Tech at Night: The big misconception about cable internet
Time and again I’m seeing analyses from the left about broadband competition in America, that show a complete lack of awareness about how wired broadband actually works in America.
Not all markets are created equal, and you have to understand how those markets work if you’re going to try to sound intelligent about the effects of mergers on competition.
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Could Elizabeth Warren Face Ted Cruz In 2016?
Should the Democrats nominate Elizabeth Warren for President in 2016, as a draft-Warren movement, some liberal pundits and enthusiasts at this week’s Netroots Nation convention believe? Should Republicans nominate Ted Cruz, who has kept his options open with frequent trips to Iowa and New Hampshire? In some ways, Cruz and Warren are mirror images, and the cases for and against them are surprisingly similar. But | Read More »
Fauxcahontas and the eleven commandments of progressivism
In a speech today to the Nutroots Nation, held befittingly in dystopic liberal paradise of downtown Detroit, non-candidate and American Indian princess Elizabeth Warren brought down the house. The theme of her speech were the economic issues that Democrats should run on in 2016. The National Journal calls them the eleven commandments of progressivism: In her speech, Warren outlined more clearly than other Democrats the social | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Recommend it, baby!
Before RedState redesigned their website (in July of 2012 I believe), we had an awesome feature that was lost in the transition. Some readers may only read the front page and do not realize that we have an active membership community where members can just read and lurk, make comments (the place where great discussions sometimes turn into flame wars) and write member diaries. Prior | Read More »
The deep waters of entitlement
If you live in Detroit, you’ve got (at least) 99 problems, and water might be one of them. Nolan Finley at Detroit News explains that people haven’t been paying their water bills, but liberals see no reason that should prevent them from getting water: The legion of lefties in town for the Netroots Nation gathering have scheduled a march to protest the water shut-offs underway in Detroit | Read More »
An electric bike? What is Harley-Davidson thinking?
There are at least two of the Redstate contributors, including myself, who own and ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles. When I bought my Softail Slim, the salesman said “Welcome to the family.” And that is what it is. It’s a family, a culture, and in some cases a lifestyle. Harley owners spend many thousands of dollars for their bikes and thousands more to customize them…new (louder) exhausts, | Read More »
Josh Marshall and TalkingPointsMemo: Russian Separatists Are Just Like Tea Partiers
The fog of war still obscures many of the events surrounding MH17 and it’s still too early to draw any hard conclusions about what occurred, but in the age of instant information, everyone is dissecting the smallest bit of information, however well or poorly verified it might be. Today the lazy and not-very-bright Josh Marshall waded into these waters, with predictable results: Following up on | Read More »
Barbours unapologetic for racial tone of ads
This piece at National Review has quite a few interesting things to note about the involvement of Haley Barbour’s political machine in action in Mississippi. The political-action committee that aired the ads raised eyebrows from the outset. For one thing, it had the same address, phone number, e-mail domain, and leader — the bishop Ronnie Crudup — as the Jackson-based New Horizon Church International. Crudup told Mississippi’s Clarion-Ledger earlier | Read More »
“It may be a terrible tragedy”: Flight MH-17 and the overweening narcissism of Barack Obama
Yesterday, as the wreckage of Malaysian Air Flight MH-17 lay burning in a field in eastern Ukraine, President Obama was attending a fundraiser in Delaware. As many, including my colleague RMJ, have noted. This was not a great moment in the history of the presidency. From the White House transcript: THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! (Applause.) Everybody, please have a seat. Please have a seat. It | Read More »
The Immorality of ObamaCare’s Medicaid Expansion
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Jonathan Ingram to discuss a new study FGA released entitled, “Who is on the ObamaCare Chopping Block,” the startling statistics of people on new Medicaid and why the truly needy will be targeted for cuts as state’s look reduce costs of their Medicaid expansions.
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Vox.com employs anti-Israel propagandists
Everybody’s making fun of voxster Zack Beauchamp these days, even Moe Lane pitched in (thanks Moe). The dynamic dumbasses Beauchamp and Fisher have published more lies per column-inch than anyone since Goebbels and Fritsche.
While many thinking people pass this off as simple laziness or stupidity, I suggest here’s a darker motive here. Beauchamp and Fisher are propagandists, and they hate Israel. Since February this year, Zack Beauchamp and Max Fisher have made a name for themselves on vox.com as Hamas apologists and Israel bashers. Before that, they were with the Washington Post, hardly a love den for Israel (WaPo recently published one of the most offensive animations I’ve seen online in Post-TV).
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The Media’s Attempts to Troll America on Palestine Have Failed
It is difficult to find a subject on which the Western media is more monolithic in its view than the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Despite the uncontroverted fact that the latest round of fighting – like virtually all the other rounds of fighting – was unquestionably started by the Palestinians, and that the Palestinians have rejected a cease fire, the media are | Read More »
The Korean Air Flight vs. The Malaysian Air Flight
President Obama spoke for 38 or so seconds yesterday after learning that a Malaysian Air flight had been shot down over Ukraine. In the process, he said in those 38 seconds that a plane falling from the sky “may be” a tragedy. Conservatives were quick to point out Ronald Reagan’s response to the Korean Air 007 flight in 1983. The shoot down was September 1, | Read More »