Michael Barone on What’s Coming Next Week
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by the one and only Michael Barone to discuss next week’s election. We’ll also touch on job losses from Obamacare. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment.com and Stephen Clouse and Associates. You can subscribe to the podcast by following the links | Read More »
Congressional Report: Obamacare Costs America Nearly 800,000 Jobs
Today brings us the latest report from Senators Coburn and Barrasso, the two Republican physicians who’ve been doggedly following up on all the things we were promised about Obamacare, particularly the ones that have already turned out to be flat-out lies (“The gall!” shrieks a Democrat Hill staffer). Much of the report is based on combining the findings of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) | Read More »
Can America Learn From Britain’s Austerity?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss what America can learn from the austerity measures and big budget cuts in Europe, as well as discussion on the real unemployment rate and the Juan Williams NPR firing. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and | Read More »
Coffee and Markets: Obama’s Economy is Up for a Vote
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed Note to Redstate readers: starting next week, we’ll be posting our popular Coffee and Markets podcast here on a daily basis for your enjoyment and edification. We hope you’ll listen and enjoy. In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the the latest Wall Street numbers, | Read More »
The Patriot’s Toolbox: Principles for What Comes Next
In less than two weeks, thanks in no small part to your hard work and efforts, we expect a great number of newly elected individuals to head to Washington and to statehouses across the country. At that point, the question they and we have to ask is: what do we do now? At the Heartland Institute, we’re committed to presenting ideas founded on a proper | Read More »
Breaking: HHS Has Failed to Meet a Third of Obamacare’s Mandated Deadlines
A new report from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service, commissioned by Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and others, finds astounding proof of the total administrative failure of the administration in implementing Obamacare. According to the report, HHS has missed one-third of the deadlines contained within the legislation for the first six months under Obama’s new health care regime. Coburn, who last week introduced an | Read More »
Tom Coburn Has Medicare Fraud in His Sights
When it comes to solving the multi-billion-dollar challenge of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, Oklahoma Senator (and physician) Tom Coburn has led the way in calling for innovative approaches to fraud prevention. Now he’s introduced legislation focused on addressing the problem. It may not go anywhere in this Congress, but expect it to get a lot of consideration early next year. “This act does several things | Read More »
Matt Taibbi on the Tea Parties
If sophistication is the ability to understand different kinds of people and grapple with different ideas, Matt Taibbi’s latest Tea Party bashing piece in Rolling Stone can best be read as an expose of the provincial unsophistication of Taibbi, his editors, and any readers who take his article seriously. Taibbi’s piece is a slovenly mess of leftist tropes, with his usual lazy approach to basic | Read More »
Let’s Attack Christine O’Donnell’s LinkedIn Page!
Christina Bellantoni, who I’ve been told is the most fair person working at TPM, has a real stretch of an attack on Christine O’Donnell today which uses the candidate’s LinkedIn page to suggest she lied about where she attended school. Yet there’s a real flaw with this argument. Depending on when O’Donnell created her LinkedIn profile, at one point you could only enter educational programs | Read More »
Rick Perry on Shotguns, Politics, and the Tea Party Movement
Texas Governor Rick Perry discusses shooting, his new book “Fed Up!”, the Tea Party movement and solving the entitlement and spending crisis in an interview with Benjamin Domenech, research fellow and managing editor for The Heartland Institute. We welcome you to discuss this video at FreedomPub, check out the Tea Party Toolbox, and pre-order Gov. Perry’s book, Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from | Read More »
Constitution Day: What Does the Constitution Say About Health Care?
For Constitution Day, the Heartland Institute is providing a look at what the Constitution actually says about some of the key policy areas we deal with today — read what the Constitution says about Education here. Needless to say, when the United States Constitution was ratified in 1788, the concept of health care was very different than it is today. Standardized treatments for diseases were | Read More »
How Not to be Seen at a Green Protest
Clearly, the image above is evidence that James Taylor knows how to blend in at an environmental protest. He’s got friends in every town and village from here to San Francisco, he speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom, he’ll blend in, disappear, you’ll never see him again, etc. He gave me a long, skeptical look. I told him, honestly and with sincerity, that | Read More »
Wall Street Journal: RedState Winner in 2010 Primaries
Self explanatory. Credit not just to Erickson for his acumen in picking candidates to support, but for all of you who’ve actually made that support count.
Karl Rove and the Tea Parties
Thanks for the kind comments on my thoughts on Delaware. But I wanted to add a brief note about the views of Karl Rove, who blasted away at Christine O’Donnell before the votes were even all counted. It’s an instructive moment about how the old guard is failing to adapt to this new environment. It’s been a rough cycle for Rove. He’s provided behind-the-scenes consulting, | Read More »
Don’t Repeat the Mistakes of the Past
As an observer, primaries like the sort just concluded in Delaware are incredibly amusing. It’s an opportunity to see bloggers, reporters and flacks who’ve never won anything anywhere declare emphatically that someone will definitely or can’t possibly win in a state they’ve never run a campaign in, and in some of the more absurd cases, have never even been to. The best part is, a | Read More »