Georgians, Casey Cagle Wants to Raise Your Taxes by $1 billion
Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle has long been a foe of conservatives in Georgia. Today, he is going to demonstrate why yet again. In his post earlier today, Erick alluded to the fact that Speaker David Ralston just pushed a transportation tax increase through the Georgia House of Representatives. HB 170, as the bill is known, is now moving on to the Georgia Senate, where Cagle | Read More »
Boehner Trades $200B in New Spending Now for Nothing Later
Most people (including me) who are even vaguely familiar with Medicare’s reimbursement rates for doctors agree that the current reimbursement scheme is already an atrocity, and that it will get much worse if planned scheduled cuts that are over the horizon are allowed to kick in. Further cuts to the Medicare reimbursement schedule would in fact likely affect quality of care for many Medicare beneficiaries. | Read More »
POLITICO: Bob Corker is a Reasonable Republican and totally a grown-up
Periodically, the left wing political pundits find a member of the GOP that they like. Unlike conservatives, this person will not be a wild-eyed fanatic with a 5-gallon can of gas and a Zippo. This person will be nuanced. They will be Reasonable. They will see the big picture. Most important, they don’t really believe all that Constitution and individual liberty hokum. They are | Read More »
Starbucks to introduce unsolicited racial discussions, reduced market share to menu.
Starbucks decides to hassle YOU about race relations in the morning. Before you’ve had that cup of coffee, yes.Read More »
The Left’s War on Catholic Education
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Ryan Anderson to discuss a move to restrict Catholic education in San Francisco, jurisdictions that have forced Catholic charities out of the adoption process and how Pope Francis has impacted the perception of Catholics in the U.S.Read More »
Minimum Wage Increase Causes The Rain of Restaurant Closings To Fall On Seattle
On 1 April 2015 the minimum wage in Seattle, WA will increase to $11/Hour. This is part of a phased plan to make every employer in Seattle pay a minimum wage of $15 by 2022. The Seattle City Council is proud of their new ordnance. They talk about winning a victory for the movement, stopping the race to the bottom. They should worry instead about | Read More »
Questions and answers on ICANN, a fundamental Internet organization
An issue that has been touched on occasionally here at RedState, both in Tech at Night and in Coffee and Markets, is the future of the governance of the entire Internet, through the future of ICANN and IANA, basic organizations that govern how the Internet operates. The Obama administration appears to be throwing itself behind a basic change that will diminish the influence of the | Read More »
Save Us Obi-Gore Kenobi
A funny thing happened on the way to Her Majesty’s Coronation. As Hillary Rodham Clinton grows less inevitable as The Democratic Party’s nominee each day, the jackals and ankle-biters* come out of the woodwork. While the whole Servergate Crisis isn’t quite the gaffe that Queen Elsa suffered over losing her glove, there is a certain fear and trembling amongst the Professional Dems that Hillary could | Read More »
Georgia’s David Ralston Forgets Hobby Lobby
Down in Georgia, its Republican Speaker of the House, David Ralston, pushed through a transportation tax increase. But he is signaling he has no intention of protecting religious liberty in the state. Bowing to the Chamber of Commerce and gay rights activists, David Ralston says religious liberty does not need to be protected because we have the first amendment. In fact, Ralston says the only | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama’s Internet regulation plan got everything wrong. Everything.
The Heritage Foundation is one of the most important components of the conservative movement. They’re a true Think Tank, bringing together many smart people to speak intelligently on many issues. And I agree with Jim DeMint’s predecessor at Heritage, Ed Fuelner, when he says Net Neutrality “needs to be eradicated, not embraced. Net Neutrality, that is, Barack Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet through a | Read More »
Do Not Descend Into That
One of the bits of guilt I carry around over running RedState is that I am often given credit for the great work of others. Leon Wolf, not me, wrote this tremendous piece on the Ferguson Police Department. Though I did not write it, I agree with it and hope you will read it. In the process of some giving me credit, however, some too | Read More »
Hillary Clinton’s State Department security at the mercy of anybody who could hack a spam filtering service.
The State Department’s electronic security was… apparently not optimal. Yes, even more than we thought.Read More »
Republicans taking money from unions? Say it ain’t so.
Others at RedState have written before about the problems caused for advancing conservative policy by the union-funded Republican Main Street Partnership and their members. It just so happens I’ve stumbled upon another example, concerning education reform, Republican House members and the NEA. As a reminder, the NEA is one of the big national teachers union organizations. It is, in fact, the biggest labor union in | Read More »
The White House trolls transparency advocates.
Transparency in the White House? It is to laugh.Read More »
Great news. Iran and Hezbollah are no longer terrorism threats
As we’ve been warning, the fix is in on the Iran nuclear negotiations. The administration has decided that Iran is the logical and preferred ally of the United States in the Middle East and that Iranian help in fighting ISIS is worth letting the Islamic extremists in Iran have a nuclear weapon. Yesterday we posted on how the letter by White House chief of staff | Read More »
Robins AFB Can Still Have a Blessed Day–For Now
In a rare show of any kind of backbone when faced with religious complaints, Robins AFB reversed a security forces commander’s decision banning airmen guarding the gates from using the greeting “have a blessed day.” I worked at Robins AFB between 1992 and 1996, passing through those gates every day. I was a raw northerner, new to the south, where Christianity is more-or-less woven into | Read More »
The “Inclusive” Abortion Industry
From the diaries… In a Planet Fitness world where women are women and men are too, situations involving gender identity are on the rise. To question policies which state “whatever gender you feel you are, that’s the locker room you’re allowed to go in” receives backlash and claims of discrimination regardless of concerns over safety. Increasingly, preference is given to the shifting emotions of gender | Read More »
Rick Perry’s Terrible Hires
Let me say first of all that I like Rick Perry quite a lot. I’ve had the privilege of meeting him personally on several occasions and I am impressed with his accomplishments as Governor of Texas. However, it’s time to confront the elephant in the room: Rick Perry has made some legitimately terrible hires during the course of his early 2016 campaign that | Read More »
Cotton Derangement Syndrome passes its peak
Senator has the distinction of being one of the youngest members of the GOP to ever make the left totally lose their crap. First, we had a retired general who actively undercut the war in Iraq and thereby encouraged Iraqi insurgents and deceased pus-bag, Jack Murtha to try to kill more American troops criticizing, with no apparent sense of irony, a US Senator as “mutinous.” Then | Read More »