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    That Other Issue

    For five and a half years I was an indigent criminal defense attorney as one area of my law practice.I never once represented an innocent person. They were all guilty. I never had a criminal trial. They were all willing to take deals. Most of them were black men between the ages of 18 and 35 and their crimes most often involved drugs.Today is the | Read More »

    In for Talkmaster Neal Boortz

    I’m in for Neal Boortz today on his nationally syndicated radio show. The show runs live from 9am to noon and in delay around the country. The phone number for the show is 1-877-310-2100 if you want to call in. You can also listen live on the WSB live stream by clicking right here if you aren’t near a live radio broadcast.

    In for the Talkmaster Neal Boortz

    I’ll be filling in for Neal Boortz today on his nationally syndicated program. The show runs live from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.I’ll be here all week. You can call in at 1-877-310-2100 if you are so inclined.If you can’t find the show on your radio, you can listen live from this link.

    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 »

    Praying for the President This Christmas

    Praying for the President This Christmas

    Ligon Duncan makes some sound points though many might not like to consider them. I actually posted this way back in 2008 when Mr. Duncan originally wrote it. But this Christmas Eve I think it is worth posting again. For those Christians who are more dismayed than overjoyed about the prospects of an Obama presidency, there should be a remembrance that as our President, Barack | Read More »

    Rebuilding the Party: The Technology

    Rebuilding the Party: The Technology

    A small Baptist church looked to hire a preacher. They brought in a young man who preached an excellent sermon. The diaconate loved him so much, they invited him back the next week. The next week the preacher preached the exact same sermon. It was a great sermon. But the diaconate was concerned. Maybe the young preacher had a bad week and was out of | Read More »

    Just How Badly John Boehner Played His Hand

    I talked to two congressmen who were not involved in the purge or victims of it. They both said that seeing House leaders back “squishes” during the primaries including against some incumbents and then seeing them throw conservatives off committees was all they needed to strengthen their spines against the Speaker.They said they’re happy to be team players, but they think conservatives in the conference | Read More »

    Stop Pretending We Can’t Disagree on This

    Not a day goes by that I am not forced to confront the idea that I could be wrong about a lot, including the notion of going over the fiscal cliff.The problem is that a lot of Republicans, including most of the conservative press out there jockeying for access in the Speaker’s Lobby, have so thoroughly drunk the kool-aid (yes, I know it’s flavor-aide and | Read More »

    Here

    Here

    On Christmas Day of 1863, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow penned the poem “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” His oldest son had been badly wounded in the Civil War the prior month and Longfellow’s wife had died in an accidental fire. Among the lines were these: And in despair I bowed my head;
”There is no peace on earth,” I said;
”For hate is strong,
And mocks the | Read More »

    Plan B Aborted

    John Boehner proceeded with Plan B and gave neither assurances nor reassurances that he would fight for meaningful spending cuts or entitlement reforms. He asked Republicans to give up the last plank in their party they had not surrendered in the name of big government without getting anything meaningful from the Democrats.In short, John Boehner has spent two weeks negotiating with himself, ending what amounted | Read More »

    URGENT: Last few hours to stop the Boehner Tax Hike

    Later today, the House of Representatives will vote on a major tax increase. This disastrous idea is being pushed by Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor and will do nothing other than put Republicans on record supporting tax increases that should be the sole responsibility of President Obama. Fortunately, groups like Club for Growth and Heritage Action for America are opposing the bill.The | Read More »

    Oppose Plan B

    Republicans in Congress intend to vote today on Plan B, John Boehner’s fall back plan on the fiscal cliff.The President says he will veto it.In other words, the Republicans are going to go on record that they will sell out their last remaining principle — no tax increases — and get nothing from the Democrats in return. Nothing.There’ll be no Democrat deal on entitlements. There’ll | Read More »

    Bull—-

    Bull----

    An old joke, long attributed to Winston Churchill goes like this. Churchill asked a famous British socialite, “Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?””My goodness, Mr. Churchill. Well, I suppose we would have to discuss terms, of course,” the socialite replied.Churchill then asked, “Would you sleep with me for five pounds?” at which the socialite angrily responded, “Mr. Churchill, what kind of | Read More »

    With Apologies to Governor Haley, Congressman Scott, and the South Carolina Press

    This morning I made a dumb and careless mistake. Yesterday, at 11:20 a.m., about 40 minutes before the official announcement, Governor Haley and Congressmen Scott called me to give me an advanced notice of the announcement and let me ask questions.We chatted, according to my iPhone, for 8 minutes.For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know two things — since Saturday my | Read More »

    Welcome to the Senate, Mr. Scott

    Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina leaves the Senate on December 31st. Replacing him will be Congressman Tim Scott. Yesterday, Governor Nikki Haley made the announcement that she would choose Congressman Scott for the replacement.Governor Haley and the future Senator called me Friday Monday* morning before the announcement was made. Governor Haley emphasized that Senator Scott would be as independent as Senator DeMint. In fact, | Read More »