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    Why Bowe Bergdahl Matters

    Barack Obama traded five Taliban soldiers for Bowe Bergdahl. Despite State Department statements to the contrary, we know at least one of those Taliban headed back out to kill Americans. But the Bergdahl situation matters at a different level than that. It matters because the White House, when confronted by who Bergdahl once, sought to smear the people who pointed out he was a deserter | Read More »

    They Need to Be Told Thank You

    Yesterday, State House Republicans in Georgia defied the left and many of their major donors. They did the right thing. Everyone, myself included, heard they were going to cave. Everyone, myself included, knew a deal was in the works to gut the religious freedom legislation. In fact, during a committee hearing on the matter yesterday, they substituted a strong religious liberty bill for a weaker | Read More »

    Cruz, Paul, and Rubio — Time to Lead

    Senate Republicans think they have push through a budget that does not manage spending, funds Obamacare, and contemplates the Obamacare tax increases. In fact, the budget does nothing to change the direction of the country. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 88%, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% are all running for President | Read More »

    Georgia Republicans Would Force Chick-Fil-A and Hobby Lobby to Pay For Abortions

    Georgia Republicans Would Force Chick-Fil-A and Hobby Lobby to Pay For Abortions

    The Georgia House of Representatives is considering the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The Speaker of the House, David Ralston, and the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee are deeply opposed to protecting religious liberty. In fact, they are so opposed, they’ve created a special subcommittee in the House of Representatives and stacked it with opponents to protecting religious liberty. Today, they plan to gut the | Read More »

    Tired of It Already

    I have to confess something. We are 48 hours removed from finally having one Republican Presidential candidate and I am already tired of 2016. Heck, I was tired of it before Cruz declared. Somewhat ironic to say given that I make a living on the internet, but I am more and more convinced the internet and, particularly, social media is a bad thing. It fosters | Read More »

    Show Us Where Israel Touched You, Mr. President

    I chuckled the other day on twitter when I saw Kevin Eder tweet, “Mr President, please show me on the doll where Israel touched you.” The President’s antagonism toward Israel, shared by many on the left, borders on the irrational. A nation surrounded by many larger nations all hell bent on its annihilation, Israel’s fight for existence is not like ours. In minutes, the nation | Read More »

    Boys Using the Girls’ Bathroom

    Boys are going to be able to use the girls’ bathroom in Georgia. Churches in Georgia will be denied building permits unless they build unisex bathrooms for the transgendered. I’m not exaggerating.  The Texas legislature has had to swing into action to roll all that back in Texas.  In Texas!! How did it happen in Texas?  Well, Texas has a religious freedom law that has | Read More »

    The Fair and Relevant Question

    The Fair and Relevant Question

    With Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% beginning his run for the Presidency today, I should make public the question I’ve suggested to reporters in private. Senator Cruz is for certain going to be joined by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 88%, who will announce in a few weeks. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94%, who I think is | Read More »

    Welcome to the Arena, Senator Cruz

    Welcome to the Arena, Senator Cruz

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% will today announce he is running for President. At our very first RedState Gathering, Ted Cruz showed up. He was the Solicitor General of Texas. I did not know him, but he’d gone to law school with a friend and several other friends highly recommended him. He stood on stage to speak along with another guy named | Read More »

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    Kill the ‘Doc Fix’

    John Fund has a good piece on the coming “doc fix” fight. The ‘doc fix’ comes from a congressional mandate cutting the amount of money doctors are paid for treating medicare patients. A lot of doctors have stopped treating them. Every few years, Congress comes back and tinkers some more. Now Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% and [mc_name name=’Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)’ | Read More »

    The Art of Hostage Taking

    The Art of Hostage Taking

    Conservatives in Washington, slowly, have learned to take legislative hostages. They have not yet learned that sometimes you must be prepared to shoot those hostages. But they are getting there. There come times in every legislator’s career that he has to man up and fight like hell for what he believes in. That fighting must sometimes be ruthless fighting. That fighting sometimes means taking a | Read More »

    150 Years Later, Democrats Are Still Fighting Efforts to End Slavery

    The Democratic Party is the Party of Slavery. They are the party that decided to secede from the Union. They are the party that started a Civil War over the right to treat people as property. They are the party that, once their side lost the war, set up structures to keep American citizens from exercising their civil rights. And now, 150 years after the | Read More »

    Just Saying . . .

    Just Saying . . .

    1. The drumbeat started on Tuesday, when RedState editor Erick Erickson issued his papal bull from Macon, Ga. Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) 38% had to go. (Source) 2. Conservative media outlets like RedState and National Review tell Schock to resign. “His lack of responsibility with the funds of others shows him to lack the necessary integrity to handle the power of | Read More »

    This Is What It Comes To

    I was an elected Republican official. Before that I was a Republican political consultant and campaign manager. I have been a lawyer for a number of Republican candidates. Today, I see Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% collaborating with Democrats to line up votes to expand government. I see Republicans in Congress waffling on Obamacare and thinking of fixing it. I see Republican | Read More »

    Battleground Israel Turns Out Like Battleground Texas

    Team Obama poured amazing resources into Battleground Texas to help Abortion Barbie, Wendy Davis, win and to turn Texas blue. Arguably, the Obama team had so many resources directed at Texas that they weakened themselves elsewhere. But they had a tremendous media operation and their acolytes in the press wrote hagiographic story after hagiographic story on how awesome Battleground Texas was. The media even lumped | Read More »