Ken Buck Has Been Fighting the #WarOnWomen For Longer Than You Know. #KenCares

    When many people in politics talk about Ken Buck and the War On Women they speak of an imaginary image crafted around a false narrative meant to smear the 2010 Senate Candidate from Colorado. Yesterday the Buck campaigned released a video called Stephanie’s Story which showed Ken as a caring defender of women who have been the victims of violence in the real war on women.

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    Ken Paxton for Texas Attorney General

    According to Senator Ted Cruz, “Ken Paxton is a tireless conservative warrior.” Paxton is running for Texas Attorney General. As all of us know, we may not live in Texas, but Texas affects us and we all probably secretly or not so secretly want to live there. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott frequently describes his workday as, “I go into the office, I sue the | Read More »

    South Carolina Is About To Get Interesting

    South Carolina Is About To Get Interesting

    Out of all the Republican primaries taking place across the country, there is only one that I have taken an active interest in seeing a particular outcome. Senator Lindsey Graham has given voters a litany of reasons to doubt his loyalty to the ideals of small government conservatism. But really it boils down to this: why should we have to have a “good enough” Senator | Read More »

    Rand Paul Bails on Bringing Change to Washington

    Rand Paul enjoys talking a big game about being a fundamental change agent in Washington. He likes to line up for publicity stunts like filing a lawsuit against the NSA which will almost certainly be dismissed (and send out handy list-building emails based on these publicity stunts), or staging an almost completely pointless filibuster on drones, but  when it comes to actual accomplishments that have | Read More »

    Democrat Memo: Republicans Oppose Obamacare Because They Support Domestic Abuse

    This is not a joke or a parody. According to Politico, that is literally the message the Democrats are planning to roll out on the campaign trail this fall. I am not at all kidding. Democrats know their biggest problem in this year’s midterm election is Obamacare. So top party operatives have settled on a strategy to try blunting the GOP’s advantage: Tell voters Republicans would make | Read More »

    National Public Radio (@NPRNews) Misrepresents Facts to Fan Racial Tension

    On February 6, 2014, NPR listeners heard this report about the voting rights act. A portion of the story involves Macon, GA, where I live. NPR did its listeners a great disservice in how it presented the story. But don’t believe partisan conservative me. An attorney for the local Democratic Party is calling foul too. As Dave Oedel, the local Democratic Party attorney (who, being | Read More »

    The Coward’s Conundrum

    Senators Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn say they put the country first. The debt ceiling needed to be raised. Ted Cruz opposed raising it. So McConnell and Cornyn voted to shut down Ted Cruz. They voted to cut off debate on raising the debt ceiling so that it could be raised. McConnell and Cornyn have both been very clear about this. John Cornyn told the | Read More »

    We Are Back

    We should be back. RedState just went through a very complicated process to put the whole site on a single user version of WordPress, after being on the WordPress MU system for the last few years. If you find a bug, please leave it in the comments. By bug, I do not mean a feature request — but something that has actually broken. And yes, | Read More »


    Sen. Mark Pryor (D) flirts with DOOM in Arkansas Senate race.

    Sen. Mark Pryor (D) flirts with DOOM in Arkansas Senate race.

    This is just sad. 2nd Campaign #Fail today: @PryorForSenate uses podium placard linking to Cotton’s site. #MinorOversight — David Ray (@DavidARay) February 14, 2014 You see, if you click on the “” link seen on the podium sign you get… redirected to Tom Cotton’s campaign website. His actual, real campaign website. This pretty much means that Senator Mark Pryor is giving his opponent free | Read More »

    Hold the Page

    We’re making some behind the scenes tweaks and changes here at RedState over the weekend. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET, the front page will be in read only mode. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but we’re trying to improve the user experience around here. So read-only mode is necessary as we transition the back engine of the site.


    This is What Happens When You Make Us Care

    In Oregon, a baker got in trouble for not wanting to bake a cake for a gay union. In New Mexico, a photographer likewise found herself on the wrong side of the law by not wanting to take pictures of a gay wedding. In Colorado, a baker faces fines for not wanting to bake a cake for a gay wedding. In each of those cases | Read More »

    New Video HAMMERS Obama On Executive Power

    What a difference six years makes.

    The above video, released tonight by The Heritage Foundation, shows two different faces of Barack Obama when it comes to executive branch. In 2008, then-candidate Obama said that America’s “biggest problems” had to do with George Bush “trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch.”

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    The Establishment, Allegations of Purity, and Reality

    We all agree that Sen. Harry Reid must be dethroned.  Even from a liberal perspective, he has completely destroyed the structure of the Senate by shutting down the open amendment process, thereby eradicating the most important difference between the upper house and the lower house of the legislative branch. This year, we have the opportunity to vanquish Reid by defeating his liberal lieutenants in conservative | Read More »

    The Wrong Kind of Gay

    There are local elections coming up in Washington, D.C. The Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance has put out its ratings.There are ten candidates for mayor. Nine of the ten returned the questionnaires to GLAA. Of the nine, only one of the candidates is gay.It turns out that Bruce Majors, the only gay candidate running for mayor of Washington, D.C. also got the lowest score of | Read More »

    Ken Buck Wants Colorado to Choose a New Direction

    Since the 2008 election, in which Mark Udall rode Barack Obama’s coattails all the way to the Senate, Colorado has had the unfortunate experience of having Udall represent the will of Washington back to those of us in Colorado, rather than represent the will of Coloradan’s to those in Washington. Mark Udall voted in agreement with President Obama 99% of the time in 2013. Just | Read More »