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(Scott Johnson) Glenn Reynolds links to a Daily Mail article highlighting usage notes issued by a gay rights official at the University of Tennessee, where Glenn teaches. The university official has advised staff and students to stop using “he” and “she” – and switch ...
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Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 8-29-15

the-truth-network-des-moines-studioShane Vander Hart talks to former Texas Governor Rick Perry about his presidential campaign, coffee, and they discuss a few issues as well. Chris Rohloff filled in as the show producer and co-host while both Brian Myers and Ron Carlson were gone.  Chris and Shane discuss New...

Sheriff’s deputy executed in Texas Update: Suspect in custody

Yet another assassin strikes See updates below. A sheriff’s deputy in the Houston, Texas area was murdered execution style overnight in what a local district attorney is calling “an act of cowardice and brutality the likes of which I’ve never seen.” Deputy Darren H. Goforth, age...

The Week in Pictures: Groundhog Day Edition

(Steven Hayward) Yeah, I know, it isn’t anywhere near February 2, but I go away for two weeks and I expect that some things might have changed while I was away. But no: the news is still: Trump, Trump, China, Trump, Hillary emails, Trump, the stock market, Trump, Biden??, Trump, Trump, NFL pre-season, Trump, and the Kardashians, whoever they are. Trump-Kardashian 2016? Or how about Trump-Jenner? ...

Life Goes On…

SCAN0013Desmond has a barrow in the market place Molly is the singer in a band Desmond says to Molly, “Girl I like your face” And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand Ob-la-di, ob-la-da life goes on brah La la how the life goes on Ob-la-di, ob-la-da life goes on brah...

Franklin County GOP Supports Defunding Planned Parenthood

Photo credit: Anita Morrill Photo credit: Anita Morrill At our August Central Committee meeting held on Monday, August 3, 2015, the Franklin County Republicans passed a motion approving the group’s name, “Franklin County Republican Central Committee” to be added to Personhood Iowa’s petition callin...

Dem party leaders attacked for “rigging” the nomination process

(Paul Mirengoff) It seemed like a good idea at the time. Hillary Clinton would be coronated by the Democrats, so there was no need for many debates, Keep the number of them low — six in total, with only four before the Iowa caucus — and thereby minimize the risk that Clinton will look bad before a large audience. It’s less clear now that this is a good idea. The many Democratic voters who don’t want a coronation would welcome more debates. Moreover, if th...

Exclusive: Should the GOP Steal Jefferson from Dems? [With Comment by John on Jackson]

(Steven Hayward) One of my fellow cruisers on the Baltic Sea last week was Seth Lipsky of the New York Sun, who wrote a terrific column about 10 days ago for the New York Post arguing that since Democrats are giving up on Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson (because, at bottom, Democrats dislike and/or are ashamed of America’s history), Republicans ought ...

Take a Lesson From Trump: Stand Up to the Media

(John Hinderaker) There are several reasons why Donald Trump is popular with Republicans, even though he probably isn’t a Republican himself, and certainly is not a conservative. One of them is the way he stands up to left-wing media. This is a classic, from earlier today: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said “CNN is terrible” after one of its reporters asked him about...

Hillary Doubles Down: Republicans Are Nazis, Too

(Steven Hayward) So what happens when a politician says, “I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants”? Oh wait, the person who said that was Senator Hillary Clinton, to WABC Radio’s John Gambling in a 2003 interview. Whatever. Today Hillary trumped (heh) her suggestion yesterday that Republicans are the moral equivalent of Islamic terrorists by suggesting the GOP...

Obama Lawlessness: Speaking of Science Fraud. . .

(Steven Hayward) Last year we reported on the case of John Beale, the career EPA employee who was busted for fraud for claiming to be a covert CIA operative while bilking the EPA for years as one of its highest paid employees, who was spending his time at home figuring out how to, in his own words, “modify the DNA of the capitalist system…” Because government bureaucrats like Beale are just so ...

Priorities: FDA cracks down on vegan mayonnaise labeling

As always, the Food and Drug Administration has its eye on the ball and its arms around freedom…in a big, stifling bear hug. The Founders no doubt intended that the federal government would have a passel of people in charge of telling successful condiment producers what they can put on their labels. For freedom. In […] Read this post » ...

Great news from Obama: This nuclear deal “solves” the problem of Iran as an existential threat to Israel

Stupid. Did I hallucinate the part of the deal that gives Iran the west’s blessing to start enriching uranium again in 15 years? And not just to enrich but to enrich with far more efficient technology, shrinking the “breakout” ...

Clinton vs. Clinton?

(Steven Hayward) Over at Commentary today Noah Rothman raises a great question: by tacking left to reflect the current center of gravity in the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton is essentially repudiating the policy orientation of her husband’s presidency: Does Hillary Clinton believe her husband’s presidency set the Democratic ...

University of Tennessee to students: Diversity means using new made-up pronouns for trans students

“Oh, nice to meet you, [insert name]. What pronouns should I use?” Via the Examiner, I’d do what they say. In our alarming new culture of rage against microaggressions, doing otherwise might get you shot. Rather than make brutish assumption...

WaPo: Trump’s poll rise no longer looks like Perry’s and Gingrich’s 2012 flash-in-the-pan surges

Yuge. I’ve seen this comparison made a lot lately and still haven’t figured out why the Gingrich and Perry boomlets of 2012 should be a useful baseline for measuring the Trump boomlet this year. The dynamics of the two campaigns are completel...

CEI: Obama Administration’s Regulatory Moves Ambush Workers and Economy

CEI: Obama Administration’s Regulatory Moves Ambush Workers and Economy ...

Majority of Voters Believe Obama, Kerry Misleading Public on Iran Deal, Poll Says

Majority of Voters Believe Obama, Kerry Misleading Public on Iran Deal, Poll Says ...

The Green Energy Scam Exposed by . . . Berkeley!?!

(Steven Hayward) The Energy Institute at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley has posted a working paper entitled “The Distributional Effects of U.S. Clean Energy Tax Credits.” The paper is a devastating indictment of who’s getting Cecil the Lion’s share of the tax credits. If this were any other cause than “green energy,” the Left would be...

Who’s to Blame For Murders of Virginia Journalists? Congress!

(John Hinderaker) That’s what Democratic Senator Chris Murphy says: I think change is going to happen. I just don’t think that democracy can work with when you have 90 percent of the American public that want changes in our gun laws and Congress not responding. This is sheer fantasy. In fact, only a minority of Americans want stricte...