Paul Ryan & the GOP Must Own the Cuts to Veterans Benefits
Republicans in the Senate want to restore veterans benefits to the Paul Ryan – Patty Murray Budget plan. Harry Reid is blocking the amendment so Republicans are blaming Harry Reid for cutting veterans benefits. That is intellectually dishonest of the GOP. Paul Ryan, a Republican, drafted the plan with Patty Murray, a Democrat. House Republicans overwhelming approved the plan before it even made it to | Read More »
The Real Four Best Climate Change Stories of 2013
In the midst of what is shaping up to be a remarkable winter, liberals are doing their level best to cling to the fiction of human caused global warming. Recently, Neil Bhatiya of the Century Foundation published what he calls “2013’s Four Best Climate Change Stories.” Curiously absent from the article, is any mention of the rapidly evaporating evidence for global warming.Read More »
Baltimore Sun: Maryland MUST consider scrapping its state #obamacare exchange.
The sound that you just heard was Martin O’Malley’s Presidential ambitions getting shot in the gut: …the pace of enrollments is still far too low. If the [Maryland state] exchange is able to replicate its best weekday and weekend performance during every one of the 104 days between now and the end of the open enrollment period on March 31, Maryland will still only achieve | Read More »
The Self-Pay Patient: Affordable Healthcare Choices in the Age of Obamacare
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Sean Parnell to discuss his new book, how paying cash for medical care can save you money and if alternatives to traditional health insurance will become more popular in the age of Obamacare.Read More »
Mitch ‘The Magician’ McConnell
Senator Mitch McConnell would make an excellent magician. He has a penchant for disappearing during the toughest moments of a battle and deftly distracting attention to an issue not in contention at the time. During the summer, when conservatives were marshaling support for a unified message of funding the government minus Obamacare, McConnell was completely absent. When cornered by the media to comment on the | Read More »
Dr. Milton Wolf for Senate
In the past six months, Senator Pat Roberts has been a rock ribbed, small government conservative. He has stood with Ted Cruz. He has fought the fight. He’s done in the sixth year of his term everything conservatives have wanted. And that’s pretty unusual because in the last five years Pat Roberts has stood with his leadership even against conservatives. We have seen this before. | Read More »
Why China Will Inherit The Moon.
“In many countries today, moral and ethical norms are being reconsidered. They’re now requiring not only the proper acknowledgment of freedom of conscience, political views and private life, but also the mandatory acknowledgment of the equality of good and evil.”
So in the bizarre, Post-modern, Post-Cold War world, the authoritarian President of the oligarchic glob formerly known as the CCCP just gave us a lot of useful knowledge free of charge. Perhaps it was his way of thanking the NSA for all interesting things that he learned about America from Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. Whether we realize it yet or not, Mr. Putin just explained to us why China can reach the moon, while the United States of America no longer has that level of national will.Read More »
Microsoft Exec To Oversee Healthcare.gov: Photoshop This!
Today we found out that former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene is the new man at the helm of government Titanic Healthcare. gov. And that’s just part of the picture. The president is meeting with all kinds of tech giants, including Apple, Google, and AT&T, trying to figure out some way, any way, to right the ship. We’ve had fun with Obamacare photoshops here at RedState | Read More »
Jim Matheson (D, Utah-04) cuts and runs.
He just can’t take it anymore: It has been a tremendous privilege to serve the people of Utah during my time in the United States House of Representatives, but my time in the House should not be the sum total of my service. Today, I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the House of Representatives. Better to go out on his own | Read More »
The latest offensive in the War on Christmas – you know, the war we’re supposedly not having, according to the people fighting it most energetically – began as a blog post at Slate, which argued that the traditional white Santa Claus is frightening, alienating, and divisive to non-white children. The solution proposed by the author was to replace Santa with not a Person of Color, but | Read More »
#Obamacare’s expanded Medicaid asset seizure bonanza.
Hey, you had to pass the act to find out what was in it: It wasn’t the moonlight, holiday-season euphoria or family pressure that made Sofia Prins and Gary Balhorn, both 62, suddenly decide to get married. It was the fine print. As fine print is wont to do, it had buried itself in a long form — Balhorn’s application for free health insurance through | Read More »
Republicans Will Totally Kick Butt On The Debt Ceiling
After throwing away the hard-fought success that was the sequester for fairly dust and unicorn farts twenty years down the road, Paul Ryan and the House GOP leadership is now trying to convince us that they will TOTALLY GO TO THE MATTRESSES ON THE DEBT CEILING.
We all know that isn’t going to happen.Read More »
2014: The Year of the Primaries
Next year Republican primary voters will have an unprecedented number of choices for whom to nominate to the United States Senate. There have never been so many primary challenges against such high-level and long-serving members of the Senate. There are now primary challenges in Kentucky, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kansas, and Wyoming. The challengers vary in degrees of viability, competence, and skill. Not all | Read More »
New York’s Struggle with Homelessness
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Mollie Hemingway are joined by Robert McManus of the Manhattan Institute to discuss an in-depth piece in the New York Times about a homeless girl in New York City, why liberal policies have failed to reign in homelessness and what the conservative response should be to Dasani’s story.Read More »
The Political Corollary to You Will Be Made to Care
Many of you are convinced you can sit on the sidelines or quietly take the side of the Republican Establishment in the upcoming primary season. Many of you are convinced it does not matter. Many of you are convinced that the GOP will do the right thing once they have control. Many of you will be made to care by a Republican Party intent on | Read More »
Hope Yes, Vote No is Not a Winning Equation
Despite the fact that the Ryan-Murray budget deal passed the House with overwhelming support, it was not a slam dunk in the Senate as of late last week. Without Paul Ryan’s strong influence, individual GOP senators were leery of the deal. Even the defense hawks view this deal as ‘too little too late.’ The Senate whip count began with only one Republican – John McCain | Read More »
The Harsh Environment of Today’s Internet
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Melissa Clouthier to discuss the harsh environment of today’s online political communities, how social media and smart phones have fueled the flames and how Melissa’s perspective on Obamacare is impacted by her job as a physician.Read More »
Sen. Mark Udall (D, Colorado) lied about #obamacare: watch him get called on it here.
Ladies and gentlemen, expect a war in the Colorado Senate race. Senator Udall, don’t you DARE tell more lies about this healthcare mess. YOU’RE the one who took away our doctors. YOU’RE the one who cancelled our plans. You looked us in the eye, Senator Udall, and you lied. That is coming out of IACE Action, which is connected to I Am Created Equal, which | Read More »
Union Bosses Outrage Members By Denying Them A Vote On Boeing’s Final Offer
Union leaders in Puget Sound exercise veto power over rank and file members Machinists union members in Puget Sound are “outraged” their local leaders did not give them the chance to vote on a final offer from Being last week. If members had been given the chance to vote and accepted the offer, work on Boeing’s 777X would have likely stayed in Washington State. Following | Read More »
Why @BarackObama will cheerfully ignore the AP’s photo complaints.
This would be the complaint in question: Manifestly undemocratic [...] is the way Mr. Obama’s administration — in hypocritical defiance of the principles of openness and transparency he campaigned on — has systematically tried to bypass the media by releasing a sanitized visual record of his activities through official photographs and videos, at the expense of independent journalistic access. The White House-based press corps was | Read More »