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    Rand Paul poised to stage massive upset in Iowa

    Rand Paul poised to stage massive upset in Iowa

    The Iowa caucuses are just around the corner. But it remains to be seen how they will play out. Caucuses are unpredictable and they require highly coordinated get-out-the-vote-efforts. Because of that, traditional landline polling isn’t the best indicator of likely outcomes. With that said, it is significant that Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are leading the polls, simply because their numbers far surpass those of everyone else running. | Read More »

    CJ Pearson lacks political principles, but manufactures the attention he craves

    CJ Pearson lacks political principles, but manufactures the attention he craves

    We learned recently that, shortly after announcing his candidacy for Chairman of the Georgia Teen Republicans, YouTube star CJ Pearson is renouncing conservatism and the GOP, because conservatives aren’t focused enough on race issues and young people. This is not surprising to me, as I have followed his rise closely. I have written about him on RedState before. I documented how Pearson had joined ‘s campaign | Read More »

    Rand Paul is right on military spending: frugality is not the same as weakness

    Rand Paul is right on military spending: frugality is not the same as weakness

    Tuesday’s GOP debate hosted by Fox Business was quite good. One of the most memorable moments occurred when and clashed over military spending. Paul pointed out that Rubio plans to boost military spending by $1 trillion ($100 billion a year over 10 years). Rubio notes his plans to go back to 2012 levels on his website. (Benjamin Friedman notes that even this increase would not cover Rubio’s ambitious priorities.) The | Read More »

    Rubio, Cruz, and Graham should show up for work or resign

    Rubio, Cruz, and Graham should show up for work or resign

    All natural-born citizens of the United States, having reached the age of 35, are eligible to run for President. Likewise, being a sitting Governor, Senator, or Representative should not preclude anybody from seeking the presidency. With that said, those who are elected to represent their constituents in Congress should continue to be active members of the legislative process. One of the primary grievances during the Revolutionary | Read More »

    Is there an embarrassing skeleton in Kevin McCarthy’s closet?

    Is there an embarrassing skeleton in Kevin McCarthy's closet?

    A recent congressional letter has me putting two and two together. First, let me post an article excerpt from The Hill out today: (R-N.C.) wants to avoid the possibility of a member of the new House GOP leadership resigning from office because of a scandal. In a letter to House GOP Conference Chairwoman (R-Wash.), Jones asked that Republicans discuss urging candidates for leadership to drop out if they | Read More »

    In CR vote, Paul again proves to be superior deficit hawk to Rubio, Cruz

    In CR vote, Paul again proves to be superior deficit hawk to Rubio, Cruz

    In March, I wrote about a spending vote in which Rand Paul diverged with 2016 rivals and . Erick Erickson had warned the candidates not to vote for increased spending under the pretext of national defense. Rubio ended up proposing a bill that would increase military spending and the deficit. Paul proposed a bill that would increase military spending by the same amount, but would reduce | Read More »

    First-grader named Donald Trump attacks Carly Fiorina’s looks

    First-grader named Donald Trump attacks Carly Fiorina's looks

    (From the diaries) The Donald has reached a new low. He is once again abandoning the issues and starting personal attacks. Here is what he just said about Carly Fiorina: “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?” Trump reportedly bellowed while watching his Republican presidential rival on the news. “I mean, she’s a | Read More »

    Donald Trump is a birther only when convenient

    Donald Trump is a birther only when convenient

    In 2011, Donald Trump thrust himself into the national spotlight when he questioned the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate. According to Trump, had Obama been born in Kenya rather than Hawaii, he would have been rendered ineligible for the presidency. Barack Obama’s mother was a U.S. citizen at the time of his birth. His father resided in the U.S. but was not a citizen. Earlier | Read More »

    Christie nauseatingly trampled the Constitution on the bodies of 9/11 victims

    Christie nauseatingly trampled the Constitution on the bodies of 9/11 victims

    The best exchange of the GOP debate took place when Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul got into it on NSA spying and the Fourth Amendment. It began when Christie affirmed his ridiculous statement that should a terrorist attack happen, Paul should be held responsible and brought before a congressional investigation. Christie then pointed out that right before 9/11 he was appointed U.S. Attorney and | Read More »

    CJ Pearson’s strange rise and abrupt betrayal

    CJ Pearson's strange rise and abrupt betrayal

    CJ Pearson just turned 13, but he is already planning his run for President. And there are over 45,000 loyal Facebook followers ready to support him. How did he become such a celebrity? Pearson started making videos and became a YouTube sensation, with his largest video attracting nearly 2 million views. It isn’t everyday you see a 12-year old black kid articulately advocating for conservative principles on the | Read More »


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