AFSCME thinks that the UNCF should think that $60K > $25M.
AFSCME apparently cannot count.Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Friday Open Thread
I have read about writers getting writer’s block. Before I started regularly writing diaries at RedState, I never considered writing to be my main tool of communication and could not identify with the concept of getting it. Now, since I’ve made a quasi-commitment to keeping an open thread available at RedState, it has happened to me numerous times. Sometimes I chock it up to boredom | Read More »
The One Rule
Before there was a RedState officially, its founders agreed on one rule and that rule has been diligently kept by their heirs here. Despite what many of our critics say, RedState is not a uniform and homogenous place. The front page contributors disagree on gay marriage, on immigration, war, isolationism, on the fight within the Republican Party, tactics strategy, etc. My job is spent often | Read More »
I stand with Glenn Beck, not Robert Malthus
I see a pattern in the online debates over Glenn Beck’s plan to bring a few thousand hot meals to children sent alone to to the US from Mexico. Anytime someone defends the practice, his critics get derailed in a massive non sequitur, beginning to argue about the gravity of the illegal immigration crisis, the economics of illegal immigration, and other related topics. The net effect is to say or to imply that the defender of Glenn Beck is simply wrong on illegal immigration.
The fact is, Glenn Beck’s actions are right or wrong independent of the correct policy on illegal immigration, and the entire debate is indicative of a moral decay that extreme leftists have injected into our rhetoric. We need to throw off their influence, now.Read More »
Could a Banking Crisis in Portugal Spread Across Europe?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the collapse of Portugal’s Espirito Santo bank, what it means for the country’s banking system and if a crisis in Portugal could spread across Europe.Read More »
Josh, Ben, and Mike
They met in a bar in Northern Virginia. There was a fourth person there too, who has chosen to remain anonymous. Josh Trevino, who’d been running Tacitus, Ben Domenech, and Mike Krempasky hatched the idea of RedState. At the time, it was RedState.org. I remember reading on Tacitus that a new site was coming online and they were looking for people to write about the | Read More »
Mark Udall (D-CO) Objectifies Women
It’s often said that men objectify women by reducing them to one (or more) of their body parts in a sexual fashion. Colorado’s Democrat Senator Mark Udall, who is in deep trouble in his re-election bid, is guilty of just such objectification as he desperately tries to woo women voters to save his job. Udall has made it clear that he intends to make women | Read More »
Ten Years Ago Today
It was much debated for a few years, but digging into the database our first live post appeared on this day in 2004. Today is RedState’s birthday. Five years later we had our first RedState Gathering. In a month we will have our fifth anniversary RedState Gathering. We are going to Fort Worth, TX. The party starts the evening of August 7th and runs through | Read More »
Ain’t that a shame: Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell hate each other.
We’re all really broken up about this, sureRead More »
President Obama Says He’s Not Interested In #PhotoOps? Cue The Music!
Yesterday, President Obama said, with a straight face and no apparent sense of irony or rimshot, that he is “not interested in photo ops.” Really, guy? Is that your final answer? Digitas Daily released a new video today exploring the truthiness of that particular wild assertion. Does Obama like photo ops? Let’s roll the tape and find out! Are you surprised? I bet you’re surprised. | Read More »
Democrats Deploy Their Mississippi Strategy Against Jody Hice in Georgia
The Georgia Republican runoff is less than two weeks away on July 22, 2014. Having successfully swung the Mississippi Senate runoff against the conservative, Democrats in Georgia are coordinating with the GOP establishment to defeat the conservative running in Georgia’s tenth congressional district. Jody Hice, the undisputed conservative in the race to replace Congressman Paul Broun, is . . . well . . . a | Read More »
Jesse Jackson and Why We Should Not “Just Find” $4Bn “For The Children.”
Poor Rev. Jesse Jackson. Chicago, Il is too violent for him. Therefore somebody needs to “just find” $4Bn. It’s for the children. He explains below. “If we can find $4 billion for those children — and we should — we can find $2 billion for Chicago. There are more children involved, and more have been killed, and more have been shot,” said Jackson. Those children | Read More »
The unaware presidency of Barack Obama
Earlier today we posted on the CIA station chief being expelled from Germany for running intelligence operations against German targets. As incredible as it seems, Obama, according to the New York Times, was unaware of either the operations or the fact that one of our agents had been busted by German counterintelligence. This is a sad and continuing trend in this administration. Whenever anything blows | Read More »
The Common Core Assault on Homeschooling
Ohio is one of the many states in the U.S. that is scheduled to implement the controversial Common Core requirements next year. Although the Ohio legislature has attempted to essentially “half opt in” to Common Core by at least theoretically allowing county school boards to construct curricula outside of Common Core, and although Common Core at least in theory does not constrict homeschooling, Ohio homeschooling | Read More »
VIDEO: Obama is a Foreign Policy Failure
It’s hard to look around at the world today and feel as though we’re safer than we were before President Obama took office. Yet, this is exactly what he promised would happen when he ran for the office in 2008. The Daily Signal released a new video today highlighting the condition of the world in stark contrast to the lofty promises made by then candidate | Read More »
Germany expels CIA station chief in spy scandal
Yesterday the German government announced that it was expelling the presumed US CIA station chief because of US espionage activities directed against the German government. Germany has expelled the CIA’s station chief in Berlin in a dramatic rebuke to Washington after its security services uncovered two cases of alleged American spying in a week. The American intelligence official was asked to leave the country in | Read More »
Barack Obama opines on border crisis… nowhere near where the border crisis actually is.
I do not think that Barack Obama is taking this situation seriously enough.Read More »
Michelle Obama Misses The Mark on Education (Again)
Recently Michelle Obama spoke at the American School Counselor Association’s annual conference and, once again, the First Lady missed the mark on education. Instead of focusing on building a solid foundation, Obama rolled out new initiatives that seek to bolster college attendance rates while managing to have no focus on students. The initiatives, which fall under the First Lady’s goal of getting students to “reach | Read More »
Veterans Formally Demand Hillary Clinton Answer For Benghazi
Veterans for a Strong America (VSA) has formally notified the Department of State they are seeking all of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s agency and home (personal) landline, mobile phone and email records, including information on any “alias” accounts, for the 36 hour timeframe surrounding the Benghazi terror attacks.Read More »
The Hidden Costs of Obamacare
Obamacare is a tax that is costly to businesses and individuals in a lot of obvious ways. Many of those, though – the penalties, the fees, the increased costs of coverage, the loss of doctors and health plans – have already been covered ad nauseam. One aspect of the law’s cost to the American economy that has received comparatively little attention has been the compliance costs | Read More »