David Vitter (R-LA) Supports Common Core

    David Vitter, a Republican Senator from Louisiana, came out voicing strong support for Common Core education standards in a recent interview. In an interview taped for C-SPAN’s ‘Newsmakers,’ Vitter called Common Core “very strong, significant, positive standards.” He added that the state must make sure teachers are properly prepared to use the standards and must retain local control of curriculum. The comments come as Jindal | Read More »

    Barbours unapologetic for racial tone of ads

    This piece at National Review has quite a few interesting things to note about the involvement of Haley Barbour’s political machine in action in Mississippi. The political-action committee that aired the ads raised eyebrows from the outset. For one thing, it had the same address, phone number, e-mail domain, and leader — the bishop Ronnie Crudup — as the Jackson-based New Horizon Church International. Crudup told Mississippi’s Clarion-Ledger earlier | Read More »

    The Further Weaponization of the United States Government

    Since at least before the 2012 re-election, and unbeknownst to Americans until fairly recently, the administration that currently runs the White House has been weaponizing various government agencies at a rate never before seen in U.S. history. The Internal Revenue Service was used to silence conservative groups. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was used to force social change, despite receiving zero complaints prior. I | Read More »

    August is never good, September could be worse

    August is when things happen in politics. Typically, it’s a scandal, and it hurts sitting presidents and their parties. Right now, the crisis at the southern border looks to be the next big thing about to really bubble over (it’s bad now, but reports of terrible diseases among the camps could make this a lot worse). It’s a terrible situation because the Democrats were banking | Read More »

    Clean House at the @NRSC

    It’s high time for something to be done about the group currently in charge at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. It is a group that is ineffective at best in securing the support necessary to gain and maintain Republican support for its candidates, and you need to look no further than this primary season to see the effects of that. Leon Wolf pointed out a | Read More »

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    David Brock and Journalism

    David Brock is the guy who founded Media Matters for America. Not content to just take on (and declare victory against) Fox News, he has decided to launch a “journalism institute” to expose “the nexus of conservative power in Washington.” More via Dylan Byers at POLITICO: The American Independent Institute, a relaunch of the former state-based digital news-gathering network of the same name, will provide grants | Read More »

    From @BobbyJindal: “We won’t let the federal government take over Louisiana’s education standards.”

    The words are a lot different from the governor’s speech at the RedState Gathering from last year, but things do change in politics. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has defied his state Legislature and state Superintendent of Education John White by issuing executive orders today to withdraw from the Common Core state standards and a federally funded Common Core testing group. Jindal also instructed the state | Read More »

    Mary Landrieu on Abortion

    Yesterday, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal signed two pieces of legislation that would tighten abortion regulations. One of the bills, critics say, would shutter a few of the five abortion providers in the state. The reason? The bill says abortion providers should have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. Mary Landrieu, a Democratic Senator from the apparently blue state of Louisiana, had this to say: In | Read More »

    Someone didn’t tell Mike Rogers and Devin Nunes the Rules Of Republican Support(TM)

    For a while now, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has told conservatives that we risk Republicans losing to Democrats when we pit outsiders against incumbents because we don’t like their politics. However, the NRSC clearly doesn’t communicate with members of the House of Representatives and their cohorts in the NRCC where these rules are concerned, as two GOP representatives are fundraising again one of their | Read More »

    The Democrats’ Tactical Retreat

    The Democrats' Tactical Retreat

    The Democrats have been signalling for a while now that they really have no intention to truly fight, as a party, against the Republicans. Going into the political season, they had two strategies they could have chosen from, and they chose to play it safe. Generally, we all get the idea of “divide and conquer,” and there is room for both governing parties to do | Read More »

    Rejecting the Cult of Death™

    Rejecting the Cult of Death™

    I’m not a plumber, but I do know that I do not have the proper plumbing to incubate and produce a child. Three years ago, I would have told you that means I really can’t speak on the subject of abortion because I could never know the emotional or physical toll being pregnant and having a child would bring. I am a millennial and I | Read More »

    Mary Landrieu thinks it’s Republicans that lack commitment on the Keystone XL

    “U.S. Senator Landrieu questions Republican commitment to Keystone” is the funniest headline you’ll see today. Thank your higher powers that it was brought to us by Reuters. Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu accused Republicans on Wednesday of being more interested in exploiting the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline project as an election issue than in voting to build it. In a speech on the Senate | Read More »

    A Disturbing Casting Call

    Via The Daily Caller, this is a story that, in my mind, is more horrific even that the stories of fetuses being burned as fuel. Emily Letts, a counselor at a New Jersey abortion clinic, decided to film her own abortion and post it on YouTube as a form of positive inspiration to women who are contemplating having the procedure but worry that they might | Read More »

    Latest Landrieu Ad Says Nothing

    *Promoted from the Diaries. – Aaron* Once again, Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana for the person on Twitter who once called me out for not listing in the first mention that she was a Democrat) is trying to retain her seat in the U.S. Senate by doing the exact same thing she’s done the rest of the race – say nothing. Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is out | Read More »

    Donate $404 Today

    *Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron* Earlier today, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee unveiled a new site to attack the Paul Ryan Budget Plan as a part of their strategy to find something to raise money about, since they’re getting trounced every quarter. In keeping with the party’s practice, the launch was incredibly successful. It’s since been fixed, leading you to a site that features | Read More »