RedState Weekly Briefing: Live!!
Join Caleb Howe, Joe Cunningham, Thomas LaDuke, and myself now for a live round up of the weeks events. If you miss out on the live event, come back later to watch or to listen to the FTR podcast that will be linked below. Enjoy!
In Georgia, I Back Jack
The Georgia Senate race has headed to a runoff between David Perdue and Congressman Jack Kingston. I am sure David Perdue is a good and decent person. I have friends who keep telling me he is a good Christian man. I accept that. My problem with David Perdue has nothing to do with his faith or goodness as a person. It has to do with | Read More »
Barack Obama’s YOLO presidency
One of the main indictments of the Clinton administration was its willingness to kick substantive policy issues down the road while bringing out the marching band to herald irrelevant acts. George Will called it a “holiday from history.” After 9/11, Charles Krauthammer had more to say: That is how one acts on holiday: Mortal enemies are dealt with not as combatants, but as defendants. Clinton | Read More »
Why I Could Care Less About College
There’s a huge problem within the church right now. Correction, there are a lot of problems in the church right now. But the one I’m going to talk about has to do with the warfare over our children.
Parents line up in spades to arm their children with piano skills, soccer teams, Ivy League feeder preschools, and designer jeans. The obsession to prepare their child for the best future possible is the blinding force behind sign-ups, deadlines, waiting lists, and stress. But the wrong “future” is given the emphasis in this current clash of culture and the Church.
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Tech at Night: What you need to know about the anti-liberty Bitcoin
Bitcoin is an electronic “currency” based on math similar to what it used by cryptography. It has little in the way of central authority, just some software developers who push through software changes on a whim, however this limited authority has no means of moving money around.
As a result, Bitcoin is dangerous, useful to criminals but lacking in the basic property rights that ordinary people need in order to operate in an economy.
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Lois Lerner’s Emails Are to Obama as the Missing Watergate Audio Was to Nixon
Lois Lerner’s emails are gone. Her hard drive crashed and the IRS wants us to believe a scenario that they would never believe if it happened to you. They claim her emails are not salvageable. There is no backup apparently. They waited until Friday afternoon to tell the world. Expect the press to ignore it and gloss it over. The circle of jerks in the | Read More »
On the Importance of Sticks
You’re probably not reading this website unless you were already aware that earlier this week, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary to a guy almost no one had ever heard of, even among the subset of people who follow politics closely. A lot of ink has been spilled examining the reasons for Cantor’s defeat, whether it did or did not have to do | Read More »
Obama denies military aid to Iraq until it is too late
Iraq continues to melt down. Kurdish peshmerga have seized the city of Kirkuk. Kirkuk has long been a point of contention between the Iraqi government and the Kurd minority because it was originally Kurdish, depopulated and recolonized by Arabs under Saddam Hussein, and it is the center of Iraq’s northern oil producing region. Mosul, which feel earlier in the week to ISIS, is the capital | Read More »
House Conservatives Are a Caricature
News has come out this afternoon that Raul Labrador will take on Kevin McCarthy in the bid to replace Eric Cantor as Majority Leader. Good. Someone needs to. Conservatives need to have someone in each position so that the other men cannot take on the veneer of being conservative. Give them no room to pose. Marlin Stutzman and Labrador are proving their worth as conservative | Read More »
Thad Cochran unaware Eric Cantor lost his primary and supports Obamacare
It has been noted by outside observers that Thad Cochran seems to have a tenuous grip on his surroundings. Whether it is the onset of dementia or simply and elderly man losing his touch on the day to day we don’t know. But his shaky grip on reality has been on display for a while. For instance, Atlantic reporter Molly Ball reported this: I followed | Read More »
I’d Guess That Mark Udall’s Internal Polling is Troubling
News broke yesterday that President Obama will be coming to Colorado to campaign with Senator Mark Udall. The campaign for the U.S. Senate seat in Colorado is in full swing with Cory Gardner having cleared the field before the primary later this month.Both candidates have been trading barbs for a month or so now, and Gardner has been landing consistent blows which seem to have | Read More »
Was Immigration Important in Eric Cantor’s Loss? Yes and No
Was immigration the biggest factor in Eric Cantor’s loss? Much of the post mortem analysis of the primary election in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District has focused on immigration as the issue that allowed political neophyte Dave Brat to beat the House Majority Leader. But was it really the most important issue in the race? Actually, no, it was not.
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Top 10 Reasons Worcester High Grads of 2014 Will Remember President Obama Was Their Commencement Speaker
This last Wednesday our President, Barack Obama, was the commencement speaker for the Worcester Tech High School graduation. As always, this President really rose to the occasion. He ventured down a path most are too frightened to travel.
The first Hipster President took it upon himself to shake off the pomp and circumstance that comes with not only a high school graduation, but a visit from the President of the United States.
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