3…2…1… Blast Off!
For those of you in Washington, D.C. today, I’ve got a deal for you — free empanadas. For breakfast, go to the Capitol South metro station. For lunch, head to Farragut Square. Did I mention they are free? The empanadas will be from the food truck, DC Empanadas. You’ll get coffee and other beverages too. This is so exciting and long overdue. Our sister publication, | Read More »
Welcome to the Family, Cathy Taylor
As some of you know, RedState is owed by Eagle Publishing, Inc. One of our sister publications within the Eagle Publishing family is Human Events, Ronald Reagan’s favorite newspaper. Today Eagle Publishing, Inc. announced that Cathy Taylor is set to be the new print and digital editor of Human Events. From the press release: Ms. Taylor has served as the Orange County Register’s Opinion and | Read More »
With Birther Issue Resolved, Trump to Set Sights on China and Taxes – HUMAN EVENTS
My colleague Tony Lee has the latest on Donald Trump. Trump isn’t going to let China go. Potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump essentially forced President Obama to release his long form birth certificate today. With that issue resolved, Trump is likely to focus his sights on policy, such as on China and taxes. Yesterday, Trump signed Grover Norquist’s Americans For Tax Reform’s “no | Read More »
The Human Events Teleforum (updated)
Today Tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. ET, you can join me on a teleforum hosted by Human Events. Details are here. Jason Mattera, Human Events’ Editor, will host the call and I’ll be talking about 2012 races, politics, and policy. You’ll be able to participate and pick my brain. Go here for the details.
Senator Jim DeMint: Conservative Of The Year 2010
Human Events has named Senator Jim DeMint the 2010 Conservative of the Year. They asked me to write the profile. He did not start out a conservative fighter. He was no warrior when he first arrived on Capitol Hill in 1999. Jim DeMint had replaced Rep. Bob Inglis in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District. Inglis had vacated the seat to run a losing race against | Read More »
Republican Senators Must Filibuster Elena Kagan
I’ve got the top story at Human Events today and call on Republians to filibuster. Americans have now learned about the extreme views of Solicitor General Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Kagan’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee contained much clear evidence of her expansive view of federal power and her lack of respect for the 2nd Amendment. Kagan’s views on | Read More »
Obama’s New Welfare State
Mark Skousen has the top story at Human Events today. At investment conferences, I often ask the audience, which consists mainly of mature investors: “How many of them are on Social Security and Medicare?” Most raise their hands. Then I ask, “How many of you are on food stamps?” All the hands go down. Why? Because there’s a means test to qualify for food stamps. | Read More »
Napolitano’s Inept Homeland Security Department
Rowan Scarborough has the top story at Human Events today. In New York’s Time Square, it was a hot dog vendor who spotted a bomb-laden Nissan SUV. The man who parked it there, Faisal Shahzad, was able to board a Persian Gulf-bound jet many hours after Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security, which is in charge of airport screening, knew his identity. In an airliner | Read More »
Everything You Need on Elena Kagan
Human Events has a lot of background information on Elena Kagan today. It is kind of a one stop shop. You can check out these pieces: Supreme Court Sleeper Agent Kagan’s Judicial Hero Vets Blast the Nomination Hatch Says Kagan ‘Very Liberal’
When Sports & Politics Don’t Mix
Elisabeth Meinecke has the top story today at Human Events. One of the cardinal rules of sports organizations is that it always boils down to the fans. That’s why mixing politics and sports, like the Phoenix Suns organization did Wednesday, is tricky. The Suns decided to wear their “Los Suns” jerseys—which they’ve done before—on Cinco de Mayo for their playoff game against the San Antonio | Read More »
Obama Fiddled While the Gulf Burned
Jeff Crouere has the top story at Human Events today. I normally excerpt and get you guys to go over to our sister site to read the rest. But the piece is so awesome and the graphic is so well done, I’m putting up the picture and really hope you guys will click it to go check out Jeff’s article. J
Arizona Gets it Right on Illegal Immigration
James Edwards has the top story at Human Events today on Arizona’s immigration law the left is hyperventilating about. Exercising its sovereign right under the Constitution’s 10th Amendment, Arizona has enacted a law empowering its state and local police officers to use suspected illegal immigrant status as a crime-fighting tool. The law, which GOP Gov. Jan Brewer signed April 23, uses state police authority to | Read More »
VAT Talk Runs Against Desire of the Country
Our own Brian Darling has more on the VAT at Human Events. What is a president to do when his gargantuan spending increases threaten to double the national debt and push the federal government into insolvency? A conservative would put together a commission to eliminate waste, fraud, abuse and unnecessary programs (all those things the federal government is doing but shouldn’t be). A liberal would | Read More »
Bill Clinton, Chris Matthews and others compare Tea Partiers to Oklahoma City Bomber.
Lynn Woolley has the top story at Human Events today. Democrats – terrified of the Tea Party movement – are coming out of the woodwork to warn about the so-called dangerous rhetoric of the right. There are just two problems here. No. 1, the 1st Amendment protects political speech whether anybody likes it or not. No. 2, the hypocrisy of the leftist political class is | Read More »
Rubio’s Campaign Wasn’t Built In a Day
Elisabeth Meinecke has the top story at Human Events today. Marco Rubio was pleased but not distracted with his 57% to 28% lead over Gov. Charlie Crist in this week’s Rasmussen Reports poll for the U.S. Senate GOP primary in Florida. “We didn’t get too excited when we were behind, so we’re not going to get too excited that the one’s showing us ahead,” said | Read More »
Merrick Garland front running as next Justice of the Supreme Court
John Gizzi has the scoop on the Supreme Court pick over at Human Events. Less than a week after Justice John Paul Stevens announced that he will retire from the Supreme Court this summer, the great guessing game among the Chattering Class in the media and on the Washington cocktail circuit began. “Who will succeed Stevens?” people in the know and out of it chorused | Read More »
The ABCs of Repealing ObamaCare
Our own Brian Darling has today’s top story at Human Events. Conservatives want to repeal every single word of ObamaCare. They want ObamaCare euthanized so Congress can start over with true healthcare reform that lowers prices, restores free markets and gets the government out of the decision-making process.
From Watchdog to Lapdog
Rowan Scarborough has the top story on Human Events today. When Karl Rove landed at the White House in 2001 as President Bush’s all-things strategist, an enemy was waiting. Leftist Henry Waxman, who represents ultra-liberal Malibu and Beverly Hills, pounced on the first bit of negative news: that Rove met with Intel officers before his ongoing stock divestitures were completed.
Environmental Extremists Making Regulatory Policies?
Ross Kaminsky has the top story at Human Events today. Although they were released on April Fools Day, new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations covering vehicle efficiency and water quality standards near mines are no joke. Instead, they are the inevitable outcome when government puts environmental radicals in charge of writing regulations. These unelected bureaucrats, headed by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, have no regard for | Read More »
ACORN Playing Rebranding Game
Matthew Vadum has today’s top story at Human Events. The radical advocacy group ACORN is playing the biggest April Fool’s joke of all time on the American people. That’s because the leftist group announced plans to shut down its national operations on April 1 — of all days in the year. Multiple sources within ACORN have already confirmed to me that the exercise is a | Read More »