As the astonishing TV show “Breaking Bad” reaches its conclusion, there have been many fine efforts to dissect the morality and philosophy of the show, with Jonah Goldberg’s lengthy dissertation at National Review a standout. It’s a testament to the brilliant writing and acting on the show to find so much thoughtful commentary. The main character, Walter White – as masterfully portrayed by Bryan Cranston – | Read More »
#MakeDCListen: Stand With Ted Against Obamacare
Senator Ted Cruz has fulfilled his election promise to do everything it takes to stop Obamacare. To that end, he has commenced a talking filibuster against the budget CR, which Harry Reid plans to use as a conduit for reinserting funding to Obamacare. This is real simple. We are at the end of the line. Anyone who thinks that, under the false hope of winning | Read More »
The House has passed a bipartisan bill to accomplish two goals that are in line with the will of the American people: (a) end the ObamaCare train wreck by defunding it and (b) keep the government open and running. Now it’s up to the Senate to do the same. Republicans want to keep the government running. Democrats claim they want the same, but they aren’t | Read More »
The RedState Call Center is Active: Call the Senate
The RedState call center is now active. Use our calling center to connect with your Senators. RedState makes it very easy. Go here now, enter your zip code, and get connected to your Senators. Tell them to stand with Ted Cruz and oppose cloture on the continuing resolution.
EPA Kicks Obama’s War on Coal into High Gear
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Luke Popovich to discuss new EPA regulations set to hit the coal industry, the extraordinary middle class job loss that could result and why this EPA crusade seems particularly pointless as climate alarm bells are going silent.
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A Cruz Missile Launch, Like a Light, Shows the Cockroaches Scurrying
“Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have, whether they can muster the support or not in this round, ensured the GOP cannot begin collaborating with the Democrats to fix what the voters want repealed.” A curious moment happened on Fox News Sunday. Chris Wallace told Karl Rove that a number of Republicans in Congress had sent him opposition research on Ted Cruz once Fox announced Cruz | Read More »
Tech at Night: Stop awarding trivial patents. Deregulation is the opposite of picking sides.
Tech at Night on a Monday is always an odd thing. Weekends tend to be pretty slow, since much of what I cover is happening in government and industry, but Monday’s also when all that pent-up weekend stuff comes out. Monday’s also when things get announced, that people didn’t want to bury on a Friday.
So Mondays are capable of being very busy posting days. But they’re also capable of being very slow. This is one of the latter Monday editions. Which is good for me since I’m very tired.
The new lie being told is that deregulation amounts to help from the government. Talk about turning the truth on its head. Regulation these days picks winners and losers. Deregulation lets things alone!
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Going Bananas As The Fiscal Year Ends
I can imagine Inigo Montoya sipping his rum. He contemplates, then chuckles. He pulls a bit on his mustache as President Obama’s teleprompter bromides blare out of his television. “He uses this phrase banana republic.” Inigo muses. “I do not think he knows what it means.”
You can use the term in a number of ways. As catchy bits of jargon get run through the political mill until shopworn, it’s perhaps quite accurate of Montoya to question whether anyone knows what banana republic means. I tend to think their clothes are overrated. My wife, on the other hand, always appreciates a $100 gift card. All jesting aside, when the American author O. Henry invented Archuria, he had a very specific type of dystopia in mind.
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Nancy Pelosi says the federal cupboard is bare, there are no more spending cuts to make
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi swung by CNN’s State of the Nation to assure America that austerity has run its course, the budget has been cut to the bone, and there isn’t a penny left to pinch from Uncle Sam’s moth-filled wallet. ”The cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to make,” Pelosi gibbered. ”It’s really important that people understand that. We all want to reduce | Read More »
Sitting Out the Battle; Fighting a Fake Fight
Over the past few decades, Republicans have approached primary voters during every election season with intrepid conviction and solemn promises to roll back the harmful big government policies of the left. After they win the election they do nothing consequential to actually change the rules of the game. Most Republicans are used to opposing something so long as the opposition is only ceremonial. They never | Read More »
Mail Call: Ted Cruz Over Target Edition
I’m not sure if Vince Wukmir isn’t really an alias for House leadership staff. firstname.lastname@example.orgTo: email@example.comHardy Har Har. Your big Bromance with Ted Cruz R (Buffoonland) is funny. What a joke, Big ted is f**ked. Got himself into a little trap. You guys bought the kool aid, now you’ve got j**m all over your ruddy face. Ha Ha. the little weenie brigade you run is | Read More »
McCaskill And Tantrums
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill blasted Republicans on Sunday morning, alleging that their opposition to Obamacare was a “tantrum.” “I don’t think in America we should throw tantrums when we lose elections and threaten to shut down the government and refuse to pay the bills,” the Missouri Democrat said on “Fox News Sunday.” “The American people had a choice last November. They had a choice between someone | Read More »
The Fed, Germany and Terry McAuliffe’s Suspicious Investments
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss situations that would compel the Fed to change course, Germany’s historic election and Terry McAuliffe’s suspicious business investments.
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Did Terry McAuliffe allow GreenTech to keep on fundraising, using his name?
Man, the Washington Post is really setting itself up for some severe criticism when they finally end up endorsing Terry McAuliffe. It’s like they’re providing us with all the information we need to discredit said endorsement ahead of time: …Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D), is listed in a recent confidential memorandum to prospective investors as GreenTech Automotive’s “chairman emeritus.” The 70-page document includes photographs | Read More »