If Not Boehner, Then Who? We Have Options

    If Not Boehner, Then Who? We Have Options

    If not Boehner, then who? Last week, American Majority Action kicked off the trending #FireBoehner hastag on Twitter and began to pressure House members to abstain from voting for Speaker. After speaking with the House Parliamentarian, we discovered the House precedent is actually interpreted to mean an absolute majority of votes cast for a specific candidate. So, House members do nothing by abstaining. However, the | Read More »

    Republicans retain control of New York State Senate!

    Republicans retain control of New York State Senate!

    How did I ever miss this? From the National Journal: After weeks in which control of the New York state Senate was uncertain, the group of breakaway Democratic senators has struck a deal with Republicans to share control, the groups announced Tuesday. The agreement means that the Independent Democratic Caucus will have formal recognition as a permanent third conference in the state Senate. Dean Skelos, | Read More »

    Detroit, Michigan – America’s Ghost of Christmas Future

    Detroit, Michigan shows us the ruins of a once-great civilization. It does us an even better favor than that. It shows us these ruins as a precautionary warning – while our civilization actually embarks upon collapse. You can view the very artistic now vs. then photos of Cass Technical High School, and see the crash that awaits the rest of America if we continue to believe in impossible things.

    This crash will certainly take place, and Detroit’s future will certainly become yours if you remain foolish enough to believe in Government Claus. Libertarian Author James Payne explains the foolish fallacy of Government Claus below.

    (HT:Reason.com)

    Read More »

    Does the Fed Think That Big Banks Are Too Big?

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a new move by the Federal Reserve in their battle with big banks, what this means for Too Big to Fail and why the Washington environment matters.

    Read More »

    Michigan Madness: Thousands Plan To Lay Siege On State Capitol On Tuesday Over Right-To-Work

    Today’s unions are not about freedom of choice, they are about power and politics. On Tuesday, Samuel Gompers’ principles of voluntarism will once again be cast aside as unions and their allies protest to continue their right to force payment from workers.

    Read More »

    GOP Classic

    GOP Classic

    Growing up in the South means that you were raised on Coca-Cola. We don’t just call Coke, “Coke,” we call every soda made “Coke.” We believe Coke tastes better in a glass bottle than it does in a can. Every true Southerner has tried the unique concoction of drinking Coke with peanuts (in the bottle). We love Coca-Cola. However, in the early 1980’s, Pepsi starting | Read More »

    Tags:

    Selling Conservatism And Why Benefits Beat Features

    One of the first things anyone learns in sales is that the customer is interested in benefits, not features. Politics are no different. While a majority of Americans are sympathetic to conservative positions, our failure to articulate what those positions mean in terms of benefits to the voter have led to us losing battles we should be winning.

    Read More »

    Why we can’t have nice things. Like a profitable energy policy.

    Let me tell you the difference between ‘think’ and ‘expect.’ I think that Barack Obama should take the advice of this New Geography article and pick future energy production over keeping radical eco-freaks happy.  It will be better for the environment and better for the country (unfortunately, it’d also be better for the Democratic party, but life is like that). I expect that Barack Obama | Read More »

    Is There a Carbon Tax in Your Future?

    Amid the Fiscal Cliff foolishness, a carbon tax may offer conservatives a chance to “green their brand” while giving statists a tool to hobble the economy.

    Read More »

    From the Mail Bag

    From: albertms45@gmail.comTo: contact@redstate.comSubject: have I told y’all you are pieces of sh*t? Just checking.And f*ck your worthless whore mothers, too, you godd**n traitors. Um . . . sore winner?

    Tags:

    Jamie’s Recovery

    any of you know Haystack, a long time contributor here at RedState. A while back he moved up to New England to be closer to family.His son Jamie was in a horrendous car accident recently and needs some extra financial help at this time of year. Many of us on the front page have contributed. RedState readers have been so generous in the past about | Read More »

    Tags:

    Tech at Night: RSC and Copyright, Purges have consequences

    Tech at Night

    Gotta love it: I go to take a nap before Tech at Night but… oops, somebody forgot to press the Start button on that 2 hour timer. So, suddenly it’s Tech at Saturday Morning!

    So yeah, we’ll start with a story that actually got me mad: the ongoing story of that now-famous RSC paper on copyright. There are conflicting reports out there, but most I’m seeing suggest there’s a real change going on at RSC, the same way there’s been a purge of a certain wing of the party elsewhere in the House.

    I’m disappointed by all of this. If the RSC is going to oppose copyright reform the same way most of us oppose anarchic anti-copyright views, then the RSC is aligning itself with the most extreme perpetual-copyright views held by groups like MPAA. If there is to be no compromise, then I cannot work with them either, since my views have been declared to be in opposition to RSC.

    Purges have consequences. It’s time we stopped pretending RSC is anything but an organ of the RSC establishment now. They’re clearly not speaking for the conservative reform wing of the GOP, as they once did long ago.

    Read More »

    Annoying Orange. Charlie Crist Becomes A Democrat.


    Former Florida governor Charlie Crist, still suffering from butthurt after his defeat by Marco Rubio, has decided to follow his conscience and become a Democrat. Bye. The real issue is why John Cornyn/s NRSC endorsed him for Senate and why, given the pattern of behavior, that any self proclaimed moderate is endorsed for anything.

    Read More »

    The (impotent) Press worried about being shut out of Obama’s second swearing-in.

    So I read this opening sentence from a Politico article about the White House press corps reacting to… well, read: The White House Correspondents Association is strongly urging the Obama administration to allow press access to the president’s official swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, following indications from inauguration committee officials that the event could potentially be closed to the press. – and I have to | Read More »

    Watch Radio Host David Sirota Flip Out on Mike Rosen

    Watch Radio Host David Sirota Flip Out on Mike Rosen

    This actually happened over a month ago but seems to have mostly flown under the radar.  I think it’s worth a look.  After all, it’s rare that you get the joy of seeing an established left winger completely melt down in front of an audience. No, wait it’s not rare at all actually. But definitely fun. Such was the case when watching David Sirota, a | Read More »