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    Simon and Schuster covers for Obama

    Simon and Schuster covers for Obama

    One would think that when a senior editor at publishing giant Simon & Schuster received a book proposal from a literary agent representing the platoon-mates of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl she would have been excited. After all, Bergdahl, who was with the Taliban for nearly five years, is something of a celebrity. Obama did his customary victory shuffle in the Rose Garden with Bergdahl’s parents as | Read More »

    Russian conducts military exercises in disputed islands

    Russian conducts military exercises in disputed islands

    One of the little know vestiges of World War II is back in the news. On August 8, 1945, two days after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and hours before Nagasaki was obliterated, the USSR declared war on Japan. When Operation August Storm was unleashed by a Red Army hardened by four years of war against Nazi Germany it rolled through the rotted | Read More »

    Obama blames others for abandoning Iraq

    Obama blames others for abandoning Iraq

    The current crisis in Iraq that has caused Barack Obama to flee Washington and responsibility for Martha’s Vineyard in search of a perfect tee-time . There are many causes for the current mess, most of them can inevitably be traced back to Obama. The ill-conceived overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, the flow of arms to “moderate” forces in Syria, the release of the head of ISIS from US custody, the | Read More »

    Alaska’s Mark Begich uses Lisa Murkowski as an endorsement

    Alaska's Mark Begich uses Lisa Murkowski as an endorsement

    Yesterday my colleague, Leon Wolf, posted a story titled Democrats of an Unknown Party Affiliation in which he notes the growing phenomenon, in what is shaping up to be a wave year in favor of the GOP, of Democrats campaigning by obscuring their party identification. In Alaska, Democrat Senator Mark Begich has gone one further. He has run a campaign ad featuring nominally Republican Senator Lisa | Read More »

    Corporate inversions are economic patriotism

    Corporate inversions are economic patriotism

    Last month the administration, having fixed all the real problems in the United States, took on a purely imaginary issue: inversion. Inversion takes place when a company located in the United States shifts its headquarters off shore to avoid the extortionate 35% corporate income tax rate. Mind you, the company doesn’t have to shift either facilities or workforce, just its headquarters. Obama and his treasury | Read More »

    Obama’s Iraq response is a waste of time

    Obama's Iraq response is a waste of time

    This afternoon US Navy F/A-18s launched from the USS George H W Bush struck ISIS targets in northern Iraq. This will go down in history as a strong contender for the “Too Little Too Late” award. Were thousands of people not being killed it would be a farce. The problem facing the United States in Iraq is both political and military. The root of the | Read More »

    Is Obama even familiar with his own national security policy?

    Is Obama even familiar with his own national security policy?

    In January of 2014 what had been a suppurating insurgency in Iraq erupted into a full-blown civil war. It became clear that this was no ordinary civil war, ISIS, the Islamic terror group brought into being by Barack Obama’s obscenely misguided policy in Iraq and Syria, engaged in a program of slaughtering prisoners, slaughtering civilians, the ethnic cleansing of Christian enclaves, etc. And they were | Read More »

    Need a little help on the front page

    As you know, the RedState Gathering commences today in Fort Worth, TX, and runs through Sunday. Anyone who is important is there. That leaves a gap on the front page. If you’ve always had that desire to write at RedState this is your chance to get noticed. Take your best shot. The best will get promoted to the front page. A guide for what we | Read More »

    Obama discovers his own national security policy

    Obama discovers his own national security policy

    When the Obama administration came into power it brought with it a belief in a new doctrine called Responsibility to Protect (R2P) R2P is a doctrine that subordinates the traditional authority of the state to international scrutiny and intervention if human rights violations occur… and you have a tiny and ineffectual military. R2P was henceforth summarised to incorporate 3 key pillars of responsibility: firstly, the | Read More »

    Guadalcanal. August 7, 1942

    Guadalcanal. August 7, 1942

    On August 7, 1942, US Marines landed at Lunga Point on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomons group. Their immediate objective was the seizure of a partially completed airfield, later finished by the US military and renamed Henderson Field in honor of USMC Major Lofton Henderson who was killed during the Battle of Midway. Along with landings on Tulagi and Florida Islands, the campaign | Read More »

    Governor Jindal tries to stop Common Core

    Governor Jindal tries to stop Common Core

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Board of  Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) are locked in a legal duel over the future of Common Core. Jindal, rightfully, opposes it. The BESE, seeing themselves as the actual government of Louisiana and intoxicated by the vague scent of federal cash, is pushing ahead. Rather than waiting for the case to perk its way through the courts | Read More »

    Mississippi GOP refuses to hear McDaniel challenge

    Mississippi GOP refuses to hear McDaniel challenge

    In a decision that surprised absolutely no one, the Mississippi Republican Party refused to hear State Senator Chris McDaniel’s challenge to the outcome of the June 24 runoff. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise either that the Mississippi GOP pleaded organizational incompetence as the reason for not hearing the challenge. In a letter to McDaniel’s attorney, Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said the Tea | Read More »

    The real story on Rand Paul’s Iowa adventure

    The real story on Rand Paul's Iowa adventure

    It is actually pretty humorous. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a presumed candidate for president in 2016, was hosting a fundraiser for Iowa Congressman Steve King. There is a lot to like about Steve King. He’s a solid conservative. But he comes from a very safe district and is prone to voicing some of his more exotic opinions on immigration. His most famous, of course, is on | Read More »

    Don’t underestimate Vladimir Putin

    Don't underestimate Vladimir Putin

    One of the worst mistakes you make in life is underestimating your opponent. Too often we allow our adversaries to succeed because we disdain them, their beliefs, or their methods and fail to give the Devil his due. A prime example of this is evident in an op-ed in Politico by our former ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul titled Putin the (not so) Great. Vladimir | Read More »

    People are policy: GOP Whip lets lobbyist choose his staff

    People are policy: GOP Whip lets lobbyist choose his staff

    After the untimely demise of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, deputy whip, Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise was elevated to majority whip– the guy responsible for moving the GOP’s legislative agenda forward. Now we have an inkling of what we have to look forward to next session. Via Politico: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise got some help interviewing potential new hires for his press shop from | Read More »