The Hastert Rule is dead; Nancy Pelosi runs the House
Below, my colleague Leon Wolf has a run down on what Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% is giving away is the “doc fix” legislation. This is not to say that something doesn’t need to be done because right now the “doc fix” is simply and end run around the deficit accounting process. What is more unsettling is the way this piece | Read More »
Reuters Vox-splains the Iran negotiations
Vox-splaining, for those who don’t know, is what the doofs at Vox.com engage in. Allegedly, they are the “smartest thinkers” dealing with the “toughest questions.” They are the people who were puzzled by why Miami hasn’t expanded westward: “I’d been interested to know what, if anything, is legally or practically preventing the city from just expanding further and further west if anyone happens to know.” | Read More »
Georgians, Casey Cagle Wants to Raise Your Taxes by $1 billion
Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle has long been a foe of conservatives in Georgia. Today, he is going to demonstrate why yet again. In his post earlier today, Erick alluded to the fact that Speaker David Ralston just pushed a transportation tax increase through the Georgia House of Representatives. HB 170, as the bill is known, is now moving on to the Georgia Senate, where Cagle | Read More »
Boehner Trades $200B in New Spending Now for Nothing Later
Most people (including me) who are even vaguely familiar with Medicare’s reimbursement rates for doctors agree that the current reimbursement scheme is already an atrocity, and that it will get much worse if planned scheduled cuts that are over the horizon are allowed to kick in. Further cuts to the Medicare reimbursement schedule would in fact likely affect quality of care for many Medicare beneficiaries. | Read More »
POLITICO: Bob Corker is a Reasonable Republican and totally a grown-up
Periodically, the left wing political pundits find a member of the GOP that they like. Unlike conservatives, this person will not be a wild-eyed fanatic with a 5-gallon can of gas and a Zippo. This person will be nuanced. They will be Reasonable. They will see the big picture. Most important, they don’t really believe all that Constitution and individual liberty hokum. They are | Read More »
Starbucks to introduce unsolicited racial discussions, reduced market share to menu.
Starbucks decides to hassle YOU about race relations in the morning. Before you’ve had that cup of coffee, yes.
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Minimum Wage Increase Causes The Rain of Restaurant Closings To Fall On Seattle
Minimum Wage = $0.00 On 1 April 2015 the minimum wage in Seattle, WA will increase to $11/Hour. This is part of a phased plan to make every employer in Seattle pay a minimum wage of $15 by 2022. The Seattle City Council is proud of their new ordnance. They talk about winning a victory for the movement, stopping the race | Read More »
Save Us Obi-Gore Kenobi
Warmed, Rested and Ready! A funny thing happened on the way to Her Majesty’s Coronation. As Hillary Rodham Clinton grows less inevitable as The Democratic Party’s nominee each day, the jackals and ankle-biters* come out of the woodwork. While the whole Servergate Crisis isn’t quite the gaffe that Queen Elsa suffered over losing her glove, there is a certain fear and | Read More »
Georgia’s David Ralston Forgets Hobby Lobby
Down in Georgia, its Republican Speaker of the House, David Ralston, pushed through a transportation tax increase. But he is signaling he has no intention of protecting religious liberty in the state. Bowing to the Chamber of Commerce and gay rights activists, David Ralston says religious liberty does not need to be protected because we have the first amendment. In fact, Ralston says the only | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama’s Internet regulation plan got everything wrong. Everything.
The Heritage Foundation is one of the most important components of the conservative movement. They’re a true Think Tank, bringing together many smart people to speak intelligently on many issues. And I agree with Jim DeMint’s predecessor at Heritage, Ed Fuelner, when he says Net Neutrality “needs to be eradicated, not embraced.
Do Not Descend Into That
One of the bits of guilt I carry around over running RedState is that I am often given credit for the great work of others. Leon Wolf, not me, wrote this tremendous piece on the Ferguson Police Department. Though I did not write it, I agree with it and hope you will read it. In the process of some giving me credit, however, some too | Read More »
Republicans taking money from unions? Say it ain’t so.
Others at RedState have written before about the problems caused for advancing conservative policy by the union-funded Republican Main Street Partnership and their members. It just so happens I’ve stumbled upon another example, concerning education reform, Republican House members and the NEA. As a reminder, the NEA is one of the big national teachers union organizations. It is, in fact, the biggest labor union in | Read More »
Great news. Iran and Hezbollah are no longer terrorism threats
As we’ve been warning, the fix is in on the Iran nuclear negotiations. The administration has decided that Iran is the logical and preferred ally of the United States in the Middle East and that Iranian help in fighting ISIS is worth letting the Islamic extremists in Iran have a nuclear weapon. Yesterday we posted on how the letter by White House chief of staff | Read More »