Obama moves deadline for Iran nuke deal past midterm elections
We wrote last week about how the Iran nuclear negotiations seemed at an impasse despite (or because of) airdropping secretary of State John Kerry into the negotiations. Iran has successfully split the nominal alliance seeking to thwart its nuclear ambitions, peeling off both Russia and China. Iran and Russia are allied militarily in Syria and Iraq making it very unlikely that the Russians are going | Read More »
Netherlands held liable for the Srebrenica massacre
One of the iconic photos of the ill-considered UN effort during the Götterdämmerung of Yugoslavia’s dissolution is that of Dutch Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Karremans sharing a drink with Serb commander, psychopath and war criminal Ratko Mladic after the surrender of Dutchbat, or the Dutch peacekeeping battalion at Srebrenica on July 11, 1995. Even as this photograph was taken, Serbs had begun the massacre of the first | Read More »
Ron Paul: Moral Cretin
On Friday, former Representative Ron Paul was a guest on Newsmax TV. The subject of the shootdown of Malaysia Air flight MH-17 came up. This exchange ensued with host John Bachman, via Mediaite: Speaking with Newsmax TV’s John Bachman earlier today, Paul said “Putin is a little bit smarter than that. I don’t think he would ever come close to participating in an act like this.” “At | Read More »
Hugo Chavez Still Haunts Venezuela
Image Credit: The Economist Magazine. To understand why Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 11 Principles of Progressivism might as well have come chapter and verse from one of Anton LeVay’s Satanic Bibles, it helps to look at what life is like in a place that is governed by an unabashed cleric of the Progressive Religion. Venezuela bore the weight of living under Hugo Chavez from 1999 to | Read More »
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 »