The Watercooler ~ An Open Thread
“Journalists” on the left are becoming more arrogant and emboldened these days. So convinced are they that they are right in their views, the notion of professional objectivity when reporting on political issues is an afterthought. In case you missed it, this video shows just how arrogant and condescending they can be. Not that we didn’t already know that. The scene takes place in Portland, | Read More »
FCC Incentive Auction Plan Won’t Benefit Rural America
The FCC is set to vote later this month on rules for the incentive auction of spectrum licenses in the broadcast television band. These licenses would ordinarily be won by the highest bidders, but not in this auction. The FCC plans to ensure that Sprint and T-Mobile win licenses in the incentive auction even if they aren’t willing to pay the highest price, because it | Read More »
The Parasitic Financial Industry
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss high-frequency trading, its critics and why the financial industry may be a parasite on our economy.
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The Republican Establishment Would Rather Lose Nebraska Than Support Conservatives
The Republican Establishment always says conservative purists would rather lose than compromise. But the opposite is playing out in Nebraska. The moment Ben Sasse got endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund, Mitch McConnell went all in for Shane Osborn. Well, Osborn is now toast. He has extremely high negatives, extreme negative poll numbers, and outside groups have just finished him off with an ad blasting | Read More »
Does Tom Cotton Want Democrats to Win?
Some inquiring media needs to ask Tom Cotton this question. With Shane Osborn out of the running, Sid Dinsdale trailing, and Ben Sasse in the lead in Nebraska with little time left, Tom Cotton’s campaign manager is running an ad campaign against Ben Sasse. Cotton is, himself, running for the Republican nomination for the Senate in Arkansas. Sasse is supporting by conservatives as diverse as | Read More »
One Year Later: Americans Targeted by the Obama Administration’s IRS Deserve Justice
May 10th marks the one year anniversary of the admission that the Obama Administration’s IRS was responsible for targeting conservative Americans.
This unlawful and unconstitutional targeting scheme has been well documented, but did you know it continues to this day?
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Jay Carney Lies About The Benghazi Lie
Now that Speaker Boehner has finally taken an action that he should have taken two years ago – authorizing a select committee to investigate Benghazi — we might possibly wring from this White House a narrative that comports with facts. On April 30, when Jay Carney experienced an epic roasting at the hands of ABC News’ Jon Karl, most of us were focused on the | Read More »
Keep your websites off of the Disqus comments platform
Here at RedState, I always try to be mindful of who we’re trying to speak to here. I always assume I’m writing so that citizen activists can be informed on what issues are out there, how they relate to our core values, why they matter, and how to navigate the political world to achieve those policy aims.
But sometimes I come here to write about the nuts and bolts of online activism. Today is one of those times. My message this afternoon is simple: If you care about what’s on your website, at all, then do not put the Disqus comments system on your site. You will lose control of what’s there.
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Retired Bishop Gene Robinson To Divorce
Gene Robinson, retired bishop of the Episcopalian diocese of New Hampshire, has decided to cap off a life devoted to placing the salvation of some Christians in jeopardy by adding yet another mortal sin to his already impressive list of accomplishments. He has announced his divorce from husband/wife/whatever, Mark Andrew. The first openly gay bishop in the Anglican church has announced he is divorcing his husband. Retired Bishop Gene | Read More »
Matt Yglesias’ Utterly Banal and Misleading Economic ‘Insight’
Matt Yglesias, boy genius and resident economics expert at Ezra Klein’s Vox.com, recently posted the following banality under the title “The Private Sector is Up, the Public Sector is Down”. Matt’s analysis: The recession hit the private sector faster and harder, but the private sector’s already made back all its losses. The government, by contrast, has been really slumping. ProTip: Whenever Matt makes a pronouncement | Read More »
Why Barack Obama is a lame duck and it isn’t even 2015 yet.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) I’m mildly fascinated about why David Gergen apparently doesn’t get what is ridiculously obvious to probably everyone reading this: …it has now become equally puzzling why [Barack Obama] has not become more sure-footed in foreign affairs. He is one of the brightest men ever to occupy the office, and yet his learning curve has been among the flattest. It is has | Read More »
Sid Dinsdale Won’t Compromise On Abortion. He’ll Just Set the Pro-Life Cause Aside.
When I called Sid Dinsdale “Planned Parenthood’s Republican,” he got all upset. In fact, he released a statement saying, in part “I would never compromise on abortion and to insinuate otherwise, is nonsense.” Really? Really? This is the man who demands we call him a “life long Republican,” despite years of funding Democrats, including one guy who wanted to run against Republican Mike Johanns. This | Read More »
Tech at Night: Zombie Net Neutrality just won’t die.
Even though repeated losses in court are making the Net Neutrality folks have to compromise with reality, the fact is they’re still freaking out about the ability to charge more for better service, which is a good thing to have. The facts are though that we don’t need new laws, and the laws they do want would just pick winners and losers, which is why Netflix is pushing so hard. If the roles are reversed they’d be screaming that I was being paid by Netflix.
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Obamacare Cannot Reduce the Cost of Modern Medicine
In case you were wondering, ObamaCare has not positively bent the cost curve. In the case of drug prices, it’s your trip, but the mileage may vary. The table included above is a randomly selected index of pharmaceuticals taken from a database published in Bloomberg.com. I took a random walk through the data selecting the first 20 pharmaceuticals I could find with complete price data | Read More »