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    Mitch Daniels’s Truce

    Mitch Daniels is encouraging Republican legislators in Indiana to yank right-to-work legislation they have the votes to pass.The Democratic legislators fled Indiana yesterday giving way to a National Geographic special on the migratory patterns of absconding Democrats. NatGeo found they all wind up in Illinois. 48 more states to go before they all end up in Illinois.Mitch Daniels received lots of criticism on twitter and | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for February 23, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For February 23, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Straight Into Darkness 2. Is the White House Helping to Orchestrate a National Union Uprising? You be the Judge. 3. Stop Direct Deposits and Recall the AWOL 4. Wisconsin Unions Calling for a General Strike if Walker Plan Passes 5. Haley Barbour and the Regressive | Read More »

    The Erick Erickson Show

    The show starts at 7:05 p.m. on WSB radio in Atlanta. You can tune to 750 AM or 95.5 FM or just go to We’ll be spending the first hour talking local news in Georgia and move into national news at around 8pm. Specifically, I’m going to be spending more time on the fleeing Democrats from Wisconsin and explore the possibility of a federal | Read More »

    Stop Direct Deposits and Recall the AWOL

    The Senate Democrats in Wisconsin have fled the state. On Friday, more than 1200 state employees will be laid off because the Democrats are refusing to show up to vote for budgetary matters.Governor Walker is now contemplating withholding direct deposit for senators. The legislature is a full time job. The Democrats would have to go to the Senate to pick up their paychecks.Along the way, | Read More »


    Eric Cantor’s Failure of Leadership

    On Friday, 92 Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, joined all of the Democrats to defeat an amendment offered up by Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn to ensure the GOP lived up to its “$100 billion in cuts” pledge.This was a failure of leadership, particularly by Eric Cantor.Blackburn’s amendment, by its own description, would have “reduce[d] spending by 5.5% in | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for February 22, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For February 22, 2011 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Eric Cantor’s Failure of Leadership 2. The Wisconsin Union Battle is About America’s Future Generations 3. Barack Obama’s Stand With Unions in Wisconsin is Hurting Him 4. On Obama’s ‘Trip to the Center,’ He Stumbles Over Planned Parenthood 5. Public employee unions: The big money | Read More »

    A Striking Difference

    We see now the striking difference between unions and tea party activists in Wisconsin.During the Obamacare fight, tea party activists did not storm the United States Capitol in an effort to shut it down.In Wisconsin, union activists have.During the bank reform fight, union activists showed up on the door step of banking executives.In Wisconsin, despite unions publishing the home addresses of the absconded Democratic legislators, | Read More »

    Union Super Power

    Another epic from Steve Crowder. This time, it’s about unions.

    I Stand With Walker

    There is going to be a vigil in support of Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans on Wednesday. If you go to I Stand With Walker you can get the details on it.Likewise, Democrats and Unions are flooding Wisconsin with hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the Democrat Party there.We need to respond accordingly and give the Wisconsin GOP the funds with which they can | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Stand With Unions in Wisconsin is Hurting Him

    Supporting public sector unions in Wisconsin must be hurting Barack Obama. We know because he is using the New York Times to back away from his earlier statements and the tactics of his own Organizing for America.In fact, the White House says the involvement of the DNC and OFA “were overblown from the start”, but even the Times can’t help but note Before Mr. Obama | Read More »

    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.