Who’s Enthusiastic about a GOP Senate Majority in 2016?
Republicans in the Senate faced a brutal task in retaining the Senate majority in 2016 before the Democrats went to work recruiting candidates. Republicans will be defending seats in a bevy of blue and purple states, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. The Democrats, on the other hand, are only defending two purple seats, both of which are in states that are trending blue: | Read More »
The Obama Administration Goes Big On Extraordinary Rendition
You may remember the great hue and cry during the Bush Administration – mostly from people who now support President Obama – over the terrible, horrible, no-good practice of “extraordinary rendition.” In a nutshell, this involved handing over suspected terrorists (and people with information useful to catching terrorists) to foreign governments that lack our scruples about torture and other forms of coercion in extracting information | Read More »
Donald Trump Wants the Government to Take Your Stuff
Well, here goes Fox News treating Donald Trump unfairly(?). This is your GOP frontrunner. He is okay with your government seizing your property for “job development.” You get what that means? He wants to extend government’s power into your very home and allow them to take your stuff. Why does Trump believe this is so good? Because’s he’s been in the property business, of | Read More »
Senator Elizabeth Warren Reestablishes The Old Massachusetts Custom of Witch-Hunting
When Joe Biden decided he wanted to run for President in 2016, he wanted a running mate who was at least as inventive as he was. By inventive, I of course mean, derivative, phony and disingenuous. You don’t get more disingenuous than Elizabeth “Senator Lieawatha” Warren. Thus, it should shock nobody that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 16% is on the short bus, | Read More »
Esquire: All Class, All the Time
Esquire has what appears to be a thought-provocative, intelligent piece up at their website (warning: language). It concerns Bobby Jindal and a little rant he posted both here and on his own site. It also appears the writer of the Esquire post is inciting a rather intimate type of violence against the governor. There is actually so little substance to the post that I can’t even | Read More »
Ted Cruz finds a question that the Sierra Club DARED not answer.
The moral of this particular story is: don’t send somebody up against a Senate Judiciary subcommittee unless you’re prepared to answer the simplest of questions.
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Renee Ellmers Has No Business Investigating Planned Parenthood
By all accounts, the House committee hearings on Planned Parenthood last week were an abject failure. The Members who were part of the investigatory panel were ill prepared, completely ceded the ground on the video, and wandered aimlessly through the hearings without scoring a single substantive point. Particularly embarrassing was the performance of Members like Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) 81%, who used | Read More »
The Russian infringement of Turkish airspace is bigger than it seems
One of the many dangers of the grotesque lack of leadership shown by the Obama administration is that it gets a lot of people killed and raises the risk of a multi-national armed conflict breaking out for not particular policy end. This is not a case of Napoleon’s dictum about it being necessary to break eggs to make an omelet. Rather this what the Obama | Read More »
Hillary Clinton’s First TV Ad is Horrible and Defensive
Hillary Clinton has released her first national TV ad, and the ad’s concept is horrible. Luckily for Clinton, the execution is also very bad. Imagine for a second that you are on Team Clinton. Your candidate came into this election season as the prohibitive favorite to take the White House. The struggle you have right now is that people don’t really like her. When asked | Read More »