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    Caveat Emptor: Boehner Says There’s A Deal

    John Boehner says there is a 50-50 chance of a debt ceiling deal. Don’t expect him to advocate cutting the budget, capping spending, and passing a Balanced Budget Amendment.Boehner thinks a BBA is a “gimmick”, despite his prior support for one in the nineties.The tendency of many conservatives these days, myself included, is to dismiss out of hand whatever leadership comes up with. The tendency | Read More »

    The Horserace for July 7, 2011

    IA Caucus: Feb. 6, 2012 NH Primary: Feb. 14, 2012 (expected) SC Primary: TBD NV Caucus: Feb. 18, 2012 Michele Bachmann has caused a mystery and a feeding frenzy in the press. What’s her number? Not her phone number. Her bank balance. It is the big question in Washington and in political circles across the nation — how much money has Michele Bachmann raised? Sources | Read More »

    The George Bush-Ted Kennedy Chickens Come Home to Roost in Atlanta

    One of the worst trends in modern public education in the United States is using a child’s performance on a standardized test to assess whether a teacher is doing his or her job and whether a school is performing or not performing.The trend was growing before George Bush and Ted Kennedy sat down and drafted No Child Left Behind in the early part of W’s | Read More »

    Republicans Must Show They Will Shoot the Hostage

    Does the party of freedom have less courage than the party of socialism? Jim DeMint thinks if the GOP fails to be bold in the debt ceiling fight that’ll be why. As the sun rises this morning, be prepared to be completely and totally disappointed in the total lack of leadership by House Republicans when it comes to taking a bold stand in the debt | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 7, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 7, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Republicans Must Show They Will Shoot the Hostage 2. David Brooks Gets Played 3. This Needs To Be Edited Into A TV Ad 4. Casey Anthony and the Law And Order Effect 5. The Palestinian Accountability Act 6. Fast and Furious update: Ken Melson’s secret | Read More »

    The Horserace, The Alleged Deal on Capitol Hill, and Casey Anthony #EERS

    Tonight on WSB, I’ll start and end the show with my weekly take on the Presidential Horse Race. I’m going to get into the alleged deal on Capitol Hill. And the jurors are speaking about Casey Anthony. I’m finally intrigued by the case. You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. Consider this an open thread.

    This Needs To Be Edited Into A TV Ad

    The Charles Koch Foundation has come up with a web ad on economic freedom. It is an important message. I cannot stress enough that you need to watch this. It is only 2 minutes. But more importantly, the Koch Foundation needs to turn this into a 1 minute television advertisement. It’ll require some work to do, but this is a message that needs to get | Read More »

    David Brooks Gets Played

    It is a familiar tactic that the Democrats have used lately — say it enough times and hope someone believes it. I was traveling yesterday and couldn’t comment on the David Brooks column, but it is more and more clear David Brooks got played. The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, has talked about supporting a debt reduction measure of $3 trillion or even $4 trillion | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 6, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For July 6, 2011Go to www.RedStateMB.com to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. I Think the Casey Anthony Verdict is a Good Thing   2. The Casey Anthony Verdict is Not an Endorsement of Our Criminal Justice System   3. Bobby Jindal’s steadily-advancing re-election.   4. The Greek Debt Swap: Is it a Default, or isn’t it?   | Read More »

    Your Cathartic Casey Anthony Moment #EERS

    OK. One night only. I’ll talk about Casey Anthony in the first hour tonight and then we’ll move on to who is lying to David Brooks or is he just a tool.The phone number is 1-800-WSB-TALK and you can listen live at http://wsbradio.com.Consider this an open thread.

    I Think the Casey Anthony Verdict is a Good Thing

    I have prided myself on not talking about this trial. But I think it is a wonderful verdict.I don’t know whether the woman killed her daughter or not. I have not kept up. But the media certainly thinks she did. And a lot of spectators think she did.Here’s the thing though — our justice system runs largely in the background of American conscience and as | Read More »

    Separating Men From Boys

    It is my distinct pleasure to welcome Heritage Action for America as a sponsor of the Morning Briefing. As I have written repeatedly on RedState, there are five organizations in America that have my unwavering support and should have yours too. Put another way, there are many, many outstanding organizations in America that I truly respect and like. But there are only five I love | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 5, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For July 5, 2011 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Separating the Men from the Boys 2. #WI IAFF: This Independence Day, it’s union first, American second… 3. Teamsters’ Vegas Convention Calls for CEO Prosecutions & Union Pension Bailout 4. It’s Not Easy Going Green

    Happy Independence Day

    IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, | Read More »

    Filling in for Neal Boortz

    I’m going to be filling in for Neal Boortz today on his nationally syndicated show. The show runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can tune in live right now at http://wsbradio.com and can call in at 1-877-310-2100. We’ll talk about Marco Rubio’s comments on the President, the Republicanization of the 4th of July, and much, much more. Consider this an open thread.