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RedState Contributing Editor.

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    More Union Workers Smoking Pot on the Job

    Remember the explosive story last year that revealed how our hard earned tax dollars were being spent so that bailed out union workers could spend their time drinking and smoking pot at work? Well, I can’t say “they’re at it again” because this is a different plant, with different people, doing the same thing. via MRCTV: Meanwhile, President Obama would rather storm out of a | Read More »

    New York Times Brushes Off Ethical Concerns

    For those of you who missed it, The New York Times recently ran some controversial, front-page stories regarding the natural gas industry.  Specifically, some are questioning whether or not this was an agenda driven hit piece on the gas industry. Ken Boehm, of the National Legal and Policy Center, has called for an investigation into the matter where he lays out what the issues are: | Read More »

    You Asked For It Democrats

    As I noted last night, there is some serious concern amongst lefties that the Republicans are trying to steal the Wisconsin Democrat primary process during the current recalls taking place in response to Governor Walker’s budget.  They’re in full panic mode over at the house of Kos. (I’ll let you go look as opposed to sullying our site with a link to that dreck) Suffice | Read More »

    Manufacturing Necessity

    Last week, America had the joy of it’s first Twitter town hall.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I’m a big fan of Twitter, and I even believe that doing some type of town hall variant via Twitter is a great thing.  However, regardless of the venue, President Obama is a master of making incoherent, false, and/or misleading statements in 16,000 characters or less, and last | Read More »

    Operation: Chaos

    One might recall a recent contentious special election which took place in NY-26 in which an otherwise favored to lose candidate Jack Davis, pretended to be a tea party candidate and disrupted the otherwise bellwether election.  In fact, the trickery in this election went so far as to create entire fake websites dedicated to spreading misinformation to the voters in the hopes of confusing them and getting them | Read More »

    Excuse Me While I Save the World

    Having completed Andrew Breitbart‘s book Righteous Indignation, I took a few moments to talk to him about it and how it came about.  The conversation found it’s way to subjects ranging from Eric Boehlert’s unhealthy obsession with things that are Big, to a little reported rift that has developed between Andrew Breitbart and Glenn Beck.  Suffice to say, the conversation was very interesting. Prior to | Read More »

    The Cost of Bailouts: Cronyism

    One of the reasons that I was against the bailouts, both bank and auto, was the effect I feared it would have on the way business is conducted.  It’s easy to point to a TARP loan being repaid (with interest) and declare victory for bailouts.  But to do so assumes that all consequences of government intervention in private enterprise have been realized. One of the | Read More »

    Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania: In Defense of the Ryan Budget

    More of this please.  Consider this an open thread. Make sure to let Rep. Kelly know that his efforts are appreciated.

    Republicans Urge Obama to Raise Fuel Efficiency by 100 percent

    The Obama green dreams have recently been awarded assistance by nearly forgotten former Republicans officials, desperate to find relevance.  The collection of fifteen former governors, congressmen & agency officials are joining in with the President and Democrats who have long been of the opinion that the American public will only do what’s “right” if they are left with no other options.  In the world of | Read More »

    Reality Has a Well Known Conservative Bias

    Renewing America is back on FTR Radio after a short lived hiatus filled with vacations and car wrecks.  This week I break down the interview of Jon Stewart by Chris Wallace.  Since Chris looks up to me in a lot of ways, I felt it my duty to provide some analysis and point out the opportunities he missed (and boy, were there a lot). Also on | Read More »

    Roger Ailes and Mao: Basically the Same Guy

    Those bastions of objectivity over at Rolling Stone magazine have taken a break from publishing off the record comments and covering the exploits of Lady GaGa to defend America against non-liberal news bias.  Their target, of course, is Roger Ailes, President of the Fox News Channel. As Brent Bozell at NewsBusters points out, the alleged journalist used anonymous sources to make the obvious connection that | Read More »

    Obama Seeks Final Death Blow to Auto Industry

    President Obama is trotting out yet another policy aimed at forcing American’s to change our ways and embrace the green.  Just a few weeks ago, the administration floated the idea of adding yet more taxes to our already overtaxed cars to serve the dual purpose of shoring up revenues as well as curbing driving habits (which one would assume can’t both be accomplished simultaneously, but | Read More »

    The Latest Fad from the Left: Blatant Misinformation and Hoaxes

    Jane Corwin is a Republican running for Congress in NY 26.  Here is her website: www.janecorwin.com.  Nice, clean, professional.  Now take a look at this website: www.janecorwin.org.  Aesthetically indistinguishable, the designers cleverly use humor to paint Jane Corwin as a clueless hack, bent on destroying the district calling her “A proven millionaire. A real homophobe.  The leader we fear.”  There is little reason to assume | Read More »

    Obama has Green Dreams of Car Taxes

    As Tabitha Hale noted yesterday, there seems to be no shortage of ways that this administration and the Democrat party can think of to tax away every bit of our nation’s prosperity.  But the “car tax” simply defies logic and begs the question, “What are they thinking?” Aside from their apparent love of taxation, what is the underlying reason this administration would want to levy | Read More »

    Visual Confirmation Denied. Obama Decides Against Releasing Bin Laden Photos.

    These last few days have created feelings that many of us had forgotten in the 9+ years since the immediate aftermath of the September 11th attacks. I can’t speak for everyone, but in the winter of 2001 after the feelings of horror and anger subsided, a feeling of pride, unity, and commonality overwhelmed me for months. I was the least partisan I’d ever been in | Read More »