Catholic University Imposes Gag Order on Prof.
Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has told Professor John McAdams to stay off campus while he is under investigation by the school. McAdams “crime”? He pointed out on his personal blog that a fellow professor in the middle of an ethics class declared any discussion of gay rights off limits, lest some be offended by the academic presentation of different points of view. That means | Read More »
The GOP Emboldened Barack Obama on Cuba
From Wikipedia: Currently, the Cuban embargo is enforced mainly with six statutes: the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917, the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, the Cuba Assets Control Regulations of 1963, the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992, the Helms–Burton Act of 1996, and the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000. The Cuban Democracy Act was signed into law in 1992 | Read More »
Our Christmas Wish For You and Yours
This column first appeared in the December issue of Townhall Magazine. As the year winds down and our thoughts turn toward time with family and friends, our thoughts at RedState are on you, our readers. Whether we reach you through this magazine, online at redstate.com, via the Erick’s ubiquitous Morning Briefing, or on our twitter feed or Facebook page, we value you and your interaction | Read More »
A Classic Tale of Good vs Evil: Six Devils in the San Fernando Valley
C.S. Lewis once said “The world does not need more Christian literature. What it needs is more Christians writing good literature.” I don’t know about you, but I feel that way about conservative books, too, on a regular basis. One can tell a compelling story with latent values without ramming those values down the reader’s throat at the expense of the story. That’s why it | Read More »
Follow the Money: Christmas Shopping 2014
It’s one week out from Christmas and, if you’re a taxpayer, your year end push to finish 2014 strong may have delayed your shopping plans and now it’s time to get it all in. There’s a few more days left and here’s your chance to make sure those last-minute shopping dollars aren’t funding the liberal agenda. THURSDAY: Travel plans still in flux? Search for the | Read More »
Colorado Governor Says You Can’t Educate Children Well Yourself
This will come as a surprise to the thousands of homeschool and school choice families across the state.
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The Russians worked hard for this disaster, let them enjoy it
Russia is having as much fun as it can stand and it couldn’t happen to a nicer fascist kleptocracy. As it stands today the ruble is in a virtual freefall. And unlike the limited sanctions imposed by the West after Russia’s Ron-Paul sanctioned stripping of Crimea from Ukraine and its slow motion invasion of that nation, this is hitting the average Russian in a significant | Read More »
Sure, let lame duck Barack Obama normalize relations with Cuba.
Since John F Kennedy, Presidential foreign policy towards Cuba can be summed up in one sentence: Let my successor be the one who has to be the guy that let Fidel Castro win. Well, guess what: Barack Obama volunteered to be the poor, stupid sad sack that has to eat the pavement on that. CNBC reports: “The U.S. is starting talks with Cuba to normalize full diplomatic | Read More »
The Unified Ted Cruz Blame Theory Goes Up in Flames
It is already setting in as received wisdom among liberals both within the Republican party and without that Ted Cruz will be made to shoulder the blame for the nominations the Democrats rammed through the Senate this week. A good example of that comes from the arbiter of objective fairness to conservative Republicans, the New York Times: But most of the day was consumed with | Read More »
Let’s Not Make Man Haron Monis A Man of Mystery and Intrigue
I don’t get the fascination that ensues when someone does something pointless and despicable like take hostages in a Yupscale, Australian version of Starbucks. Yet, like Christopher Dorner before him, Man Haron Monis has his laughable “Voxplainers” out there assuring us that he had “no known connections to extremist groups.” Furthermore, asking Muslims to condemn terrorism is bigoted and Islamophobic. Yes, we have to normalize | Read More »
Three Questions for Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush has declared he is officially looking at running for the Presidency in 2016. Many conservatives acted with horror. But before dismissing Jeb Bush, I think conservatives should probe where his mind and heart are on issues. He was an excellent governor of Florida. I disagree with Bush on common core and immigration, but I think his record in office generally stands the test | Read More »
Greenpeace must help the Peruvian authorities put some white dudes in jail.
I’m going to break a rule and tell you to go read a ThinkProgress piece, largely because whoever wrote it probably had to fight down a wave of nausea afterward. RT @thinkprogress: Greenpeace may have permanently damaged an ancient, sacred site. Now what? http://t.co/Bkx8tfHObf pic.twitter.com/UMP72Yx2FX — Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) December 17, 2014 The article, for those who don’t want to read even a sick-to-its-stomach TP | Read More »
Jane Mayer is an Idiot
Jane Mayer is a staggering idiot. I say that because of this line in her piece on the Democrats’ torture propaganda: “in releasing the long-awaited Senate Select Intelligence Committee report on the C.I.A.’s interrogation-and-detention program, , the committee chairman, proved that Congress can still perform its most basic Madisonian function of providing a check on executive-branch abuse” This would be the same Dianne Feinstein who | Read More »
House Conservatives Have the Power and Should Depose Speaker John Boehner
The “cromnibus” bill is soon to become law. The majority of House and Senate Republicans conspired with President Obama to fund his executive amnesty. Where do conservatives go from here? Yes, we need to pick up the flag and force Republicans in February to actually fight as they are now promising when funding for the Department of Homeland Security expires, but there is an even | Read More »
Terrorism, interrogation, and the great cultural divide
On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal and NBC News published the latest in a string of polls that suggest Senate Democrats’ grandstanding attempt to impugn the Bush-era CIA with a “bombshell” report on the interrogation of terrorists has backfired pretty badly: Most Americans don’t object to the CIA’s interrogation techniques that some call torture, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. After being told the | Read More »