#WMATA Metro passengers stop a kidnapping in DC
Back in July, DC Metro riders did nothing as a man was murdered on the train. My reaction was that this is what happens when you disarm the honest population: armed criminals have their way. Fortunately this morning, an unarmed criminal was stopped attempting to kidnap a baby.
Hail to the Redskins: Bowser and DC get their bluff called
The Redskins, Washington’s NFL team, want a new stadium. Jack Kent Cooke Stadium was opened in 1997, so by the time any new one opens, it’ll be at least 20 years old. Currently they’re in Maryland, but are open to sites in DC and in Virginia, the latter being where the Redskins have their headquarters*. This has put DC in a bind between politics and | Read More »
RedState’s #WhichWMATA, Week 1
Below are pictures from three DC Metro stations run by WMATA, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Can you guess which station each picture shows? I wonder when we’ll start getting reporters who start asking questions about stuff like this?
No, DC Metro riders don’t get what we pay for #WMATA
I know most readers of RedState (myself included) would oppose building a system like the subways in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. But it was built, over the preceding decades, and it currently exists as an asset we have. Any desire we have for good governance must compel us to be good stewards of this system, which we have spent many taxpayer dollars | Read More »
Republican Leadership Failures Caused Donald Trump’s Rise
I’ll be filling in for Herman Cain from 9am to 12pm ET today talking about this. You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com. The number one thing you hear when you ask any Republican about Donald Trump is this — he fights. You hear it from Rush Limbaugh. You hear it from other talk radio show hosts. You hear it from the base. You hear it | Read More »
Google News is wrong: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, Washington) was not arrested on abuse-of-power charges.
There is no indication that Gov Jay Inslee (Democrat, Washington) is implicated in an abuse of power case involving a former bodyguard.
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It’s time for #WMATA reform.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, or WMATA, is an organization created by interstate compact. It runs the DC Metrorail system (America’s second-largest subway) in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland, and is governed by the compact between those jurisdictions and the US Government. It’s broken, and it’s constantly being found to be broken in new and disappointing ways. It’s time for meaningful fixes | Read More »
The Line Between Islamic Extremists and Gay Rights Extremists
We have another life targeted for destruction by the gay rights community. Barronelle Stutzman, an evangelical Christian, declined to provide flowers for the homosexual wedding of a long time customer of hers. The customer was gay and, again, a long time customer. Barronelle Stutzman is now going to lose her business, her life savings, and possibly her own home for putting her faith into practice. | Read More »
Common Core is so Bad even Democrats are Starting to Reject It
Common Core horror stories abound, but until now, the most visible opponents of the educational takeover have been Republicans. Washington state’s Democrats have changed that. A few days ago, the leaders of the state party met and formally condemned the education standards. Per Fox News: Leaders of the state Democratic Party have passed a resolution condemning the national education standards known as the Common Core, | Read More »
House GOP Will Stop Stoners, but Not President Choom Gang
House Republicans intend to stop Washington, D.C. from legalizing marijuana. They’re going to attach the legislation as a rider to their continuing resolution/omnibus. But they will not stop President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. The most amazing thing about this is that Washington, D.C. decided to legalize marijuana through democratic action and a referendum. Barack Obama declared his own actions unconstitutional just two years ago. The | Read More »
The Press’s Confirmation Bias and the End of Objectivity
“With polling seemingly increasingly impossible to get right, the last checks on media objectivity are dissolving.”Most reporters in the DC Circle of Jerks lean left. They do. Look at their marriages, their career paths, etc. They lean left. But I do think a lot of them recognize it and try to balance it with alternative data. That is all coming to an end now rather | Read More »
Looking Like Washington Instead of America
I would have titled it differently, but I have a piece up at the Politico, at their request, about the election. Earlier today, Republican leaders said they were going to use the election as justification to themselves that voters were rejecting the tea party in favor of guys who look and think like Washington Republicans. There’s just one problem — running as “we’re not Barack | Read More »
GOP candidate attacked because he is Catholic
It is often said that the last acceptable prejudice is anti-Catholicism (though being anti-Christian and anti-male are certainly in the running) and proof of this is on display in Washington state. In the state senate contest between Democrat Shari Song and Demcrat-turned-Republican Mark Miloscia to represent the Federal Way (a city between Seattle and Tacoma) constituency, Miloscia has been attacked for being a Catholic and, well, | Read More »
Cronyists, Fake Libertarians, and Poker Regulation
Often times in politics, we assume a very simple us-vs-them battle, where there’s one side of good guys looking to shrink government, and another side of bad guys looking to expand government.
However in the case of online poker, it’s a three-cornered fight, and the two sides getting the most attention are both after big government, even the side pretending to be libertarian.
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We can take the U.S. Senate– are you in?
If the media believes Republicans can take the Senate, shouldn’t we listen?! In an article Sunday, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post wrote: The decision by Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) not to seek election in November in the wake of a plagiarism scandal is the latest piece of good news for Republicans as they strive to take control of the Senate in less than three | Read More »