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    Republicans taking money from unions? Say it ain’t so.

    Republicans taking money from unions? Say it ain't so.

    Others at RedState have written before about the problems caused for advancing conservative policy by the union-funded Republican Main Street Partnership and their members. It just so happens I’ve stumbled upon another example, concerning education reform, Republican House members and the NEA. As a reminder, the NEA is one of the big national teachers union organizations. It is, in fact, the biggest labor union in | Read More »

    If you tell your opponent you’re bluffing, he’ll probably believe you.

    If you tell your opponent you're bluffing, he'll probably believe you.

    We’re now coming to the close of the dustup over legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security. As you probably know, the Democrats and President Obama objected to additional language added to the bill which would work to undo all of that pesky amnesty Obama had worked so hard to executive order into existence. Throughout the ordeal, the term “shutdown” has been used extensively. “We’re | Read More »

    I don’t have a college degree.

    I don't have a college degree.

    You may have watched the news recently and seen people up in arms over comments made by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. He “punted” a question on evolution from a reporter, because you know… it’s irrelevant. And of course he is walking around every day, unapologetically not having a college degree and, as we’ve recently learned from our friends in the media, that means he’s a | Read More »

    Unions Exploit Obamacare to Grow in Size & Power

    Unions Exploit Obamacare to Grow in Size & Power

    Across the country, unions are reeling. Union membership is at historic lows. Federally, card check legislation has now been dead for years. In Wisconsin, Scott Walker took on public sector unions and won. Michigan has put right-to-work laws on the books. Even in blue states (New Jersey, Illinois, California) some steps have been taken to try to rein in out-of-control unions. But Obamacare and increased numbers | Read More »

    The Chevy Bolt: Fueling Innobation

    Chevy Volt has had issues since its announcement as part of the modernized lineup of vehicles in late 2008, around the same time that General Motors, the parent company of Chevy, was putting their hands out looking for billions of dollars to go along with their inevitable but “special” bankruptcy. It’s not secret how I’ve felt about those bailouts, but in case you missed | Read More »

    Moral Relativists Troll #CharlieHebdo Attacks

    Moral Relativists Troll #CharlieHebdo Attacks

    It is truly amazing the leaps that some will make in order to continue their own narratives no matter what realities are getting in the way. Moral relativism is the refuge of the morally ambiguous. Those who believe that concepts like “good” and “evil” are constructs of ideologies and that the truly enlightened have long since dispensed of these cursed absolutes. Never recognizing the contradiction | Read More »

    Culture Call: Help the Detroit Project

    Culture Call: Help the Detroit Project

    Earlier this year saw the release of my film, Bankrupt: How Cronyism and Corruption Brought Down Detroit. It was a few months of production but was really years in the making. As a victim of the 2008 recession, I had lost everything financially speaking on the same timeline that GM & Chrysler had seen billions of dollars go towards bailing them out. As my own | Read More »

    Why I Said I’d Have Shot Michael Brown in the Face

    Why I Said I'd Have Shot Michael Brown in the Face

    I strongly believe twitter is a platform which is every bit a part of “real life” in that things said there can have huge consequences (see Anthony Weiner for example). And while I also believe Michelle Malkin is correct that social media “democratizes influence,” I’m of the opinion that there is a bubble of sorts in which some with less influence are treated as though | Read More »

    World Health Organization Priority is Taxes, not Ebola Crisis

    World Health Organization Priority is Taxes, not Ebola Crisis

    I wrote last week about the WHO’s plan to push for a massive, de facto global tobacco tax at a big confab in Moscow (because, obviously, there’s nothing more pressing – cough, cough, EBOLA, cough, cough – that the WHO should be focusing on than people smoking). Well, from Russia comes word that at the conference, that plan was passed, after members of the public, INTERPOL, people | Read More »

    World Health Organization Can’t Wait to Tax You

    World Health Organization Can't Wait to Tax You

    Next week, the World Health Organization (WHO), a group of incompetent nanny-statist bureaucrats who failed miserably to prevent the Ebola crisis from getting out of hand in West Africa (something that falls into the category of “WHO’s primary mission”), plans to double down on a failed scheme it first tried to put into place a couple years ago. At a meeting that begins on Monday, they’re | Read More »

    World Health Organization Wants in on Bloomberg’s Sweet, Sweet Cigarette Tax Money

    World Health Organization Wants in on Bloomberg's Sweet, Sweet Cigarette Tax Money

    Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s most enduring legacy is that of the ultimate nanny stater. In addition to his failed Big Gulp ban, ban on trans fats, and ban on e-cigarette use in public places, Nanny Mike also pushed a range of anti-smoking policies including a ban on smoking in public places and a really massive tobacco tax hike that drove the price | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Help Republicans Look Anti-Cronyism

    Mitch McConnell Doesn't Help Republicans Look Anti-Cronyism

    Did you happen to catch this story the other day at National Journal? “Only one week after Sen. Mitch McConnell took the CEO of Delta Air Lines to breakfast in the exclusive Senate Dining Room last month, the airline executive and his wife wrote $10,000 worth of checks to help fund McConnell’s political operation. The donations, which were reported to the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, made Rick and Susan Anderson | Read More »

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Bilks Taxpayers out of Millions

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Bilks Taxpayers out of Millions

    Just over three years ago, subsequent to the Dodd-Frank financial “reform” bill passing, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau came into existence. As Elizabeth Warren’s intellectual baby, it should be no surprise to conservatives that the CFPB is an exercise in the biggest kind of government. However, in the third year of the CFPB’s existence, a bevy of stories have broken that underline that the bureau | Read More »

    On Brutal Truth

    On Brutal Truth

    There has been no shortage of discussions around recent comments and articles written in the wake of the tragic suicide of actor Robin Williams. From Rush Limbaugh to Matt Walsh, there’s obviously a lot of emotions built into agreement or disagreement with one another on the question of suicide. In light of this, it would be hard to deny that suicide is something that affects | Read More »

    How A Film With A Message Is Made

    How A Film With A Message Is Made

    To try to capture all of the horrible fictional films out there that have a “message” and put them into one post would be a viral listicle on its own. The reason is simple: these films don’t exist to entertain, they exist to push a point of view. This rarely works in my experience. Books like “Atlas Shrugged” and “1984” are timeless classics because they | Read More »