In Which Stealing Swisher Sweets Becomes a Capital Offense
Update: Via Thomas Crown in the comments, the Ferguson chief was clear that the officer who shot Michael Brown did not even know of this incident at the time of the shooting and it had nothing to do with the reason Michael Brown was stopped. Which means it is, of necessity, completely irrelevant to whether the officer reasonably believed that Brown posed a sufficient threat to | Read More »
#RSG14: Jim DeMint, President of the Heritage Foundation
If the Senate Republican Caucus is a little more conservative today than it was back in 2009, you can thank Jim DeMint for that. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio would not be Senators today without the help of DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund. In 2012, he resigned his Senate seat and took on the chairmanship of the Heritage Foundation. Over the years, | Read More »
The Internet’s ‘Series of Tubes’
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the network of fiber cables that serves as the backbone of the world’s internet connectivity, how fragile that network is and why entire countries can lose internet access at the drop of an anchor.Read More »
Must We Have a Dead White Kid?
The facts that seem undisputed, and in these situations that is so rare, are that an unarmed eighteen year old named Michael Brown was walking in a street. An altercation occurred with a police officer. Undisputed is that the officer gave chase to Mr. Brown after the scuffle and shot Mr. Brown, at least once in the back, approximately twenty feet from where the scuffle | Read More »
Dear World: The President is inconvenienced.
All eyes are currently on Ferguson, MO., as the Democratic governor finally decides to do something, setting up state law enforcement to take control of the situation and keeping local enforcement only on standby. Prior to this, a heavily militarized Ferguson police force was really doing no one in the law enforcement community a favor when they suited up in heavier-than-normal protection (they looked like | Read More »
I Hope The Libertarian Moment Happens In Ferguson, MO
The news coming out of Ferguson, MO caused me to experience the equivalent of a bad acid flashback without the initial fun of tripping on LSD. I went back in time to 1999. I was in Grad School at UCLA getting vastly over-credentialed for the job market and educated far beyond my limited frontiers of cognitive ability. There was this scurvy pack of guys I | Read More »
Has Russia invaded? Ukraine enters a critical state
The situation in Ukraine is entering a critical phase. As Russian troops mass on the border with Ukraine and a bogus “humanitarian” convoy has moved towards Ukraine from Russia. Tonight there are reports that a Russian armored column has crossed the Russo-Ukraine frontier. A column of Russian armored personnel carriers (APCs) has reportedly crossed Russia’s border with Ukraine. The APCs had earlier been seen traveling alongside a | Read More »
David Gregory out at Meet the Press
NBC has announced David Gregory has been replaced on Meet the Press by Chuck Todd. Yawn.Read More »
Media Research Center Releases New #LeanOver Campaign
Our good friends at the Media Research Center have begun a new video campaign called #LeanOver taking on the liberal bias of MSNBC. The first of these videos by RedState contributor Ben Howe has just been released and is well worth a watch. Check it out. According to MRC communications director Scooter Schaefer: “The idea behind the #LeanOver parody was to show how laughably liberal | Read More »
Clinton versus Obama on Syria and foreign policy
The kerfuffle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is all in the news right now. Clinton, who sees her coronation as Democrat presidential candidate for the 2016 as a done deal, is trying to establish some daylight between herself and her former boss on foreign policy. There is a good reason for that. Other than coasting through 2009 with an “I’m not George Bush” strategy | Read More »
Andrew Romanoff (D CAND, Colorado-06) plays with chalk, won’t clean up after himself.
What fascinates is that Andrew Romanoff thinks that other people need to clean up the messes that he makes.Read More »
Chris Kyle Didn’t Die From a Gunshot, He Died From His Choice
Here is an example of a blog post with a title designed to piss you off. It is meant to immediately put you on edge because it is inflammatory. It is a half truth architected in a manner to upset people who are familiar with the story of the well known American Hero, Chris Kyle. Most people know that Chris Kyle was actually shot and | Read More »
Bruce Braley avoids voters at Iowa State Fair.
When it comes right down to it, the comparison that should be made here should be the one between Bruce Braley and then-Massachusetts Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley.Read More »
On Brutal Truth
There has been no shortage of discussions around recent comments and articles written in the wake of the tragic suicide of actor Robin Williams. From Rush Limbaugh to Matt Walsh, there’s obviously a lot of emotions built into agreement or disagreement with one another on the question of suicide. In light of this, it would be hard to deny that suicide is something that affects | Read More »
Jed Babbin on Hillary’s Foreign Policy and 2016
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jed Babbin to discuss the Hillary vs. Obama battle, the failed foreign policy of Hillary’s time as Secretary of State and who in the GOP can make a credible challenge in 2016.Read More »
Don’t Rule Out a Riot
At the outset, let me note right up front that I am opposed to any form of violence that involves the looting, theft, or destruction of innocent third parties. I realize that this is happening right now in Ferguson and I find it inexcusable and indefensible. That having been said, I think it’s high time conservatives re-examined their gut-level reactions to what is going on | Read More »
Simon and Schuster covers for Obama
One would think that when a senior editor at publishing giant Simon & Schuster received a book proposal from a literary agent representing the platoon-mates of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl she would have been excited. After all, Bergdahl, who was with the Taliban for nearly five years, is something of a celebrity. Obama did his customary victory shuffle in the Rose Garden with Bergdahl’s parents as | Read More »
Top Fundraiser for Jason Carter (D-GA) Wants Carbon Tax. Calls Opponents to the Idea “Nutcases”.
Jason Carter is the Democrats’ nominee for Governor of Georgia. His top fundraiser flew to Aspen, CO on Tuesday to champion a carbon tax to fight “global warming.” Carter’s fundraiser also called those who oppose destroying the economy to deal with global warming “nutcases.” Do not be surprised. Jason Carter’s top fundraiser also recently called Hamas a legitimate political actor and accused Israel of war | Read More »
Tech at Night: Incentives demand we get metered Internet access
This is going to be quick tonight, but I have an important point to make. Our wired Internet is a lot better than critics make it out to be in this country, when you adjust for population density. Naturally no matter how good it is, we still want it to improve over time. If we want that to happen, we need to create incentives for investment.
And it’s basic economics: If you want to incentivize ISPs to increase your data rates, then you want to give them an economic incentive to get you as many bits as possible: It’s time to return to metered Internet access. Pay for what you use.Read More »
Bundy Not Last Victim of Professional Police
In March, 2014 Cliven Bundy found himself targeted by the professional police force of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which justified its actions using a trivial offense that had placed Bundy on the wrong side of America’s supercharged legal code. BLM showed an appalling willingness to escalate the situation to overwhelming government force by deploying a police force which was a small army in | Read More »