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    Helm’s Deep, Indiana

    Things are looking decidedly grim for those of us still possessed with some modicum of reason. Despite months of abject stupidity, rank ignorance, and astonishing displays of petulant immaturity, Donald Trump is poised to become the Republican nominee. Many are suggesting that Cruz improve his game, that he step up and Get It Done. To paraphrase the King of Rohan, What can men of reason | Read More »

    Madeleine Albright Loses Progressive Scavenger Hunt

    One would think that an immigrant who broke barriers for women in politics would be welcomed at an all-women’s college, especially in the fault-ridden Progressive Paradise of California.  It seems like a perfect fit; Madeleine Albright fled Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation, and then left permanently when the Russians decided to make Czechoslovakia their puppet state.  She settled in Denver before moving around to various cities. | Read More »

    A Little Straight Talk for All the Special Snowflakes

    To all the Special Snowflakes marching around college campuses demanding things: I have absolutely no sympathy for you. None. You don’t deserve sympathy. In fact, instead of sympathy, the only emotion your juvenile, foolish behavior  has inspired in me is disdain. I find your goals ludicrous, and your methods crass and immature. What you are doing tells me that not only should we not be giving | Read More »

    Happy Birthday, Marines

    Go to any Marine post early in the morning, and you’re likely to hear the sound of boots thumping in unison against the pavement, and the voices of Marines calling cadence as they run in formation. Some of them are probably injured. There’s a good chance some of them are running off a hangover, but they’re out there anyway, covering down and in step, double-timing | Read More »

    Some Questions that Liberals Won’t Answer

    In a few months, all the bone-throwing and tealeaf reading will be replaced by actual primaries and caucuses, and the Republicans will begin figuring out who among them will attempt to take on an elderly white person in the race for President. I don’t think it matters all that much which elderly white person runs against the Republican, because no one is going to ask | Read More »

    A Modest Proposal For College Coaches

      In the ultra-competitive collegiate coaching profession, any edge could mean the difference between a national title and a pink slip. With this in mind, I offer a plan that any coach on any women’s team can embrace. The plan is elegant in its simplicity, and enables even a mediocre student of the game the opportunity to become the next Pat Summit. Unfortunately, this plan | Read More »

    Hillary Is Like a Persistent Cough

    Although it hardly comes as a shock that Hillary Clinton has announced her candidacy for president, I still find myself stunned and a little bemused at the idea. The left would have me believe that my feelings are the result of unconscious, deeply rooted bias. They’ll make sure I know that I have to put my latent, genetically encoded racism aside for a season and | Read More »

    Goodbye, James Best

    James Best passed away today. Many of Redstate’s younger readers probably haven’t heard of him. He wasn’t a politician, a professional athlete, or a musician. I don’t know anything about his political views or his religious beliefs. The only thing I know about him is that he played Sherriff Roscoe P. Coltraine on a silly 80s action show called The Dukes of Hazard. The show | Read More »

    My Response to Being Made to Care

    In the sprit of civil discourse, I submit my response to Olive’s remarks. I will be forthright and declare at the outset that I do not approve of homosexual behavior. I do not approve of gay marriage, gay pride parades, or sounding from the rooftops any time a gay person accomplishes something for the first time. No amount of legislation, public pressure, government coercion, or | Read More »

    Why Rep. Michaud Has No Business Running for Governor

    I wrote a piece and sent it to the local paper, but I thought I’d share it here as well.   Despite Mike Michaud’s rather unremarkable tenure as Representative of Maine’s Second Congressional District, he has taken it upon himself to further serve the people of Maine whether we like it or not. There are myriad reasons why a Michaud Administration is not in the | Read More »