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    Behind the Scenes in Mordor

    I do not know who Fredrik deBoer is, but this piece is fascinating. He expands upon Jon Chait’s lament over political correctness. I do have to say the funniest piece in response to Chait was some idiot at Vox who denied political correctness even exists. The whole thing is a snapshot into Mordor. Take this for example: I have seen, with my own two eyes, | Read More »

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    Hostility to Tradition

    In the nineties, the Clinton Administration formed a bipartisan coalition to pass the federal “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” or “RFRA.” Nineteen states followed suit. The legislation came in response to a Supreme Court decision that had seen an American Indian suffer legally for having used a drug during a well established American Indian religious ceremony. RFRA’s framework was common sense. “Under RFRA the government may | Read More »

    The Ninnies of America

    I would note that the blizzard of New England quieted for a time the criticisms of “American Sniper,” the movie about Chris Kyle. It didn’t affect the box office take, but all the ninnies who want to whine about the movie were shut in and shut up. And they are ninnies. War is hell. It is a gruesome affair. And there are bad guys and | Read More »

    The Common Core and the 2016 Republican Candidates

    We asked the Republicans who met at the Iowa Freedom Summit what they thought about Common Core. Let’s just say the conservatives running are not exactly fans of Common Core. Hear them in their own words:

    Erin May is a Hero Fighting Common Core. More Mothers Will Hopefully Follow.

    Erin May is the mother of two boys in the Lafayette Parish School System. She may also be on the verge of launching a revolution to take education back from the bureaucrats. Mrs. May’s sons are required this year to take the PARCC exam in Louisiana. PARCC is the Common Core exam in Louisiana. The exam will not be used to help her children improve | Read More »

    The 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates Disagree With House Republicans

    RedState was pleased to help sponsor this past weekend’s Freedom Summit in Iowa. We asked the candidates runnig for President and others who were speaking five questions. One of those questions was what they think about the House Republican Leaders pulling the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. They, and the members of Congress present, dissent.

    Kit Carson, requiescat in pace

    I did not know Kit Carson well, but the “H.R.” of the Rush Limbaugh Show and I have traded emails for years. He would send me emails of things Rush had said, then news articles he thought I should write about, then an email friendship struck up at which point I felt comfortable bombarding him with subtle hints I should fill in for Rush. We | Read More »

    I Want to Keep the Filibuster for Judges

    I have decided this and it puts me on the wrong side of a number of my friends. But there is an effort to formally end the filibuster for appointments to the Supreme Court. I am opposed to getting rid of it. Yes, yes, it is true that the Democrats could take back the Senate and promptly abolish it. That is perfectly true. But I | Read More »

    The Iowa Corral

    RedState assisted in sponsoring ‘s event in Iowa this past weekend. I did not go, but made sure to pay attention to what was going on and who said what. As I have previously written, this is the most substantive field of Republican contenders since 1980. The number of Governors, Senators, and others who are running gives the GOP a deeper bench than any the | Read More »

    A Logical Consequence

    In the Politico, David Rogers laments there are no rules now in Washington. Everybody is doing there own thing. Well of course they are. For the last four years, Democrats have championed the President more and more going it alone. They have watched the President overstep the boundaries of his authority on Obamacare changes, on amnesty, and virtually anything else that suits him. The Democrats | Read More »

    The Pro-Life Movement Must Stop Being Whores of the Republican Party

    I know there are many angered by the title of this post, but the truth hurts. I cannot tell you the number of times I have been to political events where a politician kisses babies and talks Jesus so the pro-lifers in the crowd get thigh sweats and send the politician to Washington. When the politician takes up with his mistress or pays for an | Read More »

    The Betrayal Makes Me Smile

    The Betrayal Makes Me Smile

    I am smiling over the betrayal of the House Republicans. Led by , the House Republicans have yanked a bill that would prohibit the savage killing of 5 month old children, some of whom are gruesomely killed feeling their bodies torn limb from limb. The Republicans did this on the day of the March for Life, when thousands upon thousands of pro-life voters marched on | Read More »

    The Two Faces of Renee “Abortion” Ellmers as House Republicans Fail Pro-Lifers

    House Republicans were set to re-pass the 2013 Pain-Capable Unborn Children Protection Act today. The legislation would prohibit 99% of abortions after 20 weeks, the point at which there is no doubt children can feel pain. The measure is identical to the legislation passed in 2013. But this time, with a chance of passing both the House and Senate, Congresswoman worked tireless to scuttle the | Read More »

    Ronald Reagan Rhetoric and Nancy Pelosi Results

    Well done, House Republicans. You’ve managed to screw it all up in only a few short weeks. Here is your must read of the day from Russell Moore of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. The Republicans in Congress should come and explain this atrocity to the hundreds of thousands of people gathering here in the nation’s capital to march for life. The congressional Republicans | Read More »

    Forever Determined To Let Us Know He Won

    One of the most valuable lessons I have ever learned in life came from one of the Deans of Students when I was in college. He would never sit at the head of the table in a meeting. Often he would sit off to the side. He said he was the Dean where ever he sat. Barack Obama, commentators on both sides of the aisle | Read More »