Leading With the Budget
This week the Senate will follow the House in passing a federal budget that presents a remarkable contrast in governing ability and philosophy between Republicans and Democrats. When Democrats ran one or both houses of Congress, they failed for six straight years to do the most basic function of the Legislative Branch: pass a concurrent budget resolution to determine how the federal government will spend | Read More »
Stand Your Ground laws under attack
The price of the Second Amendment,like liberty, is eternal vigilance. Having lost several fights at the Supreme Court, the anti-gun left is gearing up for yet another fight over “stand your ground” (SYG) laws. The idea behind SYG laws is pretty simple. If you are confronted by an aggressor you are not obligated to retreat. As Jorge Amstelle writing in The Daily Caller says: Let’s | Read More »
Wrong people charged in Freddie Gray death
If you really want to understand Baltimore, you need to watch the television series The Wire. Failing that you should watch David Simon’s previous Baltimore-centric series, Homicide: Life on the Streets. In both you will encounter corruption, incompetence, and ineptness that will make you scream. Keep in mind, virtually everything you see on those shows comes from the actual experience of Baltimore police officers who | Read More »
If Baltimore is the new normal, I really don’t care
The riots in Baltimore after the untimely death of small-time criminal Freddie Gray at the hands of Baltimore police officers has set off an interesting series of commentary. For instance, this from the Huffington Post: On the Cusp of an ‘African American Spring’. This gem is from the pen of John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. National Diversity Expert; Principal and Chief Strategist of Criticality Management Consulting; | Read More »
Winners and Losers From This Year’s NFL Draft
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Zerkle to discuss last weekend’s NFL Draft, which teams did the best and who will be the star fantasy player from this draft.
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H1B Visas and The Magical Outsourcing Of Disney
Snow White Before and After Disney Ate The H1B Apple You can wish upon a star. It doesn’t matter who you are. Unless, of course, you work IT and are a US citizen instead of an H1B visa-holder. In that case, Cinderella, me so sowwy. Your carriage just turned into a pumpkin and the title company is about to foreclose because | Read More »
What’s Actually Going On
I encounter people all the time who scratch their heads wondering how a bunch of leftwing nuts who believe you can pick your gender are attacking Americans who criticize Islam. These left-wing types who pound their chests over a “war on women” in the United States are perfectly willing to turn a blind eye to Islamic harassment of women, even in the United States. They | Read More »
#Gotham Season One: The Long Game
As our Dear Leader will not have had a chance to see the season finale of Gotham yet, I will refrain from posting spoilers. When it was first announced that there was going to be a series on Fox that would serve as a “pre-Batman Gotham City story,” I was somewhat skeptical. As RedState’s Foremost Batman Expert and DC Comics optimist, however, I was sure | Read More »
Jihad Struck Texas But Will the Obama Administration Continue to Bury Its Head in the Sand
Jihad struck Texas last night. It’s just the latest skirmish in a global radical Islamic assault on free speech – on freedom.
It’s a war. ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, and al Qaeda are just a few of the named brigades in this radical Islamic jihadist army.
The two Islamic terrorists who opened fire on a free speech art exhibit in Texas are merely the latest casualties in this war. But they are a reminder of who the enemy is.
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Obama’s Iran strategy continues to succeed
The moral and intellectual bankruptcy of Obama grand strategy of wooing Iran as a partner has never been clearly apparent than over the past couple of weeks. Keep in mind that it is Iran that Obama has decided is his “boots on the ground” in the war, or whatever it is, against ISIS. Not only are the Iranian Republican Guards slowly but surely gaining control | Read More »
Sometimes Violence is Apparently the Answer
The last couple of years have really seen a remarkable about-face from the hippies and those who espouse the recycled hippie ideals in the modern left. Used to be, we all (with the exception of a few quacks) accepted that violence and intimidation weren’t legitimate methods of achieving political change. Even if we agreed with the change that was sought, we had to condemn anyone | Read More »
Senator John Barrasso wins Tony Award for Failure Theater
A couple of weeks ago I posted on the pathetic attempt by Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) 60% to save Obamacare subsidies should the Supreme Court rule them illegal. His strategy is to float a bill that looks like a repeal of Obamacare but with the odd exception of funding subsidies to people who purchased insurance via federal exchanges. Why, you might | Read More »
Here They Come
Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson are declaring their bids for President of the United States. Coming soon, Mike Huckabee and Rick Perry will do the same. Bobby Jindal will most likely also announce. (I expect to see them all at the RedState Gathering, by the way) For those keeping score at home, that is one old corrupt white woman against a female former CEO of | Read More »