Operation Over Reach Around
The shameless shills for the Democrats. That would be the media of course. Consider just the latest example. On Friday, the Democratic National Committee released this memo claiming the Republicans had spent the month of May “overreaching” on the IRS investigation. By Monday morning, the Washington press corps rallied. Greg Sargent at the Washington Post declared, “It’s very clear that GOP scandal overreach is now | Read More »
Tech at Night: American wireless is the best in the world. Rand Paul is getting busy.
Markets work, folks. Americans have way more invested in our wireless than the rest of the world.. As a result, our wireless is the best in the world. This is why the broadband story is never completely told by the pro-regulatory faction: they need to “hide the decline” of socialized wireless.
Also, it’s beginning to look like Rand Paul is running for President (shocker, I know). Despite prominent wealthy California Democrats are, you now, Democrats, the Senator is trying to get support there. I suppose he’s trying to replace his father’s fringe base with left-libertarians. So he even talked to Wired and is cozying up to Silicon Valley industry. Will it translate to votes? Certainly not in the primary and I’m skeptical in the general. But if it works for him, it could be big.
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On Conservative Reformers
There is a lot of back and forth chatter going on right now in the DC-NYC corridor about conservative reform. This is problematic because the people talking about reform are in Washington and New York, the two places least likely to lead any version of conservative reform.One example of why is Josh Barro.Josh Barro is a late twenty-something gay male who hates conservatives, champions Obamacare, | Read More »
Art Halvorson for Congress in Pennsylvania’s Ninth District
Earlier this year, I made a promise to the Red State community to leave no stone unturned in pursuit of committed conservative alternatives to the statists that saturate the ranks of the Republican Party. Well, through the Madison Project PAC, and on behalf of former Congressman Jim Ryun, I’m ready to announce the first endorsement of the cycle. We’re committed to replacing Bill Shuster with | Read More »
Anti-Muslim Speech and Consequences
The threat by US Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Bill Killian, to punish “anti-Muslim” sentiments expressed on social media are not the actions of a “rogue” US Attorney anymore than 90 “rogue” IRS employees targeted conservatives. Theirs are the actions of an out of control and abusive regulatory state operating with the encouragement of the Administration
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You win or you die
HBO has been adapting a popular series of fantasy novels generally referred to as “A Game of Thrones,” although that’s technically only the title of the first volume; author George R.R. Martin names the entire series “A Song of Ice and Fire.” The show has been an enormous hit for HBO, evidently drawing a large number of viewers who didn’t read the original books. Last | Read More »
Why Ted Cruz is right and John McCain is wrong
Senator John McCain and the mainstream media, are attacking Senator Ted Cruz (and Senators Lee, Paul, and Rubio) for objecting to going to conference on the budget resolution. Cruz’s objection is simple: he wants a public promise from the Democrats that they won’t use what is called “reconciliation” to raise the debt ceiling. Reconciliation is a special procedure that requires only 50 votes, not 60, to | Read More »
Gov. Kasich Embarrasses Himself with Op-Ed Comparison to Reagan
Governor John Kasich, a Republican seeking reelection in 2014, continued his push for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Medicaid expansion in Ohio with a June 2 USA Today op-ed noting that President Reagan expanded Medicaid in the 80s. “After all, doesn’t Reagan embody modern conservatism? He cut taxes, cut government red tape and fought the growth of entitlements,” Kasich wrote. “Yes, he | Read More »
After The Gold Rush III: The Decline and Fall of The Motown Empire
Massive complexity cannot permanently attain equilibrium. Human beings lack the intellect and the moral character to manage it. Complexity is adopted because of the awesome societal benefits it offers both individuals and organizations. Mass production, mass communications, modern transport and modern medicine have so changed and enhanced the lives of the average American, that most of us would be dead without them. Yet, as complexity increases, its marginal unit costs increase and the marginal unit benefits decline. This interaction eventually leads to the marginal effect of further complexity becoming a negative instead of a positive. Nowhere has this become more painfully untenable than Detroit, MI. The city has become, in my humble opinion, the canary in the coal mine for urban America.
Detroit initially gained from complexity. General Motors came to symbolize the American commonweal. It was a social safety-valve where people who wanted to escape major injustices of American Society could come and try their hand at work that was dirty and hard – yet very lucrative compared to the alternatives. Detroit rode this growing complexity and incoming diaspora until it became the 5th largest American City and was nicknamed “The Arsenal of Democracy.” Then Motown rode the complexity curve over the hump.
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Will Republicans Reassert the Rule of Law?
In June 2011, Obama announced that he would suspend our immigration laws and grant administrative amnesty to those who qualify for the DREAM Act – a bill that never passed Congress. This was just one of the many egregious steps taken by the administration to subvert the rule of law and threaten our sovereignty. Yet, unlike with the IRS scandal, Republicans were largely silent. Obama | Read More »
Ben Bernanke and the Elite
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss efforts to destroy and rebuild NYC’s Penn Station and Madison Square Garden and Ben Bernanke’s recent speech at Princeton.
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Frank Lautenberg has passed.
He apparently has passed “due to complications from viral pneumonia.” He was 89 years old, and the last remaining World War II veteran in the Senate. Our condolences to his family and loved ones. RT @seanagnew: RIP, Technician Fifth Grade, Frank Lautenberg. 3185th Signal Service Battalion — Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 3, 2013 Moe Lane (crosspost)
WANTED: Disruptive Candidates
This year will be the 5th RedState Gathering. We will meet the first weekend in August in New Orleans, LA. Five years ago we introduced the nation to Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, Nikki Haley, Michael Williams, Ken Cuccinelli, Karen Handel, and more.In 2010, we worked hard for Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ken Buck, and others.This year I am struggling to find good, disruptive | Read More »
The Annual Birthday Request
Today is my 38th birthday. Every year I put up a post like this. Short of filling in behind the golden EIB microphone or getting one of those Ralph Lauren Writer’s Chairs with accompanying ottoman, there isn’t much I want. But people ask and here’s what you can do if you want to make an impact to better the country today.Give to one or more | Read More »
Three Storm Chasers Among Victims of OKC Tornado
I don’t understand storm chasers. At least The Flying Wallendas have the laws of physics on their side. Storm chasers must tell themselves they’re Saving Lives. No. That’s why God invented Doppler Radar.
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