Millionaire Union Boss Compares Ohioans to Nazis
Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE) Executive Director Joe Rugola, who last week compared supporters of workplace freedom to Nazis, was paid $253,351 in member dues during the union’s most recent fiscal year. Joe Rugola At a May 1 press conference, Rugola decried workplace freedom as “extreme.” Asked by reporters why 24 states already have workplace freedom laws on the books if the policy is | Read More »
Taxation without representation, online edition
The Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act by a 69-27 vote on Monday, bringing us one step closer to state taxes on Internet commerce. The House has its own version of the bill, so there’s a pretty good chance it will reach the President’s desk, and of course you had Barack Obama at “new tax.” It will be a wonder if he can keep from | Read More »
No Regrets on Mark Sanford
Today is the day in South Carolina. Mark Sanford vs. Elizabeth Colbert Busch. I have been one of the few national conservatives to, from the start of the primary to now, support Mark Sanford. Most of my friends, including most of the front page contributors here at RedState, disagreed. But win or lose, I have no regrets supporting Mark Sanford. The Republican primary voters of | Read More »
The Debt Ceiling is all About Obamacare
There is nothing more odious in a free society than politicians using the boot of government to make the most basic goods and services unaffordable for the majority of the country, thereby engendering a need for subsidization. In one fell swoop, representatives who deviate from the Constitution have the ability to destroy the self-respect and quality of life for all but the top 1% – | Read More »
The Fearless Ted Cruz
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Senator Ted Cruz back to discuss the online sales tax bill that passed the Senate this week, the battle on Capitol Hill over immigration reform and the movement to draft Ted Cruz for a 2016 White House run.
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Jim Geraghty to House Oversight Committee: be the icemen.
Jim Geraghty of NRO’s Campaign Spot has some very good advice. Dear Republicans on the House Oversight Committee: Please do not grandstand. Please do not take the time before the television cameras to tell us how outraged you are, even though what you are investigating is, indeed, outrageous. There will be plenty of time for that after the hearing. All day Wednesday, give us the | Read More »
The Hypocrisy Of The Export Import Bank
Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank, would like you to think that his organization provides assistance to a broad range of American companies for the good of our nation’s economy. In reality, the Export-Import Bank directly finances foreign companies at the expense of domestic U.S. industries. It is an organization that harms the United States’ ability to compete in foreign markets and | Read More »
Tech at Night: I don’t see how MFA passes the House with this rhetoric. Cybersecurity waffling by Team Obama.
Even as I’ve said the bill is a good idea, Senate conservatives overwhelmingly voted against the Internet Sales Tax. The whole Tea Party era gang is there in the NAY column. It’s easy to see why too: guys like Mike Enzi are coming out and saying their purpose for the bill is to pick winners and losers in the marketplace. I can’t see this passing the House with the cloud of toxic rhetoric around it.
As Team Obama wavers between a bureaucrat and an actual expert for its DHS Cybersecurity head, insecure accounts are getting hammered by foreign attackers. Use good passwords. Never give the actual answers to ‘security questions.’ Keep software updated. And don’t approve random “Who unfollowed me/How much time am I wasting/Which President am I” Twitter apps!
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They Wouldn’t Act This Way If Ted Cruz Weren’t Putting Points on the Board
The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board is upset with Ted Cruz for leading a filibuster against gun control. John McCain tweeted out the Journal’s editorial in a moment of wackiness. Bill Richardson, the scandal plagued former Governor of New Mexico, says Ted Cruz can’t be called hispanic despite being hispanic because Ted Cruz isn’t a race baiter like Richardson. And now Harry Reid calls Ted | Read More »
The FAA’s Sequestration Blues
As lines grew at airports and passengers began to fume, Congress lumbered into action, holding hearings on furloughs and sequestration, and, ultimately tweaking the law to allow the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to add more manpower at the nation’s air traffic control towers. The only silver lining to the whole calamity may be that some small part of the government actually had a real discussion | Read More »
Now It’s Time to Deliver
The US government has a spending problem. The nation is over $16 trillion in debt. Federal spending must be brought under control to reduce the deficit, reduce the size of the government, and move toward a balanced budget. The Obama Administration and the Democrat-controlled Senate are committed to higher taxes, higher spending, and the government taking an ever-higher share of the US economy. This has | Read More »
How The GOP Must Restore The Republic
Sometimes the first step in building a thing of beauty is to dynamite the ugly, dying strip mall that occupies the real estate you want to build upon. We, the American Conservative Movement can rebuild once the junk gets cleared away. We just have to be ready, and we just have to avoid bailing the Progressives out of their own state-fueled death spiral of non-sustainability.
Brett Stevens of Amerika.org shows us how our society currently fulfills Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity.
Currently, our society is chasing its own tail into the abyss. The books give us certain rules and facts, and we follow those; when that doesn’t work out, we redouble our efforts using the same rules and facts. Like robots, we cannot deviate from our programming because we’ve eliminated the people who can think outside the box.
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Robert Rector’s Study: Open Borders + Welfare State = Disaster
We’ve noted many times throughout the debate over amnesty that you simply cannot legalize so many low-skilled people without reforming the welfare state. Some people don’t like to hear it, but the reality of today’s redistributive society is that the higher-skilled population transfers a tremendous amount of wealth to the lower-skilled population in the form of the tax code, entitlements, welfare, and social services. Do | Read More »
Ed Markey: foolish on Benghazi. Foolish on the Boston Marathon bombing, too?
I’d like everybody to pay close attention to this Tweet: .@mittromney more interested in bogus #Benghazi theory than battling auto bankruptcy. #battleship #p2 — Ed Markey (@MarkeyMemo) October 23, 2012 It’s from back in October of 2012, when – as Legal Insurrection very helpfully notes – Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts (D) (now running against Gabriel Gomez in a special election for MA-SEN) was doing | Read More »
Bitcoin: The Alternate Currency of Repressed Regimes?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Warren Buffet’s assessment of the bond market, Bitcoin’s shadow economy in Argentina and the online attacks that are rocking the currency.
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