Should Marriage In Alabama Only Be Recognized As A Private Contract?
Ramsay Bolton Morality Conquers America I read things every so often that leave me believing all that is good about America will die a slow, hideous death in the ditch like a drunk or stoned transient experiencing the final liver collapse. Our culture and way of life are under a deconstructive assault and the traditionalists manning the ramparts athwart this invasion | Read More »
Marcus Luttrell: Navy SEAL and American hero to you. “Sweaty bodyguard” to the left.
When Governor Rick Perry announced he was running for president there were two bearded men standing behind him: Marcus and Morgan Luttrell. Marcus Luttrell was (as much as you can ever use the word “was” in this context) a Navy SEAL and the sole survivor of Operation Red Wings. His story was made into a bestselling book and popular movie called Lone Survivor. Perry has | Read More »
Last women wash out of Ranger School
The Army, ever servile to the latest political fads emanating from the Pentagon, opened the US Army Ranger School to women candidates in the class that began on April 20. The first-ever Army Ranger School with female students opened on Monday with 16 of 19 female soldiers passing the initial physical fitness test, as the Pentagon continues to assess which new combat roles women should | Read More »
Anti-Somethings Are All the Rage
Lately it seems the growing number of fashionable “anti-something” campaigns are more about attempting to establish that it is you who are the only one against the spotlighted subject matter. This has become very clear with things such as the anti-gun violence and anti-rape campaigns. Oh, congratulations! You’re against sexual assault and violence with a deadly weapon? 99.99% of us are, unless you’re the actual | Read More »
Adventures in education: the field trip to a sex-toy store
I suppose if you think so little of your kid (not to mention your self respect) that you’d send him off to something called The Gaia Democratic School, you lose your right to complain. A sex education teacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking middle- and high-school students on a field trip to an adult novelty store in Minneapolis. Gaia Democratic School director | Read More »
Turkey’s quiet Christian genocide
Nearly everyone but the Obama administration has heard of the genocide of Turkey’s Armenian minority in which as many as 1.5 million Armenians were deliberately murdered by the Turkish government. While the Armenians were targeted for their ethnicity, what is widely overlooked is the fact that the Armenians were Orthodox Christians who inconveniently enjoyed conspicuous success in an Islamic nation. Now that the Turks have | Read More »
We may have reached Peak Feminism
Most everyone is familiar with the travails of Dr. Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University. Because of an opinion piece she wrote she was hit with a Title IX complaint by a couple of students (the leader of the mob is pictured above, Lauren Leydon-Hardy, @leydonhardy. And yes, she is sort of cute in that rabid-feminist-dominatrix-librarian kind of way.) Things seemed less amusing when I received an | Read More »
California tries to crush the porn industry and fails
You have to give California credit. The California regulatory state seems poised to succeed where everyone from religious groups to radical feminists have failed. California stands on the cusp of crushing the porn industry in that state. Last week, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA) proposed a new raft of safety standards for porn production sets in the state, raising ire and | Read More »
Kickstarter is the pinnacle of the Indie era of Video Games
Over at the long-standing video game development website Gamasutra, Andrew Pellerano has a featured post saying Kickstarter threatens innovation and the whole video game industry. This is nonsense, and his own example, meant to be full of impact, doesn’t even hold water.
, Keiji Inafune
, Koji Igarushi
, Mighty No. 9
, Shigeru Miyamoto
, Super Mario Bros.
, Video Games
Why Denny Hastert’s indictment is a danger to us all
I was never a huge Hastert fan when he was Speaker of the House. I was never quite sure what, if anything, he believed in. Having said that, he did a couple of good things. He instituted the “Hastert Rule,” which says no bill comes to the floor of the House unless a majority of the GOP caucus is in favor of it. When the | Read More »
The Opposite Of The Police State
The Fires of Anarchy Burn In The Cities. I’ll confess something right at the beginning. When I see a police car in the rearview mirror, I feel a certain unease. Not hatred, not fear, just a general “Oh crud! Why is he following my car today?” I don’t believe anyone unconditionally loves a police officer who hasn’t married or given | Read More »
, Fred Reed
, Jack Dunphy
, Just Let Them Eat Eachother
, Lord of The Flies
, los angeles
, police strike
, Thomas Hobbes
WATCH: Gov. Scott Walker Addresses Now Infamous Politico/TPM/Jezebel/NPR/Kos/Etc Ultrasound Misquote
On the Dana Loesch Radio Show today, Governor Scott Walker addressed the made-up controversy over his non-controversial remarks, first pointed out by Loesch and which we wrote about here at RedState. His response is perfect. “Walker Derangement Syndrome’ is absolutely correct. The left and the media (standard “but I repeat myself” joke goes here) will relentlessly latch onto stories that they think paint Republicans as | Read More »
Has “The War on Poverty” Worked?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Quinn to talk about the War on Poverty, competing numbers on its effectiveness, and music legend B.B. King.
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The Ascension of Emma Sulkowicz
Sacrificed To Create Mattress Girl. Sometimes getting what you want requires you to grind another person’s name into the dirt. Emma Sulkowicz wanted her fifteen minutes of fame. She wanted to join the Post-modern Pantheon of the Symbolically Oppressed (PPSO). She did so as “Mattress Girl” – avatar of the rape victim. In order to do so, she needed a scapegoat. | Read More »
Liberal angst on the civil-military divide. Part 1000.
One of the great thing about blogging at RedState for nearly eleven years is that it is environmentally sensitive. By that, I mean eventually you see the same articles (by different authors) appear and you can recycle your blog posts. One of those appeared today in the LA Times: US Military And Civilians Are Increasingly Divided. While the U.S. waged a war in Vietnam 50 | Read More »