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    Pope Francis continues to disappoint liberals

    Pope Francis continues to disappoint liberals

    Shortly after Jose Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope, he made statements that made him a liberal darling. Perhaps the most widely quoted was a mangled statement about homosexuality (“If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?”) was used by the American left as proof that the Pope was endorsing homosexual conduct and, by extension, homosexual | Read More »

    Tell Congress to stop Department of Labor bullying

    Tell Congress to stop Department of Labor bullying

    In 1866 a man named Gideon Tucker made an observation that has become legendary: “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” Today it is even more true that your life, liberty and property are not only not safe when the agencies of the executive branch are on duty but they are positively in jeopardy. At RedState we have covered | Read More »

    Obama’s continuing war on children and religion

    Obama's continuing war on children and religion

    The Obama administration seems intent upon pushing people of faith out of the public square. It has telegraphed its intent by the president and his minions consciously and consistently referring to a “freedom of worship” — something that is restricted to religious services — rather than the freedom of religion. The text of the First Amendment is pretty unambiguous on that point: Congress shall make | Read More »

    Obama’s wasted opportunity to counter “violent extremism.”

    Obama's wasted opportunity to counter "violent extremism."

    When Barack Obama gave closing remarks at the “summit on countering violent extremism” yesterday a several things were obvious. The most salient of which is that the conference was more focused on trying to troll domestic political opposition than countering terrorism… which apparently is what “violent extremism” is. The man has no ability to be reflective. While Obama spends a great deal of time in | Read More »

    Arkansas hands Western Civilization a small victory

    Arkansas hands Western Civilization a small victory

    As Erick has documented over and over in his chronicling of the “you will be made to care” trend in American culture, homosexual activists have successfully pressed their case for special rights in a number of jurisdictions. They have succeed in making their sexual proclivity a legally protected class, something that is awarded to no other behavior in America.Everywhere these bizarre little laws are put | Read More »

    US announces future offensive in Iraq

    US announces future offensive in Iraq

    At one time, back in the primordial mists of the pre-internet era, military operations were expected to comport with a generally accepted set of principles of war. They vary from nation to nation but the set used by the US military includes “security” and “surprise.” So imagine my shock when I read this in Reuters: An Iraqi and Kurdish military force of some 20,000 to | Read More »

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    Jeb Bush is not the answer

    Jeb Bush is not the answer

    One of the perennial problems in GOP politics is that our presidential candidates have more in common with their Democrat opponents than they do with the people who vote for Republican candidates. They talk conservative when they need to but their allegiance is really to their own social class. The cheers of GOP voters is nice but the plaudits of the media and the “smart | Read More »

    Obama seeks to defeat terrorism by wishing it away

    Obama seeks to defeat terrorism by wishing it away

    The White House is holding a three-day “summit” on “countering violent extremism.” If there was ever need of more evidence that Barack Obama just doesn’t understand the problem, one need look no further than his op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times on the subject. Let’s look at this rather amazing literary effort section by section. The United States has made significant gains against terrorism. We’ve | Read More »

    Left winger guns down Muslims, the left blames white people

    Left winger guns down Muslims, the left blames white people

      These people are amazing. Last week radical left winger, atheist and homosexual marriage advocate Craig Hicks gunned down three fellow humans over what has been described as a “parking dispute.” This is just another example of the inherently violent nature of atheism and of advocates for homosexual marriage. This is how the far left is now interpreting the incident: We can safely say that | Read More »

    NYT: Iraqi WMD existed and the CIA bought them

    NYT: Iraqi WMD existed and the CIA bought them

    One of the more enduring mysteries of the Iraq War is the decision by the Bush Administration to go into a fetal position rather than fight back. No aspect of this is more painful and has proven more dangerous to the Republic than the issue of WMD. One of the stated reasons for us going to war was Saddam Hussein’s possession of chemical weapons (as | Read More »

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    State Department’s @marieharf: we can’t beat ISIS with bombs, let’s send money

    State Department's @marieharf: we can't beat ISIS with bombs, let's send money

    This is stunning. Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf was Hardball with Chris Matthews last night and gave a performance that indicates she is not  only dumber than her boss, Jen Psaki, but let us know that Obama has no intention of trying to stem the spread of ISIS. Via Powerline: MATTHEWS: How do we stop this? I don’t see it. I see the Shia | Read More »

    Understanding ISIS; understanding Islam

    Understanding ISIS; understanding Islam

    There is an indispensable piece in The Atlantic titled What ISIS Really Wants. Barack Obama would do well to have read it before he starts playing Islamic Pope on the internet and holding forth on what is and what is not actually Islam. It starts with a question that apparently no one in our National Security apparatus has bothered to ask: What is the Islamic | Read More »

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    Homeland Security shutdown looms as McConnell’s leadership fails

    Homeland Security shutdown looms as McConnell's leadership fails

    Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell showed us he is not the man to lead any Senate majority that is opposed by obstructionist Democrats. In short, is a great majority leader if you are on a level, paved road on a pleasant June day. For anything more challenging you need someone with a pair. The U.S. Senate Majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, said on Tuesday that | Read More »

    Iran punks Barack Obama

    Iran punks Barack Obama

    While Washington if focused on the dishonest and sophomoric attempt by Barack Obama to evade any responsibility for, or take any action to remediate the dog’s breakfast he’s created in the Middle East, it is becoming obvious that Obama is leaving his successor a time bomb. A time bomb that will result in a major war in the Middle East. At the center of this | Read More »

    Did .@EricBoehlert go to college?

    Did .@EricBoehlert go to college?

    Eric Boehlert is a partisan hack at the shamelessly partisan but amazingly tax-exempt Media Matters for America. Boehlert is basically the butt-remora with a room temperature IQ that you find on the leftward fringe of Democrat politics. Back in 2008, he (I am not making this up) predicted the demise of FoxNews and ” watching CNN capture the campaign ratings crown.” He called US Navy SEALs | Read More »