Think that the Democrats will retake the House in ’16? Fine. Name the seats.
While you are going to hear a good deal about how the Democrats plan to message, and take advantage of their gerrymandered states, and framing, and almost everything else – one thing that’s going to be not talked about much will be which seats are going to flip.
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White House: Taliban are not terrorists
I suppose that if Daniel Patrick Moynihan was right and we can define deviancy down, there is really no good reason why terrorism can’t be defined down, too. Via ABC’s Jon Karl: They act like terrorists, they regularly kill civilians like terrorists, but the White House does not consider the Afghan Taliban to be a terrorist group. “They do carry out tactics that are akin | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: The 114th Congress vs. Obama
Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! Tonight, RedState’s own Caleb Howe joins Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, Neal Dewing of The Federalist and F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon to discuss the early weeks of the 114th Congress and the pushback from Obama. Join the guys live via Google Hangout by clicking | Read More »
Senate support for Iran sanctions are gathering steam
Yesterday I posted a story covering an impending and large scale Democrat defection from the administration over its mismanagement of the nuclear negotiations with Iran. In that story, it looked like there were about 63 votes to override any Obama veto of a more aggressive sanctions bill by the Congress. Today it became obvious how fast support was slipping away from the administration: A Senate | Read More »
Scott Walker, Presumptive 2016 Favorite
Forget what the polls say. Polls this far out are notoriously worthless in predicting Presidential nominees. Right now Scott Walker is sitting in the catbird’s seat for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination. Virtually everyone who is contemplating running for President in 2016 or who has ever contemplated running for President in their life went to Iowa last weekend but unless you were a regular reader | Read More »
NBC Reporter Says American Sniper Chris Kyle Was A Racist On ‘Killing Sprees’ In Middle East
Keep in mind that this is MSNBC, but the reporter, Ayman Mohyeldin, is supposedly a straight news correspondent – the foreign affairs correspondent mind you – for NBC News. A lot of stories about when he was back home in Texas. A lot of his own personal opinions about what he was doing in Iraq, how he viewed Iraqis, what some people described as his | Read More »
School Choice Week: America’s teachers have better options than the NEA or AFT
In case you missed it, this week is National School Choice Week. While this post is slightly off the topic of school choice, as most know, many of America’s teachers think they have no choice when it comes to unions–when, in fact, they do. Unaware that they have alternatives like the Association of American Educators to purchase liability insurance, many teachers across the nation become | Read More »
Obama’s hard-nosed negotiating style bears fruit
There was a lot of concern among conservatives earlier when Obama announced his major breakthrough in relations with Cuba. Many felt that Obama gave away the store, that he gave Raul Castro a lot and received precious little in return. President Obama will move as soon as next month to defang the 54-year-old American trade embargo against Cuba, administration officials said Thursday, using broad executive | Read More »
Gov. Walker Is An Adult Running For President
A lot of Republicans would like to be President in 2016. I’m one of them on some days. The intelligent question that needs to be asked is whether these individuals are up to the job. I’ve seen the pretenders and sell-outs bruited around by the sycophantic lick-spittles of the MSM and can think only one thing: cry the beloved country! Luckily, things in GOP-land at | Read More »
Tech at Night: We have a right to lock our data, even if it inconveniences government
A long running theme of Tech at Night is that people don’t care about privacy, and we know this by their actions. That’s why the NSA critics are all wrong. Abolishing the NSA would leave everyone still vulnerable to spying, and just eliminate the agency that exists to counter the other guys. It’s up to us to protect our own privacy. Therefore, government actions contrary | Read More »
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Primed for a Showdown with Unions
Up in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker has shown it’s possible to take on unions, including government unions, and live to tell the tale, and in large part because of his courage, he is now being considered as a Presidential candidate. It looks like his neighboring governor to the south, Bruce Rauner of Illinois, wants to follow in his footsteps. Rauner is one of the many Republican | Read More »
In their house at R’lyeh, billionaire Kochs wait spending
After word came out that Koch-affiliated groups plan to spend thirteen gazillion dollars in the 2016 election, several media outlets cried foul. Ron Fournier had a piece concerning the evils of dark money: Now we have the worst of all worlds: Gobs of money showered over Democratic and Republican candidates with precious little transparency. The 2016 presidential campaign will give rise to the next grim | Read More »
Know Who’s Pleased by Syriza’s Success in Greece? Vladimir Putin.
The success of Greece’s Coalition of the Radical Left, also known as Syriza, in the country’s parliamentary elections this past weekend is creating headaches for the European Union, but there’s at least one person in Europe who’s pleased with this development: Vladimir Putin. Russia’s Moscow Times minces no words with their headline “Greek Election Wins Putin a Friend in Europe“. The article is full of | Read More »
Follow the Money: Center for American Progress
The last time you filled up your cart at Walmart or checked your balance with your account at Bank of America you were likely making a decision based on the cost benefits and convenience of doing business. You probably weren’t thinking, “I’m supporting the ‘official Hillary Clinton think tank’ today,” but you were. These companies are just two of many that you’ll likely recognize which | Read More »
Joni Ernst and bread bags: both are, in fact, as American as apple pie.
So. When Joni Ernst gave the official Republican response to the State of the Union address, she included a homely detail from her childhood: in the wintertime, she and all the other kids would have bread bags placed over their shoes in order to protect them from the weather. …And why am I bringing that pretty much commonplace, throwaway line? Well, I’ll let Peggy Noonan | Read More »