When do we stop re-drawing the line?
One of the reasons I switched from being conservative pro-choice (genuine choice, not “choose to have an abortion”) to pro-life was because I recognized something, something I should have recognized a very, very long time ago: It becomes impossible to hold the line when the line is erased and re-drawn a multitude of times. The line I chose to hold was the 20-week line. Even | Read More »
No allies are safe from the manchild president
Yesterday, I wrote a bit about the petulant manchild president whose administration declassified a report detailing quite a bit about Israel’s nuclear program, which does nothing but validate the paranoid, extremist views against Israel in the Middle East. Earlier today, my colleague streiff wrote about the U.S. basically caving to Iran on its demands for a deal. Simultaneously, the Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo has | Read More »
Harry Reid won’t seek re-election
This is probably wise on the part of the apparently recently-turned-blues-musician. WASHINGTON — Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance. Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. | Read More »
U.S. outs Israeli nuclear program
An administration concerned with optics decides to out the top secret nuclear program of an ally. In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US | Read More »
The Democrats and Freedom of Choice
In Louisiana, the main Democratic candidate for governor, John Bel Edwards, has decided that if you live in an “A” or “B” rated school district, you don’t need to have the ability to choose to send your child to another school. The bill he has filed for the upcoming legislative session in Louisiana, HB 21, is aimed at keeping the Board of Elementary and Secondary | Read More »
Louisiana gubernatorial candidate hates school choice
Coming up in Louisiana is the magical time of year where honest, ordinary citizens watch the skies grow dark and get a sense of dread the likes of which they do not feel at any other time of the year. I am, of course, talking about the legislature going into session. It’s going to be shaping up into a big one already with major fights | Read More »
Mother Jones botches investigation into private prison
Winnfield, Louisiana, is not home to much. The Louisiana Political Museum is housed there and that’s about it. Well, I take that back. It’s also got a correctional facility, and one it appears Mother Jones was interested in reporting on. Courtesy Charles Crain of the Winnfield Enterprise… A reporter for a San Francisco-based international publication was arrested in Winn Parish over the weekend for trespassing | Read More »
This POLITICO story has everything
(Trigger Warning: POLITICO) You guys might have heard about this silly e-mail thing that involves Hillary Clinton. If you haven’t, here’s the recap, courtesy Ace of Spades’ John Ekdahl. Suffice it to say, what is written in this TIME article is certainly enough to perhaps inspire someone to go after Mrs. Clinton for deleting half of her e-mails without ever opening them (emphasis below is | Read More »
E-mailgate is Dead! Long live E-mailgate!
David Brock penned a brief column over at USA Today that is about as David Brock as it gets. If anyone was wondering why the Republicans have stoked this e-mail controversy, you now have your answer: the investigation into the Benghazi tragedy is all but dead and this is a desperate gambit to keep it alive in the 2016 elections. Millions of taxpayer dollars have | Read More »
A 2016 Advantage?
Yesterday, something phenomenal happened. While I dare not call DOOM (1. that’s Moe Lane’s job and 2. I think it would be a bit premature), I do believe Hillary irreparably hurt herself in the race for the White House in 2016. My colleague Leon Wolf updated the Republican Power Rankings yesterday, so you can see where the GOP is in terms of having a series | Read More »
Human Trafficking vs. Taxpayer-Funded Abortion
The Democrats are really working hard to remain genuinely awful, and a bill that fights human trafficking is their latest attempt to do so. Senate Democrats are threatening to pull their support from a bipartisan anti-trafficking bill set for Senate action this week. They are infuriated over an abortion-related provision that Democrats say was slipped in without their knowledge. The legislation passed the Senate Judiciary | Read More »
Changing of the Guard By Force
I’ve gone on the record before as saying that you shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. In my mind, I’ve always thought a liberal Republican was better than any Democrat in terms of who we got into Congress. I have staunchly opposed the agendas of Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 61% in | Read More »
Jindal to… raise revenue?
I will be the first to admit that the “conservative media” in Louisiana is often just looking to find flaws in anyone so they can build themselves up as a better conservative than a politician. Good for readership or ratings or whatever. However, I have to look at this move by Bobby Jindal and wonder if it is really the best move to make. After | Read More »
You Will Be Made To Accept
A bit of a deviation from Erick’s noted mantra, but hey, we’re all deviants at some level. Except for this guy, apparently… [Yvette Cormier] went to the front desk after someone who looked like a “man” entered the women’s locker room while she was changing. “I wanted to know why there was a man in the women’s locker room,” she told CNN. “He looked like a | Read More »
Secession in the U.S.?
Via The Economist: The towns are in New York’s Southern Tier. They sit on top of the Marcellus Shale, which is full of natural gas. New Yorkers, unlike their Pennsylvanian neighbours, are not allowed to tap the gas because of a state ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) announced by Andrew Cuomo, the governor, on December 17th. Hours later on the same day, a state panel | Read More »