What if, for 50 years AFTER Columbus discovered America, there had been no more expeditions to the New World?

    June 3rd is the 50th anniversary of Ed White’s space walk during Gemini 4. White, who was tragically killed a few  years later during an Apollo training exercise, along with Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, became the first American to perform an EVA. If you’ve forgotten, or weren’t born then, enjoy the video: A few years later, we landed on the moon.  The entire | Read More »

    DACA: Obama’s Political Legacy

    In June 2012, the Obama administration announced a change to existing immigration policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which allowed undocumented immigrants who entered the country before age 16 and June 2007 to receive work permits and exempted them from deportation.  These are the people who who are frequently referred to as “dreamers” although the “dream” was usually that of the adult illegally | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Another domino falls in the anti-fossil fuel movement’s crusade

    This inaccurate definition allows for the recent spate of minor tremors to be blamed on “fracking,” when, in fact, if they are the result of oil-and-gas activity, they are reportedly caused by injection wells—which “inject” water that comes up as part of the drilling process, into wells miles below the surface. Injection wells, which may be far from the drilling site, can be used whether or not the well is stimulated using hydraulic fracturing. The U.S. Geological Survey study states: “Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as ‘fracking,’ does not appear to be linked to the increased rate of magnitude 3 and larger earthquakes.” Yet, anti-fossil fuel groups continue to scare the public with such claims.

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    The Strange Affinity of the Political Left for Islam

    . . . why are many liberals and other Leftists either sympathetic to Islam (especially the militant kind) or at least in favor of appeasement? There seems to be little or no similarity between Islamic beliefs and the beliefs of most people on the Left. Perhaps it is because of the old adage “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

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    Memorial Day, 2015

    Like many others, I’ve been reflecting this Memorial Day weekend on the countless men and women who have given their lives for this country and the ideals upon which it was founded.  I have thought about so many brave Americans who didn’t hesitate to throw themselves into harms way when called, and who breathed their last breath in lands far from home.   I’ve thought much | Read More »

    Is the NSA Really “Spying” On Us?

    There is a huge hullabaloo brewing over the Patriot Act, specifically Section 215, and its reauthorization.  The program of collecting metadata from Internet and other communication sources is set to expire on May 31st and Congress must make a decision soon about whether to continue, cease, or alter the program.  First made public by Edward Snowden, this is an NSA program that collects bulk data | Read More »

    Is Rush Limbaugh a RINO?

    In this writer’s view, the biggest problem conservative voters face is betrayal by candidates who lie about what they will do if elected, those who promise sunshine but deliver moonshine. Because the United States leans conservative, RINO conservative poseurs have the greatest need to lie in order to win elections. But many do not seem to agree. On April 14, Rush Limbaugh effusively praised an egregious phony, | Read More »

    It’s Not Kosher: Z Street vs the IRS

    The recent Z Street Case against the IRS before the D.C. Court of Appeals is a notable example of egregious behavior by IRS employees. Z Street is a group that was created in order to educate “the public about Zionism; about the facts relating to the Middle East and to the existence of Israel as a Jewish State; and about Israel’s right to refuse to | Read More »

    The Battle of Ramadi

    The Battle of Ramadi

    In April and May 2004, the 4th Marines—the very same units that stormed the beach at Iwo Jima—took heavy losses while engaging insurgents loyal to Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party in heavy fighting for the city of Ramadi. USA Today posted this report, On April 6, Lance Cpl. Deshon Otey, 24, of Hardin, Ky., was the sole survivor of an attack on his Humvee that killed seven | Read More »

    It’s Time to Re-Evaluate the “Patriot Act”

    On February 28, 1933, in the aftermath of the burning of the Reichstag, Paul Von Hindenburg, President of the Weimar Republic, signed a decree “for the protection of the people and the State.” It stated: “Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and association; and violations of the privacy of | Read More »

    If Monopolies are Bad, Why are Unions Good?

    One of the biggest suggestions by those on the Left for decreasing income inequality and “restoring the middle class” is increased unionization of the workforce.  Bernie Sanders has made this an important cog of his campaign and others on the Left are writing articles which show that income inequality increased in America as the power of unions declined.  In 1973, almost 25% of the private | Read More »

    Jeb’s Iraq Fumble

    Jeb Bush’s recent fumble of Meghan Kelly’s query of whether, “knowing what was known at the time, would you have invaded Iraq” was discouraging for the content – “yes”,  “I didn’t understand the question”, “I love my brother” – but more for his failure to preempt the obvious line of eventual Democratic attack with a concise, but complete policy statement. What would that look like? | Read More »

    Outrageous Assault On Freedom Of Press Taking Place In Bloomington, IL

    Nora Dukowitz On Friday Nora Dukowitz, the Communications Director for the city of Bloomington, IL had a local talk radio reporter Josh “Fistbump” Schmidgall served with a Restraining Order and is attempting to keep him and his employer The Cities 92.9 FM from asking questions of Ms. Dukowitz and the city. Schimdgall and The Cities 92.9 have been attempting to get Ms. Dukowitz | Read More »

    America’s Need for Political Intervention

    America’s Need for Political Intervention

    Political dishonesty is all the rage among incumbent politicians and candidates seeking office today.  Perhaps we should just call it dishonesty since the lines distinguishing politicians, special interest groups, and the media are difficult to discern.  In this fast-paced age of media sound bytes, it is tough for Americans to separate fact from fiction based upon political rhetoric and biased media reporting. It is no | Read More »

    How Your U.S. Senator Voted on Fast-Tracking ObamaTrade

    How Your U.S. Senator Voted on Fast-Tracking ObamaTrade

    Yesterday, the Senate granted TPA (trade promotion authority, also known as “fast-track”) to President Obama in order to negotiate the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership). The TPP has been dubbed in conservative circles as “ObamaTrade,” due to the nature of how the final deal will come about. The parameters of the deal have been secret so far. Maybe there are provisions they don’t want the public to see? | Read More »

    American Political Dynasties: A (Somewhat) Humorous Look

    For a country that broke free of the British Empire ruled over by despotic kings and queens based on ancestry, we sure do love political dynasties in this country.  Follow me on this mythical political trek into the future. In 2016, in an election where the people were asked to decide between the lesser of two evils, Hillary Clinton narrowly defeats former Florida Governor Jeb | Read More »

    Let’s All Cast The First Stone

    Let's All Cast The First Stone

    I wrote a post about Josh Duggar on my personal blog, which seems to have gone viral.  I didn’t post it on RedState because the topic wasn’t really something that RS’ers deal with.  But this post is more about our culture and Christianity.  So here it is. It is dismaying and disturbing how many Christians are crying for Josh Duggar’s scalp. I can understand non-Christians craving | Read More »

    Obama Sabotages Border Enforcement; May Plan to Create “Country within a Country”

    Tuesday night on Fox News’s “Hannity,” the host interviewed conservative author Ann Coulter, who has a new book coming out, in June. The title itself confirms the fears of many Americans familiar with the Obama administration’s apparent quest to push, squeeze, and thrust illegals into American society by the millions. The title of Ann’s new book is: Adios, America: the Left’s Plan to Turn America | Read More »

    Louisiana Senator Vitter To Expose Obama Anti-Small Business Policies

    Senate Small Business Committee Chairman, David Vitter, is taking a stand to end the Obama Administration’s rampant anti-small business policies. On May 19, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 83% sent a letter to SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet asking for a complete list of all the firms the SBA reported as small businesses in fiscal year 2014. He also asked for the volume of | Read More »

    Consumers Benefit from Open Skies

    Crony capitalism comes in many forms but one of the most pernicious is protectionism.  Corporations and their political allies in the government will stack the deck making it difficult, if not impossible, for competition to take place.  In the short-run, companies that push protectionist policies benefit while consumers are harmed by a lack of choices and often-higher prices than those produced by a free market. Politicians | Read More »

    The Watercooler ~ He Is Able

    I was able recently to join a bunch of like-minded Christians to seriously pray for America. For an extended length of time. It was so refreshing and encouraging to be with others who see all the same discouraging and destructive forces that we all see and battle every day. Forces that seem to be overwhelming and suffocating our nation. Don’t forget the power that is | Read More »

    Another Dubious Obama Legacy: No experience needed to be president

    Re-posted from National Review Online Both parties are succumbing to the new normal in the age of Obama. Recently a spate of articles have unleashed the rumor that if crowned the Democratic party’s 2016 presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton is likely to select Julian Castro, the secretary of housing and urban development (HUD), as her running mate. Keep in mind, Castro has been HUD secretary only | Read More »

    I’m Standing With Pat

    I am proud to say I have been a viewer, reader, and supporter of Pat Buchanan for decades.  I have watched all the different shows that he has either participated in or founded.  His career as a commentator has stretched from the 1970’s with his radio program the Buchanan – Barden Program and his commentaries for NBC.  His work in television has helped shape a | Read More »

    Canadian Jeweler Imbues Wedding Ring with Gay Hate Cooties

    Canadian Jeweler Imbues Wedding Ring with Gay Hate Cooties

    It appears that Sauron is living in Toronto, where he eeks out a meager living as a jeweler.  Making rings of power has always been his speciality, and imbuing them with subtle yet powerful evil is his passion. So when a lesbian couple entered his store and ordered custom wedding rings, they had no idea they were dealing with the Lord of Darkness. Nicole White | Read More »

    Higher Electricity/Heating Bills Coming Soon

    On June 1st, the EPA is expected to publish their final rule implementing Obama’s executive order to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30% of 2005 levels by 2030.  This executive order was issued last June.  It was a behemoth of an executive order coming in at 645 pages (which may be a record).  The President has the authority under the Clean Air Act of 1970. | Read More »

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL) Wants US To Go To War With Syria’s Assad

    One of the two leading warhawks in the House of Representatives, Illinois congressman Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) 47%(with Rep. Peter King (R-NY) 43% of New York the other) took to the House floor on Wednesday to give a short speech on the problem of ISIS, who captured Ramadi, Iraq over the weekend and the Syrian civil war that partially | Read More »

    The USPS is in desperate need of reform

    The United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) is in desperate need of reform. Once a revered pillar of our country, they have lost sight of their core mission and it is costing taxpayers greatly. Instead of focusing on mail delivery, the U.S.P.S. has shifted towards services like the delivery of flowers and groceries, which are losing money. It is not surprising that they announced they suffered | Read More »

    Vanita Gupta loves her some black people

    But perhaps the most interesting thing about Gupta, is that like almost every single “progressive” in the news (including those who work in the media), who almost all live in Chevy Chase (Chris Matthews) or Bethesda (Cokie Roberts) in suburban Maryland, or in DC neighborhoods like Kent or Berkeley (Andrea Mitchell, Jay Carney) that are so wealthy most long term DC residents have never heard of them, Gupta has demonstrated preferences in her residential real estate choices. She didn’t buy a house in up-and-coming LeDroit Park, Bloomingdale, Trinidad, or Anacostia, and send her child to a charter school with an African American majority or large minority. She bought a $1.4 million home on Clarendon’s Highland Street in zip code 20001, where her neighbors include Chuck Todd (in the minimally more diverse zipcode adjacent, 22203), and, as virtually her only black neighbors, MSNBC regular/Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson’s family.

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    Follow the Money: Export-Import Bank

    Follow the Money: Export-Import Bank

    “There are two types of businesses: successful ones that don’t need financial assistance from the government, and unsuccessful ones that don’t deserve it.” This line from Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint in a recent column perfectly underscores the reason for principled opposition to the Export-Import Bank by conservatives. Unfortunately, a major entity in the business world with whom conservatives often find common political ground is | Read More »

    UPDATED: A suggestion for the 6-10 Republicans who are about to be excluded from the FOX debate: hold you own debate the next day

    Note: Jay Cost at The Weekly Standard as a column out today, 5/23, “Ten is too few” which discusses many of the points I raised below. Well worth reading.  And note his comments about the recent epic fails of polls. We’re just getting reports about how FOX, which is hosting the first GOP presidential debate, is going to handle the “problem” of having too many candidates. | Read More »

    U.S. Marine Corps Begins F-35B Operational Trials

    Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs arrived aboard the USS WASP this week to mark the beginning of the first shipboard phase of the F-35B Operational Test (OT-1). According to the report: The at-sea period will continue aboard USS WASP for the next two weeks, with fleet representative aircraft and maintenance personnel from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine | Read More »

    The Left’s Nightmarish View of America

    You can always count on the fine folks at Alternet to be at the forefront of creating mass hysteria in the public should we elect a Republican President in 2016.  They start with the supposition that the House will remain in control of the GOP (highly likely) and also the Senate (also likely, but less so than the House).  A recent article by Steve Rosenfeld outlines | Read More »

    Why Boston Must Be Evangelized

    Why Boston Must Be Evangelized

      If Samuel Adams were to time-travel and suddenly appear on Purchase Street in Boston, a block or two from South Station, he wouldn’t recognize much of his old city.  His church however, is still there (the Old South Congregational Church, now known as the Old South Meeting House, one of the birthplaces of the American Revolution). When Adams was in Boston, it was a | Read More »

    Why several House Democrats are entering kamikaze Senate primaries

    Seane Trende, the superb election analyst at Real Clear Politics, yesterday released a new column, The GOP Is the Strongest It’s Been in Decades. Though parts are highly technical, it’s well worth reading, and should encourage conservatives. But if you don’t want to risk an attack of MEGO (My Eyes Glaze Over) it’s easy to see positive proof of Trende’s, well, trend..in the actions of three | Read More »

    ‘Hard Truths’ From The Left About Texas Bikers and Black Thugs

    'Hard Truths' From The Left About Texas Bikers and Black Thugs

    Washington Post writer Jannell Ross tried to hang racism, white supremacy, biker culture, and gun rights around Texas Republican necks in a literary lynching so stuffed full of wrong presumptions that if words were mathematical, Ross’ article would prove that gravity makes things fall up. Here’s the key takeaway from the article.  Whites are free to be either law-abiding citizens or dangerous Harley-riding savages, while blacks | Read More »

    Watch Live: Rand Paul Launches Filibuster Of Patriot Act Renewal

    Love him or hate him, it’s hard not to like this quote and what he’s doing today – “There comes to a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to accumulate and liberty and privacy to suffer.  That time is now. And I will not let the Patriot Act, the most un-patriotic of acts, go unchallenged.”    [mc_name name=’Sen. Rand Paul | Read More »

    Sex Ed: Incomplete Without Abstinence

    Sex Ed: Incomplete Without Abstinence

    A hallmark of the Left is their inability to comprehend that opposing opinions can and do exist at the same time. They’re the Thought Police, and are routinely convinced that another’s viewpoint must boil down to obsession over said subject matter. This is frequently seen in discussions regarding sex education. Conservatives hold “radical” views about sexual choices (meaning: you’re responsible for your own, regret & | Read More »

    Criminal Cronyism in Oregon

    Oregon’s former Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) and his lover Cylvia Hayes became targets of a state and federal criminal investigation after engaging in what appears to be a clear pattern of corruption when environmental groups, including ones associated with billionaire Tom Steyer, used Hayes to direct state funds and policy for their benefit. Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe described the situation as | Read More »

    Anniversary of Georgia Residency

    When consulting the calendar yesterday, I realized that on August 11, I will have been a resident of the state of Georgia for ten years.  While for the first year or two, I thought of myself as a refugee from my home state (Florida), I now realize that on balance, it was a very good move. There is one thing I have observed as a | Read More »

    Professor Grundy, Certified Racist

    No race outside of the europeans had a system that made slavery “personhood” instead of a temporary condition…there is also no race except europeans who kidnapped and transported human beings in order to enslave them and their offspring for life… in other words, deal with your sh*t, white people.  slavery is YALL thing. These are snippets of tweets from Dr. Saida Grundy, a newly hired | Read More »

    The Road to Hell is Paved with Progressive Policies

    We are all familiar with the old saying “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”.  We’ve been laying our magnificent well-intentioned road mile by mile for the past 100 years and we are nearing our destination.  Take a look around you and ask yourself if we are closer to the Utopia promised by the visionary Progressive social engineers or closer to the infamous | Read More »

    Will Congress Finally Defend Its Constitutional Turf – to Stop the EPA’s Assault on Water?

    It is an empirical fact – a metaphysical certitude. Government overreaches. And the Barack Obama Administration has the longest, most overactive arms ever. With many, many, MANY power-grabbing hands. Obama’s Legacy of Overreach Obama Amnesty ‘Unprecedented’ Threat to Constitution Obama Is Breaking The Law By Repeatedly Making Changes To ObamaCare Without Going Through Congress Net Neutrality Power Grab Is Worse than ObamaCare The Coming Climate | Read More »

    Georgia Right to Life Bullies Congress Against Pro-Life Bill

    Georgia Right to Life Bullies Congress Against Pro-Life Bill

    In Bible-belt Georgia, one would think that pro-life organizations would support the federal “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” which imposes a 20 week abortion ban (with exceptions for rape and incest).  The bill passed the House last week generally along party lines, 242-184.  But one pro-life organization vigorously opposed this bill. Georgia Right to Life wrote that the bill, H.R. 36, “contains dangerous exceptions | Read More »

    Why does it take 12 State Dep’t staffers working full time 13 months to review 55,000 emails, when Hillary had a few aides review 125,000 emails in a few weeks?

    Someone really needs to remind Hillary: When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Except she can’t. The hits just keep on coming. Yesterday, the NY Times revealed  emails from  a second, secret email account, except that her lawyer said it wasn’t used while she was SecState. Except it was. Now, the State Dept has asked a federal judge, who is handling several lawsuits | Read More »

    Obama admin knew about Benghazi and gun running

    Everything we’ve been saying since the events of Benghazi happened were finally confirmed thanks to the all the hard work by the team at Judicial Watch. In documents and reports that they were able to obtain, it proves that the Obama administration knew of the pending attack on the Benghazi consulate 10 days in advance. They also confirm the gun running from Benghazi to Syria. One | Read More »

    Obama, Mohammed & ICANN – The Biggest Bad Deal No One’s Talking About

    Thankfully humans are no longer slaves to their environment. We have been able to use our creativity and ingenuity to adapt (some of) the world around us to make our lives longer, less dangerous and in many cases, more enjoyable. Throughout history there have been many inventions or innovations that have changed the world: The printing press. The internal combustion engine. Flight. The wheel. Plastic. | Read More »

    Rep. Kinzinger: Not Letting Illegals Serve In Military Comes From “Very Ugly Place” In GOP

    Speaking with the morning crew on AM 1440 WROK(Rockford) Monday congressman Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) 47% talked about last weeks vote in the House to remove a provision in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act pertaining to illegal immigrants given amnesty under President Obama’s unconstitutional deferred deportation(DACA) and said that the sentiments against allowing illegal immigrants to serve in the military comes | Read More »

    Clown Cars, Edsels and the Model-T

    The cute folks on Leftist websites have taken to dubbing the growing Republican Presidential hopeful field as a “clown car.”  Of course they are referring to that well-worn circus tradition of a small car driven into the center ring out of which emerge a large number of clowns.  To wit, this is a partial list of some headline articles from the children at DailyKos, Alternet, | Read More »

    Help threatened allies with surplus military equipment

    The President is ending transfers of some military equipment and weapons to domestic law enforcement agencies. Rather than destroy or warehouse such equipment, the United States should offer it to those allies and friendly nations which are under attack or threatened with possible attack. By transferring useful hardware to Ukraine; the Kurdistan Regional Government; Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia; Israel; Taiwan; Egypt; Saudi Arabia, and other threatened friendly nations and | Read More »

    What will America look like if the environmentalists win?

    The idea of citizens willingly being chipped (like a dog) and tracked may seem extreme to some, but as I returned to the U.S. and scanned my passport while the kiosk took my picture and printed out a report that allowed me back into the country, I realized it is a closer reality than we think. If you’ve seen advertising pop up on your computer based on websites you’ve visited, or if as you pull out of your driveway on Monday morning, your phone, without your asking it to, tells you how long it will take you to get to work, you know the scenario presented in Mountain Whispers, Days without Sun, while fiction, is totally possible. Unless, like the Appalachian Mountain folks, we get what is going on and fight it while it is still an ideological war that can be won without bloodshed.

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