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 its | 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.
Obama knows and has admitted he can’t reform immigration without Congressional action
When he ran for president, Presidential candidate Sen. Obama promised to roll back President George W. Bush’s use of executive power: I taught constitutional law for ten years. I take the constitution very seriously. The biggest problem that we’re facing right now has to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, | Read More »
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, Barack Obama
, Congressional Mandate
, DREAM Act
, Executive Order
, executive power
, Illegal Aliens. Immigration
, Temporary Protective Status
The Rehabilitation of the Retreads
To the chagrin of many conservative activists, two of the more prominent figures on the 2012 campaign trail are giving every indication of running again and are getting a lot of attention from the media. The first is Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has used a series of impressive appearances dealing with the border crisis to vault himself back into the national spotlight, where he | Read More »
Go See Guardians of the Galaxy
Let me start with this before getting into the review. With the exception of Interstellar and The Hobbit, every single preview sucked. Every one. They were just awful. At first I thought I was in the wrong theater. They were juvenile and just ugh. Now . . . Marvel movies tend to have lots of humor in them, but can also take themselves rather seriously. | Read More »
Former Speaker Pelosi Has Lost Her Mind
Late last night the news broke that Former Speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi – Democrat, chased down a Republican Representative through the House Chamber. Not once, but twice. It went so far that Republicans attempted to physically block an irrational Pelosi from the target of her rage, Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania. John Parkinson, an ABC News Congressional Reporter, has the story. But allow me to | Read More »
Halbig Mailbag: Josh Marshall Commenters As Dumb As Josh Marshall
It has been a week full of own goals for Obamacare defenders, specifically the “intellectuals” of the left who never stopped to fathom that a single state would opt out of the crowning achievement of the progressive cause. We’ve seen the Gruber tapes, we’ve seen Greg Sargent face plant into the pavement like a fifty year old on a skateboard, and we saw Josh Marashall | Read More »
Obama throws tantrum over GOP border bill
As has become standard for Obama, whenever he doesn’t get what he wants he reverts to natural state of a spoiled and petulant nine year-old: President Barack Obama criticized House Republicans on Friday for planning to pass “the most extreme and unworkable versions of a bill that they already know is going nowhere” amid an ongoing border crisis. “They’re not even trying to actually solve | Read More »
Tech at Night: Russia is still on the move. Where is Snowden?
Edward Snowden’s Russian asylum is set to expire, but he’s going to try to stay there rather than come back to America, despite his stated willingness to serve his time.
Edward Snowden could show the courage that the women have shown, who quit their jobs with RT to expose Vladimir Putin’s lies for what they are. He has chosen not to. Why is that?
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Sheila Jackson-Lee Should Be Impeached For Encroaching Senility
What Sheila Jackson-Lee Brings To Capitol Hill Image Credit: Bill Day It was June 10, 2008 and Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich from the 10th District of Ohio had proudly introduced H.Res.1258 entitled Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors. He brought with him a Star-Wars Cantina Scene of 11 co-sponsors including Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee | Read More »