On trying to shoehorn populism into the modern Left. Somehow. Somewhere.

    On trying to shoehorn populism into the modern Left. Somehow. Somewhere.

    I’m gonna push back a little on Salena Zito’s argument here on populism, although I certainly agree with her assessment of  Elizabeth Warren: We are in the midst of a record wealth gap between America’s rich and middle class, according to the Pew Research Centers. That has fueled the populist opposition to Washington among Main Street Americans on both sides of the political line — | Read More »

    On the Economics of Politics

    Economics and politics are two of my favorite areas to study. In this posting I would like to address their little discussed relationship to one another. I might first ask the question, is it nobler to serve the wealthy, or to serve the poor? On its face it seems like an easy enough question to answer. Most people have some small measure of compassion rooted | Read More »

    Boko Haram and the Obama State Department’s Deadly Wishful Thinking

    Boko Haram has long been a vile and despicable terrorist organization that has committed some of the most brutally heinous acts against humanity imaginable, but only now is the Obama State Department – with its hand forced – beginning to truly confront their atrocities.

    For years Boko Haram has ruthlessly attacked Christians throughout Nigeria, indiscriminately slaughtering men, women, and children alike, and yet many on the Left have been nearly silent. Even worse, the Obama State Department did nothing.

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    Boko Haram and the Obama State Department’s Deadly Wishful Thinking

    Boko Haram has long been a vile and despicable terrorist organization that has committed some of the most brutally heinous acts against humanity imaginable, but only now is the Obama State Department – with its hand forced – beginning to truly confront their atrocities.

    For years Boko Haram has ruthlessly attacked Christians throughout Nigeria, indiscriminately slaughtering men, women, and children alike, and yet many on the Left have been nearly silent. Even worse, the Obama State Department did nothing.

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    The progressive pedigree

    I suggest that this liability policy is more than simply a risk transfer purchase – it is in fact not insurance at all. It is the face of overt class preference and bigotry. The Left is knowingly, purposefully, pursuing a caste society, with themselves on top, racial minorities whose votes they need just beneath that, unions, Wall Streeters, and corporate fat cats who provide useful cash alongside, and conservatives at the bottom as “untouchables”. It’s easy to become “untouchable”: just support a cause or idea that the elite oppose.

    At the top is the unholy alliance of government, media and entertainment who issue the pedigrees and credentials. For them, no crime is prosecutable, and if there is a “real” crime, it’s buried like a black sheep family secret. Most of their crimes go on in public, unashamedly, without remorse or conscience.

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    Luddite Left strikes in San Fran again: attacks Google Glass wearer.

    Luddite Left strikes in San Fran again: attacks Google Glass wearer.

    (Via @arstechnica) No, I’ll call the city ‘San Francisco’ when it’s behaving itself: In the aftermath of Friday’s protest in front of the San Francisco home of a Google lawyer, a reporter says that he was assaulted for wearing Google Glass in the city’s Mission District. Kyle Russell, of Business Insider, said that his Glass was torn from his face as he was walking to a local BART | Read More »

    Watch Out Tea Party: The Left Still Wants to Use the IRS as a Political Weapon

    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010, recognizing that citizens who chose to exercise their freedom of association rights don’t lose their free speech rights in the process, the Left went crazy. Liberal Senators like Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and even President Obama called for something to be done about this ruling. Sen. Schumer and a few of his leftist colleagues even wrote the IRS demanding action.

    Predictably the Left is once again up in arms about the high Court’s latest recognition of basic free speech rights, calling this week’s decision Citizens United 2.0. And the Tea Party is once again in their crosshairs.

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    That Time Liberals Realized the Obama Administration’s IRS Could Silence Their Free Speech Too

    The newly proposed IRS rule governing the free speech of non-profit social welfare groups “will produce the same structural issues at the IRS that led to the use of inappropriate criteria in the selection of various charitable and social welfare groups for undue scrutiny.”

    That’s not a quote from the ACLJ or Representatives Darrell Issa or Dave Camp (who are leading the congressional investigations into the IRS targeting scandal), nor is it the scathing analysis from the cable news channel President Obama loves to hate, Fox News.

    It is the searing retort of none other than the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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    How The Left Manipulates Terms

    Note: I started writing back in late September but fell short of ideas. I’ve written about this before, but this requires more attention than what it’s gotten. Most of everyone tend to call them “liberals”. The left first started playing with it by late 1910s when the American people became hostile to progressive with Woodrow Wilson entering us into WWI when he initially promised not to | Read More »

    What’s the Real Nature of Conservative Politics?

    Political terms mean different things in different countries, and they mean different things in the same countries at different times. In the United States and across the world in the 19th Century, the word “liberal” described someone primarily concerned about liberty. Over the years, the word “liberal,” deliberately adopted by the left in the United States, has come to mean here someone committed to, among | Read More »

    What’s the Real Nature of Conservative Politics?

    Political terms mean different things in different countries, and they mean different things in the same countries at different times. In the United States and across the world in the 19th Century, the word “liberal” described someone primarily concerned about liberty. Over the years, the word “liberal,” deliberately adopted by the left in the United States, has come to mean here someone committed to, among | Read More »

    Well, first post, so here goes.

    Hey. This is my first post on RedState, and I really don’t know how I should properly introduce myself. So, I’ll begin with a little background: as of July 11, 2012, I’m an 18 year-old college student who’s a conservative… except you probably already knew the latter. That’s pretty much all there is to me, except for I’m a grammar Nazi (I wish there was | Read More »

    The Left’s War on Wisconsin

    Seizing on any opportunity they can find, liberals in Wisconsin have embraced the fictitious “war on women” and twisted it into “Scott Walker’s War on Women” in an attempt to convince voters to oust the governor well before the end of his term. The imaginary war apparently resonates well with focus groups and in polling ahead of the June 5 recall election. Unfortunately, it is | Read More »

    Beyond Mitt… the Conservative challenge to saving America

    In 1990 I knew everything I needed to know about Rush Limbaugh. He was a racist. He was sexist. He was an arrogant, rich SOB who didn’t care about the poor. He was a fool who knew nothing about how the world worked. How did I know these things despite never once having listened to his program? Via the media of course. Despite having a | Read More »

    The Smearing of CPAC

    The lying has taken on a new level.  There is a sick smear of CPAC going on within the left wing media apparatus.  A prog.soc shadow group called “Right Wing Watch” has initiated a desperate campaign against the entire conservative movement.  They are alleging a so-called leader of a “white supremicist” movement was part of a conference at the meeting. http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/rick-santorum-just-had-dinner-white-nationalist-bob-vandervoort They are arguing the | Read More »