Growing up in the South means that you were raised on Coca-Cola. We don’t just call Coke, “Coke,” we call every soda made “Coke.” We believe Coke tastes better in a glass bottle than it does in a can. Every true Southerner has tried the unique concoction of drinking Coke with peanuts (in the bottle). We love Coca-Cola. However, in the early 1980’s, Pepsi starting | Read More »
Michigan Madness: Thousands Plan To Lay Siege On State Capitol On Tuesday Over Right-To-Work
Today’s unions are not about freedom of choice, they are about power and politics. On Tuesday, Samuel Gompers’ principles of voluntarism will once again be cast aside as unions and their allies protest to continue their right to force payment from workers.
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Selling Conservatism And Why Benefits Beat Features
One of the first things anyone learns in sales is that the customer is interested in benefits, not features. Politics are no different. While a majority of Americans are sympathetic to conservative positions, our failure to articulate what those positions mean in terms of benefits to the voter have led to us losing battles we should be winning.
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Why we can’t have nice things. Like a profitable energy policy.
Let me tell you the difference between ‘think’ and ‘expect.’ I think that Barack Obama should take the advice of this New Geography article and pick future energy production over keeping radical eco-freaks happy. It will be better for the environment and better for the country (unfortunately, it’d also be better for the Democratic party, but life is like that). I expect that Barack Obama | Read More »
Is There a Carbon Tax in Your Future?
Amid the Fiscal Cliff foolishness, a carbon tax may offer conservatives a chance to “green their brand” while giving statists a tool to hobble the economy.
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From the Mail Bag
From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: have I told y’all you are pieces of sh*t? Just checking. And f*ck your worthless whore mothers, too, you godd**n traitors. Um . . . sore winner?
Many of you know Haystack, a long time contributor here at RedState. A while back he moved up to New England to be closer to family. His son Jamie was in a horrendous car accident recently and needs some extra financial help at this time of year. Many of us on the front page have contributed. RedState readers have been so generous in the past | Read More »
Tech at Night: RSC and Copyright, Purges have consequences
Gotta love it: I go to take a nap before Tech at Night but… oops, somebody forgot to press the Start button on that 2 hour timer. So, suddenly it’s Tech at Saturday Morning!
So yeah, we’ll start with a story that actually got me mad: the ongoing story of that now-famous RSC paper on copyright. There are conflicting reports out there, but most I’m seeing suggest there’s a real change going on at RSC, the same way there’s been a purge of a certain wing of the party elsewhere in the House.
I’m disappointed by all of this. If the RSC is going to oppose copyright reform the same way most of us oppose anarchic anti-copyright views, then the RSC is aligning itself with the most extreme perpetual-copyright views held by groups like MPAA. If there is to be no compromise, then I cannot work with them either, since my views have been declared to be in opposition to RSC.
Purges have consequences. It’s time we stopped pretending RSC is anything but an organ of the RSC establishment now. They’re clearly not speaking for the conservative reform wing of the GOP, as they once did long ago.
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Tags: Ajit Pai
, Barack Obama
, IP Revolution
, Kim Dotcom
, New Zealand
, Tech at Night
Annoying Orange. Charlie Crist Becomes A Democrat.
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Former Florida governor Charlie Crist, still suffering from butthurt after his defeat by Marco Rubio, has decided to follow his conscience and become a Democrat. Bye. The real issue is why John Cornyn/s NRSC endorsed him for Senate and why, given the pattern of behavior, that any self proclaimed moderate is endorsed for anything.
The (impotent) Press worried about being shut out of Obama’s second swearing-in.
So I read this opening sentence from a Politico article about the White House press corps reacting to… well, read: The White House Correspondents Association is strongly urging the Obama administration to allow press access to the president’s official swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, following indications from inauguration committee officials that the event could potentially be closed to the press. – and I have to | Read More »
Watch Radio Host David Sirota Flip Out on Mike Rosen
This actually happened over a month ago but seems to have mostly flown under the radar. I think it’s worth a look. After all, it’s rare that you get the joy of seeing an established left winger completely melt down in front of an audience. No, wait it’s not rare at all actually. But definitely fun. Such was the case when watching David Sirota, a | Read More »
We Are Ohio Compares Michigan Republicans to Japanese Who Bombed Pearl Harbor
We Are Ohio reacted furiously to the Michigan state legislature’s passage of a workplace freedom law, comparing the move to Japan’s December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. We Are Ohio posted a branded graphic and a series of Facebook updates bearing this theme, the latest in the union front’s already vicious campaign to protect the flow of forced dues from Ohio workers into union coffers.
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Raising Taxes… in Return for What?
It’s not like we haven’t been through this recently. In fact, we’ve seen this rodeo less than 18 months ago. When will Republicans learn their lesson? Republicans came to power in 2011 promising to put a stop to Obama’s addiction to spending and growing government. They pledged to cut $100 billion immediately. They had a number of opportunities to leverage their control over the budget | Read More »
Inauguration 2013: Faith in Obama
While discussions in Washington are focused on the fiscal cliff, the White House is looking ahead to spending a record amount of money on a three day celebration. Inauguration day will fall on a Sunday in the new year, meaning the President’s official swearing-in will be a small, private ceremony as is tradition. The President has called for a day of service the day before | Read More »
Why a Falling Birthrate is Terrible News for an Already Hurting Economy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the November jobs report, America’s falling birthrate in this recession and why it’s terrible news for our economy.
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