Rauner fighting for a common sense budget in Illinois
Illinois has suffered mismanagement for years, which is why finally the state managed to elect a Republican Governor, Bruce Rauner. It’s budget time in Illinois, and the Governor is pushing for some common sense ideas (enact reform instead of passing yet more tax-and-spend bills). The radicals are angry, so he deserves some support on this.
#WMATA has been misleading the public on safety
Early this month the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) had one of its trains derail underground near Smithsonian station, in the heart of downtown DC. Fortunately no passengers were aboard, but according to WMATA (interim) General Manager Jack Requa’s report on the derailment, that was just lucky. According to the report, “it is important to note that in this incident, critical information was lost | Read More »
How Bitcoin is hostile to property rights
Yesterday I called for the banning of Bitcoin and while reactions to my post included many personal attacks, Bitcoin talking points, and vague dismissals, nobody bothered to attempt to refute my core points. While Bitcoin cranks and talking point reciters were angry, it is irrefutable that Bitcoin’s intentionally designed properties make it hostile to property rights. There may be another cryptocurrency that isn’t hostile to | Read More »
It’s time to ban Bitcoin.
I’ve been writing for a long time about how Bitcoin, if adopted widely, would be a grave threat to property rights. You see, while property rights are an inalienable human right, Bitcoin is an anarchic currency that resists any attempts to enforce such property rights. Criminal transactions cannot be reversed, and unlawfully obtained Bitcoins cannot be sent back to their rightful owners. The criminals have | Read More »
Tech at Night: Taking down the newest copyright infringement ring
BitTorrent is a technology that distributes data faster by enlisting the bandwidth of downloaders in order to serve more downloads. That’s well and good for legitimate users, however the technology has been used heavily by copyright infringement rings. The latest scheme, “Popcorn Time”, is under heavy attack as copyright holders and the law strike back.
Denver Airport discriminates against those with Christian views
Remember when they said homosexual “marriage” was only about “equality” and nobody would ever have their rights taken away? Or that if only we’d concede on homosexual “marriage” that we could then move on to “more important issues?” Well it turns out none of that was true, as anti-Christian discrimination is alive and well, as Chick fil A is getting blackballed at Denver International Airport.
Sweden’s establishment is afraid of the voters
A new poll came out showing the Sweden Democrats to be the number one party in Sweden right now. That’s good news for reformer right.
Hail to the Redskins: Bowser and DC get their bluff called
The Redskins, Washington’s NFL team, want a new stadium. Jack Kent Cooke Stadium was opened in 1997, so by the time any new one opens, it’ll be at least 20 years old. Currently they’re in Maryland, but are open to sites in DC and in Virginia, the latter being where the Redskins have their headquarters*. This has put DC in a bind between politics and | Read More »
In defense of Ben Carson on the Border
Dennis Welch, local reporter for KTVK-TV in Arizona, made an outrageously worded report on Twitter about Ben Carson which he clarified right after. This report (I assume by design) sparked a wave of outrage against Ben Carson on Twitter. However I think that he’s probably right on border security, and here’s why.
Trump remains ahead, but the polling is unclear
I said last week that we needed more polling to be sure of the Trump situation after the debate and the Redstate Gathering. It turns out the new polling hasn’t clarified things yet.
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, Ben Carson
, Donald Trump
, Fox News
, Jeb Bush
, Marco Rubio
, Rasmussen Reports
, Scott Walker
, Ted Cruz
RedState’s #WhichWMATA, Week 1
Below are pictures from three DC Metro stations run by WMATA, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Can you guess which station each picture shows? I wonder when we’ll start getting reporters who start asking questions about stuff like this?
Trump was for de Blasio before he was against him
Right now socialist New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is conducting a one man Jihad against Donald Trump, but the fact is, before Trump decided to run for President, Trump was a big fan.
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Has Trump peaked? One poll doesn’t tell us that.
The Real Clear Politics 2016 nomination poll chart appears to be showing that Donald Trump has peaked, and is on the way down. But if you dig past the pretty picture, it’s not clear that’s the case.
Government created an environmental disaster in Colorado
Ronald Reagan once said “Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.” We’ve all heard it, but so many Republicans and conservatives even haven’t really gotten it. We talk about how “oh, small government is great, but we need SEC/FCC/EPA/whatever regulator.” Regulation is a failure. Colorado learned that the hard way last week when the EPA caused the catastrophic pollution of | Read More »
No, DC Metro riders don’t get what we pay for #WMATA
I know most readers of RedState (myself included) would oppose building a system like the subways in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. But it was built, over the preceding decades, and it currently exists as an asset we have. Any desire we have for good governance must compel us to be good stewards of this system, which we have spent many taxpayer dollars | Read More »