Rick Perry’s Failure to Lead Leads Texas Closer to Obamacare
Late Thursday afternoon, the Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives took the first step toward capitulation on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. A few hours later, the amendment directing the Texas state healthcare bureaucracy to start preparing for the expansion was reconsidered and rescinded after a handful of conservatives scrambled to rescue the situation — but the fact that it passed at all is a wake-up call. | Read More »
Why Not Incest?
Jeremy Irons is making headlines for his hesitancy on gay marriage and whether it might lead to incestuous marital relationships if only to avoid estate taxes. Irons says, Could a father not marry his son? … It’s not incest between men. Incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don’t breed… If that were so, then if I wanted to pass on my | Read More »
Did Law Enforcement Miss Warnings About Holmes?
While Colorado lawmakers focus on guns, an area university psychiatrist claims police ignored warnings that James Holmes was a threat to the public, my emphasis: A University of Colorado psychiatrist told campus police a month before the Aurora movie theater attack that James Holmes had homicidal thoughts and was a public danger, according to records unsealed Thursday. Lynne Fenton, a psychiatrist at the Denver campus, told | Read More »
Exposed: President Morsi’s ‘Brotherhoodization’ Plan for Egypt
The Muslim Brotherhood’s former General Guide, Mahdi Akef, the organization’s supreme leader from 2004-2010, declared during an interview published yesterday by Kuwait’s well-known newspaper, Al Jarida, that the “Brotherhoodization” of Egypt’s state organs—which would see the transformation of Egypt into the image of the Muslim Brotherhood—is President Muhammad Morsi’s grand plan for the nation. Akef was referring to Morsi’s electoral program, also known as his | Read More »
Are Teachers Bullying Conservative Students?
A Wisconsin school district has launched an investigation into accusations that teachers have bullied and harassed a politically active conservative student. Benji Backer, a 15-year-old student at Appleton North High School in Appleton, tells me that he’s been subjected to name-calling, foul-language and classroom lectures that bashed Gov. Scott Walker and labeled Republicans as racist “They are harassing and bullying me as well as indoctrinating | Read More »
The only gun infographic you’ll ever need.
Via Stephen Gutowski, aka @CollegePolitico. Gun Facts You Need To Know | Infographics
Wisconsin Among Worst for Business Taxes, State Contemplates Circus Bailout
Wisconsin led the nation in collective bargaining reform for public employees in 2011, but the state’s current tax and regulatory climate led the Tax Foundation to recently declare Wisconsin among the worst in the country for business taxes. But while lawmakers mull over how best to reduce taxes and streamline regulations, they are being asked by one state agency to spend $3.7 million on a | Read More »
Progressives: “How Do We Guns?”
The most disturbing trend in the gun-control conversation is that the most uneducated people on the topic are the ones in charge of policy. Take for instance Congresswoman Diana DeGette and her demonstration before the Denver Post editorial board: I’m the Prime House Co-Sponsor on the ban on the high capacity magazines and I believe that as this bill works through it has an excellent chance of passing. | Read More »
Media Covers up Democrat-Backed Planned Parenthood’s Support for Infanticide
For almost as long as there have been two parties, there have been accusations of mainstream media bias. Conservatives know it’s real. Liberals insist it’s imagined. Bias is evident not only in how events are covered but also in what is covered—and more importantly what is not covered. Consider two events from last week. First, in North Dakota the governor signed into law bills that | Read More »
Steve Penley Paintings on T-Shirts
Yes I’m putting this on the front page. And yes, I’m putting this as a featured story. I get requests all the time for information on Steve Penley’s paintings. I have two of them myself. Steve is a dear friend and each year at the RedState Gathering we’ve used his paintings as backdrops for the event. They are gorgeous. You’ve probably also seen them on | Read More »
Colorado’s Citizens Provide $10 Million in Funds to Planned Parenthood Between 2009-2012
The Colorado Constitution clearly states that public funding of abortion is forbidden, but four separate Colorado state departments are listed as financially supporting the most public advocate for abortion in the state. Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains (PPRM) has received $10 million from the state between fiscal years 2009 and 2012. Upon request, state department receipts documenting the payments have been released to Media Trackers Colorado. | Read More »
The $20 Trillion Welfare Question
Drudge has linked to several articles this morning reporting on the record number of people below the poverty line in the country. The latest numbers from the Census Bureau show that 50 million people, including 20% of children in the country, are living below the poverty line. The poverty rate is at its highest levels since the ‘60s. The amazing thing about all these articles | Read More »
It’s Time to Face Reality on the Keystone Pipeline
Four and a half years. Approval by 10 federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency. Study upon study demonstrating the economic and energy independence benefits to our nation. Bi-partisan support. And yet, despite the campaign promises of the President, a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline continues to sit, and the only thing seemingly preventing a commitment is a desire to placate environmentalists who care | Read More »
Maybe we should all leave this book alone… On the bookshelves.
Last month, a ruckus kicked off when Roger Ailes’ wife, Elizabeth Ailes, hinted in a tweet that New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman, author of a forthcoming unauthorized book about her husband and Fox News, had been bothering her and had previously been asked to leave her alone, apparently to no avail. @gabrielsherman is following me? He’s been asked before to leave me alone but he | Read More »
The Power of Disability
I spent the last eight days or so sick with the flu bug from Hell. I had a slightly better Good Friday than my savior; didn’t do as well on Easter. On the bright side of life, I did manage to lose 8 pounds without a single visit to the dreaded squat rack. But the whole thing had me asking some very fundamental questions… Why | Read More »