The Watercooler ~ After the Gathering
I have a really busy day ahead of me so I will keep this Watercooler brief today. There will probably be a lot of information coming in from attendees and front pagers who attended the Gathering, and a lot to absorb for those of us who were not there. But the topic Erick brings up in this diary this morning — what I would describe | Read More »
Clinton, Yamamoto and the Gutting of American Military Muscle
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the failed Obama-Clinton foreign policy, waking a sleeping giant and the long-term impact of Obama’s systematic dismantling of our military.
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CIA now directly arming Kurds.
When this came out, it was a ‘question’ who was doing it.
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Move America Forward Responds to ProPublica Allegations
For those of you who may have missed this story, the ultra-liberal hit squad ProPublica published a piece last week accusing pro-troop charity Move America Forward essentially of acting as a slush fund for certain TEA Party activists and bilking donors of money. Many folks, particularly in the establishment wing of the party, crowed about this piece as further evidence of what Steve LaTourette alleged | Read More »
Questioning the Chairman
All of us at RedState had a great time at this year’s Gathering. And we’re already looking forward to next year in Atlanta. There was one minor bit of controversy at the Gathering this year and I think I should start today by addressing it. We invited Reince Priebus, Chairman of the RNC, to the RedState Gathering. Normally at the Gathering, with some exceptions, we | Read More »
Obama’s Iraq response is a waste of time
This afternoon US Navy F/A-18s launched from the USS George H W Bush struck ISIS targets in northern Iraq. This will go down in history as a strong contender for the “Too Little Too Late” award. Were thousands of people not being killed it would be a farce. The problem facing the United States in Iraq is both political and military. The root of the | Read More »
Audit Reveals Government-Run Transparency Site Is Inaccurate and Inconsistent
USAToday gave a sobering report this week which reaffirmed the inability of our government to be both accurate and transparent. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) audited spending data from 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, by comparing government agency records with those found on USASpending.gov. The GAO reported that only 2-7% of the numbers found on the website is ‘fully consistent | Read More »
On Leadership, Governor Nikki Haley Shares How South Carolina Is ‘Open For Business’ At #RSG14
Earlier this morning, as she has for nearly every year of the RedState Gathering, South Carolina’s Governor Nikki Haley spoke to the Gathering’s attendees. This year, the Governor was able to tout another year of accomplishments since taking office: Continuing to lower her state’s unemployment rate from 11% to 5.3%–making South Carolina one of the fastest state growing economies in the nation, reforming the state’s | Read More »
The President is Treading on Very Dangerous Ground
What if, in the face of such constant pressure from amnesty supporters the Executive Branch simply refuses to enforce the law and keep aliens without right from entering the country – by the millions? At FAIR we feared this day might come.
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Mexico Opens Oil and Gas Sector to Outside Investment
Even Joe Biden would agree: this is a pretty big flipping deal. To recognize how big, you need to understand that Mexico commemorates the anniversary of the day it nationalized its oil fields and threw the Norte Americanos out as a national holiday. The national oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), is a great source of national pride and a cash cow that funds the country’s | Read More »
Ohio Dem Ed FitzGerald Implodes in Epic Fashion
A political campaign’s failure to get off the ground doesn’t prevent its crashing and burning, as Ohio Democrat Ed FitzGerald is proving this month.
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Tolerate or Be Stamped Out
“Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly,” tweeted Josh Barro, a writer for the New York Times. In subsequent tweets he made clear that those who believe in traditional marriage are not worthy of respect or civility and, most alarmingly, that the government has the power to redefine words | Read More »