God and Family
Yesterday, I finished my first semester of seminary. Thanks to so many of you for your prayers. A lot of people cautioned me when I started to be careful not to lose my faith. I’m not sure what seminaries they went to, but my faith has been well served by spending time in seminary. As I told my wife, I have found my tribe. Examining | Read More »
Elizabeth Lauten Did Not Deserve What Happened to Her
Elizabeth Lauten was a communications staffer for Congressman Fincher of Tennessee. She did something I disagree with. On Facebook, Ms. Lauten critiqued the behavior and outfits of President Obama’s daughters. I don’t think any child asks for their dad to be President or run for office. They don’t deserve the spotlight. But that did not keep the media from making a spectacle of the Bush | Read More »
Turns out Harry Reid was dumping money into Greg Orman’s race after all.
Assuming that the Graham-Everett-Wheeler Many-Worlds hypothesis for resolving quantum mechanics is correct, in some alternate universe right now I am posting this Tweet with an angry I told you so. Turns out @SenatorReid‘s super PAC did support Greg Orman in KS, funneling $151k into a pro-Orman s-PAC in final days http://t.co/sxD9039lpX — Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) December 2, 2014 …because in that world ‘independent’ Greg | Read More »
Hastert Rule is unfair to Democrats… or something
Anytime the GOP is in power, be it Congress or the Presidency, there is always a blizzard of ideas from “moderates” on how to do things better. The unifying thread in these great ideas is that even though the GOP had the temerity to win an election they should actually just step aside and leave power to the Democrats. Usually a president is encouraged to | Read More »
Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. If you asked anyone | Read More »
Immigration executive order may kill tax break extension
Low level chaos looms in the US tax code and everyone has one person to thank: Barack Obama. The dog’s breakfast of fail that is the US tax code is complicated. It is make moreso by sweetheart deals to particular industries and games played with scoring tax breaks for CBO purposes. One of the easiest ways to evade CBO scoring a tax cut too expensive, | Read More »
Terry McAuliffe creates his own Kermit Gosnell
Back in 2013 most of the nation, other than Barack Obama and Planned Parenthood, were both shocked and horrified when the “pro-choice” atrocities of Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell came to light. Gosnell operated with state complicity. Governor Tom Ridge, a “moderate” Republican, had allowed his clinic to operate without any inspections and to perform partial birth abortions in defiance of Pennsylvania law outlawing that particular | Read More »
Congress is coming back. And the painful truth is that the Republican leaders will not stop Barack Obama unless they hear from you in overwhelming numbers. Our action center is live. You can call them by clicking here. It is the truth. Republicans will not stop Barack Obama’s executive overreach. In fact, while you were enjoying your Thanksgiving there were a number of stories out | Read More »
Obama’s Five Stages of Grief
Have you ever heard of the Kübler-Ross model? You might have, but you probably know it by its more common name, The Five Stages of Grief. These are generally accepted stages put forward by psychologists that a person who is facing their own death or the death of someone close to them go through. These stages are even referred to in pop culture (one of my | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: Ferguson and Obama’s Legacy on Race Relations #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and I will be joined by Laura Fillault to discuss the lack of an indictment in Ferguson, Missouri, the ensuing riots and national race discussion, and President Obama’s legacy on race relations in America. We’ll be live at 7 pm Eastern. If you would like to join in the discussion, ask questions, or get | Read More »
Deval Patrick: Democrats in 2014 needed more cowbell
There is a certain amount of schadenfreude in all this. As a Republican I went through it from the other side in 2008 and 2012 when morons and quislings like David Brooks and the staff of Reason were crawling out of the woodwork explaining that if we’d only jettisoned our values we would still have lost but we would have lost on the right side | Read More »
I actually think that these kids at Occidental really learned something.
Occidental College students learn a valuable life lesson: ritual magic doesn’t work, even in political science.
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On the CDC’s Latest Abortion Report
[H/T The Daily Caller] The news this past Friday mostly centered on covering Black Friday and issues relating to the events in Ferguson, but amid all of these stories, the CDC has released its latest abortion surveillance report. This year’s report looks at the numbers for 2011, since those are the most recent ones available. There is a little good news in this report, but | Read More »
The Democrats’ surprisingly complicated 2016 Senate problem.
Interesting list of potential Democratic retirements from the Hill, here: , 74 Joe Manchin, 67 , 74 , 78 , 74 Manchin’s on the list because he’s doing all the things that Senators who are planning to run for Governor do: to wit, talking about how much he hates Washington DC, and letting the state party apparatus dip their beaks into his fundraising war chest. Boxer is… | Read More »
Why Southern Democrats can’t win
I’m not in the business of giving electoral advice to Democrats. Unlike Chuck Schumer, who went out of his way to tell us what we had to do on immigration or face a blow-out in 2014, I enjoy blow-out elections like 2010 and 2014. I am in favor of at least a two-party system because having lived in one-party paradises in DC and Maryland | Read More »