Why The Mary Burke “Plagiarism” Story Matters
Andrew Kaczynski at Buzzfeed has a detailed analysis of how Wisconsin’s Democratic candidate for governor, Mary Burke, “plagiarized” the “jobs plan” on her website from three prior Democratic gubernatorial candidates. As Moe Lane noted earlier today, the really hilarious part of this story is that two of these three candidates lost, and the third won in blue Delaware in 2008. But there’s another reason why | Read More »
Joe Biden praises Bob Packwood at Democrat women’s conference
Joe Biden has had a tough week. Earlier in the week he used the anti-Semitic slur “Shylock” to refer to unethical bankers and was forced to issue an apology. Today he was speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership forum and decided to wax nostalgic about how the Republican party used to be: According to attendees, Biden singled out former Sen. Bob Packwood of Oregon as | Read More »
Ninth Circuit agrees school can ban American flag
Yesterday, the US Ninth Circuit confirmed a February decision by a panel of that court that school officials can forbid students who are American citizens from wearing American flag themed clothing to school because of the threats made against those students (see earlier RedState coverage here and here). Rejecting free speech arguments from parents, Republican lawmakers and conservative groups, a federal appeals court on Wednesday refused | Read More »
The dishonesty of assault weapon laws
Last week an op-ed from left wing “investigative jounalism” non-profit, ProPublica appeared in the New York Times. Surprisingly, it laid out the fraudulent nature of the legal attacks on “assault weapons” and showed the actual damage it is doing to the reduction of attacks committed with the use of firearms. Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over | Read More »
The GOP’s Era of No Feelings
A look at almost all the polling shows that this is supposed to be the GOP’s year. The Republican Party has everything to gain – control of the Senate, greater control of the House, an effective means of stopping the President Barack Obama’s agenda. It is difficult – though not entirely impossible – to imagine the GOP not meeting at least their goal for the Senate. | Read More »
Scots Stay in the U.K. and Alibaba Comes to Wall Street
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Scottish vote for independence, Alibaba’s IPO and if it may be their foothold into America.
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Quinnipiac Downgrades Udall To Toast In Colorado.
“Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall trails U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, his Republican challenger, 48 – 40 percent among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Independent candidate Steve Shogan gets 8 percent. With Shogan out of the race, Rep. Gardner leads 52 – 42 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This survey of likely voters can not be compared with | Read More »
Yesterday in the Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove sounded the alarm. Republicans are not doing as well as they should given the election dynamic. According to Rove, “Republican candidates and groups must step up if they are to substantially reduce that gap . . . . [R]educing the Democratic cash advantage will tip the needle in the GOP’s direction. That will only happen if Republicans | Read More »