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    Here’s the Whip List for Immigration

    I’m being a bit more cautious and including a few who, like the co-sponsors of the Corker plan, will probably vote for the immigration bill, but should be called anyway. Call them and tell them to oppose the Corker amendment (yes, tell Bob Corker) and to oppose the immigration legislation. SENATOR STATE NUMBER Murkowski AK 202-224-6665 Pryor AR 202-224-2353 Chambliss GA 202-224-3521 Isakson GA 202-224-3643 | Read More »

    The Mission Fields

    My wife and I spent the better part of last Friday afternoon and evening in the emergency room at a local hospital. Long story, but all is well. While there, only a curtain separated our section of a room from another. Several patients rotated through on the other side of the curtain.The first was a young man with terrible ear pain. A nurse came to | Read More »

    Amazing Audio from @GRTL : “If All Aren’t Protected, None Are Protected.”

    There is a rumor the folks at Georgia Right to Life reject Genesis 5 – 10 because Noah couldn’t save all the animals, only pairs. Fox 5 Atlanta led their newscast last night with Georgia Right to Life joining pro-abortion groups to oppose pro-life legislation in Congress. I have been telling you that Georgia Right to Life’s position has descended to the insane position of | Read More »

    Rubio vs. Rubio

    Rubio vs. Rubio

    As a candidate for the United States Senate, Marco Rubio campaigned on a tough, “no amnesty” immigration stance, in which he advocated against a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and in strong support of border security before legalization. Now, as a leader of the “Gang of 8,” he has embraced — and in many instances moved farther left of — the very policies he | Read More »

    Moral Vacancy at Georgia Right to Life

    “As far as I am concerned, Georgia Right to Life has now become the Westboro Baptist Church of the pro-life movement Instead of saving souls, they’d rather stone those who are trying to save souls. We need a new pro-life group in Georgia.” The United States House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday evening that would prohibit abortions in the United States after 20 weeks | Read More »

    Problems with the Cornyn Amendment

    The so-called Cornyn amendment, though touted by some as a “poison pill” to the Gang of 8’s S. 744, is little more than a fig leaf for the toothless border security measures in the underlying bill. Despite some improvements, the Cornyn amendment adopts the same framework (and, in many cases, the exact language) of the Gang of 8 bill–granting legalization before border enhancements, encouraging more | Read More »

    CONFIRMED: Georgia Right to Life Opposes Legislation to Prohibit Abortions

    With friends like these…Life News confirms Georgia Right to Life is opposed to one of the most pro-life pieces of legislation to come out of Congress since the partial birth abortion ban. While the rest of the pro-life movement lobbies today for the ban on abortions from 20 weeks to the point of birth, one pro-life organization is apparently calling members of Congress to oppose | Read More »

    How Many Kids Will Die Before Pro-Lifers Are Willing to Move the Ball Toward Life?

    How Many Kids Will Die Before Pro-Lifers Are Willing to Move the Ball Toward Life?

    House Republicans have the opportunity to save the lives of children and put the Democrats on defense all in one turn. They are set to consider legislation that would prohibit abortions in the United States after 20 weeks, which is the point a child in the womb can feel pain. In light of the Kermit Gosnell horror story, you would expect a majority of Americans | Read More »

    The Benefit of the Doubt and Marco Rubio

    Believe it or not, I agree with Marco Rubio on much of the immigration issue, but I think the actual legislation produced is a bad piece of legislation not worth supporting. I know many of you are deeply hostile towards him now and the quote that lingered much of yesterday from an aide was not helpful.As I noted in that post, I doubt, and you | Read More »

    Five Years

    Five years ago I put up a post at RedState asking if, after four years of knowing each other online, did anyone want to get together in Atlanta to meet face to face. I expected a few dozen to say yes. More than 400 did. Thus the RedState Gathering was born.Each year, the first weekend in August, we meet somewhere. Elected officials and candidates join | Read More »

    Activate Damage Control, Senator Rubio

    Activate Damage Control, Senator Rubio

    This cannot stand, particularly if you want to run for President. Ryan Lizza is a liberal and has occasionally written about things he does not understand, i.e. Christianity, but Ryan Lizza doesn’t make sh. . . tuff up. He’s good.So when Ryan Lizza writes that a Rubio aide told him Senator Rubio had “sided with the Chamber against the construction workers,” we have to take | Read More »

    They That Are Fated To Be Fools Have One Consolation

    They That Are Fated To Be Fools Have One Consolation

    Marco Rubio told Sean Hannity yesterday that he had wanted border security before amnesty, but now thinks we need amnesty first so, in paying the government for their amnesty, we can use the illegal aliens’ to pay for securing the border. After all, the border will take several years to secure, so we should encourage people to cross the border illegally and forge documents to | Read More »

    No More Games

    No More Games

    So many conservatives have been dancing around the issue of Senator Marco Rubio’s collaboration with Chuck Schumer to pass comprehensive immigration reform. We have blamed his staff. We have blamed Democrats. We all like and respect the Senator, even if we disagree on this issue. We do not want to blame him for the mess the GOP now finds itself in holding a legislative tiger | Read More »

    American Sugar Policy

    Believe it or not, American sugar policy is up for debate. Often, American sugar prices are higher than world prices in what amounts to a pretty protected market. Today at the Newseum in Washington, I’m going to moderate a debate on American sugar policy. You can watch it live here from RedState. It’s the first in a new series of RedState Thought Leader discussions. This | Read More »

    Over Criminalization and the NSA

    One of the sites I routinely read,, linked to a new book out I have not read. It is called Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent. This is an issue I care deeply about from my days as an indigent criminal defense attorney to my present study and review of prosecutorial overreach in the United States.The issue of over criminalization | Read More »