Attention All Members of the Media
Attention all members of the media — today is Ash Wednesday. Every year one of you foolishly tells someone you are interviewing that they have a smudge on their forehead. It happens every single year. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and the palm branches from last year’s Palm Sunday are burned to ash and used for this year’s Ash Wednesday. Yes, the | Read More »
A Lot of You Would Be Angry Were It the Opposite
Apple has broken off a relationship with a lobbyist in Alabama because the lobbyist opposes gay marriage. The lobbyist, former state representative Jay Love, had been lobbying Alabama on behalf of Apple. But no more. Full disclosure: I own a lot of Apple stock and do my best to deprive non-Apple technology into my home. Apple has every right to do business with whom it | Read More »
Judge orders Andrew Cuomo to… ah, ‘pick a date’ for NY-11 special election.
Andrew Cuomo has just been told to pick a date for the NY-11 special election, or else one will be picked for him.Read More »
Left winger guns down Muslims, the left blames white people
These people are amazing. Last week radical left winger, atheist and homosexual marriage advocate Craig Hicks gunned down three fellow humans over what has been described as a “parking dispute.” This is just another example of the inherently violent nature of atheism and of advocates for homosexual marriage. This is how the far left is now interpreting the incident: We can safely say that | Read More »
How Much Else Was Missed?
Two of the great and terrible trends within the conservative movement are these. First, the rise of paid operatives who purport to be objective about issues while, in fact, they receive financial gain to write or refrain from writing about certain topics and people. Particularly troublesome at the local level, there are scores of local bloggers in states who target individuals who have either not | Read More »
RedState 2016 Presidential Power Rankings: Week 3
Welcome to Week 3 of the RedState Presidential Power Rankings. To see previous versions of the Power Rankings, click here. As always, these rankings are not intended to indicate the personal preferences of this or any other RedState author, but are rather intended to reflect a prediction of who will likely win the 2016 Republican nomination. These predictions are based on polling data, media buzz, | Read More »
NYT: Iraqi WMD existed and the CIA bought them
One of the more enduring mysteries of the Iraq War is the decision by the Bush Administration to go into a fetal position rather than fight back. No aspect of this is more painful and has proven more dangerous to the Republic than the issue of WMD. One of the stated reasons for us going to war was Saddam Hussein’s possession of chemical weapons (as | Read More »
State Department blames uptick in recent ritual human sacrifices on global unemployment rates.
NO. REALLY.Read More »
1920: The Year of Six Presidents
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David Pietrusza to discuss the pivotal election of 1920, how six once and future Presidents were involved and what parallels can be drawn from that election to 2016.Read More »
State Department’s @marieharf: we can’t beat ISIS with bombs, let’s send money
This is stunning. Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf was Hardball with Chris Matthews last night and gave a performance that indicates she is not only dumber than her boss, Jen Psaki, but let us know that Obama has no intention of trying to stem the spread of ISIS. Via Powerline: MATTHEWS: How do we stop this? I don’t see it. I see the Shia | Read More »
I Got Cider In My Ear!
One of these days, a guy is going to show you a brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken. Then this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the jack of spades jump out of this brand-new deck of cards and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, you do not accept this bet because, | Read More »
Tech at Night: Net Neutrality Update
Ah, Net Neutrality. The thing that America is being lied to, and is worse than even Ajit Pai thought. The thing that they’ve been telling us for years was necessary and good, even in comments at RedState, but has been revealed to be nothing but a packet of lies motivated by big government, they’re working to bring it. Let’s explore just how wrong it is. | Read More »
Give President Obama What He Needs
The Islamic State is a growing threat in the Middle East. Unfortunately, it is one that President Obama seems incapable of dealing with. According to CNN, more than 50% of Americans think President Obama’s handling of the Islamic State situation is less than acceptable. Over 70% of Americans want Congress to give the President the necessary authorizations to wage war on the enemy. Congress should | Read More »
President Obama’s Executive Amnesty is Temporarily Haulted
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Ken Paxton, as one of his first acts upon taking his job in January, filed suit against Barack Obama for his executive amnesty. Joining Texas in the lawsuit are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin. Over | Read More »
None Dare Call it Islam
By now the refrain is familiar. A violent man, usually in his 20s, is motivated by his belief system to commit murder in such a way as to deliberately inspire fear and terror in a certain segment of the population – frequently institutions that symbolize Western liberalism and/or Jewish culture. The media, reporting on the violence, curiously refuses to mention his religious affiliation – or | Read More »
Phone interview: Jay Cost, author of “A Republic No More.”
Jay Cost has a new book out called A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption.Read More »
Understanding ISIS; understanding Islam
There is an indispensable piece in The Atlantic titled What ISIS Really Wants. Barack Obama would do well to have read it before he starts playing Islamic Pope on the internet and holding forth on what is and what is not actually Islam. It starts with a question that apparently no one in our National Security apparatus has bothered to ask: What is the Islamic | Read More »
The Cyber Security Battle Between Private Industry and the Government
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the White House cyber-security summit, the privacy struggle between private industry and the government, and new encryption techniques.Read More »
Homeland Security shutdown looms as McConnell’s leadership fails
Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell showed us he is not the man to lead any Senate majority that is opposed by obstructionist Democrats. In short, is a great majority leader if you are on a level, paved road on a pleasant June day. For anything more challenging you need someone with a pair. The U.S. Senate Majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, said on Tuesday that | Read More »
Where are the riots over the Islamic State?
Again and again we are told that when Islam or its prophet Mahomet are treated unfairly or insulted, the streets in the Islamic world will erupt in rioting. They rioted in Benghazi over Danish cartoons published in a newspaper. They allegedly rioted over a Youtube video exposing Islam’s history. And yes, they rioted over Charlie Hebdo. So where are the riots against the Islamic State? | Read More »