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    American Sugar Policy

    Believe it or not, American sugar policy is up for debate. Often, American sugar prices are higher than world prices in what amounts to a pretty protected market. Today at the Newseum in Washington, I’m going to moderate a debate on American sugar policy. You can watch it live here from RedState. It’s the first in a new series of RedState Thought Leader discussions. This | Read More »

    Over Criminalization and the NSA

    One of the sites I routinely read, Kottke.org, linked to a new book out I have not read. It is called Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent. This is an issue I care deeply about from my days as an indigent criminal defense attorney to my present study and review of prosecutorial overreach in the United States.The issue of over criminalization | Read More »

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    Trust and Taps

    Trust and Taps

    It is long held that the government can look at the outside of an envelope as it passes through the postal system. The government can see who is sending a letter, to whom it is being sent, and from which postal location the letter was mailed. The government, in the twenty-first century, is trying to come to terms with a society that transmits information differently | Read More »

    A Faith To Stand Firm

    A Faith To Stand Firm

    The Boy Scouts, as by now you know, has decided to allow in gay scouts while keeping two prohibitions. The first is that which prevents gay scout leaders. The second, which has gone mostly without notice, is the prohibition on sexual activity by scouts. This has put many Christians in a position they never asked to be in, in a fight they never asked for | Read More »

    D-Day at 69

    D-Day at 69

    On this day in 1944, 195,700 naval and merchant navy personnel and 160,000 soldiers participated in Operation Neptune, the landing on the beaches in Normandy to begin the end of World War II in Europe. One of the most famous remembrances of that effort is Ronald Reagan’s speech to, at the time, commemorate the 40th anniversary.  The Reagan Foundation has posted it in its entirety | Read More »

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    Saxby Chambliss Did Not Blame Sexual Assault on Hormones

    Saxby Chambliss Did Not Blame Sexual Assault on Hormones

    It is amazing this headline must even be written. Two days ago Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) made a rather — in context at least — innocuous remark at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Because the political left has decided to take every possible statement from every possible Republican that might be used to perpetuate the idea the GOP is at war with women, the | Read More »

    The Predictable Narrative May Not Be

    We are used to hearing the GOP is doomed with hispanic voters unless they do all sorts of things. I think much of what is said is said in a vacuum. Events and personalities change things. Likewise, I just don’t think the narrative is really as awful for the Republicans as so many in the press would have us believe.Consider Florida.Today, Governor Rick Scott vetoed | Read More »

    Josh Barro Admits He’s Not a Conservative. Gives Froggie Hope.

    Jonathan Chait did a hagiography piece on Josh Barro. The title called Josh Barro “the Loneliest Republican.” The rest of the article made it clear, though, that Barro is a “conservative reformer.””The 28-year-old Bloomberg View columnist is—or, arguably, was—the most precocious of a coterie of conservative reformists,” Chait wrote. He continued, The debate had cut to the heart of what separates Barro from most of | Read More »

    Operation Over Reach Around

    The shameless shills for the Democrats. That would be the media of course. Consider just the latest example. On Friday, the Democratic National Committee released this memo claiming the Republicans had spent the month of May “overreaching” on the IRS investigation. By Monday morning, the Washington press corps rallied. Greg Sargent at the Washington Post declared, “It’s very clear that GOP scandal overreach is now | Read More »

    On Conservative Reformers

    There is a lot of back and forth chatter going on right now in the DC-NYC corridor about conservative reform. This is problematic because the people talking about reform are in Washington and New York, the two places least likely to lead any version of conservative reform.One example of why is Josh Barro.Josh Barro is a late twenty-something gay male who hates conservatives, champions Obamacare, | Read More »

    WANTED: Disruptive Candidates

    WANTED: Disruptive Candidates

    This year will be the 5th RedState Gathering. We will meet the first weekend in August in New Orleans, LA. Five years ago we introduced the nation to Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, Nikki Haley, Michael Williams, Ken Cuccinelli, Karen Handel, and more.In 2010, we worked hard for Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ken Buck, and others.This year I am struggling to find good, disruptive | Read More »

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    The Annual Birthday Request

    Today is my 38th birthday. Every year I put up a post like this. Short of filling in behind the golden EIB microphone or getting one of those Ralph Lauren Writer’s Chairs with accompanying ottoman, there isn’t much I want. But people ask and here’s what you can do if you want to make an impact to better the country today.Give to one or more | Read More »

    The Victory Lap

    It has been a fun and interesting week.It started with gay rights activists enraged over me saying I wasn’t worried the scouts letting in gay scouts would make my son gay. Rather, I was worried about my son living in a world that doesn’t think homosexual practice is a sin.It ended with me making all sorts of people mad for defending the traditional family structure.From | Read More »

    The Truth May Hurt, But Is Not Mean

    I feel the need to add to this post as it is obvious a lot of people take up this topic with some heavily preconceived notions and biases. I am shocked to learn I think women cannot be breadwinners. That is what the left says, but it is not so. Even now I am getting beaten up for suggesting women should stay home with their | Read More »

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    Trash Talk #cruztovictory

    The media, Democrats, and senile Republicans are all after Senator Ted Cruz.This is a must watch video reminding you why and to what extend the media, Democrats, and John McCain are after the junior senator from Texas.

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