UAW Loses Key Vote at VW Plant in Tennessee

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss how the UAW lost a key vote to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, why some employees find unions to be less important than they used to be, and the Detroit pension fiasco.

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    You won’t BELIEVE just how furiously Politico spun this #DCCC #Obamacare memo!

    Background: Politico has acquired a memo (which they did not share, shockingly*) from presumably the DCCC that describes the strategy, for lack of a better word, of the Democratic party with regard to Obamacare. Essentially, they’re going to: …[t]ell voters Republicans would make the problem worse — raising prescription drug prices, empowering insurance companies and even endangering domestic violence victims. The battle plan, details of | Read More »

    National Public Radio (@NPRNews) Misrepresents Facts to Fan Racial Tension

    On February 6, 2014, NPR listeners heard this report about the voting rights act. A portion of the story involves Macon, GA, where I live. NPR did its listeners a great disservice in how it presented the story. But don’t believe partisan conservative me. An attorney for the local Democratic Party is calling foul too. As Dave Oedel, the local Democratic Party attorney (who, being | Read More »

    Why is @AlexSinkFlorida so starkly terrified of @chucktodd? #fl13

    Like Hot Air, I am just a touch bemused at reports that Alex Sink (Democratic candidate for Florida’s 13th district special election) is apparently adamant that she absolutely cannot be at a debate that has NBC’s Chuck Todd moderating it: When it came to laying down the ground rules for an upcoming debate in the closely watched Florida congressional special election, Democrat Alex Sink — | Read More »

    The Coward’s Conundrum

    Senators Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn say they put the country first. The debt ceiling needed to be raised. Ted Cruz opposed raising it. So McConnell and Cornyn voted to shut down Ted Cruz. They voted to cut off debate on raising the debt ceiling so that it could be raised. McConnell and Cornyn have both been very clear about this. John Cornyn told the | Read More »

    The Left is outraged over actors in political ads

    [ Promoted from the Diaries. Also, I just wanted to note, this is the same party that once used a little girl in an ad that threatened a nuclear apocalypse if Goldwater were to win. -AG ] Americans For Prosperity is coming under fire for an ad they ran in Louisiana depicting the harmful effects of the Affordable Care Act on the people of Louisiana. It’s an | Read More »

    We Are Back

    We should be back. RedState just went through a very complicated process to put the whole site on a single user version of WordPress, after being on the WordPress MU system for the last few years. If you find a bug, please leave it in the comments. By bug, I do not mean a feature request — but something that has actually broken. And yes, | Read More »


    Saturday Olympics Open Thread

    Here’s an open thread for the weekend.  Two Olympics-related items of note: The USA Men’s hockey team just defeated the Russians 3-2 in an extra-innings shootout.  The hero of the game was my team’s (St. Louis Blues) own, T.J. Oshie, who scored 4 times in the shootout.  This was an epic game, even before the shootout, and we beat the bad guys in front of | Read More »

    Sen. Mark Pryor (D) flirts with DOOM in Arkansas Senate race.

    Sen. Mark Pryor (D) flirts with DOOM in Arkansas Senate race.

    This is just sad. 2nd Campaign #Fail today: @PryorForSenate uses podium placard linking to Cotton’s site. #MinorOversight — David Ray (@DavidARay) February 14, 2014 You see, if you click on the “” link seen on the podium sign you get… redirected to Tom Cotton’s campaign website. His actual, real campaign website. This pretty much means that Senator Mark Pryor is giving his opponent free | Read More »

    Hold the Page

    We’re making some behind the scenes tweaks and changes here at RedState over the weekend. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET, the front page will be in read only mode. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but we’re trying to improve the user experience around here. So read-only mode is necessary as we transition the back engine of the site.


    The Bob Corker v. UAW Showdown in Tennessee

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the UAW’s efforts to unionize a VW plant in Tennessee, Senator Bob Corker’s 11th hour bombshell and why the left will never support the solution to income inequality.

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    Common Core: a PRAGMATIC observation for politicians.

    The more astute ones will only need this to get my point… Stop #commoncore #refusethetest #edreform — Heather Poland (@TeachrPerspctve) February 13, 2014   …but let’s walk it through anyway.

    This is What Happens When You Make Us Care

    In Oregon, a baker got in trouble for not wanting to bake a cake for a gay union. In New Mexico, a photographer likewise found herself on the wrong side of the law by not wanting to take pictures of a gay wedding. In Colorado, a baker faces fines for not wanting to bake a cake for a gay wedding. In each of those cases | Read More »

    New Video HAMMERS Obama On Executive Power

    What a difference six years makes.

    The above video, released tonight by The Heritage Foundation, shows two different faces of Barack Obama when it comes to executive branch. In 2008, then-candidate Obama said that America’s “biggest problems” had to do with George Bush “trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch.”

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    The Establishment, Allegations of Purity, and Reality

    We all agree that Sen. Harry Reid must be dethroned.  Even from a liberal perspective, he has completely destroyed the structure of the Senate by shutting down the open amendment process, thereby eradicating the most important difference between the upper house and the lower house of the legislative branch. This year, we have the opportunity to vanquish Reid by defeating his liberal lieutenants in conservative | Read More »