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    Illegal Immigration Costs Us Net $100 Billion

    The debate over illegal immigration often is clouded with the question of whether illegal immigrants are a net economic benefit or cost to society. This is often amplified by the leftist when he says “these people do the jobs Americans won’t do,” which has often struck me as rather demeaning of both the immigrant and the American – not to mention being ridiculous. As someone | Read More »

    Bob Bennett Explains Republican Demise and Path Back in One Simple Line

    On Wednesday night, PBS aired a special in which Bob Bennett gave us all a glimpse into 1) why he’s been given an early retirement by the people of Utah, 2) why Republicans fell on their collective faces in the last two elections, and 3) what Republicans can do to get power back and hold it. Now, keep in mind that this is the same | Read More »

    Arrogant Washington Threatens Rick Perry and Texans’ Right To Govern Themselves

    In one of the most outrageous displays of arrogance by Washington in recent memory – which is saying a lot, of course – the House Democrats have inserted specific language on top of $10 Billion in funding for education included in a War Supplemental bill targeted directly and solely at Texas – language that demands the money be spent in certain ways. According to the | Read More »

    NASA: From the Moon to Mecca

    From the “you can’t make this up” file, President Obama is turning NASA into his Muslim-outreach agency. According to Fox News, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says that NASA’s foremost mission in 2010 is to improve relations with the Muslim world. Pause. Re-read. Pause. Huh? Yes. Re-read again. He went on to say, “[w]hen I became the NASA administrator — or before I became the NASA | Read More »

    We must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight!

    Erick appropriately posted the powerful words penned by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence in 1776 earlier. As a graduate of Mr. Jefferson’s University, I am obliged to promote it yet again, of course. However, I have always felt the Declaration understandably but unfortunately overshadows the many steps that got us to that point. One of those, of course, was fellow Virginian Patrick Henry’s | Read More »

    Elena Kagan Admits She Is an Activist

    Elena Kagan admitted today that she will be a judicial activist. And she didn’t bat an eye. Now, this should not surprise anyone. After all, Ms. Kagan has called Israeli Judge Aharon Barak, a man who believes that the role of the judge is to “help bridge the gap between needs of society and law,” her “hero.” She is a woman who learned at the | Read More »

    Sullivan, Friedersdorf and All the Other Idiots

    I simply cannot bother to waste more than a few moments of my life writing something about the pathetic musings of Conor Friedersdorf, Andrew Sullivan or the usual cast of self-determined “intellectuals” determined to continually attack and criticize those on the conservative front lines – folks like Rush, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and others on the radio, as well as smart conservatives like Andy McCarthy, | Read More »

    Obama Nominee Should Be Fired Not Promoted

    President Obama has nominated to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals a sitting District Judge – Robert Chatigny – who should not be promoted, but instead fired for extremely bad judgment, a poor judicial temperament and a predilection for allowing sexual deviants to leave prison early to walk among us again. How’s that for the President’s defining and ill conceived standard of “empathy?” Article III, | Read More »

    Islam vs. America

    Our friend, Andy McCarthy – a former Assistant United States Attorney from the Southern District of New York, and the prosecutor who brought jihadists to justice for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing – has written an outstanding book titledThe Grand Jihad – How Islam and the Left Sabotage America. Buy it. Read it. Give it to friends. Give it to dad for Father’s Day. | Read More »

    Jeff Sessions to Head of Immigration – Do Your Job

    Well – at least they admit it. According to the Chicago Tribune, the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John Morton, said “his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them [sic] by Arizona officials.” Yes. Let me give you a moment to re-read that paragraph. The guy in charge of immigration enforcement for the United States of America is saying he | Read More »

    Epistemic Failure – Manzi’s Critique of Levin Misses the Mark

    Ok- I couldn’t resist one more use of the word “epistemic,” as I am reasonably certain I will never use the word again unless I am making fun of supposed Republicans who fancy themselves intellectuals – guys like Jim Manzi who gratuitously, inappropriately and ineffectively attacked Mark Levin and his best-selling book, Liberty and Tyranny. As you know, there was much ballyhoo (this word is | Read More »

    Miss Oklahoma for Supreme Court?

    William F. Buckley famously quipped that he “would rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston telephone directory than by the 2,000 members of the Harvard faculty.” Well, what if we were to be governed by – er, um, I mean – what if we were to have on the Supreme Court Miss Oklahoma 2010 instead of the President’s choice, Elena Kagan? | Read More »

    Where Do I Live?

    Due to professional obligations that diverted my attention away from RedState and the news of the day for the last couple of weeks, I awoke this morning to learn – well – that the world is officially upside down. Now, I realize that some of this may be repetitive for those who have been paying attention – but imagine my surprise to see the news | Read More »

    Epistemic Nonsense – Count Me on Team Levin

    Yesterday, our good friend Mark Levin was attacked on The Corner over at National Review Online by one of his fellow contributors there, Jim Manzi. I am not going to link to his hit piece. I found it to be beneath what I thought I knew of him and beneath The Corner. That said, Mark certainly dishes it out pretty hard on his radio show | Read More »

    Senate Republicans Fiddle While America Burns

    Right now in America, the people of this great nation are staring down the loaded barrel of government-run healthcare. If this bill passes, it is no less than the end of America as we know it. You know it. Most Americans knows it. Yet the people most in a position to do anything about it right now – Senate Republicans – are doing absolutely nothing. | Read More »