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    Updated and Bumped: Ambitious Writers, Here’s Your Opportunity

    Update: Don’t sweat finding images. A good essay is more than sufficient. As most of you know the RedState Gathering is underway. As my wife would not turn over the credit cards to me I’m still at home but most of the contributors are at The Gathering. This presents the ambitious among you with an opportunity. The front page needs stories for the next three | Read More »

    Jonathan Chait Hears A Dog Whistle

    We’ve been told now for over four years that any criticism of Obama is not based on his ineptness, incompetence, corruption, or moral cowardice but rather on our own racism. If you want to know why Obama’s “you didn’t build that” statement resonates, it has nothing to do with Obama’s dislike for America or his rejection of hard work and exceptionalism as American values. Rather | Read More »

    Obama Administration To Increase Fast & Furious After Aurora Shootings

    The only saving grace of having a president devoid of principles, experience, or class is that he and his sycophants, when under pressure, routinely push forward statements and ideas that are so bizarre as to be unbelievable outside a very low-brow comedy routine. For instance. Having suffered through 40 months of economic mismanagement unlike anything we’ve experienced since FDR, we’re told by the president, with | Read More »

    Dan Bongino Brings His “A” Game

    (h/t to Legal Insurrection) For those of you who don’t know, Dan Bongino is running for US Senate in Maryland. He has an uphill battle in a dark blue state trying to unseat legacy corruptocrat Ben Cardin. Dan is a great guy and would make a superb Senator. Take the time to listen to him speak and then drop by his website and donate.

    WaWa and Kerry: A Tale of Two Memes

    Yesterday saw two trial balloons floated by the Obama campaign and its surrogates in their ongoing struggle to define Mitt Romney as someone who should not be president.  The first was centered around a Romney campaign stop in Pennsylvania over the weekend, the second about an announcement, of sorts, to the media over who has been selected to act as Romney in Obama’s debate rehearsals. | Read More »

    Vote No On The McGurk Nomination

    On Wednesday the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for Brett McGurk to be US Ambassador to Iraq. There is no reason for any sane person to support this nomination. In terms of qualifications, Mr. McGurk brings very modest accomplishments to the table. While he has risen rapidly in rank there is little evidence of real substance in his record. He doesn’t speak | Read More »

    Washington Post Story On Romney Begins To Unravel

    So this morning the Washington Post runs a story detailing what kind of a jerk Mitt Romney was in high school. This is a surprise, right? A high school kid being a jerk. This has never ever happened before. Why, you might well ask, would the Washington Post devote valuable time and space to writing about this event? And why, you might well follow up, | Read More »

    Obama: Troops Are Fighting On My Behalf

    When Barack Obama made his unsurprising announcement today that he has finally evolved far enough to endorse homosexual marriage, ironically an evolutionary dead end, he made two other interesting statements. First, he attributes his evolution to his Christian faith. This is sort of odd, speaking as a Trinitarian Christian, because it puts Christ in the position of disavowing himself. This is not surprising. Anyone who | Read More »

    Dispatches From the Meme Wars: Part III

    While many of us would prefer that political campaigns were run on issues, the fact is that most are won or lost based on imagery. What do we remember from the 2008 campaign beyond “hope and change?” Was the deciding event in 2004 the policy differences between George Bush and John Kerry or was it the Swiftboat Veterans? Other than the recount, what do we | Read More »

    Barack Obama: A Legend In His Own Mind

    In terms of iconography this photo is destined to rival that taken of FDR on D-Day.* With some trying to turn bin Laden’s death into a campaign talking point for Obama’s reelection, it is useful to remember that the trail to bin Laden started in a CIA black site — all of which Obama ordered closed, forever, on the second full day of his administration | Read More »