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    The Common Core

    Common Core seems like a good idea. In a society as mobile as ours, kids moving from one state to another should not be so far behind or ahead students in their new state. A common set of skills at each grade across the nation makes sense. At least that is the sales pitch. I did not start out to be against Common Core. In | Read More »

    Sid Dinsdale Would Give Barack Obama a Blank Check

    Sid Disdale is denying my claim that he would raise the debt ceiling. In fact, he went on radio last week saying he wasn’t sure where I got that. Well, I got it from Sid Dinsdale. He told local news in Nebraska he would always vote to raise the debt ceiling. So when Republicans and Democrats collaborated to give Barack Obama a blank check till | Read More »

    The Republican Establishment Would Rather Lose Nebraska Than Support Conservatives

    The Republican Establishment always says conservative purists would rather lose than compromise. But the opposite is playing out in Nebraska. The moment Ben Sasse got endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund, Mitch McConnell went all in for Shane Osborn. Well, Osborn is now toast. He has extremely high negatives, extreme negative poll numbers, and outside groups have just finished him off with an ad blasting | Read More »

    Does Tom Cotton Want Democrats to Win?

    Some inquiring media needs to ask Tom Cotton this question. With Shane Osborn out of the running, Sid Dinsdale trailing, and Ben Sasse in the lead in Nebraska with little time left, Tom Cotton’s campaign manager is running an ad campaign against Ben Sasse. Cotton is, himself, running for the Republican nomination for the Senate in Arkansas. Sasse is supporting by conservatives as diverse as | Read More »

    Sid Dinsdale Won’t Compromise On Abortion. He’ll Just Set the Pro-Life Cause Aside.

    When I called Sid Dinsdale “Planned Parenthood’s Republican,” he got all upset. In fact, he released a statement saying, in part “I would never compromise on abortion and to insinuate otherwise, is nonsense.” Really? Really? This is the man who demands we call him a “life long Republican,” despite years of funding Democrats, including one guy who wanted to run against Republican Mike Johanns. This | Read More »

    Thus Ends the Campaign of Shane Osborn

    The 60 Plus Association has decided to get into Nebraska. One of the sub-surface issues in the race is Shane Osborn’s military record. Osborn, you may recall, piloted the plane the Chinese forced out of the air shortly after George W. Bush became President. What you may not know is the rest of the story. Osborn associates have been circulating a fabricated memo designed to | Read More »

    The Correction

    Sid Dinsdale has requested that I correct my piece regarding his family ties to Planned Parenthood. While I did so in the post, it does deserve a stand alone post. I erred in connecting both his wife and daughter to Planned Parenthood, which was a mistake on my part. As I noted in the correction, it is Mr. Dinsdale’s sister who has been on the | Read More »

    Time for New Leadership

    30 years ago, a man ran for the Senate because his opponent kept claiming to be for spending cuts while raising spending. His opponent kept claiming to be a conservative, while letting big government grow, even when he was the majority and could stop it. Maybe that candidate needs to be reminded of his own words.

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    I won’t give you a review like Noah. There are no spoilers here. I went to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 tonight. I’m not sure why it has gotten bad reviews. I already want to see it again. It started off a bit corny, but that corniness got interwoven into the movie in a way that made sense and helped lighten some otherwise pretty dark | Read More »


    Sid Dinsdale: Democrat Running as a Republican

    Sid Dinsdale is upset. Yes, I got it wrong and quickly corrected it. In fact, before Dinsdale cried foul, I had already corrected it. Dinsdale’s wife gave money to groups that collaborate with Planned Parenthood and his sister is on Planned Parenthood’s board. But those are just the beginning. Sid Dinsdale is also a Democrat. In 2008, Dinsdale gave $2,300.00 to Anthony Raimaondo. Raimaondo ran | Read More »

    With Osborn Out, Planned Parenthood’s Republican Tries to Take Out Ben Sasse

    With Osborn Out, Planned Parenthood's Republican Tries to Take Out Ben Sasse

    Shane Osborn is done in Nebraska. He cannot get the momentum to win the race. At this point, Osborn is taking the position that if he can’t win the Senate race, neither should Ben Sasse. Osborn, who thought the race was his, is desperately upset. Joined with a Mitch McConnell Super PAC, Osborn is now throwing everything he has at Ben Sasse. Waiting in the | Read More »

    Democrats Abort Their Texas Takeover

    Democrats Abort Their Texas Takeover

    Thus ends the campaign of “Abortion Barbie” Wendy Davis. I told the Democrats they couldn’t run a gubernatorial campaign in Texas on pink shoes and children ripped limb from limb. But the Cult of Moloch is so strong with them, they were convinced their gods would help them. No more. Under investigation from the FBI; off the campaign trail for neck surgery; losing women to | Read More »

    Det Bowers

    This will shock most of you. I like Lindsey Graham. Always have for that matter. He’s always been very pleasant to me. We’ve shared a few common fights. And I respect that he is not as willing as some of his colleagues to shift his positions on all things merely for the sake of re-election. But I disagree with Lindsey Graham on immigration. I disagree | Read More »

    Just a Reminder

    There is a lot of moral preening going on about Clayton Lockett’s execution. Liberals are calling it botched. He was executed. The execution did not go as planned and he subsequently died of a heart attack. As I noted on twitter (Aaron Gardner came up with it), “For liberals a botched execution is when the convict dies, a botched abortion is when the innocent live.” | Read More »

    The Donald Sterling Precedent

    I hope you will read this op-ed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He’s absolutely right. Donald Sterling is a terrible person. But we have known that for a long time. He has been sued repeatedly for race based discrimination. He has had to settle those cases. He is married and taking his mistress to games, which too many people find acceptable. But what’s more, it is pretty | Read More »