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 »
The “Inclusive” Abortion Industry
From the diaries… In a Planet Fitness world where women are women and men are too, situations involving gender identity are on the rise. To question policies which state “whatever gender you feel you are, that’s the locker room you’re allowed to go in” receives backlash and claims of discrimination regardless of concerns over safety. Increasingly, preference is given to the shifting emotions of gender | Read More »
Rick Perry’s Terrible Hires
Let me say first of all that I like Rick Perry quite a lot. I’ve had the privilege of meeting him personally on several occasions and I am impressed with his accomplishments as Governor of Texas. However, it’s time to confront the elephant in the room: Rick Perry has made some legitimately terrible hires during the course of his early 2016 campaign that | Read More »
Cotton Derangement Syndrome passes its peak
Senator Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) 85% has the distinction of being one of the youngest members of the GOP to ever make the left totally lose their crap. First, we had a retired general who actively undercut the war in Iraq and thereby encouraged Iraqi insurgents and deceased pus-bag, Jack Murtha to try to kill more American troops criticizing, with no apparent sense | Read More »
Hillary Clinton Kept Her Emails Hidden to Avoid Congressional Oversight
That seems to be it then. Hillary Clinton did not want Congress to see her emails, so she kept them hidden and separate then deleted the lot of them. That’s not a Republican speculating. That’s James Carville saying it. Democratic operative James Carville’s attempt to tamp down talk of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal may have instead added more fuel to the fire. Carville, who worked | Read More »
@POLITICO goes on Hillary Clinton’s payroll
This is outrageous stunning campaign ending a nothingburger: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 90%’s house of horrors. It is also a sign that a) the Hillary Clinton campaign is taking Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 90% seriously, b) that POLITICO is seriously in the bag for Hillary (we’ve sort of known that since they proclaimed her violating federal law as “badass”), and | Read More »
Police arrest #Ferguson demonstrator for shooting those two cops.
Truth Revolt has both the details, and this video: Essentially, the police are alleging that their suspect (20 year old local Jeffrey Williams) is a known Ferguson protester who has participated in several demonstrations. They’re also saying that the suspect is claiming that he was aiming at somebody else at the time. Which is… novel, as defenses go. Essentially, the best-case scenario here then for | Read More »