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The Battle For The Soul Of The Republican Party

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  [5440 note: this is an adaptation of a presentation given by the author at the TechRoanoke Conference in Bellevue, WA, June 2014] There is a battle on for the soul of the GOP. But to clarify, I’m NOT going to be talking about the 800lb gorilla in the room. The factional infighting, the purity […]

“Investing” in Dems is Like Lending to “Eddie Mush” | JSL Consulting

Guest post from John LaRosa. via “Investing” in Dems is Like Lending to “Eddie Mush” | JSL Consulting. Hi, my name is John…and, a long time ago, I was a degenerate gambler. Why do I tell this to the world…or, more accurately, the four people who read my blog? Simple. Every time a “progressive” talks […]

False Premise Number One: “Something vs. Nothing” | JSL Consulting

Guest post from my buddy John LaRosa. Good read as always. via False Premise Number One: “Something vs. Nothing” | JSL Consulting. I’m tired. I’m really, really tired. Am I getting old? Yes. But while I certainly prefer aging to its alternative, my sprint toward transitional assisted living and perpetual underground residency is not what […]

Guest Post: “RINO” vs. “Moderate Republican” | JSL Consulting

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My buddy John LaRosa has a compelling new post at his blog: “RINO” vs. “Moderate Republican” | JSL Consulting.   In case you haven’t noticed, there is a battle going on, and I’m not talking about the “war on” poverty, drugs, illiteracy or terror. The conflict I’m talking about is taking place within the Republican Party. In […]

Oregon HB 2306 Aims To Undermine Political Parties In Oregon

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I do not think it wise to pass HB 2306 for a number of reasons. My understanding is that the effect of this bill will designate all county and city elections as nonpartisan across the entire state, and that it will eliminate the ability of the precinct committee persons in a district to submit suggestions for replacement office holders in the case of a vacancy in local public office.

Americans Can No Longer Afford Détente With The Socialist Left

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For decades after World War II, both parties followed an uneasy strategy of détente with the Soviet Union, trying to appease communist demands while appearing “reasonable.”   The Soviets played them for the suckers they were, increasingly demanding more accommodations as their strength and aggression grew. When Ronald Reagan burst onto the political scene, he threw détente out […]

Gun Owners Accept State Bribes In Exchange For Weapons, Surrender Their Guns

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I’m sure that robbers, rapists, murderers, drug dealers, gang members and the criminally insane were the first in line to surrender their weapons, right?   Sleep well, gullible citizens. Becket Adams reports at The Blaze: Days after a deadly shooting in Newton, Conn., that left 26 people dead, including 20 children, a state-sponsored cash-for-guns program […]

Democrat Congressman: ‘The State Ought to Have a Monopoly on Legitimate Violence’

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Because when the State commits acts of mass murder, it’s “legitimate,” right? Just ask the unarmed victims of Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Kim Il Sung, Milosevic, Castro, Saddam Hussein… Elizabeth Harrington reports at CNS News: Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said only the federal government should have “high-capacity” gun magazines and that the “state ought […]

Right to Work

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With the protests breaking out in Michigan over right to work legislation, I thought a little history was in order, because right to work is about protecting workers. And somehow I bet “We have the right to take your money” isn’t on any of the pro-union protest signs… Take a listen: I Spy Minute for […]

Obama Takes Hard Line, Promises To Go Over Fiscal Cliff If Marxist Demands Aren’t Met

This is not going to end well. John Gizzi reports at Human Events: In terms that are easily the toughest-sounding it has so far uttered on the subject, the White House today insisted again that taxes “have to go up on millionaires and billionaires” and that the President “will not sign an extension” of present […]

13-Year-Old Jenny Gives Report Cards to Obama and Romney

13-Year-Old Jenny Gives Report Cards to Obama and Romney

A brave girl. If you want to understand how brave, read the comments at YouTube. Jenny is a 13-year-old 8th grader who’s been interested in politics for a couple of years. She was confused about the claims of the Democrats and the claims of the Republicans. So, she decided to look at the facts and […]

Apparently, They Vote

According to some, what is needed here is a mixture of pot and politics; a sort of grass-roots potlitical movement to move us all in the direction long advocated by King (no, not Dr. King; think Rodney): can’t we all just get along? Rodney, it must be remembered, was a noted authority on the subject; […]

The State Of The Union

The conventions are over, which is a good thing for Democrats, as this one was perhaps the weirdest they’ve managed since 1968. Truth be told, most casual observers could see the train wreck coming a mile away. Once the speaker line-up for the convention’s opening day had been released, the ensuing circus was completely predictable. First, the […]

Dems, White House Scramble To Pin ‘Fast And Furious’ Scandal On Bush

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Liberals lie blaming Bush for Fast and Furious View on YouTube Yes, they really do think we’re that stupid. Doug Ross appropriately queries: If any of this stuff had Bush’s fingerprints on it, then why would Obama exert Executive Privilege? To protect Bush? From Investors Business Daily: Dubbed “Operation Wide Receiver,” the Bush-era operation was […]

Latest Democrat Hysteria: Republicans Want To Poison Children!

Of course! Because the GOP supposedly believe in “dirtier air, dirtier water,” right? From the Washington Examiner: President Obama suggested this evening that the Republican governing agenda will lead to “poisoning our kids” with pollution. “I believe that it is part of our solemn responsibility to future generations that we look after this planet; that […]

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  • Hirst could be the tipping point for state’s endangered rural Democrats June 22, 2017
    For all the enthusiasm I hear from my party about saving endangered species, I wish there was a little more sympathy for the most endangered creature of all – the Democrat who represents a rural district. There aren’t many of us left, and the way things are going this year, our line may die out […]
  • Budget stalemate puts state’s financial reputation at risk June 21, 2017
    It takes a lot of time and dedication to build a good reputation but it takes only one bad choice to destroy it in an instant. As state treasurer, I carry this lesson with me every day as I work with other state officials and dedicated treasury staff to manage our state’s finances in a […]
  • Wire Poll on Mayor Race, Re-Wire Policy Conference, Government shutdown June 21, 2017
    We have poll results out from our first Wire Poll, and some suggested topics to share for this fall’s first Re-Wire Policy Conference. So, while summer is just days away, we’ve got a few things we think are worth keeping your eye on as you find time to hit the beach and mountains this season. […]
  • New Driving Data June 23, 2017
    The Federal Highway Administration has just released urban highway statistics for 2015, including the miles of roads and daily vehicle miles of driving by road type and “selected characteristics” for each urban area, including population, land area, freeway lane miles, and similar information. These data are quite useful as they allow interregional comparisons as well […]
  • The Transit Apocalypse June 22, 2017
    With declining ridership, growing costs, and increasing competition, the nation’s transit industry is on the verge of complete collapse. The trends leading to this collapse appear to be permanent, yet transit officials across the country are pretending they are only temporary. Instead of preparing for the collapse, they are simply seeking more subsidies. The Antiplanner […]
  • Response to Congestion Report June 21, 2017
    Two weeks ago, the Center of the American Experiment published a report by the Antiplanner showing that traffic congestion in Minneapolis-St. Paul was the deliberate result of the region’s Metropolitan Council’s plans to increase congestion in order to get more people to ride transit, walk, or bicycle. The Antiplanner quoted Met Council documents saying that […]