Tech at Night: Incentives demand we get metered Internet access
This is going to be quick tonight, but I have an important point to make. Our wired Internet is a lot better than critics make it out to be in this country, when you adjust for population density. Naturally no matter how good it is, we still want it to improve over time. If we want that to happen, we need to create incentives for investment.
And it’s basic economics: If you want to incentivize ISPs to increase your data rates, then you want to give them an economic incentive to get you as many bits as possible: It’s time to return to metered Internet access. Pay for what you use.
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Bundy Not Last Victim of Professional Police
In March, 2014 Cliven Bundy found himself targeted by the professional police force of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which justified its actions using a trivial offense that had placed Bundy on the wrong side of America’s supercharged legal code. BLM showed an appalling willingness to escalate the situation to overwhelming government force by deploying a police force which was a small army in | Read More »
AFP’s anti-Mark Udall ad: ‘Unaffordable.’
Mark Udall tried to cook the books on Obamacare cancellations. End of story.
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How Anthropogenic Climate Change Is Killing Detroit, MI
There are people in Detroit, MI who believe that water is a human right. There are others that are simply having a hard time believing how expensive their bills have gotten. The City of Detroit responded by proposing to cut municipal water service for people who didn’t pay their bills. This has lead to a movement to have water provided to them for free. Never | Read More »
#RSG14: Scott Turner, Texas House of Representatives
Texas has given us a lot of great fresh conservative Republican faces over the past few years. I think it’s fair to add Scott Turner to this list. He is a member of the Texas House of Representatives from the 33rd District. Some of you might recognize him from his playing days in the NFL, where he spent time with the Washington Redskins, San Diego | Read More »
From the 2014 RedState Gathering: Mark Davis and Scott Ott.
I wasn’t there for this year’s RedState Gathering, but I watched this particular panel from it with no little interest. Mark Davis is a Texan talk show guy; Scott Ott is, of course, Scott Ott of Scrappleface. The video is about a half hour long, and mostly about Texas, the Left’s long term goals for Texas (via the use of Battleground Texas), and how we | Read More »
Russian conducts military exercises in disputed islands
One of the little know vestiges of World War II is back in the news. On August 8, 1945, two days after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and hours before Nagasaki was obliterated, the USSR declared war on Japan. When Operation August Storm was unleashed by a Red Army hardened by four years of war against Nazi Germany it rolled through the rotted | Read More »
City of Philadelphia Sued over Civil Asset Forfeitures
The most desperately needed reform in America is a significant overhaul of civil asset forfeiture laws. These are laws, generally speaking, that allow state and local cops to seize your property if they merely suspect that the property has been used in the commission of a crime. They do not have to charge you with any crime at all and after your stuff has been | Read More »
Society cracks along the Ferguson fault line
A third night of riots and looting swept through Ferguson, Missouri, a largely black suburb of St. Louis, on Tuesday. This time the festivities ended with a man getting shot by police, after he brandished a gun at them. The shock waves may have reached as far as the Galleria mall in St. Louis, which was the scene of a melee with over forty participants | Read More »
Obama blames others for abandoning Iraq
The current crisis in Iraq that has caused Barack Obama to flee Washington and responsibility for Martha’s Vineyard in search of a perfect tee-time . There are many causes for the current mess, most of them can inevitably be traced back to Obama. The ill-conceived overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, the flow of arms to “moderate” forces in Syria, the release of the head of ISIS from US custody, the | Read More »
Abortion Barbie Goes Full Harridan
Wendy Davis has her weaknesses as a political candidate but one thing she has shown truly exceptional skill at throughout her life is bilking gullible liberals out of their money – beginning with her ex-husband and ending with Democrat donors across the country. As a result she has a ton of money to throw around against Greg Abbot, but not a lot of useful stuff | Read More »
Let’s Hug it Out
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined Sarah Isgur Flores to discuss the Hillary and Obama “hugging it out” moment, why she has to walk a tightrope in her criticism and if she is still the inevitable Democrat nominee in 2016.
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#RSG14: Ted Cruz
This year’s RedState Gathering gave us many great speakers and speeches, but perhaps none of them, with the possible exception of Rick Perry, were as eagerly awaited as Senator Ted Cruz. His speech is now available for viewing on Youtube: Cruz has been a genuine friend to RedState over the years, and we have been blessed to have him at every one of our Gatherings. | Read More »
I once heard a preacher tell of being relatively new to ministry and having to go to a hospital because a lady and her child had been in a car wreck. The child died. The preacher did not know what to say. He tried to find the words. As he began to speak, the lady’s best friend came into the room, climbed into bed with | Read More »
Robin Williams, Suicide, Depression, and Evil Spirits
People are talking about depression and suicide in the wake of the shocking death of Robin Williams. That’s mostly a good thing – the lives and deaths of celebrities are a common language, and we can use it to discuss the world we live in. But these conversations seem to me to end up oversimplifying the issue in a way that creates pointless conflict and | Read More »