Shutting Down the Government

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We’re doing the shutting down the government thing again? President Trump met today in the White House with Democrat leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer to talk about the president’s priorities and the long and short of it came down to this: If Congress (one-half of which will be run by the Democrats) […]

Election Aftermath

Election aftermath 2018

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The 2018 election aftermath is a flat, dry wasteland with the sun-bleached skulls of of the defeated dotting the desolate landscape. At least, that’s how it seems to be portrayed on Twitter. Predictions: Correct! My predictions from election day—which were really nothing more than the conventional wisdom—turned out to be correct. With a handful of […]

Election Day 2018

Election Day 2018

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Today is Election Day 2018, unless you’re a Democrat, in which case it’s tomorrow. The nice thing about running your own site, is that that old, lame joke doesn’t get you banned. What’s going to happen? Answer: I don’t know. The consensus seems to be that the Democrats will take the House; by 20+ seats […]

Kavanaugh Confirmed

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Saturday afternoon, Judge Brett Kavanaugh became Justice Brett Kavanaugh after being confirmed by the Senate in a 50-48 vote. Two weeks ago I appeared on Dave Congalton’s radio show to talk about my two previous posts on the Kavanaugh confirmation process and the more recent live testimony by Kavanaugh and his primary accuser, Christine Blasey […]

The Sliming Of Kavanaugh Continues

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Another day, another baseless charge against Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the sliming continues. Some on the political right encouraged the Senate last week to ignore the non-credible and unsupported charges of Christine Blasey Ford and go ahead and confirm Kavanaugh to a seat on the Supreme Court. They argued that Ford’s repeated requests for delays […]

The Kavanaugh Hit Job

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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh appeared headed toward a narrow, partisan, confirmation to a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States this time last week before California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein decided to slime him. The charge For two months, Feinstein had been sitting on a letter from Christine Blasey […]

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The Wrong Way to Restore Media Credibility

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Today, at the behest of the Boston Globe, more than 350 newspapers, large and small, are publishing editorials taking aim at President Donald Trump’s constant complaining about “Fake News” and the biased news media. This is the wrong way to restore media credibility in the people who already mistrust what reporters are telling them. Two papers […]

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Cakes, Guns, and willful animus

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If I asked a liberal Colorado baker to make a pro-Second Amendment cake in the shape of a gun, could they refuse my business based upon their conscience? I bring this up not because it’s happened, but because what’s happened this week in Colorado brings to mind a lot of what is happening in our […]

Free speech and anti-gun hysteria

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This has been a banner week for attacks on free speech and general anti-gun hysteria from the usual corners. Open carry coming soon I spent an hour Monday talking with Dave Congalton about a recent decision from a 3-judge panel of the 9th Circuit that found a right for law-abiding citizens to openly carry a […]

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Banning plastic straws

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Research done by a 9-year-old has identified the newest environmental evil: plastic straws. Now woke cities across the nation are banning plastic straws. Over at Reason magazine, Christian Britschgi lays out the numbers, and the ultimate effect (none) that the bans will have on plastic straw pollution. At most, straws account for about 2,000 tons of […]