RedState Interview: Jonah Goldberg (The Tyranny of Cliches).
(For RedState’s review of The Tyranny of Cliches, please see here.) We had the opportunity to talk with Jonah recently about his new book The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas. You can download or listen to it below; the interview mostly involves a basic look at the book and what went into writing it, but there’s at least one | Read More »
RS at CPAC: Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-20 PRI)
This is from yesterday: Karen Harrington is goig up against Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who doesn’t quite have the district that she used to. We’ve talked before, and she had some thoughts on CPAC this time: Karen’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
RS Interview: Gov. John Kasich (R, OH).
As it happens, this Wall Street Journal article discussing Ohio’s (among other states’) credit upgrade by Standard & Poor – and Ohio’s fairly dramatic drop in unemployment in a year – came out the same day that I spoke with Governor Kasich about his budget and labor union reform successes. The latter (SB5, which was in many ways an even stronger reform package than Wisconsin’s) | Read More »
RS Gathering 2011: Adam Hasner (R CAND, FL-SEN PRIMARY).
Adam Hasner was one of our speakers at the RedState Gathering, and he was available for a few moments for comments. You may recognize the backdrop; it’s from the Teddy Roosevelt painting, and I’d like to note that I think that campaigns looking for nice backgrounds from which to do their videos could do worse than use Steve Penley’s stuff. Adam’s site is here. I | Read More »
RS Gathering: Tim Scott (R, SC-01).
Tim Scott was elected last year on a general reform slate in South Carolina: he was one of the candidates that we took an interest in, so it was great that he got to speak with our readers Friday night. Afterward, we spoke with Tim briefly: Sound was a little off at first: we had some motivated listeners Friday night.
RS Gathering 2011: Nikki Haley.
As always, we try to take the time to talk briefly with some of the candidates and politicians that attend the RedState Gathering. As Governor Halley was so kind as to host us this year, I thought that I’d start with her. Governor Haley has of course been long a friend of the site, and it was a pleasure to have her welcome us to | Read More »
Michael Williams (R Cand, SEN-TX) wants to talk about race.
The problem with this essay on race by Texas Railroad Commissioner and Senatorial candidate Michael Williams is that you really need to read the whole thing: there are too many good bits to cram into just one snippet. But a taste: What grieves me most, however, is not that false cries of racism shortcircuit our debate, but that it makes legitimate concern about pockets of | Read More »
Hey, I made the New York Times. Sorta. Kinda. Not really.
Didn’t mention me by name, didn’t get my actual status on RedState quite right,* didn’t link to the original piece (or, indeed, to the the site itself), and for all I know it’s website-only** – but my wife seems to think that getting quoted still counts. Even if it was sort of out of context. Yeah, I know: overly fussy of me. Particularly since a | Read More »
Brian Faughnan on MSNBC.
The subject: This administration’s lack of transparency! The spokesperson for the Left: Jane Hamsher, of FireDogLake! The battle: …called on account of mutual agreement, more or less.