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    Teaching the Pig to Dance

    If you haven’t heard, Fred Thompson has out a new book. I had wanted to get up a post on Tuesday for his launch day, but I got bogged down and then engrossed in the book, so I figured I’d go through it before writing a post so I could say at least that I’ve read it.Well . . .It’s Fred Thompson. The book doesn’t | Read More »

    Obama’s New Welfare State

    Mark Skousen has the top story at Human Events today. At investment conferences, I often ask the audience, which consists mainly of mature investors: “How many of them are on Social Security and Medicare?” Most raise their hands.Then I ask, “How many of you are on food stamps?” All the hands go down.Why? Because there’s a means test to qualify for food stamps. To qualify, | Read More »

    It is Not Chuck DeVore Who Must Drop Out. Carly Fiorina Must Go.

    “A conservative whose first name starts with a “C” can win the primary and beat Barbra Boxer. But that person is not named Carly. Rather that person is named Chuck.” The myth in the California Senate race is that Tom Campbell has corralled the moderate/left votes, and Carly Fiorina and Chuck DeVore are splitting the conservative vote between them. In this myth, DeVore, as the | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for May 20, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 20, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Good Morning from Macon. I’m on four hours of sleep so I won’t spend a great deal of time on an intro this morning, but i would like to point out that I have read Arizona’s immigration law. Has anyone at the White House read it | Read More »

    Buck Up!

    Jane Norton is set to be the next establishment candidate to be taken out by the grassroots.Ken Buck is on the move. PPP polling shows, “Norton leads Ken Buck (R) in the Republican Senate primary by just five points, 31% to 26%, a 12 point drop in her lead from two months ago.”Jim DeMint and I are both supporting Ken Buck. He has the backing | Read More »

    A Note to Danny Tarkanian

    I’ve said that I intend to check poll numbers about two weeks from the California election to see if I think conservatives should stay with Chuck DeVore or switch to Carly Fiorina.It is looking more and more like the answer will be that Fiorina should drop out. If the goal is to beat Tom Campbell in the primary, all the polling shows a DeVore drop | Read More »

    The Last Day

    Well, today is my last day. After a month or so of filling in on the radio in Macon, the local station will be putting its plans in place shortly. In the meantime, I have to get on the road for Redstate.So if you want to call in and chat about politics, today is the last day. The number is 478-742-0940.You can listen live at | Read More »


    Morning Briefing for May 19, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 19, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Good Morning from Macon. Today is a great day. Rand Paul won and Arlen Specter lost.Here are your headlines: 1. In Summation 2. A Lesson for Potential Turncoats 3. CT VFW lays into Blumenthal for fake military claims. 4. Pro-Life Statists 5. Do you agree with | Read More »

    In Summation

    Arlen Specter is no more. Hahahahahahaha. This makes the fourth person in a statewide race to lose after Barack Obama campaigned for him.Trey Grayson went down in flames to Rand Paul, who openly embraced the tea party label.Tim Burns lost the special election in PA-12, but will now run in the general election for November against the Democrat. It is important to note that the | Read More »

    Election Results Open Thread

    Today is a big primary day. I just got off the phone with Tim Burns. He says he feels confident, things look good on the ground, and the Critz campaign has a small election day presence. I’ll be on John King USA starting at 7pm ET on CNN tonight to talk about the election results as they come in. Feel free to tune in. Otherwise, | Read More »

    Napolitano’s Inept Homeland Security Department

    Rowan Scarborough has the top story at Human Events today. In New York’s Time Square, it was a hot dog vendor who spotted a bomb-laden Nissan SUV. The man who parked it there, Faisal Shahzad, was able to board a Persian Gulf-bound jet many hours after Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security, which is in charge of airport screening, knew his identity.In an airliner over | Read More »

    Today is Tuesday and I’m on the Radio

    If you want to catch me on the radio, you’ve only got a few days left. You can tune in live via the internet from 6:00 am to 9:00 am ET by going to You can call in at 478-742-0940. Otherwise, consider this an open thread.


    Morning Briefing for May 18, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 18, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Good Morning from Macon. I’ve got nothing else to add up here. This apologizing to China due to Arizona hacks me off. Here are your headlines: 1. You Think China’s Gulags Are Bad? Let Me Tell You About Arizona. 2. Obamacare to overwhelm emergency rooms. 3. | Read More »

    Previewing the Elections

    I’ll be on John King USA at about 7:10pm ET on CNN tonight to preview tomorrow’s elections and then I’ll be on tomorrow night to cover the results as they come in. Go on. You know you want to tune in.

    Cherilyn Eagar Digs In and Backtracks

    The Cherilyn Eagar campaign posted a statement about Ms. Eagar’s meeting with Tim Bridgewater back on May 12th.I guess she knew where this was headed. Read her statement. The relevant part is here: Mr. Bridgewater offered me the role of an unpaid spokeswoman, and I was honored at his confidence in me. It was a compliment to our campaign. In an earlier meeting with a | Read More »