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    An Earmark Solution to Nowhere

    It’s time to nip something right in the bud. Michelle Bachmann and others have been complaining about how the House earmark is too restrictive because it will not allow for Members to get federal funding for their roads and bridges. She wants them exempted from the moratorium. Bachmann says Congress should exempt “roads, bridges and interchanges” and recommends that if a town, city, county or | Read More »

    Putting the TARP Band Back Together

    Opinions are varied and divided over whether the tax compromise plan is worthwhile. Some see it as the best the GOP can hope to get. Others see it as the GOP settling for keeping current income tax rates while voting to raise other taxes and increase spending on unemployment benefits, a program that has become a general welfare program.Whether you are for it or against | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 9, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 9, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Putting the TARP Band Back Together 2. House Conservatives to Senate: Don’t START in the Lame Duck 3. FDA Set To Cut Off 17,000 Women Annually From Lifesaving Drug 4. Incoming WI Gov. Scott Walker Working to End His State’s Tail-Wags-Dog Problem

    Did You Vote Republican For Nothing?

    Did you show up at the polls on November 2nd for nothing? It seems that way. The House Republican Leadership has decided to put Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on the Appropriations Committee and that’s pretty much it. They are sending a signal to the tea party movement that this is all they’ll get.John Boehner and Eric Cantor want Hal Rogers of Kentucky to serve as Appropriations | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 8, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 8, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Did You Vote Republican For Nothing? 2. Sticks, Stones, and Thin-Skinned Barry 3. Rolling Blue State Bailout Ended in Tax Agreement 4. Waivers Double to 222 as More Unions ‘Opt Out’ of ObamaCare 5. JSOC analyst arrested in FBI spy sting.

    Open Thread

    My fellow hostage-takers, here is your open thread for the day.

    Sticks, Stones, and Thin-Skinned Barry

    “Mr. Obama, I have a question for you — if the American people are hostages and the GOP are the hostage takers, what the hell are you besides a failed negotiator/hostage rescuer?” Robert Menendez, the other day, said it was like negotiating with terrorists referencing the tax compromise talks. Today, Barack Obama called the GOP ‘hostage takers.’So much for reaching across the aisle.Of course that | Read More »

    Community Building

    This is one of those posts that must occasionally be written, though I don’t like to write them.RedState is, above all else, a community site. Anyone can start a diary and participate in the community. Those who play well in the community avoid the blam stick and, over time, we tend to promote from within to the front page.The way we do promotion is pretty | Read More »

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    Playing With the Two Immutable Laws of Washington

    There are two immutable laws of Washington, D.C. To understand the tax compromise in the Senate, you must know the laws. Politicians in leadership believe that if they make both the left and right angry they must have done something right; and, If Democrats and Republicans come together in a compromise — no matter how bad that compromise may be — the media will herald | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for December 7, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 7, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Playing With the Two Immutable Laws of Washington 2. An Easy Way to Stop Filibuster Reform 3. Al Qaeda’s Favorite Member of Congress Opens His Mouth 4. Breast Milk and the TSA 5. I don’t care (right now) about WHO the next President is; I | Read More »

    Breast Milk and the TSA

    Now we have yet another TSA outrage. Something tells me the media would be much more worked up by this if George Bush were still President. Oddly enough, in an era when the press is falling all over itself to highlight bipartisanship, here is an issue uniting the left and right.In this edition of TSA Outrage, we have a mother who didn’t want her breast | Read More »

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    Advertisements and Sponsorships

    I’ve been getting a lot of emails from people lately asking about advertisements and sponsorships on RedState for the coming year. People seem to be getting their plans and costs ready for 2011. Here’s what you need to know about advertising on RedState, sponsoring the Morning Briefing, and renting our email list. Advertising We use a CPM basis for advertising on the front page of | Read More »

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    Morning Briefing for December 6, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For December 6, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Advertisements and Sponsorships 2. Stop START: Whip List 3. Wikileaks and the Limits of Law and Patience 4. The NBA Meets the Moratorium 5. Big Wind looking for federal handout. 6. A Death By A Thousand Cuts 7. Europe steeps its TEA

    The Message Still Sucks, I Guess

    On the night of November 2, 2010, and thereafter, the Democrats kept saying they lost not because of their policies, but because of their message.They said they just got the message wrong and didn’t explain how they were creating vast amounts of jobs.Never mind that they weren’t. The unemployment number speaks for itself.So the Democrats got the message wrong.Right now in Congress, the Democrats are | Read More »

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    Metrics of Success

    I sent out a fundraising pitch the other day to the RedState email list on behalf of American Majority. It was my pleasure to do so and I want to share it here with you. American Majority has real metrics of success this past year and I am quite proud of them.With campaign season over, it is time to get ready for the next steps | Read More »