How Elizabeth Warren Helped Set Ferguson, MO on Fire
In the Aristophanes play The Clouds, philosophers are mocked and essentially portrayed as fancy-sounding BS Artists. Aristophanes was a skilled comedian. Humor usually revolves around taking a new and interesting look at the truth. This time the funny man was pretty funny. However this time the funny man was also wrong. Bad philosophy is far worse than just being an object of ridicule. Pro Aristophanes, | Read More »
Tech at Night: Regulation is about gaining and keeping control
Time and again we see calls for government to take the wheel. In fact in “It can’t happen here,” the fairy tale of a fascist takeover of America, their version of the swastika was a ship’s wheel, representing government’s control over economy and society. Every time there’s a call for regulation, ask what they want control of, and why.
God and Family
Yesterday, I finished my first semester of seminary. Thanks to so many of you for your prayers. A lot of people cautioned me when I started to be careful not to lose my faith. I’m not sure what seminaries they went to, but my faith has been well served by spending time in seminary. As I told my wife, I have found my tribe. Examining | Read More »
Elizabeth Lauten Did Not Deserve What Happened to Her
Elizabeth Lauten was a communications staffer for Congressman Fincher of Tennessee. She did something I disagree with. On Facebook, Ms. Lauten critiqued the behavior and outfits of President Obama’s daughters. I don’t think any child asks for their dad to be President or run for office. They don’t deserve the spotlight. But that did not keep the media from making a spectacle of the Bush | Read More »
Turns out Harry Reid was dumping money into Greg Orman’s race after all.
Assuming that the Graham-Everett-Wheeler Many-Worlds hypothesis for resolving quantum mechanics is correct, in some alternate universe right now I am posting this Tweet with an angry I told you so. Turns out @SenatorReid’s super PAC did support Greg Orman in KS, funneling $151k into a pro-Orman s-PAC in final days http://t.co/sxD9039lpX — Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) December 2, 2014 …because in that world ‘independent’ Greg | Read More »
Hastert Rule is unfair to Democrats… or something
Anytime the GOP is in power, be it Congress or the Presidency, there is always a blizzard of ideas from “moderates” on how to do things better. The unifying thread in these great ideas is that even though the GOP had the temerity to win an election they should actually just step aside and leave power to the Democrats. Usually a president is encouraged to | Read More »
The last stand of the old line civil rights establishment: Ferguson as Selma
Virtually all of the black leadership in the country today came of age in the civil rights movement of the 60’s. From Jesse Jackson to Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) 13%, this was their launching pad as they began their ascent into national prominence. Simply put, it made them. For decades since, they have defined their importance in the civil rights hierarchy by | Read More »
Image via Shutterstock 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 | Read More »
Property is peace
Here’s an interesting non-sequitur about the Ferguson riots and their ostensible justification: Also, property damage is apparently more important than a kid getting killed. Reminds me of this tweet. https://t.co/Rc42BJi7KB — Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) November 25, 2014 Call it the redistribution of justice: how can anyone worry about mere property rights when a “kid” has been killed? The moral logic of rioting and looting is built upon | Read More »
Immigration executive order may kill tax break extension
Low level chaos looms in the US tax code and everyone has one person to thank: Barack Obama. The dog’s breakfast of fail that is the US tax code is complicated. It is make moreso by sweetheart deals to particular industries and games played with scoring tax breaks for CBO purposes. One of the easiest ways to evade CBO scoring a tax cut too expensive, | Read More »
Terry McAuliffe creates his own Kermit Gosnell
Back in 2013 most of the nation, other than Barack Obama and Planned Parenthood, were both shocked and horrified when the “pro-choice” atrocities of Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell came to light. Gosnell operated with state complicity. Governor Tom Ridge, a “moderate” Republican, had allowed his clinic to operate without any inspections and to perform partial birth abortions in defiance of Pennsylvania law outlawing that particular | Read More »
OPEC Bets on Falling Oil Prices to Reduce Production in U.S.
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the continuing tumble of oil prices, it’s impact on consumer spending and why OPEC is hoping that lower prices will drive down U.S. production.
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Congress is coming back. And the painful truth is that the Republican leaders will not stop Barack Obama unless they hear from you in overwhelming numbers. Our action center is live. You can call them by clicking here. It is the truth. Republicans will not stop Barack Obama’s executive overreach. In fact, while you were enjoying your Thanksgiving there were a number of stories out | Read More »
Obama’s Five Stages of Grief
Have you ever heard of the Kübler-Ross model? You might have, but you probably know it by its more common name, The Five Stages of Grief. These are generally accepted stages put forward by psychologists that a person who is facing their own death or the death of someone close to them go through. These stages are even referred to in pop culture (one of my | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: Ferguson and Obama’s Legacy on Race Relations #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and I will be joined by Laura Fillault to discuss the lack of an indictment in Ferguson, Missouri, the ensuing riots and national race discussion, and President Obama’s legacy on race relations in America. We’ll be live at 7 pm Eastern. If you would like to join in the discussion, ask questions, or get | Read More »