A Marine’s View of Memorial Day and America’s Defense Programs
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by retired Lt. Colonel Dakota Wood to discuss his meaning of Memorial day as a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Marines, the public’s changing view of our military and the drastic trimming of America’s defense budget.
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Establishment Campaign Strategy: Shameless, Cowardly, and Perfidious
I’m hearing some breaking news down in Virginia’s Seventh District. Eric Cantor is planning to resign his seat and take over the helm at the hawkish immigration group, Numbers USA. Take a look at this door hanger from the Cantor campaign, which was distributed to Republican voters in his district, and that is the only conclusion one can draw from its content. Looking at this | Read More »
Supreme Court Decisions today!
10 AM for whatever cases get announced today.
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Another Young Man Turns Violent
Another young man has turned to violence. Stabbing some and shooting others, he wanted to exact revenge for some rejecting him. In a “war on women” culture, some vocal voices have seized on this as what happens to men questing for a fully masculine culture. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Best we can tell, Elliot Rodger lived the very lifestyle the | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: Cochran/McDaniel Edition
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing [RSWB for short] I am joined by Caleb Howe and Thomas LaDuke in addition to RedState community member and contributor, Joe Cunningham.
In this episode of the RSWB we discuss the shennanigans over the last few weeks in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary between incumbent Senator Thad Cochran and insurgent challenger and State Senator Chris McDaniel.
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The Professional Veterans and Sen. Richard Burr in cage match
North Carolina Senator Richard Burr has set off a minor firestorm by chastising the professional staff of several major Veterans Service Organizations over their lack of outrage about Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s grotesque mismanagement of that organization. Regrettably, the Legion was alone among the VSOs that testified in taking such a stand. It became clear at the hearing that most of the other VSOs | Read More »
The Incompetence of Barack Obama: Outed CIA covert officer edition
This weekend Obama made a completely unnecessary trip to Afghanistan to “thank the troops.” Given that Afghan President Hamid Karzai refused to meet with him, one is left with the feeling that the trip was to divert attention from the burgeoning VA scandal that has killed dozens, if not hundreds, of veterans who were unwary enough to depend upon this administration for some semblance of | Read More »
Peter Beinart gaslights us on the attack on religion
Gaslighting: a form of psychological manipulation that occurs when an abuser makes a victim doubt their own perceptions, memories, and sanity. The 1938 stage play Gas Light, known as Angel Street in the United States, and the film adaptations released in 1940 and 1944 motivated the origin of the term because of the systematic psychological manipulation used by the main character on a victim. The plot concerns a husband who attempts to | Read More »
Snakes On A Plane: Obama in Afghanistan edition
The Narcissist-in-Chief made a surprise visit to Afghanistan yesterday. Pardon me while I suppress the yawn. The sorry spectacle of Obama visiting the site of a war he chose deliberately to lose, and a country that he is willing to turn over to Islamofascist extremists, to visit troops for which he holds scarcely concealed contempt is enough to gag a maggot on a gut truck. | Read More »
The Anti-Science Left Keeps On Keeping On
The left often calls conservatives “anti-science.” This is simply an demonstration of the psychological phenomenon of transference when a person attributes their own feelings to another. A great example of this, also from the left, is their insistence on accusing their opponents of racism while being utterly racist themselves. It is the left that does not believe life begins at conception. The left continually harangues | Read More »
Tech at Night: Snowden allies like China not quite getting their way on NSA. More Net Neutrality.
So the House ended up passing the (originally anti-NSA, pro-Russian-and-Chinese) “USA Freedom Act”. But fortunately the radicals are mad about it because of the compromises needed to win enough votes to pass it. This is a rare case where I hope the Senate follows its usual pattern and refuses to pass a House bill.
Write it down, though: I agree with Senators Rockefeller, McCain, and Coburn. We need to go after foreign attacks on American companies, and inform the private sector about probable threats. So I support the Deter Cyber Theft Act, as far as I can tell. Naturally China responds to this by playing off of the Edward Snowden propaganda, but we must not be deterred ourselves.
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Thomas Piketty’s book is declared Fake But Accurate
Last month the left was all abuzz about a new book written by a French (I am not making this up) economics professor who attacked wealth “inequality” as the root of all evil and prescribed confiscatory taxes on individual wealth to ensure everyone gets poorer except, presumably French economics professors and other plutocrats. Paul Krugman, the left’s attack Schnauzer on economic issues, was nearly pornographic | Read More »
Government negligence and insider trading behind the GM recall
After being saved by the American taxpayer in 2008, General Motors seems again on the way to the knacker’s yard. General Motors has recalled nearly 13.8 million vehicles in the U.S. this year. That’s a lot, obviously. For example, it blows past GM’s previous annual recall record of 10.75 million vehicles, set in 2004. And it means GM is responsible for more than half of | Read More »
My Response to John Feehery
My friend John Feehery has a piece in the Wall Street Journal that I read today with much amusement. My response requires a bit more space than would work for the WSJs blog, so I figured Red State would be an appropriate venue (thanks Erick!). I want to first review what Feehery wrote about former Club for Growth President Pat Toomey when he announced his was challenging incumbent | Read More »
RS Interview: Jim Geraghty on ‘The Weed Agency.’
The stuff that sounds most over-the-top are all things that actually have happened.
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