Obama’s Five Stages of Grief
Have you ever heard of the Kübler-Ross model? You might have, but you probably know it by its more common name, The Five Stages of Grief. These are generally accepted stages put forward by psychologists that a person who is facing their own death or the death of someone close to them go through. These stages are even referred to in pop culture (one of my | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: Ferguson and Obama’s Legacy on Race Relations #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and I will be joined by Laura Fillault to discuss the lack of an indictment in Ferguson, Missouri, the ensuing riots and national race discussion, and President Obama’s legacy on race relations in America. We’ll be live at 7 pm Eastern. If you would like to join in the discussion, ask questions, or get | Read More »
Deval Patrick: Democrats in 2014 needed more cowbell
There is a certain amount of schadenfreude in all this. As a Republican I went through it from the other side in 2008 and 2012 when morons and quislings like David Brooks and the staff of Reason were crawling out of the woodwork explaining that if we’d only jettisoned our values we would still have lost but we would have lost on the right side | Read More »
I actually think that these kids at Occidental really learned something.
Occidental College students learn a valuable life lesson: ritual magic doesn’t work, even in political science.
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On the CDC’s Latest Abortion Report
[H/T The Daily Caller] The news this past Friday mostly centered on covering Black Friday and issues relating to the events in Ferguson, but amid all of these stories, the CDC has released its latest abortion surveillance report. This year’s report looks at the numbers for 2011, since those are the most recent ones available. There is a little good news in this report, but | Read More »
The Democrats’ surprisingly complicated 2016 Senate problem.
Interesting list of potential Democratic retirements from the Hill, here: , 74 Joe Manchin, 67 , 74 , 78 , 74 Manchin’s on the list because he’s doing all the things that Senators who are planning to run for Governor do: to wit, talking about how much he hates Washington DC, and letting the state party apparatus dip their beaks into his fundraising war chest. Boxer is… | Read More »
Why Southern Democrats can’t win
I’m not in the business of giving electoral advice to Democrats. Unlike Chuck Schumer, who went out of his way to tell us what we had to do on immigration or face a blow-out in 2014, I enjoy blow-out elections like 2010 and 2014. I am in favor of at least a two-party system because having lived in one-party paradises in DC and Maryland | Read More »
The Democrat-Academia junk science axis digs in
Perhaps the most frightening thing to the Democrats and their allies in academia about the change of control in the Congress is the possibility that their junk science gravy train will be shut down. The Democrats have long used junk science, produced by the various academic equivalents of Jerry Sandusky, in order to shape the debate and form policies for reordering American society. The war | Read More »
Why I Said I’d Have Shot Michael Brown in the Face
I strongly believe twitter is a platform which is every bit a part of “real life” in that things said there can have huge consequences (see Anthony Weiner for example). And while I also believe Michelle Malkin is correct that social media “democratizes influence,” I’m of the opinion that there is a bubble of sorts in which some with less influence are treated as though | Read More »
Maryland AAG Karen Straughn’s embarrassing urban legend credulousness.
I think that you have to look on the bright side when it comes to situations like these… OK, the text is hard to excerpt. Basically, Maryland Assistant Attorney General (Consumer Protection) Karen Straughn is going around telling people to watch out for carjackers who strike via putting $100 bills under windshield wipers, despite the fact that she knows that it’s not actually happening (it’s an urban | Read More »
#LASen: Landrieu’s Chief of Staff Shoots Her in the Foot (Metaphorically)
To borrow from Moe Lane: Come, I will conceal nothing from you. We already know how the Louisiana Senate run-off is going to end, but in case Louisiana Republicans and conservatives need any more reason to get to the polls, Mary Landrieu’s Chief of Staff has just given it to us. With a hat tip to The Daily Caller, he Black Conservative Fund has released a video | Read More »
On Any Black Friday, #WalMartStrikers Could Be Replaced—Permanently.
By the time you read this, the post-Thanksgiving shopping day known as “Black Friday” will largely be over. However, among the fights over Barbie dolls and home theater systems, in what has become an all-too-predictable post-Thanksgiving tradition, union-sponsored protests occurred all over the nation at dozens of WalMart stores. While the union protests are predominantly attended by non-employee, union-paid protestors (aka astroturf), some of the | Read More »
Obama trolls GOP on SecDef nomination
The story is making the rounds that Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is the front runner to replace outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson emerged on Wednesday as a new leading contender to replace Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, but the race remains fluid and the timetable for an appointment still unclear. … The homeland security secretary has | Read More »
Joan Walsh’s refusal to understand why Democrats lost
Joan Walsh, one of the biggest beacons of White Guilt on the Internet, has released her “reflection” of 2014, and looks back at what she calls her “mistakes” (which, oddly, don’t include almost everything she’s ever written). In this piece at Salon, she says her mistake was overconfidence in red state women and what she got right was the use of Ebola as a fear-mongering story. | Read More »
Hillary Clinton: Rock Star
For her entire political career Hillary Clinton has received kid glove treatment by the press. From her time at Rose Law when she made $100,000 in a matter of a few days by investing in cattle futures to her tumultuous marriage to Bill Clinton (and her rumored affairs as well as his) to her campaign for Senate when the hapless Rick Lazio was accused of | Read More »