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    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: DHS Shutdown and the ISIS Crisis

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: DHS Shutdown and the ISIS Crisis

    Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! This week we are joined by guest panelists Matt Dawson and Heather Wilhelm of RealClearPolitics, along with regular co-hosts Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, Neal Dewing of The Federalist, and F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon to discuss the possible DHS Shutdown and the ISIS Crisis. The show goes live at 9pm ET! | Read More »

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    Marie Harf has Turned all Democrats into Neocons

    Marie Harf has Turned all Democrats into Neocons

    Nothing has been more amusing to me lately than watching various liberals fall all over themselves to defend State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf’s remarks that the best way to combat ISIS is with a jobs program. This fairly typical response indicates not only the fact that the defense is taking place, but also that it tends to be quite vociferous, laced with bad grammar and | Read More »

    Reminder: Democrats Hate Guns and Gun Owners

    Reminder: Democrats Hate Guns and Gun Owners

    Several months ago my colleague streiff covered the story of a single mother from New Jersey who made the mistake of carrying her legally purchased, registered, and permitted gun from Pennsylvania into New Jersey, believing that her Pennsylvania concealed carry permit was valid in NJ. Anyone who has ever been through a concealed carry permit class knows that they tell you if you get pulled | Read More »

    RedState 2016 Presidential Power Rankings: Week 3

    RedState 2016 Presidential Power Rankings: Week 3

    Welcome to Week 3 of the RedState Presidential Power Rankings. To see previous versions of the Power Rankings, click here. As always, these rankings are not intended to indicate the personal preferences of this or any other RedState author, but are rather intended to reflect a prediction of who will likely win the 2016 Republican nomination. These predictions are based on polling data, media buzz, | Read More »

    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 »