Rand Paul and Pandering to the Paranoid
Part of the problem with the Internet age is that it’s difficult to have anything approaching a nuanced discussion anymore. This is especially true when virtually everyone, regardless of their intellect, expertise, or judgment, has access to a repository of perfectly reasonable-sounding people who will say anything. If you type “are vaccines safe” into your preferred Internet search engine, you will find that there are | Read More »
America’s Diplomatic Relationship with the Catholic Church
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Ambassador Francis Rooney to discuss his latest book detailing our diplomatic relationship with the Catholic church, Pope Francis and how the Church has influenced world events.
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Green Card Harry and The EB-5 Program
The Cronies Are Coming! World News Videos | ABC World News Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 14% represents everything that Las Vegas, Nevada symbolizes to an absolute, pristine perfection. He is loud, tacky, garish, disingenuous, malicious, mobbed-up, preys on his country like an intestinal parasite, is hateful to those with whom he disagrees and believes he is utterly exempt | Read More »
VENGEANCE AGAINST ISIS: Jordan Executes Terrorists, Including Female Wannabe Suicide Bomber al-Rishawi
Good. In the predawn hours Wednesday, Jordan executed two al Qaeda in Iraq-associated prisoners by hanging, in response to the brutal slaying of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh yesterday. One of the two jihadis executed was would-be suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi, who is the woman that was going to be exchanged for al-Kaseasbeh. After the murder of al-Kaseasbeh, Jordan quickly vowed revenge for his death. | Read More »
What About the Military
While in Iowa for Rep. Steve King (R-IA) 78%‘s Freedom Summit, RedState asked the 2016 Presidential candidates about the U.S. military. In particular, we asked them what the future military should look like and also how the military will need to balance cyber-war, Islamic extremists, and traditional military threats. Here’s what they had to say.
Wow. @ed_kilgore & the Washington Monthly pretend that Scott Walker may not have gotten death threats.
Now, I get that the Washington Monthly is a political stroke magazine for progressives. That’s fine. But even the sad fetishists that read it are still actual human beings.
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Obama administration punts on enforcing obamacare. Again. #obamacare
So the White House is, yet again, delaying a critical part of Obamacare. This monstrosity has far too many critical parts, you know what I mean?
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Matt Mayer: Could a Third Party Rise in Congress?
Given the long history of America’s two-party system, the historical odds of the U.S. becoming a multi-party political system like most European countries weren’t high. Those odds, however, may be increasing, as the leadership in both parties confronts an increasingly hostile wing. Those wings find far deeper support among the activist voting base of the parties. Safe-seat redistricting has lead to the rise of these | Read More »
John Judis: About That Inevitable, Permanent Majority for the Democrats
A few days ago, John Judis, the co-author of the book on every liberal’s bookshelf, The Emerging Democratic Majority, took to the pages of National Journal to write an article called The Emerging Republican Advantage. At the time, some commentators, including me, hailed the onset of an enduring Democratic majority. And the arguments in defense of this view did seem to be backed by persuasive evidence. | Read More »
White House Unaware of Obamacare
Obamacare is a tax. This really isn’t something that should be in dispute. When the Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act and called it a tax, President Obama and his followers triumphantly said, “It’s the law.” When you Google “Obamacare is a…” the first response isn’t “success,” but rather “tax.” Now, with tax filing season upon us and a projected 4-6 million households | Read More »
Sick (Pro-life) Beats
I love Kelly Clarkson’s new single, ‘Heartbeat Song.’ Considering she has been my favorite singer since she became the first American Idol back in 2002, I may be a little biased. But, my appreciation for her newest hit goes beyond my personal fandom. Attempting a scientific advancement that has never been done before in music, Clarkson chose to use her daughter’s prenatal heartbeat as the | Read More »
RedState 2016 Presidential Primary Power Rankings: Week 1
Hello and welcome to a new and (hopefully) weekly segment at RedState, the Weekly 2016 Presidential Primary Power Rankings. Each week on Tuesday, I will be compiling this list based on a “secret sauce” formula that I made up that factors in polling data, fundraising information, news items of the week, organization/staff readiness, and more subjective things like “momentum” and “buzz,” which don’t really exist | Read More »
Chris Christie Works To Lose Pro-Life Goodwill Gained In Iowa
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gained favor from conservatives and received praise from pro-life activists at the Iowa Freedom Summit just over a week ago. When Christie said, “Being pro-life isn’t a political liability”, I cheered. Erick Erickson noted that Christie gets points just for showing up, but he also stated that he was personally impressed with what Christie had said to a potentially hostile | Read More »
Chris Christie embraces Obama’s slur of pro-life movement
Obama and his followers have long been fond of slurring the pro-life movement by saying pro-lifers don’t care about children or people once they’ve been born. This, of course, is patent nonsense. If you look at the organizations and the people who support the larger pro-life movement you generally find the same organizations and people actively involved in adoption, foster care, elder care, helping the | Read More »
A Recap of this Year’s Super Bowl and its Dad-vertising
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Zerkle to discuss Super Bowl XLIX, Seattle’s epic collapse at the end and the dad-vertising commercials.
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