Who are your Top 5 for 2016 GOP presidential nomination? (OPEN THREAD)
Greetings all, This is the third run of this monthly non-scientific ‘straw poll’ and I’ve removed a few names and added a couple since the last go-around. February’s top three were Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and Governor Scott Walker. The senators have kept themselves busy in the national medial limelight while Gov. Walker let his executive results speak for themselves. Same rules as | Read More »
Tags: Ben Carson
, Bobby Jindhal
, Chris Christie
, Condoleezza rice
, Donald Trump
, Jeb Bush
, john bolton
, Kelly Ayotte
, Marco Rubio
, Mike Huckabee
, Mike Pence
, nikki haley
, Paul Ryan
, Rand Paul
, rick perry
, Rick Santorum
, Sarah Palin
, Scott Walker
, Ted Cruz
, Tim Scott
Governor Walker, the FRFF, & Individual Thought
On March 16, 2014, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tweeted a simple reference– Philippians 4:13 (“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”)– to share a tiny piece of his faith with his Twitter audience. It appears a simple, nice, if not insignificant gesture on the part of the governor. However, the Freedom from Religion Foundation is threatening to sue the governor should | Read More »
Perry fires up CPAC with call for a little rebellion
Gov. Rick Perry kicked off day two of the American Conservative Union’s Conservative Political Action Conference with a barn burner. Perry’s remarks were full of red meat for the mostly young Conservative audience, well delivered and even more well received. Perry’s speech was by far the highlight of this year’s CPAC, at least so far. Gov. Perry started off by quoting Thomas Jefferson, “A little rebellion now and | Read More »
Union Bosses’ 2014 Hit List: Why Unions Are Using $300 Million to Eliminate Five GOP Governors
Union bosses are reportedly planning to spend $300 million of their members’ money to eliminate five Republican governors during in the 2014 elections. While union bosses have not released a prioritized list, if they had a list prioritizing which governors are higher in their hit list, it would probably look like this: Scott Walker (Wisconsin)–While Walker’s Act 10 has done well for Wisconsin’s budget, by | Read More »
Tags: 2014 Elections
, John Kasich
, Rick Scott
, Rick Snyder
, Scott Walker
, Tom Corbett
Some Unions Collapse in Historic Wisconsin Vote
Numbers of public sector unions in Wisconsin collapsed in the wake of an historic vote that ended on Thursday. The unions are acutely feeling the impact of Act 10, Governor Scott Walker’s controversy-generating collective bargaining reforms of 2011. The reforms require public sector unions to hold annual recertification votes. In order to be certified as unions by the state, the labor groups must get the | Read More »
Update on 2014 Gubernatorial Races- Part 3: The Midwest
There are ten races in the Midwest in 2014. Of those ten, Republicans hold the governor’s office in all but two, although one is term-limited (Dave Heinemann in Nebraska). All the others are seeking reelection. Of the two Democrats, one faces a tough fight for his job (Pat Quinn in Illinois) while the other (Mark Dayton in Minnesota) is not as safe as many once | Read More »
Thinking Outside the Obamacare Box
Every day we see the headlines and horror stories. Millions of health insurance policies canceled, with an exponential number more facing the ax next year. And besides the broken promises, we have a broken website that makes it nearly impossible for the long suffering uninsured, and the newly uninsured, to sign up. On top of what appears to be a combination of poor planning, | Read More »
Tweet of the Day, @GovWalker Wants To Say ‘Hi’ To Union Leadership edition.
Oh, my. That is what we call beautiful. Happy Labor Day! — Governor Walker (@GovWalker) September 2, 2013 To the accompaniment of many, many people screaming in impotent rage. Which is as it should be. Moe Lane (crosspost) Via Trollin’ RT @GovWalker: Happy Labor Day! — Ben Howe (@BenHowe) September 2, 2013
On why Rick Santorum isn’t a 2016 frontrunner
Much has been written in recent days on Rick Santorum and why he isn’t the presumptive frontrunner for the GOP’s presidential nod come 2016. As the runner-up in last year’s bout for the nomination, rolling up 11 primary wins and defying the odds with a shoestring campaign operation, the former Pennsylvania senator easily meets the criteria for recent-history GOP nominees. Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Dole, McCain, | Read More »
What Does Libertarian Populism Offer the Average American?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss libertarian populism, how it impact the average middle-class American, and who can be its champion.
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Domestic Terrorism in Wisconsin
There’s trouble brewing in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. It’s already ugly and a lot of us fear it’s going to get a lot worse. At issue is a proposed iron mine that is in the early permitting process. It took a hard fought legislative victory to even get to the point where state-mandating testing could take place. But now the mere presence of miners in the Badger | Read More »
2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take- Part 5
If ever there was a region where incumbent Republican governors can experience the great GOP gubernatorial apocalypse, it is the upper Midwest. Three of the races involve Republican incumbents who rode the Republican wave of 2010 into office. They are Rick Snyder in Michigan, John Kasich in Ohio and Scott Walker in Wisconsin. That potential loss of three Governor’s offices may be mitigated by a | Read More »
Wisconsin Democrats looking at “Anybody But ME!” for Governor race?
Democrats in Wisconsin want you to know: they’re going to be on the stick for 2014! Wisconsin Democrats repeatedly made the argument at their state convention over the weekend that Governor Scott Walker needs to be defeated in 2014. Hear that! They’re tanned! Rested! And ready to go! However, there continue to be few hints about exactly who will take on that challenge in the | Read More »
A Note on Bridging the Gap Between Conservative Theory and Practice
This post arose out of some thoughts I had after seeing Erick’s “Go Big or Go Home” post. If you haven’t read it yet, please do. Barry Goldwater’s The Conscience of a Conservative holds the distinction of being one of the few books I keep within easy reach of me in my apartment (the Bible being another one). Reading over Erick’s post reminded me of another part | Read More »
Tech at Sunday Morning: We now know why the MetroPCS / T-Mobile deal went through. What to do about Google Glass.
Had some work to do Friday night, so this this became Tech at Sunday Morning!
I still don’t see it passing the House after Mike Enzi’s winners and losers talk poisoned the well, but conservative governors want MFA passed for good reason. Ask Scott Walker.
Remember when the T-Mobile/MetroPCS deal flew through the Obama administration without a hitch? I think we now know why: it meant the end of the MetroPCS challenge to Net Neutrality. How convenient.
Stealth recording technology. What could go wrong? Of course, if you don’t like Google Glass, the real thing to do is to let property owners ban it on their own property. Problem solved.
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, Google Glass
, mike rogers
, Mt. Gox
, Net Neutrality
, Sales tax
, Scott Walker
, Tech at Night