Benghazi hearings in the Mirror Universe
It’s amazing to watch the media bury yesterday’s explosive testimony on Benghazi. Just imagine for a moment that today is the day after a veteran career diplomat – the top man on the ground in Libya after the murder of the ambassador – testified that a Republican administration told him not to cooperate with Democrat congressional investigators, shook him up with a menacing phone call from the top political | Read More »
Tech at Night: Getting proven right on CISPA, again, as Obama proves to be anti-privacy.
I’m on antihistamines and hoping I’m not getting too sick, so this is going to be less… focused than it usually will be. Hang on.
Let’s recap the CISPA situation. Anonymous is proving why we need it (though BGR is delusional for thinking Anonymous was “attacking North Korea” when it hacked Twitter accounts, though BGR does sometimes go gaga for radical propaganda). China is, too. But the administration is opposing CISPA on “privacy” grounds. Hold that thought.
The Obama administration is not opposing and may back government mandates for “wiretapping” Internet communications – that is, government-mandated backdoors into encrypted communications. What was that about privacy, again?
At least Republicans are still serious on the matter, looking at the large scale of thefts and spying going on. Make no mistake: this is aimed at China. In theory it would affect Iran, but we already embargo them, so this affects China.
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, Barack Obama
, Internet Sales Tax
, Marketplace Fairness Act
, Sales tax
, Specially Designated Nationals List
, Tom Wheeler
Divorcing sex from marriage
“Aha!” cried liberals across the land, when the election returns from South Carolina came in, and the zombie political corpse of Mark Sanford had somehow managed to score a landslide victory over the vivacious Elizabeth Colbert Busch. ”Now we’ve got you right where we want you, Republicans! Your hypocrisy on family values will be your undoing!” The idea is to tear off Representative-Elect Sanford’s zombie arm – | Read More »
Former Ambassador, Rep. Ann Wagner: The President Gives The ‘Stand Down’ Order
Congresswoman Ann Wagner served as an ambassador and said that only one office could have given the order to stand down in the Benghazi terrorist attack:
Ted Cruz Lays Down Gauntlet on Immigration Bill
As we’ve noted over the past few weeks, there are dozens of systemic flaws in the approach of the gang’s immigration bill. But there are two overarching problems with all of these proposals: 1) the legalization (and certainly the suspension of deportations) is immediate and certain; the enforcement measures are later and tenuous 2) it is incontrovertibly clear that granting such a low-skilled population a | Read More »
Obama’s Constitutionally-Challenged Labor Board Silent After Losing Another Legal Battle
So far, the National Labor Relations Board’s Office of Public Affairs has been unusually quiet since Barack Obama’s constitutionally-challenged NLRB appointees and their union cronies were dealt another blow on Tuesday by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Attention Anyone With Diary Privileges
Not all RedState members have diary privileges. It is becoming obvious, however, that not everyone who has that privilege uses it wisely. This would not be a big deal did it not have a direct impact on other diarists. Ladies and gentlemen, this has to stop. Now.
Live Action Captures Familiar Face In Latest Investigative Video
Is that Dr. LeRoy Carhart? It seems Live Action ran into a familiar face during their six-month investigation into the late-term abortion industry, and Carhart is one of the many faces of this heinous business. The Live Action investigator saw him in December of 2012, which was before Carhart claimed his latest victim in twenty-nine-year old Jennifer Morbelli, who died after suffering massive internal bleeding from a | Read More »
(Now-Republican) Alabaman[***] legislature strikes blow for individual liberty.
Legalizing homebrewing, of course. The Alabama Senate tonight gave final passage to the homebrewing bill, possibly ending Alabama’s status as the only state in which homebrewing is still illegal. “Alabama is literally the last state that makes homebrew legal, assuming the governor signs it,”said Sen. Bill Holtzclaw,R-Madison. The Alabama legislature was, of course, controlled by the Democratic party until the historic elections of 2010; homebrewing | Read More »
Idols of Awesome and Shibboleths of Community
Every once in a while I stumble over something that opens my eyes wide to a lot of the silliness of secularism that pervades evangelicalism and, in turn, warps the whole of generations. Anthony Bradley points out that there is a crazy movement going on right now within young evangelical circles to shun the suburbs and engage in a “new legalism” of radical faith. The | Read More »
Dear New FCC Chairman Wheeler, Please Stop the Attacks on the Internet
From the diaries…
The Barack Obama Administration has nominated Tom Wheeler to replace Julius Genachowski as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman. (Wheeler awaits Senate approval.)
Wheeler has – Heaven forfend – actually held pertinent private sector gigs:
Wheeler served as president of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), and later as CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA).
Many on the Left find Wheeler’s real-world experience and knowledge troubling:
Senator Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent (umm, he’s a Socialist), (said)… “I…am troubled that President Obama would appoint the former head of two major industry lobbying associations to regulate the industry.”
Many on the Left find it very troubling:
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Restoring The Republic III – Curing The Sickness Known As Healthcare
Don’t get me wrong. I like O-Care about as much as I like getting a prostate exam. The bill is typical of unthinking, boilerplate socialism’s response to the negative externalities that result from market failure. We should therefore trash Obamacare, but let’s just make that the warm-up set. The real heavy lifting required to fix our healthcare system involves addressing the causes of a market failure so catastrophic that something as obviously stupid as Obamacare seemed like a palatable solution.
Karl Denninger explains why poor people often can’t afford health insurance. The care provided is so badly overpriced that health plans are paying out more vastly more than the goods and services provided can possibly be worth. He describes the price mark-up of a common chemotherapy drug below.
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New Obamacare Challenge Targets IRS
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Sam Kazman to discuss a new legal challenge to Obamacare, it’s targeting of expanded IRS powers and how onerous new regulations are infringing upon the rights of business owners.
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Mark Sanford Wins
Mark Sanford has won the special election in South Carolina’s first congressional district. He was abandoned by much of the South Carolina congressional delegation. He was abandoned by the NRCC and its fundraising. The Democrats outspent him by more than a 3 to 1 advantage. But the district favored him to begin with. Despite panic a few weeks ago, he recovered rapidly and closed a | Read More »
SC-01 Special Election Results Thread; UPDATE: Sanford Wins
UPDATE: As we all thought, I’m sure, the district has been called for Mark Sanford. Congratulations, governor! [UPDATE- Moe Lane] Now that the election is over, it is of course necessary to commemorate the way that the DCCC and Democrats have spent their resources here – to the best benefit of the Republican party. Two million all told, was it? Well, I guess that kind | Read More »