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RedState Contributing Editor.

Founder and Creative Director at Mister Smith Media

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    Putting Students First

    One of the things that we should take from the epic battle in Wisconsin as well as the fundamental changes that are taking place in New Jersey, is that real education reform is no longer a “third rail” political issue. Organizations, governors and activists are taking the issue of education head-on and even the National Education Association (NEA) is learning that their time as the | Read More »

    Obama Campaign Official Sen. Louise Lucas: Romney Campaigning on Racism

    Disagreement continues to be defined as racism by the Democrat party. Speaking on the John Fredericks Morning Show, State Sen. Louise Lucas, part of President Obama’s “Truth Team” and an official member of the campaign, accused Mitt Romney of gearing his campaign in Virginia to “fringe racists” which, one can only assume, is anyone that opposes President Obama.

    A Tale of Two Campaign Ads

    I have a very simple question. Which do you care more about? How Romney’s taxes were filed … … or how your tax money was spent? Decide which one has a greater effect on your life and vote accordingly. Follow @BenHowe

    YouTube & BMG Playing Politics?

    Yesterday I put up a post about the new video from the Romney campaign called “Political Payoffs and Middle Class Layoffs.” Today, YouTube pulled the ad at the request of music giant BMG for a copyright violation. The Romney camp has disputed the copyright claiming fair use since the ad was a commentary specifically involving Obama’s use of that song with those words. For some | Read More »

    Group Exempt from DISCLOSE Requirements Meets with DISCLOSE Lead Sponsor During Vote

    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has had a lot to say about money in politics. As lead sponsor of the defeated DISCLOSE Act, he has made a firm stand against the special interests. “The flawed Citizens United decision allows corporations, including international corporations, to use their vast wealth to drown out the voices of the American people…” (“Senators Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Clean Up Campaign Finance System,” | Read More »

    David Brock’s Paranoia Doesn’t Prevent Him From Stalking People

    You may recall a Daily Caller piece from earlier this year that exposed the odd behavior of Media Matters founder David Brock as the reincarnation of Mel Gibson’s character in the 1997 film Conspiracy Theory. As a refresher, here’s a typical day in the life: David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall | Read More »

    DISCLOSE Act Up For Vote: Call Your Senator

    Today the Senate will vote on the DISCLOSE act which is the latest Democrat assault on freedom of speech. The opening salvo was the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 — it was amended in 1975, and that amendment created the FEC. Then in 2002 we were introduced to the catastrophic Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 better known as McCain-Feingold which saw a huge | Read More »

    “They Have Not Funded My Campaign, They Will Not Work In My White House …”

    The Romney campaign has a new web video out today slamming President Obama for spending his time rewarding his top donors and lobbyists as the middle class suffers and the Democrats refuse vote in the Senate on over 30 bills that Republicans have passed in the House of Representatives.

    The Most Incredible Movie Trailer I Have Ever Seen

    I am in shock that this is real.  This is the type of insane hero worship we are up against folks.  If we win, there’s going to be fallout.  If we lose, it’ll be worse. Follow @BenHowe

    EPA Crucifier Has a New Gig

    Remember Al Armendariz, the former EPA regional administrator who got busted earlier this year for comparing his efforts to regulate energy companies to crucifixions? Well, surprise surprise. The former employee of an administration that used the pretext of the BP oil spill in the Gulf to clamp down on oil drilling, pursued cap-and-trade and the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, pushed the MACT rule targeting the coal-produced | Read More »

    Romney Camp: Obamacare Not a Tax

    This is upsetting to say the least. The moment that the ruling came down last Thursday the hounds of hell were released by conservatives on twitter and in the blogosphere and videos galore of Obama saying the mandate was not a tax contrasted with news reports that the Supreme Court of the United States disagreed. In fact, not just disagreed but indicated that it was | Read More »

    VIDEO: Obamatax

    Let’s face it. That’s what it is. The Obama administration embraced it in arguments. The Supreme Court concurred. And the moment this was decided, Obama broke yet another promise. #FullRepeal Follow @BenHowe

    An Anonymous Warning to the President & His Allies

    This is an open letter to the Obama campaign that I wanted to pass along. I will not disclose the author, except to say that it is somebody who is in a position to know many of these things. It is not somebody who has any association with American Crossroads with whom the writer speaks about in the email. AN OPEN LETTER TO THE OBAMA | Read More »

    The Facade of Transparency has Crumbled: Executive Privilege Seals Fast & Furious Documents [UPDATE]

    In a stunning move, Eric Holder’s request for President Obama to assert executive privilege over documents related the Fast & Furious scandal has been granted. President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against Holder by Republicans in the House. | Read More »

    Unions Intend to Strong-Arm American Airlines

    With the events of Wisconsin still fresh in our minds, and the cost of public sector unions at the center of state budget debates, it’s easy to overlook how devastating big labor can be on the American worker as well as the companies that employ them. For an example, look no further than American Airlines (AA). AA remained a profitable company in an industry full | Read More »