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    Judging September 3rd

    ABC News has a profile of the upcoming Palin speech and what it may or may not mean. We know for certain that she will not declare her candidacy for the Presidency that day. And despite the wishful thinking of a bunch of others, I really doubt she will endorse anyone else either.Peter Singleton who I know and respect is one of the volunteers on | Read More »

    Rick Perry As Front Runner?

    I wrote just last week that it was too soon to declare Rick Perry the new front runner in the race for the Republican nomination, but a week later things are starting to shape up well for him.Gallup polling dispels the idea that Perry cannot beat Barack Obama. They are tied among registered voters, which would more than likely put Perry ahead in likely voters. | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 24, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 24, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Rick Perry As Front Runner?2. This is really pathetic3. $500,000 of Green for Green Jobs, Red for the Rest of Us

    The Lightbulb Disinformation Conspiracy

    God help us, but if there is one uniform criticism from all sides, it is typically that we here at RedState are not team players. And I wear that proudly as a badge of honor. I’m not willing to sacrifice my conservatism for the GOP or a particular candidate.Nonetheless, it occasional drives people crazy that even folks on our supposed side sometimes get rebuked on | Read More »

    This is really pathetic

    This is unsurprising, but also really pathetic.”Conservative” elites are unhappy with the Republican field.Bill Kristol pines for a smart guy.Let me put this in perspective for you. The group of “smart” conservatives who were okay to let No Child Left Behind go through, who did little to oppose Medicare Part D, who advocated for TARP, and endorsed the idea of “big government” conservatives are unhappy | Read More »

    Boortz Took Another Vacation Day So I’m on the Radio

    I guess when you’ve been on the radio since Methusela roamed Israel, you get all the vacation days you want. (Kidding, Neal)In any event, Neal is playing golf so I’m on for him today. You can listen live right here and call in at 1-877-310-2100.Consider this an open thread.

    Morning Briefing for August 23, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 23, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. A New Day in Libya: Brief Thoughts on What Happened and What to Watch For2. The Entitlement Leviathan in Numbers3. The Palin Factor

    The Palin Factor

    September 3rd is fast approaching and a lot of people are suddenly buzzing that she will declare her candidacy for the Presidency at that time. Karl Rove is convinced. John Fund of the Wall Street Journal thinks she will not run. A lot of Sarah Palin supporters have been telling me she’ll announce that day that she is running and I’m a fool and idiot | Read More »

    The Transom

    I get asked a lot how I do show prep for my radio show and to get ready for TV appearances. Honestly, i spend a lot of time on twitter and the RedState Morning Briefing is really indispensable.But I’ve got a new tool in the show prep arsenal — The Transom by Ben Domenech. It really is a well done daily email of things interesting | Read More »

    Happy Birthday Raz Shafer

    Yeah, I’m abusing the front page to wish birthday greetings to a good friend down in Texas and one of the rockstars of the American Majority Team. I assume he is finally old enough to buy beer legally.It’s also Congressman Thad McCotter’s birthday and happy birthday to him too.Consider this an open thread.

    The Goldwater Talking Point

    “The greatest lesson to take away now is that the media is going to again fixate on Goldwater from 1964 and Kerry from 2004, and they will probably mostly ignore the most historically relevant election points”The media typically begins any Presidential campaign with comparisons to Harry Truman. The Reagan re-election in 1984 had the comparison. The Bush re-election in 1992 had the comparison. The Clinton | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 22, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing  For August 22, 2011Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Goldwater Talking Point   2. Obama to farmer: ‘Call the USDA.’   3. If Global Warming Doesn’t Kill Us, ET Will   4. Where We’ve Been Is Where I Want To Be   5. On the Nature of the Perry Attacks   6. Verizon | Read More »

    On the Nature of the Perry Attacks

    Rick Perry once tried to get out of a speeding ticket. Rick Perry once owned stock in a chain of video stores competing against Blockbuster, some of which also rented adult movies. Rick Perry once was a Democrat. The attacks have come fast and furious against him. But most of the attacks take on a peculiar and very telling strain. A reporter on television or | Read More »

    An Open Letter to Anyone Who Thinks Obama Should Not Go On Vacation

    Dear People Who Think Obama Should Not Go On Vacation:Are you out of your ever living mind?!?!?!Have you not seen what destruction on our economy and morale this man has wrought for three years?!?!And you want him to go back to Washington, D.C.? Congress too? You are out of your mind.The correct answer is STAY ON VACATION ALL OF YOU. The stock market tends to | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 19, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 19, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. An Open Letter to Anyone Who Thinks Obama Should Not Go On Vacation2. Rick Perry Insensitive to Barack Obama’s Feelings!3. The FTC’s Internet Kill Switch4. A Primer For Union Members: How Not To Be Burned During A Union Strike5. The Horserace for August 18, 2011