The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends: DHS, the Export-Import Bank, and Scott Walkerpalooza
Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! Tonight, Casey Mattox of the Alliance Defending Freedom joins Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, and Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute to discuss the ongoing DHS showdown, the Export-Import Bank, the Scott Walker mediapalooza, and more. Join the gang on Google | Read More »
Jeb Bush: Americans are losers
If the nascent Jeb Bush presidential campaign has a central message other than “I am entitled” it is that Americans are pretty stupid and they need their betters to run things for them. Take, for instance, Jeb Bush’s comments on the egregious loser-ness that being American entails. I touched on Jeb Bush’s stated ambivalence about the Americans and their ability to succeed in this piece. | Read More »
An Ill-Advised Non-Compromise: “Get the Government Out of Marriage”
Over the last several years I have often heard well-intended folks on both sides of the marriage debate throw up their hands in exasperation and say something along the lines of, “Why don’t we just get the government out of marriage? Just let churches do what they want and keep the state out of it.” The latest example of this is Heather Wilhelm’s column | Read More »
I hope that Gov. Bruce Rauner (R, Illinois) knows what a blood oath is…
It looks like Bruce Rauner might actually have meant it when he talked about reform.
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John Kerry: disingenuous blowhard
Yesterday, our alleged Secretary of State, , accused Israeli Prime Minister of doing something akin to cheerleading America into war with Iran. This is the kind of blood-libel-lite the left uses. Just as conservative Jews are accused of having “mixed loyalties,” Israeli officials who are trying to prevent their nation from being destroyed as part of a liberal Democrat undergraduate seminar in international relations regularly | Read More »
Why I’m Signing Wisconsin’s Freedom to Work Legislation
When I took office as governor of Wisconsin in 2011, I called together our new Republican majority in the legislature and told them it was time to “put up or shut up.” As the elected leaders of our state, we owed it to our fellow Wisconsinites to follow through with our promises and to tackle the big issues head on. Our first order of business | Read More »
The #EndSlaveryAct Deserves Our Support
I have spent a lot of time on the front page of RedState covering the horrors committed by ISIS over the past several months, but lest we forget, they are not the only perpetrators of horrendously evil acts. One of the most odious ongoing crimes against humanity is human trafficking, and it could be going on right in our backyards. In fact, I live in | Read More »
Tech at Night: NAB calls TV station owners ‘first responders’
How out of touch and self-entitled are terrestrial broadcasters in America? You know, the group that holds effectively the broadcast equivalent of taxi medallions, and for that they get to rake in the benefits? Gordon Smith, former Senator and now National Association of Broadcasters head, compared his industry’s members with first responders. Yeah because being your local network affiliate, and running shock/troll news at 11, | Read More »
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng: actually, Hillary Clinton ultimately didn’t help me at all.
Chen Guangcheng doesn’t care for the way that Hillary Clinton is taking credit for his rescue from the PRC.
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If you tell your opponent you’re bluffing, he’ll probably believe you.
We’re now coming to the close of the dustup over legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security. As you probably know, the Democrats and President Obama objected to additional language added to the bill which would work to undo all of that pesky amnesty Obama had worked so hard to executive order into existence. Throughout the ordeal, the term “shutdown” has been used extensively. “We’re | Read More »
Follow the Money: BICEP
Last week, Citigroup announced an initiative to finance $100 billion in renewable energy investments to fight climate change and fund other environmental protection projects. This announcement comes after the bank reached a previous $50 billion goal to invest in green projects set in 2007. Citigroup’s CFO Michael Corbat claimed that the undertaking was a simple investment, not philanthropy. However, the strategy for this initiative was | Read More »
The Beer Fight: Georgia’s Casey Cagle Sides With Crony Capitalists
Georgia is one of five states that prohibits craft beer brewers from selling their product to people touring the breweries. It seems like a no brainer and a win-win for everybody. A tourist tours a brewery, likes what they sample, takes home some beer, then goes to his local grocery store to buy more. But that is illegal in Georgia. State Senator Hunter Hill seeks | Read More »
More ISIS Barbarism: Burning Books and Abducting More Christians
We know well by now that ISIS’s bloodlust would not stop with the martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Libya. Now, it has been reported that ISIS has abducted at least 150 more Assyrian Christians from northeastern Syria. You might have seen it reported as only 90 of them earlier, but that number has since been revised. For | Read More »