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    The ISPs Should Blame Themselves for Net Neutrality

    The ISPs Should Blame Themselves for Net Neutrality

    First of all, let me say that Net Neutrality is a bad policy that is a) unfair to the ISPs and b) likely to lead to higher rates and lower performance for Internet service. Republicans ought to seek to overturn it as soon as possible either legislatively or through changing the composition of the FCC. With that out of the way, to the extent that | Read More »

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends: DHS, the Export-Import Bank, and Scott Walkerpalooza

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends: DHS, the Export-Import Bank, and Scott Walkerpalooza

    Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! Tonight, Casey Mattox of the Alliance Defending Freedom joins Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, and Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute to discuss the ongoing DHS showdown, the Export-Import Bank, the Scott Walker mediapalooza, and more. Join the gang on Google | Read More »

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    An Ill-Advised Non-Compromise: “Get the Government Out of Marriage”

    An Ill-Advised Non-Compromise: "Get the Government Out of Marriage"

      Over the last several years I have often heard well-intended folks on both sides of the marriage debate throw up their hands in exasperation and say something along the lines of, “Why don’t we just get the government out of marriage? Just let churches do what they want and keep the state out of it.” The latest example of this is Heather Wilhelm’s column | Read More »

    On the Value of Shooting Cowards

    On the Value of Shooting Cowards

    A lot of people think the term “decimation” just means to utterly destroy or wreck something. It actually is a military term derived from a form of punishment in which one in every ten members of a given unit that was guilty of some crime (usually cowardice or treason) was killed. The very existence of such a word indicates the reality that, while cowardice is | Read More »

    RedState 2016 Presidential Primary Power Rankings: Week 4

    RedState 2016 Presidential Primary Power Rankings: Week 4

    Welcome again to the RedState 2016 Presidential Primary Power Rankings! This week, we have fundamentally changed how the candidates were ordered. Instead of ranking them according to the tyrannical and completely arbitrary whims of your not very humble author, the candidates were ranked on a scale of 1-10 by a panel of current and former RedState contributors. These contributors were asked to rank the candidates solely | Read More »

    McConnell Flashes His Yellow Belly

    McConnell Flashes His Yellow Belly

    Right now, this is the headline at CNN.com. For those who don’t know, the CNN.com website is regularly orders of magnitude more liberal than their television broadcast. When I first loaded the site, I was stunned to find that even CNN.com was reporting the DHS shutdown story in this way: But then I thought, why wouldn’t it be reported this way? What other way is | Read More »

    Stop Playing Useful Idiot for the Press-Democrat

    Stop Playing Useful Idiot for the Press-Democrat

    The 2016 campaign season has regretfully started in earnest, and thus the Press-Democrat has begun their regularly-scheduled ritual of trolling the Republican candidates with questions that are irrelevant to how well they would perform as President: do you believe in evolution? Do you think Barack Obama (who isn’t running again) is a Christian? Do you think he loves America? The point of these questions is | Read More »

    The Export-Import Bank Shoots Itself in the Foot

    The Export-Import Bank Shoots Itself in the Foot

    The political fight over the Export-Import Bank has been, to most people, the sort of inside baseball politics that they can’t really get emotionally invested in. Quite frankly, it’s hard to get most people to understand what the Export-Import bank even does, much less why it is being attacked by some conservatives in the House as an example of “crony capitalism.” Unfortunately for the Ex-Im bank, | Read More »

    Marco Rubio Shows the 2016 Contenders How It’s Done

    Marco Rubio Shows the 2016 Contenders How It's Done

    As it happens, I agree with the general thrust of Rudy Giuliani’s comments about President Obama. That being said, for people who are running for President, there might be some political benefit to trying to create distance between themselves and those remarks. Definitely, the media believes that the remarks are damaging to Republican Presidential candidates, so they have been making the rounds to all the | Read More »

    Liberals’ Attacks on Scott Walker Reek of Flopsweat

    Liberals' Attacks on Scott Walker Reek of Flopsweat

    With the rapid ascension of Scott Walker to the first tier of Republican contenders in 2016, it was expected that he would become an increased target of national medial scrutiny. The first round of salvos has indeed been fired and if it is any indication of what is to come, then the left truly has already fired all the bullets they have at Scott Walker. | Read More »

    Wisconsin Set to Pass Right to Work

    Wisconsin Set to Pass Right to Work

    In a surprise move, the Wisconsin Legislature has called an extraordinary session to pass Right to Work legislation that will curb the worst abuses of union power – the power to coerce workers in certain fields into mandatory union membership. The efforts of Scott Walker against the public sector unions and in support of growing GOP numbers in the Wisconsin legislature have apparently emboldened legislators | Read More »

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: DHS Shutdown and the ISIS Crisis

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: DHS Shutdown and the ISIS Crisis

    Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! This week we are joined by guest panelists Matt Dawson and Heather Wilhelm of RealClearPolitics, along with regular co-hosts Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, Neal Dewing of The Federalist, and F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon to discuss the possible DHS Shutdown and the ISIS Crisis. The show goes live at 9pm ET! | Read More »

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    Marie Harf has Turned all Democrats into Neocons

    Marie Harf has Turned all Democrats into Neocons

    Nothing has been more amusing to me lately than watching various liberals fall all over themselves to defend State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf’s remarks that the best way to combat ISIS is with a jobs program. This fairly typical response indicates not only the fact that the defense is taking place, but also that it tends to be quite vociferous, laced with bad grammar and | Read More »

    Reminder: Democrats Hate Guns and Gun Owners

    Reminder: Democrats Hate Guns and Gun Owners

    Several months ago my colleague streiff covered the story of a single mother from New Jersey who made the mistake of carrying her legally purchased, registered, and permitted gun from Pennsylvania into New Jersey, believing that her Pennsylvania concealed carry permit was valid in NJ. Anyone who has ever been through a concealed carry permit class knows that they tell you if you get pulled | Read More »

    RedState 2016 Presidential Power Rankings: Week 3

    RedState 2016 Presidential Power Rankings: Week 3

    Welcome to Week 3 of the RedState Presidential Power Rankings. To see previous versions of the Power Rankings, click here. As always, these rankings are not intended to indicate the personal preferences of this or any other RedState author, but are rather intended to reflect a prediction of who will likely win the 2016 Republican nomination. These predictions are based on polling data, media buzz, | Read More »