Eric Cantor announces House summer legislative priorities
Eric Cantor has released the summer legislative agenda for the House and it is as notable for what is not on it as what it includes: Majority Leader Eric Cantor laid out a busy legislative agenda for the remainder of June in a memo to House Republicans sent Friday, scheduling floor time to address issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs, three appropriations bills, three | Read More »
The Nanny State Hates Your Cheese
If you are anything close to a foodie, you know you have to buy imported parmesan cheese to get a good parmesan flavor. American cheeses like parmesan must be pasteurized to be sold in interstate commerce. The flavor is much saltier without the good tangy taste of an unpasteurized parmesan. But, humorously, imported unpasteurized parmesan and other cheeses are available. There is a noticeable difference | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Online Gambling Debate
So, online gambling. Right now there are two major pushes going on to get new legislation related to online gambling. Neither is a small government position, and I oppose them both. The current law as it stands isn’t bad. It could be better, but either plan out there right now would make things worse.
To summarize, the two plans out there are both masquerading as right-wing positions, however one turns out to be a classic big government picking of winners and losers, and the other is big regulatory government masquerading as libertarianism. We must pass neither.
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What Obama’s America Has In Common With the Theocracy of Iran
TEHRAN — In their early 30s, married, and with prospects for successful careers, Bita and Sherag could be contemplating the logical next step in their lives: becoming parents. But for them and an increasing number of young, middle-class Iranians who are deeply pessimistic over their country’s future, raising a child is one of the last things on their minds. – HT: New York Times You | Read More »
Colorado Democrats approve $13 million dollar rate hike to keep Obamacare exchange going.
Every time I sit down to write a story about a state Obamacare exchange I always seem to end up at the part where the whole thing is like throwing money into a hole.
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Wendy Davis Doesn’t Care About People Until They Look Like People
Abortion Barbie a/k/a Wendy Davis claims Republicans don’t care about ‘people who don’t look like them’. This is really rich coming from a women who does not support people until they look like us. Seriously, Wendy Davis has stood (literally) for the proposition that until a child exits the womb and looks like the rest of humanity, the child can be ripped apart and have | Read More »
New USA Today / Pew poll: Veterans hate the Bergdahl/terrorist swap.
When they write the books on the crash and burn of the Obama administration, they’re going to pick this time period as a good place to start Part III.
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Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. Now that Americans can | Read More »
Hillary’s Operation Fast and Furious: al Qaeda edition
Most everyone is familiar with the infamous Operation Fast and Furious wherein the boneheaded Obama Justice Department decided along with the equally boneheaded Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives that letting people buy weapons illegally and transfer them to Mexican narco-cartels was just a jim-dandy way of generating public outrage at gun ownership. Now we’re seeing another phase of this come to light. The | Read More »
When It Is Over
In October of 2005, I was one of the first to experience the W, T, and F to come October 3rd. Here at RedState, I had legitimately been breaking news about George W. Bush’s Supreme Court appointments. First came John Roberts. Then came, not Samuel Alito, but Harriet Miers. I had a few good sources inside and outside the White House who had been feeding | Read More »
Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s Texas. Texas Senator Ted Cruz won the Texas GOP straw poll. But what is striking is that he did so with 42% of the vote. Rand Paul and Ben Carson were tied for second place, and arguable we could throw Rick Perry in there too. All three were clustered around 12%. This is Texas. It is Cruz Country, as the Politico | Read More »
Where conservatives and the Tea Party can win
One of the favorite sports of the GOP establishment these days is predicting the end or the inevitable irrelevance of independent conservative candidates for the House and Senate. The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin takes up the cudgel in a story call Where can the tea party win? The tea party we have seen this primary season is outmatched easily when it takes on mainstream, | Read More »
Stop the Feast, Bowe Bergdahl is No Prodigal Son
[T]he father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. Luke 15:22-24
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Your Must Read of the Day
Six soldiers died after Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion. Democrats are attacking the GOP claiming the GOP is using this issue for purely partisan purposes. But soldiers who served with Bowe Bergdahl disagree. They say these six soldiers would not have died had Bergdahl not disappeared. Even one two time Obama voting member of the military agrees. This is your must read of the day. Jake Tapper | Read More »
#Obamacare causing MORE Medicaid recipients to use emergency rooms.
More Medicaid means more emergency room visits. …In accordance with the prophecy.
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