The 2016 Republican Field: They Don’t All Suck
On January 27, 2007, I wrote what remains one of the most read posts in RedState history. The title summed it up. “They All Suck”. In it, I noted that the field of Republican candidates then taking shape headed into the 2008 election were just terrible. Giuliani, McCain, Romney, Tom Tancredo, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Duncan HunterHouse Republican Average67%, and Sam Brownback were a lightweight | Read More »
Tags: Ben Carson
, Bobby Jindal
, Chris Christie
, Jeb Bush
, Marco Rubio
, Mike Pence
, Mitt Romney
, Rand Paul
, rick perry
, Scott Walker
, Ted Cruz
Republicans and the Chris Hughes/Sean Eldridge Love Fest
I’ve noticed a trend on the left and right in the past few years. People of limited accomplishment participate in fawning love affair press that claims the people are somehow the masters of the universe. James Kirchick does a great job in this schadenfreude-o-licious piece at the Daily Beast. Liberal writers have, for the last several years, fallen all over themselves to praise Chris Hughes | Read More »
Seattle Cop Not Indicted for Punching Handcuffed Woman in the Face
Another day, another story that causes us to wonder what, hypothetically, a police officer would have to do to get indicted for using excessive force. Via the Seattle Times: The decision comes after King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg announced that his office would not seek a state felony charge against Shepherd, 38, a nine-year department veteran, for punching Miyekko Durden-Bosley in the back of his | Read More »
The Hillary-is-inevitable bandwagon is in trouble
The Hillary inevitability bandwagon seems to be headed for the ditch. The bat-guano anti-American left as personified by MoveOn.org has decided that Elizabeth Warren is the best candidate as she would create synergy by being the first woman, Native American, and privileged, sinecured law professor to run for president: Some Democrats are “Ready for Hillary.” MoveOn.org is ready for Elizabeth Warren. The liberal group is | Read More »
Police Power and the Death of Eric Garner
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Robert Tracinski to discuss the Eric Garner case, how overly aggressive tax enforcement may have contributed to the fatal arrest and how the now discredited UVA rape story is hurting real rape victims.
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Tech at Night: Even the Germans think Net Neutrality goes too far
“Conservatism” as we know it is primarily an Anglo-American tradition. Not all countries have something like it, and Germany definitely does not. Their major ‘right’ coalition (the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union parties) are Christian centrists. The believe in a powerful state, but one that should show compassion and respect for Christian values. They are most definitely not a small government movement. | Read More »
Now Or Later: Why Not Wait to Fight Over Amnesty?
This is, perhaps, the simplest and most easily understood argument against acting now to stop the President. Come January, the House of Representatives and the Senate will both be held by the Republican Party. It will, therefore, improve their leverage against the President and his unconstitutional amnesty. So we should wait. Except . . . well . . . except there are some fundamental problems | Read More »
George W Bush declines to back-stab the CIA over waterboarding.
I wonder what tomorrow’s (scheduled) Senate report on waterboarding during the Bush era is actually going to say. I suspect – suspect – that it’s going to end up seriously upsetting the antiwar Left, in large part because the former administration isn’t hanging the CIA out to dry: The report is said to assert that the C.I.A. misled Mr. Bush and his White House about | Read More »
Image via Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines | Read More »
ISIS Reportedly Beheads Four Christian Children in Iraq for Refusing to Convert to Islam
The brutality and barbarism of ISIS – the Islamic State – has been well documented, but the latest report is unspeakable.
The Christian “Vicar of Baghdad,” the Rev. Canon Andrew White, recounted that ISIS jihadists recently beheaded four Christian children.
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ObamaCare and the centralization crusade
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, writes in the Wall Street Journal that ObamaCare is positively crushing independent physicians, very much by design. The horde of little collectivist grubers who boiled forth to craft the Affordable Care Act are big believers in “consolidation,” a crusade Gottlieb entreats Republican reformers to resist: The law’s defenders view this consolidation as a necessary step to enable payment provisions | Read More »
The Optimistic Democrat
The optimistic Democrat will look upon the results of this year’s midterms and have a couple of thoughts that will leave them feeling a bit hopeful. The party is hard at work coming up with their excuses for their 2014 Autopsy, but if I know my political opposition, there will be some who hang on to other ideas that will help them sleep better at | Read More »
Man-haters, the falsity of rape culture, and the attack on truth
As it becomes increasingly clear that the Rolling Stone reporting on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was not mere hyperbole but actually deliberate deception by the reporter, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, and seemingly the management of the magazine one of the most disturbing things to come to light is the way the bogus “rape culture” crisis on college campuses is being used to | Read More »
The Devilish Details of the Jobs Report
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the November unemployment report, how fragile the job market is and what this report may tell us about 2015.
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