World Health Organization Wants in on Bloomberg’s Sweet, Sweet Cigarette Tax Money
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s most enduring legacy is that of the ultimate nanny stater. In addition to his failed Big Gulp ban, ban on trans fats, and ban on e-cigarette use in public places, Nanny Mike also pushed a range of anti-smoking policies including a ban on smoking in public places and a really massive tobacco tax hike that drove the price | Read More »
Gold Backed Economies are a No Go in Modern World
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Brazilian presidential election, the history of the U.S. gold standard and why gold-backed economies cannot work in the modern era.
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The Alison Grimes campaign may now start imploding.
How much money did the Democrats spend on this one, again? – Because I bet that, say, Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) wouldn’t have minded getting some of that. Or Mary Burke. Or Greg Orman, later this month: U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is lying about her support for the state’s coal industry according to Kentucky Democrats, including members of her | Read More »
NRCC Withholds Funds After Marilinda Garcia (NH-02) Says She May Not Vote for Boehner [updated]
I am going to let CNN’s John King do the reporting. You can decide for yourself on this after watching the video. Update: CNN now has the following up regarding this incident: Camp Garcia reached out after the show Sunday to clear things up — and to give an unequivocal response to the question the candidate did not directly answer on the radio show. “Marilinda | Read More »
Hold Obama and the Democrats Accountable for the Terrorist Threat
Since 1945 Republicans have not won the popular vote unless national security was the primary issue. But security issues were virtually absent from the 2008 and 2012 elections. This gave victories to Barack Obama, the most anti-military president in American history. Fortunately, the prospects for 2016 are looking marginally better because Republicans are now actually focusing on the fact that an anti-military presidency has ominous | Read More »
The Logical Consequence of Treating Your Base Like Garbage
I expect the Republicans to win the Senate and make gains in the House of Representatives. But it is notable that the Republicans are struggling in a year that should be to their advantage. The latest NBC News poll has terrible news for the GOP in Kansas and bad news in North Carolina. Likewise, if the poll is to be believed, Iowa is closer than | Read More »
Scoring Congress at RedState
I have long wanted to do something with this website that I have been unable to do. Unable, that is, until today. Starting today you are going to start seeing a new feature on RedState. If I write about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% or Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 8% or Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) 96% | Read More »
I *do* feel bad for people with horribly crushing student loan debt.
But that’s because I don’t like to blame people for falling for a lie: …while some people say these 18-year-old kids don’t know what they’re getting themselves into, let’s not pretend we don’t know better. I distinctly remember asking my friend how he would pay off the roughly $70,000 debt he would incur to obtain a major in Ancient Greek and Latin at a liberal arts | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: October 5 2014 How #ClimateChange is to blame for #ISIS and #EBOLA Also, ELECTIONS!! #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, Caleb Howe, and I discuss Horse Race Politics, EBOLA(!!??), ISIS, and most importantly … CLIMATE CHANGE!!!! We should be live just after 7 pm Eastern. If you would like to join in the discussion, ask questions, or get to the links we mention in the show, you can do so at the Hangouts Event | Read More »
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Every October, I switch various social media profile pictures to this ribbon. We know what the pink stands for, considering we see it all the time on a football field. Players wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness month, which is a fine enough cause to believe in and support. Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women, and it | Read More »
Dutch euthanasia law a huge success
The good news is that the Netherlands is still capable of creating something other than Muslim extremists. The bad news is that what they are producing is the state sanctioned killing of the sick and elderly by medical professionals. The latest official figures also revealed a 15 per cent surge in the number of euthanasia deaths from 4,188 cases in 2012 to 4,829 cases last year. | Read More »
‘Don’t panic over Ebola!’ they screamed
The threat of Ebola certain has produced a wave of unreasoning panic! Not among the people of America, mind you. They’re actually taking it fairly well. They’re concerned by what they’ve seen so far. People who have valid reasons to fear exposure for themselves, or their children, have taken some actions that the authorities dismiss as excessive, such as Dallas parents keeping their kids home | Read More »
Respect Life Sunday
Today is Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday of October, the month dedicated to increasing our respect for human life from conception to natural death. We continue to make baby steps, if you will, of progress. Women are fleeing abortion evangelist Wendy Davis in Texas. More Americans are becoming skeptical of abortion as anything but a way of killing inconvenient children. States are enacting laws | Read More »
CAIR Censorship Fails in Knoxville, Tennessee
I’m always big on stories that report wins in the battle against censorship. Part of the battle is just exposing the people and groups that seek to veto other opinions and viewpoints. The other part of the battle is using what’s left of our justice system to hammer these self-appointed guardians of public speech. ACT for America, is – according to their website, “the nation’s | Read More »
Infamous Obama Cultist song ‘Sing for Change,’ six years later.
This song first showed up in 2008, and it did not age well. I’m going to put the lyrics under the fold, largely because people need to be reminded about just how messed up some parents can get when it comes to using their children as political props, but let me just note something first: lots of those kids are now trying to find summer jobs. Good luck, kids! – Because | Read More »