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    I once heard a preacher tell of being relatively new to ministry and having to go to a hospital because a lady and her child had been in a car wreck. The child died. The preacher did not know what to say. He tried to find the words. As he began to speak, the lady’s best friend came into the room, climbed into bed with | Read More »

    Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem

    The great Robin Williams is dead of an apparent suicide. He was a comedic genius who, regardless of political persuasion, made most everyone I know laugh. Good Morning Vietnam remains one of my favorite movies, but then so many of his movies were so fantastic. He had been battling drugs and depression for some time. Suicide is too often an outcome in these situations. I | Read More »

    Questioning the Chairman

    Questioning the Chairman

    All of us at RedState had a great time at this year’s Gathering. And we’re already looking forward to next year in Atlanta. There was one minor bit of controversy at the Gathering this year and I think I should start today by addressing it. We invited Reince Priebus, Chairman of the RNC, to the RedState Gathering. Normally at the Gathering, with some exceptions, we | Read More »

    Tolerate or Be Stamped Out

    “Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly,” tweeted Josh Barro, a writer for the New York Times. In subsequent tweets he made clear that those who believe in traditional marriage are not worthy of respect or civility and, most alarmingly, that the government has the power to redefine words | Read More »

    The RedState Gathering Begins

    Today in Fort Worth, TX, RedState will start its fifth RedState Gathering. Five years ago, I put up a post on the site asking if anyone wanted to get together offline in Atlanta for a beer. More than 300 people said yes. So we had to do something. Without telling our corporate masters at Eagle Publishing, Caleb Howe and I began planning an event in | Read More »

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    Lobbyist for AT&T and Sony Corp Helps Pick Steve Scalise’s Staff

    As more and more Americans wise up to the fact that Wall Street values and Main Street values are not necessarily the same, the House Republican leadership’s new team is firmly planting its flag with big business against individuals and Main Street. Steve Scalise has let a lobbyist for major corporations play a role in hiring staff, according to the Politico. Scalise is now the | Read More »

    Can Christ Not Spare One Man?

    Can Christ Not Spare One Man?

    I like Ann Coulter. There is no “but” after that. I like Ann Coulter, period. There are many people reacting with hostility and anger toward her over her latest column about the doctors in Atlanta who are infected with Ebola. In her column, Ann asks, “What was the point?” She goes on to write Your country is like your family. We’re supposed to take care | Read More »

    Leave Us Alone

    The Circle of Jerks is going blind over the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. It spells doom for everyone. In a nutshell, Americans hate the President, hate the congress, hate the Democrats, hate the Republicans, and want to burn Washington, D.C. to the ground. Politically, it is worse for the Democrats than the Republicans because Barack Obama and not George W. Bush is in | Read More »

    Pots, Kettles, and the Corrupting Nature of Washington

    Pots, Kettles, and the Corrupting Nature of Washington

    This morning I noted Steve LaTourette’s op-ed against conservatives and raised the issue of his affair with a lobbyist. Several people thought it not relevant, but I think it is completely relevant. It gives a solid example of the corrupting nature of Washington, D.C. now that a permanent political class has arisen there. Hypocrisy is defined as “the behavior of people who do things that | Read More »

    Commentariat Is Not Constituency

    Commentariat Is Not Constituency

    “Government is not supposed to be efficient. The Founders recognized how bad things happen in efficient governmental systems.… Efficiency breeds tyranny.” On Thursday, House Republicans failed to pass a piece of legislation related to the border crisis. The commentariat in Washington roundly criticized the House Republican leadership. On Friday, instead of trying to ram through a piece of legislation, the House GOP found consensus among | Read More »

    Calvin Turnquest for US House of Representatives, FL District 18

    Calvin Turnquest for US House of Representatives, FL District 18

    RedState is backing Calvin Turnquest for the United States House of Representatives. The reason is pretty simple. Calvin is a conservative. His opponent is not. In fact, his opponent is a Charlie Crist crony, but thankfully not orange. Calvin Turnquest believes in limited government. He is not a crony capitalist. He believes in a thriving Main Street at a time the only thing thriving are | Read More »

    Go See Guardians of the Galaxy

    Go See Guardians of the Galaxy

    Let me start with this before getting into the review. With the exception of Interstellar and The Hobbit, every single preview sucked. Every one. They were just awful. At first I thought I was in the wrong theater. They were juvenile and just ugh. Now . . . Marvel movies tend to have lots of humor in them, but can also take themselves rather seriously. | Read More »

    Ending Spending Uses Michelle Nunn’s Memo for Advertising

    Ending Spending Uses Michelle Nunn's Memo for Advertising

    Michelle Nunn’s campaign in Georgia is off to a rough general election start with the release of her campaign memo. It gives away the game that she’s a liberal outsider who is going to have to pretend to be a moderate Georgian. Our friends at Ending Spending are first out of the gate with an ad based on that memo.

    RedState Gathering 2014 Agenda #RSG14

    Dear RedState Gathering Attendee, We are looking forward to seeing you in Fort Worth. The RedState Gathering is less than two weeks away, please find below some important information about the details for the weekend. RegistrationYou will need your registration badge to access the Ballroom and the evening events. Please check in at the Registration desk on the Mezzanine level near the Ballroom Foyer when | Read More »

    Boehner Has Time to Salvage a Ridiculous Farce Descended to Stupidity

    Boehner Has Time to Salvage a Ridiculous Farce Descended to Stupidity

    House Republican leaders had a closed door meeting with their conference late yesterday where they blasted Senator Ted Cruz for obstructing their plans to hand more than $600 million of your tax dollars to the man they’re also suing for not doing his job, Barack Obama. As an aside, Senator Jeff Sessions deserves a great deal of praise, along with Senator Cruz, for his actions | Read More »