The Watercooler ~ Irreconcilable Differences: Grounds for Divorce from Establishment Repubs
I’m a total team player. Loyal to a fault some would say. I have dutifully followed Erick and RedState’s counsel to vote conservative in the primary and Republican in the general. In reality, what other choices do we have? We know that trying to form a third party is doomed from the outset. So, where do we go from here now that the evidence is | Read More »
Martin O’Malley: NIMBY. Marylanders would just attack those detainee kids, you understand.
Martin O’Malley accused voters in his own state of being willing and ready to hurt children.Read More »
Social Security is Sabotaging the Land of Self-Reliance
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Don Watkins to discuss his new book about Social Security, how it has hurt American self-reliance and his End the Debt Draft campaign.Read More »
Democrats love them some crony capitalism
There is great story about the British cavalry officer who was so dumb that even the horses started to notice. The same effect is happening in the Democrat party. Democrat politicians are so deeply involved in corporate welfare and crony capitalism that even the Democrat pundits are beginning to notice. Right now the US Export-Import Bank is teetering on the razor’s edge of extinction. The | Read More »
KasichCare Enrollment Rapidly Approaching 300,000
Enrollment in Medicaid under Ohio Governor John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion has rocketed to 285,553 in just six months, serving as a warning to other states still considering Medicaid expansion.Read More »
Iron Dome, Missile Defense, and scientific ideologues
One of the reasons the current Hamas offensive has been such a colossal failure is because of the Israeli anti-missile system called Iron Dome. From the Washington Post, Iron Dome, Israel’s antimissile system, changes calculus of fight with Hamas: ASHKELON, Israel — The roar of sirens echoed across this sun-kissed city Monday afternoon, and in a heartbeat the woman in the pink bikini was out | Read More »
Senator Cornyn Needs to K.I.S.S. This Idea Goodbye
I appreciate Senator John Cornyn working on a bipartisan solution to stem the border crisis, but I do not understand why people in Washington can’t remember to K.I.S.S. their policy proposals — Keep It Simple Stupid. We cannot just secure our border, we must have a comprehensive plan. We cannot work on our healthcare, we must have comprehensive socialism. Washington, not “we” to be fair, | Read More »
CONFIRMED: Senate Republican Leaders Paid for Attacks Against Conservatives
I can confirm that the attack ads in Mississippi run by “All Citizens for Mississippi” were funded by Senate Republicans, including Senators Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Rob Portman, Bob Corker, and Roy Blunt. It appears our Senate Republican leaders are willing to risk losing a Senate majority so long as they can get their own re-elected. Yes folks, it is true. I can confirm what | Read More »
Rep Sean Maloney (D, New York-18) decided that FAA regulations don’t apply to Rep. Sean Maloney.
It’s not that Rep. Maloney decided that the law, indeed, is stupid… New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney’s wedding last month had it all — celebrities, fireworks and even a small drone used to shoot a spectacular wedding video. But the Federal Aviation Administration prohibits the commercial use of drones like the miniature helicopter that gathered the breathtaking aerial footage of Maloney’s June 21 wedding | Read More »
Senate Democrats Want to Give Priority to Their “Religion”
Two weeks ago, in a narrow ruling that won’t affect the vast majority of Americans, the U.S. Supreme Court simply applied the provisions of the bipartisan Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which protects Americans from being forced by government to violate central tenets of their faith. This Hobby Lobby ruling was little more than a straightforward application of a law reflecting the common sense of a | Read More »
Extreme Pro-Abortion Senate Bill Would Eviscerate Over 200 Pro-Life Laws in America
Over the past few years, numerous states have followed the will of the people to increase protections for women and unborn children by enacting reasonable, commonsense restrictions on abortion.
Pro-abortion radicals on the other hand have been trying to challenge these laws in the courts and the court of public opinion to no avail. Now they are attempting to eviscerate these pro-life laws with one piece of federal pro-abortion legislation, S.B. 1696.Read More »
So, the Veterans Administration was off bugging people. …As in, monitoring their communications.
Remember: the Veterans Administration was held up as a shining beacon by the Left on how to do socialized medicine. Or should I say ‘Socialist?’ – Because this story is certainly, ah, evocative: As the hearing stretched into the night, [House Veterans Affairs Chairman Jeff] Miller told the committee about a visit some committee staff took to the Philadelphia Regional Office earlier this month. As | Read More »
8 Myths In The Immigration Debate
The ongoing debate over immigration, and over illegal immigration in particular, is one of the most acrimonious – usually needlessly so – in our politics. It divides both parties, though it’s no secret that the divisions within the GOP on this issue are far worse. And all sides in this debate are guilty of peddling myths and rhetoric that do more harm to the debate | Read More »
Rand Paul is no Ronald Reagan
Yesterday we took note of the spat between Texas Governor Rick Perry and freshman Senator Rand Paul over Paul’s foreign policy. Needless to say the exchange wasn’t very enlightening because Paul, unable to either offend his father’s sycophants or describe a foreign policy for the only superpower relegated himself to attacking positions Perry had not taken (e.g. Perry has not advocated sending troops to | Read More »
Six Californias: A Democrat-favoring idea that won’t go anywhere
The proposal to split California into six states has gotten enough signatures to make the ballot. Assuming there are no irregularities with the signatures, this means it should be on the ballot for a vote in November.
I doubt the idea will get anywhere though, because it’s one of those rare things that’s bad for Republicans and for Democrat interest groups.Read More »
Millennials and Political Consumerism
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Quinn to discuss Millennials and political consumerism, why their love of food trucks and Uber won’t make it easy to recruit them to conservative politics and if the GOP needs to moderate its stand on gay marriage.Read More »
The Mississippi Election Fraud Story Isn’t About Charles C. Johnson
Over the course of the last few weeks a lot of ink has been spilled on twitter and other outlets with regard to the Mississippi GOP Senate run-off and subsequent allegations of voter irregularities. I reported the original allegations of massive vote buying for Cochran in the run-off election here at RedState with an audio interview with Rev. Fielder of Mississippi. That same evening Charles | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Israel’s Iron Dome Protects Her from Hamas Rockets
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) says that Hamas militants have launched at least 1,000 rockets at Israeli cities in the last six days. In a bid to halt such attacks, Israel launched “Operation Protective Edge,” and thanks largely to Israel’s Iron Dome, no Israeli fatalities have been reported. Today’s Watercooler is a brief lesson on how the Iron Dome works and why it is so | Read More »
Republican Mike Collins’ Campaign Staff Endorse Democrats Hijacking a Republican Primary
Mike Collins is the son of former Congressman Mac Collins and is trying very hard to grab his dad’s old congressional district. He’s even willing to use Democrats to do it. In the last two weeks, as I’ve previously reported, Democrats have begun receiving absentee ballot applications in the mail encouraging them to vote for Mike Collins. There has been a question about who is | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Return. Go home, John McCain.
Between the Independence Day weekend, and being sick most of last week, I missed quite a few Tech at Night installments. so many in fact that I just ran out of time putting together Friday’s. So now I have 36 links in my queue sitting in front of me, so I’ll make tonight’s ‘main essay’ simple and to the point.
Arizona needs to start doing something about John McCain, because his love affair with regulation is just going way too far.Read More »