Ted Cruz refuses to play ‘good Republican’
Everyone knows the game. When a Republican candidate is asked a gotcha question by some grad from a third tier journalism school he is supposed to give that stunned-mullet look, mumble incoherently, and have his or her communications director profusely apologize hours later. We are blessed this year with a crop of candidates who do not go along with the game. Ted Cruz is one | Read More »
WaPo: Three Pinocchios for Planned Parenthood’s “3 Percent” Abortion Lie
Planned Parenthood has long been able to promulgate its 3% abortion lie, and the mainstream media has eaten it up hook line and sinker, not once questioning the veracity of the largest abortion provider in the U.S.
That is all changing.
Today, the Washington Post – no friend to the pro-life movement – lobbed the first salvo at Planned Parenthood’s unbreachable – and equally absurd – assertion, bluntly concluding that Planned Parenthood is “misleading,” “using meaningless and incomplete comparisons to make their argument, and the public should wary . . . .”
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The One I Got Wrong
If I had to do it over again, I would have rescinded the invitation to Donald Trump again. It was the right thing to do. I am more sure that it was the right thing to do by the response of many Trump supporters to highlight all the terrible things I’ve said in my career. Those don’t mean Trump should have been given a pass. | Read More »
UPDATED– Claire McCaskill’s admission against interest
Admission against interest: An out-of-court statement by a party that, when uttered, is against the party’s pecuniary, proprietary, or penal interest and that is admissible under both an exclusion (admission by a party-opponent) and an exception (statement against interest) to the rule against hearsay. Such a statement is admissible even if the declarant is available, because an admission by a party-opponent is non-hearsay and, thus, | Read More »
Chris Christie Signs No Tax Hike Pledge From Group That Has Previously Attacked Him On Taxes
On Wednesday, Chris Christie, along with other Republican candidates, signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge not to raise taxes, certainly a winning proposition among Republicans. The vow states that Christie would “oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes,” something which Christie has had a problem doing in the past. In fact, he was knocked pretty hard for that. By the Americans | Read More »
Guilty As Sin, Free As A Bird – Environmental Protection Agency Edition
So what do you do when a regulator flagrantly violates its own regulations? Let’s say you hate the fact that the Animas River in Colorado got deluged with arsenic by the USEPA. Let’s say you think there needs to be a law. Let’s say you believe the responsible party should both open their wallet and surrender their personal liberties in payment for their vile crime | Read More »
The POW MIA Flag Is Racist
Sometimes the left does things that are so bizarre that at first blush you think you are being trolled. Take this, for instance. In Newsweek “historian” (this is an appellation that, in this particular case, doesn’t seem to require any academic credentials), accused plagiarist Rick Perlstein claims to have discovered yet another “racist” flag: You know that racist flag? The one that supposedly honors history | Read More »
John Kasich Runs From His Own Record
In February of 2013, John Kasich decided Jesus told him to expand the medicaid portion of Obamacare in Ohio. As the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported, Gov. John Kasich included the much-anticipated announcement in his two-year budget proposal Monday. The move makes Ohio one of a growing number of Republican-led states to fulfill an option under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to expand | Read More »
Sanders Leads Clinton 44%-37% In New Hampshire
Image credit: Albert H. Teich/Shutterstock.com A new Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll of likely New Hampshire Democrat primary voters, finds Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders leading Hillary Clinton, 44% to 37%. In March a Franklin Pierce/Herald poll had Hillary leading Sanders by 36%, 44% to 8%. The remaining Democrat contenders failed to reach double digits. Vice President Joe Biden is at 9%, | Read More »
Arthur Brooks on Having a Conservative Heart
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Allysen Efferson to talk with Arthur Brooks, author of the new book, The Conservative Heart, about ways that conservatives can help build a fairer, happier and more prosperous America. Then John Seibler talks about problems with drones and finally Joe Flint from the Wall Street Journal discusses cord-cutters and their impact on the big media companies.
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Bobby Jindal: It’s Me You’re Looking For
Republican primary voters have long had a habit of, as the song says, lookin’ for love in all the wrong places. This year, they appear to be doing a lot more of the same during the course of searching for a Presidential frontrunner – but the good news is that it’s yet early in the process and the polls this far out are largely meaningless. | Read More »
Rick Perry Is Not Dead. Nor Is He Dying
I walked into work yesterday and an older gentleman approached me. “I’m so sorry!” he said. I didn’t understand what he meant until he continued, “I heard about Rick Perry dropping out of the race.” Thanks, media. I really enjoy having to explain to people why your reports are false. And this person wasn’t the only one who thought Perry was suspending his campaign. All | Read More »
New Center for Medical Progress Video Out.
This latest video from the Center for Medical Progress involves a former StemExpress procurement technician telling her experiences. What she saw, or didn’t see. Namely, consent forms not being handled properly. Her name is Holly O’Donnell, and while this video doesn’t have some of the heart wrenching scenes we’ve come to expect from these videos, her account of what happened is chilling nonetheless. | Read More »
No, DC Metro riders don’t get what we pay for #WMATA
I know most readers of RedState (myself included) would oppose building a system like the subways in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. But it was built, over the preceding decades, and it currently exists as an asset we have. Any desire we have for good governance must compel us to be good stewards of this system, which we have spent many taxpayer dollars | Read More »
Divider-in-Chief or Deceiver-in-Chief? Both Names Suit Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton is desperate. Her tired ideas from the past have not worked, and she is doing everything she can to distract Americans from the truth, including attacking me. Divider-in-Chief After six years of division under President Obama, America needs a leader who will unite all Americans. Instead of focusing on what divides us, we should be concentrating on what brings us together. Yet Hillary | Read More »