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. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 90% announced early, though unsurprisingly, that he was going to be | Read More »
2015 Could Be an Historical Inflection Point
Stop The Left And You Won’t 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 | Read More »
Image via Shutterstock.com 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 | Read More »
Predictions for 2015.
These are quite often wrong. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% will be confirmed as Speaker of the House. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 60% will be confirmed as Senate Majority Leader. Neither Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 0% nor Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 6% will announce their retirements in 2015. A Republican will win the | Read More »
Headlines for May 12, 2015
I’m donning my tinfoil hat today and gazing into the future for headlines on May 12, 2015.
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