RS at CPAC: Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-20 PRI)
This is from yesterday: Karen Harrington is goig up against Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who doesn’t quite have the district that she used to. We’ve talked before, and she had some thoughts on CPAC this time: Karen’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Soros-funded Gigi Sohn falsely accuses me of being AT&T funded
Gigi Sohn talked to Personal Democracy Forum about the work she does at her organization, Public Knowledge. She took time to call out RedState and Less Government. Here’s my hastily-created transcript of the key passage around the 28:00 mark: [On AT&T/T-Mobile] We often get attacked by the right-wing press, folks like, you know, RedState and Less Government, so I’m constantly dealing with attacks fully funded | Read More »
Can Rick Perry Rebound With a Flat Tax?
The Perry campaign wants to reboot, having retooled and refined its message and tried hard to get back on the jobs message. Okay, fine, but first the Perry camp needs to answer a basic question – why should supporters who went all in for him and wound up feeling burned give him a second shot? I asked him about that and it was, perhaps, a | Read More »
RS Interview: Gov. John Kasich (R, OH).
As it happens, this Wall Street Journal article discussing Ohio’s (among other states’) credit upgrade by Standard & Poor – and Ohio’s fairly dramatic drop in unemployment in a year – came out the same day that I spoke with Governor Kasich about his budget and labor union reform successes. The latter (SB5, which was in many ways an even stronger reform package than Wisconsin’s) | Read More »
RS Gathering 2011: Adam Hasner (R CAND, FL-SEN PRIMARY).
Adam Hasner was one of our speakers at the RedState Gathering, and he was available for a few moments for comments. You may recognize the backdrop; it’s from the Teddy Roosevelt painting, and I’d like to note that I think that campaigns looking for nice backgrounds from which to do their videos could do worse than use Steve Penley’s stuff. Adam’s site is here. I | Read More »
RS Gathering: Tim Scott (R, SC-01).
Tim Scott was elected last year on a general reform slate in South Carolina: he was one of the candidates that we took an interest in, so it was great that he got to speak with our readers Friday night. Afterward, we spoke with Tim briefly: Sound was a little off at first: we had some motivated listeners Friday night.
RS Gathering 2011: Nikki Haley.
As always, we try to take the time to talk briefly with some of the candidates and politicians that attend the RedState Gathering. As Governor Halley was so kind as to host us this year, I thought that I’d start with her. Governor Haley has of course been long a friend of the site, and it was a pleasure to have her welcome us to | Read More »
This day. This moment.
If you don’t know how RedState started seven years ago, here’s the story. It’s a tale of a few guys with a few dollars and a few basic principles who got together and started something small. In the fullness of time, that something small became something big. The cast of characters changed, too: the original three co-founders are now off doing many other things. I | Read More »
Thanks to Neil working his magic, we are back. Some tinkering under the hood went awry. Thanks to all who emailed, tweeted, texted, Facebooked, Google+’d, etc.
RedState is back fully functioning and operational. You’ll notice a new interface on the user side. We’ve made some upgrades and performed some maintenance around the site while cleaning out some coding cobwebs. If you are having some problems on the site when you first get back on, please clear your cookies. I speak from personal experience. Have a great Sunday. Consider this an open | Read More »
We May Or May Not Be ‘Ultraconservative,’ But We Certainly Didn’t Call the SBA Pledge ‘Ridiculous’
The pseudo-conservative Washington Post blogger, Jenn Rubin, has decided to label RedState as ‘ultra-conservative’. I can only guess that it is because we advocate hanging the traitor Jonathan Pollard instead of setting him free like Rubin does and also because we here at RedState embrace Jim DeMint as a standard bearer for conservatism while Rubin would prefer to take an exacto knife and excise from | Read More »
Using Twitter With RedState
I realize this is really random administrivia, but I have lately used the “tweet” button on posts at RedState (you have to go into the individual posts and look at the bottom of the post to see the button) and been disappointed to see credit given to @RedState for the content. It does’t have to be that way. For example, if you click the tweet | Read More »
We Got Caps
We have RedState caps. We sure do. I’ve got some at the house now and they are good looking caps. The caps come in, naturally, red, but also in khaki, and black. They actually are good quality caps and the RedState logo makes them look sharp.
The Rising Sun
Last week, after months of behind the scenes arguing and frustration, I made the call (and take full responsibility for making the call) to clean house here at RedState. A number of user accounts were disabled. If you feel the need to understand my reasoning you can go here. If you want or need a full explanation surrounding what happened and why, you can go | Read More »
Many of you who are not regulars are probably wondering what the heck is going on at RedState. I’ll be blunt. In the past year or so, the quality of diaries has really taken a beating, driven largely by a clique that resorted to recommending each others diaries and gaming the system. Unfortunately, over time, that clique became abusive to new users, those who disagreed, | Read More »