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The Watercooler ~ Friday Open Thread

I have read about writers getting writer’s block. Before I started regularly writing diaries at RedState, I never considered writing to be my main tool of communication and could not identify with the concept of getting it. Now, since I’ve made a quasi-commitment to keeping an open thread available at RedState, it has happened to me numerous times. Sometimes I chock it up to boredom | Read More »

I stand with Glenn Beck, not Robert Malthus

Malthus v. Beck

I see a pattern in the online debates over Glenn Beck’s plan to bring a few thousand hot meals to children sent alone to to the US from Mexico. Anytime someone defends the practice, his critics get derailed in a massive non sequitur, beginning to argue about the gravity of the illegal immigration crisis, the economics of illegal immigration, and other related topics. The net effect is to say or to imply that the defender of Glenn Beck is simply wrong on illegal immigration.

The fact is, Glenn Beck’s actions are right or wrong independent of the correct policy on illegal immigration, and the entire debate is indicative of a moral decay that extreme leftists have injected into our rhetoric. We need to throw off their influence, now.

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Could a Banking Crisis in Portugal Spread Across Europe?

On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the collapse of Portugal’s Espirito Santo bank, what it means for the country’s banking system and if a crisis in Portugal could spread across Europe.

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Josh, Ben, and Mike

They met in a bar in Northern Virginia. There was a fourth person there too, who has chosen to remain anonymous. Josh Trevino, who’d been running Tacitus, Ben Domenech, and Mike Krempasky hatched the idea of RedState. At the time, it was RedState.org. I remember reading on Tacitus that a new site was coming online and they were looking for people to write about the | Read More »

Mark Udall (D-CO) Objectifies Women

It’s often said that men objectify women by reducing them to one (or more) of their body parts in a sexual fashion. Colorado’s Democrat Senator Mark Udall, who is in deep trouble in his re-election bid, is guilty of just such objectification as he desperately tries to woo women voters to save his job. Udall has made it clear that he intends to make women | Read More »

Ten Years Ago Today

It was much debated for a few years, but digging into the database our first live post appeared on this day in 2004. Today is RedState’s birthday. Five years later we had our first RedState Gathering. In a month we will have our fifth anniversary RedState Gathering. We are going to Fort Worth, TX. The party starts the evening of August 7th and runs through | Read More »

Ain’t that a shame: Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell hate each other.

We’re all really broken up about this, sure

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President Obama Says He’s Not Interested In #PhotoOps? Cue The Music!

Yesterday, President Obama said, with a straight face and no apparent sense of irony or rimshot, that he is “not interested in photo ops.” Really, guy? Is that your final answer? Digitas Daily released a new video today exploring the truthiness of that particular wild assertion. Does Obama like photo ops? Let’s roll the tape and find out! Are you surprised? I bet you’re surprised. | Read More »

Democrats Deploy Their Mississippi Strategy Against Jody Hice in Georgia

The Georgia Republican runoff is less than two weeks away on July 22, 2014. Having successfully swung the Mississippi Senate runoff against the conservative, Democrats in Georgia are coordinating with the GOP establishment to defeat the conservative running in Georgia’s tenth congressional district. Jody Hice, the undisputed conservative in the race to replace Congressman Paul Broun, is . . . well . . . a | Read More »

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