Adventures in education: the field trip to a sex-toy store
I suppose if you think so little of your kid (not to mention your self respect) that you’d send him off to something called The Gaia Democratic School, you lose your right to complain. A sex education teacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking middle- and high-school students on a field trip to an adult novelty store in Minneapolis. Gaia Democratic School director | Read More »
“Drones”: New Muse album is emotional, antiwar, and awesome
In taking a break from the politics of the day, let’s talk about the music of the day. Muse, the alternative rock band out of England, has long been a favorite of mine, typically because the music is just so well done. You could strip away the lyrics (which more recently have been a bit hit-or-miss for me), leave the music, and still have extremely | Read More »
George Bush more popular than Obama
This is pretty much karma on steroids and PCP. Americans now have a more favorable view of former President George W. Bush than they do of President Barack Obama. It is the first time in more than a decade that Americans have expressed a favorable view of Bush, at least according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday. Story Continued Below Bush is seen in | Read More »
Michigan Democrat wants state monitoring of homeschooled kids
Did you think the purpose of government-run schools is to teach kids to read, write, and calculate? Silly citizen. The real purpose, in the eyes of today’s progressives, is to ensure that children are being monitored by the state. That’s the natural conclusion I draw from Michigan HB 4498, a Democrat-introduced bill that would place special monitoring requirements on homeschoolers.
Turkey’s quiet Christian genocide
Nearly everyone but the Obama administration has heard of the genocide of Turkey’s Armenian minority in which as many as 1.5 million Armenians were deliberately murdered by the Turkish government. While the Armenians were targeted for their ethnicity, what is widely overlooked is the fact that the Armenians were Orthodox Christians who inconveniently enjoyed conspicuous success in an Islamic nation. Now that the Turks have | Read More »
We may have reached Peak Feminism
Most everyone is familiar with the travails of Dr. Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University. Because of an opinion piece she wrote she was hit with a Title IX complaint by a couple of students (the leader of the mob is pictured above, Lauren Leydon-Hardy, @leydonhardy. And yes, she is sort of cute in that rabid-feminist-dominatrix-librarian kind of way.) Things seemed less amusing when I received an | Read More »
There’s a Tom Petty song about MSNBC
Via Dylan Byers at POLITICO: Fox News and CNN did well in the ratings for May, a reflection of a month full of breaking news. MSNBC? Not so much. MSNBC decreased 9 percent in total viewers and 19 percent in the 25- to 54-year-old demo compared to last year, for about 301,000 total viewers and 83,000 in the demo. In Monday through Sunday prime time, | Read More »
California tries to crush the porn industry and fails
You have to give California credit. The California regulatory state seems poised to succeed where everyone from religious groups to radical feminists have failed. California stands on the cusp of crushing the porn industry in that state. Last week, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA) proposed a new raft of safety standards for porn production sets in the state, raising ire and | Read More »
Medical Innovation v. Government Regulation
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Dr. Tom Stossel to discuss his book Pharmaphobia: How the Conflict of Interest Myth Undermines American Medical Innovation, the relationship between regulators and drug companies, and the problem with academics.
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Goldilocks and the Four Bills – In Washington D.C., In Search of ‘Just Right’
We (almost) all know the fairy tale. Goldilocks breaks into the Three Bears’ house. She tries their food and their furniture. Some were too hot and too hard – some too cold and too soft. She was on a mission of sorts – looking for the things that were “Just right.” This is Washington D.C. – just as anti-Reality as any fairy tale. But with | Read More »
Security Theatre: Worse Than Just The USA Patriotic Act
All the security couldn’t keep the bomber off The rolling stone cover. I’ve recently had to change my mind about whether our government totally meant us well with its homeland security programs. I’ve done the flip-flop. Shown the typical resolve you’d expect from a rock of gelatin. Not because my outlook changed on much of anything, it’s pretty much ossified | Read More »
Tags: 95% TSA Failure Rate
, Abu Bakker al-Baghdadi
, Barack Obama
, border security
, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
, Edward Snowden
, John McCain
, julian assange
, Lindsay Graham
, Orwell State
, Security Theatre
, Senator Rand Paul
, USA Patriot Act
40 and 10
Eleven years ago next month RedState started and a struggling lawyer from Middle Georgia emailed some dude with an email address at Tacitus.org (trust me when I tell you not to visit that site now) to say he’d be willing to cover Georgia politics. After all, he — that’d be me — was a lawyer in Georgia who also handled election law, campaign management, and | Read More »
Erick Erickson Is An Old Man
I didn’t tell Erick I was going to post this. One reason is that he would probably discourage me from doing so because he really is a humble man. The other reason is that I feared he may finally ban me for calling him old. But then, I don’t really mean it, I mean yeah, he is turning 40 years old today, but Methuselah was | Read More »
If Hillary Clinton Fell in the Forest Would Anybody Hear?
You might not have known this, but Hillary Clinton has not announced she is running for President. I realize she put out a video telling us she was running for President. I realized she did a driving tour of Iowa after that announcement to tell everyone she was running for President. I even realize she did another announcement this past week. But Democrats are still | Read More »
Congress Gets One Right: Bring Pastor Saeed & the American Hostages Home
The time is now. Bring the American hostages home.
That was the message echoed over and over again today in Congress.
American Pastor Saeed Abedini’s wife, Naghmeh, delivered a compelling message to Congress, urging it to do all within its power to bring her husband home.
She testified alongside family members of the three other American hostages held in Iran: Jason Rezaian, Amir Hekmati, and Robert Levinson.
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