Planned Parenthood: The Enemy of both Life and Choice

    I’ve been waiting to comment on the recent drama surrounding Planned Parenthood until more information became available, but with the release of the fifth video this week, there’s not a lot more that can be said. The Center for Medical Progress (CMP), the group behind these videos, says it has released less than half of the videos the organization has in its possession, and in | Read More »

    Roberts Gets it Right Again

    Since my last post on this topic in the wake of the NFIB v. Sibelius decision was taken by some as an overall defense of Obamacare, let me begin by stating clearly that I think the ACA is a horrible law, horribly written and horribly implemented. It is a disaster of epic proportions that is approximately the last thing this country needs during an extended economic | Read More »

    Is NYT campaigning for Rubio?

    As Redstate readers are well aware by this time, this morning the NYT published an article hit piece campaign ad on the driving habits of and his wife. Someone over there must really hate Hillary Clinton. How’s that? Glad you asked! The answer lies in the exit polling from 2012. Readers of this site will no doubt recall this much-discussed question: Which ONE of these | Read More »

    It’s Time for a Conversation about Left Privilege

    We’ve heard a lot in the past year or so about “privilege,” which Wikipedia tells us is “the sociological concept that some groups of people have advantages relative to other groups.” One NPR contributor went so far as to declare “privilege” the word of the year for 2014. Those of us on the right – frequently the targets of various and sundry admonitions to “check your privilege” – | Read More »

    An Open Letter to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

    Dear Chairman Priebus, I realize that you probably will never see this. I realize that, by and large, you don’t take your cues from sites like this one – though you (and we, and the party, and the country) would probably be a lot better off if you did. If, however, you do somehow come across this letter, I hope you will take what follows | Read More »

    The Misogyny of John Paul Stevens

    Numerous authors and diarists on this site have pointed out the abject hypocrisy of the “War on Women” trope that played no small part in re-electing President Obama to a second term in the White House, noting that the Left is an all-too-frequent perpetrator of its own War on Women. However, a week and a half ago – just shy of the anniversary of the original | Read More »

    Not Yet Made to Care

    Nine months ago, I wrote a diary that received a lot more attention than I anticipated. Erick’s response to my post has since become something of a catch-phrase here on RedState, and has since made its way into the broader conservative blogosphere. “You will be made to care.” Thanks to a photographer named Elaine Huguenin, a cake maker named Jack Phillips, and a duck-call manufacturer named Phil Robertson (do I really need a link to | Read More »

    The Libertarian Case for Ken Cuccinelli

    Let me begin by noting that, as a “small ‘L’”  libertarian, I find some of Ken Cuccinelli’s policy positions deeply disconcerting. That said, I will gladly pull the (computerized) lever for him on Tuesday, because his opponent – who has never held elected office and whose sole claim to fame is being a high-dollar fundraiser for Bill Clinton – is so very much worse on almost every | Read More »

    Kennedy was right, and Scalia was wrong on Windsor

    In his Windsor ruling that invalidated section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which has naturally been roundly criticized by the right, Justice Kennedy’s opinion hinged on the following passage: “DOMA seeks to injure the very class New York seeks to protect. By doing so it violates basic due process and equal protection principles applicable to the Federal Government. See U. S. Const., | Read More »

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    The Most Frightening News of the Day

    Much has been written – including some very good stuff on this site by Erick, Ned Ryun and others – about the lessons we on the right need to be learning from the debacle that was the 2012 election. Readers Digest this morning had a bit of news that makes me believe we’re missing one very important lesson. Erick and others are absolutely right that | Read More »