Erin May is a Hero Fighting Common Core. More Mothers Will Hopefully Follow.
Erin May is the mother of two boys in the Lafayette Parish School System. She may also be on the verge of launching a revolution to take education back from the bureaucrats. Mrs. May’s sons are required this year to take the PARCC exam in Louisiana. PARCC is the Common Core exam in Louisiana. The exam will not be used to help her children improve | Read More »
Unions Exploit Obamacare to Grow in Size & Power
Across the country, unions are reeling. Union membership is at historic lows. Federally, card check legislation has now been dead for years. In Wisconsin, Scott Walker took on public sector unions and won. Michigan has put right-to-work laws on the books. Even in blue states (New Jersey, Illinois, California) some steps have been taken to try to rein in out-of-control unions. But Obamacare and increased numbers | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi says a Hillary Clinton candidacy means the Democrats take the House
Perhaps the only thing in Congress more bizarre that what goes on in ‘s bathroom (here | here) is Nancy Pelosi’s political predictions. says Democrats can recapture control of the House in 2016 by riding Hillary Clinton’s coattails. “Yes, we can win the House,” the California Democrat said during a sit-down interview in her Capitol office. “If she runs, she will win the nomination. And | Read More »
Don’t Expect Changes to Cuba’s Political System Anytime Soon
Yet more evidence has surfaced that the United States is opening relations with Cuba in exchange for essentially nothing. As we open the highest level talks with the communist nation in decades, Cuba has made sure to remind us that substantive changes in its system of government will not being coming anytime soon. From Yahoo! News’ Canadian website: The start of talks on repairing 50 | Read More »
What Conservatives Can Learn from Hip-Hop
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Quinn to talk about what conservatives can learn from hip-hop, startling statistics on net wealth, and the age of streaming music.
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Bergdahl to be Charged with Desertion
We knew this true last August: President Obama traded five vicious Taliban terrorists for a deserter. And now the U.S. Army nods in agreement. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion, among other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), according to Briebart and The Washington Times reports. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by the Taliban last year in exchange | Read More »
Police Try to Intimidate Google Out of Ruining their Speed Traps
The nationwide police PR exploitation of the tragic deaths of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos continues apace. As we have already noted here before, the number of police who are killed by citizens wielding firearms is exceedingly low in the United States (especially as compared to the number of citizens who are shot by the police), and much lower than the incidence of officer deaths | Read More »
Switzerland and Syriza
I credit the world’s various political leftists for being brilliant at one thing. They have managed to assemble a coalition of interest groups whose vested interests should probably cause them to chase each other around in the street armed with shotguns. Nowhere is that awesome class divide among the left on greater display than in Europe where the Parlor Pinks infest Davos and the Street | Read More »
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Tech at Night: Leftists selectively feign outrage over ghost writing
Socialists desperate to vilify private business in favor of a totalitarian nanny state are now asking us to get outraged over Comcast’s campaign to fight back. Tell you what, guys. If ghostwriting is now disallowed, why don’t they go and look up how many industry letters, legislation, and books that Democrats have had ghost written for them? No? Oh, that’s what I thought.
The 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates Disagree With House Republicans
RedState was pleased to help sponsor this past weekend’s Freedom Summit in Iowa. We asked the candidates runnig for President and others who were speaking five questions. One of those questions was what they think about the House Republican Leaders pulling the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. They, and the members of Congress present, dissent.
Witness the awesome power of the Blue State model in Democratic-controlled California!
To wit: they’re creating actual nomad clans over there. Over the last two years, street encampments have jumped their historic boundaries in downtown Los Angeles, lining freeways and filling underpasses from Echo Park to South Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, a city-county agency, received 767 calls about street encampments in 2014, up 60% from the 479 in 2013. Some residents believe the | Read More »
Obama tweaks Murkowski with proposed drilling ban
While the new GOP majority in Congress seems afraid to attempt anything they promised in order to get elected, Obama seems to have a rather definite strategy in mind for keeping Congress from focusing on real issues. He’s going to barrage them with meaningless distractions. For instance: The Obama administration will propose setting aside more than 12 million acres in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as | Read More »
Thursday’s March For Life event was, as it always has been, a huge success. While marchers in 2014 had to brave the snow, the weather held up beautifully for the thousands who joined together in Washington, DC for the main event. All told, around 200,000 people descended into DC for the march. And although the mainstream media failed (again) to cover the enormous gathering, pictures can | Read More »
Death and Taxes: IRS Informs Very Alive 94 Year Old Man He is Dead
(H/T: IJReview) Following my earlier post, here’s some more IRS fun for us. It’s a news story that could be straight out of Kafka. Siegfried Meinstein is a 94 year old man who is alive and well and living at an assisted living facility near Columbus, Ohio, and according to the IRS, he’s dead. According to an article from Fox News: The newspaper reports that the old-timer’s | Read More »