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    House GOP Setting the Stage for Massive Crony Capitalist Pay Backs in a Lame Duck

    House GOP Setting the Stage for Massive Crony Capitalist Pay Backs in a Lame Duck

    House Republicans are preparing a continuing resolution to keep the government open. In doing so, they’ve decided to be total sluts for K Street and Wall Street. The Crony Capitalists, emboldened by the Chamber of Commerce’s help during primary season, are doing some very unusual things. Here’s what I hear is happening. First, they will reauthorize the Ex-Im bank, which is something K Street is | Read More »

    Do Not Be Fearful About September 11th

    Do Not Be Fearful About September 11th

    I have been inundated with emails, texts, and the like from friends regarding September 11th. Am I going to withdraw money from the bank? Will I stock up on food? What about filling my car up with gas? Is something going to happen? No. No. No. And I don’t know. There is nothing wrong with being prepared. But there is a lot wrong with worrying | Read More »

    The Competitive Disadvantage of Principle

    The Competitive Disadvantage of Principle

    Filling in for Rush Limbaugh last week, I had a number of calls from angry members of the middle class who feel they cannot get ahead because the government stands in their way. It reminded me of something I wrote back in 2012, which I think still stands the test of time. There is a growing frustrating within the middle class that Washington is subsidizing | Read More »

    Failing at Life

    Failing at Life

    Police arrested a lady in Atlanta yesterday for blocking traffic as protested the minimum wage outside McDonalds. She told the WSB reporter who interviewed her that “without struggle there is no progress.” Then she said she wanted the government to force McDonalds to pay more “so I won’t have to struggle.” If you are working your tail off and doing the best you can and, | Read More »

    I’m Back in for Rush Limbaugh

    Well, they did’t fire me. I’ll be filling in for Rush Limbaugh again today. Unfortunately, I’ll be in Atlanta, so the actual golden EIB microphone will not be with me, nor the Attila the Hun Chair. But I’ll still on a local channel near you. You can also listen live right here via my home station, WSB in Atlanta. Then I’ll be back on starting | Read More »

    Silencing The Other

    In Rotherham, England, 1400 young girls were routinely raped over more than a decade while authorities turned a blind eye. Why did they turn a blind eye? The authorities were so concerned with multiculturalism they could not bring themselves to do anything about a systemic and widespread culture of rape gangs in the area. The gangs were, if you read most press accounts, Pakistani men. | Read More »

    I’m filling in for Rush Limbaugh

    I’ll be filling in for Rush Limbaugh today and tomorrow. Unfortunately, I’ll be in Atlanta, so the actual golden EIB microphone will not be with me, nor the Attila the Hun Chair. But I’ll still on a local channel near you. You can also listen live right here via my home station, WSB in Atlanta.

    The President Is Not Checked Out

    The President Is Not Checked Out

    Many people suggest President Obama has checked out. He treats the ever growing threat of ISIS as an abstraction. Sources from within the administration are now more openly admitting that for almost a year intelligence and Pentagon officials have advised the President of the threat. He has chosen to do very little. Last Wednesday, he said we would “shrink” ISIS and make it “a manageable | Read More »

    The American Aristocracy

    At one point in American history, and a point I hope we get back to, if an American worked hard enough, he could work his way up through the ranks to great success. He did not need a college degree. In the upper stratosphere, connections helped and eased the way. But outsider could still work their way in through hard work. In Obama’s America, it | Read More »

    The Hollywood Box Office Dilemma

    The Hollywood Box Office Dilemma

    “North American summer revenue barely cracks $4 billion, an eight-year low and down 15 percent from 2013,” read the sub-header at the Hollywood Reporter. The New York Times headline was “Movies Have Worst Summer Since 1997″. Grantland weighed in. So too the Wall Street Journal. I have seen a bunch of movies this year. I like the movies. One day I want one of those | Read More »

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    Boundless Grace Within the Bounds of Penitent Souls

    Boundless Grace Within the Bounds of Penitent Souls

    These are two great quotes, thoughts from which might make it into my Sunday School lesson this Sunday. Walker Percy wrote this one a few decades ago. The Church can indeed change, has changed, might now or in the future change in its encounter with a particular culture, my own included. But I need not warn you, I am sure, of the dangers of overacculturation. | Read More »

    Dead Reckoning

    I got to be the guest on the first episode of this season’s “Dead Reckoning”. If you don’t know what that is, it is a web series by Dr. Brian Mattson centered around discussions of faith and culture. I got to be with Brian and J.R. Friesen. We talked about my post on faith and politics, my curry recipe, and more. Check it out here.

    From the Mail Bag

    From the Mail Bag

    We received this gem this morning. From: Helen Markessinis To: contact@redstate.com RE: Morning Briefing IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THAT obama IS A MUSLIM!!!!!!!!!!!YOU ARE LIVING ON ANOTHER PLANET. IT SEEMS THE REST OF US CONSERVATIVE KNOW THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAYBE YOU ARE SO WRAPPED UP IN YOUR NEW ROLE AS A “PREACHER” THAT YOUR VISION OF REALITY IS TOTALLY CLOUDED. WAKE UP BECAUSE YOU ARE TRYING | Read More »

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    Nine Days, Mr. President

    Nine Days, Mr. President

    Well thank goodness. Naked and semi-naked pictures of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence have been put online by hackers who hacked the celebrities’ online accounts. No doubt the very same hackers celebrate Edward Snowden and hate the NSA snooping. The upside of the celebrity nudity being put online is that the White House staff can rest easy. They will have something to blame should there be | Read More »

    The Clinton Machine

    The Clinton Machine

    Ben Domenech, one of our illustrious founders, has a great piece at Commentary about the Clinton machine being alive. It is worth reading for a number of reasons, but most especially may be this. History may ultimately consider Obama’s 2008 nomination as a representation not of progressivism’s resurgent appeal, but as its death rattle—a speed bump along the way to the Democratic Party’s becoming a | Read More »