I’ll Apologize for Robert Dear when Anjem Choudary Apologizes for the Paris Attacks
As of right now, we know virtually nothing about Robert L. Dear, the man involved in the shootout near a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs yesterday. We don’t know his motivations, his political leanings, or even if he was targeting the Planned Parenthood clinic. We know nothing except that three people are dead, tragically including a police officer who responded to the scene. Of | Read More »
Planned Parenthood Shooter Finally Convinces Leftists that Beliefs Matter
As of the time I sat down to write this article, we know absolutely nothing about the shooter at the Planned Parenthood in Colorado. Much of what we learn in the next 24 hours will be a mixture of falsehood and half-truths, if the normal news cycle is any indication. And yet, already we have multiple emails blaming RedState (and blogs like RedState) for the | Read More »
Democrats Refuse to Use the Word “Islam” Because of their Contempt for Religion
At first, the Democrats’ refusal to use the word “Islam” in connection with ISIS was newsworthy. As it has progressed throughout time, it has become downright comical. It’s almost as hilarious as the news stories you find that go on and on about something embarrassing happening to a politician, and the story refuses to name the political party the politician is affiliated with, so you | Read More »
Can Donald Trump’s Mockery of a Disabled Reporter be Defended?
By now, most people should probably know that Donald Trump mocked disabled New York Times reporter Serge Koveleski during a speech Wednesday. If you have not already done so, read my colleague streiff’s write up of the incident, which sets forth the backstory pretty nicely. Also, if you have not done so, I highly recommend watching the video of the incident in question, so | Read More »
Five Reasons I’m Thankful for Donald Trump
Look, I really dislike Donald Trump. The viscerally negative reaction he inspires in me is pretty close to hatred. And as far as I am concerned, about the only thing that’s worse than Trump are his supporters. Trump’s presence in the race has caused me to write articles I never thought I would, and in general think less of the political process as a whole. | Read More »
President Mom Jeans Fiddles While the World Burns
It is the time of year when we would all prefer to stop thinking about the serious news so much and focus more on the holidays and our families. All this week, the cable news channels have prominently featured guest anchors as the regular folks leave in anticipation of lower ratings and a slow news week. There’s only one problem: the news around the globe | Read More »
Jeb Bush is Touting the Endorsement of Kermit Gosnell’s Unindicted Co-Conspirator
Jeb Bush is out there touting what he apparently thinks is a big get: the endorsement of former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge: Thanks for your support, Gov. Ridge. We need proven leadership in the White House. https://t.co/wNXnArSDu6 — Jeb Bush (@JebBush) November 25, 2015 Now, Jeb Bush can’t control who endorses him. But the fact that he’s touting this endorsement means that he’s glad | Read More »
Rubio on FoxNews: Watch a Master at Work
I used to hate the Chicago Bulls. In fact, I hated them so much I almost quit watching the NBA entirely due to how boring they made the NBA every year during Jordan’s reign. It was almost pitiful how little chance the other teams had when Jordan was in his prime. But that having been said, I used to watch them play sometimes just for | Read More »
Is Ted Cruz the New Favorite?
A new FoxNews poll shows that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has pulled into a virtual tie with Trump in Iowa, as Carson continues to tumble headlong out of the picture. Trump registers 25% in the poll, followed by 23% for Cruz, 18% for Carson, 13% for Rubio, then the also-rans far behind. It looks an awful lot at this point like | Read More »
Is Ben Carson Collapsing?
It’s been a heady month for Ben Carson. For a guy who, at times, barely seems like he’s actually running for President (but definitely seems like he’s running a pretty good book tour), it must have been bizarre to see himself catapult to the top of the polls and actually put an end to Donald Trump’s 100-plus day reign as the undisputed leader in the | Read More »
Obama is Trying to Legally Prevent People from Leaving America
Remember back in 2012, when good old crazy uncle Ron Paul said that he opposed building a wall on the Southern border because he was afraid it might be used to try to keep Americans in instead of keeping illegal immigrants out? Turns out we might owe at least a partial apology to laughing at Ron Paul for this one, because Barack Obama is attempting this very thing. | Read More »
Yes, Muslims Should Have to Answer for ISIS
Stick a microphone in front of an American liberal these days and they will wax big-hearted and full of understanding about how terrible it is that people are asking mainstream Muslims to condemn ISIS. “It’s ridiculous,” they will say, “to make these good people answer for their extremist, violent brethren.” Hillary Clinton went one step farther, claiming (somewhat counterintuitively) that Islam has nothing at all | Read More »
BONUS Ace of Spades Decision Desk Live Election Coverage
Coming to you live and at no charge, the guys at the Ace of Spades Decision Desk will be covering the election results in the Lousiana gubernatorial race tonight. This one could come down to the wire as the polling has been very unreliable in these races, so tune in and get live breaking results! Also open thread in the comments.
Book Review: Hubris by Alistair Horne
I was privileged a couple weeks ago to receive a review copy of Alistair Horne’s newest book Hubris, which hit shelves this week. Horne is of course one of the most accomplished military historians of all time, having written the definitive history of one of the most infamous battles in human history, the brutal battle of Verdun in 1916, along with numerous other works. Horne’s typical milieu | Read More »
Is the United States an Empire in Decline?
There’s long been a growing sense in America that things have not been going right, and that all is not well in the halls of our sacred institutions. But while questions about our economy and culture have grown, we have still felt more or less reassured that at least our military stands unparalleled in the world. That is still true but there are increasingly | Read More »