A Charity “Scandal”, not a TEA Party One
The GOP Establishment wing of twitter is abuzz today about this story by ProPublica writer Kim Barker. ProPublica, for those who don’t know, is a far left-wing rabblerousing organization that has spent a ton of time and energy attempting to dig up dirt on right wing charities and PACs in an effort to slow the effectiveness of these groups. Ever willing to play the useful | Read More »
Negotiating a Truce with the American Version of Hamas
It is considered de rigueur in Republican circles these days to not talk about social issues. There has been a movement afoot since 2010 and before to declare a “truce” on social issues, which is ill advised for a number of reasons that we’ve discussed before. Meanwhile, those who have advocated the truce have discovered exactly the same thing that the IDF has discovered: it’s impossible | Read More »
Tech at Night: Google is catching child abusers, and that’s a good thing.
I think many people know that Google has been developing technology to be able to detect known child pornography images. You see, child pornographers tend to ‘trade’ photos around, so the same photos end up being possessed by many of them. Therefore, there is value in creating software that can create ‘hashes’ or a unique mathematical fingerprint, of known images captured from previous criminals. Google has been working on this.
Well, it turns out they’re using it to make sure nobody’s using their resources to break the law by distributing child pornography using their servers.
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RedState Weekly Briefing: August 4, 2014 Jay Caruso Joins Us to Discuss Halbig, Immigration, Impeachment, and More
We had a major technical malfunction last night, the struggles of doing a show with no budget, but tonight we are back on the air! Joining me are Caleb Howe, Thomas LaDuke, and special guest Jay Caruso. Join us as we talk about the left’s reaction to the Halbig decision, the Immigration debate, and President Obama begging the Republican party to step in and impeach | Read More »
Back To School Without Enough Choice
Image Credit: Catchmyparty.com I’m sincerely convinced that a good parent is one who sacrifices from his or her own wellbeing and leisure to improve their children. If your family makes a better than median living and you are willing to sacrifice until you scrape by at the median, you can send two of your children to school at a lot of different places. Where I | Read More »
Julia Brownley’s (D, CA-26) new campaign slogan: “Erreichen über den Gang für echte Ergebnisse!”
It would be nice if the Democrats started using military veterans as something else besides mobile props.
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Is there a good reason to vote for Mitch McConnell?
Today, when I read the link trolling article by The Daily Beast’s Ben Jacobs headlined Will Tea Partiers Sink Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky Senate Reelection Bid? Betteridge’s law of headlines came to mind. This axiom states: “Any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.“ McConnell will almost certainly win his race. Not because he’s a good campaigner, or a competent Senator, or offers wise counsel | Read More »
Rand Paul is a Poltroon
Via Matt Cover, we now have yet another instance of Rand Paul changing his positions on a key issue and then pretending he never held the previous position in the first place. The latest instance comes in the context of aid to foreign countries (specifically, Israel is under consideration here but to be fair to Rand Paul his point was about foreign aid to all | Read More »
Grift Versus Theft
Everyone today has been discussing this sophomoric and sloppy piece in Politico Magazine by former Rep. Steve LaTourette. Erick has already pointed out the delicious irony involved in the banally (yet profoundly) crooked Steve LaTourette accusing anyone of grift (see here and here). It is definitely a valid point that LaTourette’s entire career is testimony to the idea that belonging to the “governing wing” of | Read More »
Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. How do you know | Read More »
In search of a GOP foreign policy
As the 2016 campaign shapes up one of the most contentious intra-party issues is national security but it is hardly likely to get a serious consideration. The current national security policy of the United States is broken and a serious debate is needed on what is to replace it. During Obama’s first term, particularly during the slow-motion conquest of the Arab world by Islamic extremists | Read More »
House Democrats Claim “Momentum” For 2014
The eerie similarities between the Republican disaster in 2006 and the coming Democrat disaster in 2014 continue to mount. The latest is a fairly desperate memo from DCCC chair Steve Israel which purports to show that Democrats have “momentum” heading into the 2014 elections based on some evidence that could most charitably be characterized as “flimsy”: House Democrats head into the August congressional recess and | Read More »
Pots, Kettles, and the Corrupting Nature of Washington
This morning I noted Steve LaTourette’s op-ed against conservatives and raised the issue of his affair with a lobbyist. Several people thought it not relevant, but I think it is completely relevant. It gives a solid example of the corrupting nature of Washington, D.C. now that a permanent political class has arisen there. Hypocrisy is defined as “the behavior of people who do things that | Read More »
Commentariat Is Not Constituency
“Government is not supposed to be efficient. The Founders recognized how bad things happen in efficient governmental systems.… Efficiency breeds tyranny.” On Thursday, House Republicans failed to pass a piece of legislation related to the border crisis. The commentariat in Washington roundly criticized the House Republican leadership. On Friday, instead of trying to ram through a piece of legislation, the House GOP found consensus among | Read More »