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Last week, a man with a history of mental health issues opened fire in a theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. Two women were killed, several more were injured, and he took his own life when he saw there was no way out. It appears as though he had planned to escape, using a car he left near the scene, and it is likely more attacks may | Read More »
Is the AP using the least biased phrasing in abortion reporting?
I ask the question in the title of this post seriously. It’s not one of those “No they aren’t, and here’s why” write-ups. I’ve long been a fan of the AP Stylebook, which is the basic style of news writing in the industry. When I went to college, and a few years afterward, I worked in journalism and loved the work. The writing style still | Read More »
The Iran Deal Has A Twitter Account
The “I Can’t Even” I’m feeling right now is enough to make a teenager at Starbucks tell me to calm down. The Iran Deal has a Twitter account to stop the spread of misinformation about the Iran Deal. You know, that misinformation that the Chiefs of Staff, Congress, several world leaders, and the American public seem to be focused on. The misinformation that, if you | Read More »
Contrary to what some may say, #AllLivesMatter
Martin O’Malley was booed off the stage at Netroots Nation 2015 because he said “All lives matter.” He was booed off the stage because he didn’t say “Black lives matter.” Saying that all lives matter is actually considered offensive to some because it apparently symbolizes white supremacy or something. However, all lives matter. Every last one. Whether it be the unborn child that Planned Parenthood | Read More »
John Kerry stunned – STUNNED – that Iran doesn’t like us
I’m starting to think that John Kerry may not know what in the hell he’s doing. DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday vowing to defy American policies in the region despite a deal with world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program was “very disturbing”. “I don’t know how to interpret it at | Read More »
Planned Parenthood on tape again! And it’s still horrifying!
So, there’s a new video, as promised, of Things Planned Parenthood Officials Shouldn’t Really Be Saying. This video isn’t just speculative talk on getting the tissue. It’s the beginning stages of a negotiation for the tissue. It includes some really tone-deaf and frankly horrifying language, including asking the surgeon at the clinic to perform, and now I’m quoting, “a ‘less crunchy’ technique to get more | Read More »
RedState Candidate Briefing: Chris Day (R-NY)
Chris Day is running for Congress in New York. He ran in 2014 and actually did pretty well despite no money and little support. He’s going up against Democrat who has been in office since 1989. Following the Chattanooga, Tennessee terror attack, Day has a proposal to keep service men and women better armed. The proposal, in his words, calls for “active duty military personnel | Read More »
Things still awful at the VA
Receiving little to no coverage toward the end of the week was the fact that the Department of Veteran’s Affairs still 1) has no idea what it is doing 2) has no clue how many people have died waiting to receive care. Via Fox News: It can’t count how many veterans died while waiting to sign up for health care. It says some VA hospitals | Read More »
Department of Interior official faked transcripts, lied about education
Well, this whole government data breach seems to be getting worse by the minute. The Department of the Interior’s computer systems played a major role in the breach of systems belonging to the Office of Personnel Management, and DOI officials were called before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday to answer questions about the over 3,000 vulnerabilities in agency systems discovered in | Read More »
Review: “Go Set A Watchman”
In the days leading up to the release of Go Set A Watchman, the sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird (which remains my favorite book of all time), nearly every review of the book I read filled me with a sense of dread. Early reports of the book suggested a troublesome sequence of events, hinting that it was less “discovery of an old manuscript” and | Read More »
What’s after the Confederate flag?
It’s never enough. You know it. I know it. Hell, they know it. They get a victory and they keep going, convinced the world, history, and even reality bend to their will. The problematic Confederate Flag has come down in South Carolina, and its image is under assault everywhere else. The Fighters Against All Offensive Things Ever have declared their next target: The fleur de | Read More »
HarperCollins vs. the New York Times
Thursday evening, we published a post on the New York Times declaring war on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% by not including his book on their Bestseller List. Today, HarperCollins, the book’s publisher, is pushing book. This is actually fairly big news, considering the New York Times has been viewed as the premiere book ranking source. Via McKay Coppins at BuzzFeed: In | Read More »
The Renewal of No Child Left Behind
In writing about federal education policy, one comes to the conclusion (if they are a conservative) that the topic sucks because it shouldn’t really be a topic. In an ideal world, it would be left up to states, who would be in competition with each other for a highly educated workforce that would bring industry into their state. However, in an ideal world, we wouldn’t | Read More »
Trump Doesn’t Exist in a Vacuum
Donald Trump is currently on a roll with the media, getting his name and politics out there like no other candidate has been able to. His numbers are rising and his exposure is huge. GOP higher ups are worried that he’ll hurt the GOP brand and that he may spoil the 2016 cycle for them. They are, in a word, panicking. The thing the GOP | Read More »
Parents, don’t worry about your kids’ sexual health!
Are you the parent of a teenager or a child getting close to those troublesome teenage years? Do you wish to avoid those awkward conversations about sex, sexual practice, and sexual health with your children? Wish you could dump off all that embarrassing part of parenthood on the State? Good news! Schools are already doing this for you. Middle and high school students can’t get | Read More »