Obama and Hillary’s great Libyan adventure melts down
Obama’s great Libyan experiment is taking on the air of a geopolitical Chernobyl. As we speak, US forces are being assembled to evacuate American citizens from that country: The Obama administration is moving military assets into place in preparation for a possible evacuation of Americans from Libya, as a political crisis threatens to touch off a new wave of violence in the unstable country. Officials | Read More »
Will John Cornyn Unite his Faction of the Party Behind GOP Platform?
With some of the primaries behind us, many within the Republican Party are calling for a unity effort to help win back the Senate in the fall. Undoubtedly, we need to defeat Harry Reid, the worst leader of the Senate in modern history. But we also need to unite behind the Republican platform and not use that new GOP majority to promote Obama’s lame duck | Read More »
A Small Prayer Request
Just after the new year, I tried to explain why I write about faith more and more here at RedState. As I noted at the time, the reason I write about faith is because I need to. I spend my day being told in equal parts how awesome I am and how awful I am. I get told I need to do bigger and better | Read More »
Tech at Night: More Zombie Net Neutrality. The pain Snowden caused those who trusted him.
Is he still going on about Net Neutrality? Yup, the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) was just the beginning of this dance. They don’t seem to understand that it’s a bad idea that’s run its course. I mean, even the radicals as they stretch to come up with excuses to do it, can’t even get their stories straight. They whine about fast lanes, they whine about Comcast giving “free” bandwidth to Comcast video users, but they also call for Internet to be regulated under Title II of the Communications Act, which would allow the fast lanes they claim to hate.
We need to deregulate, as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Newt Gingrich intended with the Telecommunications Act. Tom Wheeler and the FCC need to be told this, and we ought to pass legislation to enforce it. Every time we pass one new regulation picking a winner and a loser, we create two paid lobbyists in DC: one from the winner to protect what he got, and one from the loser to get something else to make up for it. That’s why Netflix is screaming, because they want to be a winner and that’s also why Marsha Blackburn is calling them free riders. No more winners and losers. Deregulate now.
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, Communications Act
, Dish Network
, DOTCOM Act
, Edward Snowden
, Fast Lanes
, Marsha Blackburn
, Net Neutrality
, Patent Trolls
, Silk Road
, time warner cable
, Title II Reclassification
Obama: Shinseki and another incompetent boob are in charge of fixing the VA
While the Obama regime has tried to ignore its role in precipitating the massacre of Americans at our Benghazi consulate, it is having a lot less luck evading the consequences of its own incompetence in the rapidly snowballing Veterans Affairs scandal. Last week the regime tried to pretend that the long planned retirement of VA Under Secretary for Health Robert Pelzer was actually a firing. | Read More »
Does The Tea Party Need More Experienced Candidates?
This election season’s primary results, in particular Mitch McConnell’s lopsided trouncing yesterday of Matt Bevin, have produced their share of obituaries for the Tea Party. But the experience so far of Tea Party and other insurgent showdowns against the GOP establishment just goes to show that candidates and campaigns still matter – and that’s not likely to change. While both “Establishment” and Tea Party campaigns | Read More »
Is the State Department Abandoning an American Toddler Imprisoned in Sudan?
Martin Wani, a 20-month-old American boy, is suffering in prison as his mother, Meriam Ibrahim, is shackled on death row in Sudan because she is a Christian.
Martin is a U.S. citizen, but the U.S. State Department refuses to even acknowledge this fact. It’s an unbelievable outrage on top of an already devastating situation.
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Chamber of Commerce and Obama agree cheap foreign labor is a great idea
If you have any doubts about the reason behind the push for “comprehensive immigration reform” just look at who is pushing it. Anytime the Chamber of Commerce and the Democrat party team up the American consumer and taxpayer had better hang onto their wallets. US Chamber of Commerce president Thomas Donohue made immigration a focus last week when he issued what was essentially an ultimatum | Read More »
A Personal Note on Ken Buck
Recently I had the pleasure of working for Ken Buck on his Senate run, before he decided to run for Colorado’s CD-4. When I first met Ken, well before I worked for him, he was in the middle of his fight against cancer. He was thin, had a shaved head, and was wearing a black suit with a black tie. We spoke briefly and I | Read More »
If You Like the Political System You Can Keep it
The current debate within the Republican Party boils down to one question: is politics a means for promoting liberty and economic growth through the confines of the U.S. Constitution or is it an end to itself? Democrats don’t have to answer this question because their policies of creating dependency, paying off special interests, and class warfare also benefit their individual members politically and help cement | Read More »
Jay Carney lies about the Veterans Affairs scandal
Jay Carney’s smarmy mendacity is wearing on the White House press corps to the degree that one or two of them are threatening to commit journalism instead of staying in the stenographer’s pool. Via ABC’s Jon Karl, White House Distorts American Legion Position on Veterans Controversy: At the White House briefing today, Press Secretary Jay Carney repeatedly suggested the American Legion had praised the | Read More »
From the Mail Bag: Juris Doctorate Edition
Hahahahahahaha. As a lawyer, or at least as a recovering one, putting “JD” next to your name is probably the most ridiculous thing a person can do. I don’t even know people who do “Esq.” anymore for the most part, but “JD”? Really? Oh, and Streiff is getting a promotion for his excellent ability to rid us of high in the saddle JD’s. From: Adam | Read More »
Kingston, Hice, and Loudermilk
I had hoped that Karen Handel would be able to get into the runoff for the U.S. Senate in Georgia. She is a dear friend and was a great candidate. Though underfunded, she tirelessly built momentum in the final few weeks of the campaign. But Phil Gingrey was able to get enough support out of the metro-Atlanta portion of his district that it, among other | Read More »
Assorted Notes on Last Night’s Elections
- Kentucky: Obviously, the headline of the night was McConnell’s win over Bevin 60%-36%, which was in line with recent polling. There is a lot to say about this race and the broader implications, but it’s worth pointing out that ultimately there were a lot of unhappy people in the state, despite the fact that McConnell is the party leader and wields so much power. | Read More »