Federal Judge Strikes Down Obamacare Insurer Bailouts
Obamacare is unpopular for a whole host of reasons, most of which have to do with the individual mandate and the crush of regulations it places on businesses. One thing most people don’t really understand about Obamacare as it was passed, but which is probably the most fatal flaw in the law, is that it created a financially unsound system and prohibited insurers from reacting | Read More »
The Minimum Wage for Robots is Zero so Wendy’s Hires a Bunch
Here’s a reality that politicians on both sides of the aisle are steadfastly refusing to acknowledge: the world requires less brute human physical human force to function than ever before, and that has significant, far reaching, and irreversible consequences for the labor market. There is absolutely no amount of government action that is going to undo that. It’s not politically correct to say this, but | Read More »
Trump and Ryan Meet: “A Very Positive Step Toward Unification”
Well, the much ballyhooed meeting between Trump and Ryan has occurred. I have said all along that this is barely disguised performance art from both parties.
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New Oregon Poll Has a Shockingly Depressing Result for Trump (AND Hillary)
A local Fox station in Oregon conducted a poll of likely Oregon voters last week. The sample was taken from May 6-9th – which is to say, all surveys were conducted after both John Kasich and Ted Cruz had dropped out of the race. The poll tested the Democratic primary (Hillary leads Bernie 48-33) and a general election matchup between Hillary and Trump (Hillary leads again, 43-32). | Read More »
Postmortem for the Conservative Movement, Part 3: Failure to Communicate
Perhaps no failure of the conservative movement has been so pervasive as the failure to communicate effectively with people who are not already conservatives.
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Experts Revise Trump’s Tax Plan to Include Massive Tax Hikes
For people who are planning on voting for Trump in November, Trump has a message: he hopes you aren’t particularly attached to any of the specifics in any of his plans, because they are subject to major, massive revision without notice. And if you think that’s bad, wait until he gets to office and starts negotiating awesome deals with Democrats. The latest Trump plan to | Read More »
Trump Doesn’t Regret Mocking McCain’s War Service Because his Polls Went Up (AUDIO)
I certainly don’t think that John McCain is beyond criticism, as a pretty voluminous amount of my writing work will attest. But what I will say about John McCain is that a guy who was captured, tortured, and held as a prisoner of war by one of America’s enemies is entitled to respect for his military service. If you want to criticize McCain’s policies, his | Read More »
Trump Claims Responsibility for Budweiser Name Change
Apparently, Budweiser is going to change the label on their crappy beer to say “America” this summer instead of “Budweiser.” I don’t really know what prompted this name change other than the kind of schlocky appeal to patriotism that Budweiser specializes in, but you can bet that Donald Trump has another theory: Making an appearance on Fox and Friends, the presumptive 2016 Republican presidential nomineewas | Read More »
ISIS Bombing Kills 64 in Baghdad
Just a friendly reminder that all is not well in the Middle East and our troops who are in Iraq are, in fact, in a combat zone. Global news outlets are reporting that a bomb went off in Sadr City, killing at least 64 and injuring almost 100 more. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that they were targeting Shiite militias: Pictures | Read More »
The Trump Fans are Totally Not a Cult
No, seriously, why do people keep accusing them of that? I mean, one of the things that’s a signature of a cult is that the cult leader is subject to deification himself, and there’s no evidence that Trump people are doing that, right? I mean, except for the fact that Ann Coulter – who is pretty much the smartest of the Trump supporters, by a | Read More »
Stop Trying to Scare #NeverTrump with Hillary
I am coming rapidly to the conclusion that supporters of Trump have no positive reasons to offer #NeverTrump voters to change their minds. I get dozens of piece of hate mail and/or angry tweets a day, and never do they even attempt to offer an actual reason that any sentient being would believe to vote for Trump. It’s always, 100% of the time, “If you | Read More »
Postmortem for the Conservative Movement, Part 2: A Deficit of Ideas
One of the great conceits of liberalism – and of Barack Obama in particular – is the notion that everyone would love their ideas if only they were presented properly. Never do they consider that their ideas are bad, or at the very least unpopular on their own merits.
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EXCLUSIVE RedState Interview with Libertarian Candidate Austin Petersen (VIDEO)
I was privileged to sit down today with Libertarian Party candidate for President Austin Petersen. Austin was good enough to honestly explain all his positions for conservative readers, and to explain the process by which Libertarians choose their nominee (and to explain how you can get involved in the process). Everyone will ultimately make their own decisions about Mr. Petersen, but there’s definitely more to | Read More »
Is Facebook Suppressing RedState Content?
I’m getting a lot of inquiries from the media and from just people who know me about this Gizmodo article titled “Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News.” Somehow, of all the conservative news and opinion outlets in the world, RedState happened to be the one that got mentioned by a former Facebook employee who was quoted in the story. Specifically, the Gizmodo story | Read More »
How #RSG16 is Different From Any Other Political Event This Year
In just a few months, we’ll be in Denver, Colorado, for our annual RedState Gathering – a chance to rally with hundreds of conservatives 90 days before the most important election of our lifetime. So, what is it exactly that makes RedState Gathering special? Take advantage of early bird pricing and register for RedState Gathering 2016 today! Unlike other political conferences, | Read More »