This year’s RedState Gathering gave us many great speakers and speeches, but perhaps none of them, with the possible exception of Rick Perry, were as eagerly awaited as Senator Ted Cruz. His speech is now available for viewing on Youtube: Cruz has been a genuine friend to RedState over the years, and we have been blessed to have him at every one of our Gatherings. | Read More »
I once heard a preacher tell of being relatively new to ministry and having to go to a hospital because a lady and her child had been in a car wreck. The child died. The preacher did not know what to say. He tried to find the words. As he began to speak, the lady’s best friend came into the room, climbed into bed with | Read More »
People are talking about depression and suicide in the wake of the shocking death of Robin Williams. That’s mostly a good thing – the lives and deaths of celebrities are a common language, and we can use it to discuss the world we live in. But these conversations seem to me to end up oversimplifying the issue in a way that creates pointless conflict and | Read More »
There’s a host of candidates running for Bill Cassidy’s soon-to-be-vacant seat in Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District. Cassidy is running against Mary Landrieu for Senate, but that leaves a hole. That hole is being eyed by Edwin Edwards, an ex-convict and former governor of Louisiana. The 87 year old (whose birthday was right before the RedState Gathering) has a newborn child by his wife, who | Read More »
Welcome again to the RedState Weekly Breifing. This week we had to do something a little different because of the 2014 RedState Gathering, which Caleb and I will probably discuss more in this weekends’s edition. We did a live mini-version of the RedState Weekly Briefing on stage at the Worthington Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas in front of a live audience of conservative activists, and | Read More »
While many Republicans who are facing incumbent Democrats are having to face hysterical, panicked, and wildly inaccurate attacks on their records on issues that virtually no one cares about, Scott Walker has the luxury of having faced his electorate not once but twice, and running on a proven record of achievement. The end result is that even though Walker is running in a blue state, | Read More »
I just got a new headset so I’ve been comparing the quality of the sound by listening to a lot of songs from my past. The reason I choose most of the songs I play here at RedState is because they impacted my life in profound ways at different times and during different seasons. I am always ambivalent about how much to share about the | Read More »
Thanks to the White House’s Flickr page, we have this gem of a photo from the President’s vacation to Martha’s Vineyard: Per the official caption, this picture depicts Obama and National Security Advisor Susan Rice discussing foreign phone calls. As you can plainly see, the body language displayed by the President tells us a lot more about this photo. Because of this, we here at RedState would like | Read More »
The nation would be better off if Southern states seceded from the union, and Republicans pushing for right-to-work, voter ID laws and other reforms are “neo-Confederates” according to a candid exchange between a major Democratic donor and liberal organizers on Gamechanger Salon. The forum, a secretive and exclusive digital gathering of over 1,000 leftwing leaders, activists and journalists, was recently made public by Media Trackers, | Read More »
If I was still a Democrat, I’d be worried as all get-out that that article found a bunch of Democratic voters who didn’t know that their likely nominee has a history of reinventing himself to pander to voters – to the point where they thought the entire thing was done by a voice actor.
Yesterday my colleague, Leon Wolf, posted a story titled Democrats of an Unknown Party Affiliation in which he notes the growing phenomenon, in what is shaping up to be a wave year in favor of the GOP, of Democrats campaigning by obscuring their party identification. In Alaska, Democrat Senator Mark Begich has gone one further. He has run a campaign ad featuring nominally Republican Senator Lisa | Read More »
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Scott Beggs to discuss the legacy of Robin Williams, his comedic and dramatic contributions to film and television and why it is impossible to pigeonhole such a singular talent.
By now, you have doubtless heard that Tony Stewart, who is easily one of the five biggest stars in the sport of NASCAR, struck and killed a young man named Kevin Ward Jr. during the course of a dirt track race on Saturday night. The undisputed facts are as follows: Stewart and Ward became entangled as they were going around a turn, causing Ward’s car | Read More »
The great Robin Williams is dead of an apparent suicide. He was a comedic genius who, regardless of political persuasion, made most everyone I know laugh. Good Morning Vietnam remains one of my favorite movies, but then so many of his movies were so fantastic. He had been battling drugs and depression for some time. Suicide is too often an outcome in these situations. I | Read More »