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    If Redstate had a paywall would you subscribe?

    I’ve thought for a long time about it and if Redstate had a paywall and/or a subscription plan to be a part of the blog, I would pay for it.  I’m thinking somewhere along the lines of $5.00 a year to read only front page articles, $10 a year to read front page and recommended entries as well as comment, and $25 a year to | Read More »

    It’s The Social Engineering That’s The Killer

    Very short post.   On March 1st, I wrote a post , a little tongue-in-cheek, about Energy Secretary Chu’s dustup in his testimony before Congress regarding the Administration’s view of increasing gasoline prices.  I wrote: “Why is anyone so surprised that this Administration’s Energy Secretary said what he said and then had to walk back his comments about the Administration wanting the price of gasoline to go | Read More »

    Guns and Civility in the United States

    Hello everyone.  I mean this post as a little bit of a poll and also because I’m willing to take a personal risk if enough people think it’s important that I do so. I’d like to talk in a future post about my experiences owning guns in America, beginning with my early experiences shooting BB guns and pellet guns, my later experiences on a high | Read More »

    What’s So Surprising About $8.00/Gallon Gasoline?

    As per my usual these days, I’d just like to ask a simple question: Why is anyone so surprised that this Administration’s Energy Secretary said what he said and then had to walk back his comments about the Administration wanting the price of gasoline to go high, stay high, and get higher? And higher, and higher and higher… And higher, until it is as high as | Read More »

    A Google Doodle for Gagarin, but not for Glenn

    Short post: Today, February 20, 2012 –  in addition to being “President’s Day” – is the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s successful three-orbit mission aboard Friendship 7.  He was the first American to orbit the Earth, and anyone with even a cursory appreciation of the history of America’s manned space program knows that it was an urgent and somewhat harrowing mission. There is no Google Doodle celebrating  that | Read More »

    Three Serious Questions

    I have a few serious questions given the outcome of the CPAC straw polling. Jonathan Gruber has just published a cartoon-based graphic novel that purports to explain, in a format everyone can understand, the entirety of Obamacare. You can buy it here for $13.95. Question #1 is simple – why didn’t he publish it for free on the internet if the aim was to make Obamacare as | Read More »

    Well Ain’t That a Corker

    Romney wins the CPAC straw poll in an almost dead heat with Santorum and Gingrich in a very distant third place and all his money running out.   I take it from this and the rest of the CPAC results from the Washington Times that basically, nobody knows ‘nuthin.  Including the people who direct this blog.  Redstate just got thrown under the bus — at CPAC!

    I’m A-Switchin’

    I’m taking advantage of the fact that as Kowalski, who on Redstate founded the concept of making long, extemporaneous comments to oneself, I’m allowed occasionally to also write a two or three sentence post as a diary entry.  It’s short and sweet: I’ve changed my mind.  I’m supporting Newt Gingrich over Romney for President.  It’s taken me a long time to come to this decision | Read More »

    Simple Question

    It’s a simple question: If Obama decided that he was going to lose with Biden as his VP on the ticket, what is the absolute latest date he *COULD* switch Biden for Hillary? I happen to think he could do it as late as August or even right up until the day of the election, but would it be legal that late?   Is it legal, in | Read More »

    I Hereby Propose A New National Pastime

    Ladies and gentlemen, watching the results of the Republican Presidential primary contest the past few weeks has led me to conclude that our national sporting events are sadly outdated.  In particular, our National Pastime needs to be radically redefined. We need to replace baseball with my new hybrid sport: “Full-Contact Poker Foot Chess” This will be a hybrid sport that synthesizes the best of full-contact | Read More »


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