So, is it just wicked reich-wing Republicans saying that President Obama’s foreign policy shows no leadership . . .

    From The Wall Street Journal: Iraqis Urge Russia to Strike Islamic State Moscow’s intervention would rival U.S. influence By Matt Bradley and Ghassan Adnan | Updated Oct. 6, 2015 4:00 p.m. ET BAGHDAD—Iraqi Shiite lawmakers and militia leaders are urging Russia to launch airstrikes on Islamic State militants in their country, a sharp reproach to the U.S.-led air campaign targeting the extremist group. Since Moscow | Read More »

    Surprise! Prescription Drug Spending Soars Under Obamacare

    Surprise! Prescription Drug Spending Soars Under Obamacare

      With the Affordable Care Act here to stay, courtesy of Chief Justice John Roberts and company, Americans are reaping the benefits(not really). Under Obamacare, Americans are now expected to pay 46 percent of drug costs out of pocket, as opposed to 20 percent for those on employer-sponsored plans. The findings were published by Emory University researchers Kenneth Thorpe, Lindsay Allen, and Peter Joski in | Read More »

    We Fill Our Culture with Garbage, and We Reap The Result

    We Fill Our Culture with Garbage, and We Reap The Result

    I’m going to start today by venting, and I will warn you in advance that this is going to be a sermon, but someone needs to speak the truth for a change: Another week, another mass shooting, another press conference by the President lecturing us on the need for gun control, and now Hillary and Obama are in a race to see which of them | Read More »

    Can We Afford It?

    Can We Afford It?

    The President is concerned that periodically we have paroxysms of people with mental health issues committing various crimes, such as shooting multiple people in public places.  A number of other Democrats have also expressed concerns about this all under the guise of “gun safety”.  The problem is, this has very little to do with guns and everything to do with personal liberty and freedom. This | Read More »

    Do Liberals Want To Stop Gun Violence Or Just Mass Shootings?

    I’m confused by what I hear and by what I’ve heard from the left on the issue of guns and mass shootings. I don’t however hear get the same confusing message when it comes to gun violence overall. Even though their ultimate holy grail orgasm moment would be the complete and utter ban and thus phasing out of firearms usage, purchase, and so forth, they | Read More »

    Mark Cuban: When He Isn’t Denouncing ‘Patent Trolls’ – He Is One

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So too a patent “troll.” Behold Mark Cuban – a wildly successful entrepreneur. He in 1995 co-founded – and in 1999 Yahoo! way overpaid $5.7 billion for it. Ever since, Cuban has in Donald Trump-like fashion built himself into a brand – The Entrepreneur. Like Trump, he loves embodying the pursuit of professional victories. Like Trump, | Read More »

    Hillary: Obviously, I don’t give a crap about black lives…

    Black lives matter? Obviously, not to Hillary. In a lame effort to boost her flagging campaign,  and pander to the gun control element of the Democrat party in the wake of the Oregon  event, Hillary  recently staged an introduction of the mother of one of the children killed in the Sandy Hook shooting: Burying a young child, especially one taken in such a violent event, | Read More »

    Diary of a Wimpy Congress

    In 2010, the Republican Party regained control of the House in an historic election.  While the President’s party is expected to lose seats in this chamber in midterm elections, this shift was one of titanic proportions.  And the cause of that shift can be directly traced back to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.  This was an exclamation point of disapproval by | Read More »

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger(RINO-IL): “I’m A Leader Of The Party, And I’m Worried That We’re Alienating The People”

    Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger told Crain’s Chicago in an interview from over the weekend that ran Monday said that “I’m a leader of the party, and I’m worried that we’re alienating the people”, as he continued his attack on the House Freedom Caucus, conservatives, and the Tea Party over the forced resignation of as Speaker of the House. Kinzinger, the co-chair of Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign | Read More »

    America Has An Entitlement Problem

    America Has An Entitlement Problem

    “Let me be clear. You are entitled to nothing. You are entitled to nothing.” These proclamatory words uttered by President Francis J. Underwood of the hit Netflix series “House of Cards” could not be truer today. Here in America, roughly 14 percent of our population utilizes food stamps. This means, that roughly 47,000,000 million Americans cost the government $69,800,000,000 per year. 60 million Americans are | Read More »

    Affirmative Action and the voting patterns of Asian and Jewish Americans

    From The Economist, via Robert Stacy McCain: The model minority is losing patience Asian-Americans are the United States’ most successful minority, but they are complaining ever more vigorously about discrimination, especially in academia Oct 3rd 2015 | From the print edition Michael Wang, a young Californian, came second in his class of 1,002 students; his ACT score was 36, the maximum possible; he sang at | Read More »

    Rep. Kinzinger(RINO-IL): House Freedom Caucus Has Been Hurtful To GOP

    On Monday morning Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger was on 1440 WROK’s Riley and Scott morning show to talk about the fight within the House Republican caucus over new leadership with the announcement that Speaker will be retiring at the end of October. Kinzinger said that the 40 or so Tea Party conservatives who make up the House Freedom Caucus have been hurtful to the | Read More »

    Are You A Machine? Are You A Computer?

    You’ve probably heard of ‘WATSON’ the Jeopardy game-show playing computer that can beat every human being, or ‘DEEP BLUE’ the IBM chess-playing computer that beat Gary Kasparov, the world chess champion, in a chess tournament years ago. These examples, and increasingly many others, such as the imminent driverless car, illustrate the growing power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and all this technological progress is creating a | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Rolling back the tide of big government overreach

    The reason most often cited for the success of the nonpolitical candidates is the frustration with Washington; the sense that the system is broken. Voters feel that we have no control and that government has gone wild. Even people who don’t watch the news or closely follow politics are aware of the “overreach.” It seems that, perhaps, the messages the outsiders have been heralding on the trail has caught on.

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    10 Lines of Questioning for Cecile Richards

    On September 29th, the President of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, came before Congress to testify at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. DesJarlais had the opportunity to question Richards at one of the most important hearings in Congress this year. Watch what happened when he was given the opportunity: Unbelievable. DesJarlais chose not to ask a single question of Planned | Read More »

    No .@Salon, You’re Wrong About Islamic Women’s Equal Rights

      The liberal website Salon, well known for its hypocrisy, hyperbole, and overall bad journalism, once again substantiates a false claim. Yesterday, Salon writer and known muslim Qasim Rashid posted the article titled, “Ben Carson slanders Islam: Here’s exactly why his claims about Muslims are dead wrong”. I have seen other articles addressing the main points of Qasim’s moronic article, and defending Dr. Ben Carson. | Read More »

    Congressional Reform Goes Beyond Electing the Right Speaker

    Momentarily, let’s talk principles instead of specific people. Throughout Congressional history, there appear to be ongoing periods of greater and greater centralization of power in the Speaker of the House. Eventually, it becomes too destructive and someone or some people step up to decentralize the power.   There is an absolutely amazing array of talent and intelligence in Congress, but somehow, far too many on | Read More »

    Don’t Be Evil, Google

    Yes, it was easy to mock, but it was right. That’d be Google’s old corporate mantra “Don’t Be Evil.” According to Time, the parent company for the internet search giant has replaced it with a more measured “do the right thing—follow the law, act honorably, and treat each other with respect.” That’s all well and good, but it is a reminder of a very sad reality: sometimes | Read More »

    Her Inevitableness might not be quite so inevitable

    From The Wall Street Journal: Iowa, New Hampshire Voters Hold Dim View of Hillary Clinton, Poll Finds Latest swing-state polls show Clinton fares poorly in match-ups against several GOP rivals By Rebecca Ballhaus | Oct. 5, 2015 7:00 a.m. ET Voters in two presidential swing states, Iowa and New Hampshire, hold a strongly negative view of Hillary Clinton and choose several potential Republican opponents over | Read More »

    Bernie Sanders and Robert Reich Are Confused by Economics. And Government. And Reality

    Socialism is a failed ideology. It was the avant-garde approach to how to do government – in the Twentieth Century. The Soviet Union was the flagship petri dish. That conquered, infiltrated or ingratiated themselves with many other nations – to establish them as additional petri dishes (Hello, Cuba). We certainly now have a large enough, long enough sample set – and the results are in. | Read More »

    The Left’s “science” is really science fiction

    The Left's "science" is really science fiction

    “The Martian” is out in theaters, and I went to see it on opening night, which in Macon, Georgia on a school night means I felt like I was screening a Clint Eastwood film at President Obama’s White House: surrounded by empty chairs. I liked the movie. It was almost as good as the book, which—if you’re a science geek like me—was worth every one | Read More »

    Can the GOP Ever Win the Urban Vote?

    Consider this indisputable fact: In 2012, a single urban county in five states provided Obama his margin of victory for the entire state and their electoral votes.  The story becomes even more important since those states were Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania- all considered important swing states.  Those counties were Denver, Miami-Dade, Clark, Cuyahoga, and Philadelphia.  Gaining in other counties is sometimes not enough | Read More »

    To the next Republican Speaker of the House

    Dear Mr. Speaker, First, I’d like to congratulate you on your successful election to the Office of Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. I’m sure you must be overwhelmed with your new duties, so I’ll be brief. The House must defund Planned Parenthood. Nothing else you will do during your tenure as Speaker will be as important as what you do right now. The | Read More »

    Texas Agency Wants To Silence Churches

    In Texas’ legislative session this spring, the House leadership coalition of Democrats and liberal Republicans tried to pass unconstitutional legislation that would bully churches into silence and essentially revoke the First Amendment. Legislation was pushed by House Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) and his top lieutenants like Byron Cook (R-Corsicana) and Charlie Geren (R–Fort Worth). Disgustingly, House members went along with their plans to silence citizens. | Read More »

    President Obama and “soft power”

    From Patterico’s Pontifications: Putin “Orders” U.S. Fighter Planes Out of Syria, Bombs non-ISIS Opposition Filed under: General — JVW @ 1:31 pm As we know, our lead-from-behind President has happily left the mess in Syria (a mess that he partly inherited but largely exacerbated with his own fecklessness) to our new and staunch ally Russia. Now we hear from Fox News that Russia is demanding | Read More »

    Mourning For America ~ Land of the Free

    (This diary is written as a response to and in agreement with, Angelle’s diary: A Brutal Assessment of Our Day in the United States of America. Thank you Angelle for your spiritual input on Red State.) The title of this diary originates from a heavy heart after reading/listening to conservative commentaries, diaries, debates, and other discussions across digital platforms on how to fix America. Although | Read More »

    Running For Fundraiser

    As someone who has gotten at least a dozen robo-calls and live calls from the Carson campaign, plus fundraising emails and letters from Carson, Jeb, Fiorina, Rand, Cruz (disclosure: contributed to Cruz campaign), Trump and others – this item caught my eye: Republican Ben Carson raised more than $20 million in the third quarter of the year, more than twice the amount he brought in over | Read More »

    Why we can’t support Kevin McCarthy for Speaker.

    I’m not . I wish that I was – because I would then be able to use my credentials and powerful voice to support someone who will bring change to Washington. Let’s make no mistake: is not the guy for the job. I have great respect for Mr. Ryan – but his letter of support speaks for itself – and not in the way intended. You can | Read More »

    The One Question Someone Should Ask Donald Trump (and the rest of the field)

    The One Question Someone Should Ask Donald Trump (and the rest of the field)

    dropped the equivalent of a 10 megaton warhead on the political landscape Friday while on Hannity’s radio show. During the interview Ted said that despite the dire state of the country, it was a good news/good news situation as it relates to Obama’s executive actions. He said the good news is that Obama has used his ‘executive authority’ to put his orders in place. Conversely, | Read More »

    Why I support Kevin McCarthy for Speaker

    Now that Speaker is stepping down, the House of Representatives needs a principled leader who will work hard and get results. That’s why I support Congressman for speaker of the House. I’ve known Kevin for more than a decade. From day one, we’ve worked closely to advance our conservative principles. I know the kind of man he is and the kind of leader he will | Read More »

    Should House conservatives focus more on defeating Scalise than McCarthy?

    Whenever I’ve posted on Red State in the past, I’ve done so because I felt I had a clear and concise opinion to express. So apologies in advance, because this is more of a “thinking out loud” type of piece. The GOP House leadership race is in flux. Here’s a brief summary of what we do know: 1. Boehner has resigned, but not until the | Read More »

    Marco Rubio Sympathizes With Anti-Cop Rhetoric

    Marco Rubio Sympathizes With Anti-Cop Rhetoric

      A new Breitbart News article has noted that 2016 Presidential candidate Marco Rubio has been invited to a meeting with a well-known leader of the “Black Lives Matter” movement: DeRay McKesson. Following an interview in which Rubio discussed African-Americans and the justice system, Deray tweeted the Senator saying, “@MarcoRubio, I just saw your recent interview re: the movement. Will you meet to discuss the | Read More »

    Myra Adams: What Does Obama Know about the Clinton E-mail and Foundation Scandals, and When Did He Know It?

    Re-posted from National Review What did the president know and when did he know it?” That now-iconic question was asked by Senator Howard Baker, vice chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee, to President Nixon’s White House counsel John Dean on June 29, 1973. Forty-two years later it is doubtful that President Obama will ever truthfully answer that question as it relates to the mounting number | Read More »

    The left, the HITECH Act, and gun control

    I have previously noted the requirement for searchability in computerized medical records, something mandated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, abbreviated HITECH Act, which was enacted under Title XIII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub.L. 111–5), the official name of the porkulus stimulus bill. We’ve noted before the urge to control in our friends on the | Read More »

    A Good Gun Control Case

    Back in April of this year, a divided panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an ordinance in the city of Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago, which banned assault weapons and high capacity magazines against a Second Amendment challenge.  The majority opinion was penned by Frank Easterbrook, a Reagan appointment.  Because it was a divided decision, it is a good vehicle for en | Read More »

    Jason Chaffetz To Run For Speaker

      In a move that challenges , has announced today that he will be running for Speaker of the House. In this time of great division amongst the Republican party, leadership willing to face the Obama administration head on is increasingly necessary. Chaffetz has already faced the administration boldly, leading investigations into Planned Parenthood, the Secret Service, and others. Most recently, Chafftez’s name has been | Read More »

    How do we defeat the left wing and defeatist narratives

    Occam’s Razor: The simplest explanation is usually the correct one. (It could be stated a lot of other ways, but that’s the simplest) I’ve read thousands of words speculating on the rise  of “outsider” candidates and submit the following as a possible explanation. The bulk of the media has been publicizing the “outsiders” to the hilt and covering them in a generally very flattering way | Read More »

    Reckless: Fiorina, Clinton, and Kasich are iching to go to war with Russia

    Reckless: Fiorina, Clinton, and Kasich are iching to go to war with Russia

    The record of removing secular dictators in the Middle East has been a remarkable failure. Just look at Iraq, Libya, and Egypt. So naturally the U.S. foreign policy establishment is eager to remove Bashar al-Assad in Syria. And Vladimir Putin doesn’t. He gets it: Russian President Vladimir Putin told the U.N. on Monday that those who supported democratic revolutions in the Middle East are to | Read More »

    We Need Answers to These Questions First

    Liberals often mock the idea that ‘only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun.’ And yet, when a bad guy with a gun shows up, they inevitably call the police – because they have guns.

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    Please don’t make me run

    I’ve already committed to running for president in 2020 UNLESS we elect a principled conservative who really beats back the progressive agenda.  If this doesn’t happen I’ll be forced to run because, well, I do what I say I’ll do.  PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME RUN!!! However if we fail to elect a principled conservative who pushes HARD and BEATS BACK all the garbage Barack Obama | Read More »

    Russian Politician On Syria: “It is Our Land”

      In an attempt to further expand Russia’s territory, as if the Russian mainland and Crimea were not enough, a Russian politician is now saying that Syria belongs to Russia. The ploy of “it is our land” is nothing new with Russia. The same argument was used when the country invaded the Ukraine in 2014. President Obama, as many of us recall, drew a “red | Read More »

    A Brutal Assessment of our Day in The United States of America

    PREFACE: I truly do not want to write this diary tonight! Period! Please understand that I am addressing America as a whole with no specific negative intention towards anybody on RedState. Starting with Erick on down, I find this site has a much higher percentage of the basic comprehension of all the critical issues and problems blowing up in our nation than any other site | Read More »

    Cultural Sanity: The Time To Choose Approaches Again

    This is an updated rehash of a previous article I have written. I thought that the content within it was still relevant and so I have republished it. This month will be the 51st anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s “Time for Choosing” speech which launched The Gipper on what would be a very successful political career that culminated with him as President. On the 23rd of | Read More »

    Face Of Death

    In the Middle East today, the Islamic State or ISIS and the State of Iran, a known sponsor of terrorism is the evil “Face of Death” in that regional part of the world. Here in the United States, a country founded on faith, liberty, freedom and the rule of law, we too have our own evil “Face of Death” and it’s called Planned Parenthood (PPHD). | Read More »

    Labor Force Participation Numbers Hit 38 Year Low

    The last time that the labor force participation rate was this low, America was in the midst of the Cold War. Yesterday, the job numbers for September were released, and undoubtedly served as a blow to the Obama regime. For those who do not know, the labor force participation rate is the civilian labor force participation rate of Americans 16 years and older. Yesterday, it | Read More »

    Want to stop all mass killings? Ban all “Dangerous Stuff”

    So, now that you’ve decided to ‘control’ or ban guns, you’ll also need to enact legislation to eliminate access to lawn fertilizer, kitchen knives, Baseball bats, Chainsaws, Compound bows, Automobiles, Swords, Machetes, Commercial Jets (actually aircraft of any type), Gasoline, Solvents and matches.

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    Hey Barry, It’s Already AGAINST THE LAW To Shoot People! (EDITED)

    It was AGAINST THE LAW to carry guns and explode bombs on the campus of Columbine High School on April 20th, 1999. It was AGAINST THE LAW to carry guns on Fort Hood Texas November 5th, 2009. It was AGAINST THE LAW to carry a gun onto the campus of Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. It was AGAINST THE LAW to shoot | Read More »

    Obamacare: If you like your doctor… go to hell

    Obamacare: If you like your doctor... go to hell

      I fully expected this, and here it is.  I received this letter from Cigna, my health insurer, today.  In the nicest possible way they told me to Go To Hell and gave me full directions. The cover letter reads “your current medical plan will not be offered, not will any other Cigna medical plan, in your geographic area.”  In other words, we’re leaving and goodbye | Read More »

    ‘The Martian’ isn’t for everyone, but it’s really good if you love science

    ‘The Martian’ isn’t for everyone, but it’s really good if you love science

      It’s no fun being an illegal alien.  On Mars. A few months ago my teenage nephew suggested I read Andy Weir’s book “The Martian.”  The book draws you in from the first line: “I’m pretty much f—-d.”  That’s an apt description of being stuck on Mars alone.  I devoured the whole 368 pages in about 2 days (of course I was on vacation at the beach | Read More »

    Gun-Free Zones Like The Walking Dead

    “Will the Muslim extremist hiding out in this country, waiting for his opportunity, throw his firearms away when more gun-control is enacted? Will the thugs in crime-infested Detroit, Chicago , or Baltimore put theirs away when the fuehrer signs the next bill? Did the shooters in Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and Umpqua Community College obey the gun-free zone signs?”

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