Pope’s Challenge to Protect Life Instantly Dismissed
The Pope was in town today, if you didn’t know, but the drooling dropped jaws of the Left probably tipped you off. As the country has been preparing for the papal visit, we’ve been subjected to channels such as CNN essentially turning into EWTN. Suddenly the Pope is revered, and Catholic teaching, most of it anyway, should be seriously considered, albeit briefly. The Pope’s speech | Read More »
The #BATF: Popenado, 2016, and the Hillary Server Fiasco
Welcome back to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms! This week, Caleb Howe of RedState/Truth Revolt fills in for Scott Lincicome, and our own Joe Cunningham joins as guest, along with Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, and Becket Adams of the Washington Examiner. The tech on the show continues to improve so | Read More »
Does Hillary Clinton Have Permanent Brain Damage?
I know that after her fall and head injury Hillary Clinton got a clean bill of health. But now it turns out that Clinton approved Human Abedin’s status at the State Department where Anthony Weiner’s wife could work for both the State Department and the Clinton Foundation. I bring up the head injury and possible lasting damage because just last month Hillary Clinton denied she | Read More »
Senator Ted Cruz on the GOP’s Surrender Politics
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% hits the digital pages of POLITICO to take the GOP to task yet again for its strategy of pre-emptive surrender. If you’ve followed our chronicling of Failure Theater here at RedState, you won’t be surprised by the information as by the fact that this is a sitting senator and a candidate for president saying it. What happens | Read More »
The Eunuchs and Would-Be Tyrants of Washington
Just over two years ago, I wrote about this here at RedState. I had just come aboard as a Front Page contributor, and one of my first posts as such was about eunuchs. I’ve written several times about the Latter or Eastern Han Dynasty of China and the years that followed, known mostly as the Three Kingdoms period. It is one of the most interesting | Read More »
Which Reporter Wanted to Throw Her Shoe at the Pope?
I was listening to the press pool’s open microphone as Pope Francis entered the House of Representatives’ Chamber. Standing behind the Pope was an army of reporters and their cameras and open microphones. I had my studio headphones on listening to the chatter of the reporters when suddenly, distinctly, I heard a reporter say she wanted to take off her shoe and throw it. Seriously. | Read More »
It’s confirmed. Donald Trump is sliding in the polls.
I don’t know if it’s because he’s been low T Energy lately, having to skip events to get his beauty sleep make late-night business deals, but the evidence is in, and it’s impossible to dismiss: Donald Trump has hit a peak, and is sliding down in the polls. He might yet rebound, but for now we have to see if he can stop the bleeding | Read More »
Deductibles under Obamacare Outpacing Wage Increases
It’s always a good day to show how Obamacare is falling woefully short of its stated goals. Moe did a great job yesterday tying the albatross around Hillary’s neck just a little tighter. The recent bad news doesn’t end there, though. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation analysis is not kind to the law. From the New York Times, of all places: Four of five workers who | Read More »
It’s Time to Start the Dead Pool on Trump’s Lead
Thus far, Trump’s stay at the top of the polls for the GOP nomination has defied political conventions and expectations. Mistakes and gaffes that would have doomed any other candidate on planet earth have instead bolstered Trump’s standing in the polls. Most traditional pundits have been at a loss to predict when or if Trump’s polling numbers might come back to Earth, because Trump’s support | Read More »
Evangelicals Love Them Some Marco Rubio (and Ted Cruz)
“[T]he evangelical leadership in the country seems more and more of the same mind as many of the political leaders I talk to”World magazine has continued a series of stories surveying evangelical leaders in the country (Disclosure: I’m one of those surveyed). It’s not a scientific survey per se, but a good snapshot of some of the major voices within evangelicalism in the country (and | Read More »
New Post-debate Poll: Trump still in the lead. Fiorina moves to fourth place.
There is a new poll out from FoxNews that is only interesting for two reasons. First, it indicates that the debate did not move the needle much one way or the other. Second, some of the cross tabs are completely insane. Trump remains in the lead. Trump commands 26 percent support. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, meanwhile, ranks second with 18 percent. Trump led an August | Read More »
Only The Most Sick and Depraved Would Join #ShoutYourAbortion
The advocates of the more widespread and aggressive aborting of pregnancies have attempted to change the moral terrain upon which they fight their battles. Lindy West of #ShoutYourAbortion treats us to the following logic. There are no “good” abortions and “bad” abortions, because an abortion is just a medical procedure, reproductive healthcare is healthcare, and it is a fact without caveat that a fetus is | Read More »
All Roads Lead Through Rubio
Consensus opinion from last week is that Carly Fiorina won the second debate – a sentiment that I basically agree with. The scant polling evidence we have since the debate seems to confirm that Fiorina helped her cause dramatically with her performance. And there’s a reason for that: As the newcomer to the stage, and as a candidate who had been involved in a recent, | Read More »
The Scott Walker Autopsies
I’ve been spending the better part of two hours reading and re-reading what are essentially autopsies of Scott Walker’s failed presidential bid. 71 days in the race, early fundraising successes and a groundswell of support fizzled away. Virtually every piece out there comes to the same conclusion, that it was ultimately the cash problem that killed the campaign. And, like a really good political drama, | Read More »