More Shale Boom Reverberations in the Middle East
With the rise of militant Islamism, it would be naive to think that American interest in the region is limited to securing access to oil supplies, and that a reduction in our demand for imported oil suddenly makes us indifferent to Middle Eastern affairs.
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Shale Oil Boom Rattles OPEC [Updated]
The shale boom began in the U.S. as a ripple in North Dakota and Texas. Some thought its impact would be limited and regional, not global. Now that uptick on our domestic production curve has triggered a tsunami with geopolitical implications.
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Thank you, @GovernorPerry
Governor Perry vetoed SB 346, the legislation designed to force political groups to reveal their donors to the Texas legislature. The measure, pushed by Republicans at the same time the IRS stories have been breaking, was concocted by a number of squishy Republicans who wanted to shut down conservative groups that had been forcing the squishes to move right. The squishes figured if they knew | Read More »
Governor Perry, Please Veto SB 346
I think Governor Rick Perry is the conservative Ben Kenobi. I started to title this piece, “Help me Obi Wan Perry, You’re My Only Hope.” In light of the IRS scandal, you would think that Texas Republicans would not be so foolish as to vote for SB 346 in the state legislature, but apparently they are that foolish. The legislation, in Texas of all places, | Read More »
Texas is Open for Business
Today, Barack Obama heads to Texas where he’ll be greeted by Governor Rick Perry. The President’s going to see just how awesome Texas is. Seriously. The rest of us should be jealous.Texas was just named the best place to do business by CEO Magazine, several other groups have listed Texas as the most favorable state for jobs, Raytheon just abandoned California for Texas. It’s got | Read More »
CrocObamadile Gitmo tears, Mexican guns and a Texas jobs tour
William the Conqueror (of Normandy/France) was more of a benevolent foreign dictator of Britain than is America’s re-elected natural-born president of his own country. If you thought that the Boston Marathon bombings would preclude a repeat of presidential apology tours on foreign soil, like President Obama’s 2009 pilgrimage to Cairo to beg the sharia (that treats women like slaves) law-loving Muslim Brotherhood’s forgiveness of American presidents not named Obama for backing Egyptian | Read More »
We Can Win. But Only if We Fight to Win.
“Instead of these three Senators backing down, we should be sending them reinforcements. Until then, you might want to pick up the phone, dial (202) 224-5922, and tell Ted Cruz thanks for standing up for America.” I’ve been on the road the last two days. In finally getting to emails this morning, I see a lot of people have emailed about Joe Scarborough taking on | Read More »
The most important thing about yesterday’s vote: national reciprocal concealed-carry is doable.
Senator John Cornyn’s (R, Texas) common-sense proposal that states with concealed-carry permits recognize other states’ concealed-carry permits was up for a vote yesterday as an amendment to Reid’s otherwise-useless “gun control” bill; and it came close to passing. Pretty freaking close, in fact (57/43). Flip South Dakota, New Hampshire, and West Virginia next year, and that’s sixty for cloture and let’s-see-what-bill-Obama-won’t-dare-veto. Here’s Sen. Cornyn’s description | Read More »
Grassroots or RNC Elites?
The rules changes crammed down the “yelling at the top of their lungs “NO” ” throats via a scripted teleprompter-driven “approval” at Tampa are under fire this week when the Republican National Committee meets. Breitbart reports that about 60 well known national conservatives have sent a letter of protest to RNC Chair Reince Priebus calling for changing those terribly unpopular rule changes that caused an | Read More »
Rick Perry’s Freedom Agenda
This morning’s post on Texas generated a lot of commentary. I’ve talked to people close to Governor Perry and want to give some information from their perspective. Yesterday, the Texas House voted to begin the expansion of medicaid under Obamacare. Later in the evening, they rescinded the effort. Several reporters and others I talked with explained that while Governor Perry is “rock solid” on the | Read More »
Rick Perry’s Failure to Lead Leads Texas Closer to Obamacare
Late Thursday afternoon, the Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives took the first step toward capitulation on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. A few hours later, the amendment directing the Texas state healthcare bureaucracy to start preparing for the expansion was reconsidered and rescinded after a handful of conservatives scrambled to rescue the situation — but the fact that it passed at all is a wake-up call.Here’s | Read More »
The Economic Rise of the South
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss North Korea’s threat to bomb Austin, the draw of low tax southern states, and why embracing energy and manufacturing has allowed some states to better whether this downturn.
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Energy 101: Modern Drilling Practices
Innovations on the drilling side of the industry have turned pipe dreams (excuse the pun) into reality.
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Tech at Night: Google Reader popularity again proves nobody cares about privacy. Catch my latest on Aaron Swartz.
More proof people don’t care about privacy: Google announces a service is ending, and the competitor I use to prepare Tech at Night becomes flooded to the point of unusability Wednesday night. People just don’t care what Google is doing.
The Street View WiSpy scandal didn’t scare people off, even as Texas hits Google for those offenses. Glass excites them. The shift toward human biases doesn’t raise questions. People love Google’s services, and privacy doesn’t enter into the equation. So keep regulation out.
Make sure you catch my recent RedState post on Aaron Swartz, and how the blame casting against his prosecutor is not only unfair, it’s wrong.
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Today, House Conservatives Will Prove They Are the Problem
Yesterday, the White House announced it would stop White House tours in response to sequestration. Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas responded by offering an amendment to the pending continuing resolution that would prohibit federal dollars spent to cover the costs of President Obama’s golf games. Speaker John Boehner and the Republican Leaders ruled that Congressman Gohmert’s amendment was not relevant to the continuing resolution and | Read More »