Leona Helmsley Went to Jail. Tim Geithner Might Go to Treasury.

    Barack Obama, like George W. Bush before him, is starting off with loyalty as a fault.  Continuing to stand behind Timothy Geithner for Treasury Secretary is not a change we can believe in.  It’s the same old politics of one set of rules for the Joe the Plumbers of the world and a second set for the privileged, well-connected nomenklatura. Geithner is allegedly a brilliant | Read More »

    Republicans Should Oppose the Stimulus Bill

    There seems to be a lot of happy talk surrounding Barack Obama’s recent trip to Capitol Hill, and his attempt to sell his stimulus bill to Republicans by adding a few ‘tax cuts.’  But bipartisan bonhomie notwithstanding, there’s no more reason to embrace Barack Obama’s stimulus plan today than there was a week ago. It is still a tremendous waste of taxpayer dollars, will do nothing | Read More »

    In Support of Israel

    Two days ago, Israel launched a massive counter-offensive against the Hamas terrorist stronghold in Gaza. Apparently learning from the failed strategy of the Lebanon war against Hezbollah in the summer of 2006, the Israelis are not depending on the rationality of their enemy. Instead of assuming that Hamas would want to protect Palestinian civilians and avoid unnecessary casualties, the Israelis are, rightly, assuming the opposite | Read More »

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Answers Wanted From All Parties Running for RNC Chairman

    We at RedState have ten items on which we would like your responses. We will print your responses to all ten items on the front page of RedState in the order in which they are received. The ten items are: Please state your qualifications for the job and why those qualifications make you the best choice. Please explain how you see the role of RNC | Read More »


    Saxby Chambliss + The RNC Chairman’s Race

    This morning at 10 o’clock we’ll have a live chat with Senator Saxby Chambliss on the front page. Feel free to stop by and submit your questions to Senator Chambliss. Likewise, we would encourage each of the candidates considering the RNC Chairman’s race to think about posting here at RedState why they are interested in being RNC Chairman. We’d be glad to put those posts | Read More »

    The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month of 1918

    In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved, and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throwThe torch; be yours to | Read More »

    Get Engaged for Saxby Chambliss

    Today there are three U.S. Senate races currently unresolved: Norm Coleman faces a recount in his victory over Al Franken, Ted Stevens has a narrow lead in his re-election bid, and Saxby Chambliss faces a runoff on December 2 against his Democratic challenger. Chambliss deserves any support you can offer — financial or otherwise — and we urge all conservatives to do what they can | Read More »

    The Leadership Struggle Ahead

    We now move to the leadership struggle for the House and Senate Republicans. We have no preferences in these races yet. But we have a question that Messrs. McConnell, Boehner, and Blunt must answer: How are you qualified to lead after two consecutive elections of significant losses? There are others who are just as qualified to lead, some might argue more qualified to lead. in | Read More »

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    Congratulations President-Elect Obama

    Only a few years ago, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, writing to uphold affirmative action policies at the University of Michigan, speculated that the time would be ripe to reconsider racial preference policies in thirty years, after the nation has had more time to progress. Thirty years came quickly. The nation has moved beyond what was. We congratulate President-elect Obama on a well fought battle won | Read More »