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Is the GOP still The Stupid Party?

In an article titled, The Looming Republican Disgrace, National Review’s Ri...
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Avik Roy: Why CBO projections of GOP health bills all look about the same

If you’ve been following the health care debate for the past several months you’ve seen the estimates put out by the Congressional Budget Office. All of those estimates have shown millions fewer people would have insurance in 2026 under the GOP plans. In fact, different approaches to the bill have...

Someone just tried to trademark the swastika and the N-word

Back in June we received the long awaited ruling from the Supreme Court over the trademark issue by the rock band, The Slants. Denying them a trademark to protect their intellectual property based on the offensive nature of ...

White House: Trump will sign the new bill that ties his hands on Russia sanctions

Makes sense if you read this post yesterday about the bill, although I’m still a little surprised to see Trump acquiesce. “Aides say the quickest way to get Trump to do something is to tell him he can’t,” wrote Mike Allen this morning about the uproar over potential...

A Party Out of Ideas

(Steven Hayward) So the Democrats have unveiled a new slogan for the next election cycle: “A Better Deal.” “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future” is the new slogan hatched after month...

Govt fines three major airlines, but for the wrong reasons

We’ve discussed the current, incredibly awful state of commercial air travel in the country here more times than I can keep track of. (Well, unless you can afford to fly First Class or charter/own a private jet, that is.) But what can conceivably be done about it? Back in May a group of senators g...

Pompeo on the leaks

(Scott Johnson) The inauguration of President Trump we have been treated to leaks of classified information by current and former government officials to their friends at the New York Times, the Washington Post and other mainstream media organs. The leaks have become a flood of crisis proportions. Two months ago, for example, New York Times reporters Matthew Rosenberg and Adam Goldman relied on their friends among “current and former intelligence officials” to perform a...

Sunday reflection: Matthew 13:24–43

This morning’s Gospel reading is Matthew 13:24–43: Jesus proposed another parable to the crowds, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then we...

Clown show follies with the Times

(Scott Johnson) When three Somali Minnesotans went to trial in Minneapolis last year on terrorism charges, the New York Times skipped the proceedings. Times reporter Jack Healy arrived in town just in time for the verdicts. Healy’s article reporting the verdicts, written with freelancer Matt Furber, turned for comment to Burhan Mohumed, a “community organizer” and friend of the def...

The Gray Lady goes full Don Rickles over Sean Spicer

When asked about his acerbic, insult-driven comedic style, Don Rickles famously answered, My humor is an attitude. It’s an attitude which has been borrowed by many others in the modern era, often with great success, particularly on the late night talk circuit. With all that in mind, let̵...

Proverbs Challenge: Day Seventeen

Proverbs 17 1Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife. 2 A slave who deals wisely will rule over a child who acts shamefully, and will share the inheritance as one of the family. 3 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, but the Lord tests the heart. 4 An evildoer listens ...

Sunday Morning Opera: Sharkweek

Yes, you can find a way to celebrate Sharkweek via opera! Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear And it shows them pearly white Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe And he keeps it,...

No Groping, Damn It!

(John Hinderaker) American liberals want to take in lots of Islamic refugees from the Middle East and Africa, presumably because that policy has been so successful in Europe. This is, of course, a dubious premise, as we have noted many times. This story comes from Austria, and it must be legit ...

Teens who taunted drowning man could face charges

Not everyone can be a hero. Some people are cowards. And then there are those who are something much worse than cowards. The five Florida teenagers who taunted a drowning man are this week’s example of what something worse looks like. As 31-year-old Michael Dunn struggled to stay above water in...

Sen. Corker supports ‘repeal and delay’ of Obamacare

Sen. Bob Corker changes mind and says he will support ‘repeal and delay’ of Obamacare ...

Calvinist Explores An Old Theology Overtaking Young Christians

R.C. Sproul is featured in the soon-to-be released documentary Calvinist Calvinist, a soon-to-be released documentary by Les Lanphere is about a new generation discovering the Reformation and embracing the doctrine that it brought us. More young Christians...

Looks like Scaramucci was doing more than just donating to Obama

After Anthony Scaramucci was named the new White House communications director it took only moments for people to let slip the Google hounds of online research and dig up some interesting tidbits. The first one which caught my attention was a max single contributor donation he made to Barack Obama̵...

President Trump is Responsible for Hillary Clinton Not Being Prosecuted

Hillary Clinton speaks at rally in Phoenix, AZ on March 21, 2016. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (CC-By-SA 2.0) Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (CC-By-SA 2.0) President Donald Trump in a Tweet suggested that Special Counsel ...

Wonder How Many Trump Haters Will Insist That Spicer Was Fired?

Spicer Speaks Out After White House  Ouster Source: Fox News 19 ...

House and Senate defy Trump, reach deal on Russia sanctions that WH can’t ease

I’m genuinely surprised to see congressional Republicans stiff Trump on something that’s so important to him, although maybe they feel they no longer have a choice. After the revelation about Don Jr’s meeting with the Russian lawyer, no GOPer in Washington wants to bet heavily on the White House’s innocence in Russiagate. Taking a tough anti-Russia — and anti-Trump — stance on relations with Moscow is insurance for Republicans in case Mueller produces...