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    Dr. Chad Mathis for Congress

    Dr. Chad Mathis had a good haul in campaign cash last quarter. For those of you who have not heard of him, Dr. Mathis is running in Alabama’s 6th Congressional District.He’s a solid conservative, a doctor, and would be a terrific addition to the United States House of Representatives.Dr. Mathis has gotten early support from the Madison Project and FreedomWorks. I’m glad to put RedState | Read More »

    Thomas Undoubted

    More often than not, I am a pretty relaxed and laid back person. I don’t really dwell on issues, I rarely hold a grudge, and things that probably should get me worked up just don’t. But lately I’ve been fixated on and can’t stop dwelling on an issue that seems to keep cropping up. Most recently it cropped up with the Duck Dynasty issue. There | Read More »

    Pot Politics

    Pot Politics

    Perhaps I am more ambivalent than I should be about the legalization of marijuana. I lean toward letting the law remain as it is, but my hostility toward the nanny state pulls me in the direction of individual responsibility and letting the chips fall where they may. Therein lies my concern, though. Letting the chips fall where they may could lead society to pick up | Read More »

    The Single Biggest Thing You Can Do to Clean Up the GOP

    If you have not heard, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has attacked nationally syndicated conservative radio host and best selling author Mark Levin.They publicly attacked Mark Levin because the Jim DeMint created Senate Conservatives Fund (“SCF”) gives out copies of Mark Levin’s book. The NRSC alleges a quid pro quo relationship to help drive up the popularity of Levin’s book. The book was published in | Read More »

    Does the National Republican Senatorial Committee Turn a Blind Eye to Kiddie Porn?

    We can all agree that it should be a ridiculous question. But given the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s smear attacking radio host Mark Levin today, it is one that should be asked, if only to highlight the absurdity of the NRSC’s attack on Mark Levin.Brad Dayspring of the NRSC alleges Mark Levin entered into a quid pro quo relationship with the Senate Conservatives Fund to | Read More »

    This is an Easy Fix by Chris Christie

    First, it actually is pretty brilliant that Christie came out using Barack Obama’s standard excuse of not knowing and being misled. That’s well played.Second, this is such an easy fix. Christie can turn it around quickly. He needs to follow through and see that heads roll. Then he can point out that he has actually fired people, unlike President Obama.This may be the rough and | Read More »

    The Politics of A–holes

    The Politics of A--holes

    The media that built up Chris Christie as the salvation of the GOP is turning on him in the lead up to Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign announcement. It is what it is. The media does this routinely. The story of the day is Chris Christie’s staff behaving badly, possibly at his direction, to hurt elected officials who did not back Christie. Private messages between Governor’s | Read More »

    Ready to Commit?

    In Georgia, today we’re learning that Michelle Nunn, the Democrat running for the United States Senate, has stockpiled massive amounts of cash with the help of, not just Democrats, but big government Republicans. Next door, the Democrats and bad Republicans are doing the same against Nikki Haley.Now is the time to stand with those who stand with us. Now is the time to support Nikki | Read More »

    Peter King Raised Money for Terrorists While They Were Murdering American Allies

    John McCain really captures the essence of Peter King. There is little in Mr. King’s singularly unimpressive legislative record to suggest that he is motivated by anything other than a compulsion to utter provocative sound bites. I have never met a single other Republican who felt that Mr. King spoke for the party or for any Republican other than himself. Indeed, the only Republican organization | Read More »

    I’m in for $100. What About You?

    I’ll put my money where my mouth is. I’m in for $100.00 for Nikki Haley’s campaign. Guys, this is more about us than anyone else. Are we willing to support the candidates who support us?The left will pour money into the campaigns of incumbents and new people who are pledged to fight for them. But will we? Most people don’t think we will. And in | Read More »

    Reboot and Recommit for 2014. Support @NikkiHaley.

    Reboot and Recommit for 2014.  Support @NikkiHaley.

    As many of you settle back into your office chairs this morning, understand this: the left still dominates the right in online fundraising. They are able to fund and support candidates online in a way we can only dream about. And they intend to harness the power of the online left to support candidates in states around the country. One of those states is going | Read More »

    Why Faith?

    Why Faith?

    I find myself writing more and more about matters of faith. And in writing about matters of faith, I find the hostility of the critics and opponents vastly more ferocious than when I just stick to politics. When I was in England back in November, I had breakfast with Matthew Lee Anderson. He said he noticed I had taken to writing about faith more and | Read More »

    Rep. Peter King of New York Supported a Soviet Backed Terrorist Group

    Rep. Peter King of New York Supported a Soviet Backed Terrorist Group

    Rep. Peter King lashed out at Senator Rand Paul today over Sen. Paul’s position on the National Security Agency.In a bit of hysteria, he questioned Senator Paul’s patriotism and loyalty to the United States. This is pretty rich considering Rep. Peter King, during the Cold War, supported a Soviet backed terrorist group responsible for killing many. King, ardently supported the Irish Republican Army. The intelligence | Read More »

    The Seat of Scoffers

    Bible.com and its companion YouVersion app have some great daily devotional tools and Bibles. On January 1st, I started the ESV Bible plan to read through the Bible in a year. Sign up and go through the plan with me and we can hold ourselves accountable.The readings have included Psalm 3, which contains this text: O Lord, how many are my foes!Many are rising against | Read More »

    Death, Taxes, and Obamacare

    Death, Taxes, and Obamacare

    Democrats plan to make 2014 about the minimum wage. Several news reports suggest the party plans to coordinate with unions to get ballot initiatives going around the nation to raise the minimum wage. They think this will incentivize turn out for them in 2014. It is an admission against interest they think Obamacare is hurting them. It is also foolhardy. Gay marriage initiatives drove Christian | Read More »