Yes, It Matters That Bowe Bergdahl Deserted
Does it matter whether Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was a deserter, or worse, a traitor? In evaluating President Obama’s decision to trade five high-ranking Taliban terrorists for Bergdahl, it absolutely does. Given the public-relations fiasco around the Bergdahl deal, liberal commentators are circling the wagons. Their latest argument, designed to compartmentalize the pieces of the controversy so they can’t be considered as a whole, is | Read More »
Governor Rick Perry and the Texas GOP Convention
I had the opportunity to sit down with Governor Rick Perry before his speech today at the Texas GOP Convention in Ft. Worth, Texas. We talked a bit about his time being governor, the the successes of Texas, the Democrat attempts to make Texas a battleground, open carry, and his intentions for 2016.
Read More »
NIH accused of hiding life and health risks in medical research
Medical research on human subjects it is an area of science that is fraught with ethical peril. Patients must be fully informed of all benefits and risks through a process of informed consent. But all human subjects are not alike. An educated person suffering from a relatively mild condition can probably make a solid choice for their own treatment. A person with a life threatening disease will | Read More »
President Admits He’ll Break the Law if Threatened
White House officials are admitting the President can be bullied and threatened into breaking American law. BREAKING: Officials: Congress not told of swap because Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl if it leaked . — The Associated Press (@AP) June 5, 2014 Perhaps we should not elect men who wear mom jeans. This is pretty staggering. The Taliban now say they want to take more high | Read More »
The Taliban promise more kidnappings. …Of *course*.
Me, May 31st, 2014: The Taliban will step up their kidnapping campaigns, because from their point of view said campaigns have been proven to work. Time Magazine, June 5, 2014: A Taliban commander close to the negotiations over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told TIME Thursday that the deal made to secure Bergdahl’s release has made it more appealing for fighters to capture | Read More »
Why You Don’t Negotiate With Terrorists 101
Ronald Reagan refused to negotiate with terrorists. Heck, most American Presidents have refused to negotiate with terrorists. Maybe the President needs to watch “The Wind and the Lion“. In any event, the Taliban feels emboldened to engage in more high profile kidnappings now. Yes, they’ve talked to Time. A Taliban commander close to the negotiations over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told | Read More »
Obama Administration Official, Brandon Friedman, Calls Soldiers ‘Psychopaths’
Brandon Friedman is a former liberal activist and disillusioned veteran. After working hard and relatively unsuccessfully to get soldiers to vote for Barack Obama, he got a job inside the administration. He now works for the Department of Housing and Urban Development as the Secretary for Public Affairs. Friedman has taken to twitter to call the soldiers who served with Bergdahl “psychopaths” for daring to | Read More »
Not All Soldiers Are Equal
The left’s contention is that conservatives would prefer if we left an American soldier to rot in Afghanistan. No one is arguing that, that I know of. What we are arguing is that the President should not have traded five members of the Taliban for one American soldier who, it appears, left base without permission in search of the Taliban. Even Hillary Clinton, we now | Read More »
Tech at Night: Trying a change of format. Long form Net Neutrality Update.
I’ve been grinding out Tech at Night here at RedState for four years as of this week. But I think it may be time for a change of format. It’s always been a link-centered post, where I accumulate links to interesting news and commentary, and then try to string it together with a narrative. It turns out that’s a lot of work for the amount of traffic I get.
So we’re going to try a new format. Instead of covering all the links equally, I’m going to pick one topic to write about more in depth, just trying to cover what the issue is, why it matters, and what I think is the right position. Then I’ll just throw in a bunch of interesting links at the end with little to no commentary at all.
Please, submit in the comments ideas for future topics. Doesn’t even have to be tech policy, it can be electronics news, video games, whatever you want. Please, ask me about Zelda 2 speedrunning if you like.
Read More »
Tags: Ajit Pai
, Fast Lanes
, George Soros
, Julius Genachowski
, Mike O'Rielly
, Net Neutrality
, Robert McChesney
, Tech at Night
, Telecommunications Act
, Title II Reclassification
, Tom Wheeler
Greatest Email EVER
Got this email this evening. It is my favorite email I have ever gotten. But this guy clearly does not speak Southern. Dear Erick, Love what you say…got a problem with your pronunciation. Tinder Tender Two different words, but you would pronounce them the same. Many words that have an “e” you pronounce as an “i”: Dimocrat Sinator Tind Consinsus Git Depind Intint Agin Avingers | Read More »
Why The White House Valued Bowe Bergdahl
A lot of wonderful people love their country and hate the military. – President William Jefferson Clinton In yet another effort to point people away from negative news, the Obama White House has hastily choreographed the heroic release of Bowe Bergdahl from the vile clutches of the Taliban. It backfired miserably because the Obama White House has no concept of what a typical American is | Read More »
Senator Chuck Schumer has no idea at ALL about what Thomas Jefferson said, wrote, or thought.
Oh, Chuck Schumer. “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute,” Mr. Schumer said. Funny: I think that Thomas Jefferson is even at this moment being gently but firmly dissuaded from manifesting on Earth with a large stick and an eye towards | Read More »
John McCain gets unfair criticism on Bergdahl swap
While we’ve been having fun chronicling the travails of the Obama administration as it tries to extricate itself from the observation deck of the Hindenburg that the ransoming of Bowe Bergdahl has become, it has also been amusing watching others who had put themselves out on a limb. Pat Leahey and Claire McCaskill are running like scalded dogs from their emphatic cheerleading for Obama on | Read More »
White House accuses Bergdahl’s former comrades of “swift boating”
Looking around for some way to staunch the political hemorrhage caused by the ransoming of alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl by releasing five Taliban chieftains, the White House is doing what it does when under threat. It is identifying an enemy and setting about to destroy them. We’ve seen this before with the attacks on “the 1%” and the demonization of private citizens like the Koch | Read More »
Filling in for Rush Limbaugh
I’m filling in for Rush Limbaugh today starting at noon eastern. I’ve been on a vacation of sorts, at least from radio, so I have lots to talk about. You can listen at RushLimbaugh.com or go to wsbradio.com, where my show is, to listen.