Attention Anyone With Diary Privileges
Not all RedState members have diary privileges. It is becoming obvious, however, that not everyone who has that privilege uses it wisely. This would not be a big deal did it not have a direct impact on other diarists. Ladies and gentlemen, this has to stop. Now.
Live Action Captures Familiar Face In Latest Investigative Video
Is that Dr. LeRoy Carhart? It seems Live Action ran into a familiar face during their six-month investigation into the late-term abortion industry, and Carhart is one of the many faces of this heinous business. The Live Action investigator saw him in December of 2012, which was before Carhart claimed his latest victim in twenty-nine-year old Jennifer Morbelli, who died after suffering massive internal bleeding from a | Read More »
(Now-Republican) Alabaman[***] legislature strikes blow for individual liberty.
Legalizing homebrewing, of course. The Alabama Senate tonight gave final passage to the homebrewing bill, possibly ending Alabama’s status as the only state in which homebrewing is still illegal. “Alabama is literally the last state that makes homebrew legal, assuming the governor signs it,”said Sen. Bill Holtzclaw,R-Madison. The Alabama legislature was, of course, controlled by the Democratic party until the historic elections of 2010; homebrewing | Read More »
Idols of Awesome and Shibboleths of Community
Every once in a while I stumble over something that opens my eyes wide to a lot of the silliness of secularism that pervades evangelicalism and, in turn, warps the whole of generations. Anthony Bradley points out that there is a crazy movement going on right now within young evangelical circles to shun the suburbs and engage in a “new legalism” of radical faith. The | Read More »
Dear New FCC Chairman Wheeler, Please Stop the Attacks on the Internet
From the diaries…
The Barack Obama Administration has nominated Tom Wheeler to replace Julius Genachowski as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman. (Wheeler awaits Senate approval.)
Wheeler has – Heaven forfend – actually held pertinent private sector gigs:
Wheeler served as president of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), and later as CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA).
Many on the Left find Wheeler’s real-world experience and knowledge troubling:
Senator Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent (umm, he’s a Socialist), (said)… “I…am troubled that President Obama would appoint the former head of two major industry lobbying associations to regulate the industry.”
Many on the Left find it very troubling:
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Restoring The Republic III – Curing The Sickness Known As Healthcare
Don’t get me wrong. I like O-Care about as much as I like getting a prostate exam. The bill is typical of unthinking, boilerplate socialism’s response to the negative externalities that result from market failure. We should therefore trash Obamacare, but let’s just make that the warm-up set. The real heavy lifting required to fix our healthcare system involves addressing the causes of a market failure so catastrophic that something as obviously stupid as Obamacare seemed like a palatable solution.
Karl Denninger explains why poor people often can’t afford health insurance. The care provided is so badly overpriced that health plans are paying out more vastly more than the goods and services provided can possibly be worth. He describes the price mark-up of a common chemotherapy drug below.
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New Obamacare Challenge Targets IRS
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Sam Kazman to discuss a new legal challenge to Obamacare, it’s targeting of expanded IRS powers and how onerous new regulations are infringing upon the rights of business owners.
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Mark Sanford Wins
Mark Sanford has won the special election in South Carolina’s first congressional district. He was abandoned by much of the South Carolina congressional delegation. He was abandoned by the NRCC and its fundraising. The Democrats outspent him by more than a 3 to 1 advantage. But the district favored him to begin with. Despite panic a few weeks ago, he recovered rapidly and closed a | Read More »
SC-01 Special Election Results Thread; UPDATE: Sanford Wins
UPDATE: As we all thought, I’m sure, the district has been called for Mark Sanford. Congratulations, governor! [UPDATE- Moe Lane] Now that the election is over, it is of course necessary to commemorate the way that the DCCC and Democrats have spent their resources here – to the best benefit of the Republican party. Two million all told, was it? Well, I guess that kind | Read More »
Egregious Ads and Polls from Mark Zuckerberg’s Front Group
Imagine the biggest conservative donors in America banding together to form a group, “Progressives for Retirement Security,” for the purpose of promoting private retirement accounts. Imagine that group running ads starring Chuck Schumer promoting private Social Security accounts as examples of bold progressive reform. Don’t worry, hell will freeze over from global warming before that happens. If you’ve been watching Fox News or listening to | Read More »
Restoring The Republic II – Social Security, Medicare and Soylent Green
…and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs! Critique of the Gotha Program – Karl Marx It was 1875, and Germany was well on its way to breaking Marx’s wretched little heart by enacting just enough social welfare to pacify its proletariat and preventing idiots like Karl Marx himself from making any decisions about anything | Read More »
Millionaire Union Boss Compares Ohioans to Nazis
Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE) Executive Director Joe Rugola, who last week compared supporters of workplace freedom to Nazis, was paid $253,351 in member dues during the union’s most recent fiscal year. Joe Rugola At a May 1 press conference, Rugola decried workplace freedom as “extreme.” Asked by reporters why 24 states already have workplace freedom laws on the books if the policy is | Read More »
Taxation without representation, online edition
The Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act by a 69-27 vote on Monday, bringing us one step closer to state taxes on Internet commerce. The House has its own version of the bill, so there’s a pretty good chance it will reach the President’s desk, and of course you had Barack Obama at “new tax.” It will be a wonder if he can keep from | Read More »
No Regrets on Mark Sanford
Today is the day in South Carolina. Mark Sanford vs. Elizabeth Colbert Busch. I have been one of the few national conservatives to, from the start of the primary to now, support Mark Sanford. Most of my friends, including most of the front page contributors here at RedState, disagreed. But win or lose, I have no regrets supporting Mark Sanford. The Republican primary voters of | Read More »
The Debt Ceiling is all About Obamacare
There is nothing more odious in a free society than politicians using the boot of government to make the most basic goods and services unaffordable for the majority of the country, thereby engendering a need for subsidization. In one fell swoop, representatives who deviate from the Constitution have the ability to destroy the self-respect and quality of life for all but the top 1% – | Read More »