. A panel of appellate judges ruled 2-1 that Emanuel – who is leading in the polls – did not meet the residency requirement needed to be on the ballot. Emanuel, President Barack Obama’s former White House chief of staff, | Read More »
A Kinder, Gentler Republican
Yesterday, I wrote about the silliness of the Democrats and Republicans holding hands and sitting together at the President’s State of the Union Address. Today, I’m reversing course, because it seems evident that the Republicans are intent on being public linguine noodles. They don’t want to use any stern rhetoric lest they be smitten with a media curse or (worse!) associated with That Woman, Sarah | Read More »
Greg Mankiw advises the Obama living in his head.
I feel sorry for Greg Mankiw: I really do. Here he is, living a life that allows him to place articles in the New York Times – which is not a bad place to be – and he publicly mucks it up by publishing a piece that crashes and burns on the first word of the title. The title is “How to Break Bread With | Read More »
Potemkin Villages of Democratic faith.
This New Republic article on the Democrats’ abrupt loss of religious voters suffers from a fatal flaw: it’s all ‘how,’ and no ‘why.’ Despite the slightly breathless tone of the author, the ‘how’ is both obvious and not particularly surprising: from 2004 to 2008 the Democrats actively went out and told voters that liberalism and religious belief complemented each other. The Democratic party spent a | Read More »
Obama is Failing: Does This Mean We’re Not Racist?
At 39 percent, President Obama’s approval rating now equals his all time low from two years ago, with 63 percent of those polled defining him as a “weak leader.” Let me be clear: This president is failing. The biggest hit was among Democrats, who dropped from 82 percent to 73 percent as a result of negotiations with Republicans over the tax deal. That’s right; the Democrat | Read More »
Democrats still not adjusting to DOOM.
Read some of the papers these days and it’s like nobody’s ever – in the history of the world – had a legislature change hands from one political party to the other. Because the Democrats are certainly not acting like they get the magnitude of what happened to them: You’ve got the New York Times commiserating with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. The poor woman has to scramble | Read More »
The Ominous Omnibus
The Senate has released an omnibus appropriations bill that blows the lid off spending. They waited until the last possible minute to put it out for review. It is 1,924 pages long, filled with earmarks, and goes so far as to declare Nevada a Pacific Coast state so it can get in on a few million dollars to protect salmon. The Democrats have also put | Read More »
RedState Action Alert: Dissect the Omnibus
Senate Democrats unveiled earlier this afternoon a 1,924-page omnibus spending bill to fund the government through fiscal year 2011. Aides to GOP legislators on Capitol Hill have already begun poring over the $1.1 trillion package, describing the proposal as “a total mess” to Fox News. Republican lawmakers — including those in the lower chamber, like Speaker-elect John Boehner — are already vowing to help kill | Read More »
QotD, Lamenting Democrats edition.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) House Democrats are not handling their recent spanking well. They’re especially distraught over losing control of the House in such an insanely short time: “We only had it for four years,” one senior Democrat lamented. “It took so long to get it back, and now it is all gone.” Well, that’s what happens when politicians run as moderates and rule as | Read More »
Playing With the Two Immutable Laws of Washington
There are two immutable laws of Washington, D.C. To understand the tax compromise in the Senate, you must know the laws. Politicians in leadership believe that if they make both the left and right angry they must have done something right; and, If Democrats and Republicans come together in a compromise — no matter how bad that compromise may be — the media will herald | Read More »