How Much Else Was Missed?
Two of the great and terrible trends within the conservative movement are these. First, the rise of paid operatives who purport to be objective about issues while, in fact, they receive financial gain to write or refrain from writing about certain topics and people. Particularly troublesome at the local level, there are scores of local bloggers in states who target individuals who have either not | Read More »
RedState 2016 Presidential Power Rankings: Week 3
Welcome to Week 3 of the RedState Presidential Power Rankings. To see previous versions of the Power Rankings, click here. As always, these rankings are not intended to indicate the personal preferences of this or any other RedState author, but are rather intended to reflect a prediction of who will likely win the 2016 Republican nomination. These predictions are based on polling data, media buzz, | Read More »
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NYT: Iraqi WMD existed and the CIA bought them
One of the more enduring mysteries of the Iraq War is the decision by the Bush Administration to go into a fetal position rather than fight back. No aspect of this is more painful and has proven more dangerous to the Republic than the issue of WMD. One of the stated reasons for us going to war was Saddam Hussein’s possession of chemical weapons (as | Read More »
State Department’s @marieharf: we can’t beat ISIS with bombs, let’s send money
This is stunning. Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf was Hardball with Chris Matthews last night and gave a performance that indicates she is not only dumber than her boss, Jen Psaki, but let us know that Obama has no intention of trying to stem the spread of ISIS. Via Powerline: MATTHEWS: How do we stop this? I don’t see it. I see the Shia | Read More »
Give President Obama What He Needs
The Islamic State is a growing threat in the Middle East. Unfortunately, it is one that President Obama seems incapable of dealing with. According to CNN, more than 50% of Americans think President Obama’s handling of the Islamic State situation is less than acceptable. Over 70% of Americans want Congress to give the President the necessary authorizations to wage war on the enemy. Congress should | Read More »
President Obama’s Executive Amnesty is Temporarily Haulted
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Ken Paxton, as one of his first acts upon taking his job in January, filed suit against Barack Obama for his executive amnesty. Joining Texas in the lawsuit are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin. Over | Read More »
None Dare Call it Islam
By now the refrain is familiar. A violent man, usually in his 20s, is motivated by his belief system to commit murder in such a way as to deliberately inspire fear and terror in a certain segment of the population – frequently institutions that symbolize Western liberalism and/or Jewish culture. The media, reporting on the violence, curiously refuses to mention his religious affiliation – or | Read More »
Phone interview: Jay Cost, author of “A Republic No More.”
Jay Cost has a new book out called A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption.
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Understanding ISIS; understanding Islam
There is an indispensable piece in The Atlantic titled What ISIS Really Wants. Barack Obama would do well to have read it before he starts playing Islamic Pope on the internet and holding forth on what is and what is not actually Islam. It starts with a question that apparently no one in our National Security apparatus has bothered to ask: What is the Islamic | Read More »
Homeland Security shutdown looms as McConnell’s leadership fails
Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell showed us he is not the man to lead any Senate majority that is opposed by obstructionist Democrats. In short, is a great majority leader if you are on a level, paved road on a pleasant June day. For anything more challenging you need someone with a pair. The U.S. Senate Majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, said on Tuesday that | Read More »
Where are the riots over the Islamic State?
Again and again we are told that when Islam or its prophet Mahomet are treated unfairly or insulted, the streets in the Islamic world will erupt in rioting. They rioted in Benghazi over Danish cartoons published in a newspaper. They allegedly rioted over a Youtube video exposing Islam’s history. And yes, they rioted over Charlie Hebdo. So where are the riots against the Islamic State?
Iran punks Barack Obama
While Washington if focused on the dishonest and sophomoric attempt by Barack Obama to evade any responsibility for, or take any action to remediate the dog’s breakfast he’s created in the Middle East, it is becoming obvious that Obama is leaving his successor a time bomb. A time bomb that will result in a major war in the Middle East. At the center of this | Read More »
Regarded as Sheep to be Slaughtered
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 | Read More »
Did .@EricBoehlert go to college?
Eric Boehlert is a partisan hack at the shamelessly partisan but amazingly tax-exempt Media Matters for America. Boehlert is basically the butt-remora with a room temperature IQ that you find on the leftward fringe of Democrat politics. Back in 2008, he (I am not making this up) predicted the demise of FoxNews and ” watching CNN capture the campaign ratings crown.” He called US Navy SEALs | Read More »