The Left's Dark Money Managers: Meet Philip Gara LaMarche
Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups. But you won't hear unhinged Harry Reid railing Queegishly about him on the Senate floor. Why?
I want the police to be better armed than the bad guys, but what exactly does that mean today?
Walter E. Williams:
Do Blacks Need Favors?
There are some areas of black life in which excellence can be found without the slightest hint of racial preferences. Young blacks dominate basketball, football and some track-and-field events despite the fact that there has been a history of gross racial discrimination in those activities. Blacks are also prominent in several areas of the entertainment industry. Those observations mean that racial discrimination alone is not an insurmountable barrier to success.
Hillary's Bullying the Media
Hillary Clinton's $35 doorstop of a memoir is a flop.
Sometimes people approach me and say that they are personally pro-life but pro-choice as a matter of public policy. In other words, they oppose abortion because they believe it is murder but wouldn't want to force their view on others who might disagree.
A Policy So Bizzare, So Obama
The United States is using narrow sanctions against Russian billionaires—private persons presumably-- some of whom Obama supposes supports Russia’s war in Ukraine. And the policy isn’t just bizarre; it’s Obama.
Federal Court Ruling Cracks IRS Stonewall
Judge Susan Dlott may not be a household name among conservatives; but the federal judge’s decision last week allowing a lawsuit against the IRS to move forward might make her one.
Border Patrol: 'This is The Dream of Every Terrorist in the World'
The Transportation Security Administration is strongly denying accusations that it has been allowing illegal immigrants to board American jetliners without proper identification.
Beau Bergdahl’s Duty—And Ours
Beau Bergdahl has been returned to “active duty.” Apparently, that means a desk job while the Army considers what should be done with this young enlisted soldier. Bergdahl was held for five years by the Taliban since walking away from his post one night in 2009.
Will John Roberts Decide a 'State' Is Not a 'State'?
The Supreme Court may soon need to decide whether the federal government can be considered a "state" in our federal republic in the same sense that Iowa, Wyoming and Wisconsin are states.
Why Vladimir Putin Is Kicking Barack Obama's Behind
On Monday, four days after Vladimir Putin's minions in Ukraine shot down a passenger airliner carrying 298 people, including an American citizen, President Barack Obama emerged from the White House to issue a statement. After fulminating for several minutes about the nastiness of the Russian government, Obama approached the predictable climax: threats of action. Except that there were none.
Penalize Putin and His Culpable Kremlin
Ultimate responsibility for the massacre of the 298 people aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 begins and ends in the Kremlin office of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Quick, Hide the Past
Washington and Lee University is removing the Confederate flags from the place they occupied in the chapel, where one of its namesakes lies buried. A group of law students at the university objected to the flags' being displayed there, and so they had to be moved.
Kerry Makes Yet Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment
Here we go again with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leveraging a tragedy to make another "strong case" based on limited evidence. We have already seen this in the case of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and chemical weapons. Now it's Russian President Vladimir Putin's turn for the global smear treatment.
President Obama You Have Crossed A Dangerous, Unprecedented Line
Dear Mr. President, I write to you today as a concerned citizen of our great nation, standing as a witness against your historic actions on the morning of July 21, 2014, actions which I hope you will one day repudiate with deep remorse and regret.
The Export-Import Bank Bill Exposes the DC vs. America Divide
Unsurprisingly, money is behind the Democrats trying to save the Export-Import Bank by any means necessary. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is funded by the bank’s beneficiaries such as General Electric, Boeing and Caterpillar, is in overdrive trying to save the corporate handouts.
Detroit Residents of All Colors Need to Pay Their Water Bills
?There’s nothing in the United States Constitution stating Americans have the right not to pay their bills. In fact, the Declaration of Independence, which gave birth to our nation, notes the only unalienable rights we have are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet thousands of Detroit residents think they have the right not to pay their water bills and demand their water remain on.
Getting Away With Murder
Vladimir Putin is hoping to get away with murder. Last week a civilian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a sophisticated anti-aircraft missile system, and 298 innocent people died as a result. Simple logic and all the early evidence to point to Russia as the guilty party, but Putin smugly believes that he will get off scot-free. And he has good reasons to think so.
Top Dems Can Solve Immigration Housing Crisis
?Attention, illegal immigrant children, gang members and drug smugglers who are still pouring over the border into Texas:
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Mocking the IRS with Reason TV
In some sense, there’s nothing remotely funny about the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party organizations. It is disgusting that a powerful arm of the government became a corrupt vehicle for illegal partisan politics.
North Korea Looks to Joseph Stalin for Foreign Policy Guidance
The Soviets and the Chinese always denied they had a "bolt out of the blue" doctrine because it implied they would be the first to use nuclear weapons in a war. North Korea needs to know that their choice of words carry grave consequences.
Marriage Is a Religious Liberty Issue
How does same-sex marriage affect my life? Why can’t we live and let live?
Lies, Damned Lies, and Missing Hard Drives
In short, the same group that requires private citizens to retain financial records for up to seven years under penalty of law is saying that they are unable to produce two years' worth of electronic correspondence relating directly to an active legal investigation, and furthermore that even if backup tapes of Ms. Lerner's emails did exist at one point, they most likely have been erased since the IRS only retains email records for six months.
Downing of MH-17, Ukrainian Crisis Lay Bare US, European Weakness
The downing of Malaysia Flight 17 casts new light on just how inept and decadent the United States and Europe have become.
Higher Wages is Biggest Threat to Economy?
I know it is perverse that the greatest fear on Wall Street is not geopolitical events or corporate earnings but instead it is the idea of Main Street getting a bigger paycheck.
Judge Uses Pizza to Defend Recent Pro-Obamacare Ruling
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated a major provision of Obamacare. However, just a few hours later, the Richmond Appeals Court ruled 3-0 the opposite way, citing pizza in its explanation.
The Brilliance of Obamanomics
Nearly 10 million new jobs were created in the past 5 years…But, before you slap an Obama ‘16 sticker on your car (are those stickers available yet?), you may want a little bit of context for this stunning validation of Keynesian economics.
Of course, many will say that the world has always been a difficult and dangerous place and headlines like these are sometimes easy to be found. It seems however that most recently the struggle has been to keep these happenings from becoming headlines.
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Obamacare Takes a Big Hit in the Courts
The courts have found another illegal aspect of Obamacare. (Of course, our Commander in Chief has declared war on the judicial branch by refusing to acknowledge their ruling.) Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, joined the show to discuss the latest blow to Obamacare’s survival
Bordering on Madness
In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!"