We Need a Special Prosecutor for 02/17/2017

The press has long reported that Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's one time campaign manager, had ties to Russia. Rick Gates, who worked for Manafort at the Republican convention...

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The Immutable Laws of Politics for 02/10/2017

There are some rather immutable laws of politics Democrats forgot about, but only after Republicans forgot about them first. They explain where we are at as a country and...

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Cutting Off Their Nose for 02/03/2017

President Trump has kept the one promise that caused conservatives to rally to him through all the turmoil of the presidential election. In nominating Neil Gorsuch to the United...

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Twenty-First Century Slavery for 01/27/2017

"It is my property." "It is not human." "It is not even three-fifths of a person." "It is not a person." "I can do with my property whatever I...

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Congratulations Governor Haley

I am surprising the front page writers by sneaking over here for this, because this seems like the most appropriate place. In 2009, we had our first RedState Gathering...

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The Remarkable Unremarkable for 01/20/2017

We take it for granted. It is completely unremarkable, but so remarkable in the grand scheme of history. At noon on January 20 of the year following a presidential...

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Sore Losers for 01/13/2017

If you caught Donald Trump's press conference earlier this week, you saw a fascinating spectacle. The incoming President of the United States did not filibuster answers to run out...

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Barack Obama’s Legacy for 01/06/2017

As the nation prepares to formally enter the Age of Trump and leave the Age of Obama, it is worth noting that the left cannot honestly assess Barack Obama's...

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Leaving the Way They Came for 12/30/2016

There has always been a level of child-like petulance running through both Barack Obama and his administration. Friends were only tools of convenience, discarded once they were no...

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Burden in the Bells for 12/23/2016

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day / Their old, familiar carols play, / and wild and sweet / The words repeat / Of peace on earth, good-will to...

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The Russians Are (Not) Coming for 12/16/2016

Shortly before the presidential election, Donald Trump publicly announced that the election was rigged. It became the source of tough questioning from Fox News’s Chris Wallace at the last presidential debate. President Barack Obama declared that no se…

Lies, Liars and the Press for 12/09/2016

On September 11, 2016, Hillary Clinton left a 9/11 memorial service early. Her campaign vigorously denied republican claims Clinton was ill. The press ridiculed republicans for suggesting it, calling them conspiracy theorists. Shortly thereafter, a vid…

The Bigotry of Liberal America for 12/02/2016

Hillary Clinton did win the popular vote on Election Day. But that is not how presidential elections work in the United States. The founders were worried about direct democracy and the ability of candidates to ignore small states if direct democracy …

California Should Try to Secede for 11/25/2016

Left-wing activists in California want Californians to secede from the Union. They point to Scotland, Brexit, Catalonia and other modern secession movements as proof that the Civil War precedent is no longer binding. That precedent, like a roach mote…

The Worst Excesses Of The Left for 11/18/2016

In the past week, as conservative opponents of Donald Trump have come to terms with his victory, nothing has done more to help them give Trump the benefit of the doubt than the complete meltdown by the American left. Having written just last week that…

So Much Wrong for 11/11/2016

It is humbling and humorous to so publicly get the presidential election so wrong. But after 16 years of marriage I am quite used to being wrong. The reason for being so badly wrong is actually humorous. In the primaries, the polls showed Donald Trum…

Cyrus The Great Rides Again for 11/04/2016

Two hundred years before Cyrus the Great brought down the Babylonian Empire, the prophet Isaiah had this prophesy: “Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of k…

False Hope and Lies for 10/28/2016

For 16 years, a segment of the American public has repeatedly been betrayed and lied to by both parties in Washington, D.C. These voters, mostly white and mostly suburban and rural, were promised a Washington that would treat them respectfully and allo…

The Inevitable Outcome of Rage for 10/21/2016

Five years ago, after buying our new home, my wife bought two tall chairs for our children to sit at our kitchen counter. The kids never pushed the chairs under the counter. They were always across the room where, inevitably, the youngest would crawl…

Lessons For My Children for 10/14/2016

For the first time, my wife and I have had to consider what might happen if we both died and left our children behind. These are not the thoughts any parent likes to think about… but here we find ourselves. Starting in January, I found myself out of …