In Kentucky, Matt Bevin Polls Better Than Mitch McConnell Against the Democrat
Here’s a fact — Mitch McConnell polls badly in Kentucky. He has been in Washington since 1985. Kentuckians, like everybody else, are tired of Washington. So Kentucky has tired of Mitch McConnell. In fact, there may be no incumbent Republican Senator more vulnerable this year than Mitch McConnell. He stays in the race because of pride. Any other Republican with his polling would be shown | Read More »
Tech at Night: Barack Obama admits the truth about Net Neutrality. Roy Blunt joins with Democrat Blame The Victim Hysteria.
Barack Obama admitted what we’ve been saying all along: Net Neutrality was an attempt to regulate the Internet. Told you so.
More FCC: Data use continues to go up, and it probably makes sense to remove barriers to investment on expanding our wireless capacity in this country. We still need spectrum, but the build out matters after that spectrum is acquired, as well.
Of course, instead of being sensible the radicals just want to spend more money stupidly.
All this is perfectly good reason to want to gut the FCC by reforming the Communications Act, but again, I just don’t trust the current legislative process to succeed at this in one big bill. When was the last time we had one big bill that worked well? Not in many years. I’d love to be proven wrong, but I’m not optimistic.
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Who Will Protect Us From Those Who Would Protect Us? CFPB Spending Money Like It’s Going Out Of Style.
Four and a half years after the 2008 financial crisis, there’s still a lot of talk in policy circles about what to do about banks, bailouts, bad lending practices, booming consumer debt, foreclosures and on and on. Getting into the weeds on most of this stuff requires an expert and sometimes a sherpa to guide you through the nitty gritty details, but in general we | Read More »
Please watch Ben Howe’s “Bankrupt” documentary. #detroit
Here. Clear forty minutes out of your schedule and watch it. It is about Detroit, and how it went down the tubes, and it will tell you things about how it went down the tubes that you probably have not actually heard told before. There’s a bit in the middle about the way that the city eminent-domained Poletown for pretty much no good reason* that | Read More »
The State of Immigration Reform: Mark Zuckerberg Buys Himself A House Speaker
The latest GOP bubble of fratricidal support for Comprehensive Amnesty Reform is all about the Benjamins. It’s about who has the Benjamins, and more importantly, who you have to ask if you want some for yourself. Let’s say you’re a mainstream, middle-of-the-road Republican this election cycle. You want money to continue your career. Not only that, you’d like greater control over who within the party has money so that you can control what version of American Conservatism reaches the media. This helps you define what the average unaffiliated voter thinks of the GOP.
In past election cycles, this was never really a problem. Self-identifying Conservatives who felt aroused enough about political conditions in America would cut a check to the GOP. They would generally trust the party to move the country in a direction that seemed about right. Now, Conservative donors have grown savvier and reject the blanket Null-Hypothesis that a Republican will automatically equal a small-government ideological Conservative. Thus, your friendly GOP Establishment™ now has to replace newly minted Tea Partiers as a donor class because of this lack of blind loyalty. Enter “Conservative Entrepreneurs” like Mark Zuckerberg.
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Nasty South Carolinian bigot Dick Harpootlian visited White House.
Way to bury the lead there, Wall Street Journal. Forget various Democrats whining about where that sweet, sweet campaign contribution money is going: this is a bit more pressing. [Dick] Harpootlian said he visited Joe Biden, the other most prominent potential 2016 contestant, in the White House about a month ago and told the vice president he would support him if he decides to run.
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 »