Archive for March 2016

In praise of a good Judge

Jahvell Forrest was 20 years old when he shot Aurora, Colorado police Officer Ryan Burns in the leg during a November, 2014 traffic stop. He was held in the Adams County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond since his arrest a few days after the shooting. As to why he fired a gun at…

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The Good Wife in Action

The video below is a local news report from St. Paul, Minnesota about a man who was attacked by a gang of young men (15 to 30 of them!) in his driveway.  He came home to find them in his driveway engaged in some sort of gambling. When he asked them to leave they assaulted…

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Trump would be the first orange-skinned president

Trump charactures will look something like this: Red State reports the the media is about to unload stories on Trump’s Mafia ties. He doesn’t have direct ties but apparently some of his business partners did. That wouldn’t be unusual. Every tycoon has probably had business partners with mafia ties because the mafia is heavily involved…

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Plenty of precedent for GOP to hold up on Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Democrats started the whole thing by the their shameless behavior in the Robert Bork hearings in 1987 and have been proceeding apace with holding up Republican nominees ever since. Steven Hayward explains that their is pleanty of precedent and justification for the GOP in this: Lately I’ve been arguing with lefty acquaintances of mine who…

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On the immigration crime wave in Europe

European countries have two options, apparently: they can regulate immigration to benefit their own citizens, or they can warn women to stay indoors at night. So far, they have mostly chosen the latter course, but it is hard to see how that policy preference can be sustained for long. —John Hinderaker When it became apparent…

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The Trump Phenomenon may not end well

If Trump is the Republican nominee and goes on to lose the general election to Hillary Clnton, the Republican establishment will get the last laugh. Except that it won’t be funny. It will be a disaster for the those who gave their support to Trump and made his phenomenon a possibility. Many of these people are the dispossesed…

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No Promise Left Unbroken: How the GOP Begat Donald Trump

Andrew McCarthy at National Review: “In the House and the Senate, we own the budget.” It was August 2014, the stretch run before the midterm elections, and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell was making promises to voters about how he and his party would face down Barack Obama’s lawless presidency. Put us in charge, he…

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Citizens with guns save lives — over and over

Hatchet-wielding man killed by customer at 7-Eleven King County Sheriff’s investigators say a man with a hatchet was killed after he tried to attack a 7-Eleven store clerk Sunday morning in White Center. They say a customer was sitting inside the store drinking coffee around 5:45 a.m. when a man wearing a mask entered the…

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Mellinnials lack the skills needed for a productive life

A report  by Educational Testing Service using data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), finds that millennials, those young adults born between 1980-2000, fall behind their international peers in their ability to read and write, they lack math proficiency, and they aren’t very good problem solvers in technical matters. One central message that…

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