The ‘No Strategy’ Strategy

    The 'No Strategy' Strategy

    First, a bit of self-promotion. This is my nationally syndicated column. Surely you want to call your local paper and ask them to run it. It is from Creators Syndicate. Any pushing of your local media outlets would be appreciated by me. — Erick President Obama addressed the nation this past Wednesday night to outline his strategy for combating ISIS. Having declared the War on | Read More »

    Immigration Kabuki Theatre: With Senator Landrieu As “Two-Face”

    Image Credit: Presidiacreative.com Mary Landrieu when she’s electorally safe. And here’s Mary Landrieu’s new ad now that she’s electorally endangered. The ad then notes that Landrieu “voted to double the border patrol, build triple-layer fencing, and voted nine times to block amnesty….I’m Mary Landrieu, and I approve this message because on border security, I’ll put my record up against anyone, especially Bill Cassidy,” If Jeff | Read More »

    The Tory Moral Hazard Of Scottish Independence

    The Tory Moral Hazard Of Scottish Independence

    Scotland will hold a referendum on 18 September 2014 to determine whether or not they will secede from Great Britain. Gordon Brown, David Cameron and numerous other leading politicians are loudly declaiming the idea and pleading with the Scots to vote “No.” Cameron even asked the Scots not to “give the effing Tories a kick,” claiming that “I care for my country more than my | Read More »

    Restoring the Second Amendment on College Campuses

    More than 19 million students are set to begin spring semester in colleges across the United States. With mass shootings and individual crimes on college campuses lingering in the minds of parents, students, and college employees, safety is critical and invaluable. But university police departments are admittedly over-stretched and unprepared, endangering the well-being of students and faculty. While some states are rushing to restrict the | Read More »

    Obama’s Iraq strategy unraveling

    Obama's Iraq strategy unraveling

    Last night, Obama announced his strategy for dealing with ISIS. One of the key points is stepping up airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria: First, we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists.  Working with the Iraqi government, we will expand our efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions, so that we’re hitting ISIL targets as Iraqi forces | Read More »

    9/11 – This Year is Different

    9/11 - This Year is Different

    This morning I posed this thought to my Redstate colleagues:  In the past 13 years, I can’t recall feeling quite this way on this day.  I can’t watch the news coverage.  I feel disturbed somehow.  I think maybe it’s because this year, more than any other, I feel like if something like that happens again, Barack Obama and the cast of incompetent boobs that surround | Read More »

    ISIS Speech: a modest strategy with much to be modest about

    ISIS Speech: a modest strategy with much to be modest about

    Last night, Obama laid out what he purported to be a strategy for dealing with ISIS. It is really nothing but an amalgam of policies that not only cannot work but have been proven to not work every time they are tried. In Obama’s speech he laid out a four point strategy. First, we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists.  Working | Read More »

    We Are No Longer a Serious People

    President Barack Obama’s address to the nation last night on the threat of ISIS and his strategy to deal with it demonstrated clearly that the American people are no longer a serious people.  Prior to the speech, I gave serious consideration to a point by point analysis.  After reading the text of the speech, I decided that it was really not worth the effort.  The speech | Read More »

    Tea Party Keeps Winning in Wisconsin

    ** Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron ** No other state in the union saw as big of a transformation of political control in the 2010 election as Wisconsin, going from liberal domination to conservative leadership. Following Gov. Walker’s bold collective bargaining reforms, the Left protested, whined, and forced recalls that ultimately failed. These activities spurred the Tea Party into action and gave them invaluable | Read More »

    Mark Udall (D-CO) is Scared to Debate on Television

    Mark Udall (D-CO) is Scared to Debate on Television

    Mark Udall is not playing to win; he is playing not to lose. Udall made it official last night that he will not debate Cory Gardner on television at any point during the campaign. For a guy who is clinging to a tenuous lead in the last two months of a campaign, this cannot inspire confidence in his supporters. Instead of getting an hour of | Read More »

    Wendy Davis and the ennobling of abortion

    Wendy Davis and the ennobling of abortion

    Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, who is running for governor, has made a fetish of supporting abortion. Her sole qualifying factor in running for governor was her filibuster of a bill restricting abortion, a filibuster that was only possible because the leadership of the Texas legislature grossly mismanaged the bill. In her memoir “Forgetting To Be Afraid,” she recounts her personal experience in having two | Read More »

    They Told Me If I Voted for the Establishment, This Would Not Happen

    They Told Me If I Voted for the Establishment, This Would Not Happen

    In this year’s Republican Senate primaries, the establishment went full nuclear on grassroots candidates and the voters that supported them, burning bridges with committed activists and engaging in shameful Democrat tactics to slander TEA Party candidates along with anyone who worked with them or for them. The ostensible reason for this absurd, scorched-earth campaign was the stated belief that TEA Party campaigns had cost Republicans | Read More »

    Big Mac Could Cost $7.82 with $15 Minimum Wage

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Melissa Quinn to discuss the fight for a $15 minimum wage, how it would hurt jobs and what your favorite fast foods would cost with that pay increase.

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    Where I Was On September 11

    Where I Was On September 11

    Until September 11, 2001, I worked in the World Trade Center, halfway up Tower One. I wasn’t doing political blogging at the time, but was writing “the Baseball Crank” as a weekly baseball column for the online edition of the Providence (R.I.) Journal. Here’s my account of that day, written for ProJo two days later while it was all still fresh. We run this every | Read More »

    September 11

    September 11

    List of World Trade Center Victims Gordon M. Aamoth, Jr. Edelmiro Abad Maria Rose Abad Andrew Anthony Abate Vincent Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F. Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Jesus Acevedo Rescand Heinrich Bernhard Ackermann Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Patrick Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius Udo Adanga Christy A. Addamo Terence E. Adderley, Jr. Sophia Buruwad Addo Lee Allan Adler Daniel | Read More »