The Struggles Veterans Face Off the Battlefield
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Sean Parnell to discuss his book, Outlaw Platoon, the struggles veterans face when they return home and if movies like American Sniper have raised public awareness of these issues.
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Supporting Sarah Palin’s #AKGov Endorsement Requires Abandoning Conservative Principles
Last week, in the wake of her endorsement of the Bill Walker-Byron Mallott Independent “Unity Ticket” in the Alaska gubernatorial race, I declared that, politically, I was through with Sarah Palin. Evidently and unsurprisingly, this rubbed her most ardent supporters the wrong way. I even merited a front page take-down at one of the most prominent pro-Palin websites.* I was called a cronyist, an establishment | Read More »
Politically, I am Through with Sarah Palin
It’s time for a break up. If you haven’t already seen, Sarah Palin has endorsed Bill Walker and Byron Mallott’s Independent-Democrat “Unity” ticket in the Alaska gubernatorial race over Republican incumbent Sean Parnell. She endorses the Independent-Democrat ticket over the man who was her own lieutenant governor. Because of this, as far as Republican politics are concerned, I’m finished with Sarah Palin. I have nothing but | Read More »
The Self-Pay Patient: Affordable Healthcare Choices in the Age of Obamacare
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Sean Parnell to discuss his new book, how paying cash for medical care can save you money and if alternatives to traditional health insurance will become more popular in the age of Obamacare.
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2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take- Part 1
This is the first of an eight part series on gubernatorial races in 2014 and where they stand at this point in time. Overall, Republican successes have been greater at the state/local level than at the national level as evidenced by senatorial and presidential losses in 2008, 2010, and 2012. At the state (governor and legislature) and the congressional district level, Republicans hold a comfortable | Read More »
Sean Parnell Pushes Changes to Alaska’s Controversial Energy Tax
Governor Sean Parnell has learned the lesson succinctly stated by my governor, Bobby Jindal: When you want less of an activity, tax it. When you want more of the activity, reduce taxes on it. In this instance, the tax in question is “Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share”, or ACES. It has been mischaracterized as a Windfall Profits Tax, but the effect is much the same. | Read More »
Polar bears and Sean Parnell
Last week, the New York Times chortled that Gov. Parnell is continuing former Gov. Palin’s efforts to remove polar bears from the “endangered” species list, after they were illegally put there in 2008 by an overzealous and undersmart Federal Fish and Wildlife Service. Leaving aside the fact that this policy 1-is illegal, 2-is likely to be disastrous for Alaska’s already fragile economy, and 3-has no | Read More »
Sean Parnell has been sworn in as the new Governor of Alaska. Good luck, Governor Parnell. I think more eyes are on former Governor Sarah Palin though. In her farewell address she said what so many have been thinking: that she sees private life as an opportunity to do more for her causes than she could as Governor. I wish her and her family luck | Read More »
Dear Governor Palin
I really don’t want to jump in before the appeals process is exhausted, because everyone, no matter how much I despise them, has the right to be presumed innocent, but I feel this is essential. It would be irresponsible if you were not already considering the matter, so now is the time to influence your thinking. In any case, Senator Stevens has been convicted so, | Read More »
Sarah Palin and the sexist foreign leaders
The Obama campaign and the major media have scoffed at Sarah Palin for having met no heads of foreign governments prior to this week, yet from this AP article asserting that the McCain campaign is running the State of Alaska these days, we hear from Lt. Governor Sean Parnell, who is giving some of Palin’s speeches, etc: “I’m speaking several more times a week — | Read More »
The Alaska Shake-Up
The first post Palin poll in Alaska shows big changes, Aug 9-12 (Aug 30 – Sept 2): Palin Approval 82/13 (+69) Help/Hurt McCain:Help 62Hurt 20 PRESMcCain/Palin 54 Obama/Biden 35 Back in July, McCain led by 2.5 according to the same pollster. Actually, most AK polls have been close (5-10 point McCain lead). It seems Palin has taken a likely R state and made it Big | Read More »
Stevens Wins. What About Don Young?
Ted Stevens won the Alaska primary with over 60% of the vote. Interestingly though, Don Young and Sean Parnell both got 45% of the vote. In actual votes, Don Young received 42,461 votes and Sean Parnell received 42,316 votes. I’m not sure if Alaska has runoffs. My understanding of the news reports this morning is that Alaska does not. Likewise, there are still votes being | Read More »
Yet Another Reason to Support Sean Parnell
RedState-endorsed Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell is doing very well in his race to primary Rep. Don Young of Alaska. Young is scandal-plagued and a major porker. Today brings word of a shocking development in the race for Alaska’s House seat. Don Young – corrupt, porkmeister-extraordinare, Don Young – has been endorsed by none other than Ron Paul.
RedState Candidates Are Kicking Butt, But They Need Our Help
We can help out Olson, Barlatta, and Parnell. We need to help them out. The Texas Chamber of Commerce will endorse Pete Olson against Nick Lampson. Give and we can win. Barletta is cleaning Paul Kanjorski’s clock up in Pennsylvania. He just started put ads up on the air and could use some cash to keep it up. This has become a pick up opportunity | Read More »
Is Don Young’s Campaign Nearly Bankrupt?
I posted earlier that Don Young’s campaign made a huge mistake in airing an ad crediting Young with winning a taxpayer’s award he did not win. In fact, Taxpayers for Common Sense had given Young it’s Golden Fleece Award for ripping off taxpayers, not a “Hero the Taxpayers” award. Here is where Young gets into trouble. He is struggle for money right now. Sean Parnell, | Read More »