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    On the Beach Your Ship is Burning

    On the beach your ship is burning, conservatives. You may not realize it. Certainly, many of you did not set fire to your ships. But there on the beach, lighting up both day and night, the ship you sail within the conservative movement is burning on the sand. Many conservatives resent the fights they think others, myself included, have dragged them into. They grumble in | Read More »

    Lessons of the Week from Texas to CPAC

    Without any galvanized or united tea party/conservative opposition pitted against a 12 year, popular incumbent, 40% of Texas Republicans still voted against John Cornyn. Put it to you this way — RedState did not oppose John Cornyn and one of our own front page contributors did work for him on this campaign. And without anyone really campaigning against him, 40% of Texas Republicans still wanted | Read More »

    Wendy Davis Will Cause the Democrats to Divert Resources to Georgia

    Georgia is about to get the spoils of the train wreck that is the Wendy Davis campaign. Tuesday night, Democratic voters in Texas signaled they would be aborting Davis’s campaign in November. In the Democratic Primary in Texas in 2014, Wendy Davis somehow managed to get fewer votes than any Democratic gubernatorial nominee since 1998. She got fewer votes than the Democrats’ nominee in 2002, | Read More »

    Ted Cruz Wins Big in Texas

    Ted Cruz Wins Big in Texas

    Wow — we all knew John Cornyn was going to win last night. He had no significant opposition. His opponents never got tea party or conservative support. His most significant opponent was…well…eccentric to put it politely. Cornyn managed to get 60% in his primary. Ted Cruz was not on the ballot in Texas last night. After the Cornyn race was called, Brian Walsh, a paid | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton Mocked Romney on Russia, Then Goes To Hitler Comparisons

    Hillary Clinton Mocked Romney on Russia, Then Goes To Hitler Comparisons

    In the 2012 President campaign, the Obama Administration trotted out Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to poo-poo Mitt Romney’s assertions about Russia. She told CNN at the time, “It’s somewhat dated to be looking backwards,” playing off President Obama’s remarks that Romney was stuck in a “Cold War mind warp.” But Hillary Clinton has started comparing the Russians to the Nazis. An attendee of a | Read More »

    An Age of Seriousness Returns

    An Age of Seriousness Returns

      Until Friday, we lived in an age where the United States government could, with a straight face, assert that the most serious national security issue of our time is global warming. Until Friday, we lived in an age where men could be thought of as boys, living in their parents’ basement, on their parents’ insurance, tweeting angrily in support of two dudes and an | Read More »

    Only Democrats Can Be Prophets

    Back in 2008, the foreign policy press corp of America ridiculed Sarah Palin for predicting that Barack Obama’s displays of weakness and softness would set the stage for a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Blake Hounshell, then the left leaning editor of Foreign Policy and now Deputy Editor of Politico’s magazine, labeled the claim “strange.” After Hounshell’s 2008 article started circulating on twitter the other day, | Read More »

    The 2014 Democrat Slogan: “F. U. America”

    On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden told Democrats, “We should not apologize for a single thing.” Also on Thursday, Senator Harry Reid said all the horror stories related to Obamacare are lies. He dismissed them as “Koch Brother” smears. The woman with caner is a liar. The man whose mother can’t get her cancer medication covered is a liar too. The guy with multiple sclerosis? | Read More »

    An Upside Down World

    In December of 1865, the several American states ratified the thirteenth amendment constitutionally ending involuntary servitude in the United States. In the twenty-first century, Americans are coming full circle. In a number of states, a black man can again be forced by the government to work involuntarily for a white man. Not since the nation eliminated Jim Crow laws during the civil rights era have | Read More »

    Democrat Alex Sink Wants Immigrants To Clean Rooms and Plant Flowers

    Here again is another example of media bias. Very few have bothered to report on Alex Sink, the Democrats’ nominee for Congress in Florida, saying what she said. In explaining the need for immigration reform, Alex Sink — a seasoned political veteran mind you — actually said we need more immigrants to clean hotel rooms and landscape yards. If a Republican said this, the press corps | Read More »

    Debt Man

    This video from the Madison Project speaks for itself.

    Governor Jan Brewer Should Sign the Religious Liberty Legislation

    It is sad that we, in the 21st century, are at this point in the United States of America. We should be willing to leave each other alone and have basic respect for one another. We should not wish to impose our views on others or force others to serve us against their will. Unfortunately, in the name of tolerance, a group of activists nationwide | Read More »

    Support Dr. Milton Wolf

    Pat Roberts is Kansas’s Senator. He does not live in Kansas. His home is in Virginia. He drives a car with a Virginia license plate. His wife is a Virginia realtor. His house in Kansas is rented out to someone. He says when he goes to Kansas, which is less and less frequent, that he sleeps in a friend’s recliner. Pat Roberts has a challenger | Read More »

    Draft Bob Beauprez for Colorado Governor

    Draft Bob Beauprez for Colorado Governor

    There are seven people running for the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado. None of the seven have shown an ability to unite the Colorado GOP. None have shown the ability to win the tough race. None have shown the ability to raise the significant money they will need for a very tough race. None even seem to have a very strong, statewide grassroots network | Read More »

    Two Must Reads

    Really, I need not say anything else. I know that is unusual, but just go read these two pieces. The first is by Andy McCarthy. The second is by Russell Moore. Read them and retweet them and put them on Facebook. It will save me the trouble of having to repackage and repeat arguments made better that I could.