Some Thoughts on Pitcher Wins

    Thoughts on Pitcher Wins               I got involved in a semi-heated discussion with my friend Brent Cochran (aka @BrentCochran1) on Twitter about the “Win” statistic for pitchers. While we both agreed that it is an overrated statistic that for too long has held unreasonable sway over Cy Young voters, we disagreed over whether the statistic had any value at all. I maintain that it | Read More »

    Ten Years (and Counting)

    It seems an incredible thing for me to contemplate, but ten years ago today, in a decision that I could not possibly have predicted would have as far reaching consequences on my life as it has, I signed up and created my RedState account. I was motivated to first start reading blogs by the public de-pantsing of Dan Rather over the TANG “fake but accurate” | Read More »

    Democrat Memo: Republicans Oppose Obamacare Because They Support Wife Beaters

    This is not a joke or a parody. According to Politico, that is literally the message the Democrats are planning to roll out on the campaign trail this fall. I am not at all kidding. Democrats know their biggest problem in this year’s midterm election is Obamacare. So top party operatives have settled on a strategy to try blunting the GOP’s advantage: Tell voters Republicans | Read More »

    California State Bar Recommends Law License for Illegal Immigrant

    I am probably a good deal squishier than most conservatives on the immigration issue – I broadly favor a set of immigration reforms that would probably be (inaccurately) called “amnesty” by most people who read this blog. But this story right here really chaps my hide: An illegal immigrant applying for a law license in California should be allowed to receive it, the State Bar | Read More »

    The Truly Massive ALEC Protests (Video)

    The way the media is covering the ALEC protests, you would imagine they were about as huge as the OWS protests (which were also by and large pathetically attended in comparison to the TEA Party protests but endlessly hyped by the media). Turns out, maybe not so much. Check out this video from Ben Howe about the truly massive anti-ALEC posts in Charlotte: I hope | Read More »

    Chilean Study Proves that Outlawing Abortion Does Not Lead to “Coat-hanger Deaths”

    For decades, supporters of abortion on demand have insisted on two completely unproven assertions concerning what would happen if abortion were made generally illegal in this country. First, they have asserted, somewhat counter-intuitively and again without any proof, that such a law would not work, and women would continue to get abortions. Second, based on the first unfounded assertion, they insist that therefore women would be | Read More »

    Lugar Campaign Starting to Reek of Flop Sweat

    You can tell that the Dick Lugar campaign is terrified that they are going to lose by the emails the campaign is sending out over the last few days. Yesterday, Lugar was so desperate that he resorted to the tried and true Democrat tactic of scaring seniors about the nasty conservatives who are coming to steal their social security checks. In an email titled “Mourdock | Read More »

    Roll Call’s Cowardly Hit Piece on Ron Johnson

    Yesterday, Roll Call released a cowardly and completely unsourced hit piece on Senator Ron Johnson, who dared to buck Senate Leadership earlier this year. Actually, I shouldn’t call it “completely unsourced,” as there are a few sources willing to go on the record in the piece; however, all those sources directly contradict Roll Call’s central thesis, which is that everyone in the GOP Senate caucus | Read More »

    Derbyshire in 2003: I Am a Racist

    Yesterday, the entire Internet was ablaze with well-deserved condemnation for National Review contributor John Derbyshire’s racist rant. If you haven’t yet read it, I suggest you take a moment to do so; it is truly breathtaking. However, to those of us who have followed Derbyshire’s career prior to this point, the only surprise is that it took him so long to say something so contemptible | Read More »

    Welcome Back, Baseball

    At last, the long winter of our discontent is over. America’s pastime has returned to its home fields. Tonight, the World Champion Cardinals take on the revamped Miami Marlins in the United States opener. Tomorrow, the other 28 teams return to work. Although the game has changed to a huge extent since the days when fielders (including catchers) played barehanded and pitchers threw underhanded from | Read More »