Senator Ted Cruz on the GOP’s Surrender Politics
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% hits the digital pages of POLITICO to take the GOP to task yet again for its strategy of pre-emptive surrender. If you’ve followed our chronicling of Failure Theater here at RedState, you won’t be surprised by the information as by the fact that this is a sitting senator and a candidate for president saying it. What happens | Read More »
Modern Media Meets the Pope on U.S. Tour
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Michael Brendan Dougherty to discuss the messages of Pope Francis on his U.S. tour, then Robert Bryce discusses California’s drastic pollution reduction plan and, Dave Gershgorn from Popular Science tells us about 3D food printers.
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The Eunuchs and Would-Be Tyrants of Washington
Just over two years ago, I wrote about this here at RedState. I had just come aboard as a Front Page contributor, and one of my first posts as such was about eunuchs. I’ve written several times about the Latter or Eastern Han Dynasty of China and the years that followed, known mostly as the Three Kingdoms period. It is one of the most interesting | Read More »
Which Reporter Wanted to Throw Her Shoe at the Pope?
I was listening to the press pool’s open microphone as Pope Francis entered the House of Representatives’ Chamber. Standing behind the Pope was an army of reporters and their cameras and open microphones. I had my studio headphones on listening to the chatter of the reporters when suddenly, distinctly, I heard a reporter say she wanted to take off her shoe and throw it. Seriously. | Read More »
It’s confirmed. Donald Trump is sliding in the polls.
I don’t know if it’s because he’s been low T Energy lately, having to skip events to get his beauty sleep make late-night business deals, but the evidence is in, and it’s impossible to dismiss: Donald Trump has hit a peak, and is sliding down in the polls. He might yet rebound, but for now we have to see if he can stop the bleeding | Read More »
Deductibles under Obamacare Outpacing Wage Increases
It’s always a good day to show how Obamacare is falling woefully short of its stated goals. Moe did a great job yesterday tying the albatross around Hillary’s neck just a little tighter. The recent bad news doesn’t end there, though. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation analysis is not kind to the law. From the New York Times, of all places: Four of five workers who | Read More »
It’s Time to Start the Dead Pool on Trump’s Lead
Thus far, Trump’s stay at the top of the polls for the GOP nomination has defied political conventions and expectations. Mistakes and gaffes that would have doomed any other candidate on planet earth have instead bolstered Trump’s standing in the polls. Most traditional pundits have been at a loss to predict when or if Trump’s polling numbers might come back to Earth, because Trump’s support | Read More »
Evangelicals Love Them Some Marco Rubio (and Ted Cruz)
“[T]he evangelical leadership in the country seems more and more of the same mind as many of the political leaders I talk to”World magazine has continued a series of stories surveying evangelical leaders in the country (Disclosure: I’m one of those surveyed). It’s not a scientific survey per se, but a good snapshot of some of the major voices within evangelicalism in the country (and | Read More »
New Post-debate Poll: Trump still in the lead. Fiorina moves to fourth place.
There is a new poll out from FoxNews that is only interesting for two reasons. First, it indicates that the debate did not move the needle much one way or the other. Second, some of the cross tabs are completely insane. Trump remains in the lead. Trump commands 26 percent support. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, meanwhile, ranks second with 18 percent. Trump led an August | Read More »
Only The Most Sick and Depraved Would Join #ShoutYourAbortion
The advocates of the more widespread and aggressive aborting of pregnancies have attempted to change the moral terrain upon which they fight their battles. Lindy West of #ShoutYourAbortion treats us to the following logic. There are no “good” abortions and “bad” abortions, because an abortion is just a medical procedure, reproductive healthcare is healthcare, and it is a fact without caveat that a fetus is | Read More »
All Roads Lead Through Rubio
Consensus opinion from last week is that Carly Fiorina won the second debate – a sentiment that I basically agree with. The scant polling evidence we have since the debate seems to confirm that Fiorina helped her cause dramatically with her performance. And there’s a reason for that: As the newcomer to the stage, and as a candidate who had been involved in a recent, | Read More »
Man Buns, Microfedoras, and the End Times
In RedState’s ongoing and less-discussed mission to take part in cultural discussions, I’d like to open the floor to one of the dangers of the modern era: Man Buns. Don’t know what a man bun is? Awesome! Exit this post and never return. Go ahead. I encourage it. Still here? Okay. Let’s do this. The only way to really dive into this issue is to go | Read More »
The Scott Walker Autopsies
I’ve been spending the better part of two hours reading and re-reading what are essentially autopsies of Scott Walker’s failed presidential bid. 71 days in the race, early fundraising successes and a groundswell of support fizzled away. Virtually every piece out there comes to the same conclusion, that it was ultimately the cash problem that killed the campaign. And, like a really good political drama, | Read More »
Karl Rove Got Planned Parenthood Its Komen Money Back & Wants You to Fund It Too
Karl Rove clearly, well, and truly does not want Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% elected President of the United States. And he also does not want to see Planned Parenthood defunded. People forget one important snippet from the saga of the Susan G. Komen Foundation cutting off funds to Planned Parenthood. Having cut off the funds to Planned Parenthood and facing public | Read More »
Debbie Wasserman Schultz goes full-metal crazy pants
Democrats are in full panic mode. Yesterday, TPM led an attack on Jeb Bush for using the word “retard” not to describe Josh Marshall, though that would have been completely legitimate, but in the context of slowing progress. Today they are denouncing Marco Rubio as a closet Nazi or something. What you are about to read is not parody. In this Republican field, the sad | Read More »