I Really Hoped Ben Carson Would Be Better
A better Man Than A Politician I liked Ben Carson. A lot. I hoped he’d show up and be the Maud ’Dib. I’m really at the “Anyone But” stage of this thing as I watch Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton roll up massive organizational and fundraising advantages early in the Presidential Primary Preseason. However, you have to look at these things | Read More »
I Come to Praise Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal
As willing as I am to offer up criticism of Bush and the other 2016 candidates, I also think it is worth praising them when they are willing to take a position that is unpopular in the current cultural zeitgeist of the Circle of Jerks in the press corps. One of those issues is religious liberty. Another is free expression. In the past seventy-two hours, | Read More »
The Nation reverts to form
Last Friday marked the 70th anniversary of VE Day. It was a day marked by multiple commemorations across Europe. But the idiots at The Nation were not happy: Unfortunately, this opportunity has been squandered by President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and other Western leaders who have refused to participate in the May 9 celebrations in Moscow. Rather than acknowledge and honor the Soviet | Read More »
Canadian hate speech laws may be used against Israel boycott organizers
In Canada, various leftwing and pro-terror groups have used the odious hate speech laws to bludgeon critics into silence. Even though many of the cases are overturned upon appeal, the accused is out of a lot of money to defend themselves and their reputation is forever damaged. Now these laws might be put to good use: Via CBC: The Harper government is signalling its intention | Read More »
Have we reached Peak Hillary?
Perhaps the best sign that Hillary Clinton’s campaign has finally begun to sink under the damage and weight inflicted by non-stop scandals, lies, and ineptitude comes from popular culture. Katherine Heigl is leaving network TV again. NBC has axed State of Affairs, her Monday night D.C. political thriller. Despite having a huge lead-in from The Voice, State only averaged 8 million viewers and a 1.9 rating | Read More »
CNN: Radical Islam Is A ‘Made-Up Idea’
On CNN this morning, Daily Beast writer Dean Obeidallah was on as a guest with CNN’s Carol Costello to discuss the Saturday Night Live skit that is all the buzz this morning. It is a skit Erick wrote about. And that piece by Erick was a topic of discussion for Obeidallah, who made quite an amazing claim. This “made-up idea.” After Obeidallah the “comedian” says | Read More »
Indiana’s Most Conservative Senator, Afghan War Vet to run for Congress
Just weeks after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan, Jim Banks, a state senator and U.S. Navy officer, is poised to announce his candidacy for Congress in Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District. The seat, which is strongly Republican, is currently held by Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) 88%, who earned props here on RedState for standing up to House GOP leadership in 2013 and | Read More »
Thousand Cuts Watch: the amusing fight between the Clinton Foundation and Charity Navigator.
The Clinton Foundation is stupidly having a fight with Charity Navigator.Read More »
Judd Gregg Illustrates the Need for GOP Primary Reform
I happened to stumble across this piece by occasional Obama defender and former New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg which ostensibly defends New Hampshire’s right to continue to hold the nation’s first primary in perpetuity. In reality, the entire piece is actually an examination of the fact that New Hampshire historically has had an outsized effect on Presidential elections, not that it should have one. Essentially, Gregg’s “argument,” if | Read More »
Charlie Hebdo and the Defense of Free Speech
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Charlie Hebdo attacks, free speech in modern society, and how it has been limited at the point of a gun.Read More »
A One-Minute Primer On All That’s Wrong With The NLRB’s Ambush Election Rules
It has been nearly one month since the union lawyers inside President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board foisted their so-called ambush elections on America’s union-free workplaces. Despite the fact that unions were already winning nearly 70% of the NLRB elections, the NLRB’s “ambush election rules” went into effect on April 14th. The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI), an organization “committed to educating voters, employers, employees and | Read More »
End of the School Year: Open Thread
We’re fast approaching the end of the school year for most folks, so I wanted to throw this up here. Right before the 2014 RedState Gathering, I switched from the liberal career field of journalism to the conservative bastion that is public school education (and by “right before,” mean I was hired the Tuesday before the Gathering, and showed up to it late because the | Read More »
Big Government Advocates Say They Want More Competition – Their ‘Solutions’ Result in Less
The road to Hell is paved with good government intentions. We need not ascribe malicious motives to Big Government advocates – we need only look at their results. Total US Debt Rises Over $18 Trillion; Up 70% Under Barack Obama Why Are We Not Talking About America’s $123 Trillion In Unfunded Liabilities? With this track record of uber-failure – which has put us on the | Read More »
A Simple Infographic to Understand the Choice in 2016… More Barack Obama or a Return to Reagan
One of the most difficult games to play in politics is the notion of what might have been… How might things have been different had JFK not been shot? How might have things have been different had Al Gore won in 2000? How might things have been different had Mitt Romney or Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 56% not run inept campaigns against | Read More »
White man asks the son of Cuban immigrants if he is Cuban enough
Mary Katharine Ham , in one of the very best single questions ever asked, proved herself to be very forward-thinking when she asked “WHAT IS THE POINT OF YOU, MARK HALPERIN?” To this day, no one can answer this question, but we all find ourselves asking it once again. (If awkward racial conversations trigger you, do not play this clip.) Halperin obsesses over [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted | Read More »
White Democratic party declares war on Black Democratic party. And, oh, yeah, the GOP.
White Democrats need those minority voters. They so badly NEED them.Read More »
False gods, acquiescence, and Garland, Texas
I intend for this to be my last posst on Pam Geller and the Garland shootings unless something else happens. Many have said that my motto is “often wrong but never in doubt” but now I am developing some doubts about my position as articulated here: Geller had the right to do what she did, she’s not to blame, but I wouldn’t have done it. | Read More »
I don’t want Saturday Night Live that much any more, but I’m glad I tuned in last night. I caught the “Draw Mohammed” skit and it perfect captured the media’s hilarious refusal to deal with the issue. They’re scared. The Right Scoop caught the video. It is hilariously done. As I noted Friday, “History shows us over and over that the moment evil realizes you | Read More »
WAS ED MILIBAND’S STONE LABOUR PLINTH STOLEN AWAY BY THE DRUIDS?
The Stone of Labour is missing!Read More »
Google News is wrong: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, Washington) was not arrested on abuse-of-power charges.
There is no indication that Gov Jay Inslee (Democrat, Washington) is implicated in an abuse of power case involving a former bodyguard.Read More »