D-Day + 70 Years
Remarks by President Ronald W. Reagan at a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Normandy invasion June 6, 1984 Pointe Du Hoc We’re here to mark that day in history when the Allied armies joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty. For 4 long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews cried out in | Read More »
Foot Soldiers in the Real War on Women
Five more foot soldiers are headed back to the front lines of the real war on women thanks to President Obama. Abdul Haq Wasiq was a deputy minister of intelligence for the Taliban and helped Al Qaeda. He has been accused of murder and torture. Mullah Norullah Noori was a military commander for the Taliban. He fought American forces in Afghanistan and, according to Fox | Read More »
Thad Cochran and What is Wrong with Politics
Let’s put aside ideology for a moment and ignore the fact that there is not a single conservative bone in Thad Cochran’s body. What is more disturbing is that he clearly has not been able to effectively represent Mississippi for quite some time, and certainly will not serve as a vibrant voice for another six years. Throughout the primary in Mississippi, all the media cared | Read More »
Taxes, Texas and The Unforgiving Laws of Physics
“It’s not because I don’t like paying taxes,” said Gardner, who attended both meetings. “I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can’t afford to live here anymore. I’ll protest my appraisal notice, but that’s not enough. Someone needs to step in and address the big picture.” | Read More »
The Sanders-McCain Veterans Bill is a boondoggle
As the scandal within the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to metastasize we have written about an effort by Senator John McCain to give veterans greater autonomy over their own health care decisions. Unfortunately, the septuagenarian John McCain partnered with the septuagenarian socialist Bernie Sanders and the resulting bill should be rejected by any sane person: The agreement would allow veterans who live more than | Read More »
If you’re in the Atlanta area, come to my birthday bash. I’m having a birthday party at Monday Night Brewing in Atlanta on June 12th. I’ll be broadcasting live from the brewery, sampling the beers, and going on a tour of the brewery. If you guys are in the Atlanta area, register now and come on by.
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.
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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.
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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