Iranian nuclear negotiations on the verge of failure
On July 20, Iran and the United States reach a self-imposed deadline for reining in Iran’s nuclear weapons program. With the Vienna negotiations over Iran’s nuclear activities making halting progress at best and a deadline looming, the Obama administration announced Thursday that Secretary of State John Kerry would fly here this weekend to assess whether a deal is possible — and perhaps to begin negotiating an extension in | Read More »
Amanda Marcotte’s Continuing Assault on Facts, Decency, and Reason
Usually I avoid responding to political columnists who are obviously afflicted with particularly insidious forms of dementia which of necessity includes Amanda Marcotte. But this particularly insane rant – which exists solely to take unsourced and spurious accusations against crisis pregnancy centers – is so blatantly dishonest and delusional that it demands at least some sort of response. The basic thrust of Marcotte’s argument is | Read More »
Crushed By Competition, UAW Bosses Roll Snake Eyes As Trump Announces Likely Casino Closure
Although the hotel union UNITE-HERE has been in Atlantic City for decades, it appears that the United Auto Workers gamble in the casino industry is not going too well. In fact, after a few minor election wins, taking four years to negotiate first contracts in the midst of the great recession and, now, one of the iconic targets of its much ballyhooed 2006-2007 attempt at | Read More »
Massachusetts sheriff squawks over Bristol County being used as illegal immigrant dumping ground
The administration is presuming much of its allies.Read More »
Obama defends religious freedom of Muslim extremist
Given the Obama administrations demonstrated hostility to Christianity as anything other than a set of curious practices trotted out at various holidays. We’re all familiar with Hobby Lobby and Hosanna-Tabor, but the list of Obama’s actions aimed an marginalizing people of faith is fairly long. The U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli argued in Hobby Lobby that even if the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) covered | Read More »
The Las Vegas Review Journal backhands Harry Reid over… being Harry Reid, really.
I’m going to really enjoy the 2016 Nevada Senate election.Read More »
Iowa Republicans: please consider extra campaigning assistance for Joni Ernst for the next two weeks.
She’s serving her country.Read More »
Obama’s YOLO presidency descends into parody
At a speech in Austin, Texas, last week, Obama criticized the lawsuit House Speaker John Boehner has announced. I mean, think about that. You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job — (laughter) — while you don’t do your job. (Applause.) There’s a great movie called “The Departed” — a little violent for kids. But there’s a scene in the | Read More »
Bahrain declares US diplomat persona non grata
Great. Just when you thought the Obama administration had done all the damage it could possibly do in the Arab world you find out you are wrong. Via the LA Times Bahrain announced Monday that it was expelling a top State Department official for meddling in its affairs, sharpening tensions between the Obama administration and a strategically important Persian Gulf ally. The state-run Bahrain News | Read More »
Quote of the Day, I Love This Long-Term Plan For The GOP By @TheRickWilson edition.
Basically, the GOP needs to shove the State right down the White House’s throat. Sideways.Read More »
Language Restrictions Will Ultimately Decide The Immigration Debate
“A jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured, had sexual relationships with other men and was now ‘available’, not having [a] sexual partner,” the judge said. “If this was the 1950s and you had a jury of 12 men there, which is what you’d invariably have, they would say it’s unnatural for a | Read More »
Ten years at RedState. Wow.
Since streiff is telling his story… huh. I don’t know if I really have any. As near as I can remember, I more or less segued smoothly over from Tacitus to RedState; I commented, then diaried, then got front-page privileges at the former site, and then started doing the same over at RedState. I do remember getting moderating privileges, though. Mostly because the trolls all hid | Read More »
Two Federal Judges Demand Answers on “Lost” Lerner Emails from IRS “Under Oath”
The IRS has been attempting to mitigate and obstruct the truth about Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails.
The past two days in federal court have made that much more difficult for the IRS.Read More »
RNC convention pick bearing fruit: LeBron James to return to Cleveland.
Hey, if the President can take credit for Osama bin Laden, then Reince Priebus and the RNC can take credit for bringing LeBron back to Cleveland. I don’t make the rules, after all. I just use them to be a royal pain in the sit-upon. Four years after he bolted from Cleveland to Miami in pursuit of the N.B.A. championships that had eluded him, LeBron | Read More »
Gary Palmer is the Conservative to Support in Alabama
Gary Palmer and Paul DeMarco are in a runoff in Alabama. Interestingly, Paul DeMarco is using a quote from a post at RedState to attack Gary Palmer. What DeMarco is not saying is that RedState has endorsed Gary Palmer. We stand by Gary Palmer. As you all know, for a number of reasons, Gary was not my first choice. But he was always my second | Read More »
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 »
AFSCME thinks that the UNCF should think that $60K > $25M.
AFSCME apparently cannot count.Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Friday Open Thread
I have read about writers getting writer’s block. Before I started regularly writing diaries at RedState, I never considered writing to be my main tool of communication and could not identify with the concept of getting it. Now, since I’ve made a quasi-commitment to keeping an open thread available at RedState, it has happened to me numerous times. Sometimes I chock it up to boredom | Read More »
The One Rule
Before there was a RedState officially, its founders agreed on one rule and that rule has been diligently kept by their heirs here. Despite what many of our critics say, RedState is not a uniform and homogenous place. The front page contributors disagree on gay marriage, on immigration, war, isolationism, on the fight within the Republican Party, tactics strategy, etc. My job is spent often | Read More »
I stand with Glenn Beck, not Robert Malthus
I see a pattern in the online debates over Glenn Beck’s plan to bring a few thousand hot meals to children sent alone to to the US from Mexico. Anytime someone defends the practice, his critics get derailed in a massive non sequitur, beginning to argue about the gravity of the illegal immigration crisis, the economics of illegal immigration, and other related topics. The net effect is to say or to imply that the defender of Glenn Beck is simply wrong on illegal immigration.
The fact is, Glenn Beck’s actions are right or wrong independent of the correct policy on illegal immigration, and the entire debate is indicative of a moral decay that extreme leftists have injected into our rhetoric. We need to throw off their influence, now.Read More »