Ted Cruz and the Continuation War
I know that there are a number of smart conservatives who side with Rod Dreher in the flap over Ted Cruz’s short-lived speech to the In Defense of Christians summit dinner.
However as much as our feelings may get conflicted on these issues, I think Ted Cruz is right. We don’t always get to pick who are friends and opponents are in war, and sometimes the people we’d like to have on our side, aren’t. Some of the Lebanese and “Palestinian” Christians, are reminiscent of the Finns in World War II.
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Administration continues assault on religious liberty
On Monday the US government went back into court in what is its eighth attempt to force religious orders to provide contraceptive services to its members. The primary target is a Little Sisters of the Poor, a women’s religious order, but the effort has a direct impact on some 400 Catholic religious orders. The Trust’s case has largely been reported by both Catholic and secular | Read More »
More DOOM! from the polls. This time it’s Gallup.
Yesterday, Gallup released a poll showing a few things, and none of them are good for Democrats.* The first is that Republicans had expanded their lead over Democrats as the party people believe is best equipped to protect the United States from terrorism: The Republicans’ lead over the Democrats on the question of terrorism is, as you can see, at historic levels. Not since the poll | Read More »
Tags: 2014 midterm elections
, Barack Obama
Training the Syrian opposition is a bad idea
Obama’s speech on Wednesday night laying out an alleged strategy for dealing with ISIS included a proposal for arming fighters from Syrian opposition groups. This is a longstanding dream of the administration. Many ideas bring with them negatives. Rarely do you confront an idea that is not only bad in concept but one with no good points to offset it. Fortunately, training a surrogate army | Read More »
Zephyr Teachout, Populism and Lessons From a Democrat Primary
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Zephyr Teachout’s campaign against Andrew Cuomo, the shared goals of left and right populism and what we can take away from the Democrat primary.
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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
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
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
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
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 »