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    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 »

    A New Year With the Same Problems

    Having managed to work every day of my vacation, getting back into the swing of things isn’t really swinging. I hope you all had a Happy New Year. As we cross over into 2014, there is not a lot that has changed these past couple of weeks. People will not fully feel the effects of Obamacare. The economy is still “recovering.” And New York has | Read More »

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    The Mundane Becoming Controversial

    I have a great ability to make the mundane controversial on twitter. Tonight I mentioned that I’m largely in agreement with Anglican theologian N.T. Wright’s view of what happens to people who run away from God. In essence, they lose their humanity. They are only brought back with love and the Gospel. This shouldn’t be controversial. It’s actually a 2000 year old theological concept. The | Read More »

    Support Ted Cruz

    Support Ted Cruz

    As we close out the year, we need to remember the tough fights Ted Cruz has led and fought when no one else would.They’ve almost completed the fundraising goal and every bit helps.

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    Kwanzaa: The Scientology of Holidays

    What do you get when you take a bad science fiction writer with a desire for immortality and add a lust for tax breaks? Scientology. What do you get when you take a neo-marxist felon and add a desire for black nationalism? Kwanzaa. What do both Kwanzaa and Scientology have in common? They are products of post-modern culture given legitimacy by a press hell bent | Read More »

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    #BackBuck and Boot Udall

    In December of 2009 I asked a couple of simple questions, “Do you believe that conservatives can win general elections?” And, “do you think that the GOP has the best chance since 1994 to make gains in the House and Senate this coming year?” In December of 2013 I find myself asking it once again. If the answer is yes, as I suspect it to | Read More »

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas

    From all of us here at RedState to all of you, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! — Erick The Gospel of Luke 2:1-20 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town | Read More »

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    Why December 25th?

    One of the most popular theories and commonly taught explanations for why Christmas is on Dec. 25th is because the early church placed Christian holidays at times of Roman celebration to co-opt the local pagan festivals.Christians placed Christmas on Dec. 25th to co-opt Saturnalia, the mid-winter festival, or possibly the Festival of the Unconquered Sun — Sol Invictus. The theory went that Christians could get | Read More »

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    Behind the Golden EIB Microphone Today

    It’s Christmas Eve. That means I’m back behind the Golden EIB Microphone today.In an extra special twist, I’m taking my dad with me. We discovered Rush Limbaugh together on a road trip in 1991 to check out colleges.All prayers appreciated. Talk to you at noon eastern time.

    Mordor Up Close

    Mordor Up Close

    The Orcs of Middle Earth had mouths stained with their black blood and bits of flesh stuck between their teeth. They would, over rather petty matters, kill and consume each other. The carnage between them would only cease when an elf, dwarf, hobbit, or human ventured too close. Unseen by most of the world, the carnage between the evil bands of Mordor played out over | Read More »

    Evil Preaches Tolerance Until It Is Dominant, Then Seeks to Silence Good

    In 1987, Andre Sarano took a photograph of Christ on the cross in a jar of urine. It won the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s “Awards in the Visual Arts” competition, which was sponsored in part by taxpayers. Outraged Christians were told they didn’t have to see it. They did not have to go to the museum. Their money, of course, had to fund the | Read More »

    An Early Christmas Present (for me)

    I have written plenty of times that I don’t believe in setting life goals. When I was a lawyer, one of the partners encouraged the associates to set out goals broken into three, five, and ten year plans.Everyone I knew who did that was miserable. I realize it may be simplistic, but I just believe if I work diligently and hard enough and the good | Read More »