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    Hillary Clinton is About Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton is About Hillary Clinton

    At RCP, Michael Barone notes that Hillary Clinton has been almost totally absent from either stumping or fundraising for Democrats in this midterm election cycle. Barone notes that when Nixon lost the GOP primary to Goldwater in 1964, he went out on the campaign trail in force for Republicans in 1966 and helped them win a significant number of off-year seats. Barone observes the difference | Read More »

    DNC Chair: “That Woman” Joni Ernst is “An Onion of Crazy”

    DNC Chair: "That Woman" Joni Ernst is "An Onion of Crazy"

    I have always been of the opinion that you can tell how a man feels about women by the way he treats women. However, in 2012, the fact that Mitt Romney was by all accounts a doting and supportive husband to Ann, they saw fit to run a campaign based on innuendo and alleged dog whistles. And so it is that the leader of the | Read More »

    Instead of Leadership, an Empty Void

    Instead of Leadership, an Empty Void

    One of the things that has distressed me the most about the sad and degenerating Ferguson situation has been Obama’s inability to have any effect on the racial powderkeg that has exploded there. Worse than being unable to step in and help, Obama seems uninterested in even trying. The UK Telegraph has an interesting op-ed by Tim Stanley today which notes that since becoming President, | Read More »

    Abortion is an Easy Decision

    Abortion is an Easy Decision

    The former mouth of Emily’s List has an op-ed in today’s Washington Post in which she tackles what she considers to be a problem – people who say that abortion is a difficult choice: Today, when advocates on both sides of the debate talk about the decision to have an abortion, they preface their statements with adjectives such as “difficult,” “hard” or “reluctant.” For anti-abortion | Read More »

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    Rick Perry Becomes a Victim of Lawfare

    Rick Perry Becomes a Victim of Lawfare

    Rick Perry, scourge of frivolous litigants, has just become the victim of one of the worst and most insidious variety: the runaway prosecutor. Perry was indicted this afternoon on charges of abuse of power by a grand jury at the behest of special prosecutor Michael McCrum. The basic facts of the case appear not to be in dispute – Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg, an | Read More »

    The Market-Distorting Effects of Current Affirmative Action Policies

      There are many good reasons both politically and philosophically that Affirmative Action as it is currently practiced is a bad idea, most of which have been covered here before. But in an interesting article at RCP yesterday, Heather Wilhelm raised an important salient point that I hadn’t yet considered: With so many oddities in the public school system, it’s hard to know where to | Read More »

    In Which Stealing Swisher Sweets Becomes a Capital Offense

    In Which Stealing Swisher Sweets Becomes a Capital Offense

      Update: Via Thomas Crown in the comments, the Ferguson chief was clear that the officer who shot Michael Brown did not even know of this incident at the time of the shooting and it had nothing to do with the reason Michael Brown was stopped. Which means it is, of necessity, completely irrelevant to whether the officer reasonably believed that Brown posed a sufficient threat to | Read More »

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    Media Research Center Releases New #LeanOver Campaign

    Media Research Center Releases New #LeanOver Campaign

    Our good friends at the Media Research Center have begun a new video campaign called #LeanOver taking on the liberal bias of MSNBC. The first of these videos by RedState contributor Ben Howe has just been released and is well worth a watch. Check it out. According to MRC communications director Scooter Schaefer: “The idea behind the #LeanOver parody was to show how laughably liberal | Read More »

    Don’t Rule Out a Riot

    Don't Rule Out a Riot

    At the outset, let me note right up front that I am opposed to any form of violence that involves the looting, theft, or destruction of innocent third parties. I realize that this is happening right now in Ferguson and I find it inexcusable and indefensible. That having been said, I think it’s high time conservatives re-examined their gut-level reactions to what is going on | Read More »

    City of Philadelphia Sued over Civil Asset Forfeitures

    City of Philadelphia Sued over Civil Asset Forfeitures

    The most desperately needed reform in America is a significant overhaul of civil asset forfeiture laws. These are laws, generally speaking, that allow state and local cops to seize your property if they merely suspect that the property has been used in the commission of a crime. They do not have to charge you with any crime at all and after your stuff has been | Read More »

    Abortion Barbie Goes Full Harridan

    Abortion Barbie Goes Full Harridan

    Wendy Davis has her weaknesses as a political candidate but one thing she has shown truly exceptional skill at throughout her life is bilking gullible liberals out of their money – beginning with her ex-husband and ending with Democrat donors across the country. As a result she has a ton of money to throw around against Greg Abbot, but not a lot of useful stuff | Read More »

    Fighting on Scott Walker’s Turf

    Fighting on Scott Walker's Turf

    While many Republicans who are facing incumbent Democrats are having to face hysterical, panicked, and wildly inaccurate attacks on their records on issues that virtually no one cares about, Scott Walker has the luxury of having faced his electorate not once but twice, and running on a proven record of achievement. The end result is that even though Walker is running in a blue state, | Read More »

    Tony Stewart and the Benefit of the Doubt

    Tony Stewart and the Benefit of the Doubt

    By now, you have doubtless heard that Tony Stewart, who is easily one of the five biggest stars in the sport of NASCAR, struck and killed a young man named Kevin Ward Jr. during the course of a dirt track race on Saturday night. The undisputed facts are as follows: Stewart and Ward became entangled as they were going around a turn, causing Ward’s car | Read More »

    Democrats of Unknown Party Affiliation

    Democrats of Unknown Party Affiliation

    The similarities to 2006 keep mounting. The latest of these is that Democrats running even in blue or purple territory are running away from their party affiliation. Politico notes this morning the surest sign of impending disaster – Democrats refusing to admit they are Democrats in their television ads: Faced with a treacherous political environment, many Democrats are trotting out campaign ads that call for | Read More »

    Move America Forward Responds to ProPublica Allegations

    For those of you who may have missed this story, the ultra-liberal hit squad ProPublica published a piece last week accusing pro-troop charity Move America Forward essentially of acting as a slush fund for certain TEA Party activists and bilking donors of money. Many folks, particularly in the establishment wing of the party, crowed about this piece as further evidence of what Steve LaTourette alleged | Read More »