Winners, Losers, and The Long Road Ahead From Last Night’s Big Debate
Last night’s GOP presidential debates were, in Churchill’s phrase, not the end or the beginning of the end, but the end of the beginning. It’s still a long, long way from seventeen candidates debating in August to voters pulling the first levers of the primaries at the Iowa Caucuses on February 1 and the New Hampshire Primary on February 9. Recall that the winner of | Read More »
Candidate debates: a boil on the butt of democracy
I’m not a believer in debates as currently constituted. They remind you of nothing more than the midway at an old time county fair where barkers are drawing you in to see the two-headed calf, the bearded lady, and the hootchie-cootchie show. Debates have two purposes. The first is to provide viewers the the hosting network and readers to media that cover the debates. Today | Read More »
Here at the Redstate Gathering, we’re going to be hearing from most of the Republican Presidential candidates. As they all arrive, the debate is going to be what’s on their minds, and on the minds of their campaign staffers. Whether they did well or not, what they do here will try to build on or recover from the debates, because debates matter.
Rating The GOP Contenders I – Will They Change America?
In the next few days I’ll rate the 8 leading GOP candidates for the 2016 Nomination as reported by RealClearPolitics on 6 August 2015. I will rate four criteria; potential to change our nation, electability, personal integrity, and past performance. I will score them from 0 to 3. The ratings will be color-coded as follows. Blue = Excellent (3 pts) – Implies candidate is solidly | Read More »
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, Rate The Candidates
I’d like to say thank you to Fox News. Four years ago we got to see television networks ask Republicans about birth control and global warming constantly. The networks focused on what they wanted, not what Republicans wanted. Tonight, Fox News was kind enough to probe the candidates on issues that matter to the Republican voters. The candidates showed humor and feistiness. The candidates were | Read More »
August 6, 1945. The justified and necessary bombing of Hiroshima
Just after 8am, local time, on August 6, 1945, Captain Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, navigator of the B-29 Superfortress named Enola Gay took control of the flight. He lined the plane up on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. At 8:16am, the bombardier, Major Thomas Ferebee. Ferebee fixed his Norden bombsight on his target aim point, the T-shaped Aioi Bridge, and released the 15 kiloton, Little | Read More »
Planned Parenthood’s 3% Lie
97 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services are not abortion. When the dim-witted Amanda Marcotte (trigger warning) made this hysterical (and I use it in the sense of ‘hysteria’ because that is what the article exudes) claim: But here is where it is not reality: All together now: 97 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services are not abortion. Attacks on Planned Parenthood are, by definition, largely attacks | Read More »
Science Breakthrough!! Men and women choose mates differently
Science. Do we love it or what? Men’s and women’s ideas of the perfect mate differ significantly due to evolutionary pressures, according to a cross-cultural study on multiple mate preferences by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. The study of 4,764 men and 5,389 women in 33 countries and 37 cultures showed that sex differences in mate preferences are much larger than previously | Read More »
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Understanding the Vichy Republicans
Yesterday, I wrote that McConnell’s pre-emptive surrender on the Planned Parenthood defunding fight in order to maintain peace with the Democrats made him equivalent to a modern day Neville Chamberlain. With the news that McConnell is actively engaging Democrats in a joint effort to defeat the defunding fight and avoid the showdown, it is apparent that the more apt historical parallel is actually Philippe Pétain, leader | Read More »
You’d Have Thought Me a Conspiracy Theorist
If I told you in 2008 that Barack Obama would negotiate a deal that he acknowledges will fund terrorism, you’d have thought me a conspiracy theorist. If I told you in 2008 that Barack Obama would lecture Christians on the crusades and call a growing army of Islamic radicals “junior varsity,” you’d have thought me a conspiracy theorist. If I told you in 2008 that | Read More »
In Which Jim Galloway Needs To Learn The Google
This afternoon, our fearless leader, Erick Erickson, appeared at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s National Conference. Erick was a part of a panel discussion hosted by Russell Moore, the president of the ERLC (and author of what appears to be an excellent new book titled “Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel”). Moore asked Erick: “Would you agree that the culture wars are | Read More »
George Allen, Macaca, and The Infantile Hypocrisy of the “Heavily Edited” Defense
Ask any leftist to defend the monstrosities that are contained on the Center for Medical Progress videos about Planned Parenthood, and they will immediately retort that the videos are “heavily edited.” Go on, I dare you to try it and find a liberal who doesn’t immediately leap to that canard. It cannot be done, for they know nothing else to even say about the damning | Read More »