Centennial of Britain Entering WWI Open Thread
On August 4, 1914, at 11pm London time (6pm EST here in the United States), the British Parliament’s House of Commons voted to declare war on Germany. The UK’s Telegraph has an excellent series of articles detailing, hour by hour, the events leading up to the declaration. Here is their recounting of what happened today 100 years ago. The decision was not an easy one for | Read More »
Rand Paul is a Poltroon
Via Matt Cover, we now have yet another instance of Rand Paul changing his positions on a key issue and then pretending he never held the previous position in the first place. The latest instance comes in the context of aid to foreign countries (specifically, Israel is under consideration here but to be fair to Rand Paul his point was about foreign aid to all | Read More »
Grift Versus Theft
Everyone today has been discussing this sophomoric and sloppy piece in Politico Magazine by former Rep. Steve LaTourette. Erick has already pointed out the delicious irony involved in the banally (yet profoundly) crooked Steve LaTourette accusing anyone of grift (see here and here). It is definitely a valid point that LaTourette’s entire career is testimony to the idea that belonging to the “governing wing” of | Read More »
Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. How do you know | Read More »
Inside “Gamechanger Salon,” The Left’s Action Network
Note: I co-wrote and researched this piece with Nathan Schacht. An extensive membership list and a calendar of events offer insight into a leftwing network first revealed by Media Trackers last week. Gamechanger Salon is a members-only Google group run by Billy Wimsatt for forward thinking and top-level political activists on the Left. Members of the group include senior level political hands at NARAL, the | Read More »
In search of a GOP foreign policy
As the 2016 campaign shapes up one of the most contentious intra-party issues is national security but it is hardly likely to get a serious consideration. The current national security policy of the United States is broken and a serious debate is needed on what is to replace it. During Obama’s first term, particularly during the slow-motion conquest of the Arab world by Islamic extremists | Read More »
EPA goes from Environmental Protection Agency to Extremist Political Agenda
This rule is not about pollution. It is about shutting down coal-fueled power plants and killing jobs and raising electricity rates—both of which punish people who can least afford it. But plenty of others have addressed the economic impact so I won’t take more of my time on that topic.
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Tags: 'Coal industry'
, Americans for Prosperity
, Carbon Pollution
, Clean Power Plan
, Climate Change
, Electricity Rates "necessarily Skyrocket"
Kansas Senate Race: Positive Conservative Solutions vs. 47 years in Washington and More of the Same
Washington has lost its way — we all know it — and we will not change Washington until we change who we send to Washington. Tomorrow Kansans have an opportunity to do just that. Too often, Republicans can offer little more than saying what they’re against, rather than what they stand for. This achieves little more than whining. We desperately need Republicans who can offer bold, | Read More »
House Democrats Claim “Momentum” For 2014
The eerie similarities between the Republican disaster in 2006 and the coming Democrat disaster in 2014 continue to mount. The latest is a fairly desperate memo from DCCC chair Steve Israel which purports to show that Democrats have “momentum” heading into the 2014 elections based on some evidence that could most charitably be characterized as “flimsy”: House Democrats head into the August congressional recess and | Read More »
Pots, Kettles, and the Corrupting Nature of Washington
This morning I noted Steve LaTourette’s op-ed against conservatives and raised the issue of his affair with a lobbyist. Several people thought it not relevant, but I think it is completely relevant. It gives a solid example of the corrupting nature of Washington, D.C. now that a permanent political class has arisen there. Hypocrisy is defined as “the behavior of people who do things that | Read More »
Revenge of the Nerds: The Value of Computer Coders
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the value of computer coders, why they are so scarce and how coding trade schools may help alleviate the critical shortage.
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They don’t care if you hate them
Two years ago I found myself in the unlikeliest of positions: the Republican nominee for Congress in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District and the frontrunner in the general election. An ordinary citizen, I did not put my name on the ballot to be famous or powerful. I simply hadn’t gotten a response from my congressman about a veteran’s issue that affected my men in the National | Read More »
Commentariat Is Not Constituency
“Government is not supposed to be efficient. The Founders recognized how bad things happen in efficient governmental systems.… Efficiency breeds tyranny.” On Thursday, House Republicans failed to pass a piece of legislation related to the border crisis. The commentariat in Washington roundly criticized the House Republican leadership. On Friday, instead of trying to ram through a piece of legislation, the House GOP found consensus among | Read More »
Calvin Turnquest for US House of Representatives, FL District 18
RedState is backing Calvin Turnquest for the United States House of Representatives. The reason is pretty simple. Calvin is a conservative. His opponent is not. In fact, his opponent is a Charlie Crist crony, but thankfully not orange. Calvin Turnquest believes in limited government. He is not a crony capitalist. He believes in a thriving Main Street at a time the only thing thriving are | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: August 3, 2014 Jay Caruso Joins Us to Discuss Halbig, Immigration, and More
Join in the fun as Thomas LaDuke, Jay Caruso, and I discuss the events of the week that matter to conservatives. And if Caleb shows up, some humor. We go live at ~ 7:30 PM Eastern tonight. Sorry, technical delay… Apologies all… major malfunction on our end. We are going to come back and try this tomorrow night.