Rick Perry Wins
The drunk in charge of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office wants to settle a political grudge with a criminal indictment. It is sad that this has gone so far. It is sad that Rick Perry had to suffer the indignity of a mug shot as Democrats try to fundraise off it. But I’ll take Perry’s mugshot over Rosemary Lehmberg’s any day of the week. | Read More »
ISIS Beheads American Journalist
There are videos and there are pictures. I am linking neither. I am also not advising anyone look them up. Today, ISIS (which now just goes by “the Islamic State”) has released a video of a member of theirs beheading American photojournalist James Foley. From Mediaite: Foley had been missing since November 22, 2012 when he disappeared in Syria. Mediaite has chosen not to post or link | Read More »
Rick Perry Becomes the 2016 GOP Frontrunner
Rick Perry has been on a subtle campaign since November of 2012, and he has done it well. The Texas Governor has wooed away companies from multiple states by showing off the energetic business environment, he has engaged in national political discussions through videos, social media, and op-eds, and he has kept his name, and more importantly, the record of the state he governs, in | Read More »
Everybody Harry Reid’s ever viciously attacked is getting ready for 2016.
Harry Reid has the unmitigated gall to suggest that he’s one of the good guys.Read More »
Swept away on the Tides of Narrative
I made an observation on Twitter about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri this morning, and a helpful reader noted that C.S. Lewis had already expressed the same idea with great eloquence: @Doc_0 C. S. Lewis “How monotonously alike all the great tyrants and conquerors have been; how gloriously different are the saints.” — Darla (@Darla2015) August 19, 2014 There are many different ways for a | Read More »
What Happens When you Ignore Genocidal Jihadists?
ISIS, the largest, most well funded and armed jihadist army we have ever seen, was very clear about their mission. They gave Iraq’s Christians until July to convert or die. Then they began slaughtering them en masse. Now they have a message for America, you’re next. As The Daily Caller reports: The terror group — which changed its name simply to the Islamic State since | Read More »
Gov. Perry Setting the Record Straight (with video)
Gov. Perry has taken advantage of the political opportunity provided to him by the Perry-haters in the so-called Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. Indicted on trumped up charges that are obviously no more than a pitiful attempt of political revenge by Rosemary Lehmberg the disgraced District Attorney of Travis County, Texas, Perry has gone on the offensive. Lehmberg was arrested on, and pled guilty to, charges | Read More »
Hillary Clinton is About Hillary Clinton
At RCP, Michael Barone notes that Hillary Clinton has been almost totally absent from either stumping or fundraising for Democrats in this midterm election cycle. Barone notes that when Nixon lost the GOP primary to Goldwater in 1964, he went out on the campaign trail in force for Republicans in 1966 and helped them win a significant number of off-year seats. Barone observes the difference | Read More »
The Republicans who helped Indict Rick Perry
Much as we wish we could place the blame solely on the Democrats for the revenge indictment of Rick Perry, there are several Republicans who helped pave the way for it. The Texas State House of Representatives has long been a moderate’s haven under the gavel of left-of-center Speaker Joe Straus*, whose squishiness is well known here at RedState. As Breitbart notes, when Governor Perry | Read More »
Come See Russell Moore, Joe Scarborough, and Me in Nashville on September 16, 2014
I am headed to Nashville, TN on September 16th. It is going to be a great time. I’m going for this great event. Hashtag Productions and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission are hosting a discussion between Russell Moore of the ERLC and Joe Scarborough. I get to be the moderator. The event is going to be from 7:15pm to 9:00pm at Lipscomb University’s Collins | Read More »
Perry Prosecutor Accused of Witness Tampering
The man behind the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was accused of witness tampering earlier this year by a Texas District Attorney. Mike McCrum, a special prosecutor in Texas, secured a two-count grand jury indictment of Perry last week alleging the long-time governor had abused his office. But McCrum’s past, which includes extensive work as a defense attorney, cast shadows over his current | Read More »
Militarized Police and the Politicization of Ferguson
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Dan McLaughlin to discuss the shooting death of Michael Brown, the militarized police state and how liberals have politicized the growing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.Read More »
Lawfare and Mutually Assured Destruction
In the not too recent past, a sense of basic decency and fair play, combined with the threat of mutually assured destruction, were the only things that prevented prosecutors from settling every political dispute with criminal indictments. Prosecutors, after all, are some of the most dangerous and politically and legally immune people in the country. A large number of them are ambitious either politically or | Read More »
Indicting Governor Perry Was An Indictment Against Standards
There was a time, a far, far better time, when people invented a famous saying. “Close enough for government work.” It was profoundly complimentary. It wasn’t a joke. They were not kidding. They were not accusing humble Civil Servants such as me of living large on the struggling plumber’s dime. Today, quite sadly the meaning of that phrase has undergone a tragic transformation. The Colorado | Read More »
Lawfare: When Screaming Racism, ‘War on Women,’ and Impeachment Are Not Enough
Democrats knew going into 2014 they’d have bleak chances nationwide. They started screaming racism, trying to whip black and hispanic voters into a frenzy against Republicans. If Republicans dared look angrily at Eric Holder, why that was racism. Even now, Democrats intend to turn the tragedy of Ferguson, MO into a political campaign, thereby undoing a lot of bridge building between the left and right. | Read More »
Tech at Night: Monday roundup
Yeah, I was all set to do a regular Tech at Night tonight. Honest. Really. But something came up, and I haven’t even started putting words to Wordpress until 2:55 am as I write this. I’m sorry.
On the plus side, I reached my goal in a hobby. I beat Zelda 2 in under 19 minutes, just 4 and a half seconds off of the world record. I’ll keep trying for the record but cutting my best time from 19:13 to 18:57 made me very happy tonight, and I had a lot of video processing work to do to publish the run.Read More »
The stench of DOOM in Ed Fitzgerald’s (D CAND, Ohio-GOV) campaign.
It is, of course, too early for a DOOM call itself.Read More »
DNC Chair: “That Woman” Joni Ernst is “An Onion of Crazy”
I have always been of the opinion that you can tell how a man feels about women by the way he treats women. However, in 2012, the fact that Mitt Romney was by all accounts a doting and supportive husband to Ann, they saw fit to run a campaign based on innuendo and alleged dog whistles. And so it is that the leader of the | Read More »
US ratchets up bombing campaign in Iraq; Kurds retaking parts of Mosul Dam.
Bombing jihadis at the Mosul Dam is an excellent idea; it’s also an expansion of the administration’s self-imposed mission for Iraq.Read More »
Ferguson, Missouri and the Fog of Partisanship and Ideology
Having a coherent political philosophy is a good thing. So is being active in partisan politics and choosing a side. But the saga of events in Ferguson, Missouri is a reminder of the hazards of letting your choice of side do all your thinking for you. I am particularly reminded of this by the juxtaposition of two items of news today. On the one hand, | Read More »