The American workforce collapses on top of the young
Here’s a simple media analysis tool for you: if you hear a “news report” describing the March unemployment report as good news in any way, you are listening to a propaganda operation, a political organ of the Democrat Party, not a “news organization.” Make a note, and treat all further “news” from this source with great suspicion, at least until you receive word of large-scale staff turnovers. | Read More »
Electric car maker Fisker begins the usual “painful public death” process.
Meet yet another of thank-God-he’s-former Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu’s bad calls with your tax money: Struggling carmaker Fisker Automotive laid off 160 employees, most of its staff, Friday as it struggles to reach a financing deal that would save the maker of the Karma hybrid sports car. The Anaheim company dismissed all but a core group of about 40 workers needed to keep the | Read More »
Learning To Cheat
Guess who America’s new role model is? Her name is Beverly Hall. She is Atlanta’s former Superintendent of Schools. She is dynamic – a mover, a shaker, an achiever and a total and utter fraud. On April 2, 2013, her deception came to a final end. She and 34 other co-conspirators have been indicted for rigging the standardized test scores dating all the way back to 2001.
Not only has she destroyed the trust and honor in the Atlanta School System, she has obviously spawned copy-cats. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia’s municipal schools are also rife with cheating conspiracies. Here is the latest in brotherly love and deceit.
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Walker Sets Example for Republican Governors Tackling Medicaid
Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) has possibly secured for himself a unique front-runner spot among his fellow Republican governors and rumored 2016 presidential contenders on the issue of healthcare. The expansion of Medicaid, once mandatory under ObamaCare, has now become nothing more than a mere suggestion that states can choose to either accept or reject thanks to the Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare. It is quite | Read More »
Unemployment Reports in the U.S. and Europe Show Dismal Picture
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the March employment report, the high unemployment rates in Europe and the Bitcoin Bubble.
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Rick Perry’s Freedom Agenda
This morning’s post on Texas generated a lot of commentary. I’ve talked to people close to Governor Perry and want to give some information from their perspective. Yesterday, the Texas House voted to begin the expansion of medicaid under Obamacare. Later in the evening, they rescinded the effort. Several reporters and others I talked with explained that while Governor Perry is “rock solid” on the | Read More »
Elective Despotism and the Second Amendment
Yesterday, the Maryland state legislature voted to infringe upon my Second Amendment rights. In a state already riddled with violent crime despite (or rather because of) some of the strictest gun laws, law-abiding citizens have no recourse. Under the new law, hundreds of guns would be banned, high capacity magazines would be prohibited, all gun owners would have to submit to finger printing, and state | Read More »
Rick Perry’s Failure to Lead Leads Texas Closer to Obamacare
Late Thursday afternoon, the Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives took the first step toward capitulation on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. A few hours later, the amendment directing the Texas state healthcare bureaucracy to start preparing for the expansion was reconsidered and rescinded after a handful of conservatives scrambled to rescue the situation — but the fact that it passed at all is a wake-up call.Here’s | Read More »
Why Not Incest?
Jeremy Irons is making headlines for his hesitancy on gay marriage and whether it might lead to incestuous marital relationships if only to avoid estate taxes. Irons says, Could a father not marry his son? … It’s not incest between men. Incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don’t breed… If that were so, then if I wanted to pass on my | Read More »
A Camel’s Straw: Harry Kelber, ‘Radical’ Labor Activist, Dies At 98
RedState may seem like an odd place to write about the death of a union activist. However, the recent passing of Harry Kelber, a long-time labor activist, struck a personal chord with me.
You see, it was 20 years ago that Harry Kelber became one more straw that broke the camel’s back and, ultimately, helped change the course of my life.
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Did Law Enforcement Miss Warnings About Holmes?
While Colorado lawmakers focus on guns, an area university psychiatrist claims police ignored warnings that James Holmes was a threat to the public, my emphasis: A University of Colorado psychiatrist told campus police a month before the Aurora movie theater attack that James Holmes had homicidal thoughts and was a public danger, according to records unsealed Thursday. Lynne Fenton, a psychiatrist at the Denver campus, told | Read More »
Exposed: President Morsi’s ‘Brotherhoodization’ Plan for Egypt
The Muslim Brotherhood’s former General Guide, Mahdi Akef, the organization’s supreme leader from 2004-2010, declared during an interview published yesterday by Kuwait’s well-known newspaper, Al Jarida, that the “Brotherhoodization” of Egypt’s state organs—which would see the transformation of Egypt into the image of the Muslim Brotherhood—is President Muhammad Morsi’s grand plan for the nation. Akef was referring to Morsi’s electoral program, also known as his | Read More »
Compulsion is a limited resource
CNN Marketwatch offers a glimpse of our paper-pushing future under ObamaCare: If you thought nothing could be more tedious than filling out your tax forms, just wait until you try to apply for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s new exchanges. The draft of the paper application is 15 to 21 pages, depending on whether someone is applying individually or for their family. And | Read More »
The View From The Border: The Gang of 8 Offer A Failed Plan
So there’s a big push these days to reform immigration laws. Given the importance and sensitivity of this venture, maybe the eight leading lights of the US Senate putting together a grand strategy should invite over the people who actually enforce the border and hear some words of wisdom from those whose boots are on the ground. You would think. But somehow that hasn’t transpired, so the National ICE Council (a union representing about 7,000 border guards and staff) decided to opine at large. Christopher Crane offers their perspective.
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“The plan of the Gang of Eight appears to be legalization, or amnesty first, and then enforcement. That is a big problem for us,”… “If we don’t take care of the enforcement part of this first, it will never happen. The only thing that will happen will be that 11 million illegal aliens will be legalized, and 10 to 20 years from now the nation will again be facing the influx of another 10-20 million illegal aliens,” he said. “And all the problems and expenses associated with that we will be right back to where we are right now, with a failed immigration system.”
Border security is national security
A big, and terrible, story has been brewing about a wave of deadly attacks on prosecutors in Texas, coupled with the murder of prison chief Tom Clements in Colorado. (Another violent incident involving a home invader shot by a Colorado prosecutor and her sheriff’s deputy husband is not currently believed to be connected to the rest of the killing spree.) These attacks are widely described | Read More »