A Day of Death.
Forty-two years ago today, America decided to adopt a state religious belief: that some humans are not people. It is necessarily a religious belief, because to that point, America had never doubted that humans were persons, in the same way it had never doubted that wheat is a grain; it is self-evident by both one’s senses and one’s common sense, by basic science and by | Read More »
A Family’s Struggle With Apparent Mental Health Issues Turns to Life
I heard a story the other day about a family seemingly ruined by the mental health issue of the oldest child in the family. I thought it was worth sharing today, given events.This family had five sons and at least two daughters. The father died leaving the mother to care for the family. The oldest son had always seemed a little abnormal and after years | Read More »
No Truce With Evil. Ever.
It’s been another year. Another 3 million kids, more or less, killed legally in utero in this country. Time to take stock of things. On the one hand, a substantial amount of progress has been made in the last 12 months. Numerous states have passed laws and regulations curtailing the practice of abortion. In the wake of the trial of Kermit Gosnell, numerous more have | Read More »
Now Wendy Davis Attacks a Paraplegic
For a feminist, Wendy Davis seems capable only of playing the damsel in distress. With the media now exposing her fraudulent biography and possible perjury in federal court, Davis has taken to blasting Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott as the source of leaks against her. There’s just one problem. According to this report by Jonathan Tilove in the Austin American Stateman — not exactly a | Read More »
Documents Show A Texas Court Ordered Wendy Davis to Stay Away From Drugs and Alcohol
A few years after Wendy Davis claimed in court that she had suffered damage to her mental health, a Texas court put Davis under a temporary restraining order prohibiting her from using drugs or alcohol within twenty-four hours of coming into contact with her children. Folks, from here on out, the only card left for Wendy Davis to play is victim. She’s going to attack | Read More »
More Than One Conflict Between Wendy Davis’s Sworn Testimony and Her Actual Life
BuzzFeed noted that Wendy Davis’ real biography conflicts with a statement she made under oath in a federal court case in 2012. Davis claimed, under oath, in federal court that she obtained a divorce when she was 19. In fact, according to the Dallas Morning News, Davis was 21. But upon review of the federal court transcript of the bench trial dated January 20, 2012, | Read More »
Wendy Davis’ Ex Asked a Court to Order Her Not to Use Drugs Before Seeing Her Kids
News has broken that Wendy Davis lied about her background. She is now playing victim blaming Greg Abbott.It is her ex-husband who talked to a left-of-center Dallas reporter. It is also her ex-husband who asked a Texas District Court to issue a temporary restraining order against Wendy Davis in 2003.In that order, the judge ordered that Wendy Davis “be immediately restrained from . . . | Read More »
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with his ‘I Have A Dream Speech’
I hope you took some time today to think about the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. America is a better place because of his efforts. Watch listen or read King’s great “I Have A Dream Speech.” It needs no further introduction: MLK day is always amazing to me because as conservatives we are simultaneously racist if we don’t celebrate the day | Read More »
An Addendum To My Pastor’s Sermon Today
Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. As expected, my pastor did not speak on the subject. Although I know him to be a man that values the sanctity of life, he has never given a full sermon on it. If I had to guess, I’d say the reason has something to do with politics. My church is what is referred to as a “mega-church” | Read More »
Oklahoma? Jim Bridenstine. Okay?
To answer the question that keeps invading my vacation in the form of tweets, Facebook messages, texts, and emails — Congressman Jim Bridenstine. Jim is the guy I would support in an instant to replace Senator Coburn in Okalahoma. I don’t know whether he is running or not, but conservatives would be insane to not draft him into the race. In fact, I think conservatives | Read More »
An Orchestrated Media Hit On Ken Buck
As I type, the left wing media is orchestrating a hit job on Ken Buck in Colorado. The left wing propaganda machine has taken a quote wildly out of context and driven it to national attention through a series of websites, including a 501(c)(3), the Huffington Post, and the Denver Post. Steve Benen, writing for the Rachel Maddow Show site, has also picked up the | Read More »
Connecting More Dots
As I mentioned yesterday, Ben Sasse of Nebraska is running for the Senate against a guy who has Mitch McConnell’s backing. Some of McConnell’s friends are holding a fundraiser for Sasse’s opponent at the NRSC. One name stands out pretty significantly on the invitation: Billy Piper. Mr. Piper is not just Mitch McConnell’s former Chief of Staff. He’s now a well paid lobbyist working on | Read More »
The Horatius of Oklahoma Exits
Senator Tom Coburn is the very first person I ever asked RedState readers to give money to support. We at RedState declared him Senator Trainwreck, endearingly, when he ran for the Senate. His book, Breach of Trust, is one of the best reads on the corrupting nature of Washington, D.C. Over the past year, with all the budget fights, I’ve said more than my fair | Read More »
Just How Out of Touch is the Ruling Class?
As House Republicans prepare for their aptly-named “GOP Retreat” at the end of the month, they are planning to make immigration the centerpiece of their legislative strategy. Both Politico and Roll Call offer a glimpse into their grand scheme. They will offer a lot of window dressing about enforcement and all the things the GOP base wants to hear. But ask yourself this question: why | Read More »
Ben Sasse Unites Conservatives, But Runs Afoul of Mitch McConnell
Ben Sasse may be the most unique candidate running for the Senate this year. This candidate in Nebraska has united parts of the conservative movement that often, these days, find themselves on opposite sides. The Senate Conservative Fund supports him. RedState supports him. The Club for Growth supports him. Paul Ryan supports him. He has the National Review cover profile, joining both Ted Cruz and | Read More »