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    Filling in for Neal Boortz

    I’m filling in for Neal Boortz on the radio this morning for his nationally syndicated show. You can listen live from 8:30 a.m. to 1p.m. ET at The call in number for the Boortz Show is 1 (877) 310-2100. I’ll be talking Wisconsin, House GOP selling out, high speed rail, Libya, China, negotiating with the Taliban, and much, much more. Consider this an open | Read More »

    Spring Cleaning

    Many of you who are not regulars are probably wondering what the heck is going on at RedState. I’ll be blunt. In the past year or so, the quality of diaries has really taken a beating, driven largely by a clique that resorted to recommending each others diaries and gaming the system. Unfortunately, over time, that clique became abusive to new users, those who disagreed, | Read More »


    Thor’s Hammer + Releasing the Kraken

    I have been moving this week and the site has descended into chaos in the comments. There are multiple petitions by many of you, the diarists, readers, and commenters of this site, to disband the recommended diaries list because it is being gamed by a number of diarists at the expense of new and, frankly, quality non-conspiratorial material. Being Scandinavian, let me introduce you to | Read More »

    The Erick Erickson Show: Remember the Alamo

    I’m on tonight 7 to 10pm ET. You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.It’s a free for all Friday night, so you can call in about anything you want.We’ll be remembering the Alamo tonight in light of union goon comments that the war in Wisconsin is like the Alamo.It puts me in the unusual position of rooting for Santa Ana.

    Friday Promotions

    Melissa no longer has to make the coffee around here. I’m pleased to announce that Repair Man Jack and DHorowitz3 are our newest front page contributors. We’ll be ordering both of them around and Repair Man Jack is going to get to take out some trash I’m sure.Consider this an open thread.


    House GOP to Tea Party: We’re Too Important to Have Our Budgets Cut

    With a hat tip to Drew Ryun for the title of the post, Tim Carney brings word this morning that some Republicans think they are too important to have their budgets cut.The Republican Study Committee, the organization of conservatives in the House of Representatives, is proposing further cuts in spending to Congress’s budget. Some Republicans are flipping out and going to 12 on a 1 | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for February 18, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For February 18, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. The Battle is in Front of You: What are YOU going to do about it? 2. Unions fuel the hate in Wisconsin. 3. As Wisconsin Implodes, White House Plans Meeting With AFL-CIO War Council 4. Washington Post Pans High Speed Rail 5. The Republican Study Committee | Read More »

    The Erick Erickson Show: Wisconsin

    The Erick Erickson Show is now on at You can call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.I’m going to be talking about Wisconsin and lightbulbs and Sunday Sales in Georgia a lot tonight.

    Morning Briefing for February 17, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For February 17, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Chicken 2. Enviro’s CPAC Ambush Backfires 3. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) Introduces Amendment to Defund Union-Controlled NLRB

    Politics Trumps Security

    The Heritage Foundation has the details on how the Democrats have decided unionization trumps objective security concerns. Those security concerns could legitimately be hampered by unionization. Last night, on a purely partisan 47–51 vote, the Senate rejected an amendment that would have stopped government unions from organizing Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees. The vote was made possible by an announcement two Fridays ago by President | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for February 16, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For February 16, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Losers Unite! 2. President Obama’s Budget – Debt to Me 3. Mulvaney to Obama Budget Director: Not Credible 4. Why Does the NLRB Need More Money to Push Its Job-Killing Union Agenda?

    CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN: This Rule Should Be Defeated

    GO HERE NOW. TELL YOUR CONGRESSMAN TO VOTE AGAINST THE RULE. READ BELOW FOR DETAILS. Last night, the House of Representatives’ Rules Committee shut down Rep. Steve King’s ability to offer an amendment to completely defund Obamacare on the continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of the year. House Republicans are now hiding behind parliamentary rules to say that it would somehow | Read More »

    Losers Unite!

    Are you a loser? If you are the Heritage Foundation, Media Research Center, Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, the American Principles Project, Jim DeMint, Jim Jordan, Rush Limbaugh (given his comments yesterday on CPAC), and others — you are losers. Grover Norquist says so. Norquist, last week, called those who chose not to participate in CPAC and those who share those views “losers.” | Read More »

    The Human Events Teleforum (updated)

    Today Tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. ET, you can join me on a teleforum hosted by Human Events. Details are here.Jason Mattera, Human Events’ Editor, will host the call and I’ll be talking about 2012 races, politics, and policy. You’ll be able to participate and pick my brain.Go here for the details.

    Morning Briefing for February 15, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For February 15, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. The Human Events Teleforum 2. President Obama’s Budget – Increased Spending and Taxes 3. No Wonder Non-Union UFCW Reps Want a Union at Their Jobs… 4. Law? What Law? SEIU Now Opposes E-Verify.