The Continuous Travails of Hillary Clinton

    In the continuing drama known as the race to the White House in 2016, Hillary Clinton seems to keep hitting speed bumps along the road.  The latest bump- the State Department and her private e-mail account- is just the most recent example self-inflicted blunders.  We can count among them her Benghazi testimony and the continued investigation, the roll out of her book tour, her claims | Read More »

    The Fight Against Executive Amnesty Must Continue

    Like many of my freshman colleagues, I believe I was sent to Congress in a wave Republican election with a mandate from the American people to hold the President accountable for his unchecked lawlessness and circumvention of the Constitution. Lately, the headlines have been dominated by religious freedom, continued turmoil in the Middle East, more scrutiny around Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email, and ongoing | Read More »

    Speaking of Going Both Ways…

        It’s quite easy to picture, really… I live in a part of the country that has been voted by various adjudicators (The Today Show, National Geographic, etc, etc,) as one of the most beautiful places in the nation. Thus, it started out as a place peopled by rugged, manly, reticent, individualistic pioneers– who were, in their turn, replaced by middle-class vacationers, who were | Read More »

    How Obama’s Hit Job on Israel Will Spin Out of Control

    In the end, it may very likely be Israel who saves the world from the menace of a nuclear Iran.  They have played this role before.  They took it upon themselves to take out Iraq’s nuclear facility, saving the world from a nuclear-armed Saddam Hussein.  It is ironic that as President Obama looks to enact an international version of fundamental transformation in the Middle East, | Read More »

    Call their bluff

    In an attempt to intimidate the states that pass an RFRA, businesses have threatened to leave the state, on the command of their masters that being the Militant Homosexual Lobby. The most prominent company is Walmart who as we know has their headquarters in Bentonville Arkansas. So, okay Pence and Hutchinson here is what you do, if that’s the way they want to play, call | Read More »

    Thoughts From a Young Gay Man on Homosexuality, Religious Freedom, and Being Made to Care

    Two years ago I sat on my grandfather’s porch watching the sun burn red on a summer evening.  We were sharing a drink with two of my uncles – Dewar’s White Label, a fine concoction and likely the best my grandfather has tasted.  I wish that he would upgrade to single malt though, if only because he can and his time grows short, but grandfather | Read More »

    Deadly Decades: Roe at 42

    Deadly Decades: Roe at 42

    From the diaries… In January of 1973, the Supreme Court decided that women have the right to an abortion, and the legality of such a procedure was granted. To “celebrate” this decision’s 42nd birthday, NARAL Pro-Choice America recognized it with an event called “Realizing the Promise: Roe at 42″ on Monday, March 30. Throughout the day, the hashtag #RoeAt42 appeared, as women celebrated, congratulated, encouraged, honored | Read More »

    @#BoycottIndiana

    Yesterday I was reading and listening to all the commentary on the Indiana RFRA, and I wrote down the following thoughts I had on the issue: If believing that God and His commands must come before all else, and congregating, worshiping, and behaving in accordance to that conviction can be a form of religion, then refusing to engage in or honor objectionable behavior in accordance | Read More »

    Let’s change who we currently are

    Yesterday Mike Pence capitulated and without further ado I will ask this simple question: Why do libs always win? The answer lies in exploring who we are and who we need to be. We’re Curmudgeons. We are the “get off our lawn people.” we see protests and instead of actively engaging the issue with demonstrations of our own, we cluck our tongues, shake our heads | Read More »

    Freedom of Religion

    Freedom of Religion

    The one thing about the RFRA law passed in Indiana, and now more recently in Arkansas, is that I am going to ask why? Why do we have to have our religious freedom “restored” in this country. According to the 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution – Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof… Now, | Read More »

    Being President Doesn’t Mean Having Everything Your Way

    How many times have we heard President Obama or his minions explain his highly questionable executive actions by saying, “He had to do it because congress didn’t do anything.” Whoa! Have I moved to a different country? If congress isn’t doing what the President wants, the President needs to go up to the hill and work it out. That’s what Ronald Reagan did. That’s what | Read More »

    Proof Hillary is Running for Obama’s 3rd Term

    Re-posted from World Net Daily That infamous White House fly on the wall (the one that landed on Obama’s face) was all ears (and wings) when President Obama secretly met with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week. “Secret” was the operative word since the meeting was not on the president’s official schedule. At its conclusion, White House press secretary Josh Earnest told the | Read More »

    Government-run Transparency Site is Now Even LESS Transparent

    Last summer, I wrote about how an audit by the GAO of the government-run transparency site, (USASpending.gov), revealed that more than 90% of the information found on there was inaccurate. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) audited spending data from 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, by comparing government agency records with those found on USASpending.gov. The GAO reported that only 2-7% | Read More »

    No Conservative Or Republican Is Saying This, AND I’M SICK OF IT!!!

    For those of you who don’t know about Baronelle Stutzman, she’s a 70-year old florist and a devout Christian who lives in southern Washington state (not near to Seattle). She had frequently done business with a same-sex couple for several years. But when they asked her to provide flowers for the couple’s upcoming homosexual “wedding”, Stutzman said she couldn’t due to her religious beliefs; in | Read More »

    Seriously … what is so difficult about this?

    I don’t get it. Is there some sort of GOP bylaw that says that Republicans should at all times avoid as much as possible having to make a case for their own policies or arguing back against disingenuous talking heads? I saw this with George W. Bush, I’ve seen this with Republicans in Congress and I’m seeing it now with Republicans in Indiana – this | Read More »

    The New Yorker Calls GOP ‘Opportunistic’, ‘Fear-Mongering’ Over Iran Opposition

    The New Yorker Calls GOP 'Opportunistic', 'Fear-Mongering' Over Iran Opposition

    The Obama-worshipping sycophantic media always presumes his motives are pure and conservatives are crass and evil.  And they just keep proving it over and over again. The New Yorker penned this piece titled “A Calculated Risk” which lays the blame for Iran’s nuclear ambitions on Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft.   No kidding. Ford’s talks failed, as did negotiations undertaken by the Carter Administration. In | Read More »

    Cochran Forms Exploratory Committee

    Fresh off his 20 point victory for his 7th Senate term, is reportedly forming a Presidential Exploratory Committee for the 2016 race. He’ll provide balance to the principled, articulate, and conservative candidates that are currently mentioned in the polls. Presuming this will be a turnout election, Cochran’s appeal to Mississippi voters should spill over into neighboring states assuring Republicans of increasing their vote totals in the | Read More »

    The Failure of Public Education

    Public education began in the United States in the 1800’s but did not become widespread until the early 20th century. Public schools today are an easy target for anyone wanting to lament about how bad our education system has become. Every politician wants to be the “education guy”. Who does not want improved education? No amount of dollars or reforms in the current model will | Read More »

    US Senate 1st Period Interim Reports

    As of March 31st, we are one-eighth through the 114th Congress of the United States Senate.  One thing most obvious right now is that more amendments to bills have been considered, debated and voted upon in three months than has occurred over the previous 24 months with Reid in control.  That is a good thing.  The second observation is that the Democratic Party is no | Read More »

    Marco Rubio’s Path to the Presidency Should be Deferred

    In the interest of full disclosure,  in 2009, during the Senate campaign, my wife and I saw speak at a private fundraiser at someone’s home. We were new to politics, but after the 2008 election of Barack Hussein O. we knew we had to look out for the future of our children and our country.  We were very impressed at the fundraiser. (Our Rubio 2010 bumper | Read More »

    The Time to Choose

    Christians, it is time to CHOOSE who you will support with your votes for the future. I urge you, not to be stubborn or insecure of your knowledge in engaging in the political process. Your voice needs to ring loud and clear that we ARE a nation founded on Christian principles of love of Man (life), freedom for all (Liberty), and the Right to choose | Read More »

    ESPN’s Jason Whitlock: We Need To Be Fighting Against Discriminatory Policies Like Indiana’s

    ESPN sports commentator Jason Whitlock on Tuesday’s episode of Pardon The Interruption came out against the first amendment’s free exercise of religion protections when he said that policies like those passed last week in Indiana, that protect business owners and others from having their religious belies violated by the government, are discriminatory and are what people need to be fighting against. Whitlock also said that | Read More »

    Hey Christie!!!! you’re at least 6 weeks short…(watch this video of a 14 week fetus clapping hands)

    Well, Chris Christie says he is proudly “pro-life”..as long as that life has been around longer than 20 weeks.  Prior to that, the fetus, is..well…dependent on the kindness and morality of others..but absent any protection of law. So, watch this amazing video of a 14 week ultrasound, as the baby enthusiastically celebrates his upcoming birth with his happy parents: And maybe email it to Colorado | Read More »

    Obama’s Iran Deal Makes Israel Into a Ghetto

    Obama's Iran Deal Makes Israel Into a Ghetto

    The deadline for a political agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program has come—and gone, and yet we’re still negotiating. “We’ve made enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday. There are several difficult issues still remaining,” spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement. An Iranian negotiator, meanwhile, said his team could stay “as long as necessary” to clear the remaining hurdles. | Read More »

    Dr. Ben Carson and his uphill political battle

    If Dr. Carson chooses to run the distance, he knows he will have an uphill battle against the powers that be. However, Dr. Ben Carson represents the aspirations of the people – not the desires of the power brokers whether they be the media moguls or the good old boy network in Washington. The last powerful effort made by a God-centered man to change this country was made by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – and he was not a politician either.

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    If Democrats caved like Republicans

    Seeing Gov. Mike Pence folding up like a cheap suit on RFRA, I wonder what it is that so vastly differentiates testicular fortitude on the Left side of the aisle from the Right side.  Here I reimagine a few snippets of History, where we flip the spineless and courageous attributes of our Protagonists and Antagonists… Scene 1: : We have to pass it to find | Read More »

    Labor Dept. Refuses to Describe Investigation Into Tweet Calling Christians “Nazis”

    The Department of Labor refuses to say whether it has asked any law enforcement agencies to review an allegation made by one of its employees that she had been “hacked” after her Twitter account was used to refer to Christians in Indiana as “Nazis.” A tweet sent from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employee Elizabeth Ashack’s Twitter account on Sunday said, “People in the red | Read More »

    The Dissolution of a Country

    Why the U.S. Failed

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    Did Harry Reid Lie About His Injuries? Maybe. Is It Irrelevant?

    Did Harry Reid Lie About His Injuries?  Maybe.  Is It Irrelevant?

    I’m about to violate Betteridge’s law of headlines.  Whenever a headline ends in a question, the answer is inevitably “no.”  But I wrote this headline to purposely have a “yes” answer.  ’s eye, face, and rib injuries are irrelevant, and if he lied about them, it’s also irrelevant.  But that doesn’t stop investigative journalists from spending hours digging up evidence as if this was as | Read More »

    Thoughts on the Indiana RFRA

    Who needs comedy when you have the Left?  Want to see them go absolutely apoplectic?  Pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act that mirrors a law that has been on the Federal books for over two decades, that was co-sponsored by a Democrat (Schumer) and signed into law by a Democratic President (Clinton), and that exists in twenty other states- red, blue and every other color | Read More »

    Creflo Dollar Demands 65 Million Of Yours For Aeronautical Swag

    Televangelist Creflo Dollar needs 65 million of yours so that his ministry can acquire a new luxury jet. This is because of an engine failure that nearly resulted in tragedy but which was averted through the skill of an experienced pilot. With a new aircraft, the ministry assures that Dollar will be able to continue the mission of spreading the Gospel around the world. In | Read More »

    Meet Upcoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

    Meet Upcoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

    On the heels of ‘s retirement, he endorsed  of New York to succeed him as Senate Minority leader. By the end of the day, Schumer appears to have locked up the needed support to win. And as it stands, all members of the leadership of the Senate Democrat Caucus have endorsed him and unless something changes, Chuck Schumer will be the next Senate Minority Leader. And if you want a | Read More »

    Northern Illinois University Consultant Paid $495K For 18 Months Of Work

    A consultant for Northern Illinois University was paid $495,000 in salary and travel expenses in what I can only describe as a get rich quick scheme. According to information obtained by the Northern Star student newspaper through FOIA request shows that NIU and President Doug Baker paid consultant Ron Walters $463,000 in salary from July of 2014 to December 31st of 2014.  The university also | Read More »

    Dear liberal, unfortunatley you made me care, and now so will you.

      A writer here on Redstate about a year ago claimed he did not care about gay marriage, or homosexuality. Honestly, I didn’t care either. I felt I really had other things in life to think about than those two topics. For example, I had groceries to buy, school to attend, and a household to support. And I would like to have been able to | Read More »

    Marita Noon: The geopolitics of oil go round and round

    Frequently calling us “the great Satan,” Iran continues to hate the U.S. Falling oil prices could serve as a death knell to America’s oil abundance (not to mention countries, such as Venezuela, that depend on oil revenues). However the low prices would, overall, be good for western economies—but bad for Iran and its friend, Russia.

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    We Are Tired of It

    For once, will our Georgia legislators stand up for us? For once will you listen to the people who send you to office rather than the deep pocket lobbyists in Atlanta? Approve Senate Bill 129 without amendment and make it a law for the average Georgian. Hear us. We are tired of it.

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    Hello World. This is a first diary from a new member.

    I am completely confused so far by the mechanics of this site, but I will learn.  

    Djibouti, the U.S. ally with “dirty hands”

    Djibouti, the U.S. ally with “dirty hands”

    “Reprehensible conduct”; “fall way a long way short of the standards of a sovereign state”; “their hands are still dirty”… These are just some of the harsh words used by a British High Court in a judgment handed down on March 23rd against the state of Djibouti. The court case revolved around the false evidence used by the administration of president Ismail Omar Guelleh to | Read More »

    Aren’t We All Looking Forward to ‘Internet at the Speed of Government?’

    We were on February 26 subjected to the hugest of Barack Obama Administration Internet power grabs. Where the Administration unilaterally decided to start applying 1934 landline telephone law to the 21st-Century-Web. This government grab was made under the guise of Network Neutrality – but this flashback-to-New-Deal phone law is oh-so-much-worse. The Administration has appointed itself the overlord of just about every private sector decision, transaction | Read More »

    The April Supreme Court Docket

    In April, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in nine cases.  They are: Bullard vs. Blue Hills Bank:  This is a bankruptcy case which asks whether the denial of confirmation of a bankruptcy plan by a bankruptcy court can be appealed.  It involves a plan which some say was agreed upon while others say they are not so sure.  Regardless, this about a nuance | Read More »

    The Problem I Have with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    Let me begin by saying that I am in favor of the goals of the RFRA both federally and the bill just recently passed in my home state of Indiana.  I do not think that individuals or owners of private businesses should be forced to compromise their religious beliefs to accommodate the social cause of the day. The problem I have is that once again | Read More »

    Indiana: RFRA, History & Traditional Christiantity vs ‘Big Little Government’

    I’ll start by saying that as issue go, gay-marriage/gay-rights is not one of my majors. It’s not that I support the left’s position on this one – I don’t – it’s just that in the scheme of things that are happening right now (the diminishing of our superpower status abroad, the wholesale swindling of the taxpayer to fund ‘green energy’ scams & high-density ‘smart’ development | Read More »

    Let’s make them bake a cake for once

    As the homosexual community erupts in flames over Indiana’s religious freedom law, and sanctimonious businesses threaten to pull out of Indiana(I suggest they go to California and enjoy the much more business friendly environment out there) I can’t help but wonder if Governor Mike Pence will hold the line or if he will cave. I lean toward caving. Just a feeling I get. Never the | Read More »

    A Team of Rivals

    America is on a precipice, and we are near the point of no return. With over 18 trillion dollars in debt, an unsecure border, a rising threat in the Middle East, an out of control entitlement system, Obamacare, and a looming battle over the future of America’s education system and Common Core, America cannot wait for future elections to tackle these problems.  Every four years, | Read More »

    Power of the Purse: Abdicated, Not Blocked

    In a remarkable op-ed in last Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal (March 24, A 11), David Rivkin and Lee Casey call for an end to the filibuster in order to curb President Obama’s negation of Congress’ power of the purse. They argue: The Obama administration has systematically targeted critical congressional powers … It has rewritten … statutes … [and] effectively blocked Congress’s “power of the purse.”…The recent standoff | Read More »

    Rand Paul to Conservatives & Libertarians: Hang Together

    Benjamin Franklin famously said that “we must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” He was making the obvious point that when you’re faced with a determined foe who will cause great harm if you fail to defeat him the path of wisdom is to find common ground with your natural allies. Sadly, conservatives and libertarians have spent so much time squabbling | Read More »

    The stupidity of petulance: Obama’s outing of Israel’s nuclear program actually proves that pending deal with Iran will fail

    The latest example of Obama’s hostility to Israel, and loathing of Netanyahu, came to light  last week when the DoD declassified a formerly top-secret 1987 report that laid bare Israel’s nuclear program. Joe Cunningham covered the details  here at RS: What has not been discussed is how the release of the report  validates the claims that Obama’s imminent surrender  deal with Iran is actually doomed to | Read More »

    The SS Run Amok

    Long ago in the early days of January 2015 there was a squabble for who would be the House Speaker. But it was merely a family matter within the party and there would be no consequences for those who sought the seat or voted against  .  At least that’s what we were told by Boehner’s own advisors. It better be quickly forgotten, for everyone’s best interests,” said another advisor. He | Read More »

    Delusional: Lindsey Graham Likes His Chances In Iowa

    South Carolina was in Coralville, Iowa Saturday.  The latest in a steady stream of Republican and Democrat presidential hopefuls visiting the state that is home to the nations first presidential votes next year in the Iowa caucuses. Graham is expected to make his decision about running for the Republican presidential nomination in May. During his Saturday visit the Quad Cities Times reports that Graham said he | Read More »

    The Six Most Damaging Presidents in US History

    Alternet, one of my favorite Leftist sites, recently ran an article titled, “The Six Most Evil Presidents in US History.”  It is a small wonder George W. Bush did not end up on the list although he made honorable mention.  In reverse order, they were: James Buchanan- for allowing the country to descend into Civil War; Andrew Johnson- for his Reconstruction policies that allowed the proliferation | Read More »