Another Democrat Falls. Republicans Still Won’t Listen.
The Republicans now have their largest majorities in Congress since World War II. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has been defeated in a runoff in Louisiana. Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards went down to defeat too. Republicans will have a solid majority in both houses of congress in January. They will have that majority because they ran opposed to Barack Obama. They | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: School Choice, Rolling Stone Rapes Us All, and Choking Out Loosie Sales #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and I will discuss the Eric Garner case, the phony Rolling Stone UVa Gang Rape story, the work that the Franklin Center is doing on School Choice and Charter schools, and some of the news highlights of the week. We’ll be live at 7 pm Eastern. If you would like to join in the | Read More »
Why the Democrats stupidly wrote off Louisiana too quickly.
As you no doubt know, the Democrats got their clocks cleaned last night in two House seat runoff elections and one Senate one. The question is, could they have done better? – Actually, no, the question is, could they have done much better? …And the answer may indeed be ‘yes’ in both cases. Please note: a lot of this is going to be a discussion | Read More »
Sunday, December 7, 1941
Japanese Zero with first wave attack on Battleship Row begins a strafing attack.
Eric Garner Was Killed By Crony Capitalism
The strictest law often causes the most serious wrong. – Cicero There are issues beyond just what some in the GOP think of immigration reform proposals that helped David Brat unseat Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and successfully win election to The House of Representatives from Virginia. He puts what it means to the citizen every time the Congress passes a law | Read More »
Trent Lott to Mitch McConnell: Vidkun Quisling was an effective leader
On Thursday former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle spoke at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. At that breakfast Lott and Daschle achieved a Vulcan mind-meld with each other on what Senate Majority Leader needs to do in the new Congress: keep those federal dollars rolling towards K Street and ignore everything else. Promote bipartisanship Bipartisanship | Read More »
The ‘This LA-SEN Runoff race is turning into a bloodbath’ open thread.
The Louisiana Senate race got called three minutes in, which was two minutes too slow. The map looks hysterical. It’s a bad day for Louisiana Democrats, period. Time for the song. Open thread.
Democrats still confused as to why the South has given up on them.
I can tell you the Democrats’ problem with running candidates in the South (and everywhere else that isn’t the Pacific Coast and/or the Northeast) without trying hard, and it’s nothing that’s in this Politico article: [Former Tennessee governor Phil] Bredesen said Democrats who are thinking about running for office need to adopt what he calls “the Walmart test.” “When you think about what your platform | Read More »
New finding: Performing abortions kills sense of irony
One of the great things about Twitter is that it has given the American left a wonderful way to express whatever lunatic thought is crossing its mind at a particular moment and create the hive effect they love via a hashtag. When Ukraine was brutalized by Russia, we had a hashtag. When Boko Haram kidnapped a few hundred Christian girls, we gave them a dose | Read More »
Tom Robinson Would Disagree With Zerlina Maxwell
UPDATED: The Post has changed the headline to “we should generally believe”, but the URL remains as this: no-matter-what-jackie-said-we-should-automatically-believe-rape-claims/ — Mayella Ewell accused Tom Robinson of raping her. In what amounted to a show trial, Robinson was found guilty though he clearly had not raped Ewell. That’s the key part of the plot from To Kill a Mockingbird, which is also both one of my | Read More »
Put ‘HHS Adviser’ on Jon Gruber’s nameplate at the Oversight hearings next week.
Now, isn’t this special. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is asking lawmakers not to seat ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber next to Medicare’s top official when the two testify on Capitol Hill next week. HHS Assistant Secretary for Legislation Jim Esquea wrote to the House Oversight Committee with the request, stating that government witnesses are “almost always afforded an opportunity” to sit alone | Read More »
Hostages held by al Qaeda killed during rescue attempt
Yesterday an attempt was made to rescue hostages by al Qaeda in Yemen. The attack succeeded but the hostages were either dead or mortally wounded when rescued by US forces: Two hostages, including an American journalist, who were being held by Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen were killed during a rescue attempt by United States commandos early Saturday, American officials said. In a statement, President | Read More »
Tech at Night: Interstate Sales Taxation pushes in the lame duck
It’s good to see some legitimate efforts to try to convince conservatives on interstate sales taxes, but I have to disagree on this point: the limitation on interstate commerce regulation is not ‘picking winners and losers’. It was an intentional restriction put into the Constitution to ensure the free flow of commerce, and today it allows the states to compete while keeping an open economy. | Read More »
Battle of Leuthen, December 5, 1757
One of the advantages of having the keys to the front page is that sometimes I can unplug from politics and write about my real passion: military history of the 18th century. Today marks the anniversary of Frederick the Great’s signal victory over the Austrians at Leuthen and gives me a story to tell my kids a couple of times a year after Mass. Frederick | Read More »
The Warthog is still holding out.
Oddly enough, there’s still a use for them: “An undisclosed number of Warthogs, part of the “Blacksnakes” 163rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron based at Fort Wayne, Indiana, have been deployed to Middle Eastern airbases to provide air cover to troops fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria.” This is not the same as saying that the Warthog is ‘back:’ merely that objective reality itself is pushing back on | Read More »