Obama lies about Iranian fatwa against nuclear weapons
Yesterday, Barack Obama told one of the most egregious series of lies any American president has ever uttered to the American people. It would be fair to say it was unprecedented. The closest approximation would be a tie between Richard Nixon’s “I am not a crook” and Bill Clinton’s “I did not have sex with that woman.” In neither of those cases, however, was the | Read More »
And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. And sitting down they watched him there; And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Now from the sixth hour there | Read More »
The Weekend That Changed the World
Approximately 1,982 years ago, a man died. In fact, many men died that day. We know for sure of three men. Two were tied to crosses and crucified. One was nailed to the cross. Had that been the end of it, it would have just been like so many other Roman crucifixions. But, unbeknownst to most anyone at the time, the first Easter weekend would | Read More »
Obama Admin Wants Photos of License Plates to Track Illegals
Does it count as domestic spying or government data-gathering if a private contractor does it? The Obama Administration’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, is soliciting a contract for a private vendor that will help the agency track the movement of illegal aliens via license plate readers. The federal government specifically wants access to a license plate reader database that adds 30 million new records | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Religious Freedom, Foreign Policy, and More Hillary Emails
Welcome back to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends! Tonight, RedState’s own Caleb Howe joins the panel along with F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk, and Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute. Tonight the guys will discuss religious freedom, the ongoing foreign policy debacle that is the Obama | Read More »
The Sexual Revolution and the death of love
The attack by homosexual activists and their supporters on the ability of religious people (primarily Christian because they are afraid members of some other religions might blow them up if pressed) to practice their faith as anything but a cultural artifact on Sundays and a few holidays has reached full-throated roar over laws passed in Indiana and Arkansas. Tim Carney made this observation in the | Read More »
Grant Starrett for Congress
My good friend Grant Starrett is getting into the race for Congress in Tennessee against Congressman Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) 100%, and I strongly endorse him for the seat. I first met Grant when he was in law school working for Senator Jim DeMint, and I’ve subsequently gotten to know him at various conservative conferences and also in Atlanta and Nashville. Here’s | Read More »
Salesforce: loves doing business in gay-killing Saudi Arabia, hates doing it in Indiana.
Salesforce avoiding Indiana is a gesture: avoiding Saudi Arabia would be an economic hardship. And we can’t have that, can we?
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Hey Indiana GOP: You Can’t “Fix” the RFRA
Indiana Republicans, hoping to shutdown the national firestorm of controversy over their state’s newly enacted Religious Freedom Restoration Act, are moving to amend the law. But here’s the problem: their proposed “fix” plays right into the arguments of the law’s opponents. While some Indiana Republicans haven’t articulated a strong defense of the RFRA, the professionally outraged opponents of the law haven’t exactly leveled substantive criticisms. | Read More »
Follow the Money: Angie’s List
Most of us remember the Yellow Pages, but our kids look at us like we’re speaking a foreign language when we mention the tome of phone numbers that was our top reference for pressing service needs each day. Today, with services like Angie’s List, we have information at our fingertips anywhere. With their “Reviews you can trust” slogan, they have taken much of that uncertainty | Read More »
Will Indiana sell RFRA to Appease LGBTQ Activism?
The ink was hardly dry on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Law before the LGBTQ activists began to protest. They began to shout and demonstrate and make demands on Twitter, because they did not get what they wanted. They have every right to have opinions, but in this vocal and explosive minority is not willing for a discussion to have any outcome they do not like. | Read More »
Remembering the Falklands War
On this date in 1982, forces of the fascist military Junta ruling Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. The British governor had command of a small force of Marines, but they were not sufficient to withstand the initial attack. What happened after was a triumph of liberty against tyranny, and a turning point for a great conservative leader, Margaret Thatcher.
Attack of the “Fact Checkers”: Liberals Are Unhappy With My Tweet.
Seriously. Sometimes a tweet is just a tweet. Hi there, I’m a reporter with PunditFact. I want to let Erick know about a fact-check I’m working on about his RedState piece that starts: “Tim Cook and the left are happy to do business in countries that stone to death or otherwise jail gay people, but will not do business with Indiana.” (There was a parenthetical | Read More »
Mike Pence, Stand Strong
A remarkable thing is occurring in Indiana. Having passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act that merely puts the “free exercise” clause on the same legal footing as the “free speech” clause, Indiana Republicans are now rushing to add protected classes of citizens who we are seeing this week do not need the state’s protection, but will use that protection to harass and bully others. Not | Read More »
The demise of American Christianity
Today is Holy Thursday. If you are Catholic this is the first day of the Easter or Paschal Tiduum. In Christian theology, tonight is the memorial of the Last Supper. Catholic Churches and some Protestant denominations will do the symbolic “washing of feet,” which is how Christ reminds us that when you are a leader you are a servant not a master (this lesson is | Read More »