Oregon’s Former Dem First Lady Cylvia Hayes Pleads the 5th

    Oregon's Former Dem First Lady Cylvia Hayes Pleads the 5th

    Enough has been said already about the slideshow that my state has become over the resignation of the now-former governor of Oregon, John Kitzhaber, and his fiance, have become. Moe has covered it well. The Oregonian, the state’s largest newspaper (which has endorsed him every time for reelection) could be credited for correcting their mistake by calling for his resignation and keeping the focus on | Read More »

    The Obama Drilling Game

    The Obama administration’s Interior Department recently released plans to allow offshore oil exploration and drilling off the eastern coast of the United States from Virginia to Florida.  In the states affected- Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Virginia-, there is generally wide bipartisan support.  The opposition is coming from the environmental Left, Democrats in Congress, and some misinformed interest groups.  However, we need to | Read More »

    Origins of ISIS Told In A Powerful Short Video

    This video is a much watch before the upcoming AUMF vote –   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6kdi1UXxhY     As an Iraq vet – war needs to be all out or not at all!

    Defeating Muslim Extremists: Know Your Enemy

    Back to Sun Tsu and The Art of War: Victory begins with a profound understanding of your adversary.  With the Somali Islamists threatening to attack American shopping malls as they did in Nairobi last year, and the President refusing to utter the phrase “Islamic terrorism”, it is no wonder that the portion of Americans who believe that we are winning this war is down to 15%. | Read More »

    IMPEACH NOW (another plea now that we have the Senate.)

    Since the last time: Impeach now. Not later. Now. Not “only after American lives have been killed by ISIS”. Not “only if he refuses to secure the border.” Not “only if he takes over the world’s greatest promoter of freedom, the Internet.” Not “only if he nominates someone with even less respect for the law than former AG Holder.” Not “only after we get control | Read More »

    GOP Leaders are Obama’s Cheap Date

    GOP Leaders are Obama's Cheap Date

    House Speaker , ever the gentleman—and a sharp dresser—reminds the House membership of their obligations: “Members should wear appropriate attire during all sittings of the House, however brief their appearances on the floor may be. You know who you are,” Boehner said to laughter. We know this is the most important business the House will be taking up this session. “Following the basic standards of | Read More »

    Internet Freedom Comes from Markets Not Government

    Progressives are good at use and abuse of language, in particular defining their agenda items in terms of the broad goals rather than actual impact of their proposals. Hence, we see and hear earnest advocates for “net neutrality” argue about how great the internet is and would be if only the wonderful ‘net neutrality’ that it is built on it is guaranteed – by a | Read More »

    Obama’s Bizzaro Middle East

    The Obama regime has turned the entirety of the Middle East political landscape upside down. Apparently there is nothing of substance in this country’s historical alliance with Israel, and the regime is now behaving as if our relationship with sponsors of worldwide terrorism means more to us. And it’s nothing short of surreal. Just days ago, in a Q&A with , Secretary of State affirmed | Read More »

    Obama’s View of Life Through the Lens of Victimhood

    The Obama view transcends typical bleeding heart liberal philosophy. It sees government assistance not merely as means to fulfill a need, but as a bridge to compensation for being born into victimhood.

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    Why I’m Signing Wisconsin’s Freedom to Work Legislation

    Why I’m Signing Wisconsin’s Freedom to Work Legislation

    From the diaries. Welcome Governor Scott Walker to the front page of RedState. When I took office as governor of Wisconsin in 2011, I called together our new Republican majority in the legislature and told them it was time to “put up or shut up.” As the elected leaders of our state, we owed it to our fellow Wisconsinites to follow through with our promises | Read More »

    If Bill O’Reilly is a Liar, then David Corn is a Murderer

    If Bill O'Reilly is a Liar, then David Corn is a Murderer

    David Corn has joined ranks with the 9/11 truthers, and now proudly sports his own tin-foil hat. Corn said he was surprised by O’Reilly’s “use of rhetoric that had a violent tone to it,” and while he isn’t personally concerned, he does have friends and family who are worried about him. Maddow agreed that was an “explicit threat” to both him and the Times. David | Read More »

    Non-Partisan Existentialism Explained

    Non-Partisan Existentialism Explained

    What better way to start your day than with a video of our Secretary of State criticizing Prime Minister Netanyahu for “profoundly forward leaning” with respect to Bush’s war against Iraq? You know, the war that Jean Carré was for before he was against? “Actually, for the record, George W. Bush won that war. Barack Obama lost it to ISIS.” – Gateway Pundit Meanwhile, Susan | Read More »

    What’s wrong with this picture? We give Algeria $100 million+ each year in foreign aid, and Algeria sends $500k to the Clinton foundation.

    hasn’t hesitated to go after the Clintons, and the burgeoning scandal involving contributions by foreign governments to the Clinton foundation should give him a lot more ammunition, especially if he frames the issue in the right way. The story so far concerns the impropriety/illegality of the Clinton foundation receiving contributions from foreign governments while she was SecState, as a means to curry favor with the | Read More »

    Following Jesus Into The Storm

    Following Jesus Into The Storm

    Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He | Read More »

    The March Supreme Court Docket

    There are several high profile cases on the Court’s oral argument calendar in March.  So, in order of argument: Arizona State Legislature vs. Arizona Redistricting Commission- This has the potential to be a huge case.  At issue is who should be responsible for redistricting federal congressional districts.  Under Article I of the Constitution, redistricting is left to the states and for the vast bulk of | Read More »

    Southern Baptist Functionary Lays Claim To Your Extraneous Income

    According to Southern Baptist Missions Board President David Platt, Christians ought to set for themselves a financial spending cap. The justification for this principle can be found in the admonition that godliness with contentment is great gain. Interestingly, Platt is not providing this advice so that you might provide better for yourself in the rocky times ahead likely to result from a declining economy. Instead, | Read More »

    Use our Wallets and Purses in Service of the Cause

    Use our Wallets and Purses in Service of the Cause In any game or war or contest, each side needs to use its weapons and advantages. The Left controls most of the cultural high ground, the MSM, Hollywood, the universities, the government run K12 schools, the music, TV, the liberal mainline churches and most of the foundations. Conservatives control our wallets and purses, and we | Read More »

    Draft Condi 2016

    Condoleezza Rice for the Republican presidential ticket in 2016

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    And the Winner of the GOP Senate CaveDate is…

    I don’t have an answer. All I know is that Senate Republicans are the lowest turd in the septic tank.

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    Picking a Hostage We Can Shoot

    Of course, it’s not the Republican party that made DHS funding a hostage in the fight over Obama’s executive order on immigration.  That was a decision of Democratic senators.  But it’s hardly shocking this happened, and that put the Republican Congress in a ridiculous position.  Americans don’t really want to cut off money to DHS.  How does letting that happen help the Republican brand?  It’s not realistic to think Obama | Read More »

    How to Rescue Stopping Obama’s Amnesty from McConnell’s Cave-in

    The latest news is that Senate leader McConnell, having failed to break united Democrat opposition to the House DHS funding bill that also defunded Obama’s executive amnesty, has thrown in the towel. In remarks on the Senate floor Monday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated he has no choice: “Now, my preference is still to debate and pass the funding legislation that’s currently before | Read More »

    Decoding Obama: No, Muslims Did Not Found America

    Obama recently claimed, “Islam has been woven into the fabric of America since its founding.” This is both true and false. It is true in the sense that Islam posed a threat to America’s early existence. The North African Islamic Barbary Pirates proved to be a significant impetus towards uniting a divided colonial delegation to sign the Constitution and strengthen their Navy and Marine Corps. | Read More »

    When Something Hurts

    Franklin Graham and beyond. Thoughts on the state of American Christianity

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    Taqiyya Sunrise at Obama’s Countering Violent Extremism Summit

    Muslims have a whole science devoted to deception: Hiyal, meaning secrecy or concealment. Then there’s Kitman, the art of making ambiguous statements or omission of key information. Idtirar is a similar, subtly different term. Most often, we see Muslim deception referred to as Taqiyya. The Clarion Project says: “Islamists interpret their scripture to say that they are allowed to lie about the nature of Islam | Read More »

    Follow the Money: BICEP

    Follow the Money: BICEP

    Last week, Citigroup announced an initiative to finance $100 billion in renewable energy investments to fight climate change and fund other environmental protection projects. This announcement comes after the bank reached a previous $50 billion goal to invest in green projects set in 2007. Citigroup’s CFO Michael Corbat claimed that the undertaking was a simple investment, not philanthropy. However, the strategy for this initiative was | Read More »


    Congressman Ron Barber was the last head to be severed off by right-wing terrorists in the in the aftermath of the violent uprising that started on November 4th of 2014. Most of us just called this Election Day.

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    Just Like Obamacare: Free Internet!

    Just Like Obamacare: Free Internet!

    As Yael Abergel pointed out to us yesterday, Lady M enjoyed dinner with friends at Rose’s Luxury Restaurant – where according to the owner they ordered “pretty much the whole menu.”  So just to clarify: “#Gimme5” technically means “gimme 5 of everything!” And amazingly, people are still talking about the incredible acting skills that MO and BO displayed in the Lets Move! video. What, they just | Read More »

    Videos: Guy Who Convinced Obama to Dramatically Ramp Up Internet Power Grab – Is an Uber-Boob

    Tomorrow’s Barack Obama Administration Internet unilateral uber-power grab is larger, worse and more heinous than it was just four months ago. That is because Obama-campaign-cash-bundling Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has knuckled under to the President’s November demand to ramp it WAY up. What preceded President Obama’s November demand? This: In a lucky coincidence, Tumblr Chief Executive David Karp , who attended the | Read More »

    America Funds Palestinian Terror and America Should Pay Victims

    America Funds Palestinian Terror and America Should Pay Victims

    Is the U.S. jury trial system fair?  Is it efficient?  Does it arrive at the truth (most of the time)? Yes, yes, and yes. So when a federal jury in New York found the PLO and PA liable for damages for six acts of terror in Israel, and awarded survivors $218.5 million, why is it going to be so difficult to pay the plaintiffs their due? | Read More »

    Giving Up is Not an Option

    As a former radio talk host who railed against the encroaching evil of liberal theology, the one thing I never did was give up hope that America would cease to be that “city on a hill”! I still believe in her and the founding principles in spite of how far left she has been steered. But what gives us hope when we witness the onslaught | Read More »

    Why the DNC Soul-Searching Will Not Work

    In a few words, the reason is: its BS.  Making proclamations that they have to have greater outreach to Southern whites makes little sense since they characterize Southern whites as a band of racists beholden to a racist political party.  One need look at one simple internal inconsistency in their analysis. Soon after coming to the realization that they have to do better with the | Read More »

    Net Neutrality: The Latest Progressive Power Grab

    Progressives have had the Internet in their crosshairs for a long time now.  They have sought to control it and to tax it.  Net Neutrality is their latest attempt to seize power over the Internet so as to increase government revenues and eventually choke off those who criticize the Progressive movement. Like so many Progressive schemes, it is marketed to sound like it is a | Read More »

    Palestinian Authority Directly Responsible for Terrorist Attacks on Israel

    My colleagues and I at the ACLJ have long warned about the dangers of embracing the Palestinian “unity government” formed by the Palestine Authority and the terrorist group Hamas.

    Now a federal court has held that the Palestinian Authority itself is directly responsible for terrorist attacks carried out on Israeli civilians.

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    Barack Hussein Obama is Not Just Unfit as Commander in Chief, He’s Guilty of Treason

    Governor Bobby Jindal recently asserted that Barack Obama “is unfit to be commander in chief.” He’s half right. America’s situation is dire because Obama is also guilty of aiding, abetting, harboring, and funding known enemies to America. Obama created, funds, and used the U.S. military to train ISIS in Jordan and Qatar. Even one of ISIS’s leaders, Yousef al-Salafi in Pakistan, told reporters that, “the | Read More »

    ‘Real’ Solutions to Hillary’s 2016 Branding Problem

    Re-posted from National Review This past weekend the Washington Post ran a piece with the headline: “The making of Hillary 5.0: Marketing wizards help re-imagine Clinton brand.” The title caught my eye because back in December, here at National Review, I penned a piece titled “Hillary Has a Brand.” That headline, along with numerous bullet points detailing Hillary’s brand, was lifted (as the piece explains) | Read More »

    #GimmeFive for Obama’s 5th Let’s Move Aniversary…Then Go Away.

    #GimmeFive for Obama's 5th Let's Move Aniversary...Then Go Away.

    I don’t know what’s worse; that Big Guy keeps making videos like this while ISIS continues to kidnap, rape, torture and kill it’s way across the Middle East… Or that he looks so natural while doing it. In fact, he’s so good at acting that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences could have avoided all the bad press about being too white simply | Read More »

    Obama Has More Faith in Iranians Than Americans

    Obama Has More Faith in Iranians Than Americans

    So we have confirmation of why the State Department is not playing nice and sharing with Israel all their Machiavellian machinations with Iran.  From Ben Shapiro: On Monday, the Associated Press revealed details of the pending negotiation between the Obama administration and the Iranian government regarding the Iranian nuclear program. The bottom line: Obama, as his critics have suggested for years, is perfectly willing to | Read More »

    Scott Walker and the Isosceles Triangle

    “The Wizard of Oz” played an important part in my childhood. It has a place in our family history as the first movie my 87-year-old mother ever saw. As a child growing up in the 1970s, I could only see it once a year when it aired on network television, usually around Easter. We huddled around the TV and were entirely enchanted by the visually | Read More »

    Free Trade: Yes or No?

    Practically every article I read on this subject suggests that the Republican majority in Congress and the Obama administration can easily find common ground and pass any pending free trade agreements.  So what is the hold up?   has recently mentioned that he intends to put this at the front of his agenda on the House Ways and Means Committee and get something done. The | Read More »

    You MUST Watch This Video. The Left Demolished by a Twelve Year Old

    You MUST Watch This Video.  The Left Demolished by a Twelve Year Old

    CJ Pearson for Congress Senate President! This young man is, as we say in Georgia, raised right.  Don’t pardon the pun, savor it. Here’s how he begins: “My name is CJ Pearson, and today I just want to applaud mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about President Barack Obama. “Here’s the truth of the matter… “President Obama, you don’t love America” And he’s just getting | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Name your enemy

    It has recently been revealed that Russia is laundering tens of millions of dollars through Bermuda, which the California-based Sea Change Foundation doles out to some of the most prominent and politically active anti-fossil fuel groups such as the Sierra Club and the Natural Resource Defense Council. Reports indicate that OPEC countries funded the anti-fracking movies Gasland and Promise Land. Of course, we know that billionaire activist Tom Steyer—with no guile—announced $100 million in the 2014 election cycle for candidates who opposed the Keystone pipeline.

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    Hollywood’s Self-Indulgent Delusional Demagoguery

    Last night, Hollywood conducted its annual ritual of worshiping at the altar of self-indulgence and self-love, the Oscars.

    As part of this cultish ritual, the event included the traditional parade of political leftist propaganda. The liberal elites of Hollywood take to the microphone to tout whatever the leftist cause de jour happens to be, as the rest of Hollywood eats it up with standing ovations.

    For anyone who has an ounce of critical thinking ability (critical thinking, not PC dogmatic zombism), it’s almost unbearable to watch (it’s like watching sausage being made, with rotten meat, and then watching someone eat it, on prime-time TV).

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    Matt Bevin fell for ObamaCare’s next big lie

    We all know by now that President Barack Obama was lying when he said if you like your health insurance you can keep it, but Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin apparently didn’t get the memo about another lie. There is no provision in the so-called “Affordable Care Act” for states dumb enough to accept the Medicaid expansion to later rescind their acceptance despite presidential claims | Read More »

    Beware – the Government Food Police are on the prowl

    Everybody jokingly refers to the ‘fashion police’, the ‘speech police’ and of course, with the unprecedented involvement of the President’s wife in nutritional rules and regulations in schools – along with former Mayor Bloomberg’s attempt to limit beverage choices, the ‘food police’. Even so, the idea of actual ‘food police’ sounds comical. No one would actually go so far as to propose that we be | Read More »

    Crazy is as Crazy Does

    http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com In a surprising policy shift, the White House spent last weekend talking up terrorism. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson turned to CNN to warn Americans that terrorists want to blow up their malls. In terms eerily similar to vice president Joe Biden’s Swine Flu counsel, Johnson said, “If anyone is planning to go to the Mall of America today, they’ve got | Read More »

    Ted Cruz Never Punts

    TED CRUZ IS ALWAYS ON OFFENSE Ted Cruz never punts because he’s too busy staying on offense.   Cruz never allows the media to control the narrative he forces them to follow his narrative.  I think the best example of this was a while back when Cruz was on Meet The Press with Chuck Schumer.   Gregory wanted Cruz to come out one way or | Read More »

    Please support the DGA (Democratic Governors Association)

    This is the political silly season. The final postmortems from the last election have been written, and everyone is busy speculating about 2016. Curious piece in today’s National Journal.  The National Governors Association is meeting in DC, and Montana Governor Steve Bullock, head of the DGA has been busy promoting Joe Manchin and as really good candidates for 2016. http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/dga-leaders-talk-up-manchin-and-heitkamp-for-governor-in-2016-20150221 Would that it be so. | Read More »

    The Watercooler ~ PoliticalPews

    Anyone who really knows me from my writings at RedState knows that my faith informs my political views. I have been writing diaries here for over three years and — like many of you — struggle with how to incorporate biblical values back into the political discourse in the public square. It is a huge failure on the part of the church that we have | Read More »

    Oscar Performances and The Incredible Lightness of Being in Hollywood

    Oscar Performances and The Incredible Lightness of Being in Hollywood

    I don’t know about you, butt I needed a little break from politics and the real world and what better place to find respite from reality than in Hollywood? So I made myself a martini (gin, dry, with a twist) and watched the Oscars. Thankfully I hadn’t seen any of the movies nominated except Whiplash which was a big, big hit at last year’s Sundance | Read More »

    Data Head: Is Scott Walker too Conservative to win?

    The Daily Kos provides endless fodder for the left. It is a good barometer of the liberal, progressive, Marxist movement. This recent article was meant to position Scott Walker as too conservative. And it takes pot-shots at the correlation between income and political orientation. However, I would like to draw two separate conclusions from the same data (the charts below represent this data). I explicate these | Read More »