Answer this question on paper without looking up the answer: Q: Which kills more people: guns or diabetes?
Now that Boehner’s “Plan B” strategy has blown up like a poisoned dog, here’s what Boehner will do.
According to the FBI: Domestic terrorism is the unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual based and operating entirely within the United States or Puerto Rico without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives.
[Originally posted on Redstate.com] English was my favorite subject in school, so much so that I can still recite from memory large passages of the books we read, like A Separate Peace:
For the past four years. conservatives have worried more about being right while liberals worried about winning.
The 3 million McCain voters who didn’t vote for Romney? They’re dead.
I’ve gotten a lot of emails and comments asking for more information on the special election process in Missouri’s 8th Congressional District.
I bet ten bucks on a sentimental favorite to win. Sure, he’s old, and reports say he didn’t train as hard as he might have.
In an open Republican primary in Missouri’s 8th Congressional District, a solid conservative would beat an establishment “my turn” Republican, hands down.
Encouraging Boehner to shut down the government is the surest way to end conservatism as a practical political alternative.
I wrote yesterday that if you need someone to blame, blame me. Don’t blame bogeymen.
Colleges in the United States are systematically destroying free speech, free thought, and creative writing.
**UPDATE Union Declares Victory AsHostess Goes Out of Business. No more Ho Hos.
We heard it repeatedly during the Iraq wars: air power alone cannot win.
If you think federal regulation is bad today, just wait. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Consider these numbers: * **9.8 million** * <del>**11.6 million **</del>**16.8 million** * **55%** * **61%** Between the 2008 and 2012 elections:
If you can’t find full-time work, blame Obamacare. One reason the Middle Class has shriveled and wages shrunk over the the past four years is underemployment.
Here’s What To Do Today And On Election Day Tuesday is the most important election of your life, but voting is never enough.
Barack Obama ridiculed George W. Bush for Katrina. As people starve and beg for water in Rockaways, Obama’s promises to create heaven on earth through government look foolish and born of ignorance.
You have a choice. You can drive that change, or you can be swallowed by it.
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Gallup released its early voting poll today, and it shows Mitt Romney winning 52% to 45%—right in line with their Likely Voter poll numbers.
Nate Silver publishes a daily number that represents Barack Obama’s chances of being re-elected.
The fog of war is lifting from Benghazi, and what lies beneath should shame Obama’s most ardent supporters.
A lot of people want to know how to vote on the ballot measures and major offices in 2 weeks.
Some of the “cool” kids say they like socialism. Of course they have no emotional clue what socialism is.
Robin Carnahan, the Democrat Missouri Secretary of State, writes ballot language like the editorial page editor of the Post-Dispatch.
CNN’s Candy Crowley talks politics during KMOX’s Total Information AM every Friday. KMOX Presents Crowley as a credible source of political information.
A couple weeks ago, Joe Biden made the news by declaring that the middle class in America has been getting dumped on ever since he and Obama took their oaths of office.
Barack Obama’s performance was not nearly as bad as Romney’s performance was good.
Conservatives love cracking on government and its unintended consequences. How often does a government initiative give us backassward results?
You get the feeling that Rex Sinquefield holds a grudge against his home state, and he’s using some of his fortune to punish us.
Ed Martin’s new TV commercial is excellent for many fundamental marketing reasons. Ed’s energy, commitment, and love of people shines through.
Arguably, the most important battles for economic liberty in the next four years will be between states and the government in Washington.
[caption id="" align=“alignright” width=“180”] Barack Obama (Photo credit: jamesomalley)[/caption] The smartest man in the world can’t make a gaffe, surely.
A couple years ago, a lot of folks believed that victory in 2010 would be a cakewalk.
A genius is someone who can hold contrary concepts simultaneously in mind.
[caption id="" align=“alignright” width=“463”] Buckley (right) and L. Brent Bozell Jr. promote their book McCarthy and His Enemies, 1954 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption]
[caption id="" align=“alignright” width=“300”] The Gadsden flag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] We’re past Empty Chair Day.
You will irritate the the left. And you will like it.
The story Isaac is about tests of faith. God commanded Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, his only son, born after Abraham and Sarah had given up hope of conceiving.
[caption id="" align=“alignright” width=“300”] Todd Akin: member of the United States House of Representatives.
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A few weeks ago, I blogged about loyalty to people and loyalty to principles.
America is suffocating under an amazing tax burden, but most Americans STILL underestimate how much their tax bill really is.
Even though Congress is winding down, there are dangerous bills on the desk.
A friend from Dallas just called me. He said he met two conservatives from Ballwin who’d love to be involved in movement conservatism .
Choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate was a great Romney move. Looking ahead, Romney sees movement conservatives working hard right up to the election—even if he or his advisors continues to say stupid things.
Thanks, so much, to the candidates who took a moment to respond to my survey.
I’m interesting in a few things about candidates. If you are a candidate for the Missouri legislature or for statewide office, I invite you take this short questionnaire.
According to research from Missouri Education Watchdog, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) agreed to surrender Missouri’s education voice under Obama’s “Race to the Top” scheme.
Missouri’s primary is August 7. Missouri’s Republicans now litter the airwaves and in-boxes with smears against their Republican opponents.
Here’s a screen grab from RealClearPolitics.com’s presidential tracking poll: RCP aggregates dozens of polls to produce its RCP average.
If you believe that 92 percent of people need to have most aspect of their lives managed by experts, then a second Obama term will make you happy.
At the Pachyderm Club’s national convention last year, I overheard a Republican Missouri State Representative talking about HB 609.
Sometimes the folks at Business Insider get fairly simple ideas ass backwards. Take their Winners and Losers story on the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision.
We throw around big scary words like “tyranny” too much. I’m guilty myself.
It won’t look like decay to many. John Roberts will be the toast of the political class for years to come.
In the Ronald Reagan movie Kings Row, Reagan plays Drake McHugh, whose legs are sawn off by a sadistic, class-conscious doctor.
I love some things about Business Insider. Mostly its great headlines. Unfortunately, sometimes its writers show an ignorance of basic economics in their rush to catapult Obama to a second term.
In a column intended to attract readers, not to promote hard economics, Rotman University economist Richard Florida declares that home ownership is terrible for the US Economy.
Pack clothes, flags, and signs for an Obamacare Tea Party at Forest Park on Art Hill this week.
I had to go to the doctor today. The reason’s not important. Here’s what is:
In 2008, we heard all about the youth movement for Obama. We heard that the enormous Millennial Generation, born between 1982 and 2001, would destroy the GOP and everything America once stood for–like jobs, family, faith, and hard work.
As Obama and his myrmidons continue to make asses of themselves by arguing that no one should ever put their own capital at risk, it seems timely to point out that Solyndra, and the White House’s many gambles on hypothetical energy companies, is not a fair comparison to Mitt Romney’s work at Bain & Co.
Looks like about $1.2 billion of JP Morgan’s $2 billion loss involved Henry Blodget’s 401k.
Analogies say more about the speaker than about the subject. Candy Crowley told KMOX Radio listeners on Friday that Tea Party groups resemble the Balkans without guns.
Cambridge, MA—Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren donned a pink headdress and performed, what she called, an “authentic Indian rain dance” during a press conference today.
[caption id=“attachment_12133” align=“alignnone” width=“359”] President Obama looks over the menu before a campaign backyard barbecue in Ohio.
Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley and Senate Leader Kevin Engler never tire of implementing Obama’s totalitarian agenda.
The new fad among Democrats is to see how many illegal aliens they can pack into a voting booth.
There are many stories about Mitt Romney’s evil-doings when he ran Bain Capital, a $1 billion company famous for buying troubled companies and making money off them.
The only surprise here is that the NYT’s own ombudsman admits that the paper is Obama’s best friend:
John McCain knew that Obama’s minions orchestrated massive voter fraud in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
What the hell’s going on at NYT? First, they do a piece on Andrew Breitbart.
The look on George “Stephie” Stephanopoulos’s face was priceless. He had to say it.
Let me get this straight. Secret Service Agents and some military guys brought more than 20 – count ‘em, _twenty _– hookers to a hotel in Cartagena, Columbia.
When Obama decreed that Catholics shall support and provide chemical abortions,he wasn’t promoting women.
Jack Lew, Obama’s Chief of Staff, says Obamacare law gives the President the power make rules regarding your health.
Last night, someone asked me, “who’s the most influential person in your iPhone contacts?
Is the Tea Party dead? That’s the big question this week around the Lake of the Ozarks.
The After Party is Thursday, April 19, at 7 pm. The location is Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clayton.
The man who’s 2009 rant inspired the Tea Party movement shreds Obama’s “soak the rich” plan.
A Former Governor and a Famous St. Louis Lawyer Indicted for Illegal Contributions to Democrat Party, and A Law Firm Changes Names in Mid-Quote
Everyone else is writing about the news that former Missouri Democrat Governor, Roger Wilson and local lawyer Ed Griesedieck Jr.
November 7, 2012—When the AP called Florida for Obama only twenty minutes after polls closed there (8:00 EDT), any hopes of a Republican presidential victory were dashed.
Sometimes you to just stop and enjoy the view.
First, my prediction: Is Obamacare a tax? (8-1 Against) Technically speaking, if Obamacare is a tax, it could be non-justiciable until implementation.
From Mark Steyn: Justice Ginsburg swung by Cairo last month to help out the lads from the Muslim Brotherhood building the new Egypt: “I would not look to the United States Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012,” she advised them.
We won’t know the result until late June, most likely. And the results of today’s vote could change by then.
The term “United States” is both plural (many states united) and singular (the United States).
When the Supreme Court releases its opinion on the ObamaCare case, America will change fundamentally.
by Bill Hennessy and Jim Durbin John Knowles’s classic novel, A Separate Peace, begins memorably:
I’m often amazed at the weakness of arguments before the Supreme Court. Today, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, attempting to help out the Obama Administration’s fumbling solicitor-general, made the weakest argument I’ve ever heard.
The St. Louis Cardinals were the major league team farthest west and farthest south until the 1950s.
If you think theTea Party’s job was to strengthen the Republican Establishment, stop reading.
I’m honored to return to The Kudlow Report tonight (Wednesday, March 14) at 6:00 pm Central (7 ET) with Larry Kudlow.
When I was on the USS John C. Calhoun, the XO and I were big Rush fans.
From the New York Times: President Obama, who came to office promising transparency and adherence to the rule of law, has become the first president to claim the legal authority to order an American citizen killed without judicial involvement, real oversight or public accountability.
The feminist attorney famous for making herself famous just couldn’t let the Sandra Fluke case go.
Jennifer Pahlka is a remarkable woman. She realized what many have realized: government often fails at its most basic tasks.
Romney=money, Santorum=passion, Gingrich=plan, Paul=principles. We need a blender.
This is a challenge. I want you to grab a pen and paper (or open your favorite note app).
Is the US economy about to collapse worse the Greece’s? Some, like Paul Krugman, say that it’s okay for governments to print unlimited money.
What made Rush Limbaugh so amazing for 24 years was his steadfast resolve.
Yesterday, I blogged about freedom envy—the feeling Americans get when they look at countries where the people get freer every day.
I see is all the time. Supporters of Establishment candidates complain that their opponents are establishment, too.
Marc, at Bad Catholic, rocks. In this post on Obama’s continuing jihad against Christianity, he answers a burning question: did human happiness exist before artificial contraception?
Did you know there is no federal holiday called Presidents Day?
Don’t bother blaming it on poll questions designed to lead respondents. Never mind that it’s a long way until the election.
Are you armed with tickets? If not, get them today. Here’s the details:
Obama’s dictate that Catholic organizations must participate in contraception and abortion has nothing to do with healthcare or rights or contraception or anything of the sort.
“Anybody will beat Obama.” I get some comments and see a lot of tweets about the inevitability that any Republican will win in November.
At some point, each additional GOP Presidential debate becomes just a bigger pain in the .
Two weeks ago, weeks ago, how many Missouri statewide offices did you expect to flip?
Ed Martin Jr. of St. Louis has redirected his fire to the Attorney General race, and this is great news for everyone except Chris Koster.
Think about what’s at stake: * The Supreme Court is one liberal away from imposing a radical, unwritten constitution on the United States * The President has shredded the Constitution by seizing the power to declare when the Senate is or is not in session * The United States has fallen many notches in world prestige * We can no longer fight wars on two fronts * The White House and Democrats in the Senate block every attempt at increasing domestic energy production * Our debt is approaching Greece’s catastrophic levels * The economy, after nearly four years, is flat on its back * America is losing ground on every front * And Obama made it worse
I’m proud to know David Rose. Dr. Rose is chairman of UMSL’s economics department.
Truth is, not all companies, not all business ideas, can make it on their own.
Most Americans know more about forensic evidence in the Casey Anthony case than they do about the Constitution.
Okay, Santorum and Gingrich didn’t get a bump out of their debates over the weekend.
What’s the difference between a caucus and a primary? Who’s allowed to attend a caucus?
Until the clock struck twelve on January 1, that is. That’s when 40,000 – count ‘em, forty thousand—new laws took effect in the United States.