Putin shut down a power grid last month. This is why we need NSA and CISA.
Imagine going without power for 6 hours in the dead of winter, 2 days before Christmas, because some foreign power wanted to poke at your country. That’s what Putin’s minions did to 8,000 folks in Ukraine on December 23 last month, and if you think American energy firms, living fat and happy on local monopolies, are better equipped to fight these attacks… hahahahaha.
Iowa polling: Is Ted Cruz holding up against Donald Trump?
It’s amazing to me how little polling there actually is of Iowa right now. We’re about two weeks away from the caucuses, but according to Real Clear Politics as of this writing, there have only been six polls this year. So when we’re ‘ooh’ing and ‘ahh’ing at the rough-and-tumble between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, we don’t actually have very many data points to look | Read More »
House GOP one-ups Obama’s SOTU on criminal justice reform
President Barack Obama used his State of the Union message to push a forward-looking agenda, as is the style these days. One element was to reduce sentences on crimes he doesn’t think are all that serious. The House GOP is going a step further, and interestingly enough, Obama is opposing it. I guess he only wants show reform, not real reform.
Turkish courts get it right on punishing hackers
American courts are so weak about prosecuting hackers. Aaron Swartz’s defenders had a freak-out when he was at risk of getting up to 50 years, after turning down a 6 month plea, because he willfully disrupted a major university’s access to important, expensive data. But when online attackers hurt many people all at once, the law is wrong when if doesn’t take into account each | Read More »
Cryptography scammers feed off of the Edward Snowden cult
For a long time, cryptography was really only used by spooks, mathematicians, and cranks. Back around 2000 I messed with it. The idea that I could set it up so that nobody could fake a business email from me through cryptographic signatures, was an appealing one. But I stopped since it was a hassle, and nobody cared. But now after the Edward Snowden spy effort | Read More »
Liz Mair exposes Ann Coulter as a one-issue fraud
Four years ago, Ann Coulter was part of the gang that was seeing to foist Mitt Romney upon us. Why? He was making noises about being tough on immigration, and so Coulter declared Romney could do no wrong. This time it’s the Donald Trump personality cult she’s joined, and Make America Awesome‘s Liz Mair has exposed her as a fraud. I’m giving you the video | Read More »
Myth BUSTED: Steve Hoffman shows Ted Cruz can win by expanding the base
I’m old enough to remember the hand wringing. The GOP must reach out to libertarians, they said. Young people are too libertarian for the GOP, was the claim. When we at RedState banned Ron Paul supporters, we were told we were part of the problem, keeping the GOP from ever winning again, because Paul was reaching an ‘untapped strain’ of voter. Well, here we are | Read More »
[VIDEO] Watch as Donald Trump calls for more deals with dictators
Donald Trump now claims to oppose Barack Obama’s deal with Iran, but back in 2007, he used to use every Democrat talking point in the book, including criticizing the Bush administration for not making more deals with dictators.
Donald Trump is quivering like a scared chihuahua in a thunderstorm
Little toy dogs don’t handle thunderstorms well, and neither is Donald Trump handling the newest polling like a mature adult. Trump knows the trend is awful for him, suggesting he’s squandered his lead by putting his foot in his mouth one too many times, and giving away what was once a yuge poll advantage, right into the hands of Ted Cruz. So he’s lashing out.
Will Amazon’s growth end up allowing Internet sales tax reform?
Americans have resisted sales tax reform for the Internet era, because they simply didn’t want to pay more taxes. These days, it’s hard to argue against that, even though most of the taxes we pay go to DC, but the sales tax situation is harming the state budgets. I wonder if this debate will change as people have to pay tax on Amazon anyway, thanks | Read More »
If #BlueLivesMatter, a line must be drawn in Oregon
A group of armed thugs has decided to #Occupy Oregon, and take over a wildlife refuge building. Led by known wacko Ammon Bundy, even conservative champion Ted Cruz thinks they need to stand down. If Blue Lives Matter, as a number of right-wing activists have frequently stated, Ted Cruz is right, and Bundy must surrender immediately.
Trump is so scared of losing Iowa to Cruz, he’s wetting his pants
Donald Trump was on Face the Nation, and had an epic tantrum. Right now he’s so scared of losing to Ted Cruz, he’s having to lash out in ridiculous ways. It’s interesting seeing what Trump looks like when he’s behind, he knows he’s behind, and he’s wetting-his-pants scared of being the big, fat loser.
Bitcoin Bowl flops: Bitcoin’s highest profile venture failed
The St. Petersburg Bitcoin Bowl was supposed to be a great success for Bitcoin, as Bitpay made a three-year deal to be the title sponsor of the event. Business Insider said “The attention brought to bitcoin by the game will only further boost its ascension into the mainstream. Bitpay itself bragged of 100 businesses accepting Bitcoin. But this year’s bowl was just the St. Petersburg | Read More »
New Hampshire is Bush’s firewall. What delegates will he get?
While the Iowa caucuses are volatile, and you never know just how the delegates will turn out as rooms full of people get together and make deals, the New Hampshire primary has a simple set of rules for determining the winner. Let’s check the current polling and see who would win delegates there.
Rand Paul is missing the point as Obama spies on Israel
So we’ve got an Obama administration scandal going on, as some inappropriate behavior has come out with respect to the “deal” with Iran. I put deal in quotes because Iran isn’t actually committed to anything. But regardless, the administration’s behavior around this deal is suspicious… but is ranting about some tangential matter. He misses the point when it comes to American and global security. What | Read More »