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I grew up on the mean streets of the Internet, and for some reason, they made me a Front Page writer here. I'm also a Louisiana educator, freelance journalist, and most importantly a husband and father. Follow me on Twitter: @joec_esquire

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    Hypocrisy in “Game of Thrones” outrage

    Hypocrisy in "Game of Thrones" outrage

    I should preface this by saying I don’t watch Game of Thrones very often. The gratuitous sex and gore is a little more than I care about seeing. I’m much more into superhero shows and crime procedurals. That said, if the reaction to Sunday night’s Game of Thrones from the bloggers is anything to go by, Sunday’s was particularly rapey. Well, by particularly, I mean “probably not very | Read More »

    Two Argentine judges have lost their minds

    Try as I might, I couldn’t come up with a shorter or more clever title, mostly because I’m horrified at how the world around us is going straight into a Hell I never imagined*. Two Argentine judges are under fire for reducing the sentence of a convicted child abuser on the grounds that his six-year-old victim was gay. They said he ‘was making a precocious | Read More »

    Objectivity by any other name…

    Objectivity by any other name...

    Thanks to some fantastic work by the Washington Free Beacon, ABC chief news dude George Stephanopoulos has now admitted (albeit to POLITICO) that he has donated more than $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation. ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has donated between $50,001 and $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation, the charitable organization run by his former boss, records show. At least a portion of that money was | Read More »

    David Vitter vs. the GOP

    David Vitter vs. the GOP

    Two years before his announcement that he would run for governor, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 90% declared war on health care subsidies for Congress and its staff. The subsidies were to be lost thanks to Obamacare, but the White House worked with Congress to get everyone their subsidies by labeling Congress a small business enterprise or some such nonsense. Since then, Vitter | Read More »

    Louisiana in need of constitutional reform

    Louisiana in need of constitutional reform

    It is fast becoming clear that Louisiana needs to do something, because the state has more than one billion dollars in its budget that it can’t fund, and it always seems to be higher education that takes the hit. Now, I am not in the business of defending higher education: bloated administrative costs and program offerings that do little but employ otherwise unemployable professors have | Read More »

    End of the School Year: Open Thread

    We’re fast approaching the end of the school year for most folks, so I wanted to throw this up here. Right before the 2014 RedState Gathering, I switched from the liberal career field of journalism to the conservative bastion that is public school education (and by “right before,” mean I was hired the Tuesday before the Gathering, and showed up to it late because the | Read More »

    White man asks the son of Cuban immigrants if he is Cuban enough

    White man asks the son of Cuban immigrants if he is Cuban enough

    Mary Katharine Ham , in one of the very best single questions ever asked, proved herself to be very forward-thinking when she asked “WHAT IS THE POINT OF YOU, MARK HALPERIN?” To this day, no one can answer this question, but we all find ourselves asking it once again. (If awkward racial conversations trigger you, do not play this clip.) Halperin obsesses over [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted | Read More »

    Depends on which history you look at. #LAGov

    Depends on which history you look at. #LAGov

    Robert Mann writes today at NOLA.com that “conventional wisdom” is on the side of Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 90% and “conventional wisdom” has a crappy track record (paraphrased). He then goes on to detail the various times when the front-runner in a Louisiana gubernatorial primary ended up losing. If the idea that Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 90%, who is | Read More »

    Who Else Did They Ask?

    Earlier, I responded to an AP tweet that laid the blame of the two dead death-worshiping cultists on the woman who held the event in Dallas. Pamela Geller, to be sure, is very outspoken about militant Islam, as the AP story explained, but the headline and tweet writing for the story was so absurdly biased that we all collectively thought they’d lost their minds. And, | Read More »

    The @AP tries to pin two deaths on Pamela Geller

    The @AP tries to pin two deaths on Pamela Geller

    In the era of BuzzFeed, Mashable, Gawker, and other online media using attention-grabbing headlines to lure in clicks, traditional media has often had to catch up. The Associated Press has taken what they’re good at (biased journalism) and combined it with an attention-grabbing tweet that instantly made many on the right jaw drop so hard they pulled a muscle. Pamela Geller says she has no regrets about | Read More »

    #Gotham Season One: The Long Game

    #Gotham Season One: The Long Game

    As our Dear Leader will not have had a chance to see the season finale of Gotham yet, I will refrain from posting spoilers. When it was first announced that there was going to be a series on Fox that would serve as a “pre-Batman Gotham City story,” I was somewhat skeptical. As RedState’s Foremost Batman Expert and DC Comics optimist, however, I was sure | Read More »

    Taking the Bait and Blaming the Victim

    Yesterday, just outside of Dallas, Texas, two shooters attacked an art exhibit that was displaying parody images of Muhammad. Normal people were appalled at the atrocity, and several more knew that the phrase “Don’t Mess With Texas” was more than just words. The response to this shooting in Texas by the Left, however, is truly weird to watch. Many have said, essentially, that the art | Read More »

    Candidate Briefing: Sam Adcock

    In northern Mississippi, the most interesting election you haven’t heard about is unfolding. Thirteen candidates have entered the race to replace Alan Nunnelee, who died while in office. Of the thirteen candidates, several are recognizable local politicians, some lawyers, and one who has business experience, is not a professional politician, but who still has political experience. That candidate is Sam Adcock. I was able to have | Read More »

    IBM opposes religious liberty

    IBM opposes religious liberty

    Louisiana is currently in the process of enhancing religious liberty in the state, with the full backing of Governor Bobby Jindal. House Bill 707 by Representative Mike Johnson. IBM, which has been doing some growing in Louisiana, sent a letter to legislative leaders and Jindal opposing the bill. IBM has made significant investments in Louisiana including most recently a technology services delivery center in Baton | Read More »

    Melissa Harris-Perry: Abortion is “basic core skill”

    Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC contributor and a professor at Wake Forest, is known to us as that woman who wore the tampon earrings that time. Today, though, she really upped her game by telling MSNBC viewers that med school students should be forced to learn how to perform abortions. During her MSNBC’s Lean Forward on April 11, host Melissa Harris-Perry questioned Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Dr. Anne Davis on a | Read More »