Mike Pence prepares to cave
Stick a fork in Mike Pence’s hopes of running for president. He’s done. Having done the right thing by protecting the religious freedom of the people of Indiana, he’s now negotiating a surrender. What is more troubling is that he seems to be trying to have it both ways. This morning he said: Gov. Mike Pence appeared on Fox and Friends Tuesday morning and said | Read More »
The Free Market is Only for People Who Have Self-Worth
I’ve been watching over this controversy over the Indiana RFRA with no small amount of genuine amazement. I legitimately cannot relate to the arguments that the opponents of the law are making. The reasons for that are simple: I believe that I have inherent worth and that my spending dollars, earned with my labor, should not be voluntarily given to people who disrespect my sense | Read More »
All Rights Are Equal (But Some Are More Equal Than Others)
Animal Farm remains one of my all time favorite books. It’s a satire of Communist Russia AND it’s got farm animals, so I can read it to my three-year-old and she likes it. The indoctrination has to start early, after all. Now, I know it’s a reference that’s been made on this Front Page before (and, as is often the case, what it’s used for | Read More »
So What If We All Carried Ourselves More Like Ted Kennedy?
Allahpundit over at Hot Air noticed that our President is perhaps in a mood to play the comedic straight-man and improve our nation’s mood. Yesterday he presided over the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate.* He asked a magical question. “What if we all carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy?” Let’s see. We’d probably all deal with foreign nations that | Read More »
It’s time for Tim Cook and Apple to stand up for homosexual rights in China
Tim Cook has become a vocal activist in recent years, taking his role in charge of Apple and using to promote his personal point of view on issues. He’s using that role to attack the state of Indiana for a political decision he disagreed with. However Indiana (population 6.5 million) is small potatoes. The fact that they don’t have a law specifically banning discrimination against | Read More »
How Will a Change in Democrat Leadership Impact the U.S. Senate?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Melissa Quinn to discuss Harry Reid’s retirement, the likely accent of Chuck Schumer to Minority Leader and what a change in leadership will mean for Democrats in the Senate.Read More »
Obama’s Iran Monkey Trap
The idea of a monkey trap is spectacularly elegant. A bit of food or a shiny object is placed inside a sturdy object (often a coconut is mentioned but the image comes from a termite hill being used for the purpose). There is a hole that is just big enough for the monkey’s hand to pass through. However, once the monkey grasps the object its | Read More »
Let Them Eat Cake!
We will all be made to care. Compassion; is now compulsory. You are not allowed to fight your wars against Westasia when Big Brother tells you to fight Eastasia or Eurasia. So if you own a bakery, you are free to believe anything you would like about gay couples. However, if a gay couple orders a wedding cake, you will bake it. You will render | Read More »
You Don’t Need a Rainbow Sticker to Let People Know You’re Black
To recap: Tim Cook (please, please click this link) and the left are happy to do business in countries that stone to death or otherwise jail gay people, but will not do business with Indiana, which merely passed a law insisting that the “free exercise” clause of the first amendment be on the same legal footing in courts as the “free speech” clause of the | Read More »
Tech at Night. Obama’s plan is “playing God with the Internet.”
He do have some conservatives in DC, and Louie Gohmert is pushing Obama’s FCC on Net Neutrality. He told Obama’s rubberstamp, Tom Wheeler, “You’re playing God with the Internet.” And he’s making great points on innovation. Innovation is the life blood of growth, and regulation kills it. By design. You see, Regulation was always a bargain between big business and big government. Big business submits to | Read More »
‘Ferguson: The Play': Stage Reenactment Based On Grand Jury Testimony Asks Audience To Decide
Phelim McAleer, who along with Ann Mcelhinney brought us “Not Evil, Just Wrong” and “FrackNation” is the man behind a new and daring production to hit the stage. “Ferguson: The Play” will be a live, stage reenactment of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, based on actual grand jury testimony and the facts of the case. This means there won’t be any “Hands Up, | Read More »
A *dirty* Democratic primary season may still happen!
Call me an optimist? Sure. It’s a fair cop.Read More »
Obama to Catholic Church: Treat Divorced People and Gays Differently Or Else
The Catholic Church operates a private school in Macon, Georgia. Flint Dollar was their band teacher. He is openly gay. The Catholic Church position is that being gay is not, in and of itself a sin. Rather, non-marital sex is a sin. Likewise, marriage is a sacrament in the Catholic Church — a bond between one man and one woman. The Catholic Church does not | Read More »
Martin O’Malley hints he may run for president
I am a minority of one among the contributors at RedState. I don’t believe Hillary Clinton CAN win the presidency for the simple reason that her only compelling cases for election are “I slept with Bill Clinton” and “You owe me.” She doesn’t have a natural constituency inside the Democrat party that is enthusiastic about voting for her, other than elderly far-left harpies. And I | Read More »
Come for the fluffy robe and pedicure, stay for the abortion
The problem facing the abortion industry is not that they are losing political and legal fights… they have suffered some setbacks but abortion was raised to the status of a Constitutional right by the daft Harry Blackmun… they are losing the battle for the minds of then next generations. 74% of the millenial generation believes abortion is always or mostly immoral. To combat the stigma associated | Read More »
Apple’s Tim Cook is dangerous and a flaming hypocrite
Ordinarily I wouldn’t concern myself with what some billionaire far-left oligarch thinks. Usually, they don’t think about much beyond making money and having millions of people they neither know or respect suck up to them. Apple’s Steve Jobs made a career of this type of self-important asshattery. His successor, Tim Cook is no different. Weighing in on the Indiana RFRA law signed by Governor Mike | Read More »
Aren’t We All Looking Forward to ‘Internet at the Speed of Government?’
We were on February 26 subjected to the hugest of Barack Obama Administration Internet power grabs. Where the Administration unilaterally decided to start applying 1934 landline telephone law to the 21st-Century-Web. This government grab was made under the guise of Network Neutrality – but this flashback-to-New-Deal phone law is oh-so-much-worse. The Administration has appointed itself the overlord of just about every private sector decision, transaction | Read More »
Should We Automate Airliners?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the crash of an airliner in Europe last week, the extent of today’s safety systems and if hackers could take advantage of more automated flight systems.Read More »
Colorado Prosecutor in Baby Murder Case has Planned Parenthood Ties
By now, most of you have heard of the recent case in Colorado where an expecting mother answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, was attacked, and had the child cut from her womb, with the child dying in the process. As my colleague streiff noted yesterday, prosecutor Stanley Garnett has declined to charge Dynal Lane, the suspected attacker, with murder for the horrific act. | Read More »
Republicans Give Tax Increases and Treat Religion as a Lesser Right
If the government wants to curtail your freedom of speech, it must have a compelling governmental interest. If the government wants to curtail your freedom of assembly, it must have a compelling governmental interest. Bill Clinton and a majority of Democrats and Republicans in Washington agreed that if the government wanted to curtail religious freedom, the other right in the first amendment, it needed a | Read More »