The Conficting Views Of Marco Rubio and Trey Gowdy Makes For Strange Bedfellows
The endorsement by South Carolina Republican Representative Trey Gowdy of Florida Senator Marco Rubio in the GOP presidential nomination contest offers a contrast in opposing positions. Gowdy has espoused positions that have been repudiated by Rubio and it will be interesting to see how the two men reconcile their differences as they campaign together. In Iowa, the Rubio campaign has been attacking his rival for the nomination, | Read More »
Marco Rubio’s Juvenile Attack On Ted Cruz
This is really pathetic. I understand that candidates vying for a nomination, at some point, have to rough each other up a bit but one would hope they would be truthful in the process. For reasons known best to him, Marco Rubio has decided that his best avenue of attack on Ted Cruz is over a July vote that killed the ability of the NSA to collect | Read More »
Obama 2012: I Ended The War. Obama 2015: Only The USA Patriot Act Can Save Us!
President Barack Obama bragged during his 2012 Reelection Campaign that he ended the war in Iraq. GM alive, Bin Laden dead, Barack Obama 2012! Barack Obama was dismissive when told that threats still remained. He initially described ISIS as “the JV.” For all who would listen he loudly proclaimed a victory for peace. Now that is demanding a peace dividend in the form of reduced | Read More »
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Tech at Night: Snowden allies like China not quite getting their way on NSA. More Net Neutrality.
So the House ended up passing the (originally anti-NSA, pro-Russian-and-Chinese) “USA Freedom Act”. But fortunately the radicals are mad about it because of the compromises needed to win enough votes to pass it. This is a rare case where I hope the Senate follows its usual pattern and refuses to pass a House bill.
Write it down, though: I agree with Senators Rockefeller, McCain, and Coburn. We need to go after foreign attacks on American companies, and inform the private sector about probable threats. So I support the Deter Cyber Theft Act, as far as I can tell. Naturally China responds to this by playing off of the Edward Snowden propaganda, but we must not be deterred ourselves.
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