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    Annually, I like to use today, as the most appropriate day, to tell you all how thankful I am for each of you. I know many of you pray for me and this site, and I very much appreciate it.I appreciate the front page contributors here who make me look good and, day in and day out, provide some of the best commentary in conservative | Read More »

    Eugene McCarthy Erotic Fan Fiction

    This deal with Iran is fascinating in that it appears to not really be a deal at all.”The final details of a nuclear agreement signed over the weekend between Iran and Western nations will not actually go into effect until further negotiations take place at a later date, according to a senior administration official and sources on Capitol Hill.”If the deal happens, it will mean | Read More »

    Nameless Republicans Complain to Liberals About Conservatives

    I’m back from London.It seems I have missed little.Apparently, every reporter in America felt compelled last week to write accounts of where they were when John F. Kennedy died. Those reporters not yet born, revised history enough to make it work. It’s like the press has finally realized Barack Obama is no longer qualified to be secular Jesus, so they’ve gone back to JFK.Mitch McConnell | Read More »

    Oxford Union Results: Winner

    It is after midnight here in Oxford, UK as I write this.Tonight, I debated in the Oxford Union — a society that has gathered each Thursday night for a black tie debate since 1823.The proposition debated tonight was “that positive discrimination is a necessary evil.”The side favorable to the proposition went first and vice versa to the end with me as the final speaker of | Read More »

    Collapse of the Leviathan

    106,000 Americans have put an Obamacare plan in their shopping cart on one of the state or federal Affordable Care Act websites. It is not that 106,000 people have paid for a healthcare plan. The federal government has decided to tabulate those who have paid for an account and those who have merely selected an account without checking out from the website as having gotten | Read More »

    On the President and Gettysburg

    150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln uttered 272 remarkable words on the battlefield at Gettysburg.It remains one of the most notable speeches ever given by an American President. Lincoln, in his speech, said, “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.” Giving Lincoln’s eulogy on June 1, 1865, Senator Charles Sumner said, “The world noted at once what he said, and | Read More »

    150 Years Ago Today

    Senator Ted Cruz’s Office put this together for today. Happy to post it.

    Wait…Didn’t Republicans Beat Up Conservatives For That?

    During the fight over defunding Obamacare, Congressional Republicans claimed that Heritage Action for America, the Senate Conservatives Fund, RedState, and others were raising money off the defund fight and knew it would never work. In effect, they and their friends in the lobbyist community claimed conservatives were stirring up the base for the sole purpose of raising money. Now, in Congress, Republicans are considering Fred | Read More »

    The Other Problem With Fred Upton’s Legislation

    Let’s say the House passes Congressman Upton’s legislation and the Senate passes Senate Landrieu’s legislation.Let’s further say that Landrieu’s will not pass the House.We have two pieces of legislation that cannot pass either chamber.After the President’s press conference yesterday, a number of states announced that, contrary to what the President said, people will not be able to keep their healthcare plans. Likewise, more than a | Read More »

    Riddle Me This, Republicans

    I have read Jeffrey Anderson trying to explain how the Upton + Landrieu combo is not a trap.He and other Republicans argue that Landrieu will destabilize Obamacare by keeping people out of the exchanges who are needed in the exchanges to fund it.Some of them are honest about what is going to happen. Rate shock will escalate more quickly and painfully.Insurance companies that have spent | Read More »

    Yes, It’s a Trap.

    Since yesterday afternoon a bunch of good Republicans who’ve decided to put their faith in the man who banned the incandescent lightbulb, have been telling me how wrong I am for thinking the Upton Plan is a trap.Folks, it is a trap. You may not think it is a trap, but the Democrats are going to use it to turn the tables on the GOPCertainly | Read More »

    It’s a Trap!

    It's a Trap!

    Republicans are walking into a trap and they don’t even realize it. They are about to consider, in the House of Representatives, legislation by Congressman Upton that would allow people to keep their insurance plans. There’s a problem though. It is widely acknowledged that Congressman Upton’s legislation is more messaging than substance. His legislation does not have anything in it that can force insurance companies, | Read More »

    I Support Tommy Moll for Congress

    In Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District, there is only one candidate conservatives can support with a clear conscience. That would be Tommy Moll.Tommy Moll has a degree from William & Mary, a law degree from Columbia, and co-founded Law Students for Life. He’s worked hard in the pro-life movement and the greater conservative movement.To be honest though, the race in Arkansas’s 4th is more about Tommy’s | Read More »


    Barack Obama’s Iraq

    In lamenting the sorry state of Meet the Press these days, Dave Weigel reminds me of a Barack Obama quote worth pointing out to Republicans. In an interview with the New Yorker magazine, Barack Obama opined on Iraq, “There’s an old saying in politics: when your opponent’s in trouble, just get out of the way … in political terms, I don’t think that Democrats are | Read More »

    The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

    The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

    On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of this year in the twenty-first century, we pause to honor our veterans on this Veterans Day and remember that first of the great world wars, which ended the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. To those who served, we thank you. In Flanders fields the poppies | Read More »