As I look over the stories I’ve covered for RedState in 2018, I have certainly have favorites.
Here’s my list — the Top 34, in the order they were posted. That’s 34 — like the number of the 20th century’s most amazing athlete: Bo Jackson. Anyway, if you didn’t catch some of these, I hope you’ll do that now. Please leave your comments on them below, and let me know your favorites for the year. I anxiously await your responses.
Here we go:
This story is a great study in the absurdity of social justice virtue signaling. Truly a head-shaker.
Barbara Bush’s 1994 appearance on Larry King Live showcased an ebullient former First Lady with such obvious class. I highly recommend you take a look.
Hero movies — which is to say, heroes — have changed. This article was an opportunity to harken back to what was, in my estimation, a more virtuous time. I hope you will read it.
Beached Wail, Part 1 and Part 2. This received the most comments of any article I’ve written. It was a perfect controversial story for discussion and debate. Strong opinions flew about. Please read the articles and watch the videos. And join the conversation.
This story was, in my view, such a phenomenal indication of an evolving society. The Miss America pageant made an announcement that revolutionized the entire concept of the competition. Please review it and share your thoughts.
Morality seems to be a declining industry. To me, this story was special because it featured a man who actually cared about something that few people ever espouse. He took a stand against — not gay pride, but — pride in general. We would do well to revisit the intricacies of virtue, beyond the broad basics which guide our cavepeople actions. I hope you’ll read it.
I believe so-called political correctness is a devastating component of contemporary American life. Do you feel the same? This article allowed me to express my view on the matter.
The apple didn’t fall far from the…wife. See the inspiration that is 94-year-old George H.W. Bush.
There are surely those who don’t take Dennis Rodman seriously. He’s created quite the caricature of himself, from his outlandish fashion statements to his seemingly apologetic defense of North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un. But in this interview, he won me over. He cried as he talked of Trump’s Helsinki summit. Take a look and let me know if it moved you, too.
I couldn’t help but appreciate the bizarre nature of this story. See what you think.
I loved the celebration of this article. You’ve got to see the MAGA dance in the included video. Fantastic.
This was my other favorite coverage of audacious Donald. You have to check out the Kung Fu Trump video.
For me, this was the most shocking story of the year. I still can’t believe it’s real. How about you?
This was my opportunity to comment on one of my favorite things — movies. And also, to remark on culture. If you saw Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, let me know if you agree with any of it.
I’m fond of this story because I like Dennis Miller, and I love Kennedy. Do you? And do you agree with their predictions? Let me know.
This story is significant to me because my well-being depends upon straws. And I believe this is activism gone way too far — at the happiest, (formerly) cleanest place on earth.
The disconnect therein is astounding.
This guy seemed so unusual, he stuck with me long afterward. Do you remember?
You’ve gotta see the videos! And I also particularly appreciated some of the comments from you. Thank you.
I’m a huge Steve Martin fan. And it’s so refreshing to see comedians focusing on simply being funny.
This was the Left talking to the Left. And saying something important.
Perhaps a companion piece to the Amy Schumer article, this story’s racism and absurdity were stunning.
As I’m sure many on the Left would say of Trump, her election has altered my perception of politics. It seemed impossible. Yet, it happened. Take a look.
I always appreciate the opportunity to speak on culture. What are your thoughts?
I’m fascinated by people who stand on the hill of words they don’t know the definitions of.
To my way of thinking, this ad being pulled because the model was slim is a startling landmark of cultural transition.
I don’t like what I did here. As a writer, I’m sometimes covering a person as much as an event. I’m uncomfortable writing things that seem to be against an individual. In fact, I edited the above title today; I softened it a little. At the same time, she’s positioned herself as a public figure of the highest order; so she is presumably fine with people critiquing the things she says. Given (and hoping for) that, all I can say is wow.
This is where we are.
Men are set to make women obsolete in women’s sports, and I don’t understand why people are letting it happen.
I have a definite soft spot for our First Lady. She’s been so demure, and yet cruelly maligned.
How could this story NOT make it? Hilarious.
Watch the video. It’s my favorite fight of the year!
Poor Julia. Typos are the bane of my existence.
This was a truly incredible story.
Those are some of the stories that stood out most to me this year. What do you think of them? And please, in the Comments section below, let us all know what your favorites were. I look forward to reading. Thank you for doing the same this year — you all have been a welcoming audience for me. And I appreciate your time and participation. More to come.
Happy New Year
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