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    Mississippi Runoff

    The best shot the establishment had at beating Chris McDaniel was a primary. But now they find themselves in a runoff where the most energized supporters show up. When their candidate lacks energy, it is hard for any of their voters to have energy. But Chris McDaniel has energy headed into a three week runoff. The only caveat is if overnight some mystery votes from | Read More »

    Why Are You So Angry?

    I have been in rural Louisiana the last few days spending time with family. This is the first time my children have been old enough to see and experience life where I grew up in the United States. Maybe one day they can go to Dubai, but it will be far different. Jackson, LA, in rural East Feliciana Parish, changes little. My parents now live | Read More »

    The Annual Birthday Post

    Here’s what I want you to do for my birthday. First, go read Steve Hayes. Second, register for the RedState Gathering. Third, consider contributing to one or more of the following: Senate Conservatives Fund Madison Project Heritage Action for America Club for Growth FreedomWorks And if you’re in Mississippi, go vote for Chris McDaniel today.


    Distractions and Focus

    Distractions and Focus

    Eric Shinseki is gone. It happened on Friday. News like this happens on a Friday. Jay Carney followed shortly thereafter on Friday. But then there was the other story. We have gotten back Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban. The Administration is focusing on this and distracting the press, most likely willingly, from a few issues that require focus. First is the ongoing V.A. scandal. The | Read More »

    Leslie Rutledge Thinks Hiring Conservatives is Discrimination

    Leslie Rutledge has worked for the RNC and the NRCC. She has worked for Mike Huckabee. She’s a Republican. But a lot of conservative lawyers are skittish about her being the Republican nominee for Attorney General in Arkansas. Rutledge has, five times, voted in Democratic primaries in Arkansas. She’s running against David Sterling, who never left Arkansas for the greener pastures of the RNC, and | Read More »

    ‘She Gets Everything She Wants’

    'She Gets Everything She Wants'

    “She gets everything she wants,” Jack Abramoff said in an email. He was referring to Ann Copland who spent 29 years working for Thad Cochran, working her way into the position of his Executive Assistant. An Abramoff associate was complaining that Ms. Copland wanted to see Paul McCartney, Green Day, and others. She was demanding. But she got everything she wanted because she delivered Thad | Read More »

    Colorado’s 4th CD Must Do Better Than State Sen. Scott Renfroe

    Colorado’s 4th Congressional District covers most of the eastern half of Colorado. It is a +12 Republican district. And frankly, it deserves better than State Senator Scott Renfroe. While there are a variety of issues with Renfroe, the largest issue for those in the rural farm land that makes up the district is the connections to New Frontier Bank [NFB] and its failure in 2009.

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    Thad Cochran Hosts Fundraisers for Liberal Democrats

    Thad Cochran Hosts Fundraisers for Liberal Democrats

    The Washington Examiner reports that Thad Cochran hosts fundraisers for Democrats in his home. Well . . . they report it slightly differently. The Washington Examiner reports that Cochran’s executive assistant, Kay Webber, hosts fundraisers in her home and Thad Cochran rents a basement apartment there. But there is no basement apartment in Kay Webber’s home available for rent. That’s according to the District of | Read More »

    Bipartisan Corruption in the Texas Legislature the Media Mostly Ignores

    Bipartisan Corruption in the Texas Legislature the Media Mostly Ignores

    Wallace Hall is a University of Texas Regent appointed by Gov. Rick Perry. He is presently facing impeachment and possible jail time for uncovering what looks and smells like systematic corruption in the enrollment process of the University of Texas system due to interference from members of the Texas legislature. The Speaker of the Texas House is implicated. The Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee | Read More »

    The Caged Bird Sang to Me

    It is a little frustrating these days to decide whether or not someone is worth liking because of their politics. It is even more frustrating to see people who think nice things cannot be said of people on the other side of the aisle. I am pretty sure that Maya Angelou and I would disagree on much politically, but I’d stand still on a hot | Read More »

    The Online Off and the Offline On

    The Online Off and the Offline On

    Were one to follow Texas campaigns for the last few weeks, it would seem Ken Paxton, RedState’s choice for Texas Attorney General, was destined to lose. The stars had aligned against him because he made a small mistake his opponent had seized on. The Texas establishment had rallied to his opponent. Paxton was doomed. Twitter said so. Facebook said so. Email said so. Congratulations to | Read More »

    Another Young Man Turns Violent

    Another young man has turned to violence. Stabbing some and shooting others, he wanted to exact revenge for some rejecting him. In a “war on women” culture, some vocal voices have seized on this as what happens to men questing for a fully masculine culture. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Best we can tell, Elliot Rodger lived the very lifestyle the | Read More »

    The World Pierces In

    In 1540, Hernando de Soto marched through Middle Georgia not far from where this column originates. Just down river from where I am in Macon, Georgia, de Soto performed the first baptism in North America on the banks of the Ocmulgee River. That river cuts a lazy path through Macon and Middle Georgia. The Ocmulgee Indian natives, over time, migrated out of the area under | Read More »

    BREAKING: Tea Partiers Can Be Idiots, But McDaniel Camp Not Involved

    Tea party folks in Mississippi are being rounded up for being freaking idiots. My great regret is that we do not publicly flog people anymore because these people deserve it. But as much as the NRSC might hype this story, they will overlook one big detail: Michael Guest, the district attorney for Madison and Rankin counties, told Simmons that he doesn’t believe anyone with the | Read More »

    A Small Prayer Request

    A Small Prayer Request

    Just after the new year, I tried to explain why I write about faith more and more here at RedState. As I noted at the time, the reason I write about faith is because I need to. I spend my day being told in equal parts how awesome I am and how awful I am. I get told I need to do bigger and better | Read More »