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    A Story That Needed Telling

    A Story That Needed Telling

    I have been very angry, though privately, with people who have attacked Ben Sasse for being friends with Mike Leavitt, the former Bush Secretary of Health and Human Services who sucks on Obamacare. I have been privy to private information. I’m very glad the Sasse campaign is now telling this story. On the day Ben Sasse was to meet his new boss, Mike Leavitt, Ben’s | Read More »

    Hey Baseball Fans!

    Attention baseball fans: I just wanted to let you know that long time RedState contributor Leon Wolf, along with a number of other good writers, has started a daily baseball newsletter called “Just a Bit Outside” which will keep you informed on all the happenings in Major League Baseball. It’s no secret that most sports writers are even more liberal than their mainstream media counterparts, so | Read More »

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    14

    Among those strongly interested in politics in America right now, the GOP leads by 14 percentage points on the question of who should control Congress. Among the electorate as a whole, the GOP and Democrats are largely tied. But the electorate as a whole does not vote, particularly in midterms. The Democrats are less likely to vote in 2014, they are less energized, and they | Read More »

    The Greatest Story Never Told

    It seems the majority of Americans have joined me in realizing what a crappy movie Noah is. Take the Bible out of it. In fact, as my friend Brian Mattson points out, Noah isn’t even based on the Biblical telling of Noah, but on a gnostic fantasy where the serpent was the hero. Take all that out and Noah was still a pretty pathetic movie. | Read More »

    Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and Mozilla

    Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and Mozilla

    The old story is familiar. It is one of the stories I remember my grandmother reading me in her chair — the chair from which I now read the same stories to my children. She had the Golden Children’s Bible, with the old, beautiful illustrations. Daniel in the Lion’s Den was my favorite. It was two stories past Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. King Nebuchadnezzar built | Read More »

    RNC, Please Don’t

    RNC, Please Don't

    Peruse any of the various stories about the Republican National Committee considering Las Vegas for the 2016 convention and the stories will read as if the GOP is going open handed to its sugar daddy, Sheldon Adelson. Already, Republicans across the nation are tripping over themselves in the rush to bask in Mr. Adelson’s presence and pledge their undying loyalty to him. Many of these | Read More »

    John Ratcliffe for Congress in TX-04

    John Ratcliffe is in a runoff in the 4th Congressional District in Texas. He is challenging incumbent congressman Ralph Hall. Ralph Hall is not a bad guy. He served in World War II and is a real gentleman. But he is also 90 years old and has been in Congress since 1981. He was an elected judge in 1950, went into the Texas Senate in | Read More »

    Steve Lonegan for Congress

    In the U.S. Senate election between Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan, Lonegan won the 3rd congressional district. It is a Republican area and its demographics and redistricting have made it more so. Lonegan won the 3rd, but lost the Senate race. Now he is running for the third congressional district. Again, he already won it. It makes sense to me that we support him. He | Read More »

    Dissent on a One Way Street

    Six years ago, Brendan Eich contributed $1000.00 to the Proposition 8 campaign in California that sought to preserve marriage between one man and one woman. Eich recently became chief executive officer of the Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla, part of the Mozilla Foundation, oversees pieces of the Mozilla web browser Firefox — an open source rival to Internet Explorer, Safari, and others. Half the board resigned when | Read More »

    Satan, Witchcraft, Role Play, and Challengers

    Satan, Witchcraft, Role Play, and Challengers

    You may read this and believe it to be an April Fool’s Day joke. Sadly, it is not. And sadly, I must give a slight NSFW warning. Congressman Ted Yoho is one of the congressmen the Chamber of Commerce and Establishment have problems with. He was one of the congressmen who would not vote for John Boehner as Speaker. He has been one of those | Read More »

    Pete Ricketts for Nebraska Governor

    Pete Ricketts is running for Governor of Nebraska. I’m very happy to endorse his candidacy. Nebraska has a lot of farmers and one of the things Pete has championed is a proposal to reduce property taxes on family farms. Pete is a fiscal conservative and also a solid social conservative. He’s long been involved in Nebraska politics and in conservative politics. He is the former | Read More »

    If You Really Support GOP Unity, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

    If You Really Support GOP Unity, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

    Ken Buck was RedState’s choice for Senator in Colorado. The Colorado GOP was having trouble unifying. Ken had high name ID. He was close to the incumbent Democrat in the polls. But the party was still divided. So Ken decided to switch places with Cory Gardner. Gardner, a Congressman running for re-election, stepped up to the Senate race and now Ken has stepped into the | Read More »

    A Few More Thoughts on Noah

    A Few More Thoughts on Noah

    I get that some of you like art house Euro sci-fi movies. Not me. The scene where Noah is explaining the history of the world and shows silhouettes of people killing each other from tribal men Roman centurions to red coats fighting yankees to the world wars was just silly to me. I did not go for a Christian film or a Biblical film. I | Read More »

    Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

    Darren Aronofsky's Noah

    “[W]e might should consider burning at the stake any Christian leader who endorses this movie.” I don’t get all the claims of radical environmentalism in Noah. I saw it last night. I did not draw out of it the environmentalism. In the movie, Noah took the position that all mankind had corrupted the earth with sin and God intended to wipe them all out. Noah | Read More »

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    Who is Lying to @RebeccaKiesslin?

    Rebecca Kiessling is a real pro-life warrior. Her mother was raped. Thankfully, Rebecca was not aborted, but adopted. She is an advocate of the personhood amendment and spokeswoman for Personhood USA. I was kind of flattered she would tweet at me, but then became really disturbed that someone is lying to her. She thinks I am helping create a new pro-life group in Georgia that | Read More »