GOP Moderates: fighting Obama is a clown strategy, bro
There is perhaps nothing more craven and disgusting than a man (or woman) who believes in nothing more substantial than their own self-aggrandizement put in the position of having to make a principled decision. That is what we’re seeing in the House of Representatives. House Speaker John Boehner will move a vote today on a bill that will fund the Department of Homeland Security for three | Read More »
Can We Impeach Now?
First Barack Obama decided to overreach and extend amnesty by executive order. One judge in Texas has told him no and Republicans are hanging their hat on that judge’s order. Then the FCC decided to declare internet a public utility. They overreached, rushed it through, and committed to as little transparency as possible to make it happen. Congress did nothing on this front and the | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends: DHS, the Export-Import Bank, and Scott Walkerpalooza
Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! Tonight, Casey Mattox of the Alliance Defending Freedom joins Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, and Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute to discuss the ongoing DHS showdown, the Export-Import Bank, the Scott Walker mediapalooza, and more. Join the gang on Google | Read More »
Jeb Bush: Americans are losers
If the nascent Jeb Bush presidential campaign has a central message other than “I am entitled” it is that Americans are pretty stupid and they need their betters to run things for them. Take, for instance, Jeb Bush’s comments on the egregious loser-ness that being American entails. I touched on Jeb Bush’s stated ambivalence about the Americans and their ability to succeed in this piece. | Read More »
An Ill-Advised Non-Compromise: “Get the Government Out of Marriage”
Over the last several years I have often heard well-intended folks on both sides of the marriage debate throw up their hands in exasperation and say something along the lines of, “Why don’t we just get the government out of marriage? Just let churches do what they want and keep the state out of it.” The latest example of this is Heather Wilhelm’s column | Read More »
I hope that Gov. Bruce Rauner (R, Illinois) knows what a blood oath is…
It looks like Bruce Rauner might actually have meant it when he talked about reform.
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Why I’m Signing Wisconsin’s Freedom to Work Legislation
When I took office as governor of Wisconsin in 2011, I called together our new Republican majority in the legislature and told them it was time to “put up or shut up.” As the elected leaders of our state, we owed it to our fellow Wisconsinites to follow through with our promises and to tackle the big issues head on. Our first order of business | Read More »
A “Serious” Donald Trump is still an Unserious Candidate
As we begin the 2016 election season, there are plenty of respectable, serious Republican candidates for conservatives to consider supporting for President. Donald Trump is not one of them, but that hasn’t stopped him from trying. He’s speaking at CPAC this year, and yesterday, the Washington Post ran a story on his still nascent campaign. Here’s what they tell us: The billionaire real-estate mogul, who | Read More »
ISIS and the Threat of Homegrown Terrorism
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Inserra to discuss the ISIS arrests in NYC earlier this week, the threat of homegrown terrorism and if the fight around funding for the Department of Homeland Security in Washington could jeopardize our national security.
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The #EndSlaveryAct Deserves Our Support
I have spent a lot of time on the front page of RedState covering the horrors committed by ISIS over the past several months, but lest we forget, they are not the only perpetrators of horrendously evil acts. One of the most odious ongoing crimes against humanity is human trafficking, and it could be going on right in our backyards. In fact, I live in | Read More »
Tech at Night: NAB calls TV station owners ‘first responders’
How out of touch and self-entitled are terrestrial broadcasters in America? You know, the group that holds effectively the broadcast equivalent of taxi medallions, and for that they get to rake in the benefits? Gordon Smith, former Senator and now National Association of Broadcasters head, compared his industry’s members with first responders. Yeah because being your local network affiliate, and running shock/troll news at 11, | Read More »
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng: actually, Hillary Clinton ultimately didn’t help me at all.
Chen Guangcheng doesn’t care for the way that Hillary Clinton is taking credit for his rescue from the PRC.
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If you tell your opponent you’re bluffing, he’ll probably believe you.
We’re now coming to the close of the dustup over legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security. As you probably know, the Democrats and President Obama objected to additional language added to the bill which would work to undo all of that pesky amnesty Obama had worked so hard to executive order into existence. Throughout the ordeal, the term “shutdown” has been used extensively. “We’re | Read More »