Principle Over Profits
Yesterday at the New York Meeting, a gathering of conservatives in New York, Haley Barbour said the GOP’s goal should not be purity. He also praised Eric Cantor. There is a great disconnect in the political press and among politicians like Haley Barbour over the endgame of conservatives in America. It is not actually about purity for the sake of purity. It never has been. | Read More »
Tech at Night: Email technology behind the ECPA and IRS issues
Email technology has changed over the years, and some people hope you don’t understand why, and how that matters for the issues of the day. So tonight I’m going to discuss how the technologies have changed, and why that influences the debates over both the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and the IRS missing emails scandal.
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Department of Veterans Affairs is Concerned About the Ocean
The Department of Veterans Affairs is bogged down in a scandal. That scandal is getting worse. So what does the VA do? It takes to Twitter to solve the crisis. Only that crisis is not the scandal. That crisis is the oceans. Seriously. The V.A. wants you to help the oceans heal — something Barack Obama said would happen with his election. Just another broken | Read More »
Lois Lerner’s Emails Not Lost. They Were Buried.
So I was watching the TV news this morning while the caffeine kicked in and I gradually achieved wakeful sentience. The report was a clip called “Money Matters.” It had to do with people selling cars that had been recalled but not repaired. “Are you driving a deathtrap?” asked the “journalist” with hype worthy of Geraldo Rivera. They ultimately explained that you could get a | Read More »
Rep. Lamborn Campaigns on Military and Veterans, But Skips Committee Meetings
Voting in the Republican primary for the Colorado’s 5th Congressional District has already begun, and after a late start, Rep. Doug Lamborn is up on the air attacking his opponent rather than telling us all the great things he has done for the 5th District. It doesn’t surprise me that Lamborn has decided his only chance at winning this primary is to drag his opponent | Read More »
Obama to reward a state sponsor of terrorism for committing terrorism
What a difference six weeks make. Today John Kerry said that the United States is considering a partnership with Iran to stabilize Iraq: Secretary of State John Kerry cautiously signaled on Monday that the United States would be open to cooperating with Iran militarily in Iraq to beat back al Qaida-inspired fighters who pose an “existential” danger to that war-torn country and may look to | Read More »
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. Planned Parenthood targeting | Read More »
The real question is, are Democratic politicians done with Barack Obama?
I don’t often do this, but I feel that this Hill article about how much Barack Obama hates Washington, wants to leave it, and doesn’t like hanging out with all the other Democrats is missing a couple of key paragraphs at the end. I intend to now provide them. Barack Obama’s detachment from, and disdain of, Washington DC reportedly concerns many Democrats, particularly those running for re-election this year. | Read More »
What All the Partisanship Narratives Forget
Ron Fournier at National Journal, among others, has been wringing his hands over the latest Pew research on partisanship. The research shows a growing gap between left and right. Naturally, a lot of scholars and members of the media are blaming conservatives because the scholars and members of the media are more ideologically aligned with the left. Some admit it. Most think that where they’ve | Read More »
Thank You House Republicans
I have been doing more than I’ve done in the past for candidates for office. Usually I write about them here at RedState, give them money, and encourage you guys to help. Rarely do I get out on the campaign trail myself. I don’t have the time. But I’ve been making the time because it is just that important. In the past few days, and | Read More »
Big business is afraid of conservatives– and they should be
With the political demise of Eric Cantor at the hands of a virtually unknown economics professor and senile porkmeister Thad Cochran on life support the business community is looking under its collective bed for bogeymen and they have found it: the conservative movement. From the New York Times: [House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s] loss at the hands of David Brat, a Tea Party-inspired economics professor | Read More »
Gary Palmer for Alabama
There are races in Alabama headed into runoffs. One of those is Gary Palmer in Alabama’s 6th congressional district. Gary was my second choice in the primary. My first choice blew himself up. Gary ran a far better campaign and made it to the runoff. Here’s all you need to know about Gary — he will tell his own side no and there are no | Read More »
Colin Kahl Pens a CYA Op-Ed on Iraq
Colin Kahl, according to his little bio on his Politico op-ed, “is an associate professor in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program…. From February 2009 to December 2011, he was the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East.” In other words, during the time Joe Biden was hailing Iraq as some sort of success story for Barack Obama, Colin Kahl was one of | Read More »
Join the AOSHQ Decision Desk project
Over at Ace of Spades HQ, a site a lot of us at RedState like, they have a project called the AOSHQ Decision Desk. The plan is to come up with better and faster election night projections than the big media networks are coming up with. And while they haven’t been perfect, since the project is new and the models are still in development, the AOSHQDD is showing a lot of promise.
But they need help, and that’s where you come in.
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Coin Operated Conservatism
There are exceptions, but when it comes to Common Core the loudest and most aggressive advocates tend to be organizations and individuals who are financially invested in Common Core or whose boards are loaded up with lobbyists who make money off supporting Common Core. Unfortunately, within the conservative movement, the crony capitalist tendencies of Washington are infiltrating and polluting organizations who claim to be conservative. | Read More »