From Pig to Man, and From Man to Pig

    From Pig to Man, and From Man to Pig

    In 2003, then just Doctor Tom Coburn, published his book. It was titled Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders into Insiders. An eye witness account of the Republican Revolution of 1994 and following, journalist Robert Novak wrote the forward to the book. In his forward, Novak noted that Coburn, while serving in the Gingrich House of Representatives, realized “Speaker Gingrich, House Majority Leader Armey | Read More »

    Weiner Communications Director Calls Intern “Slutbag,” Other Assorted Ladybit Pejoratives

    I am not making this up. Prolific sexter Anthony Weiner’s communications director, Barbara Morgan, lost her mind during an interview with TPM. The campaign staff awoke to see their former intern, Olivia Nuzzi, on the front cover of the Daily News. Inside the paper was an article bylined by Nuzzi in which she told a rather unflattering tale of her experience working on Anthony Weiner’s mayoral bid. Now, Team | Read More »

    Why We Always Lose, and the Need for 21st Century Conservatives

    Ever since the 1930s, or perhaps the times of Woodrow Wilson and the progressives, we’ve ceased to function as a constitutional republic governed by our founding laws.  Instead we have transitioned into a pure democracy government by majority rule.  The tyrannical rule of a majority of the political class, in conjunction with the lack of courage from those who claim to represent We the People, | Read More »

    “The Tea Party Needs To…”

    Look, let me clarify that I’m not trashing the Tea Party at all here. My problem is with this dependence we have on them. Conservatives like to call in to radio shows and say “The Tea Party needs to…!” or ask “Why isn’t the Tea Party doing…?” and complaining and whining and moaning left and right about the liberals and the RINOs staying in power. | Read More »

    Please Consider Helping Caleb Howe’s Family

    a href=”″>A fund has been set up to help Caleb Howe’s family. Most of you know Caleb. For several years he was my right hand here at RedState. He has been badly missed.Right now, Caleb is in a hospital bed with a failing liver. His children, ages 11 and 14, are getting ready to go back to school. The family needs help. It would lift | Read More »

    For Jesus. The World Against Me.

    This Anthony Bradley column about Rachel Held Evans’ latest reminded me I’ve been meaning to say something about a particular cliche liberal Christians have started peddling. Hat tip to the Transom for bringing it to my attention.Rachel Held Evans, as most of the more liberally oriented Christians do these days, trots out the already tired trope that just raises my blood pressure. She — and | Read More »

    The RedState Gathering Agenda

    Below is the agenda for the RedState Gathering.  In addition to all these speakers, you’ll get to meet Steve Penley, who art has graced the RedState Gathering for several years.  You’ll also get to meet several hundred RedState members who’ll be traveling from all over the country to New Orleans for this event.  This one is particularly special for me as my parents, sisters, their families, and my | Read More »

    Embassy Sweets: Obama Rewards Mega-Donors With Ambassadorships

    Last week, President Obama announced his nomination of Caroline Kennedy to be U.S. ambassador to Japan. Upon hearing the news, you might have found yourself wondering, “Does Caroline Kennedy speak Japanese?” Or “When did she become an expert in U.S.-Japanese relations?” The truth is she doesn’t speak Japanese and she has no expertise in Asian politics. That’s not to criticize the ambassador-to-be. She’s just part | Read More »

    We Will Have a Third Party

    For several years, Republican establishment types and their allies in the press have mocked conservatives for wanting an all or nothing strategy. They’ve said we have to be willing to compromise. So Mike Lee proposes a plan to fund the government except for the discretionary funding for Obamacare. The reaction of GOP leaders? They only want to support a plan that fully repeals Obamacare.Conservatives have | Read More »

    Media Lesson from Dr. Aslan Interview: A PhD Cures Bias

    Media Lesson from Dr. Aslan Interview: A PhD Cures Bias

    There’s a lot of buzz today about this interview of Reza Aslan, a card carrying member of academia with a Ph.D. in the sociology of religions from the University of California about his new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. So what was the big deal? Host Lauren Green starts the interview with this question: “You’re a Muslim, so why did | Read More »

    Defunding Obamacare: Questions & Answers, Excuses & Responses

    Former RedState contributor and now Political Director of Heritage Action for America, Russ Vought, has written a pretty comprehensive “FAQ” on the Obamacare defunding fight. I asked Russ if I could post it here in its entirety. He said I could. The original is found right here. This should answer most of your questions, including the question about mandatory vs. discretionary spending.   POLICY AND | Read More »

    Republicans Declare Soviet Union is Here to Stay

    Republicans Declare Soviet Union is Here to Stay

    Were it Tom Coburn in the White House in 1981 instead of Ronald Reagan, we’d still be dealing with the Soviet Union.Ronald Reagan was in the minority who thought the Soviets should be fought and could be beaten. The majority of Republicans and Democrats alike had so thoroughly bought into detente and peaceful coexistence and containment that Reagan had to fight his own side and | Read More »

    Mountains, Mole Hills, Rush, and Hannity

    Liberals in the press are soiling themselves in excitement that Cumulus might drop Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, the nation’s most popular and second most popular radio programs. “Sandra Fluke’s revenge,” they claim giddily.That’s nonsense and what is actually happening is quite simple.Cumulus made some business mistakes and some large acquisitions that have both affected its bottom line. Premiere charges a lot for Rush and | Read More »

    Pot, Meet Kettle: Union protests ACLU’s hardball negotiations, ACLU accuses union of ‘extortion’

    UAW protests ACLUIt is important to note that the American Civil Liberties Union “champions” unions and collective bargaining.

    At least it claims it does. See, the ACLU even says so on its website:

    The ACLU has championed the right of workers to organize unions since its inception more than 90 years ago, beginning with efforts to counter the vehement anti-union crusades of the 1920s.

    The ACLU continues to support the rights of employees, both public and private, to organize unions and bargain collectively. Collective bargaining statutes provide critical and necessary protection for workers who exercise basic civil rights, in particular, the rights of speech, association, and petition. Efforts to strip workers of these protections have no place in our democracy. [Emphasis added.]

    Given that, one might find it somewhat odd that the United Auto Workers is accusing the ACLU–that champion of workers’ rights–of being rather mean to its workers.

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    Shut Down ObamaCare, Not Government

    I didn’t come to Washington to shut down the federal government; I came to help bring it back to its proper role. This role should create an environment where America is the easiest and best place in the world to create better paying jobs by starting a business or growing an existing one. One way to do that is by ending failed programs like ObamaCare | Read More »