Tim Cook’s Apple
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the death of a maestro, the government bond racket and Tim Cook’s Apple.Read More »
Bruce Braley’s (D-CAND, Iowa-SEN) Fowl Play: legal threats against special ed therapist neighbor.
Why did the chicken cross the road? Because Bruce Braley has a restraining order out on it.Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Advantages of Being a Low-info Voter: A Before and After Critique
There have been several times in my life when earth-shattering, foundation-shaking events have caused me to reassess everything I do and believe. While on one hand, they are exhilarating experiences because they seem to open up a whole new world of knowledge previously unknown to me, on the other hand, I can no longer act with impunity nor feign ignorance as an excuse for doing | Read More »
Mark Begich’s Feeble Attempt to Run Away From (and Against) President Obama
Predictably, Mark Begich (D-AK) is attempting to run away from, and even against, President Obama, who was never particularly popular in Alaska on his best day and is performing especially poorly now. Begich is so desperate to create space from Obama that he is attempting to create the impression that he is not just different from Obama; he is actively opposed to Obama. BARROW, Alaska | Read More »
Iranian nuclear negotiations on the verge of failure
On July 20, Iran and the United States reach a self-imposed deadline for reining in Iran’s nuclear weapons program. With the Vienna negotiations over Iran’s nuclear activities making halting progress at best and a deadline looming, the Obama administration announced Thursday that Secretary of State John Kerry would fly here this weekend to assess whether a deal is possible — and perhaps to begin negotiating an extension in | Read More »
Amanda Marcotte’s Continuing Assault on Facts, Decency, and Reason
Usually I avoid responding to political columnists who are obviously afflicted with particularly insidious forms of dementia which of necessity includes Amanda Marcotte. But this particularly insane rant – which exists solely to take unsourced and spurious accusations against crisis pregnancy centers – is so blatantly dishonest and delusional that it demands at least some sort of response. The basic thrust of Marcotte’s argument is | Read More »
Crushed By Competition, UAW Bosses Roll Snake Eyes As Trump Announces Likely Casino Closure
Although the hotel union UNITE-HERE has been in Atlantic City for decades, it appears that the United Auto Workers gamble in the casino industry is not going too well. In fact, after a few minor election wins, taking four years to negotiate first contracts in the midst of the great recession and, now, one of the iconic targets of its much ballyhooed 2006-2007 attempt at | Read More »
Massachusetts sheriff squawks over Bristol County being used as illegal immigrant dumping ground
The administration is presuming much of its allies.Read More »
Obama defends religious freedom of Muslim extremist
Given the Obama administrations demonstrated hostility to Christianity as anything other than a set of curious practices trotted out at various holidays. We’re all familiar with Hobby Lobby and Hosanna-Tabor, but the list of Obama’s actions aimed an marginalizing people of faith is fairly long. The U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli argued in Hobby Lobby that even if the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) covered | Read More »
The Las Vegas Review Journal backhands Harry Reid over… being Harry Reid, really.
I’m going to really enjoy the 2016 Nevada Senate election.Read More »
Iowa Republicans: please consider extra campaigning assistance for Joni Ernst for the next two weeks.
She’s serving her country.Read More »
Obama’s YOLO presidency descends into parody
At a speech in Austin, Texas, last week, Obama criticized the lawsuit House Speaker John Boehner has announced. I mean, think about that. You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job — (laughter) — while you don’t do your job. (Applause.) There’s a great movie called “The Departed” — a little violent for kids. But there’s a scene in the | Read More »
Bahrain declares US diplomat persona non grata
Great. Just when you thought the Obama administration had done all the damage it could possibly do in the Arab world you find out you are wrong. Via the LA Times Bahrain announced Monday that it was expelling a top State Department official for meddling in its affairs, sharpening tensions between the Obama administration and a strategically important Persian Gulf ally. The state-run Bahrain News | Read More »
Quote of the Day, I Love This Long-Term Plan For The GOP By @TheRickWilson edition.
Basically, the GOP needs to shove the State right down the White House’s throat. Sideways.Read More »
Language Restrictions Will Ultimately Decide The Immigration Debate
“A jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured, had sexual relationships with other men and was now ‘available’, not having [a] sexual partner,” the judge said. “If this was the 1950s and you had a jury of 12 men there, which is what you’d invariably have, they would say it’s unnatural for a | Read More »
Ten years at RedState. Wow.
Since streiff is telling his story… huh. I don’t know if I really have any. As near as I can remember, I more or less segued smoothly over from Tacitus to RedState; I commented, then diaried, then got front-page privileges at the former site, and then started doing the same over at RedState. I do remember getting moderating privileges, though. Mostly because the trolls all hid | Read More »
Two Federal Judges Demand Answers on “Lost” Lerner Emails from IRS “Under Oath”
The IRS has been attempting to mitigate and obstruct the truth about Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails.
The past two days in federal court have made that much more difficult for the IRS.Read More »
RNC convention pick bearing fruit: LeBron James to return to Cleveland.
Hey, if the President can take credit for Osama bin Laden, then Reince Priebus and the RNC can take credit for bringing LeBron back to Cleveland. I don’t make the rules, after all. I just use them to be a royal pain in the sit-upon. Four years after he bolted from Cleveland to Miami in pursuit of the N.B.A. championships that had eluded him, LeBron | Read More »
Gary Palmer is the Conservative to Support in Alabama
Gary Palmer and Paul DeMarco are in a runoff in Alabama. Interestingly, Paul DeMarco is using a quote from a post at RedState to attack Gary Palmer. What DeMarco is not saying is that RedState has endorsed Gary Palmer. We stand by Gary Palmer. As you all know, for a number of reasons, Gary was not my first choice. But he was always my second | Read More »
My first decade on Red State
Toward the end of July 2004 I saw a brief note in James Taranto’s “Best of the Web” column that a new conservative site, called RedState, was open for business. I had recently been banned from another conservative blog because I was a little too adept at and smug about irritating the moderators and was looking for a new home and decided to give RedState | Read More »