Consent and Hook-up Culture at Odds
The movement on college campuses to establish clear, affirmative consent regulations has been fascinating to see unfold for a couple reasons. The first is that it leads to “Yes Means Yes” rules that abolish the “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” standard of law we as a nation pride ourselves on. A cop shoots a black man and it’s automatically a grave injustice that the law was | Read More »
The rise of ISIS and its genocidal rampage against Christians (and most anything else) in its wake across much of the Middle East underlines the undeniable failure of President Obama’s foreign policy.
ISIS – the Islamic State – is gaining ground. It continues to gain sadistic followers to its jihadist army. Despite President Obama’s disparate attempts at rhetoric, ISIS has not been degraded, and it certainly hasn’t been destroyed.
The valor of our brave men and women in uniform has been squandered.
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Is the Rubio campaign in a death spiral?
Amid the interest over the $20 million that Dr. Ben Carson raised in the last quarter and the chortling over the anemic fundraising by The Man Who Would Be King, Jeb Bush, the fundraising of most other candidates wasn’t scrutinized all that closely. Now some have started looking and the story isn’t all that good. This is what we know: Jeb Bush’s campaign is overextended, | Read More »
Trump’s Attack On GWB Is Soft Trutherism
If we sat around, adding up all of the stupid things Donald Trump has said, we’d be here for hours and hours going over it and that would just be over what he said the previous month. Not content with his usual bombast, Trump decided to go full stupid and attack George W. Bush over 9/11, essentially assigning him blame merely because he was in | Read More »
Thanks, Hollywood, But I Don’t Care What You Have to Say About Pay Inequality
When I think of Hollywood, I think of those who are as far-removed from reality as possible, with little connection to the lives of us in Middle America. The product of their careers is entertainment, and while they sometimes like to play the part of “activist”, such roles are an ill fit. Such is the case with Jennifer Lawrence, a young, beautiful, very popular actress | Read More »
Illinois lottery paying out big… in IOUs.
Democratic brinkmanship in Illinois is having an effect on their state lottery.
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FBI Focusing on “Gross Negligence” Felony in Clinton Email Scandal
The FBI is reportedly focusing its investigation into to Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email scandal on a particular federal law governing “gross negligence” in handling national defense secrets.
As I explained this summer, this felony, 18 U.S.C § 793, could be the most legally problematic for Former Secretary Clinton.
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Bernie Sanders’ economics destroyed by Bill Maher
I defer to no one in my contempt for Bill Maher. He is an unfunny little crapweasel. However, of late, he’s beginning to show an alarming pattern of non-reflexive-leftwing opinions that probably spell the end of his career. First, there was his opinions of Islam which got ThinkProgress within a gnat’s whisker of calling him an Islamophobe Indeed, while this weekend’s sketch riled a group | Read More »
College Football Watch Party Open Thread
Here at RedState, we do it all – politics, culture, and now even sports! Here, you can see just what’s going down in the world of collegiate football and discuss the games that interest you. I’ll briefly break down the top games of the week, and pick a must-watch game. If you’ve got some insight you want to see added in a future week, feel free | Read More »
Hillary Clinton is emotionally unstable
Hillary Clinton sat down with Jake Tapper for an interview today. She told her usual lies about her email: When asked if the State Department gave her permission Clinton said no and that it was allowed. Clinton deflected and said that her predecessors had done the same thing and added that other high ranking members of the federal government used personal servers and personal emails. | Read More »
State Department accuses Israel of ‘terrorism’
The State Department’s definition of “terrorism” is pretty explicit: (1) the term “international terrorism” means terrorism involving citizens or the territory of more than one country; (2) the term “terrorism” means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against non-combatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents; and (3) the term “terrorist group” means any group practicing, or which has significant subgroups which practice, international terrorism. What | Read More »
Nevada regulates Daily Fantasy Sports, effectively banning it
As I discussed previously, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) is sports gambling made into an efficient commodity. They pretend they’re not, as does the NFL, but they are. Today the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the state’s gambling regulator, announced that all DFS sites must be licensed in order to operate in the state. In response, all the major DFS sites pulled out of the Nevada market.
Ben Carson’s campaign is a money-guzzling machine
Ben Carson made headlines with his cash haul last quarter but there is a story buried here there calls into question the extent to which Carson’s campaign is viable… and whether he really cares. As a reminder, here were the totals: But then we see this: Per figures provided by Carson campaign, they raised $20.76 million, spent $14.24M in 3rd Q. $11.21M of that was | Read More »
Trump Blames Bush For 9/11 Attacks
Donald Trump let his crazy mask slip just a bit too much on camera Friday, blaming former Republican President George W. Bush for the attacks of September 11, 2001. Bloomberg Television anchor Stephanie Ruhle asked Trump how Americans could trust him to keep them safe, a key issue with many voters (quotes via Mail Online): ‘OK, I think I have a bigger heart than | Read More »
The story of the bugged Selectrics shows why we need CISA
Protecting data is difficult. You can keep your data secure 99 times but the 100th time, if the attackers got in, then you failed. The story of the world’s first keylogger, installed by Soviet spies into US Selectric Typewriters, reminds us of how intelligent adversaries require intelligent and coordinated defense That’s why we need a bill like the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA): to share | Read More »