Thomas Piketty, Wealth Inequality and Cargo Cult Economics
Economics is much more akin climatology than to real science. It is larded with theories that are simply not falsifiable, it relies on complex models that can work backwards from a known point but are unable to predict an outcome, and adherence to fads and a good publicist are more important to success than actually being accurate. None of this is to say economics is | Read More »
Taxpayers Paying Planned Parenthood to Promote Pro-Abortion ObamaCare
Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, is being paid (by your tax dollars) to enroll people in ObamaCare.
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The Simple Truth of Tax Policy
One of the ephemeral trends in Washington policy circles these days is for members of Congress to craft their own draft plans for tax reforms in anticipation of a wholesale reform effort in the coming years. It’s good that members are discussing reforming our antiquated and anti-growth tax code. However, conservative members must not fall into the trap of adopting some anti-conservative premises when crafting | Read More »
Vincent Sheheen: The Molester’s Lawyer
Isiah Outten supplied drugs and beer to two underage girls. He engaged in sexual acts with one of the girls. For this he was arrested, pled guilty, and was sentenced to ten years in prison. Mr. Outten hired Vincent Sheheen, who negotiated down Outten’s term to 38 days. Outten was arrested 13 more times, including twice for being in hotel rooms with alcohol and underage | Read More »
Congress Should Investigate UAW’s Neutrality Agreement & Works Council Scam At VW
On Monday, with their Southern Strategy in peril after their devastating defeat at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, United Auto Workers bosses abruptly abandoned their attempt at creating a media circus by withdrawing their absurd election objections with the National Labor Relations Board. A short time after the UAW’s failure to appear at the NLRB (leaving some pro-UAW supporters rather dumbfounded), the NLRB certified the election that | Read More »
Merchants of Despair
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Robert Zubrin to discuss his new book Merchants of Despair, eugenics and the Left’s battle against affordable energy.
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The Watercooler ~ An Open Thread
With so much change and upheaval going on in America, sometimes we need to pause and give ourselves and our side of the political battle credit where it is due. I mean, especially those of us who frequent RedState. We are activists after all, and we cannot be expected to labor endlessly without seeing tangible results. For me, that includes gloating just a little over | Read More »
Hillary Clinton Will Be Old By 2016
It should not even be a debate. Yesterday, filling in for Rush Limbaugh, I noted that Hillary Clinton will be old by 2016. She will, in fact, be 69. We are not talking about tortoises here or redwood trees. Sixty-nine is no longer middle age. It is just a fact. John McCain ran for President when he was 72 years old. Were Clinton elected in | Read More »
Thomas Piketty, Jedediah Purdy And The Leftist Ethic of Resentfulness
We need a foundation of political equality and social guarantees: education, personal security, health care for those who need it, and the expectation of a fair retirement. Jedediah Purdy, The Daily Beast The quote above gives you the typical entitled attitude of the Modern Leftist. They need everything. Human life didn’t really exist on Earth before these things were all available. The world is really | Read More »
The Obama Administration’s War on Beer
As the craft beer craze rages across America, the Obama Administration looks on track to jack up the costs incurred by the industry by several million dollars. Right now across America, breweries often sell or give their spent grain to farms for cow feed. The spent grain is a byproduct of the brewery process. The grain gets recycled, the cows, get fed, and the world | Read More »
So why DID Rep Lois Capps (D, California-24) hire a drunken embezzler?
I don’t think that the victim’s family particularly believes the Congresswoman’s existing apologies/excuses.
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Reports from the front line in the War on Wives
No sooner did I write about the War on Wives than a member of the American aristocracy walked right into the crossfire. We do indeed have an aristocracy – people who are allowed to be fabulously wealthy without facing a single word of class-war criticism, and whose every utterance is given enormous weight by media courtiers. Many of these aristocrats can be found in Hollywood. | Read More »
Michigan Civil Rights Initiative Upheld By Supreme Court
A huge blow for freedom was struck today when the Supreme Court ruled 6-2 that the voters of the state of Michigan actually have the right to govern themselves. Background In 2003, the Supreme Court ruled in a case known as Grutter v. Bollinger ruled that University of Michigan could use race as one factor in admissions. This was a 5-4 decision authored by Sandra | Read More »
Filling in for Rush Limbaugh
Yes, it is true. I’m filling in for Rush Limbaugh today. Also, and importantly, a lot of you have asked for an email from my own radio show with the daily links of stuff I’ve discussed. You can get that by going to www.erickerickson.org or by using the form below: Subscribe to the Erick Erickson Show’s Daily Show Notes * indicates required Email Address * | Read More »