Reflections of a Big Government skeptic
I think liberty is a genuinely fascinating concept, far more difficult in execution than concept. Just about every American would nod enthusiastically if asked whether liberty is a good thing. (A dismaying portion of the remaining Western world would not agree reflexively that liberty is an absolute good, whose preservation is the highest duty of lawful and just governments.) The Founding Fathers of the United States did | Read More »
Existence, Fact, and Faith
Rarely do I ask for forgiveness before delving into an off topic piece here at RedState. I often write about faith and religion, but never so specifically and outside the lines as this. But I have noticed a trend lately. A great many loud atheists have decided Jesus never existed. He was a figment of the imagination — a great conspiracy. For a Sunday School | Read More »
Update on Martha Robertson’s (D CAND, New York-23 PRI) cyber-attack accusations.
Meet Martha Robertson. Democrat, hoping to run in NY-23. Made an interesting accusation and promise, back in October of 2013: Republicans have been pressuring Robertson to provide proof that GOP operatives attempted to hack her campaign website. Robertson made that claim in a Sept. 30 fundraising email. “We’re working to hire a cyber-security firm to take a serious look at that and investigate everything that | Read More »
Ohio Gov. John Kasich Wants to Redefine Conservatism
“I have a right to shape what conservative philosophy means,” Ohio Governor John Kasich told reporters when asked how he plans to explain recent forays into big-government Republicanism to conservative voters.
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In Super Bowl Interview Obama backs away from fundamentally transforming America
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008 In his Super Bowl Interview with Bill O’Reilly yesterday, President Obama finally backed away from his infamously radically extreme comment about “fundamentally transforming the United States of America. In an exchange at the end of the interview Obama denied that he thinks “we” have to fundamentally | Read More »
Farm Bill is Comprehensively Flawed
Last week, only 63House Republicans had the gumption to vote against the Farm Bill, the latest in a series of policy victories for the left. Later today the Senate will be voting on cloture. If you plan to call your senators and voice opposition to the bill, here are some points to keep in mind: Cost: The last 5-year Farm Bill, which passed in 2008, | Read More »
There’s a New Fed Chief in Town
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the beginning of the Janet Yellen Era at the Fed, last night’s big game and the future of air travel.
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Time to Change. Time to Choose.
When the White House and Congress of the United States of America were controlled by Republicans, the nation found itself at war. It was a war not asked for by America, but one we were dragged into by terrorists who wished us dead. Some tried to blame America. Some claimed it was because of the cycle of poverty and violence our enemies suffered. They ignored | Read More »
Barry Loudermilk in GA-11
Starting today, I am writing about each of the candidates I recommend and personally support in the 2014 Republican primary cycle. You can find all these entries by going to the Target Races section under “Features” in the masthead, or by clicking here.— Erick Barry Loudermilk is a candidate for Congress in Georgia’s 11th Congressional District. The incumbent, Phil Gingrey, is leaving his seat to | Read More »
Super Bowl Open Thread
It’s game day, folks. The biggest Sunday in football is upon us, and you can bet the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks are ready to play. For those of you visiting RedState, consider this your open thread for the game and all that entails. Who’s throwing a Super Bowl party here, and who’s going to one? Any special plans? I’m going to stay home | Read More »
Labor unions utterly betrayed by #obamacare.
Try to restrain your evil laughter. Labor leaders who have spent months lobbying unsuccessfully for special protections under the Affordable Care Act warned this week that the White House’s continued refusal to help is dampening union support for Democratic candidates in this year’s midterm elections. Leaders of two major unions, including the first to endorse Obama in 2008, said they have been betrayed by an | Read More »
Happy Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Day!
Reposted from 2012
One hundred sixty four years ago, on this date in the year 1848, in the conquered and occupied Federal District of Mexico, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed by representatives of US President James Polk and interim Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, ending the war between the two countries.
By every possible measure, the war ended as a decisive victory for the United States and a humiliating defeat for Mexico. As a result of the treaty, Mexico ceded all rights to territory north of the Rio Grande and the Gila River, including all of California, Nevada, Utah, and Texas, parts of Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Oklahoma, as well as the parts of Arizona and New Mexico not later bought in the Gadsden Purchase. From Mexico’s perspective, a perspective that recognized neither the revolutions in Texas and California nor the Annexation of Texas, the country lost over half of its prewar territory.
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#Obamacare refuses to pay for sick kids’ care in Seattle, Washington. Like it does.
Back when Obamacare was all shiny and new, I was in the habit of calling it ‘health care rationing.’ I did this because I knew that you can’t have ‘less people uninsured’ AND ‘lower prices’ AND ‘improved services’ – and I assumed that the government would choose the first two and let the third go away on the wind. I got out of the habit | Read More »
Tech at Night: Note how the SIGINT outrage is only against the US and allies. FCC reform.
How do we know that the NSA stuff is being driven by anti-Americanism? So much outrage about NSA and American allies, but so little about Russia, China, and American rivals. Heck, I’m not even seeing a peep about a Chicom firm Lenovo buying Google Motorola.
Now here’s a major reform idea I could get behind: merging FCC and FTC. By removing one entity, we reduce the added burden on business when two different regulators come after them for the same stuff. Getting rid of DoJ’s antitrust division would help, too. Because now even SEC is grabbing new tech powers.
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Obama Spills the Beans on the Citizenship Fig Leaf
Based on the statements from most House GOP leaders, it appears that the major fig leaf in the latest push for open borders will be “legalization without citizenship.” Let’s put aside for a moment the fact that the Dream Act will directly or indirectly grant citizenship and bring in millions of illegal immigrants without any other amnesty legislation. The broad notion of a permanent or | Read More »