The Farm Bill Boondoggle

    Some things will never change in Washington.  And this week’s deal on the Farm/Food Stamp bill is a perfect example of Washington’s recalcitrance to conservative reforms.  After months of a protracted K Street food fight, the majority of the lobbyists appear to have brought home enough bacon and have settled on a deal. Throughout the week you will find headlines heralding the bipartisan agreement to | Read More »

    Why Bother?

    Why Bother?

    I did not watch the Golden Globes this year. I did not watch the Grammys. I am not sure if I will watch the State of the Union address. Why bother? A thin skinned amateur who has been in office six years and still can’t grasp how to do his job will stand before an even more thin skinned Parliament of Whores and tell them | Read More »

    Aaron Gardner Comes On Board

    As you are probably aware, Salem Communications recently purchased RedState from Eagle Publishing. One of the first things I begged of my new corporate overlords was a new right hand at RedState. I’ve been without for a while. I get several thousand emails a day — and that does not include spam. A chunk of it is from the contact email list. I do my | Read More »

    Congressional Black Caucus unhappy with Obama judicial appointments

    Congressional Black Caucus unhappy with Obama judicial appointments

    The Hill’s Mike Lillis, reports that leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to “publicly rebuke” President Obama because of the “lack of diversity’ in his federal judicial appointments.” It’s hard to understand the CBC’s complaint. According to Freddie Allen, Obama’s judicial appointments have resulted in a higher rate of Black judges confirmed than any other president in history. Research compiled by the Alliance for Justice, demonstrated that so far | Read More »

    Obama’s NLRB Does UAW’s Bidding In Chattanooga

    You’re not really shocked by this, are you?

    UAW - Vote Obama

    In a rather unsurprising announcement last week, the National Labor Relations Board’s Office of the General Counsel–which is headed by the former general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Richard Griffin–chose to dismiss VW employees’ allegations that the United Auto Workers and VW, through its German union, had violated the rights of VW’s employees in Chattanooga.

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    The NRSC is Full of Horse Manure

    Mike Huckabee is out comparing the tea party to nazis and Chuck Schumer wants the government to drive the tea party from business.Never fear! The National Republican Senatorial Committee is on the case. Here’s their morning email, bit by bit: Good morning folks,The wheels are starting to come off… on the verge of losing power in Washington, Democrats are losing it. At the Center for | Read More »

    Missing the lessons of the NC unemployment “experiment.”

    Missing the lessons of the NC unemployment "experiment."

    Let me get some housekeeping out of the way first. I wrote an article last year when the cutting of unemployment benefits was first proposed which made some on the left angry. Most that were upset with my take (that generally speaking, it would be good for the economy to cut it) missed the entire point which, in fact, was not an economic argument as | Read More »

    Wendy Davis From Fairy Tale Land

    Wendy Davis From Fairy Tale Land

    In 1904 J.M. Barrie introduced us to Wendy Darling who went with Peter Pan to Neverland. Now, in 2014, Democrats have conjured up Wendy Davis from Fairy Tale Land. They have made her, a Texas state legislator, their choice for Governor of Texas. Wendy Davis filibustered pro-life legislation in Texas while wearing pink sneakers. The press chose to fixate on her “barbie like” looks and | Read More »

    25 Missouri Union Bosses Who Hate Workplace Freedom

    Opposition to making Missouri the 25th workplace freedom state is driven by union bosses, who currently have the power to take mandatory dues from Missourians in unionized workplaces.

    Forced unionism helps union bosses build front groups like “We Are Missouri” to broadcast their talking points. It also helps them buy political allies to fight reforms like the Freedom to Work Act proposed in the Missouri House.

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    Mike Huckabee Might Want to Rethink That Allusion to Nazis

    Former Governor Mike Huckabee is getting beaten up unfairly for a statement he made while speaking to the Republican National Committee. He accurately described how the Democrats portray women as helpless and in need of government. He went to reference “Uncle Sugar.” The statement related to something else that happened at the event and has been taken out of context. What seems to not have | Read More »

    The Vile Voice of Wendy Davis’ Supporters Ridiculing a Paraplegic

    The Vile Voice of Wendy Davis' Supporters Ridiculing a Paraplegic

    Wendy Davis cannot run from Battleground Texas now. The Fort Worth office of Battleground Texas and Wendy Davis’s Fort Worth campaign office are common ground with each other. They share resources. Wendy Davis, last week, claimed she out raised Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott by including fundraising totals from Battleground Texas in her numbers. She and Battleground Texas are the same. And that is according | Read More »

    Milwaukee School Defines Community

    Milwaukee School Defines Community

    Last month I detailed my experience at Hope Christian High School in Milwaukee, courtesy of The Franklin Center’s School Choice Conference.  Hope was the most impressive high school I’ve ever seen, but it wasn’t the only school I had the privilege of visiting while in Milwaukee.  Boarding our yellow school bus again, we traveled to Bruce-Guadalupe Community School. As children played on the playground outside, | Read More »

    Matt Bevin

    Matt Bevin

    Matt Bevin is running for the United States Senate in Kentucky. The businessman and father of nine is committed to the pro-life cause. Several of his children were adopted. In 2003, he lost a daughter in a car wreck. The Southern Theological Seminary’s Bevin Center for Missions Moblization is named for Matt Bevin’s daughter. Matt Bevin is a good man. Right now he is being | Read More »

    A Day of Death.

    Forty-two years ago today, America decided to adopt a state religious belief: that some humans are not people. It is necessarily a religious belief, because to that point, America had never doubted that humans were persons, in the same way it had never doubted that wheat is a grain; it is self-evident by both one’s senses and one’s common sense, by basic science and by | Read More »

    A Family’s Struggle With Apparent Mental Health Issues Turns to Life

    I heard a story the other day about a family seemingly ruined by the mental health issue of the oldest child in the family. I thought it was worth sharing today, given events.This family had five sons and at least two daughters. The father died leaving the mother to care for the family. The oldest son had always seemed a little abnormal and after years | Read More »