Agribusiness hits the jackpot, taxpayers not so much
his will come as no surprise for anyone who was paying attention (see the RedState coverage) during the debate of the Farm Bill last winter (or any other debate on any other Farm Bill): U.S. farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the | Read More »
BREAKING: Ferguson Grand Jury fails to reach a decision
Via the Washington Times: The Ferguson, Mo., grand jury considering the indictment of Officer Darren Wilson, who killed teenager Michael Brown during an altercation in August, left the justice center in St. Louis on Friday without reaching a decision. Sources told CNN on Saturday that it was unclear when the jury would reconvene.
USA Today Reporter Susan Davis gets a bad rap
Many of us have been aware of the travails of former CBS reporter Sharyl Atkisson who had her reporting on Fast & Furious suppressed by her employer because it got perilously close to the truth of the matter. A new batch of documents turned over to Judicial Watch pursuant to a court order shows us the extent to which Atkisson was drawing blood at the | Read More »
It’s Not What He Did, But How He Did It
Most of you are opposed to what Barack Obama did, but if you step back for a minute you will see it is not what he did, but how he did it. What Obama did is unpopular with a majority of Americans, but he is right that what he did has bipartisan approval in Congress. Nonetheless, the House of Representatives chose not to act in | Read More »
IRS Scandal: Investigators Uncover Lois Lerner’s E-mails in Data
Here at Redstate, we’ve already talked about how Lois Lerner’s assertion that her and her colleague’s e-mails were lost when their hard drives were “mysteriously” destroyed is a load of bunk. We also know that the e-mails probably exist in the government’s back-up system, although the relevant bureaucrats are just too lazy to go through the files and find them. Now, the Treasury Inspector General | Read More »
Help The Poor. Block the Amnesty
There are people out there who genuinely appreciate all that President Obama has done since he found the American crown adrift in the gutter back in 2008. The TaxProf blog explains who these fortunate individuals are below. 12,040 new ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals were minted this year, pushing the global UHNW population to a record 211,275, a 6% increase from 2013. The combined | Read More »
Tech at Night: Weekend Update
I’m not going to say I’m tired of writing about Title II Reclassification, the scheme promoted by the extreme left to place the Internet under 1930s-era regulation, since the courts have slapped down twice previous Net Neutrality attempts. But I’m running out of ways to say the power grab, now backed by the President, is a terrible idea that attempts to dig deeper down the | Read More »
Seriously, the DNC needs to fire its social media squad over this ‘ethnic cleansing’ own-goals.
As my readers may remember, yesterday the Democratic party managed to get itself put in a bad place by its own social media squad over ‘ethnic cleansing’ (basically, said squad turned a talk radio caller into the Voice of the Republican Party, because we’ve relentlessly given the Democratic party nothing better to work with this cycle). The Daily Caller covered this as well: it contained | Read More »
Obama Administration Grubered Americans on ObamaCare Enrollment
The lesson we learn from Jonathan Gruber (the MIT professor turned high-paid ObamaCare architect who admitted the Administration deceived the public to pass ObamaCare) is that the Obama Administration will do or say anything to prop up ObamaCare.
You know the litany of lies (you can keep you plan, no abortion funding, not a tax, etc.), but now we have a brand new deception: ObamaCare’s enrollment numbers.
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Obama’s Justice Department declares war on school choice
Now that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has effectively gelded the Wisconsin teacher’s mafia and limited its ability to extort dues from members that become the mother’s milk of the Democrat machine in Milwaukee, Barack Obama’s Department of Justice has waded into the fray with an attempt to browbeat Wisconsin into killing a vibrant school choice program. Why? Follow the money. If you kill school choice | Read More »
@RepHalRogers thinks he is Jon Gruber
In the classic television series, Homicide: Life on the Streets, Detective John Munch — played by Richard Belzer — confronts a murder suspect over lying to him. He isn’t upset about the lie, he expects that, what he’s upset about is that the lie is so implausible that it is actually an insult: As a prelude to Obama’s address last night declaring which laws | Read More »
David Harsanyi on Obama’s Abuse of Power
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Harsanyi to discuss last night’s immigration orders from President Obama, if it was as bad as expected and what the GOP can do to rebut this abuse of power.
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You Are Being Played
I oppose comprehensive immigration reform. I think Congress always fails as comprehensive legislation. But, long time readers know I am squishier on the immigration issue than many RedStaters. There are portions of what the President proposed last night that I support in principle and, frankly, was surprised by how mild some of the actions were, given the run up to the announcement. But whatever I | Read More »
Gay Rights and Sex Crimes: Ironies From the Human Rights Campaign Files
The Human Rights Campaign is a gay rights group in Washington heavily connected to the Obama Administration. In the past, the group has labeled the Family Research Council a “hate group.” In fact, the day before a gay rights activist entered the Family Research Council’s offices to kill its employees, the Human Rights Campaign had labeled FRC a “hate group.” The Human Rights Campaign recently | Read More »