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    None Dare Call it Islam

    None Dare Call it Islam

    By now the refrain is familiar. A violent man, usually in his 20s, is motivated by his belief system to commit murder in such a way as to deliberately inspire fear and terror in a certain segment of the population – frequently institutions that symbolize Western liberalism and/or Jewish culture. The media, reporting on the violence, curiously refuses to mention his religious affiliation – or | Read More »

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Turmoil at NBC, the Obama AUMF, and Hillary!

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Turmoil at NBC, the Obama AUMF, and Hillary!

    Welcome to this week’s episode of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends! This week, guests Bruce Carroll and Amy Otto of The Federalist join regular panelists Leon Wolf, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, and Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty to discuss the meltdown at NBC News, the fight against ISIS and the current AUMF, | Read More »

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    Through the Looking Glass with Nick Kristof

    Through the Looking Glass with Nick Kristof

    In a meandering, non-sequitur riddled column today, the nation’s dumbest opinion columnist Nick Kristof sewed together enough tropes and canards to make a beautiful, dizzying tapestry of leftist narrative out of completely unconnected events in world news. In the land of Nick Kristof, the refusal of judges to issue gay marriage licenses in Alabama, combined with an atheist killing three Muslims in North Carolina, all | Read More »

    Obama’s AUMF is Actually a DUMF

    Obama's AUMF is Actually a DUMF

    Right now, everyone in the media, led on by anti-war Democrats and the Obama administration itself, is reporting that Obama has sought an authorization for use of military force (AUMF) to fight ISIS. It is being reported as a bold move for the administration and a shift towards a more hawkish approach to foreign policy in general and with respect to ISIS in particular. This | Read More »

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    Scott Walker Not Done Collecting Skulls for his Throne

    Scott Walker Not Done Collecting Skulls for his Throne

    After winning two bruising electoral battles in the last 3 years, and making structural changes to Wisconsin’s budget with Act 10, you might be forgiven for thinking that Scott Walker would likely rest on his laurels as he prepares for an anticipated 2016 campaign. You would be wrong. Walker has released his proposed Wisconsin budget for this year and it is loaded with cuts to | Read More »

    RedState Presidential Primary Power Rankings: Week 2

    RedState Presidential Primary Power Rankings: Week 2

    Welcome back to the RedState Presidential Primary Power Rankings! If you missed last week’s installment, you can view it here. If you want to see the whole series thus far, you can view that here. Just by way of reminder, this list is not intended to be a reflection of anyone’s preferred picks, it is just a prediction of who will likely win the 2016 GOP | Read More »

    Bobby Jindal Versus the Lily-Livered

    Bobby Jindal Versus the Lily-Livered

    It’s another budget year in Louisiana, which means that it’s time for the annual festival in which lily-livered Republicans and the media they enable gather to wring their hands about Bobby Jindal’s fiscal policies. This year the hand wringing is perhaps more fervent than ever given governor Jindal’s elevated national profile due to the speculation that he will run for President. A sample of the | Read More »

    Obama’s Tiresome DHS Washington Monument Defense

    Obama's Tiresome DHS Washington Monument Defense

    In a transparently absurd attempt to appear tough, it looks increasingly like the GOP controlled Congress may actually allow DHS to “shut down” if Obama vetoes the DHS funding bill over the language overturning his amnesty executive order. I put “shut down” in scare quotes because 87% of DHS employees are considered essential employees and thus would continue working in the event of a “shut | Read More »

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends: Vaccine Madness, Super Bowl Ads and Congressional Dysfunction

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends: Vaccine Madness, Super Bowl Ads and Congressional Dysfunction

    Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Friends! This week, guest host Stephen Miller of thewilderness.me joins the regular panel of F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, Neal Dewing of The Federalist, and Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute to discuss the recent vaccination madness, a depressing slate of Super Bowl ads, and the ongoing | Read More »

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    Dave Weigel and the Mystery of the 8-Year-Old Transgendered Kid

    Dave Weigel and the Mystery of the 8-Year-Old Transgendered Kid

    The caper started innocently enough. Listicle site and national joke Buzzfeed posted an article purporting to display an “adorable” note written by an 8-year-old who is allegedly transgender. Dave Weigel, as a relatively normal person who’s been around 8 year olds before, asked what many might consider to be a naturally occurring question:   How much do 8-year olds know about their sexual identity? Hell, | Read More »

    Rand Paul and Pandering to the Paranoid

    Rand Paul and Pandering to the Paranoid

    Part of the problem with the Internet age is that it’s difficult to have anything approaching a nuanced discussion anymore. This is especially true when virtually everyone, regardless of their intellect, expertise, or judgment, has access to a repository of perfectly reasonable-sounding people who will say anything. If you type “are vaccines safe” into your preferred Internet search engine, you will find that there are | Read More »

    RedState 2016 Presidential Primary Power Rankings: Week 1

    RedState 2016 Presidential Primary Power Rankings: Week 1

    Hello and welcome to a new and (hopefully) weekly segment at RedState, the Weekly 2016 Presidential Primary Power Rankings. Each week on Tuesday, I will be compiling this list based on a “secret sauce” formula that I made up that factors in polling data, fundraising information, news items of the week, organization/staff readiness, and more subjective things like “momentum” and “buzz,” which don’t really exist | Read More »

    Obama’s Budget Indicates that He Loves Shutdowns

    Obama's Budget Indicates that He Loves Shutdowns

    The annual budgetary kabuki dance between Obama and Congress has become almost comical in its predictability. Obama submits a budget, usually late, that has no hope in the world of even passing with Democrat support. Republicans force Democrats to actually vote on Obama’s budget. They refuse, no budget gets passed, the government gets funded on a continuing resolution. As a result, every several months, there’s | Read More »

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: The 114th Congress vs. Obama

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: The 114th Congress vs. Obama

    Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! Tonight, RedState’s own Caleb Howe joins Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, Neal Dewing of The Federalist and F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon to discuss the early weeks of the 114th Congress and the pushback from Obama. Join the guys live via Google Hangout by clicking | Read More »

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    Scott Walker, Presumptive 2016 Favorite

    Scott Walker, Presumptive 2016 Favorite

    Forget what the polls say. Polls this far out are notoriously worthless in predicting Presidential nominees. Right now Scott Walker is sitting in the catbird’s seat for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination. Virtually everyone who is contemplating running for President in 2016 or who has ever contemplated running for President in their life went to Iowa last weekend but unless you were a regular reader | Read More »