Rand Paul is no Ronald Reagan
Yesterday we took note of the spat between Texas Governor Rick Perry and freshman Senator Rand Paul over Paul’s foreign policy. Needless to say the exchange wasn’t very enlightening because Paul, unable to either offend his father’s sycophants or describe a foreign policy for the only superpower relegated himself to attacking positions Perry had not taken (e.g. Perry has not advocated sending troops to | Read More »
Six Californias: A Democrat-favoring idea that won’t go anywhere
The proposal to split California into six states has gotten enough signatures to make the ballot. Assuming there are no irregularities with the signatures, this means it should be on the ballot for a vote in November.
I doubt the idea will get anywhere though, because it’s one of those rare things that’s bad for Republicans and for Democrat interest groups.Read More »
Millennials and Political Consumerism
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Quinn to discuss Millennials and political consumerism, why their love of food trucks and Uber won’t make it easy to recruit them to conservative politics and if the GOP needs to moderate its stand on gay marriage.Read More »
The Mississippi Election Fraud Story Isn’t About Charles C. Johnson
Over the course of the last few weeks a lot of ink has been spilled on twitter and other outlets with regard to the Mississippi GOP Senate run-off and subsequent allegations of voter irregularities. I reported the original allegations of massive vote buying for Cochran in the run-off election here at RedState with an audio interview with Rev. Fielder of Mississippi. That same evening Charles | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Israel’s Iron Dome Protects Her from Hamas Rockets
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) says that Hamas militants have launched at least 1,000 rockets at Israeli cities in the last six days. In a bid to halt such attacks, Israel launched “Operation Protective Edge,” and thanks largely to Israel’s Iron Dome, no Israeli fatalities have been reported. Today’s Watercooler is a brief lesson on how the Iron Dome works and why it is so | Read More »
Republican Mike Collins’ Campaign Staff Endorse Democrats Hijacking a Republican Primary
Mike Collins is the son of former Congressman Mac Collins and is trying very hard to grab his dad’s old congressional district. He’s even willing to use Democrats to do it. In the last two weeks, as I’ve previously reported, Democrats have begun receiving absentee ballot applications in the mail encouraging them to vote for Mike Collins. There has been a question about who is | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Return. Go home, John McCain.
Between the Independence Day weekend, and being sick most of last week, I missed quite a few Tech at Night installments. so many in fact that I just ran out of time putting together Friday’s. So now I have 36 links in my queue sitting in front of me, so I’ll make tonight’s ‘main essay’ simple and to the point.
Arizona needs to start doing something about John McCain, because his love affair with regulation is just going way too far.Read More »
Chris Christie Heads to Iowa. So Do Conservatives.
Chris Christie is headed to Iowa today. Whenever any politician heads to Iowa, the media starts buzzing about Presidential prospects. Just in case, the Judicial Crisis Network is going to greet the Governor with advertisements. There are, believe it or not, conservatives who have tried to give Chris Christie the benefit of the doubt on many issues. But one area where even those conservative get | Read More »
Leibham for Congress Represents Petri Re-Run in WI-6
In April, 35-year incumbent Congressman Tom Petri shocked the Wisconsin political establishment by suddenly announcing his retirement. With a well-funded campaign warchest, the old guard Republican looked pretty invincible until two stories pounded him in quick succession. First, Gannett reported that Petri owned stock in a defense contractor he had been lobbying the Department of Defense to support with more contracts. Second, Media Trackers exposed | Read More »
Les Miserables – The Tragedy of Poverty and The Clintons
“You have no reason to remember, but we came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Clinton said. “We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education. It was not easy. Bill has worked really hard. And it’s been amazing to me. He’s worked very hard.” | Read More »
The central Iraqi government wants the Kirkuk oil fields bacHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Do not underestimate how seductive the promise of long-term stability can to be to somebody who currently lacks it.Read More »
The freedom of money
USA Today recently tried to come up with a price tag for the “American Dream,” and somehow concluded that it costs $130,000 per year. Since only about 1 in 8 households pull down that kind of income, the American Dream is clearly slipping out of our grasp. The darn One Percenters went and stole it from us! The specifics of USA Today’s formula are debatable | Read More »
Rand Paul’s dangerously wrong and dangerous foreign policy
There is a spat going on between Texas Governor Rick Perry and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. The latest round has been set off by Governor Perry’s op-ed in the Washington Post headlined Isolationist policies make the threat of terrorism even greater: As a veteran, and as a governor who has supported Texas National Guard deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I can understand the emotions behind | Read More »
Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. Pro-aborts are prone to | Read More »
General Motors Continues to Invest American Tax Dollars Overseas
The World Cup ended in a tight contest between Argentina and Germany on Sunday, but even after what was by most accounts an exciting tournament, the American enthusiasm gap between football and futbol remains considerable. It was noteworthy, then, when the iconic American car brand Chevrolet inked a $70 million sponsorship deal with English Premier League giant Manchester United. The Chevy logo will now grace the front of | Read More »
Unsurprisingly Corporations are Gaming Obamacare
Star War fans will always remember when Obi-Wan Kenobi described the spaceport Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine as a “wretched hive of scum and villainy.” It’s easy to recall that description when you learn about a conference occurring in Washington, DC this week known as the 340B Coalition. “Scum and villainy” might be too strong a term to describe the conferees but “cronies and | Read More »
EPA’s new superpower: Wage garnishment without due process
The same EPA that brought you Climate Change Gone Wild, Felonious Follies, and the classic Poops In The Hall, now offers a convenient automatic payment option: wage garnishment without a court order. That’s right, they can accuse you, cite you, fine you, and collect, all without the muss and fuss of Due Process Under Law.Read More »
FAIR and NumbersUSA: Fronts for the Extreme Green Left
Conservatives have great reasons to be active in the ongoing politics involving illegal immigration. We already tried an amnesty under Ronald Reagan, and it didn’t help. Now we’re being asked to do another one. Enough already.
That said, conservatives need to be very careful about whom we trust as a political ally in this. The left has a history of trying to adopt deceptive rhetoric to fool conservatives into advancing their agenda, as when the George Soros-tied Free Press convinced some to sign onto their big-government Save The Internet program.
It’s time we learned from that mistake and drained the swamps. We need to detach the mainstream anti-amnesty movement from fringe green-left groups like FAIR and NumbersUSA.Read More »
Neither Charles Blow nor President Obama Knows How to Take Responsibility
I have said for many years that there is literally nothing that Obama could do that would not earn either a defense or outright praise from New York Times Parody Columnist Charles Blow. The latest example of Blow’s inimitable lickspittlery purports to be an indignant response to John Boehner’s facially obvious assertion that Barack Obama refuses to take responsibility for anything. Blow claims, in his | Read More »
Homosexuality, incest, and the death of sexual taboos
An Australian judge is currently being criticized for what many social conservatives would call a statement of the obvious. Judge Garry Nielson was presiding in a locally notorious trial involving rape and incest. There is a lot to criticize in Judge Neilson’s findings, at least to American eyes, but what has him in trouble — and could cost him his job — is not his | Read More »