The imminent demise of the Democrat party…and why

    I’ve always taken a dim view (translation: not worth reading) of books that  confidently proclaimed an absolute. From Kevin Phillips’ 1969 “The Emerging Republican Majority,” to John Judis’  2002 “The Emerging Democrat Majority,” they cleverly manipulated statistics and assumed trends not in evidence. Judas, after this past November’s election, has now all but recanted his thesis, saying that the Democrats’ continuing, and increasing, loss of support | Read More »

    How Loretta Lynch Loves Civil Asset Forfeiture

    Though the confirmation process for the next Attorney General has been delayed for the next two weeks amid lack of Republican support for nominee Loretta Lynch, it is particularly troubling that the media coverage has failed to discuss Lynch’s position on civil asset forfeiture during this time. Civil asset forfeiture is a particularly egregious abuse of power, allowing the government to seize property and cash | Read More »

    I Got Cider In My Ear!

    I Got Cider In My Ear!

    One of these days, a guy is going to show you a brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken. Then this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the jack of spades jump out of this brand-new deck of cards and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, you do not accept this bet because, | Read More »

    After Silk Road: Like Hydra The Darknet Is Bigger, Deeper & Darker Than Ever

    Let’s get some definitions out of the way right off the bat, because a lot of people confuse the Dark Web with the Deep Web. We’re basically dealing with three distinct concepts. The Surface Web is anything that can be indexed by a typical search engine like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. Conversely, the Deep Web is anything that a search engine can’t find. For example, when you | Read More »

    Presidential Material

    Earlier today streiff (1) rather correctly referred to our current excuse for a Commander-in-Chief as “dishonest and sophomoric” and, with just an additional 57 words in his first paragraph, went a long way towards clarifying the two word term that was still budding in my mind almost six years ago: See Sophomoric Wilsonianism and the Soul of Growing Discontent. (2) While I personally found that | Read More »

    What’s next for the Keystone pipeline?

    Canadian oil sand’s crude is already pouring into America via train and truck—both methods which produce more CO2 and pose higher risk of environmental degradation due to accidents than a state-of-the-art pipeline.

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    If it’s President’s Day, this must be Aspen – home of the rich and famous

    If it’s President’s Day, this must be Aspen – home of the rich and famous

    I know somebody asked about the annual ski-trip the other day, butt I was not at liberty to discuss it, as it is not officially happening. Unfortunately, some jerk on Instagram blew our cover: And Fire Andrea Mitchell ran with it, in a not-so-respectable way: Michelle Obama decided to get a vacation to Aspen this weekend for a ski trip with the spoiled kids. Palm | Read More »

    The February Supreme Court Docket

    February is a very light month for the Supreme Court’s oral argument schedule in that they will hear very few cases.  To summarize them: (1) Kerry vs. Din-  When applying for a visa, an applicant must first visit a US embassy or consular office.  This case involves an American woman who married an Afghan citizen while working there.  The immigration law grants consular officials some discretion | Read More »

    A dab of Communism and a dash of Fascism, Barack Obama’s economic philosophy in practice

    The primary reason Communism doesn’t work is that it goes against the very nature of man. In Communism there is simply no motivation for anyone to work hard. When there is a zero correlation between the amount or quality of work you do and the compensation you receive, your motivation to work hard, or maybe work at all, simply evaporates. This is particularly true given | Read More »

    VIDEO: What Obama’s Internet Power Grab Means for Free Markets and Free Speech

    February 26 is Internet Doom’s Day. That is the day President Barack Obama’s campaign-coin-bundling Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler will jam through President Obama’s Title-II-Reclassification-Net-Neutrality power grab. (At this point, I wish Chairman Wheeler had instead been appointed an ambassador – like oh-so-many other Obama contributors.) Meanwhile, President Obama wants to ramp up government-provided broadband.  To fill the void his Internet regulatory body | Read More »

    Obama’s Unconstitutional AUMF Makes Congress Commander In Chief

    Obama's Unconstitutional AUMF Makes Congress Commander In Chief

    I am not a constitutional lawyer or former professor of constitutional law.  Barack Hussein Obama claims both titles, although his competency in either position is questionable.  Last week, fellow RedStater Streiff wrote about President Obama’s AUMF: What Obama is doing is asking Congress to withdraw his current authority under the AUMF. This clearly covers ISIS and Obama says so in his letter: “Although existing statutes | Read More »

    Exposing Scott Walker: The Latest Poop on the Would-Be-President

    We have all heard the stories of Scott Walker’s lack of a college degree and how this supposedly disqualifies him from being the President of the United States.  Apparently, the Left has slipped some other qualification to be President into Article II of the Constitution when no one was looking or paying attention.  This lack of a college degree has led to all sorts of | Read More »

    Finding Newness in Being Old Fashioned

    Finding Newness in Being Old Fashioned By Christopher S. Brownwell Rare is the opportunity to see so stark a difference in worldviews as this year’s Valentine’s Day movie choices.  In our world plagued by a postmodern, moral relativism where truth is merely subjective to the bearer’s opinion, morality is defined in shades of grey and contradictions.  We are required to believe the absolute truth that | Read More »

    Why every Republican should support “Audit the Fed”

    What do Barack Obama, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 8%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 13% and Paul Krugman have in common? They all vehemently oppose the “Audit the Fed” bill introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 86% last month. That alone should be enough to make any Republican give the bill a fair reading. Co-sponsored by other | Read More »

    Obama is a Master Gamer

    I was reading in Drudge how Obama’s recent unconstitutional executive order allowing immigration amnesty for illegal immigrants is starting to play out. Many of those illegal immigrants will be able to apply for the earned income tax credit, also they may be able to get refunds for the past three years, all from our friendly IRS.  There is also a loophole potentially allowing them to | Read More »

    America’s Greatest Fear: Keeping Up With the Jones

    America’s Greatest Fear: Keeping Up With the Jones

    “You can tell this is an in-depth story because it’s got an article next to the chart.” – Calvin Well this article explains everything: Thank you, Pew Research Centre, butt allow me to provide some independent commentary: First of all, I do not see either “Global Warming” or the equally ill-defined “Climate Change” at the top of anybody’s list. Gaia is not going to be | Read More »

    Reopening the Social Issues Debate in Missouri

    Embattled Democratic Governor Jay Nixon is term-limited in Missouri come 2016.  Once considered a possible Senatorial candidate for 2016, his star was seriously tarnished given his performance in Ferguson this past year.  Everyone is aware that outside the metropolitan St. Louis and Kansas City areas, Missouri is increasingly drifting toward the Republican Party.  Six of their 8 representatives are Republican.  Nixon has to deal with | Read More »

    We Have Become Obama’s Guilt Therapy

    We Have Become Obama's Guilt Therapy

    Pull up a chair and a grab a notepad while our president lies on a couch and speaks of his father, his youth in Indonesia, and the evils of western colonialism.  Yes, we are all now to be Obama’s national therapists.  The news cycle must never upset the delicate balance of his mind, lest he lose that placid demeanor and become angry or sullen. American | Read More »

    So who did Muhammad have killed?

    By now, unless you’ve been living anywhere but under a rock, you’ve heard about Obama trying to take Christians down a notch, “We see sectarian war in Syria, the murder of Muslims and Christians in Nigeria, religious war in the Central African Republic, a rising tide of anti-Semitism and hate crimes in Europe, so often perpetrated in the name of religion. …. Unless we get on our high | Read More »

    ISIS, Immigration, and the church: Leading from behind is insanity

    Let me take a short detour that some will not agree with, but it is a salient point to make when trying to determine how we got here and why getting out of this mess will be a long hard struggle.

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    A Different Christian Perspective on Clifweston’s Idea

    At first, I thought Erick Erickson’s short diary, “This Idea Beats Forced Service to Homosexual Marriage” was a great idea on how to take the fight to the gay couples who demand the Christian-owned bakeries to make wedding cakes for their gay weddings.  Telling the gay couples that the proceeds from the sale of custom-made wedding cakes would be donated to the organizations fighting the | Read More »

    Why Scott Walker’s lack of a college degree is a political advantage

    I’ve been following the news lately and have been laughing at the liberal media’s coverage of Scott Walker’s college days, or lack thereof.  Most conservatives agree that him not having a college degree at the very least wouldn’t hurt him, and in fact would be more likely to help him win votes.  I hope the democrats pursue that line of attack because I think it | Read More »

    Union Bosses Using Rauner “Fair Share” Order To Fill Ranks

    Bruce Rauner Union bosses in Illinois are using Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive order from Monday to recruit new members into their ranks. Rauner’s order stopped the collection of “fair share” union dues collection, money taken from the more than 6,500 state workers who have opted to not join a union to pay for union business and activities.  Rauner believes such forced | Read More »

    Everyone Lies About Foreign Relations

    Everyone Lies About Foreign Relations

    Do you remember the old Bush color-coded terror alert level? Big Guy got rid of it for public consumption butt we’ve always maintained a super-secret internal color-coded system. Following an analysis of Jen Psaki’s interview with Ms. Megyn regarding the unplanned evacuation of the Yemen embassy from yesterday’s post, I think I’ve finally hacked it. The give away was when Jen explains why the U.S. | Read More »

    The (Ben) Carson Show

    I recently was compelled to reread my copy of Heritage Foundation Guide to the United States Constitution because I thought I may have missed something in the chapter about Article II and the qualifications for President.  Nope- I was right all along.  I could not find any clause stating that a President had to have been previously elected to any office.  And although it has been | Read More »

    Rubio Turns The Left’s Big Gun Back Upon Them

    Big government is literally strangling the American Dream – or “downsizing” it, in Rubio’s words, and putting the middle class in a straight-jacket. Of course the Democrats want this because they want more people to receive handouts and then become (D) voters. The more exposure Americans have to Marco Rubio, the less likely the Democrats succeed.

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    Peacock Feathers Fly- Lyin’ Brian Suspended

    Peacock Feathers Fly- Lyin' Brian Suspended

    This report, about Brian Williams of the NBC Nightly News being suspended for six months without pay, was delayed because of an unfortunate incident. On the way to my office, a vehicle in which I wasn’t riding was involved in an accident while I wasn’t on the scene. I arrived about an hour after the accident occurred, got out to investigate and became confused. I | Read More »

    The 2016 REDSTATE Presidential Strawpoll popup thingy

    Have you noticed a straw poll pop up sometimes when you jump into Redstate? A straw poll which shows you pictures of every possible Republican candidate who may (or may not) have dreams of running for president in 2016?   The last person is only in silhouette with the suspicious name of Write-In. I ask because, yes silly me, actually took the time to give my secret email | Read More »

    The Watercooler ~ Should Justices Ginsburg and Kagan Recuse Themselves From Gay Marriage Case?

    There is much legitimate criticism of the main stream press for their biased reporting. Not only are most of the stories covered written by liberal journalists from a liberal point of view, if they could be charged with criminal neglect or gross negligence for ignoring or refusing to cover stories of serious misconduct, or possible illegal behavior by Democrats in government, a lot of them | Read More »

    Obama’s Anti-Small Business “Safe Harbor From Fraud Policy” Goes Unreported

    This week the Obama Administration succeeded in avoiding any mainstream media coverage when they implemented one of the most vile anti-middle class and anti-small business policies in history. The “safe harbor from fraud penalties” policy went into effect after the Small Business Administration issued their Final Rule on its implementation on Feb. 11. After I had released a barrage of press releases and blogs sounding | Read More »

    Huge Hoax Holds Humanity Hostage

    Wow! The Man-made Global Warming Hoax is a Hoax.  Who saw this coming except anyone investing five minutes examining the scientific evidence from both sides?  Or anyone remembering this is the same crowd of alarmists    who warned of a new ice age in the 1970s.  Let’s see, they wouldn’t buy the Brooklyn Bridge but they’re willing to mortgage the farm for the Golden Gate.   Now | Read More »

    Upgrading Privacy Laws For The Digital Age

    Upgrading Privacy Laws For The Digital Age

    When Congress passed the Electronic Communications Privacy Act in 1986, the Internet was still in its infancy. Google was just an absurdly big number most people had never heard of. And Apple’s Macintosh Plus computer had a whopping 1MB of memory and retailed for $2599.  Back then, if an email had to be sitting in a server for more than 180 days, there was a | Read More »

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    Truthiness and Job Rotation in the Political-Media Complex

    Truthiness and Job Rotation in the Political-Media Complex

    Because his BuzzFeed audition tape was so well received by the critics, H/T Gerard Big Guy has decided to go ahead with the job rotation program he’s been contemplating ever since Brian Williams troubles began. So he put down his gun, picked up his pen and signed another executive action authorizing a high level career development job rotation plan. Here are the official “rotators” who | Read More »

    “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” FBI Chief Reduces Policy to Puppetry

    "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" FBI Chief Reduces Policy to Puppetry

    Reducing our nation’s racial divisions to mere puppetry, FBI Director James Comey misquoted the Broadway play “Avenue Q” last night, saying that “everyone’s a little bit racist.”  (The song title is “Everybody’s a Little Bit Racist”)  Not being enculturated into the performance art of microaggressions, I had to watch it for myself. This is the—serious, not parody—worldview which frames Comey’s discussion of police bias.  | Read More »

    The Chances of Ted Cruz

    Power hungry.  Arrogant.  Unwilling to yield or compromise.  Self righteous.  Single-minded piety.  High intellect.  Brilliant with a hard edge.  Charisma.  Fearless.  Extremely smart.  All of these have been used to describe Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%.  There is likely a hint of truth in all these statements.  Detractors focus on the negatives while his supporters see them as strengths.  Say anything | Read More »

    Memo to GOP: “Up the Pain”

    It’s a fundamental principle of legislative strategy.  But it seems to have thus far eluded the congressional GOP. And it is this: THE WAY YOU WIN ON EXECUTIVE AMNESTY (OR ANYTHING ELSE) IS TO INFLICT MORE PAIN ON OBAMA THAN HE INFLICTS ON YOU. Obama’s strategy is clear:  After successive failures to invoke cloture on an amnesty-defunding DHS appropriations bill, the congressional GOP, aided by | Read More »

    2015: A Time to Govern

                                                     Ecclesiastes 3      To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, | Read More »

    Hey McConnell! You can’t hide your lying eyes!

    Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame member Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 59% made a bunch of campaign promises told a ton of lies last year when he was running for reelection to the Senate. One of them was a commitment to use the budget process to stop Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. Well, apparently that was just sooooooooooooooo yesterday. On Tuesday, the | Read More »

    Las Vegas Billionaire’s Crony Push to Regulate Internet A Threat to Gun Owners

    Since coming to Washington, DC during the Nixon Administration, I have been a staunch advocate of the Second Amendment, seeing most every hazard imaginable to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  Sometimes the threats are direct and easy identifiable. Often the threats are part of a chess game forcing us to see three or four steps ahead of the curve.  For the second year in | Read More »

    “Strategic Patience” Evolves: You say ISIS, I say ISIL

    "Strategic Patience" Evolves: You say ISIS, I say ISIL

    Well that didn’t last long – our “Strategic Patience” strategy I mean. Now Big Guy wants Congress to give him a  new authorization to use military force. Because he’s demonstrated his ability to handle it so well in the past. The only thing that concerns me is that he can’t seem to decide who or what he wishes to use this new authorization against. I | Read More »

    To the Leftist Media, UNC Victims Are Just #Hashtags

    Let’s see how fast this story evaporates from the mainstream media. A man in Chapel Hill shot three UNC students, two women and a man.  Normally, a story like this would hit local media, and maybe garner ten seconds in a national newscast, a Fox News alert, or a few column inches in national newspapers.  But this story was about a white man shooting three | Read More »

    Overcoming Paul (Ron, that is…)

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 86% looks to be a candidate for President in 2016 for the GOP.  Like the presumed choice of the more establishment Republican, Jeb Bush, this Paul must overcome his last name. Some political pundits find it interesting that the elder Paul is a pariah within the GOP.  A great degree of Ron Paul’s policies dovetail nicely with | Read More »

    Why the idea of a Super Tuesday GOP primary is really dumb. Hint: Open primaries

    You’d think that after what happened in the Mississippi Senate race last November, conservatives would have learned a thing or two. Or not. However, it seems that southern Republicans are eager to step out of the frying pan and into the fire. There’s growing support among certain southern Republicans for a joint primary in the southern states…a March 1, 2016 super Tuesday..what some are already | Read More »

    Why the State Department Wants Iran to Get a Nuclear Weapon

    I believe the U.S. State department actually wants Iran to get a nuclear weapon and I think that while the plan may not necessarily be one of President Obama’s design, he most certainly is in support of it.  I think this strategy might even pre-date the Obama administration.  Here is why I hold this opinion. In career diplomatic circles, Israel is viewed as the stumbling | Read More »

    CPAC: Gathering Place for Coalition Conservatives?

    I have written nearly 100 columns here at REDSTATE from the perspective of what is popularly called the “social wing” of the conservative movement for the past several years but I have also never made any secret of the fact that personally, I am more of a “coalition conservative” whose views are in keeping with all three “legs” of our cause.  During the Reagan campaigns | Read More »

    An Open Letter to Rachel Maddow about my trip to Israel

    On the Sea of Galilee Dear Rachel, I’d like to set the record straight about my recent headline-making trip to Israel and clarify that Bryan Fischer’s remarks do not represent David Lane, and most importantly do not represent the pastors to whom he ministers or the many Christians like myself who follow Jesus Christ. Let me also clarify, I am neither | Read More »

    Follow the Money: Valentine’s Day

    Follow the Money: Valentine's Day

    Remember the days after Christmas? It was only a month ago, and yet another holiday season is upon us.  Whether it’s from cable news, talk radio, internet pop-up ads or any of the ways you choose to stay plugged in, you really can’t escape knowing all the gift options for your loved one available this Valentine’s Day. As well informed as you might be on | Read More »

    Brian Williams’ Tall Tales vs. Embellished Global Warming Personalities

    What made Brian Williams inject himself into an Iraq war incident? Perhaps the reason is as simple as a juvenile desire to remain in the center of adoring attention. When prominent personalities in the global warming issue say things about themselves that isn’t accurate, that’s a whole other ballgame. This isn’t about science details, either, which are subject to interpretation that’s best left to experts. | Read More »

    The President’s Small World

    Last week people around the world were horrified when a gruesome video emerged of ISIS terrorists burning a Jordanian pilot alive in a cage. King Abdullah of Jordan responded to these barbaric acts quickly and decisively, promising and delivering a severe response. Meanwhile back in Washington, President Obama responded in a different way. At the National Prayer Breakfast he took to the podium and self-righteously | Read More »

    Obamanomics!

    IRS COMMISSIONER KOSKINEN The headlines screamed ‘pandering': IRS offers extra tax refunds to illegal immigrants granted amnesty by Obama. Yes, extra money for invading a country– and a reward for work you probably never did. This is the Administration’s idea to pad the Democrat party with more leeches and special interests–and a large workforce ready for the menial jobs Americans “won’t do”! First let me | Read More »