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    The Toomey-Manchin Compromise Would Not Stop Another Newtown or Columbine

    The Toomey-Manchin Compromise Would Not Stop Another Newtown or Columbine

    Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin are going to release their compromise at 11:00 a.m.Arlen Specter would be so proud of Pat Toomey giving the Republicans cover to go left.Toomey and Manchin will spend some time making sure everyone knows what their proposal will not do. For example, they are going to be pushing hard that the proposal won’t ban any guns, won’t take away any | Read More »

    BREAKING: Sources Report Senate Republicans Caving on Guns

    Sources inside the Senate tell me that the Republican Conference is scared to death of the tactics of Senators Lee, Cruz and Paul – that it is supposedly putting them in a tough spot.Several of the Republicans are using the Manchin-Toomey compromise plan as an excuse to cave on the gun filibuster. They claim that Senators Lee, Cruz, and Paul are running ahead of the | Read More »

    [UPDATED] Florida State Senate President Don Gaetz Snatches Defeat From Jaws of Victory

    [UPDATED] Florida State Senate President Don Gaetz Snatches Defeat From Jaws of Victory

    UPDATE: Suddenly the Florida Senate President declares this bill will move forward and the Florida Senate Press shop asks that I make a note of it. Done.————————–It never ceases to amaze me how Republicans can play politics so badly.The latest example is State Senate President Don Gaetz in Florida who will not move publicly supported bipartisan legislation forward that has caused headache after headache for | Read More »

    When the Right Decided to Go Left, Thatcher Went Right

    When the Right Decided to Go Left, Thatcher Went Right

    My friend Ben Domenech has a must read post on the passing of Margaret Thatcher. I would consider it necessary reading for Republicans and conservatives in America right now.In the 70′s the British Conservative Party had lost its way. Like in the United States, the left was on the rise, Soviets were on the march, and people began to accept the decline of their nation. | Read More »

    All Your Kids Are Belong to Us

    This is profoundly unbelievable. Professor Melissa Harris-Perry of Tulane and MSNBC fame wants us to start treating children as property of the state.In an MSNBC promo spot — a promo spot for a supposed news channel — Melissa Harris-Perry says: “We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had a private notion of children, your kid is | Read More »

    About That RNC Declaration of War on Conservative Grassroots

    About That RNC Declaration of War on Conservative Grassroots

    A whole lot of people have sent me this Breitbart story asking for my comment on it. I’m not exactly known for being friendly with the establishment these days and it comports with everything I think about them. I’m not surprised by it at all. But a bunch of people who attended the meeting are defending Mike Shields. They tell me he was mischaracterized. They | Read More »

    She Did Not Go Wobbly

    She Did Not Go Wobbly

    It is sad news to learn as the sun rises today that Margaret Thatcher has passed away. She was the first politician I ever met. As a kid, I had the opportunity to, in passing, meet her. She was charming. History brought us Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and John Paul II at the same time to battle communism. She was the last of the three | Read More »

    Rick Perry’s Freedom Agenda

    This morning’s post on Texas generated a lot of commentary. I’ve talked to people close to Governor Perry and want to give some information from their perspective. Yesterday, the Texas House voted to begin the expansion of medicaid under Obamacare. Later in the evening, they rescinded the effort. Several reporters and others I talked with explained that while Governor Perry is “rock solid” on the | Read More »

    Rick Perry’s Failure to Lead Leads Texas Closer to Obamacare

    Rick Perry's Failure to Lead Leads Texas Closer to Obamacare

    Late Thursday afternoon, the Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives took the first step toward capitulation on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. A few hours later, the amendment directing the Texas state healthcare bureaucracy to start preparing for the expansion was reconsidered and rescinded after a handful of conservatives scrambled to rescue the situation — but the fact that it passed at all is a wake-up call.Here’s | Read More »

    Why Not Incest?

    Jeremy Irons is making headlines for his hesitancy on gay marriage and whether it might lead to incestuous marital relationships if only to avoid estate taxes. Irons says, Could a father not marry his son? … It’s not incest between men. Incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don’t breed… If that were so, then if I wanted to pass on my | Read More »

    Steve Penley Paintings on T-Shirts

    Yes I’m putting this on the front page.And yes, I’m putting this as a featured story.I get requests all the time for information on Steve Penley’s paintings. I have two of them myself. Steve is a dear friend and each year at the RedState Gathering we’ve used his paintings as backdrops for the event.They are gorgeous. You’ve probably also seen them on TV and, in | Read More »

    Considering Immigration

    David Addington of the Heritage Foundation published a Backgrounder on immigration late last week while I was on vacation. As Congress picks back up the issue, it is worth noting that Addington provides probably the most detailed definition of “amnesty” that I have seen. The term “amnesty” is often used loosely with reference to aliens unlawfully in the United States. Sometimes it refers to converting | Read More »

    Yes, Let’s Keep Government Out of Marriage

    Yes, Let's Keep Government Out of Marriage

    Last week at RedState, we spent a lot of time focusing on politics from a faith perspective because it was Holy Week. Throughout the week, many people who support gay marriage lambasted me and others that Christians were just trying to use government to legislate marriage or morality.But I agree that we should keep the government out of marriage.Last I checked, George and Martha Washington | Read More »

    I Believe

    I Believe

    Truth be told, I think the world is billions of years old, but I have no doubt God created it. I believe the same word that many interpret as “days” in Genesis can also honestly be interpreted as “phases,” which I do, i.e. a day at the beginning was not a day as we know it now. But I don’t doubt there were six phases | Read More »

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    The Third Day: Easter 2013

    The Third Day: Easter 2013

    But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they | Read More »

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