Amnesty, Chumponomics, and the rule of law
The first time I wrote about Chumponomics, a rural homeowner in Tennessee lost his house in a fire after refusing to pay the modest fee for fire protection from a nearby city fire department. The idea behind this system was that maintaining a regular fire department through the usual means of local tax assessment was impractical for the sparsely populated area, so the residents of | Read More »
The Power of Satire – President Obama’s Lawlessness Excoriated on SNL
You know its bad for President Obama when the late night comedy shows start cutting through his Administration’s mainstream media-memorizing spin and exposing his lawlessness.
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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Stepping Down
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Black Friday, breaking news that Chuck Hagel will leave the Pentagon and what qualities are needed in his replacement.
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Chuck Hagel Gets Canned
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is being canned or, as the New York Times puts it, “Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure”. With Republicans in Congress showing they’re going to get serious about national security and our foreign policy, somebody had to go. As we fail to deal with ISIS and Iran plays us, someone has to take the fall. Note that Obama is | Read More »
How Terry McAuliffe failed to impose Medicaid expansion on Virginia.
This Washington Post article on Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe’s futile attempt to sneak Medicaid expansion past his own state legislature is fascinating, but it has several flaws in it. There are things that are not mentioned enough, things that are mentioned too much, and at least one thing that is not mentioned at all. Unsurprising, given that the WaPo remains a Democratic cheerleader; but still | Read More »
Should you have any doubts about Saturday night’s opening skit on Saturday Night Live being damaging to the President, you need look no further than the Washington Post, which felt the need to fact check the skit. Liberals are in an uproar squealing like stuck pigs. Their own network, NBC, dared ridicule the President’s overreach. Back in February, SNL’s executive producer, Lorne Michaels, said liberals | Read More »
How Many Lies Have Democrats Told To Sabotage The War on Terror?
Start with Obama’s claim that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) is not Islamic. Say what? In fact, the so-called war on terror is clearly a war that Islamic jihadists have declared on us. Yet Obama is so hostile to this war that even the subterfuge “war on terror” was too much for him and he purged it from official government statements | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: Obama’s Immigration Edict, More Obamacare/Gruber Lies, and the Cosby Rape Allegations #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, Caleb Howe, and I discuss Obama’s immigration edict, the latest Obamacare woes and Gruber lies, and the media coverage of the Bill Cosby rape allegations versus the coverage of Co-Founder of the Human Rights Campaign, and friend and donor to Obama, being charged with sex with a minor. We should be live just after | Read More »
Don’t miss tonight’s RedState Weekly Briefing!!
The RedState Weekly Briefing is well into its first year on the site and the response from the community has been great. For those of you who haven’t had the chance to check it out yet, below there is a short promotional video to show you what you are missing. If you like what you see, join Caleb Howe, Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and myself | Read More »
Stop US funded abortions. Reinstate the Mexico City policy
As we prepare for an orgy of appropriations in the twilight hours of the 113th Congress, one of the bills under consideration is the State and Foreign Operations Appropriation bill. This might seem to be an arcane place for a battle over the Right to Life to take place, but it is happening and it is important. President Reagan established what is know as the Mexico | Read More »
The ‘You won’t believe what SNL did in this skit about Executive Orders!’ Sunday Open Thread.
No, really, you won’t. Trust me on this: it’s like it’s from an alternate universe, or something. You’ll keep waiting for them to take a slap at Republicans because we’re unhappy about using executive orders in this fashion, but they never do. It’s almost unsettling. Open thread. (Oops” Via our own @baseballcrank.)
The Duggars: 150 Thousand Haters and Counting
If there’s a family that embodies all that the anti-God, do-as-you-please (as long as they agree with it), so-called liberals (Brent Bozell calls them “libertines”, but that word doesn’t really describe the freakier-than-thou attitude they exhibit), it’s the Duggars. Here’s a family that really does do as they please, and violates just about every single American cultural norm. They are as off-the-trail as any family since | Read More »
This Means War
Barack Obama used to teach constitutional law at the law school in which I am presently enrolled. He was by all accounts well-liked by his students, though perhaps somewhat aloof to his then-fellow faculty members. I currently have class three days a week in then-Professor Obama’s old favorite classroom, Room V, and each time I enter I see a photo near the door commemorating his | Read More »
Agribusiness hits the jackpot, taxpayers not so much
his will come as no surprise for anyone who was paying attention (see the RedState coverage) during the debate of the Farm Bill last winter (or any other debate on any other Farm Bill): U.S. farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the | Read More »