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    Building a Coalition Out of Chaos

    Building a Coalition Out of Chaos

    It’s hard for me to even calculate the amount of words that have been used to debate the merits of defund vs delay vs some other strategy.  The amount of energy complaining about Ted Cruz or the amount of flyers calling for John Boehner’s head have reached apocalyptic proportions .  Truly things are a mess.  And no doubt, each faction believes some other faction is | Read More »

    NSA snoops all of Gmail, and Google probably helps

    Earlier this year, I dared point out that Google could be a private intelligence agency for the left. Some people told me to put on a tinfoil hat. So I drew up a piece detailing high-level connections between Google and the Obama 2012 campaign. The political connections are obvious and undeniable, but how much access does the government really hand to Google data for mass | Read More »

    Reality of Obamacare is Doing More for Conservatism than the Consultant Class Ever Has

    Reality of Obamacare is Doing More for Conservatism than the Consultant Class Ever Has

    If you head over to San Jose Mercury News, you’ll see an article posted over the weekend talking about the impact of Obamacare on individuals. What’s most interesting is that it shows the evolving opinions from those who previously or currently support the healthcare law, and those opinions, unsurprisingly, vary depending on their personal situation. For instance, Marilynn Gray-Raine, a breast cancer survivor, is thrilled | Read More »

    General Motors 2: The Strengthening of the Strength is Strong & Stuff

    General Motors 2: The Strengthening of the Strength is Strong & Stuff

    Regular Red State readers know how much fun I’ve had covering the auto industry in recent years. From Obama’s push for newer, tougher CAFE standards on a struggling industry to GM’s crony CEO Dan Akerson. From the Chevy Volt’s fits and starts to GM blowing tax dollars on bonuses, marketing schemes, and ideologically-driven “green” projects.  I even had the honor of  being attacked by Attack Waaaaaaaaaatch probably | Read More »

    Remember when Obama promised to bankrupt coal? That’s tomorrow.

    Remember when Obama promised to bankrupt coal? That's tomorrow.

    For those with short memories: That was way back in 2008 when President Obama was merely a candidate.  Five years later, his dreams of bankrupting coal are getting taken up a notch. Tomorrow, Dear Leader is set to unveil a regulation that forms the centerpiece of his “anti-climate change” policy announced awhile back to much green fawning. This new regulation will reportedly ban all future | Read More »

    Opposing #DefundObamacare out of Fear

    Opposing #DefundObamacare out of Fear

    There have been so many articles written about the effort to defund or delay Obamacare that I hesitated to even begin typing this sentence. What is one more voice in this chorus? Can it change a mind? Will it affect the outcome? I’m not sure, but I feel there are some things that are worth saying especially in light of the multitude of arguments & | Read More »

    #Bookerfail is taking its toll on Newark

    Dubbed by some as the “Invisible Man” for his hands off approach to Newark, Mayor Cory Booker has no shortage of critics living in the city he’s lauding as a success as he runs for U.S. Senate. While Booker claims that crime is down in the struggling city, citizens are telling a very different story. I helped put together a video with American Commitment Action | Read More »

    Words and War.

    Words and War.

    Over the last few weeks as the crisis in Syria has come to a head, I’ve found myself in nonstop arguments about what, if anything, to do. My own opinion started fairly emotionally. I saw dead kids, knew we had bombs, and was fine with dropping bombs on the heads of the people that killed the kids. However, I knew that was probably not a | Read More »

    Media Lesson from Dr. Aslan Interview: A PhD Cures Bias

    Media Lesson from Dr. Aslan Interview: A PhD Cures Bias

    There’s a lot of buzz today about this interview of Reza Aslan, a card carrying member of academia with a Ph.D. in the sociology of religions from the University of California about his new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. So what was the big deal? Host Lauren Green starts the interview with this question: “You’re a Muslim, so why did | Read More »

    Obama’s Packing of NLRB Reminiscent of FDR

    Obama's Packing of NLRB Reminiscent of FDR

    Way back in 1937, Democrat hero and Republican villain, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, proposed the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill. Essentially, Roosevelt was having trouble getting the Supreme Court to rule his New Deal as constitutional so, being the “reformer” he was, he decided to pack the court by expanding it to as many as 15 justices. Of course as president, Roosevelt would then have the duty | Read More »

    ACTION ALERT: Call Senator Reid and read his 2005 quotes on the Nuclear Option.

    ACTION ALERT: Call Senator Reid and read his 2005 quotes on the Nuclear Option.

    As the Democrats push forward with their plan to change the Senate rules so as to end the minority parties ability to filibuster legislation and require 60 votes, sources close to the Majority Leader’s office tell the Huffington Post that he appears determined. “I’ve gotten every impression that Reid and leadership are determined this time to do it,” said one aide advocating for reform. Another | Read More »

    Race Card Pulled in Face of “Educational Genocide”

    Race Card Pulled in Face of "Educational Genocide"

    One of conservatives’ pet peeves so far as liberals go is their constant cry of “racism” anytime anything that threatens entrenched, liberal interests crops up. Usually, we see this in relation to proposals to reform entitlements, or require people to show ID or swear an affidavit before voting (both inherently raaaaacist!). But sometimes it crops up in other areas, too, because, well, it’s easier to | Read More »

    More Executive Abuse of Power: Obama Stacks the NLRB

    More Executive Abuse of Power: Obama Stacks the NLRB

    Cablevision has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in an investigation by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) about complaints involving 22 former workers that were allegedly wrongfully terminated. This battle between the media giant and the Communications Workers of America is hardly new information as they have been fighting for the past year, but this most recent move is telling specifically because of | Read More »

    NC Unemployment Cuts: A Necessary & Difficult Change

    NC Unemployment Cuts: A Necessary & Difficult Change

    Yesterday, North Carolina became the first state in the country to forfeit federal long-term unemployment benefits. As her state budgets continued to balloon and unemployment remains uncomfortably high, the Republican controlled legislature ended the state’s war on prudent fiscal policy by exempting herself from receiving further federal assistance for people unemployed longer than 26 weeks, as well as lowering the maximum potential benefit. If you | Read More »

    RFS Mandate Expansion Gets Big Name Conservative Opposition

    RFS Mandate Expansion Gets Big Name Conservative Opposition

    I already told you about Reps. Pete Olson & Joe Barton’s big government grab for expanding the RFS Mandate to have ethanol requirements for natural gas. Well there’s a hearing on it today and the opposition is getting vocal. To Members of the United States Congress: The undersigned organizations urge you to oppose H.R. 1959, the Domestic Alternative Fuels Act of 2013. The bill would | Read More »


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