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    My first decade on Red State

    Toward the end of July 2004 I saw a brief note in James Taranto’s “Best of the Web” column that a new conservative site, called RedState, was open for business. I had recently been banned from another conservative blog because I was a little too adept at and smug about irritating the moderators and was looking for a new home and decided to give RedState | Read More »

    The unaware presidency of Barack Obama

    The unaware presidency of Barack Obama

    Earlier today we posted on the CIA station chief being expelled from Germany for running intelligence operations against German targets. As incredible as it seems, Obama, according to the New York Times, was unaware of either the operations or the fact that one of our agents had been busted by German counterintelligence. This is a sad and continuing trend in this administration. Whenever anything blows | Read More »

    Germany expels CIA station chief in spy scandal

    Germany expels CIA station chief in spy scandal

    Yesterday the German government announced that it was expelling the presumed US CIA station chief because of US espionage activities directed against the German government. Germany has expelled the CIA’s station chief in Berlin in a dramatic rebuke to Washington after its security services uncovered two cases of alleged American spying in a week. The American intelligence official was asked to leave the country in | Read More »

    The war on religious faith continues

    The war on religious faith continues

    There probably hasn’t been a Supreme Court decision since Bush v. Gore, and definitely since Citizens United, that has been as maligned and mischaracterized as the Hobby Lobby case. Those opposing the decision are crying Armageddon! as though the proverbial gerbil of Religious Freedom was seeking a source light in the alimentary canal of the secular left. In the immediate aftermath of Hobby Lobby, the | Read More »

    Obama offers electoral advice to the GOP

    Obama offers electoral advice to the GOP

    One of the great psychological benefits bestowed upon sociopaths is their inability to accept responsibility for their own actions. Every failure is because of the treachery, ineptitude, or incompetence of other. I wrote about that recently in a post titled Obama blames GOP for his failed presidency. His idea of cooperation is the GOP doing what he wants. It never crosses his mind that most | Read More »

    Huffington Post: Too many Catholics on the Supreme Court

    Huffington Post: Too many Catholics on the Supreme Court

    You scratch a progressive and you find an fascist. That has been the lesson learned from the Hobby Lobby decision. One of the most notable bits of fascist commentary appeared in the Huffington Post by an anti-religious bigot named Ronald A. Lindsay, The Uncomfortable Question: Should We Have Six Catholic Justices on the Supreme Court? Unfortunately, a majority of the Supreme Court may now be resurrecting | Read More »

    The GOP plays heads-I-win-tails-you-lose with conservatives

    The GOP plays heads-I-win-tails-you-lose with conservatives

    The American, the magazine of the American Enterprise Institute, has an article this month that I classify as a must-read for conservatives searching for a way ahead. The article is titled Why the voters got rid of Cantor. Most people do not decide which candidate to vote for based on who shares their opinion on the specific issues. They know that issues are complicated, and | Read More »

    Obama assails GOP on immigration and says he’ll go it alone

    Obama assails GOP on immigration and says he'll go it alone

    John Boehner seems to have abandoned the plan that we heard so much about earlier in the year, i.e. waiting until after the primary season to push the noxious Senate comprehensive immigration reform law, and decided that the GOP base is simply not in the mood to move such a monumental bill under a president who is so disdainful of the law of the land. | Read More »

    Russia sends aircraft and trainers to Iraq

    Russia sends aircraft and trainers to Iraq

    Nature, it is said, abhors a vacuum. The aphorism applies as equally to politics as it does to science. Back in 2011, the New Yorker had this insightful article on Obama’s disinterested foreign policy: Nonetheless, Obama may be moving toward something resembling a doctrine. One of his advisers described the President’s actions in Libya as “leading from behind.” That’s not a slogan designed for signs | Read More »

    Slow bleeding the GOP Establishment

    Slow bleeding the GOP Establishment

    Most of the 2014 primaries are behind us and the GOP establishment is crowing about its victory of conservatives. Lest you think it is unusual for a party establishment to celebrate winning the primary elections in its own party, you have to realize that the GOP establishment has become essentially the same as the Democrats: same goals, just different paymasters. As Ace says: The difference | Read More »

    Obama’s excellent YOLO presidency continues

    Obama's excellent YOLO presidency continues

    In a rather stunning interview with Bill Clinton political strategist and totally unbiased newsman, George Stephanopoulous, Barack Obama revealed that it is the World Cup, not events, driving his foreign policy agenda: On his way to Minnesota today, President Obama took a break from his day job to watch one of the most anticipated World Cup matches so far — the U.S. vs. Germany — | Read More »

    Obama blames GOP for his failed presidency

    Obama blames GOP for his failed presidency

    If ever one needed proof of the unsuitability of Barack Obama for the presidency, that proof was visible for the world to see today in Minneapolis. Accusing the GOP of a “block me and call me names strategy,” Obama may have thought he was “going Bulworth” but he was really unleashing his spoiled, petulant two year old. President Obama says he’s been itching to “say | Read More »

    Obama seeks to expand US aid to Syrian rebels

    Obama seeks to expand US aid to Syrian rebels

    A few weeks ago the blog, DuffelBlog, carried a funny send up on the Obama administration’s foreign policy called Special Forces Soldier Excited To Train Men Who Will Try To Kill Him In Five Years. But if there has been one “war” this administration has been successful at waging it has been the war on parody. As hard as it may be to believe, Barack | Read More »

    Export Import Bank stumbles toward a final exit

    Export Import Bank stumbles toward a final exit

    Yesterday the Export Import Bank had a bad day at the hearing chaired by Congressman Jeb Hensarling:  The future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank was thrown further into doubt on Wednesday after an influential conservative lawmaker labeled the bank an example of corporate cronyism that benefits multi-nationals at the expense of taxpayers and smaller companies. Tea Party Republicans, led by Texas Representative Jeb Hensarling, have | Read More »

    Congressional leaders: Comprehensive immigration reform is dead

    Congressional leaders: Comprehensive immigration reform is dead

    If true, it is certainly good news. Congressional leaders of both parties are telling the Washington Post that comprehensive immigration reform is dead for the foreseeable future: The two-year attempt to push immigration reform through Congress is effectively dead and unlikely to be revived until after President Obama leaves office, numerous lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the issue said this week. The slow | Read More »