The Hollywood Box Office Dilemma

    The Hollywood Box Office Dilemma

    “North American summer revenue barely cracks $4 billion, an eight-year low and down 15 percent from 2013,” read the sub-header at the Hollywood Reporter. The New York Times headline was “Movies Have Worst Summer Since 1997″. Grantland weighed in. So too the Wall Street Journal. I have seen a bunch of movies this year. I like the movies. One day I want one of those | Read More »

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    Colorado’s Mark Udall Campaigning on Moral Cretinism

    Colorado's Mark Udall Campaigning on Moral Cretinism

    I am not sure if it will work or not, but Democrat Mark Udall is clearly convinced that he can ride to victory campaigning against the notion that an unborn human is a person. Virtually every word out of his mouth and a substantial portion of his ad buys focus exclusively on defending the absolute legal right to kill the smallest and most defenseless people | Read More »

    Field Poll: Barack Obama’s appeal going sharply downward in California.

    Field Poll: Barack Obama's appeal going sharply downward in California.

    45/42 favorable ratings. In California.  This is not good news for Democrats, going into the formal 2014 election season: I mean, imagine how Obama’s doing elsewhere. Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Poll, said the trend is ominous for Obama, because the latest declines come from his base. Support among California Democrats dropped 8 percentage points to 68 percent over the last three months. Approval was | Read More »

    Maryland’s thought police strike

    Maryland's thought police strike

    Stephen King should thank his lucky stars he doesn’t live in Maryland. A teacher in Cambridge, Maryland has been suspended from teaching, banned from school property, had his home searched, and been taken in for emergency medical evaluation because of a novel he wrote under a pseudonym in 2011, three years before he was hired.  A Maryland middle school teacher has been placed on administrative | Read More »

    President Obama Says “We Don’t Have a Strategy” on ISIS, Except He Does

    “We don’t have a strategy yet” to deal with ISIS jihadists.

    That’s what President Obama announced to the world, including the terrorist army inflicting genocide on Christians in Iraq and Syria.

    But the reality is President Obama does have a strategy. He’s had one from the day he took office. Apologize for America, appease the radical Muslim world, and ignore the threat posed by jihad.

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    Hickenlooper the Coward.

    John Hickenlooper is a coward.

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    Boundless Grace Within the Bounds of Penitent Souls

    Boundless Grace Within the Bounds of Penitent Souls

    These are two great quotes, thoughts from which might make it into my Sunday School lesson this Sunday. Walker Percy wrote this one a few decades ago. The Church can indeed change, has changed, might now or in the future change in its encounter with a particular culture, my own included. But I need not warn you, I am sure, of the dangers of overacculturation. | Read More »

    Gary Peters (D-MI) vs. The Michigan Economy

    Gary Peters (D-MI) vs. The Michigan Economy

    Gary Peters, the Democrat candidate running to replace Carl Levin in the Senate, has decided to run on a campaign of ruining the Michigan Economy by destroying America’s manufacturing sector, especially the manufacture of automobiles: Michigan Senate candidate Gary Peters wants voters — and elected officials — to know one thing: you can’t talk about climate change without talking about jobs. “I think from an | Read More »

    Dead Reckoning

    I got to be the guest on the first episode of this season’s “Dead Reckoning”. If you don’t know what that is, it is a web series by Dr. Brian Mattson centered around discussions of faith and culture. I got to be with Brian and J.R. Friesen. We talked about my post on faith and politics, my curry recipe, and more. Check it out here.

    BREAKING: American Journalist Steven Sotloff Beheaded By ISIS

    BREAKING: American Journalist Steven Sotloff Beheaded By ISIS

    “I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State.” – ISIS Terrorist in newly release execution video. Another American hostage, Steven Sotloff, has been beheaded by ISIS terrorists, and the video has been released online. Sotloff was captive with the same group that beheaded James Foley last month. In the video ISIS released of the beheading of Foley, | Read More »

    A Hypersonic Failure and Sluggish Consumer Spending

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a failed Pentagon test of a new hypersonic missile, sluggish consumer spending and why people aren’t saving money.

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    From the Mail Bag

    From the Mail Bag

    We received this gem this morning. From: Helen Markessinis To: contact@redstate.com RE: Morning Briefing IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THAT obama IS A MUSLIM!!!!!!!!!!!YOU ARE LIVING ON ANOTHER PLANET. IT SEEMS THE REST OF US CONSERVATIVE KNOW THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAYBE YOU ARE SO WRAPPED UP IN YOUR NEW ROLE AS A “PREACHER” THAT YOUR VISION OF REALITY IS TOTALLY CLOUDED. WAKE UP BECAUSE YOU ARE TRYING | Read More »

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    Nine Days, Mr. President

    Nine Days, Mr. President

    Well thank goodness. Naked and semi-naked pictures of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence have been put online by hackers who hacked the celebrities’ online accounts. No doubt the very same hackers celebrate Edward Snowden and hate the NSA snooping. The upside of the celebrity nudity being put online is that the White House staff can rest easy. They will have something to blame should there be | Read More »

    Will the African-American vote save troubled Democratic Senate incumbents?

    Will the African-American vote save troubled Democratic Senate incumbents?

    Michael Barone is… dubious. It’s apparent that even the most vigorous black turnout effort in the eight states [of thirteen with contested Senate races, including Georgia and Kentucky] with low black percentages is not going to make much difference. Democrats there must hope that their candidates can maintain levels of support from whites at or above the levels achieved by Obama in 2008 and 2012. | Read More »

    The Clinton Machine

    The Clinton Machine

    Ben Domenech, one of our illustrious founders, has a great piece at Commentary about the Clinton machine being alive. It is worth reading for a number of reasons, but most especially may be this. History may ultimately consider Obama’s 2008 nomination as a representation not of progressivism’s resurgent appeal, but as its death rattle—a speed bump along the way to the Democratic Party’s becoming a | Read More »