Please watch Ben Howe’s “Bankrupt” documentary. #detroit
Here. Clear forty minutes out of your schedule and watch it. It is about Detroit, and how it went down the tubes, and it will tell you things about how it went down the tubes that you probably have not actually heard told before. There’s a bit in the middle about the way that the city eminent-domained Poletown for pretty much no good reason* that | Read More »
Existence, Fact, and Faith
Rarely do I ask for forgiveness before delving into an off topic piece here at RedState. I often write about faith and religion, but never so specifically and outside the lines as this. But I have noticed a trend lately. A great many loud atheists have decided Jesus never existed. He was a figment of the imagination — a great conspiracy. For a Sunday School | Read More »
In Super Bowl Interview Obama backs away from fundamentally transforming America
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008 In his Super Bowl Interview with Bill O’Reilly yesterday, President Obama finally backed away from his infamously radically extreme comment about “fundamentally transforming the United States of America. In an exchange at the end of the interview Obama denied that he thinks “we” have to fundamentally | Read More »
Farm Bill is Comprehensively Flawed
Last week, only 63House Republicans had the gumption to vote against the Farm Bill, the latest in a series of policy victories for the left. Later today the Senate will be voting on cloture. If you plan to call your senators and voice opposition to the bill, here are some points to keep in mind: Cost: The last 5-year Farm Bill, which passed in 2008, | Read More »
Time to Change. Time to Choose.
When the White House and Congress of the United States of America were controlled by Republicans, the nation found itself at war. It was a war not asked for by America, but one we were dragged into by terrorists who wished us dead. Some tried to blame America. Some claimed it was because of the cycle of poverty and violence our enemies suffered. They ignored | Read More »
Barry Loudermilk in GA-11
Starting today, I am writing about each of the candidates I recommend and personally support in the 2014 Republican primary cycle. You can find all these entries by going to the Target Races section under “Features” in the masthead, or by clicking here.— Erick Barry Loudermilk is a candidate for Congress in Georgia’s 11th Congressional District. The incumbent, Phil Gingrey, is leaving his seat to | Read More »
Labor unions utterly betrayed by #obamacare.
Try to restrain your evil laughter. Labor leaders who have spent months lobbying unsuccessfully for special protections under the Affordable Care Act warned this week that the White House’s continued refusal to help is dampening union support for Democratic candidates in this year’s midterm elections. Leaders of two major unions, including the first to endorse Obama in 2008, said they have been betrayed by an | Read More »
Obama Spills the Beans on the Citizenship Fig Leaf
Based on the statements from most House GOP leaders, it appears that the major fig leaf in the latest push for open borders will be “legalization without citizenship.” Let’s put aside for a moment the fact that the Dream Act will directly or indirectly grant citizenship and bring in millions of illegal immigrants without any other amnesty legislation. The broad notion of a permanent or | Read More »
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The Speaker Reaps What the Speaker Sows
Less than twelve hours into the Republican retreat and the leaks and attacks came fast and furious. John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and Paul Ryan intend to push immigration through the United States House of Representatives. The bulk of the House Republicans thus far seem opposed, but Boehner and his lieutenants intend to find a path forward. They will start bid and grandiose and | Read More »
Boehner Releases Immigration Deform Proposal
Drum roll…..the long awaited GOP principles on illegal immigration were presented today to the House GOP Conference at their annual [aptly-named] retreat. Sorry to disappoint you but there is nothing new under the sun. Their framework is a mirror image of the Senate “Gang of 8” bill, albeit cloaked in even more deceptive and disingenuous language in order to distract conservatives with shiny objects. Let’s | Read More »
Explained: The Media’s Light Touch Toward Barack Obama
I think I now have the prevailing and ultimate theory regarding the media’s light touch toward Barack Obama. Yes, to be sure, they are liberals and Democrats. I’ve long documented how often “objective” reporters for the Washington Press Corp came over from liberal organizations and now feign objectivity. But with the revelation that Mark Murray is married to the FAA Chief of Staff, we need | Read More »
Mark Udall, Among Other Incumbent Democrats, Wants To Distance Himself From Obama. And I Can’t Blame Him
As I am sure most of you know by now, Mark Udall jumped through hoops, ducked, dived, and down right evaded questions from CNN’s Dana Bash on whether he would want President Obama to campaign with him in Colorado for the 2014 midterm elections. I must admit, Udall was masterful in his ability to not answer a simple yes or no question. Admittedly this is | Read More »
Mark Murray Was Right. Just Not How He Meant It.
I have long thought that most members of the Washington Press Corps go home at night to a cardboard box full of wine and lip print stained press clippings of Barack Obama. Mark Murray, the senior political editor for NBC News, reinforces that image.After the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Mark Murray tweeted: Obama’s ending on Remsburg wasn’t just a story about | Read More »
RS Interview: Rep. Tom Cotton (R CAND, Arkansas Senate).
Arkansas, of course, is prime pickup territory for the GOP these days: incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor is considered to be in serious trouble by… well, pretty much everybody and it’s just not a good cycle for Democrats in general. We talked to increasingly-likely Republican candidate Rep. Tom Cotton earlier today about the race, and what he plans to do to win it: Rep. Cotton’s site | Read More »