Re Mandatory Voting: Just How Much Can They Make Us Care?
Can the government make me care? No. But they can darn sure make you act like it. How so, you may ask? America is a free country? Only because our current indebtedness vastly exceeds anything we could claim as equity. You are not free. That died when the Obamacare Individual Mandate was ruled constitutional by Chief Justice Roberts and fellow Constitution-Haters in black. If the | Read More »
Tech at Night: It’s time we restored rule of law to regulators like FTC
Previously at RedState we discussed how FTC is as out of control as FCC and we need a new breed of regulator to fix it. Well now it turns out FTC has the same transparency issues FCC has. FTC took secret testimony against Sysco in the US Foods situation. A Federal judge is now having to order them to release information. Unusual, except in the | Read More »
Israel’s Election and America’s Utterly Classless President
The Jerusalem Post is the bearer of glad tidings. Benjamin Netanyahu has been solidly reelected to his position as Israeli Prime Minister. The Israeli elections took a dramatic turn in the early morning hours on Wednesday as official tallies from nearly all precincts indicate that Likud has opened up a significant lead over Zionist Union, a far cry from the virtual dead heat that television | Read More »
Barack Obama spins gold into straw in Israel elections. Again.
The New York Sun is pretty blunt about this: “It may be too soon to say who won the election in Israel but it’s not too soon to say who lost — President Obama.” …and, let’s be honest, here. It was a remarkably silly thing for the President to try to get involved in. No, seriously, think about it for a moment. What was the upside for | Read More »
Battleground Israel Turns Out Like Battleground Texas
Team Obama poured amazing resources into Battleground Texas to help Abortion Barbie, Wendy Davis, win and to turn Texas blue. Arguably, the Obama team had so many resources directed at Texas that they weakened themselves elsewhere. But they had a tremendous media operation and their acolytes in the press wrote hagiographic story after hagiographic story on how awesome Battleground Texas was. The media even lumped | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama’s Internet regulation plan got everything wrong. Everything.
The Heritage Foundation is one of the most important components of the conservative movement. They’re a true Think Tank, bringing together many smart people to speak intelligently on many issues. And I agree with Jim DeMint’s predecessor at Heritage, Ed Fuelner, when he says Net Neutrality “needs to be eradicated, not embraced.
Do Not Descend Into That
One of the bits of guilt I carry around over running RedState is that I am often given credit for the great work of others. Leon Wolf, not me, wrote this tremendous piece on the Ferguson Police Department. Though I did not write it, I agree with it and hope you will read it. In the process of some giving me credit, however, some too | Read More »
Obama to Senate: You are irrelevant on Iran
Not content with unleashing a virtual lynch mob on Senator for citing the United States Constitution, now White House chief of staff Dennis McDonough has sent a letter to Foreign Relations chairman, , warning him not to proceed with a bill he has introduced that ::shock :: gasp would require Obama to actually obey the freakin law. With a four-month extension of Iran nuclear talks | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet was worse than we thought
So Obama’s secret plan to regulate the Internet, the one that we weren’t allowed to see what was in it until it was passed, is finally out, and it’s anti-free speech, anti-innovation, and illegal. It was sold as one thing, but there’s a whole iceberg of problems beneath.
This POLITICO story has everything
(Trigger Warning: POLITICO) You guys might have heard about this silly e-mail thing that involves Hillary Clinton. If you haven’t, here’s the recap, courtesy Ace of Spades’ John Ekdahl. Suffice it to say, what is written in this TIME article is certainly enough to perhaps inspire someone to go after Mrs. Clinton for deleting half of her e-mails without ever opening them (emphasis below is | Read More »
Tom Cotton: The Most Powerful Man in Washington
(R-AR) is the junior senator from Arkansas. In fact, Cotton has only been in the Senate for two months. He spent one term in the House of Representatives before making the leap to the upper house. Prior to his stint in elected politics, Cotton was a soldier in the Iraq War. He is now the most powerful man in Washington. Cotton rounded up forty-six other | Read More »
Obama’s Iran scheme makes nuclear war likely
The rabid frothing of the administration and its lackeys (if you can suppress your gag reflex, this is a sample) over a simple and direct letter by Senator to the head extremist of Iran should tell you something. The administration does not want anyone looking very close at what it is doing. Before reading further keep in mind that US does not have diplomatic relations | Read More »
Democrats: we were wrong about that whole dissent being patriotic thing
Forty-seven United States Senators did what desperately needed to be done. They sent a letter to the hardline Islamic radicals who run Iran — and let’s not fool ourselves, the only difference between Iranian hardliners and Iranian moderates involves beard length — informing them that the deal they are about to cut with Obama is simply not going to be approved by the Senate. The | Read More »
Boehner & McConnell’s Playbook Incentivized Barack Obama’s Liberal Push
Dan Pfeiffer was one of the President’s early advisors. He has departed the White House and conducted an exit interview with New York magazine. On the leftward tilt of the Obama Administration, Pfeiffer actually echoes what many conservatives from Rush Limbaugh to myself have been saying. Essentially, and incentivized it. Now, Pfeiffer blames the GOP obstruction, but there’s more to it than that. As Pfeiffer | Read More »