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    Is Bush Really That Strong?

    Regardless of the political implications of a Jeb Bush candidacy for President in 2016, there are other serious considerations at play.  From the political perspective, Bush is viewed within the GOP as perhaps too much of a moderate.  That is predicated upon his stances regarding Common Core and on immigration.  Further, he has been highly critical of other Republicans and partisanship in Congress.  His comments | Read More »

    The Shape of Chris Christie

    Chris Christie is not a favorite of conservatives and certainly not a favorite of many here at Redstate.  His recent appearance at the Iowa Freedom Summit is instructive and illustrative of why we should not necessarily discount Chris Christie as a candidate in 2016.  This is certainly NOT(!) an endorsement towards those ends, but more a warning that “dead man walking” may very much be | Read More »

    Revisiting Hobby Lobby

    Other than perhaps the Citizens United decision, no other recent Supreme Court opinion so upsets the Left than the Hobby Lobby decision.  A year later, we are still hearing the rants.  One can expect that the Democratic minority in the House and/or Senate will attempt some legislative “fix to this injustice.”  Don’t hold your breath!  To understand the stupidity of the Left’s argument, we need to step | Read More »

    The Truth Hurts and Jindal Hit a Nerve

    A recent article in Politico magazine illustrates the utter stupidity of the Left.  Entitled “Bobby Jindal’s Muslim Problem,” the article is basically a politically correct screed that attempts to paint Jindal as a cheap politician pandering to the evangelical base of the Republican Party by perpetuating the now-familiar warnings against Islamaphobia.  At issue is Jindal’s recent remarks in Great Britain describing so-called “no go zones” in | Read More »

    Call It What It Is

    A lot has been written and mentioned lately about Obama’s reluctance to refer to recent terrorist acts as “Islamic terrorism.”  Valerie Jarrett (the real president) said on television- in a classic case of not answering a question with an answer- that Obama’s number one priority is keeping all Americans safe from all acts of terrorism.  In the mind of a Leftist, however, a peaceful demonstration | Read More »

    Putting It Back Together

    Three potential Republican candidates for President- Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee- have all been through this before.  In fact, they are using this as justification for another run.  Being familiar with the process is one thing, but adapting to the changes is another thing altogether.  All of them are under the mistaken impression that they can recreate what they did previously, make changes | Read More »

    When Something That Makes Sense Makes No Sense= Nonsense

    Although the Left does not like to attribute it to conservatives, everyone is in favor of equality.  Nowhere is this most misconstrued than in the alleged discrepancy between the pay for men and women.  Such  noted economists like Beyonce and Barack Obama have used the “women make 77 cents to a man’s dollar” meme although true economists have correctly dismissed this lie.  One can get | Read More »

    Its A Generational Thing

    Two articles recently on other websites take on similar themes- the importance of young voters and, more importantly, young(er) candidates.  One article noted that despite the alleged doomsday predictions, young voters are not necessarily moving en masse towards the Democratic Party.  Neither are they moving to the Republican Party.  Exit polling indicates that younger voters are still the least likely to actually vote, but that | Read More »

    The Ellmers Factor

    There is much consternation and uproar over the recent decision by to remove her name from the list of co-sponsors of HR 36- the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  This action basically sabotaged the bill and it was pulled for consideration by the House which was expected to vote on it and approve it.  The alleged reason was concern over language regarding rape. I | Read More »

    When “Solutions” Are the Problem: Student Debt

    Whether on the Left or on the Right, there seems to be a general consensus that there is a student debt crisis.  The statistics are quite stark in this regard: total student debt exceeds $1.1 trillion and has surpassed credit card debt as the #1 source of all household debt.  The average amount of student debt held by a household in which at least one | Read More »