Conservative leaders to Senate: Allow the market to function
Today a coalition of conservative leaders sent a letter to Chuck Grassley and Mike Lee, ranking members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and its Antirust subcommittee respectively.
The group of 11 signatories all came together to tell Senate Republicans their view of the role of government in the proposed Time Warner Cable/Comcast deal. They raise good points, and come to the correct conclusion that government needs to get out of the way.
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Illegal Immigration, Misplaced Compassion, and Healthcare Reform
When listening to open borders agitators like former Florida governor Jeb Bush, one would come away with the impression that we owe it to the world to accept anyone who comes here illegally and pay for their living expenses. They speak of lofty ideals loosely connected to love and compassion, but they never consider the lack of love and compassion that our open borders policy | Read More »
RGA poll shows Scott Brown ahead of Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire Senate race.
No, I don’t know why the RGA was polling the Senate race. I am going to guess that they wanted to see how a big-ticket Senate contest might help or hurt the GOP candidate in the Governor’s race, and that the results were sufficiently rosy that they decided to release the details to the Weekly Standard. Short version: 49/44 Scott Brown/Jeanne Shaheen among likely voters. | Read More »
The Arkansas “Private Option” Medicaid Expansion Will Cost Taxpayers Millions
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Archambault to discuss his Forbes piece today on the Arkansas “Private Option” Medicaid expansion, why it could leave the state’s taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars and how states should be fixing their broken Medicaid programs.
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Hey Baseball Fans!
Attention baseball fans: I just wanted to let you know that long time RedState contributor Leon Wolf, along with a number of other good writers, has started a daily baseball newsletter called “Just a Bit Outside” which will keep you informed on all the happenings in Major League Baseball. It’s no secret that most sports writers are even more liberal than their mainstream media counterparts, so | Read More »
Among those strongly interested in politics in America right now, the GOP leads by 14 percentage points on the question of who should control Congress. Among the electorate as a whole, the GOP and Democrats are largely tied. But the electorate as a whole does not vote, particularly in midterms. The Democrats are less likely to vote in 2014, they are less energized, and they | Read More »
Tech at Night: Are Bitcoiners ready to pay taxes like any other currency users? FTC blames the victim on Cybersecurity.
I talk about anarchists often in this space, but I mean it. These people are a threat. Here’s one cell making threats and demanding $3 billion from Google in blackmail.
And that’s why it’s so incredibly insane that the US Government keeps playing blame the victim with these guys, as in the Wyndham case. It’s going to be up to the Congress to reel in the FTC on this.
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Brandon Eich, Soft Totalitarianism, and The Progressive Purificationist Hangman
A healthy society allows for differences of opinion. It even tolerates them over issues that are near and dear to each of our hearts. When we lose these arguments, this sort of healthy society genuinely aggrieves us all. If you don’t like this, and are of decent and honorable character, you work through a well-established system of polity and seek to pass laws and elect | Read More »
The Greatest Story Never Told
It seems the majority of Americans have joined me in realizing what a crappy movie Noah is. Take the Bible out of it. In fact, as my friend Brian Mattson points out, Noah isn’t even based on the Biblical telling of Noah, but on a gnostic fantasy where the serpent was the hero. Take all that out and Noah was still a pretty pathetic movie. | Read More »
Media Company Rejects RNC Press Release Because They Are Democrats
The fact that the traditional media has a strong bias in favor of liberal and Democrat positions and causes to the detriment of the GOP, conservatism, and the nation is so well established that the media, themselves, recognize it. The Media Research Center has extensively documented members of the media making candid admissions of this fact. More than a matter of opinion and anecdote, bias | Read More »
Issa: IRS Did Not Challenge Liberal Groups Tax Exempt Status
When the crap first hit the fan about the IRS auditing conservative political groups, particularly those with “Tea Party” in their names, the first defense, after “it didn’t happen” was that it happened to left wing groups as well. The Internal Revenue Service targeted progressive groups applying for tax-exempt status in addition to conservative ones, according to IRS documents released by congressional Democrats on Monday. | Read More »
Since the Roe v. Wade decision, generations have fought in the war against abortion. Now, 41 years later, activists are spread across the country working on every aspect of the fight for life. From college campuses to Congress, opportunities abound to join the effort. However, for the uninitiated, it can be confusing to know where to start. And for those whose daily focus lay elsewhere, | Read More »
#Obamacare kills 1,800 New Jersey kids’ healthcare policies.
Why? Oh, the usual reason: the federal government swooped in and slapped a bunch of extra requirements on an existing state-run program, thus automatically invalidating the current policies. As is typical in these cases, the parties involved were not able to work out how to get around the problem – kids don’t give money to Democrats, so there was of course no Obamacare exemption given | Read More »
Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and Mozilla
The old story is familiar. It is one of the stories I remember my grandmother reading me in her chair — the chair from which I now read the same stories to my children. She had the Golden Children’s Bible, with the old, beautiful illustrations. Daniel in the Lion’s Den was my favorite. It was two stories past Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. King Nebuchadnezzar built | Read More »
A Growing Skills Gap is Hurting the Unemployed
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss how automation is hurting the US job market, why a prominent skills gap is a serious problem for many job seekers and the perils of the long-term unemployed.
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