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    He Was Not a Number. He Was a Free Man

    Patrick McGoohan is dead. The Prisoner changed my views on personal freedom, on individuality, and collectivism.  I am unabashedly liberal, but I consider re-watching The Prisoner in my early adulthood as having moderated some of those impulses.  For anyone who hasn’t seen the show, McGoohan plays a British spy who resigns his post for reasons unknown.  He is kidnapped a few hours after tendering his | Read More »

    It’s Time for Congressman Rangel To Step Down

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16219.html Politico is reporting that Congressman Rangel steered significant amounts of business to his son’s company to develop websites.  That’s questionable on its face, but by all accounts his son’s folks did a really bad job at it.  Obviously I’m not assuming criminal liability here, but add this to Congressman Rangel’s omissions regarding his taxes I think it’s time for him to retire.  It’s possible | Read More »

    Good hunting

    While we are obviously hoping for different outcomes, I thought I’d take the time to wish everyone at RedState well on the eve of the election. Tomorrow marks an important day for our country as we all take to the polls and make ourselves heard. I share something with each and every one of you – a deep desire to see this country prosper. So | Read More »

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    Can we please now put the birth certificate thing to bed?

    The State of Hawaii says he was born there. The state’s Department of Health director on Friday released a statement verifying the legitimacy of Sen. Barack Obama birth certificate. The state has received multiple requests for a copy of Obama’s birth certificate. State law does not allow officials to release the birth certificate of a person to someone outside of the family. I understand that | Read More »

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    Is the McCain campaign going dark in Michigan?

    Jonathan Martin at the Politico is reporting that Senator McCain’s campaign is about to go dark in Michigan. http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/1008/McCainpullingoutofMichigan.html?showall John McCain is pulling out of Michigan, according to two Republicans, a stunning move a month away from Election Day that indicates the difficulty Republicans are having in finding blue states to put in play. McCain will go off TV in Michigan, stop dropping mail there | Read More »

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    PSA – Google’s Chrome Works Much Better on RedState 3.0

    Hey gang! I don’t get signed out constantly for no reason when I use Chrome as my browser, and RS seems to load a bit more reliably as well. Firefox isn’t any better for me than is IE 7.0 or the 8.0 beta, but Chrome seems to do really well. Anybody else using Chrome?

    Strange Source of Hope

    Good afternoon, all! I’ve noticed quite a bit of hope hereabouts. Hope is a powerful thing, no question of it. I just find the object of that hope a little quizzical. Some here at RedState have pinned quite a bit of it on Governor Palin’s performance at the forthcoming debate. I just can’t figure this one out. Let’s assume that Governor Palin clobbers Senator Biden, | Read More »

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    The Electoral College – Unnecessary Anachronism?

    In 1787 the Constitutional Convention approved the electoral college proposal. This system was created to put some distance between the masses and the levers of electoral power. This hybrid system preserves some measure of power to the several states in that they are viewed as distinct units, not merely arbitrary borders that contain population centers. As such, a candidate focuses on the state’s interests as | Read More »

    Breaking News – Bob Novak Has a Brain Tumor

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=27726 Robert Novak was admitted yesterday to a Boston hospital where he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. In a written statement given to his publisher, Novak said: “On Sunday, July 27, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I have been admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where doctors will soon begin appropriate treatment. “I will be suspending my journalistic work for | Read More »