Wendy Davis’ Ex Asked a Court to Order Her Not to Use Drugs Before Seeing Her Kids

    News has broken that Wendy Davis lied about her background. She is now playing victim blaming Greg Abbott.It is her ex-husband who talked to a left-of-center Dallas reporter. It is also her ex-husband who asked a Texas District Court to issue a temporary restraining order against Wendy Davis in 2003.In that order, the judge ordered that Wendy Davis “be immediately restrained from . . . | Read More »

    Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with his ‘I Have A Dream Speech’

    Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with his 'I Have A Dream Speech'

    I hope you took  some time today to think about the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. America is a better place because of his efforts. Watch listen or read King’s great “I Have A Dream Speech.” It needs no further introduction: MLK day is always amazing to me because as conservatives we are simultaneously racist if we don’t celebrate the day | Read More »

    An Addendum To My Pastor’s Sermon Today

    An Addendum To My Pastor's Sermon Today

    Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.  As expected, my pastor did not speak on the subject.  Although I know him to be a man that values the sanctity of life, he has never given a full sermon on it.  If I had to guess, I’d say the reason has something to do with politics.  My church is what is referred to as a “mega-church” | Read More »

    Oklahoma? Jim Bridenstine. Okay?

    To answer the question that keeps invading my vacation in the form of tweets, Facebook messages, texts, and emails — Congressman Jim Bridenstine. Jim is the guy I would support in an instant to replace Senator Coburn in Okalahoma. I don’t know whether he is running or not, but conservatives would be insane to not draft him into the race. In fact, I think conservatives | Read More »

    An Orchestrated Media Hit On Ken Buck

    An Orchestrated Media Hit On Ken Buck

    As I type, the left wing media is orchestrating a hit job on Ken Buck in Colorado. The left wing propaganda machine has taken a quote wildly out of context and driven it to national attention through a series of websites, including a 501(c)(3), the Huffington Post, and the Denver Post. Steve Benen, writing for the Rachel Maddow Show site, has also picked up the | Read More »

    Connecting More Dots

    As I mentioned yesterday, Ben Sasse of Nebraska is running for the Senate against a guy who has Mitch McConnell’s backing. Some of McConnell’s friends are holding a fundraiser for Sasse’s opponent at the NRSC. One name stands out pretty significantly on the invitation: Billy Piper. Mr. Piper is not just Mitch McConnell’s former Chief of Staff. He’s now a well paid lobbyist working on | Read More »

    The Horatius of Oklahoma Exits

    The Horatius of Oklahoma Exits

    Senator Tom Coburn is the very first person I ever asked RedState readers to give money to support. We at RedState declared him Senator Trainwreck, endearingly, when he ran for the Senate. His book, Breach of Trust, is one of the best reads on the corrupting nature of Washington, D.C. Over the past year, with all the budget fights, I’ve said more than my fair | Read More »

    Just How Out of Touch is the Ruling Class?

    Just How Out of Touch is the Ruling Class?

    As House Republicans prepare for their aptly-named “GOP Retreat” at the end of the month, they are planning to make immigration the centerpiece of their legislative strategy.  Both Politico and Roll Call offer a glimpse into their grand scheme.  They will offer a lot of window dressing about enforcement and all the things the GOP base wants to hear.  But ask yourself this question: why | Read More »

    Ben Sasse Unites Conservatives, But Runs Afoul of Mitch McConnell

    Ben Sasse may be the most unique candidate running for the Senate this year. This candidate in Nebraska has united parts of the conservative movement that often, these days, find themselves on opposite sides. The Senate Conservative Fund supports him. RedState supports him. The Club for Growth supports him. Paul Ryan supports him. He has the National Review cover profile, joining both Ted Cruz and | Read More »

    Republicans Begin Laying Ground Work to Walk Away From Obamacare Opposition

    Conservative and Republican affiliated groups have started the 2014 assault against Democrats who support Obamacare. At the very same time, it is increasingly clear Republicans are laying the groundwork to abandon their opposition to Obamacare.The Business Roundtable, which has a great relationship with Republican Leaders, is now listing Obamacare as an entitlement worth preserving.Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former economic advisor to John McCain and who opposed | Read More »

    You Need Ben Sasse in the Senate

    You Need Ben Sasse in the Senate

    Right now you need to go to Ben Sasse’s website and give him every penny you can muster. National Review has declared him the next big thing. He’s considered an intellectual heavyweight on healthcare. He is opposed to Obamacare and pledges to fight for its full repeal. He is a committed, pro-life conservative. But because he is being supported by conservatives, including the Jim DeMint | Read More »

    John Cornyn’s New Ad is Quite Good

    John Cornyn's New Ad is Quite Good

    I’m a big fan of improving our position in the Senate and within the Senate GOP caucus wherever we have a feasible opportunity. This year, we do not have such a feasible opportunity in the TX-Sen race, where John Cornyn is currently facing a challenge from the unserious Steve Stockman. I know that a great many people have problems with Cornyn despite his conservative voting | Read More »

    The Great GOP Establishment Amnesty Swindle

    Something peculiar is happening on the immigration front in Washington.  With an eerie resemblance to the drumbeat leading up to Obamacare, Republican leaders are creating a sense of urgency that immigration must be addressed now.  And much like Obamacare is doing to our already-broken healthcare system, their proposals will exacerbate the very factors that have broken our immigration system over the past few decades. However, | Read More »

    The Google Trap

    If you are not really into technology, you probably do not care that a company called Nest has been purchased by Google. I had been on the verge of installing a Nest thermostat in my house. Last week I determined it was compatible with my existing system and off to Lowe’s I intended to go. But I do not think I will now. I, like | Read More »

    Wendy Davis’s Campaign Mocks Greg Abbott for Being Paralyzed

    Wendy Davis's Campaign Mocks Greg Abbott for Being Paralyzed

    Wendy Davis’s campaign spin on her fundraising numbers is impressive. She wants you to know that she raised $12 million to Republican Greg Abbot’s $11.5 million. What she is hoping you will ignore, and which much of the press will ignore, is that Greg Abbott raised his $11.5 million in three months while Davis raised her $12 million in six months. Update: This original press | Read More »