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Jeb Bush PAC and Super PAC: Does This Look Like Coordination to You?

Jeb Bush Announcing that We're Launching the Right to Rise PAC on January 6 2015

“Right to Rise” is the name of both a Political Action Committee gathering campaign contributions for Jeb Bush to run for President, and of a Super PAC that is gathering unregulated campaign contributions to support the general idea of Jeb Bush running for President. Does that sound like a distinction without a difference to you? […]

On Dan Coats, Science, Massaging White Rabbits, And Talking To Football Players

Senator Dan Coats asks us to laugh at the silly study of the benefits of massaging bunny rabbits, but I suggest that we take a step back and actually think about it, rather than just reacting viscerally. […]

Presidential Contender Jeb Bush Speaks to Ohio (Sponsored by 27 Lobbying Firms and Corporations)

Columbus Business First notes that Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush is headline the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, and that “Bush has been trying to consolidate support among possible donors and political leaders” in the populous swing state. What Columbus Business First doesn’t report is that the event has been sponsored […]

Jeb Bush Proposes Presidential Election To Be Held In 2016

Jeb Bush was speaking in support of a big government program that seeks to break up families, separating children from their parents when the children are American citizens and their parents aren’t. […]

Republicans in Virginia, North Carolina and Texas say Religion means you don’t have to Do Your Job

[A tip of the pen to DocDawg, whose blog post on the situation in North Carolina got me all riled up.]

Republican party officials love to proclaim that theirs is the “party of hard work”, that the GOP stands for the idea that Americans should stop whining, show up to work and get the job […]

Roll Call: The Republicans Who Voted To Block Little Spending After They Approved Big Spending

Listed here are the names of the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted to block little spending on efficient travel infrastructure yesterday, but also voted to approve 26.8 billion dollars of big spending on inefficient travel infrastructure just a few months ago. […]

H.J. Res 32: Tim Huelskamp and 32 other Republicans in U.S. Congress Push for More Big Government

Over and over, the Republican Party declares itself to be “the party of small government.” But which party is trying to use the powers of big federal government to tell the people and the states what they can and cannot do? You guessed it — it’s the Republican Party.

Republican Representative Tim Huelskamp of Kansas […]

Ben Carson Says People Voluntarily Choose To Be Gay In Prison

Ben Carson is already fumbling in incoherence, just one day into his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. A person who believes that prison rape proves that being gay is a choice is not the kind of person we need making life and death decisions in the Oval Office. […]

Republicans in Congress Propose Removing The USA From The United Nations

H.R. 1205 would remove the United States from this global forum, and in doing so, would destroy the United Nations itself. H.R. 1205 proposes no alternative to the United Nations. It merely takes the world back to the dark days of the early 20th century. […]

Questions for CPAC

On the morning of February 27 2015, Newt Gingrich issued a call for questions at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) via the Twitter hashtag #CPACQ:

Neither he nor any of the CPAC leadership had bothered to check the #CPAC hashtag they’d started up the day before: people everywhere, not just conservatives, were asking […]

Is Ben Carson Right About Homeschooling and Private Schools?

Ben Carson claims that homeschoolers perform best, and public school students do the worst. Let’s look at some research to see if his claims hold up to scrutiny. […]