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    Defending Senator @KellyAyotte

    New Hampshire Senater Kelly Ayotte is taking a mixture of heat and good natured ribbing over her not only sponsoring the Sunscreen Innovation Act but bragging about its passage on Twitter.   Glad POTUS has signed Sunscreen Innovation Act, which I cosponsored. Law will help ensure Americans have access 2 best quality sunscreen. — (@KellyAyotte) December 1, 2014 Contrary to what many have said this is | Read More »

    Former DC Mayor Marion Berry dead at 78

    There are those who say you shouldn’t speak ill of the dead and if you don’t have anything good to say to say nothing. That is not the RedState way. Former DC Mayor Marion Barry has died. The best possible legacy for the man is to forget him as soon as possible. Barry burst upon the scene a classic race baiter in the tradition of | Read More »

    October 7, 1571. The Battle of Lepanto. Christendom Saved.

    October 7, 1571. The Battle of Lepanto. Christendom Saved.

    Today we look at the weak, fragmented, corrupt, and thoroughly benighted Islamic world with contempt… and a small amount of fear. That was not always the case. From the eight century A.D. the Islamic world held the whip hand in what is now the Mediterranean basin, suffering only occasional setbacks, like the Battle of Tours, while conquering the historically Christian populations of North Africa, the Levant, | Read More »

    Minimum wage and losing at life

    Erick has taken some heat over comments he made while guest hosting the Rush Limbaugh Show on Thursday on the subject of minimum wage (see Failing at Life for more context but a sample of the critiques are here, here, etc). I think Erick is mostly right on the issue. My family comes from Appalachia. Both my father and grandfather quit school at age thirteen to | Read More »

    Obama’s strategy for defeating ISIS

    The secret weapon we have that will enable us to defeat ISIS: pic.twitter.com/Nrpvnfdsbv — Alan (@TheRetiredDoc) September 2, 2014

    David Gregory out at Meet the Press

    NBC has announced David Gregory has been replaced on Meet the Press by Chuck Todd. Yawn.

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    My first decade on Red State

    Toward the end of July 2004 I saw a brief note in James Taranto’s “Best of the Web” column that a new conservative site, called RedState, was open for business. I had recently been banned from another conservative blog because I was a little too adept at and smug about irritating the moderators and was looking for a new home and decided to give RedState | Read More »

    The Conservative Choice for Mississippi: NOT Thad Cochran

    Now that the GOP primary in Mississippi has been settled by a strong infusion of Democrat votes it is time for conservatives to make their decision on what to do next. In my view, the only conservatives or anyone concerned about the direction of the country is to support, actively or passively, Travis Childers, the Democrat candidate for Senate. This is not to say Childers | Read More »

    Friends don’t let friends vote for Thad Cochran

    My first vote in a presidential election was cast for Jimmy Carter. Now that I’ve rendered my on judgment suspect, you can read more or not. The outcome of the Mississippi primary was disappointing in many ways. A senile, adulterer whose sole value is providing government largess to the trough from which his donors feed won the nomination to be US Senator. To do this | Read More »

    Sergeant Bergdahl and thinking the worst of the Obama regime

    In view of the past five years of the Obama regime we’ve learned that just when you reach the point where you want to say “they’d never do that” you come up short and admit that they would. For instance, the using the IRS as political Brown Shirts has been passe since Richard Nixon tried it circa 1972. Benghazi: whether or not a rescue was | Read More »