National 2016 Convention dates set.
So, the convention schedule is firming up: Republicans: Cleveland, Ohio: July 18-21st. Democrats: City TBD, but will be the week of July 25th. A few thoughts on this: first off, yes, that’s significantly earlier than from the previous two election cycles (as Dan McLaughlin is noting here). In 2008 the Democratic convention was held from August 25th to the 28th, and the Republican convention was held from | Read More »
The GOP #SOTU response: Sen. Joni Ernst (R, Iowa).
Just started up: you can live-watch it here. Text here.
State of the Union Open Thread.
Are you sure you want to do this? Look, I have to cover this – it’s part of the Life – but if you have something better to do with your time, go do it. You will be forgiven. On the other hand, Senator Joni Ernst will be giving the GOP response. That, I hope to enjoy watching. UPDATE: hey, the President is late – | Read More »
MSNBC: Bobby Jindal is ‘trying to scrub some of the brown off his skin.’
Let me put this succinctly. Forget letting MSNBC host one of the GOP’s primary debates.
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GOP easily counters Barack Obama’s unconvincing, pro-forma rhetoric on tax hikes.
I said on Twitter the other day that Barack Obama’s new tax hike proposals weren’t designed to pass, or even embarrass the Right (they won’t): he made them in order to keep the Left off of his back. Alas, nobody noticed or cared enough to push back; but if somebody had done so I would have noted that ‘higher taxes’ is the Democrats’ great white | Read More »
Remember convicted sex fiend Del. Joe Morrissey (D, VA)? Guess what they didn’t tell you!
I was going along, minding my own business: just trying to get my coffee in on an up-too-early Saturday morning. Then I hit this sentence about the problems the Democratic caucus in the Virginia legislature is having with one of its members having been convicted of sleeping with his 17 year old receptionist (bolding mine): “There was a racial undercurrent to some of the arguments made | Read More »
Topic for discussion: was Prohibition the Progressive movement’s *greatest* disaster?
Having been reminded that today (January 16th) is the anniversary of one of the greatest social policy disasters (if not the absolute worst) in American history: This day in 1918, America did a very terrible thing: we voluntarily outlawed booze. http://t.co/nE1lJAQQnj — Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) January 16, 2015 …I am left to wonder: was it also the greatest policy disaster of the Progressive movement? Because, | Read More »
Why it’s stupid to protest in the highway.
Because eventually the people who do become the miserable [expletive deleted] who do this to people: A beloved 83-year-old West Bridgewater grandfather has been left with spinal fractures and broken ribs after his ambulance had to be diverted around this morning’s protest on I-93, his daughter said, describing herself as “livid.” “I understand your plight, but it’s moronic to put other people’s lives and public safety | Read More »
The demographic shriveling of the Democratic party continues.
Oh, dear. It’s worse for the Democratic party than I thought. The GOP dominance in these predominantly white working-class districts underscores the structural challenge facing Democrats: While the party has repeatedly captured the White House despite big deficits among the working-class white voters who once anchored its electoral coalition, these results show how difficult it will be to recapture the House without improving on that | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Harriet Miers moment. Seriously.
This is getting remarkable. We’re seeing some possibly unexpectedly hostile reactions to the administration’s decision not to send anybody to participate in France’s anti-terrorism unity march: Mike Lupica: “Everybody knows how complicated this country’s relationship with France has been, in war and in peace. Certainly there have been times when the leaders of France could have done better by us. We should have done better | Read More »
So, President Barack Obama skipped the French anti-terror unity march.
There is a very simple explanation for this: “President Barack Obama will not join other world leaders at Sunday’s Paris march in tribute to the victims of this week’s Islamist attacks in France, a US official told AFP.” Basically, President Obama legitimately and genuinely does not understand why it is necessary for him – or a sufficiently dignified surrogate* – to represent our country at | Read More »