How To Tell If You’re Not A Conservative
If you make fun of conservatives on the basis of their conservative beliefs, chances are you ain’t one. If you identify yourself on the basis of a trait that you acknowledge not to be conservative, chances are you are not one, as well. If you actively encourage others to hold a viewpoint that you acknowledge not to be a conservative one, you’re really on thin | Read More »
We Are Yet To See Our Finest Hour
We said we want our country back, and we meant it.
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How To Save the GOP
Now it seems that John Boehner has endorsed Maria Cino for the Republican National Committee chairmanship. There is a problem with that endorsement. If others follow suit, it will destroy the Republican Party.
Illinois Governor Quinn, Speaker Madigan Backroom Deal Caught on Video
When Chicago voters returned Pat Quinn to his job as Governor of Chicago, they knew he wanted to increase their income taxes from 3% to 4%. That’s not much for most of his supporters, who accept a government check of one sort or another. But shortly after winning reelection, he let it be known that a 33% increase was not enough, if his public sector | Read More »
Quinn A-Tax Illinois
Democrats kept their grip on power in the Illinois Legislature and won the governorship by the slimmest of margins, and they are going to make voters pay for it. Emboldened by his reelection, Governor Quinn and legislative allies are seizing on the lame duck session to sneak through a radical tax and spending plan the voters did not expect and would not have accepted.
In Defense of Marriage and Logic
I despise illogical argument, and I love my wife. But just as much, I love my culture, that sum of received practice, belief, and wisdom I have come to share, or to believe I share, with those around me. So my hair stands on end when libertarian Doug Mataconis of Outside the Beltway (and dozens of others, apparently) retweet self-described liberal statistician Peter Flom: If | Read More »
Is Christmas about Christ, or is it about reindeer? Why, yes. Christmas is a celebration of the virgin birth of Jesus the Christ, Y’shua the Messiah, in a manger in Bethlehem. It’s a tale of wise men (who weren’t there) and shepherds (who were). It’s also a celebration of the dead of Winter, a memory of the cold days of the Little Ice Age in | Read More »
Let’s At Least Get Our Class Warfare Right
Even liberty-loving, highly doctrinaire conservative tea partying Redstate Republicans like me have dreams of dragging our party into the light on an issue or two.
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The 57 States Gaffe Was No Joke
Like Sarah Palin, I draw some amusement at presidential candidate Barack Obama’s famous mis-state-ment, thinking him insufficiently immersed in American civics as a child raised in Indonesia or wherever. When forced to think in an unteleprompted environment, his unfamiliarity shone through, I thought. OK, on some level I still think that. But then Brittany Cohan suggested that Obama was only joking about how long the | Read More »
The Failed Earmark Gambit
Earmarks are institutional corruption, dressed up in faux Constitutional trappings.
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