Let’s Get This Party (Re-)Started
(? History Lesson: The Federalists ?) History Lesson: The Whigs The issue of slavery The Kansas Nebraska Act The Republicans The issue of progressive statism The Affordable Care Act Generational change The coming of the fourth American Republic The Fourth Turning We are due for a party realignment How does a political party born and how does it die? It forms around an organizing principle. | Read More »
Beck, Rush, and The War on Freedom of the Press/Speech: Real or Hyperbole?
RedStaters know that Communist theory, along with any totalitarian theory of control, involves early control of the mass media, with the idea being that control of the “masses” is thereby facilitated, if you control what they see and hear. We already know about the bias of the MSM toward leftist politics. What some of us might not know is the back-door to stifling dissent, to | Read More »
I like Bluegrass banjo music.
Who cares, and what’s this all about? What does a personal affinity for banjo and fiddle hick music have to do with anything RedState stands for or deems appropriate topic-wise you ask? PLENTY! You see, I plan to be a thorn in the backside of every Rock and Roll, R & B, Hip Hop and Rap station in my area after they implement the localism | Read More »
Camille Paglia defends talk radio
Cross posted to The Political Class. In response to a question labeling the Fairness Doctrine as modern day censorship, CP delivers the goods: If there’s anything that demonstrates the straying of the Democratic Party leadership from basic liberal principles, it’s this blasted Fairness Doctrine — which should be fiercely opposed by all defenders of free speech. Except when national security is at risk, government should | Read More »
Why Doesn’t Obama Favor the Fairness Doctrine? It’s because he has something even worse in mind
Why doesn’t Obama favor the Fairness Doctrine? It’s because he has something even worse in mind. The basic theory behind the Fairness Doctrine is fairness. That’s obvious. Theoretically the expression of liberal ideas would be balanced with the expression of conservative ones, and this would impact overwhelmingly leftist broadcast television, PBS, and NPR just as strongly as the right-leaning AM band and its political talk | Read More »