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    White People, Ferguson, and Empathy

    White People, Ferguson, and Empathy

    This is not a post about whether or not Darren Wilson should have been indicted. This is not a post defending the rioting and looting that has come after. This is a post about examining our reactions to phenomena that we can’t properly understand. Obviously, an ordered society cannot long survive when looting and destruction of property – especially the private property of innocent bystanders | Read More »

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Immigration, Spotify, and GMOs

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Immigration, Spotify, and GMOs

    In this, the pilot episode of The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends, the regular panel of hosts will tackle a smorgasbord of issues including civil asset forfeiture reform, Obama’s immigration executive order, the Taylor Swift v. Spotify Kerfuffle, the box office review, Obamacare, and (maybe) Bill Cosby. We’ll be live at 9pm Eastern time. If you want to join in the discussion, ask questions, | Read More »

    Announcing a New #RSTV Show: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends

    Announcing a New #RSTV Show: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends

    We are excited to announce the launch of a brand new show for RedState TV, which will be called The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends and will air every Thursday night at 9pm ET. A roundtable, cable-news style discussion of current events, politics, and popular culture from a conservative perspective. Hosted by RedState.com’s own Leon Wolf, and featuring his regular cohosts Scott Lincicome of the | Read More »

    Obamacare is About to Bankrupt a Whole Bunch of Small Businesses

    Obamacare is About to Bankrupt a Whole Bunch of Small Businesses

    The crushing costs of compliance with the regulatory burdens of Obamacare have already been well documented, especially as they pertain to small businesses. But as small businesses prepare their corporate tax returns next year, many accountants are warning that, based on Department of Labor guidelines issued after the election, countless small businesses are about to be hit with a huge tax penalty that they simply | Read More »

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    All of #GruberGate, Explained in 2 minutes

    All of #GruberGate, Explained in 2 minutes

    Our own Ben Howe made this video for the folks at American Commitment that explains the entire #GruberGate kerfuffle in 2 minutes. The video is damning and really explains what ought to be page A1 material on every newspaper in the whole country. Check it out: Visit the American Commitment webpage for more great material. Keep up the good work, Ben!

    Mike Rowe Has Some Advice for the Internet

    Mike Rowe Has Some Advice for the Internet

    I’m a huge fan of Mike Rowe. Admittedly, not as huge of a fan as my wife (for some reason), but every time I’m flipping through the cable guide and I see that Dirty Jobs is on, I inevitably stop and watch the whole episode, due primarily to Rowe’s obvious and genuine enthusiasm for the salt-of-the-earth people who make this country go (not to mention | Read More »

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    American Voters Apparently Too Stupid to Understand that Obamacare is Working

    American Voters Apparently Too Stupid to Understand that Obamacare is Working

    As the second enrollment period for Obamacare opens, Americans continue to display their reticent stupidity (HT Jonathan Gruber) about all the amazing things that Obamacare has brought into their lives, as Gallup reports that Obamacare’s unfavorability is at an all time high, and favorability is also at an all time low. As Gallup graphically demonstrates, the trend lines are incredibly getting even worse, which is | Read More »

    The Right Result, Achieved by the Wrong Process, is Wrong

    The Right Result, Achieved by the Wrong Process, is Wrong

    Throughout the last century in particular, much evil has been done in the service of getting the so-called “right” result more quickly than the Constitutional process would otherwise allow. The Constitution recognizes that certain functions are best handled institutionally by certain parts of the government. Foreign policy, generally speaking, is best handled by the executive, as a single point of contact decision-making process is often | Read More »

    Obamacare’s Decimation of Rural Hospitals

    Obamacare's Decimation of Rural Hospitals

    Much has been written about the impact that Obamacare has on the healthcare consumer, focusing specifically on the effects of lost coverage, lost doctors, premium hikes, mandate penalties, and reduction in choice. These effects have already been felt and are predicted to get worse in 2015. But Obamacare is having other, more systemic effects on the economy that are just now being felt. One of | Read More »

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    Taylor Swift v. Spotify: Internet Killed the Video Star

    Taylor Swift v. Spotify: Internet Killed the Video Star

    In case you missed it last week, pop megastar Taylor Swift created a minor controversy last week by pulling her songs off the popular streaming service Spotify, on the basis that Spotify underpaid artists for their work. As Mark Hemingway noted, the economics of Spotify do not make a tremendous amount of sense from the perspective of musicians: But if you care about music, ultimately | Read More »

    There Is No Obamacare Briar Patch

    There Is No Obamacare Briar Patch

    One of the favorite hobbies of liberals is warning Republicans about the supposed political dangers of repealing Obamacare. The latest iteration of this particular liberal fantasy comes via the communist agitprop rag Salon, which warns ominously that if the Supreme Court eliminates subsidies in the states that do not have their own exchanges, that “SCOTUS could roil the GOP: How the new threat to Obamacare | Read More »

    The Great (and Deliberate) “Typo” Lie

    The Great (and Deliberate) "Typo" Lie

    Now that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the King v. Burwell challenge to the Federal subsidies in Obamacare, the defenders of the law are busy once again trying to trot the deliberate and intentional lie that the provision in Obamacare that limits the subsidies to those who are on “State” exchanges is a “typo” and that clearly Congress meant to include all exchange | Read More »

    If I Were Complicit with Mass Murder, I’d Want to Rewrite History, Too

    If I Were Complicit with Mass Murder, I'd Want to Rewrite History, Too

    As we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, one of the momentous events of the last century, the left continues its transparent and embarrassing attempt to rewrite their complicity with communist totalitarianism out of history, and attempting to erase Ronald Reagan’s role in its defeat. The latest attempt, by the New York Times, not only seeks to erase Reagan’s credit | Read More »

    The Liberal Obsession with Rewriting the Berlin Wall Continues Apace

    The Liberal Obsession with Rewriting the Berlin Wall Continues Apace

    For reasons I can’t identify, the last couple of weeks have seen an uptick in one of liberals’ favorite hobbies: dishonestly rewriting the rise and fall of global communism and their role in it. A couple weeks ago, Foreign Policy provided a platform for communist William Blum to rewrite the entire history of the Berlin Wall, blaming its very existence on America. My colleague streiff | Read More »

    Democrats Play Ostrich After Electoral Meltdown

    Democrats Play Ostrich After Electoral Meltdown

    Via The Hill comes news that Democrats plan to keep the exact same Congressional leadership team in both chambers, with the exception of replacing Steve Israel (who perhaps embarrassed himself the least of all the Democrats on Tuesday). President Obama plans to keep his same leadership as well. More importantly, Democrats plan to keep the same message and focus on the same issues, including outside | Read More »