Tech at Night: Preserving American stewardship of the Internet
We can’t hand oversight of the Internet over to Russia. Much like how the US Navy secures the world’s waterways, so too do we secure the free flow of information on the global Internet. So the DOTCOM Act by Senators Rubio, Thune, and others seeks to constrain the President’s ability to cede oversight of ICANN and IANA, fundamental Internet organizations. I hope the House passes | Read More »
Prayers for Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland as he battles cancer.
&Governor Larry Hogan (Maryland) announced today that he has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. While this is a form of cancer that responds well to treatment, it’s still a tough thing to face. I ask that people who are so inclined offer up prayers and good wishes for him and his family while they deal with this disease.
Coaches have been Fired for Stupid Decisions like Jason Chaffetz just Made
If you’ve read RedState today or kept track of the news over the last few days, you know that House Government Oversight Chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz has removed freshman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) 83% from his subcommittee chairmanship because of Meadows voted against the GOP on a rules vote. In other words, he voted against a procedural motion that would allow GOP | Read More »
Washington Post Reporter Aaron C. Davis Uses the Language of Slavery to Refer to Republicans
Washington, D.C. is a federal district, meaning it’s laws have to be approved by Congress. There has been delegation by Congress to Washington’s City Council, but Congress can stop things. One of those things is abortion legislation that threatens to undermine religious charities in the city. The Washington Post’s Aaron C. Davis wrote about the legislation and, at a time of racial discussions across the | Read More »
US troops sharing bases with Iranian led militias in Iraq
Back when the President of the United States was still interested in maintaining US power in the Middle East, we had troops in Iraq who were actually involved in killing terrorists. The most potent weapon against our troops was the roadside bomb that created what was called an “explosively formed penetrator.” This device enabled a relatively primitive and decidedly low-tech weapon to defeat a lot | Read More »
The Battle Flag For The Wrong Battle
Following the horrible, terroristic, devastating attack in South Carolina, an untimely, unwelcome debate has taken center stage: the question of the “Confederate Flag”. Untimely and unwelcome because it was taken up and taken away from the actual aggrieved and used by activists and media not as some way of explaining the mindset of the murderer, not as a way of bringing the community together, but | Read More »
You Could Be Next: Federal Government Attempts to Intimidate Reason.com Over Internet Comments
I’ve been writing about abuse of power by police and prosecutors for the last several months with no small amount of frustration. By and large I often get the idea that people view these as abstract concepts that are irrelevant to them and moreover that I am taking the side of criminals. After all, many conservatives reason to themselves, if you just obey the law, | Read More »
Supreme Court smacks Obama administration in Horne v. USDA.
The Supreme Court expects the government to start PAYING a fair price for those raisins, thanks.
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It is easy to be a good Catholic and a good conservative
The release of the Papal encyclical “Laudato Si” (Praise Be To You) has unleashed an industry, hopefully environmentally sensitive, on how this really puts conservative Catholics in a predicament. For instance: Pope Makes Climate Change An Issue For GOP Presidential Candidates Pope’s Views on Climate Change Add Pressure to Catholic Candidates Father John Neuhaus’s Benedict Arnold, Damon Linker, may very well take the cake for | Read More »
The Right Takes Denmark
Here is some more pleasant international news to add to the Conservative Party’s success in Britain alongside the success of the center-right coalition in Finland this year. After being out of power since 2011, the right wing bloc led by Lars Løkke Rasmussen has again captured a majority of seats in Denmark’s Folketing (Parliament). As with any country with more than two parties in its | Read More »
A Big Day for Liberty at SCOTUS
While most conservatives are disappointed today that the Supreme Court did not issue decisions on SSM or King v. Burwell, today’s Supreme Court opinions were nonetheless monumental and, for proponents of liberty, were almost unqualified wins. The Court issued four opinions, three of which will all serve as meaningful checks against abuses of government authority. The first of these, Kingsley v. Hendrickson, dealt with the standard an | Read More »
After the Power Grabs: Gov Doesn’t Care What Happens to Us – It’s On to the Next Grabs
How many times has government royally messed up something? And not fired anyone? Or done anything that remotely resembles improving their performance? Oh so very often. In part because they don’t care – once they have the power, they don’t care what happens to us. In part because they are too busy planning their next grabs. A pristine example? Federal Union Says (Office of Personnel | Read More »
Would Greek Exit Doom the Euro?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss D-day for Greece, what their exit from the Euro Zone would mean for the EU, and how Russia’s involvement could complicate the situation.
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Racism in America: Trickle-Down Guilt?
In the days since the horrific events in Charleston, in which a racist, terrorist thug murdered nine people, the national conversation has taken a turn away from the dear souls lost to other things. Namely, the usage of the Confederate flag in South Carolina (and elsewhere), and America’s bloodstained past filled with slavery. This piece is not about the innocent lives lost on the night | Read More »
Obama Prefers the Lie to the Truth
More Obama: “If you watch Fox News you inhabit a completely different world, with different facts than if you read (the) New York Times."— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) June 22, 2015 Barack Obama, giving an interview on the West Coast recently, said, “If you watch Fox News you inhabit a completely different world, with different facts than if you read (the) New York Times.” Obama’s point | Read More »