The End Comes Soon for Trump

The End Comes Soon for Trump

A little noticed event earlier this week brought ominous tidings to the Trump 2016 campaign, which spent most of the summer riding high on a wave of triumphalism and defiance ...

The Renee Ellmers Rumor and Kevin McCarthy’s Decision

There’s a guy out in America who has emails for a massive number of members of Congress and the email addresses of highly influential conservatives outside Congress. A few days ago, he emailed out to 91 people, including these members of Congress, an email with a series of links to stories alleging a relationship between Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 61% and [mc_name | Read More »

BREAKING: Kevin McCarthy Quits Race for Speaker

Having failed to secure the votes of the 40 members of the House Freedom Caucus, Congressman Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 61% has bailed on running for Speaker of the House. Just yesterday, McCarthy picked up the endorsement of former Vice President Dick Cheney and this morning was beginning to circulate a memo with campaign promises for what he’d do as Speaker. But | Read More »

Gambling scandals like Daily Fantasy Sports need prosecution, not regulation

The Congress granted “fantasy sports” (betting on individual player outcomes, instead of team outcomes) an exemption to federal anti-gambling laws. The natural outcome of this was that fantasy sports gambling would be refined into a lively market, and that’s what we got the daily fantasy sports (DFS) world. We’ve now learned that one of the top DFS sites was breaking one of the cardinal rules | Read More »

Obama Hates Oil and Democrats

…Well, that’s largely speculation, but that speculation is based almost entirely on his compulsion to screw them over in post-Obama elections. Take, for example, this declaration: The Obama administration has formally threatened a veto on a House bill that would lift the federal ban on crude oil exports. In a statement of administration policy, the Office of Management and Budget said that “legislation to remove | Read More »

The Fundamentals Still Matter: Even Jesus Had a Ground Game

With all the hype, celebrity, and media coverage of Campaign 2016, and the worries abounding about guys like Donald Trump on the right and Bernie Sanders on the left, it is important to remember that fundamentals still matter. Television ads will draw people to the polls, but those advertisements will not be enough. There must also be a ground game. Even Jesus had a ground | Read More »

Think this Country Has a Gun Problem? Blame Obama.

Let’s suppose that you are the sort of person who thinks that this country has a “gun problem,” and that the “gun problem” in question is that too many people have too many guns. You might think, instinctively, that the Republicans – who are by and large the non-gun-grabbing party in America – are to blame for this, due to their obstruction of the various | Read More »

Bill Nye not really sure how sex works

A couple of weeks ago, “Bill Nye the Science Guy”, whose claim on being a scientist is as equally tenuous a his claim to being a “guy,” did a video for the National Abortion Rights Action League. His objective is to show that pro-lifers are a non-scientific, superstitious lot who are using their superstition to harm women. In the process, Bill Nye shows he is | Read More »

The Economics Of A Zombie Apocalypse

Intelligent bloggers are usually worth reading. This is especially true if they are intelligent bloggers you sometimes disagree with. If you can’t read an intelligent argument from a divergent point of view, you can’t change your mind. If you can’t change your mind, your opinions and knowledge base both ossify and you become the proverbial stick in the mud. Charles Hugh Smith can sometimes be | Read More »

Daniel Webster as Speaker

Two days ago, Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) 77% was a long shot candidate for Speaker of the House with barely any press mentions. He completely failed to gain traction. But with Chaffetz in the race and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 61% making verbal gaffes undermining the Benghazi investigation, Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) 77% is suddenly in | Read More »








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