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    Oh Brave New World

    Texas’s Attorney General Ken Paxton has released a letter with guidance that I suspect we will see around the country. The question is whether county clerks, county employees, justices of the peace, etc. must be compelled to issue a license for a gay marriage. The answer, as it should be, is no dependent on facts. If there are others in the office who can do | Read More »

    They Went To Their Pulpits With a Mission Today

    I expected that most evangelical pastors across America today would ignore Friday’s ruling on marriage. I’m delighted to say I appear to be wrong. Based on a ton of feedback from across the nation and conversations with a lot of evangelical leaders, it appears pastors went to their pulpits with a mission today. Across the nation, they made sure congregants knew that churches were more | Read More »

    Dear @GOP, Please Do Not Sanction a Univision Debate [UPDATED]

    UPDATE: The RNC has assured me that Univision will not have a debate. Univision wants to have a forum of the Republican candidates. For the reasons below, I would ask that the Republican National Committee refuse to sanction that forum under the candidate debate rules. First, Univision missed the boat. They never submitted a proposal to host a debate like all the other networks. That’s | Read More »

    The Supremes Decide

    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that gay marriage is a right. Ironically, Chief Justice Roberts, who yesterday decided words do not really mean what they say in laws, penned a stinging dissent that the constitution’s words no longer mean anything. There were a number of conservatives, particularly evangelicals, who had somehow convinced themselves this day would never come. Some of us might have | Read More »

    Let’s Be Honest

    Most conservatives thought they had the Burwell case. They’d all concluded that they were going to lose on gay marriage, which they will, but that Burwell they had. And it was a big loss. But we should also be honest. The United States Supreme Court saved the Republican Party from itself. In closed doors on Capitol Hill, Republican leaders had every intention of rushing through | Read More »

    Rush Is Right

    This morning at 6:15 am ET, I will be on Fox & Friends. The kicking off point for the conversation is Rush Limbaugh’s comment that the Confederate flag is just the starting point for a leftwing assault on American culture at large. The left is led by a President who himself has said our nation is not really special. After all, every other nation thinks | Read More »

    The Case for Mike Flynn

    A large group of conservatives around the country is proud to support Mike Flynn for Congress in Illinois. It is a special election and Mike is the only conservative running. He would be a major upgrade. If you are wondering, not sure, have questions, or want to know more, Ace of Spades has a very detailed piece outlining the case for Mike Flynn. Folks — | Read More »

    BREAKING: House Republican Leaders Targeting Congressman Ken Buck for Retribution

    Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) 100% is nothing if not a team player. Having narrowly lost his first bid for the U.S. Senate, Buck ran again for the Senate in 2014. But Buck graciously stepped aside for Congressman Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) 60% and, instead, ran for a congressional seat. He was then elected Freshman class President. That has all | Read More »

    Bobby Jindal and Going Home Again

    Bobby Jindal and Going Home Again

    Today, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will announce he is running for President of the United States. As a native Louisianian, I have seen first hand the transformation of the state for the better under Bobby Jindal’s stewardship. I am from East Feliciana Parish. The per capita income in East Feliciana is $15,428. Growing up, most everything in the parish was state owned. The state’s insane | Read More »

    Proud to Support Governor Nikki Haley

    Yesterday, in South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley brought together a diverse group of Republicans and Democrats in South Carolina to urge the state legislature to remove the Confederate battle flag from state house grounds. In doing so, Governor Haley showed real leadership — the kind people in Washington always say they want but never bother trying to achieve. In doing so, she took on an | Read More »

    Washington Post Reporter Aaron C. Davis Uses the Language of Slavery to Refer to Republicans

    Washington, D.C. is a federal district, meaning it’s laws have to be approved by Congress. There has been delegation by Congress to Washington’s City Council, but Congress can stop things. One of those things is abortion legislation that threatens to undermine religious charities in the city. The Washington Post’s Aaron C. Davis wrote about the legislation and, at a time of racial discussions across the | Read More »

    Obama Prefers the Lie to the Truth

    More Obama: “If you watch Fox News you inhabit a completely different world, with different facts than if you read (the) New York Times."— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) June 22, 2015 Barack Obama, giving an interview on the West Coast recently, said, “If you watch Fox News you inhabit a completely different world, with different facts than if you read (the) New York Times.” Obama’s point | Read More »

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz Turns Leadership Lapdog and Attacks Conservatives

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz Turns Leadership Lapdog and Attacks Conservatives

    Congressman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) 81% goes on every conservative outlet possible to pose as one of us, but on Friday exposed himself as just another lapdog of leadership. And he did so in the most horrifying way. Chaffetz took Congressman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) 84%‘ subcommittee chairmanship away from him. Meadows was one of just a few dozen | Read More »

    The Confederate Battle Flag

    The Confederate Battle Flag

    The Bible tells me to love my neighbor. I have a number of black friends and I do not know any of them who would feel comfortable coming into my house if I were flying the Confederate battle flag. So I don’t. In fact, in my life, the people I can think of who proudly fly the Confederate battle flag outside their homes are people | Read More »

    Hate Mail of the Day

    This email actually did come through in Comic Sans font. I kid you not. From: To: Subject: Crazy and evil Erick: I read your latest ode to stupidity. You are wrong, it is possible to discuss mental illness and evil. The problem is you and your fellow R’s (or conservatives, whatever euphenism for greedy, selfish, immature, misogynistic beings you try to hide behind) | Read More »