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    The 2016 Primary Kingmaker will be at RSG16…will you?

    The 2016 Primary Kingmaker will be at RSG16...will you?

    Remember the days when only Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina mattered in the primary process? Those three states were unnecessarily given so much power to de facto pick the Republican nominee that by the time other states began to vote, the field had already narrowed to in many cases just a single candidate. Not very democratic when the majority of Americans have no say | Read More »

    There are Important Things…Then the REALLY Important Things #RSG16

    There are Important Things...Then the REALLY Important Things #RSG16

    We are doing our best to keep you updated on the really important information as we continue planning the RedState Gathering for 2016, this year slated for August 12-14 at the Grand Hyatt Denver. More information and Register here. Keep your eyes on this space as we begin to roll out speaker confirmations shortly. My colleague Neil Stevens already told you why Colorado is going | Read More »

    What Would You Ask the Candidates?

      RedState is headed to Iowa next weekend, January 24th for the Freedom Summit.  Check out the speaker line-up at  We will be live-streaming the event on and producing a “Five Questions” series for the site, asking the same five questions of all the speakers willing to chat with us.  Submit your questions in the comments section, on our Facebook page or via | Read More »

    Our Christmas Wish For You and Yours

    This column first appeared in the December issue of Townhall Magazine. As the year winds down and our thoughts turn toward time with family and friends, our thoughts at RedState are on you, our readers. Whether we reach you through this magazine, online at, via the Erick’s ubiquitous Morning Briefing, or on our twitter feed or Facebook page, we value you and your interaction | Read More »

    A Tale of Two Washingtons

    Editor’s Note:  This column first appeared in the November issue of Townhall Magazine. By the time you are reading this, we will know the outcome of the midterm elections. The House of Representatives will stay in the hands of the Republicans, and many pundits have assumed for months that the Senate will switch hands. As summer turned into fall and voters turned their attention back to politics, polls started to | Read More »

    The Fight Over Obamacare Must Go On

    Editor’s Note:  This column first appeared in the October issue of Townhall Magazine. Conservatives have experienced a fair share of setbacks over the past 12 months in the ongoing battle to roll back the debacle of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, now euphemistically referred to as Obamacare. Our first setback was acquiescing to the phrase ‘Obamacare’ taking hold in the popular lexicon. Barack | Read More »

    Demand Primary Neutrality Now

    Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the September issue of Townhall Magazine.  Perusing the National Republican Senatorial Committee website, you would think it’s all kumbaya around the campfire as Republicans throughout the country work to take back the Senate in November. What is really going on is a behind-the-scenes, Washington–based political war against conservatives who dare to challenge the status quo. The NRSC says it “provides invaluable support and assistance to | Read More »

    Has John McCain Lost His Mind?

    Has John McCain Lost His Mind?

    It seems that you can’t go a day lately without Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appearing on television advocating the United States invade another country. On a recent particularly snarky appearance, when asked to name one country we absolutely shouldn’t invade no matter what the circumstance, an answer eluded him. Not even Canada, really? Now of course, the context for the conversation was the Middle East, | Read More »