Editor’s Note: Digging In: Further Collected Writings of Jay Nordlinger is now available, here. The book has six chapters, and we are running a piece from each of them. The second chapter is “America — Some Snapshots.” The below …
Missouri Becomes the Eleventh Constitutional Carry State
Per KY3, another pointless permitting regime bites the dust:
Missouri lawmakers have overridden a veto of a wide-ranging guns bill that will let more people carry concealed weapons and give them greater legal rights to defend themselves.
The Republican-led Legislature …
A Conservative Cause in Missouri
It’s not often that National Review weighs in on a state attorney general primary. The magazine has made an exception for the race in Missouri, where voters face a stark choice.
Josh Hawley, a native of the state, has defended …
This Is How Myths Are Made
This morning, Politico put out this tweet:
Police shoot man near Ferguson on anniversary of Michael Brown killing http://t.co/ZepdGgGMM8
— POLITICO (@politico) August 10, 2015
Variations on this headline have been popping up on Twitter and on assorted news websites …
No Primary for Missouri’s Special U.S. House Election
Meanwhile, down in Missouri, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson announced she would resign her seat in February to become president and CEO of the the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
The replacement will be selected in a special House …
From this morning’s edition of the Jolt:
A Splitting Head-Akin
Go watch the video of Rep. Todd Akin, the GOP candidate for Senate in Missouri, uttering his infamous comments. Go ahead.
The query is pretty straightforward: “What about in …
Are You Ready for Some Non-Binding Action?
Whoohoo! Non-binding caucuses! Non-binding primaries! Can you smell the excitement?!
Today in Colorado!
Tuesday 7 February 2012: Precinct Caucuses meet in each precinct to choose delegates to the County Assemblies and District Conventions.
There is no formal system applied in the Precinct …
The First Reactions to the Exits, if Not the Exits Themselves
I don’t have the exits, but folks I know in the media and political worlds are getting their first glimpses.
Indicator Number One: I am told that one Democratic strategist, helping a television network with Election Night analysis, just declared …
Jason Kander Talks Trump Video, Roy Blunt
Columbia, Mo. — Republicans are still trying to figure out just what the revelations about Donald Trump over the past five days portend for their other candidates on the ballot in November. But Democrats have quickly seized on the news, and …
Iran, Terrorism, and . . . the Missouri AG Race?
In August, National Review editorialized that conservatives in Missouri had an easy choice in backing Josh Hawley over Kurt Schaefer in the Republican primary for attorney general. Hawley, a law professor, helped Hobby Lobby win its religious-liberty case in the …
Josh Hawley for Missouri AG: An Easy, Conservative Choice
State attorneys general have become a more and more important line of defense against an overreaching federal government. Conservative AGs have been active in trying to get courts to hold the Obama administration to the letter of the Constitution and …
Is This Guy America’s Most Arrogant State Lawmaker?
Also in today’s Jolt:
A Strong Nominee for the Title of America’s Most Arrogant State Lawmaker
Sure, some of the complaints about Common Core can get overwrought. But Common Core advocates have dismissed parents’ concerns with stunning contempt and arrogance. …
For Those Wondering About Missouri Write-in Bids . . .
For Republicans who find the rambling, excuse-making, increasingly incoherent Todd Akin unacceptable as a Senate candidate, here are the rules on a write-in bid:
“write-in candidate” is a person:
whose name is not printed on the ballot (see 115.453(4,5,6) RSMo); and …
Low Turnout? In Non-Binding Contests? Inconceivable!
So, how are Missouri Republicans greeting their chance to participate in a sort-of-hotly-contested primary that will determine exactly no delegates today? Turnout is “very low, much lower than expected.”
The Missouri presidential primary winner won’t receive any delegates, and …
Delegates at Stake Tomorrow: Zero. No, Really.
The good folks at the Republican National Committee send along word about what is really at stake in tomorrow’s caucuses . . . which is . . . not that much:
To: Political Reporters
From: Sean Spicer, RNC Communications Directors
Subj: Reporting on Delegates for …
Fox News Sues Carnahan over Ad
This should be fun:
Fox News Network has field a lawsuit against Democratic Senate hopeful Robin Carnahan over use of station footage in an ad attacking her Republican rival.
Carnahan’s commercial features a 2006 interview by Fox anchor Chris Wallace …