This Conversation Needs To Have @GovernorPerry In It #StandWithRick
The first week in August of 2011 I was attending the annual RedState Gathering. There were rumors of a big announcement, media excitement, and a buzz in the activists who were in attendance. As Governor Rick Perry began to take the stage I was sitting behind his wife, Anita, in the second row. I already knew what was about to happen, but I was filled | Read More »
Maybe Everything We Think about the Trump Surge is Wrong
By now, if you are the sort of person who reads RedState or other blogs regularly, you have heard the received wisdom regarding Donald Trump’s surge in the polls. Rougly 95% of pundits who have opined on the topic have taken it for granted that Trump’s surge in the polls is due to a surge of grassroots activists who are frustrated with the status quo | Read More »
Number of Hillary Clinton E-Mails with Classified Information Reaches 60
When I last wrote about Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, we knew that four of the e-mails found on her server had classified information. However, in the time since then, it has come to light that the real number of e-mails with classified information in them is a much larger number, a story apparently ignored by the media. The most recent tally available, current to the | Read More »
HHS says “meh” to #PPSellsBabyParts
This is a shocker: The Obama administration says there are no known violations of the country’s fetal tissue laws among government researchers or the companies that supply the tissue. “Currently, we know of no violation of these laws in connection with the research done at our agencies,” Jim Esquea, assistant secretary for legislation at HHS, wrote in a letter to Sens. [mc_name name=’Sen. Joni Ernst | Read More »
RedState’s #WhichWMATA, Week 1
Below are pictures from three DC Metro stations run by WMATA, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Can you guess which station each picture shows? I wonder when we’ll start getting reporters who start asking questions about stuff like this?
Ted Cruz’s Time
Look at the Real Clear Politics polling average. The candidates who are perceived to be “not of Washington” are Trump, Carson, Cruz, Huckabee, Fiorina, Paul, Perry, Jindal, and (arguably) Walker. Some of them may be “of Washington,” but they have pretty legitimate outsider, non-establishment bona fides. Add up their polling total in the average and we get 61.4% of the vote. In other words, right | Read More »
Obamacare’s implicit $1,200/year ‘wife tax.’
Obamacare is going to end up having people pay out more to keep their spouses on their plans. UNEXPECTEDLY!
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Liberal Bias on Campus, Fall Semester 2015
It’s a new school year, and students have already made it back to or will be heading for the first time to college. Among many other things awaiting them on the majority of campuses is one omnipresent truth. These are liberal-dominated arenas, and simply being a conservative means standing out in a place which jokingly prides itself on “open-mindedness” and “tolerance”. Conservatism and higher education | Read More »
The Outsider Fallacy
If the polls are to be believed, the GOP primary electorate really, really wants someone who is an “outsider” to be our nominee for President. Not just an outsider to Washington, mind you, but an outsider to politics altogether. The latest FoxNews poll has Trump in first with 25%, followed by Carson in second with 12% of the vote. Carly Fiorina checks in 7th with | Read More »
The real email question: Did Hillary Clinton sell US secrets?
While the media is focusing your attention on the shiny object that is her email server, the real story is not being told. The circumstantial evidence indicates that Hillary Clinton, or members of her inner circle with her connivance, purloined highly classified US intelligence and either sold it, traded it, or used it for personal gain. This is not a conspiracy theory and it is | Read More »
Smart on Crime Does Not Mean Soft on Crime
One of the areas where Republicans are objectively better than Democrats as executives is at dealing with the problem of crime. The old view of this subject is that Republicans are better on crime because they are tougher on crime, whereas Democrats are bad on crime because they are soft on criminals. This simplistic view may have at one point been true but it no | Read More »
Trump was for de Blasio before he was against him
Right now socialist New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is conducting a one man Jihad against Donald Trump, but the fact is, before Trump decided to run for President, Trump was a big fan.
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John Kasich: liberal flavor of the day
I never thought I’d write two blog posts on John Kasich as a presidential contender in my RedState career but now I find myself writing two such posts in two days. Let’s start with the basics. Kasich’s polling average is about 4%. This is basically unchanged from his average before the debates. In a 17-person field his share should be about 6% so even in | Read More »