Obama discovers his own national security policy
When the Obama administration came into power it brought with it a belief in a new doctrine called Responsibility to Protect (R2P) R2P is a doctrine that subordinates the traditional authority of the state to international scrutiny and intervention if human rights violations occur… and you have a tiny and ineffectual military. R2P was henceforth summarised to incorporate 3 key pillars of responsibility: firstly, the | Read More »
The RedState Gathering Begins
Today in Fort Worth, TX, RedState will start its fifth RedState Gathering. Five years ago, I put up a post on the site asking if anyone wanted to get together offline in Atlanta for a beer. More than 300 people said yes. So we had to do something. Without telling our corporate masters at Eagle Publishing, Caleb Howe and I began planning an event in | Read More »
Don’t it Make My Red State Blue?
Connecticut is a Blue State. I live here and I experience it everyday. This was only a recent development. I think that Connecticut is truly a Red State whose Blue State tendencies can be explained through a series of correctable government missteps, deep arrogance, and an attitude toward minorities that prevent it from showing its true political color. From 1916 through 2012, there have been | Read More »
Leading From Behind: Lessons from Gaza
First, this posting is about American policy, not an apology or condemnation of Israel. For the optimists among us, the best path would seem to be the deal nearly brokered between Bill Clinton, Yasser Arafat, and Ehud Barack in late 2000 – Gaza and most of the West Bank to the Palestinians, a divided Jerusalem, and a greatly reduced “right of return” for Palestinian refugees. That was a | Read More »
Breaking: President Barack Obama doing presser on Iraq situation.
On now. Sounds like we’re going to do some sort of humanitarian intervention on behalf of Iraqi Yazidis. Including, apparently, airstrikes. I fully endorse this statement, by the way. Don't expect me to complain one iota about Obama authorizing airstrikes on ISIS. About damn time, IMO. He's welcome to bomb them even more. — Jeff B@AoSHQ (@EsotericCD) August 8, 2014 This will not end with | Read More »
Breaking: Sen. John Walsh (D, Montana) cuts and runs.
Should have done it a week ago, frankly. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., announced Thursday that he is dropping out of the Senate race after it became clear that he could not overcome the fallout from a plagiarism scandal. “The 2007 research paper from my time at the U.S. Army War College has become a distraction from the debate you expect and deserve,” Walsh said in | Read More »
Guadalcanal. August 7, 1942
On August 7, 1942, US Marines landed at Lunga Point on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomons group. Their immediate objective was the seizure of a partially completed airfield, later finished by the US military and renamed Henderson Field in honor of USMC Major Lofton Henderson who was killed during the Battle of Midway. Along with landings on Tulagi and Florida Islands, the campaign | Read More »
#MailGate: West Virginia Ethics Commission Says House Democrats Broke Rules
Five months after Democrat members of the West Virginia House of Delegates suddenly sent thousands of mailings just prior to the primary, the state Ethics Commission says those lawmakers were in the wrong.
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Obama administration quietly doing back-channel evisceration of Obamacare’s individual mandate tax.
Point (July 2013): President Obama on Tuesday threatened to veto a pair of Republican bills in the House which would delay the employer and individual mandates for one year in the Obama health reform laws, as GOP leaders pressed Democrats to break ranks with the White House on the issue. Another Point (March, 2014): The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would veto a | Read More »
Ann Coulter is great, but I’d rather be like Kent Brantly
Ann Coulter, and all of American Christianity, should not condemn or chide Dr. Kent Brantly, we should praise and support him. It’s men like him, servants, of whom the world is not worthy, who move God’s heart.
I have nothing against Ann Coulter. I’ve never met her, but I’ve been a fan and read her books. But I’d rather be like Kent Brantly. God bless him, and I believe He already has.
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Governor Jindal tries to stop Common Core
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) are locked in a legal duel over the future of Common Core. Jindal, rightfully, opposes it. The BESE, seeing themselves as the actual government of Louisiana and intoxicated by the vague scent of federal cash, is pushing ahead. Rather than waiting for the case to perk its way through the courts | Read More »
Are You Ready for Some Football?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Zerkle to get a preview of the NFL season, discuss Jon Bon Jovi’s bid for the Buffalo Bills, and why the next expansion team might be in London.
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Shadow Parties and Zombie ACORN
It’s hard to believe now, but Democrats once had a lock on all power in the state of Texas. From Reconstruction to the 1980s, Republicans might be competitive at the presidential level, but other than picking off a statewide election here or there, had virtually no power. Texas was a one-party state. Texas flipped to Republican control in a slow-motion sweep during the 1980s through | Read More »