Daily Links – April 30, 2012

    Today is April 30th. On this date in 1789, the United States had its first Presidential Inauguration, on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City. During his address to congress after the ceremony, President Washington spoke of “the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” That experiment won first prize at the subsequent science fair at Schenectady Elementary. | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 27, 2012

    Today is April 27th. On this date in 4977 B.C., the universe was created. At least, that’s what 17th century German astronomer Johannes Kepler calculated. So Happy Birthday, Universe! If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have anywhere to exist, which is the bulk of what I do. Also on this date, in 1773, British Parliament passed the Tea Act, setting in motion a chain | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 26, 2012

    Today is April 26th. On this date in 1514, Copernicus recorded his first observations of Saturn. He concluded that God must have liked it, because “he puteth a ring upon it.” Also on this date, in 1711, David Hume was born in Scotland. His “Idea of a Perfect Commonwealth” essay was a big influence on the drafting of the U.S. Constitution. Also, he could out-consume | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 25, 2012

    Today is April 25th. On this date in 1953, Senator Wayne Morse wrapped up the third longest filibuster in Senate history, at 22 hours, 26 minutes. The second longest was Sen. Alfonse D’Amato in 1986 at 23 hours, 30 minutes, and the longest was Sen. Strom Thurmond, at 24 hours, 18 minutes, in 1957. Morse died in 1974. His last words were … transcribed in | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 24, 2012

    Today is April 24th. On this date in 1981, IBM introduced the first personal computer. Today, PCs are most commonly used to look at pictures of cats and share with others what one had for breakfast. Waffles, by the way. Also on this date, in 1990, Space Shuttle Discovery launched, carrying the Hubble Space Telescope. In the years since, Hubble has produced many mind-blowing photographs | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for April 20, 2012

    RedState Morning Briefing  April 19, 2012Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Dick Lugar Needs To Fire His ‘New Media’ Guy 2. House GOP Appropriators Continue to Grow Government 3. The Palin-Bolling Proposal To Lower Gas Prices 4. Fast and Furious — Will Obama Administration Ever Come Clean? ———————————————————————-

    Fast and Furious – Will Obama Administration Ever Come Clean?

    The Ted Cruz campaign has released a new video detailing the timeline of the Fast and Furious scandal: I’m an avid news consumer, but the Cruz video really drove home to me just how deeply the Obama administration is in it in this scandal. Full transcript is below the fold. Here’s more from the campaign: Shocking revelations keep coming in the “Fast and Furious” scandal. | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 13, 2012

    Today is April 13th. It is Friday the 13th. Friggatriskaidekaphobics take note: there are three Friday the 13ths in 2012, each exactly 13 weeks apart! On Friday, April 13th in 1945, the city of Vienna, Austria, then under Nazi rule, fell to Soviet troops after an 11 day battle. People just really like those little sausages, I guess. On Friday, April 13th in 1860, the | Read More »

    Watch Live! Wisconsin Senate Debate

    Please join us in watching this critical primary debate, brought to you by The Franklin Center and Wisconsin Reporter. Debate will begin streaming live at 8pm, ET. Citizens can submit questions for the candidates in the following ways: E-mail questions to Tweet questions on Twitter using the hash tag #WIDebate Post questions on the Facebook pages of Wisconsin Reporter or Franklin Center Submit a YouTube video (via e-mail or Facebook) for a chance to have your question | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 11, 2012

    Today is April 11th. On this date in 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte was forced to abdicate power and was exiled to the island of Elba. In March of the following year, he escaped and returned briefly to power before finally being defeated at Waterloo. He spent the remainder of his life trying to convince people to vote for Pedro. Also on this date, in 1970, the | Read More »

    Wisconsin Senate Debate Tonight

    Tonight you can catch a debate between candidates for the Senate in Wisconsin, hosted by the Franklin Center, here at RedState, where we’ll be carrying the live stream. As more and more citizens turn to social media and online resources to gather information and news, the Wisconsin U.S. Senate Debate of Republican candidates scheduled for this Wednesday will feature questions submitted by citizens via social | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 10, 2012

    Today is April 10th. On this date in 1849, Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. He sold the patent mere hours later for $400. Hunt was a prolific inventor, having received patents for a fountain pen, a sewing machine, and even a pre-Winchester repeating rifle. Coincidentally, it was this date in 1790 that the very first U.S. Patent Office was established. I once invented something | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 9, 2012

    Today is April 9th. On this date in 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederacy to General Ulysses S. Grant in Appomattox, Virginia, ending the Civil War. After the terms were agreed upon, a band struck up a celebratory song, but General Grant famously shushed them, saying “The war is over. The Rebels are our countrymen again.” And since the band was Nickelback, nobody minded. | Read More »

    Daily Links – April 5, 2012

    Today is April 5th. On this date in 1792, George Washington cast the very first Presidential veto, on a bill that would have increased the number of Representatives in the House from northern states. In a letter urging the veto, Thomas Jefferson wrote that apportionment should based on “arithmetical operation, about which no two men can ever possibly differ.” Man, Congress sure was different back | Read More »

    Revealing Video: Same Tired Rhetoric

    The above video from the RNC compares Obama’s 2011 speech on the House budget to Obama’s 2012 speech on the House budget. The orator in Chief is often accused of rehashing used talking points in speeches, both from lack of imagination, and due to the fact that, having failed to tackle any problems effectively, he constantly has to address the same problems. As you can | Read More »