Police Power and the Death of Eric Garner
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Robert Tracinski to discuss the Eric Garner case, how overly aggressive tax enforcement may have contributed to the fatal arrest and how the now discredited UVA rape story is hurting real rape victims.Read More »
Tech at Night: Even the Germans think Net Neutrality goes too far
“Conservatism” as we know it is primarily an Anglo-American tradition. Not all countries have something like it, and Germany definitely does not. Their major ‘right’ coalition (the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union parties) are Christian centrists. The believe in a powerful state, but one that should show compassion and respect for Christian values. They are most definitely not a small government movement. | Read More »
Now Or Later: Why Not Wait to Fight Over Amnesty?
This is, perhaps, the simplest and most easily understood argument against acting now to stop the President. Come January, the House of Representatives and the Senate will both be held by the Republican Party. It will, therefore, improve their leverage against the President and his unconstitutional amnesty. So we should wait. Except . . . well . . . except there are some fundamental problems | Read More »
George W Bush declines to back-stab the CIA over waterboarding.
I wonder what tomorrow’s (scheduled) Senate report on waterboarding during the Bush era is actually going to say. I suspect – suspect – that it’s going to end up seriously upsetting the antiwar Left, in large part because the former administration isn’t hanging the CIA out to dry: The report is said to assert that the C.I.A. misled Mr. Bush and his White House about | 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. Nothing can completely prepare | Read More »
ISIS Reportedly Beheads Four Christian Children in Iraq for Refusing to Convert to Islam
The brutality and barbarism of ISIS – the Islamic State – has been well documented, but the latest report is unspeakable.
The Christian “Vicar of Baghdad,” the Rev. Canon Andrew White, recounted that ISIS jihadists recently beheaded four Christian children.Read More »
Boehner to Conservatives: you have to pass the omnibus to find out what’s in it
The new omnibus spending bill is about to be rammed through the House is the same way that Obamacare was passed. A massive bill is going to be presented and the members, of both parties, are going to be given a minimal amount of time to read the bill. House conservatives are griping that Speaker (R-Ohio) is putting the squeeze on them by rushing through | Read More »
ObamaCare and the centralization crusade
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, writes in the Wall Street Journal that ObamaCare is positively crushing independent physicians, very much by design. The horde of little collectivist grubers who boiled forth to craft the Affordable Care Act are big believers in “consolidation,” a crusade Gottlieb entreats Republican reformers to resist: The law’s defenders view this consolidation as a necessary step to enable payment provisions | Read More »
The Optimistic Democrat
The optimistic Democrat will look upon the results of this year’s midterms and have a couple of thoughts that will leave them feeling a bit hopeful. The party is hard at work coming up with their excuses for their 2014 Autopsy, but if I know my political opposition, there will be some who hang on to other ideas that will help them sleep better at | Read More »
Man-haters, the falsity of rape culture, and the attack on truth
As it becomes increasingly clear that the Rolling Stone reporting on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was not mere hyperbole but actually deliberate deception by the reporter, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, and seemingly the management of the magazine one of the most disturbing things to come to light is the way the bogus “rape culture” crisis on college campuses is being used to | Read More »
The Devilish Details of the Jobs Report
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the November unemployment report, how fragile the job market is and what this report may tell us about 2015.Read More »
Another Democrat Falls. Republicans Still Won’t Listen.
The Republicans now have their largest majorities in Congress since World War II. has been defeated in a runoff in Louisiana. Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards went down to defeat too. Republicans will have a solid majority in both houses of congress in January. They will have that majority because they ran opposed to Barack Obama. They ran campaigning on the eradication of Obamacare and | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: School Choice, Rolling Stone Rapes Us All, and Choking Out Loosie Sales #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and I will discuss the Eric Garner case, the phony Rolling Stone UVa Gang Rape story, the work that the Franklin Center is doing on School Choice and Charter schools, and some of the news highlights of the week. We’ll be live at 7 pm Eastern. If you would like to join in the | Read More »
Why the Democrats stupidly wrote off Louisiana too quickly.
As you no doubt know, the Democrats got their clocks cleaned last night in two House seat runoff elections and one Senate one. The question is, could they have done better? – Actually, no, the question is, could they have done much better? …And the answer may indeed be ‘yes’ in both cases. Please note: a lot of this is going to be a discussion | Read More »
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Eric Garner Was Killed By Crony Capitalism
The strictest law often causes the most serious wrong. – Cicero There are issues beyond just what some in the GOP think of immigration reform proposals that helped David Brat unseat and successfully win election to The House of Representatives from Virginia. He puts what it means to the citizen every time the Congress passes a law in beautiful perspective below. “If you refuse to | Read More »
Trent Lott to Mitch McConnell: Vidkun Quisling was an effective leader
On Thursday former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle spoke at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. At that breakfast Lott and Daschle achieved a Vulcan mind-meld with each other on what Senate Majority Leader needs to do in the new Congress: keep those federal dollars rolling towards K Street and ignore everything else. Promote bipartisanship Bipartisanship | Read More »
The ‘This LA-SEN Runoff race is turning into a bloodbath’ open thread.
The Louisiana Senate race got called three minutes in, which was two minutes too slow. The map looks hysterical. It’s a bad day for Louisiana Democrats, period. Time for the song. Open thread.
Democrats still confused as to why the South has given up on them.
I can tell you the Democrats’ problem with running candidates in the South (and everywhere else that isn’t the Pacific Coast and/or the Northeast) without trying hard, and it’s nothing that’s in this Politico article: [Former Tennessee governor Phil] Bredesen said Democrats who are thinking about running for office need to adopt what he calls “the Walmart test.” “When you think about what your platform | Read More »
New finding: Performing abortions kills sense of irony
One of the great things about Twitter is that it has given the American left a wonderful way to express whatever lunatic thought is crossing its mind at a particular moment and create the hive effect they love via a hashtag. When Ukraine was brutalized by Russia, we had a hashtag. When Boko Haram kidnapped a few hundred Christian girls, we gave them a dose | Read More »