Liberal angst on the civil-military divide. Part 1000.
One of the great thing about blogging at RedState for nearly eleven years is that it is environmentally sensitive. By that, I mean eventually you see the same articles (by different authors) appear and you can recycle your blog posts. One of those appeared today in the LA Times: US Military And Civilians Are Increasingly Divided. While the U.S. waged a war in Vietnam 50 | Read More »
The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races.
Before we get into the meat of this story from the National Journal, let me just note that this – “One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama’s tenure in office” – has always been properly appreciated by me. I noticed this issue a while back. Sorry, but I felt the need to establish | Read More »
Happy Memorial Day from the Democrat Party
I can’t think of anything that better represents the utter selfish, self-absorbed, callous, and cavalier reign of Obama than this tweet from the DNC. On a weekend that commemorates America’s war dead, the best image Obama can come up with is him licking an ice cream cone. What a man. When I grow up I want to be just like him.
How the left proves Christians and conservatives are not terrorists
One of the things the left has been on the hunt for is conservative terrorists. They thought they’d hit the jackpot back in February when Craig Kirby gunned down some Muslims. Unfortunately, he turned out to be an atheist, a fan of Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and a promoter of homosexual marriage. The Department of Homeland Security seems to regularly issue warnings about conservative groups being | Read More »
Open Thread: College Students Want Boehner to Resign…Over Deflategate
For a weekend open thread, I give you more evidence of the sad state of both media reporting and education in America. Doubtless, most RedState Contributors and readers would love to see Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% resign the Speakership, but among his many mistakes, causing Deflategate is not one of them. To test how aware college students are of current events, | Read More »
Congress is Investigating Asylum Seekers with Terror Ties
Last year, I discussed how the United States should be among the countries offering asylum to Iraqi Christians. The same can also be said about Christians in all territories currently under the Islamic State’s control. However, our offer of asylum should not come without attempting to weed out those who could be threats to America. Unfortunately, some with ties to terrorist groups have managed to | Read More »
The Fight For The Surplus From The Unaffordable Care Act
The Costs Have FLown Sky-High SInce Obamacare Passed. In a really unexpected piece of amazingly unpredictable economic data, we learn the following about the Health Insurance markets nationwide. In New Mexico, market leader Health Care Service Corp. is asking for an average jump of 51.6% in premiums for 2016. The biggest insurer in Tennessee, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, has requested an | Read More »
Tech at Night: Rand Paul wins more privacy for the Islamic State
Part of the USA PATRIOT act ensured NSA could check up on conversations foreigners were having, that involved data passing into America, by going to the FISA courts and getting a warrant. After 9/11, when terrorist cells came here and murdered many Americans, we understood the need for that. Well, some Republicans remembered, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 80% forgot, and it | Read More »
Obama official: our Iraq policy is the same as our critics’
The Obama administration has three tried and true ways of dealing with crises. First, they blame others. Now seven years into his regime of shame, Obama is still trying to blame George Bush for everything. Second, they gaslight, that is they tell you against all evidence that something is working. Just this week, the White House claimed that its Iraq policy was working. I mean, | Read More »
Update on Kentucky-GOV GOP Primary: James Comer takes the high road.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I guessed wrong on this one. I expected a bitter rear-guard action. Would that I was always wrong in such a pleasant fashion.Read More »
Transgenderism in Girl Scouts
We live in a Bruce Jenner era, where a former athlete’s pronouncement that he identifies as a woman is celebrated on the prime-time stage. The normalizing of that which is not is in overdrive in the adult world, and increasingly, is spilling over to affect children like never before. Pushing adult pathologies such as transgenderism onto children does much damage, but questioning such actions is | Read More »
The right way to criticize the H1-B Visa program
The H1-B Visa program is a lightning rod. Conceptually it’s a great idea: Find a way to bring productive, skilled people into the United States to boost our economy. In practice it’s become a mess of big government micromanagement, which has made it an easy target for anti-immigration critics. Here’s how we need to fix H1-B, and mollify the (somewhat legitimate) fears of those in | Read More »
NYSE Launches Bitcoin Index
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the new Bitcoin NYSE index, if this helps legitimize the currency, and if our economy is in a “Great Reset.”Read More »
Transparency, Clinton Style
The Barack Obama administration has, by all accounts, been a travesty when it comes to transparency – a point on which both liberal and conservative watchdog groups agree. At least, however, when Obama assumed office, people had reason to believe that he might possibly have meant it when he promised with a straight face that he would lead the “most transparent administration ever.” Imagine, then, | Read More »
Canadian Jeweler Imbues Wedding Ring with Gay Hate Cooties
It appears that Sauron is living in Toronto, where he eeks out a meager living as a jeweler. Making rings of power has always been his speciality, and imbuing them with subtle yet powerful evil is his passion. So when a lesbian couple entered his store and ordered custom wedding rings, they had no idea they were dealing with the Lord of Darkness. Nicole White | Read More »
On H1B Visas: Scott Walker Will Fight For American Workers, Senators Cruz and Rubio Not So Much.
Why Scott Walker FLip-Flopped. One of the few intelligent and worthwhile things that John Maynard Keynes contributed to society is the following quote “When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?” Governor Scott Walker’s information has recently changed. Remember that Governor Walker had the guts to back down the Progressive Establishment in The Democratic Party | Read More »
Matt Bevin vs. James Comer: Kentucky-GOV GOP primary race still up in the air.
The GOP Kentucky gubernatorial primary results are still up in the air. Joy.Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: #FakeRape, 2016 and Foreign Policy
Welcome back to the Burueau of Alcohol Tobacco and Friends! This week, regular panelists F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of The Federalist, and Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk are joined by Heather Wilhelm of RealClearPolitics (filling in for Scott Lincicome) and Brandon Finnigan of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk. Conversation topics this week will include | Read More »
The Houston Chronicle’s Dylan Baddour (@DylanBaddour) Lied About Ted Cruz
Dylan Baddour is a “reporter” for the Houston Chronicle and penned a blatant lie grossly mischaracterizing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. In fact, Dylan Baddour’s lie was so dishonest and blatant that the Houston Chronicle has been forced to revise his article. As Caleb Howe notes at Truth Revolt, Cruz was on the Eric Metaxas radio program talking about the United States’s | Read More »
UPDATE [Video]: Rick Perry Pitches Executive Experience and an Optimistic Outlook for America at #SRLC2015
Today Rick Perry made his most extensive case yet for nominating someone with proven, executive experience. In his speech to a fired up crowd at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Perry hit hard on a recurring theme of his campaign, his decades of executive experience as the Governor of Texas. Whether the former governor of Texas was discussing the advance | Read More »