President Obama Declares War — On the Clintons
He won’t send ground troops to fight ISIS, but the war between Barack Obama and the Clintons is heating up. The other night at Gwyneth Paltrow’s house, most of America ridiculed the teenage stalker-ish crush Paltrow admitted she had on the President. But we should examine what the President said too. One of the things he said that is getting overlooked is this: "The average | Read More »
More Evidence Surfaces of Faked Employment Numbers
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss new evidence of faked employment report numbers, what this means for the historical analysis of the data and how to fix this persistent problem.
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The New Republic Stumps for Republicans
Things have gotten pretty bad for the Democrats when the The New Republic writes an article like this arguing that Republicans should take control of the Senate. Of course, the piece is written as a scare piece for Democrats trying to encourage them to get out and vote to avoid a parade of horribles that will occur if Republicans take over. Unfortunately, TNR misses two | Read More »
Iraq requests US troops. Maybe…
The Telegraph is running a wonderfully intriguing but frustratingly un-sourced story claiming that the Iraq government has requested US troops to stem the advance of ISIS: Iraqi officials have issued a desperate plea for America to bring US ground troops back to the embattled country, as heavily armed Islamic State militants came within striking distance of Baghdad. Amid reports that Isil forces have advanced as | Read More »
Fat Lesbians Got All the Ebola Dollars, But Blame the GOP
Democrats have rushed out of the gate with an attack ad against Republicans claiming if only we had spent more money, we would be able to solve the Ebola situation. It’s a defensive ad that reeks of desperation. At a time when more and more Americans, including millennials, are concluding government just doesn’t work, it probably won’t be effective. And Republicans can respond in kind. | Read More »
Obama’s ISIS strategy enters Chernobyl phase
When Barack Obama decided to abandon US involvement in Iraq, he may not have set off the current crisis but he certainly made it possible. Now, as the situation worsens day by day, the options available to the administration become fewer and less pleasant. The silver bullet the administration has sought has been an indigenous ground force in Syria that can fight al-Qaeda, ISIS, and | Read More »
Leaning So Far Forward, MSNBC Falls Over
MSNBC’s ratings are in the tank. It is bad. It is also laughable. The network has built itself around the Obama Administration. Just this weekend, one of its hosts began blaming Ebola in the United States on Rick Perry, privatized healthcare, and red states. The blame comes at a time when more and more Americans are deeply skeptical of government being able to do anything. | Read More »
I Have a Question
I think the President of the United States owes the American public an answer now. I had been willing to give him the benefit of the doubt in his role as Command-in-Chief, but not now. In Dallas, TX, a health care worker who came into contact with the Ebola patient has contracted Ebola. The health care worker was a trained professional wearing protective clothing. But | Read More »
Adam Laxalt Prosecuted Terrorists in Iraq. Gets Accused of Paper Pushing by His Opponent.
Adam Laxalt is running for Attorney General of Nevada. On Friday night, he debated his Democrat opponent, Ross Miller. You can see the whole debate here, but the most unbelievable moment comes at the 38:30 mark. Laxalt is a veteran who served as a Navy JAG officer in Iraq handling the prosecution of terrorists, Saddam Hussein thugs, and others. During the Surge in Iraq, Laxalt’s | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: Hookers, More #Ebola, Mark Uterus, Wendy Davis hates Cripples, Also, ELECTIONS!! #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, Caleb Howe, and I discuss Horse Race Politics, EBOLA(!!??), Hookers, Mark “Uterus” Udall, how Wendy Davis hates cripples, and more. We should be live just after 7 pm Eastern. If you would like to join in the discussion, ask questions, or get to the links we mention in the show, you can do so | Read More »
Representative self-government is going out of style
The latest Hollywood salute to the joys of enlightened despotism is nothing new. They’ve been fantasizing about an Obama dictatorship since the first year of his presidency, and swooning over the idea of Wise Leaders With Total Power for a long time before that. Part of this is due to the romantic allure of the Great Man fantasy. What an amazing character the maximum leader must be – a man of | Read More »
Dallas, We Have A Problem. Or Maybe It’s Just an Anomoly?
Later today the CDC will advise whether Patient #1 does indeed have Ebola. In case you missed it, a nurse using full protective equipment while treating Patient Zero aka as Mr. Duncan that died last week, tested positive for Ebola based upon a test performed in Austin. The CDC will do a test in Atlanta to confirm or refute the results. She was self-monitoring herself and upon | Read More »
Bruce Braley denies Michael Bloomberg once. …So far.
The fundamental problem here is that in 2010 it looked like a good idea for Rep. Braley to cozy up to Bloomberg: but in 2014 it’s not even remotely smart…
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UKIP wins its first seat in Parliament
In the United Kingdom*, there are no partisan political primaries. In their electoral system, the party bosses (and in the case of the Labour party, the unions) hand-pick the candidates. It’s like the Virginia GOP, but even more so. So the conservative upstarts, their equivalent of our TEA party, had to go to a third party out of necessity. And last night, The UK Independence | Read More »
Raising the Diversity Shield in the Carl DeMaio Race
There have been disturbing allegations against Carl DeMaio for a while. Those include all sorts of things including sexual harassment against another guy. Here’s the truth about all this. The NRCC vetted the guy and these allegations were there for a while. They have merit behind them. Were DeMaio a straight guy, the NRCC would have worked overtime to force him out. Republicans all over | Read More »