2015 In Review: Best Music
If you’re a music junkie, then 2015 was not the most terrible year. While there were really only a few major releases, there were plenty of solid ones for you to enjoy (assuming you haven’t already). Here is the best music of 2015, just in time for you to listen to while waiting for the best music of 2016 (which may just be limited to | Read More »
Chavezista Socialists lose badly in Venezuela
Since 1992 coup attempts by Hugo Chavez, his name has dominated politics in Venezuela. He first won a Presidential election in 1998, and by 1999 his coalition was able to win 121 out of 131 seats in the Constitutional Assembly election held that year. But fortunately after almost 20 years of socialist dominance, there is change coming to Venezuela. The Coalition for Democratic Unity (MUD) | Read More »
Virginia voters reject the gun grabbers as GOP retains Senate
Mike Bloomberg and his anti-civil rights group Everytown wanted Virginia. The front page of his website still promotes his desire to win the Virginia Senate from the Republicans, which would split control of the General Assembly and hand the advantage to Governor Terry McAuliffe in his twin quests for gun control and Obamacare expansion. Democrats in theory had a shot to take the Senate away, | Read More »
The polls were wrong in Canada: Trudeau wins a majority
After what happened in the United Kingdom, I know many hoped the polls would be wrong in Canada, since they were predicting a defeat for the Conservatives, and a minority government for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. It turns out the polls were wrong. Trudeau has won a majority government. As Stephen Harper exits the scene, let’s look at how the man who built a small-c and | Read More »
Canada’s polling shows instability coming after the Harper decade
Canada has been lucky to have 10 years of good governance by Stephen Harper, the man who took the brand new Conservative Party of Canada and won elections with it. But 10 years is a long time to govern a country, and the polling is looking grim. On the plus side, the situation is so unstable, anything could happen.
Ted Cruz Will Be At The RedState Gathering. Will You?
2016 Presidential candidate and Texas is going to speak at the RedState Gathering. Are you going to be there? Cruz and Nikki Haley are the only two speakers to have been to every RedState Gathering. Both of them spoke in Atlanta for our first Gathering. The Senator joins a long list of 2016 Presidential candidates speaking at the event. Governors Bush, Huckabee, Jindal, Perry, and | Read More »
Governor Huckabee Will Address the RedState Gathering
Governor Mike Huckabee is going to kick off our Saturday morning at the RedState Gathering. We are delighted he will be with us. Governor Huckabee has decided to bypass the Iowa Straw Poll altogether as several of the other candidates will also do. Governor Huckabee won the Iowa Caucus in 2008, surprising a lot of people. He didn’t run in 2012. But he is in | Read More »
The Elephant in the Straw Poll
“We … tried in January to meet with the Executive Director of the Iowa GOP, but we were told pretty bluntly that he ‘didn’t have time for RedState.’ ” I have had a number of people on twitter and elsewhere ask why the RedState Gathering could not be placed on the calendar at a time other than the Iowa Straw Poll. The short answer is: | Read More »
Cameron beats the polls in the UK
Politics in the UK were looking very messy as last night’s general election approached. There was so little we knew. UKIP – the conservative upstart UK Independence Party – was going to make gains over the last election in 2010, but how many seats would they spoil for the Conservative Party? SNP – the leftist Scottish National Party – was going to do very well, | Read More »
, David Cameron
, Ed Miliband
, Nick Clegg
, Nigel Farage
Conservatives upend the political system in Alberta
What if I told you Canada has a province known for oil, cowboys, and conservative politics? It’s true, Alberta is like that. What if I told you that conservative activists in Alberta got sick of the establishment party of that province, and so stood up a new party that stands for, in the words of Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean, “smart spending, balanced budgets, and | Read More »
Joe Scarborough is Coming to the RedState Gathering. Are You?
The RedState Gathering is shaping up pretty spectacularly for Atlanta in August. On the kick off night of August 6th, my friend Joe Scarborough is going to join us and participate in a 2016 discussion. We’ll also have a large slate of the 2016 Republican Presidential candidates there. You will want to be there. You can register at this link. In addition to the Joe | Read More »
Exit Polls say Likud tied or better in 2015 Israeli Elections [Updated: Likud up 23-19 with 95% in]
Click here to see the bottom of post for the update. The exit polls are breaking as the the 2015 Israeli elections to the Knesset have finished. While pre-election polls predicted the left-wing alliance, the Zionist Union, was set to be the leading party and form a coalition, the exit polls say that didn’t happen.
Peeking in on #LAGov
With Bobby Jindal’s term as governor nearing an end, 2015 will be a gubernatorial year for Louisiana. So far, five candidates have declared their intentions to run – three Republicans and two Democrats. Here’s a little breakdown of the candidates in so far. Republicans David Vitter U.S. announced early, though unsurprisingly, that he was going to be seeking the chief executive spot in his home | Read More »
2015 Could Be an Historical Inflection Point
There have been certain years in US History where something finally just had to give. 1861, 1929, and 1968 all come immediately to mind. In each scenario, a major societal institution* reached a point where it provided obviously diminished marginal returns if not outright economic failure. This forced Americans to do something we have always pretty much hated doing and significantly change certain aspects of | Read More »
Happy New Year! Are you ready to represent life in 2015? As a movement, we are starting out the year in a strong position: The majority of Americans do not support abortion on demand, we’ve put a pro-life majority in Congress, and more pro-life laws were put in to place in 2011 – 2013 than in the entire previous decade! It’s going to be a great | Read More »