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  • William Safire on the Book of Job in Today's Politics

    THE OPEN MIND Host: Richard D. Heffner Guest: William Safire Title: “William Safire on the Book of Job in Today’s Politics” VTR: 10/9/92 I’m Richard Heffner, your host on THE OPEN MIND, where only very rarely – indeed too rarely, as far as those of our viewers who want me to draw blood are concerned – only occasionally do I play at what Ross Perot has called “Gotcha journalism”. But when I do, or at least try to, it’s usually in the guise of – oh so innocently of course – asking a guest about this or her most fervently...
  • Why Jonathan Gruber is conservative catnip (cause you Freepers are mean!)

    11/19/2014 5:37:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Watch Fox News Channel or listen to Rush Limbaugh these days and you will get a very large helping of Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor whose comments about the "stupidity" of the American people in relation to the passage of the Affordable Care Act has reignited political debate over the law. Gruber is quite clearly conservative catnip. But why? The key to understanding why Gruber has become a cause celebre -- but not in a good way -- for conservatives is that his comments about the ACA confirm two things that the right has long believed about Democrats and the...
  • Rick Perry indicted on two felonies

    08/16/2014 11:37:56 AM PDT · by PapaNew · 51 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | Aug 15, 2014 | Christy Hoppe
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on two felony counts for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant late Friday by a Travis County grand jury. The case stems from Perry’s vetoing the $7.5 million biennial funding for the Travis County Public Integrity Unit last year. He threatened to withhold the money unless District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg resigned. In announcing the indictment, special prosecutor Michael McCrum of San Antonio said he felt confident of the charges brought against the governor and was “ready to go forward.”
  • The Almost Exclusively White Phenomenon of Conservatism

    05/24/2014 8:28:43 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 28 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2014 | John Bennett
    Every conservative should consider the profound and possibly awful observation made by the New York Times’ Josh Barro (italics added): The rush to stand with Mr. Bundy against the Bureau of Land Management is the latest incarnation of conservative antigovernment messaging. And nonwhites are not interested, because a gut-level aversion to the government is almost exclusively a white phenomenon. If there were validity to Barro’s observation, then any anti-government political philosophy (that wished to survive) would seek to reduce immigration. After all, America is rapidly importing economically poor, poorly educated, low-skilled immigrants. Those immigrants generate racial inequalities, and inequality is...
  • DOLLAR: Koch – Love of Liberty is the American Ideal

    05/17/2014 7:29:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    dollarsandcrosses.com ^ | 4/3/2014 | Charles Koch
    If more businesses (and elected officials) were to embrace a vision of creating real value for people in a principled way, our nation would be far better off—not just today, but for generations to come. I’m dedicated to fighting for that vision. I’m convinced most Americans believe it’s worth fighting for, too.
  • Secretive Hollywood Conservative Group Hosts Screening for Fred Thompson (Exclusive)

    05/06/2014 6:01:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 5/2/2014 | Paul Bond
    Friends of Abe, a private group of conservatives in Hollywood's TV and film industry, hosted an evening with actor and former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles Thursday night, The Hollywood Reporter learned Friday. Thompson screened for 50 members of the group his upcoming film, Persecuted, about a Christian televangelist who is framed for murder by government operatives because he refuses to bow to the will of a powerful U.S. senator. The filmmakers call it a "religious thriller."
  • Michael Reagan: Shut Up Tea Party, Your Candidates Are Kooks

    04/11/2014 10:01:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 273 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | april 10, 2014 | michael reagan
    The Tea Party zealots who haven’t learned from their mistakes in 2010 and 2012 are trying their best to screw up the GOP’s chances to win the Senate this fall. Where does the Tea Party find these people to run in primaries? Most important, why do they offer them up as legitimate Republican candidates? The Tea Party bosses have been listening to too much talk radio. They seem to think that what makes a good Republican candidate is someone who sounds like a talk radio host. But talk radio is all about bombast and attracting callers, not about winning elections....
  • Time to Give Up or Time to Fight On? An Interview with Dr. Larry P. Arnn

    08/29/2013 7:43:44 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 7 replies
    Imprimis ^ | December 2012 | Author unknown
    Larry P. Arnn, the twelfth president of Hillsdale College, received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in government from the Claremont Graduate School. From 1977 to 1980, he also studied at the London School of Economics and at Worcester College, Oxford University, where he served as director of research for Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill. From 1985 until his appointment as president of Hillsdale College in 2000, he was president of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. He is the author of Liberty and Learning: The Evolution...
  • New Matt Damon movie predicts future where the one per cent lives on luxury space colony

    08/08/2013 11:38:31 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2013 | David McCormack
    Matt Damon’s new sci-fi blockbuster 'Elysium' has received a deluge of criticism that it is pushing a socialist agenda - inspired by the Occupy movement - down moviegoers’ throats. Set in the year 2154, ‘Elysium’ imagines a world where the wealthy elite have abandoned an overcrowded Earth for a better life aboard a luxury space station. While Earth is characterized by crime-riddled and poverty-stricken slums, the super-rich live in Elysium, an exclusive gated community in space complete with a cure for all illnesses and robots that enforce strict anti-immigration laws. The extreme disparity between the haves and have nots in...
  • Russia: Anime Banned as Child Pornography

    MOSCOW – Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications has banned the distribution of the Japanese “hentai” cartoons. Reason for banning are 13 episodes published on the Russian social network Vkontakte, Voice of Russia reported. Hentai is a genre of the Japanese animation (anime) which as basic elements contain erotic or pornographic scenes. First complaint on the anime Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications received in April, but at the time there were no competent experts of the cartoon evaluation available. As the result, outside experts made an expertise and rendered the verdict: hentai is a child pornography. Analyst...
  • Whatever happened to Americans for Constitutional Action?

    06/13/2013 12:59:19 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies
    Self | 6/13/'13 | Zionist Conspirator
    I remember back in the 70's one of the primary conservative organizations was the Americans for Constitutional Action. They were the conservative answer to the Americans for Democratic Action just as the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress was conservatism's answer to the National Committee for an Effective Congress. Yet I have never found the organizations's official web page or even heard it mentioned in decades. It doesn't even have an article in Wikipedia. Does anyone know whatever became of the ACA?
  • Recasting Conservative Economics

    05/02/2013 10:22:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    National Affairs ^ | Spring 2013 | JAMES C. CAPRETTA
    American electoral politics suffers from wildly unrealistic expectations about the power of elected officials — especially the president — to determine the nation's economic performance. The American economy is not managed in any real sense: It is, by and large, a free-market system operating within a complex global marketplace. Of the forces that affect our economy, far more are outside the president's control than are within it. And to the extent a president can shape the economy, the effects of his decisions will often become apparent only after he leaves office. Still, there is no getting around the importance of economic issues to voters,...
  • Conservatives Underperform Our Issues

    01/23/2013 11:49:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.23.13 | QUIN HILLYER
    The political right communicates wrong(ly). The depressing spectacle of Barack Obama inaugurating a second term should not obscure this truth: Conservatives win on issues. They lose in elections because they don’t know how to frame the choices, even on those many issues on which the majority of the public is in their corner. Consider the most recent poll numbers. Gallup on abortion: “Would you consider yourself to be pro-choice or pro-life?” Answer: 50 to 41, pro-life. Gallup on whether government “is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses” or instead “should do more...
  • Canada's Crusader for Conservatism

    01/17/2013 4:14:54 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    Standpoint ^ | November 2012
    When thinking of Canada, I strongly doubt that the first thing to pop into most people's heads would be "bastion of political conservatism". Yet in this liberal country, prime minister Stephen Harper has carved out an impressive reputation as one of the world's most successful centre-right leaders. Through two minority Tory governments (2006 and 2008), and since May 2011 at the head of a majority government, Harper has balanced strong leadership with a confident domestic and foreign policy agenda. Canada may be a middle power, but our prime minister will accept nothing less than a seat at the top table.
  • A National Crisis in Character

    11/19/2012 4:15:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Star Parker
    Here’s an excerpt from a letter I received the other day from a college professor: “….throughout this election I discussed with students the differences between ideologies. The majority of them are on federal financial aid. They are fine with more taxes as long as they will be taken care of. It is disturbing to hear that they are willing to spend their own money on tattoos and cell phones but cannot buy the book for class until the financial aid comes in.” For those who see social conservatism as an annoyance and argue that Republicans must purge this agenda from...
  • Spreading Conservative Values

    11/14/2012 4:42:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 14, 2012 | Jeanne C Minton
    On November 7,  Andrew Klavan called upon conservatives to commit intellectual and financial resources to end the domination of liberal thought in our culture coming from academia, entertainment, and mainstream news. I would add that it would be a smart move to circumvent or leapfrog the current liberal framework and not waste time and money trying to change old media institutions or replicate ones that are fading in importance.A virtual academic system, as opposed to brick and mortar, is the future. Salman Khan has revolutionized the teaching of math and physics with The Khan Academy funded by Bill Gates. It...
  • What a Ted Cruz victory would mean

    07/30/2012 3:01:07 PM PDT · by South40 · 40 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07/30/2012 | Sean Sullivan
    Eighteen months ago, Ted Cruz was a starry-eyed Texas Republican with long-shot hopes of becoming a United States senator. On Tuesday, the former state solicitor general looks headed to an unlikely runoff victory over Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, win that would defy the power of the state’s GOP establishment. ((snip)) So how did Cruz stay competitive and even climb into what looks like the driver’s seat? He leveraged national acclaim from conservatives like Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and George Will into strong local tea party support, winning an impressive 34 percent of the primary vote and forcing a runoff against...
  • Preparing for a Post-Imperial Future

    06/08/2012 8:29:22 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 12 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 7, 2012 | Daniel McCarthy
    Conservatism is poorly understood in the United States. It is not right-wing liberalism or nationalism; nor is it political Protestantism. It has nothing to do with a neurotic longing for an ideal past, and reactionaries, who insist there is nothing left to conserve, show that they don’t know the meaning of the word. Conservatism has always had to make the best of a bad situation—the human situation in general. But conservatism earned its name in the context of a particular kind of bad situation, that of imperial Europe in the late 18th and 19th centuries. The great conservatives of the...
  • What’s Wrong with the Conservative Movement?

    03/11/2012 5:35:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    I was recently having a drink and cigar in the office of a good friend who runs one of the conservative movement’s most powerful advocacy groups. I’m not going to name him because this problem is not unique to his group – nor, in fact, is it unique at all. My friend showed me his group’s latest video. It needed a little work, but overall it was excellent. The only problem is no one who matters is ever going to see it. It will be polished a bit, put on the Internet and sent to donors. And that’s about all...
  • Dystopia in America

    03/01/2012 6:48:10 AM PST · by MahatmaKJ · 2 replies · 1+ views
    New Criterion.com ^ | 3/1/2012 | Andrew McCarthy
    Great article about Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, by Mark Levin. http://www.newcriterion.com/m/articles.cfm/Dystopia-in-America-7299
  • (vanity) You Are The Campaign Director: What are the issues you would....

    12/20/2011 7:17:50 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 12 replies
    n/a | 12/19/11 | vanity
    ....have your candidate focus on that are not part of the current dialogue?
  • How Conservative Candidates Can Give Us a RINO Nominee

    10/05/2011 1:32:48 AM PDT · by neverdem · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    While I certainly understand the frustration of those who complain of RINO primary rise, it's important to accept the reality of how it happens. It is not, as some would say, a matter of the "Republican Party giving us another John McCain." Nominees aren't appointed; they're elected. It is not the result of a New World Order conspiracy bent on keeping the Ron Pauls of the world from power. Voters may sometimes have chips on their shoulders; there are no controlling chips in their brains. Of course, the media can and do shape public opinion, but they only truly sing...
  • Battleground Poll: Is the Conservative Movement Losing Momentum?

    09/10/2011 8:20:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 8, 2011 | Bruce Walker
    The latest Battleground Poll numbers have been released. There have been more than twenty Battleground Polls over the last ten years, and the most consistent datum in these polls has been the response to Question D3, which asks Americans to identify their ideology. Sixty percent of Americans called themselves "very conservative" or "somewhat conservative," while thirty-six percent of Americans called themselves "very liberal" or "somewhat liberal." The Lilliputian "moderate" or "refused/don't know" has seldom for either been higher than two percent. The poll taken in late August 2011 appears to show a trend away from this overwhelming conservative majority. Question...
  • The Need For A Militant Conservative Movement

    07/01/2011 11:46:16 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 1, 2011 | Michael Filozof
    Late last week, the New York State Senate voted to legalize homosexual marriage, giving  equality with heterosexual marriage, the foundational unit of every single human society in the last 5,000 years of recorded history.This is an enormous victory for the gay rights movement and for the American left.  Like most of the left's victories in recent years, it could not have happened without the support of the Republican Party (which controls the New York State Senate).  Republican fingerprints are all over Roe v. Wade, No Child Left Behind, affirmative action, amnesty for illegals, and the expansion of Medicare.  Indeed,...
  • Knowles Expecting Surge Of Marriages On Monday (Chattanooga, TN)

    02/13/2011 5:50:46 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 10 replies
    Chattanoogan ^ | February 12, 2011 | Staff
    Hamilton County Clerk Bill Knowles, noting that Valentines Day is a favorite day of the year for some couples to tie the knot, said he is getting ready for a rush on his marriage license office. Mr. Knowles said, “If the past is a prediction of the future, our office will experience another high number of couples applying for a marriage license on Monday.” Couples must present proof of age. Acceptable identification is driver's license, birth certificate or passport. Mr. Knowles said, “The Tennessee General Assembly enacted a law in 2002 requiring couples to complete a premarital preparation course. The...
  • Jonah Goldberg: These Libs Are “Ideological Ambulance Chasers”

    01/13/2011 9:50:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | January 13, 2011 | annem040359
    After watching as much as I could take, this debate came down to between Jonah Goldberg a Fox News Contributor presenting in-depth points in this debate moderated by Megyn Kelly, and I do give her credit for keeping things in line, while syndicated radio talk show host Nancy Skinner looked very, very disorganized over the course of the debate as Mr. Goldberg stayed on track. The highlight was when Mr. Goldberg called liberals “ideological ambulance chasers” those who would exploit this very tragic and senseless act in AZ. Spot on Mr. Goldberg.
  • Texas GOP members clash over House speaker choice

    11/24/2010 11:28:17 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 23, 2010, 11:18PM | GARY SCHARRER
    A legislative committee took no action Tuesday after investigating an alleged threat made by one House member to another on opposite sides in the speaker's race. Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, told the House General Investigating and Ethics Committee that a post-election phone call from Rep. Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, contained threats that members who oppose incumbent Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, could lose their seats after redistricting next year. Phillips called the allegation "unequivocally false" in brief testimony before the committee, which spent most of the morning behind closed doors. Neither legislator recorded the phone conversation. The committee concluded that neither...
  • Let’s Be Honest: The Real Problem With Our Financial System Is The American Dream

    06/12/2010 8:35:29 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 22 replies · 1,109+ views
    NY SLimes via Business Insider ^ | 12 June 2010 | Joe Nocera
    Sheila Bair, the chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, began her week with a bit of honest heresy, the kind that only she, among all the bank regulators, seems willing to utter in the wake of the financial crisis. Deep in a speech she delivered Monday before the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers — a speech that got surprisingly little attention — Ms. Bair listed her three main recommendations to “put the mortgage industry on a sounder footing.” The first two were the usual suspects: better consumer education and protection, and a reformed securitization market. Her third proposal, however,...
  • The Rush Limbaugh Victory

    05/20/2010 12:28:22 PM PDT · by chickadee · 46 replies · 1,155+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 19, 2010 | Zev Chafets
    THERE are many theories for why very conservative Republicans seem to be doing so well lately, taking their party’s Senate nominations in Florida, Kentucky and Utah, and beating Democrats head-to-head in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia. Some attribute this to a generalized anti-incumbent mood. Others say it reflects the tendency of parties in power to falter in midterm elections. Recently it has been fashionable to ascribe right-wing success to the Tea Party movement. But the most obvious explanation is the one that’s been conspicuously absent from the gusher of analysis. Republican success in 2010 can be boiled down to two...
  • ABC Highlights Frum’s Charge Fox News and Selfish Limbaugh to Blame for Health Defeat

    03/23/2010 3:52:31 AM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 67 replies · 1,534+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/22/10 | Brent Baker
    Looking at the state of both parties after President Obama’s health bill win in the House, ABC’s Terry Moran elevated the view of “prominent conservative” David Frum, author a year ago of Newsweek’s “Why Rush is Wrong” cover story, who blamed Rush Limbaugh and Fox News for what he’s dubbed the GOP’s “Waterloo.” On Nightline, Moran contended “anger, stoking it, expressing it, riding it...was the Republican strategy to defeat health care. And over the weekend all that anger got ugly, as some Democratic Members of Congress were called vial, racial and anti-gay slurs.” But, he warned, “in the wake of...
  • Dumb and Dumber? What Are College Kids Learning About Our Country?

    02/14/2010 6:58:25 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 38 replies · 1,038+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2010 | Dr. Richard Brake
    The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) released its fourth annual national Civic Literacy report today called "The Shaping of the American Mind: The Diverging Influences of the College Degree & Civic Learning on American Beliefs." In past studies, ISI has broken new ground by demonstrating empirically the failures of colleges and universities to effectively teach their graduates the fundamentals of American history, government, foreign affairs, and economics. On an individual level, less than 60% (sometimes far less) of college graduates can identify on a multiple-choice test the three branches of government; seminal passages from the Declaration of Independence and Gettysburg Address;...
  • Democrats, Meet Your Biggest Nightmare

    02/08/2010 10:38:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies · 2,821+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 09, 2010 | Carol Peracchio
    My husband's cousin Paulette called me the morning of January 20 from Massachusetts. Breathless with excitement, her words tumbling out so fast I could barely keep up, she recounted the joy of Scott Brown's win in the special election to the U.S. Senate. Paulette is 66 years old. She and her husband are retired. She has an active social life which includes lots of friends and competitive amateur tennis. She babysits her granddaughter and checks on her 92-year-old father in Florida every day. She told me she'd never been politically active, "except for voting, of course." But all that changed...
  • Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (Video)

    01/24/2010 10:17:09 AM PST · by hocndoc · 24 replies · 697+ views
    Texas Monthly Talks (PBS) ^ | 1-21-10 | Evan Smith
    "One year ago, Michael Williams announced his plan to run for the United States Senate. Williams is a staunch conservative who would become the lone African-American Republican in the Senate, and his campaign has gained attention nationwide. Join us to learn more about the candidate and his views." - Evan Smith, Texas Monthly Talks, Broadcast 01.21.10
  • The Tea Party Movement Does Not Need a Leader!

    01/03/2010 11:17:41 PM PST · by bogusname · 47 replies · 1,565+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 04, 2010 | Lloyd Marcus
    A recent article predicted that the tea party movement will fail and fade away because it does not have an official leader promoting a single agenda. I disagree. After attending a Florida tea party, Rhonda Lochiatto, an elementary school teacher, decided to run for school board. In her own words, "I am tired of the mismanagement of funds that goes on in the school district and of the current policies and procedures that are taking place when it comes to grading, etc." Rhonda epitomizes what the tea party movement is all about: concerned citizens and true patriots stepping up to...
  • Driving libertarians out of the Tea Party movement

    12/30/2009 4:51:48 PM PST · by Publius804 · 149 replies · 3,276+ views
    insidecatholic.com ^ | 12/29/09 | Brian Saint-Paul
    It appears that some state and county Tea Party groups are trying to cleanse their ranks of libertarians. That's a shame since the movement started with Ron Paul and his libertarian followers, and was then co-opted by mainstream GOP Sean Hannity types. Lawrence Samuels, editor of Facets of Liberty: A Libertarian Primer and participant in the Monterey County Tea Party, is witnessing the purge firsthand: [A]fter a successful 4th of July Tea Party parade and Freedom Rally in Monterey, the cracks in the alliance split wide open. I was accused of belonging to too many leftist organizations. In fact, I...
  • Hillsdale plans charter school

    11/19/2009 2:46:00 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 3 replies · 305+ views
    The Collegian Online ^ | 11/5/09 | Liz Essley
    Hillsdale College is getting into the public school business. The college plans to establish a charter school in the near future and possibly create more, should the first prove a success, said administrators. They have not yet chosen a location for the first school. "It is an opportunity to break the mold. The idea here is that we're going to seize upon the charter school concept to do something similar to what we do with our private school [Hillsdale Academy]," Associate Professor of Education Jon Fennell said.
  • True Conservatives Just Want a Turn: Conservatives have had to put up with a lot of...

    11/04/2009 10:22:28 AM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 521+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 04, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    November 04, 2009, 0:00 a.m. True Conservatives Just Want a TurnConservatives have had to put up with a lot of moderation and ideological flexibility. By Jonah Goldberg If there’s one thing liberal pundits are experts on these days, it’s the sorry state of conservatism. The airwaves and op-ed pages brim with more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger lamentations on the GOP’s failure to get with President Obama’s program, the party’s inevitable demographic demise, and its thralldom to the demonic deities of the Right — Limbaugh, Beck, Palin.   Such sages as the New York Times’s Sam Tanenhaus and Frank Rich insist that the Right is...
  • A grass roots conservative populism, an aggressive, fearless, energy against big government

    10/26/2009 7:46:23 PM PDT · by caper gal 1 · 8 replies · 343+ views
    The Canadian Free Press ^ | October 26, 2009 | Claude Sandroff
    Things seem to be looking up for conservatives. Books like Mark Levin’s “Liberty and Tyranny” and Michelle Malkin’s “Culture of Corruption”, are also wildly popular. Glenn Beck and his colleagues at Fox are mopping up the competition. Sarah Palin has had a monstrous, unprecedented reception for her unpublished memoirs. Even usually tone-deaf, main stream Republicans seem able to say “no” occasionally to the liberal governing machine. But most uplifting is the birth of a grass roots conservative populism, an aggressive, fearless, public energy against big government unlike anything any of us on the right has ever seen. I am reminded...
  • Facts about Sarah Palin (my title)

    10/11/2009 12:18:45 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 41 replies · 3,398+ views
    Via Email | Unknown | Dewie Whetsell, Alaskan Fisherman
    Facts about Sarah Palin by Dewie Whetsell, Alaskan Fisherman The last 45 of my 66 years I've spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here's the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it. It's not about persona, style, rhetoric, it's about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I'm about to mention here. 1 - Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governor's office away from a fellow Republican...
  • Mark Steyn: The Community Is Restless

    08/08/2009 7:15:31 AM PDT · by kellynla · 46 replies · 2,514+ views
    National Review ^ | August 8, 2009 7:00 AM | Mark Steyn
    DISSENT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF PATRIOTI- . . . No, wait, that bumper sticker expired January 20. Under the stimulus bill, there’s a new $1.3 trillion bills-for-bumpers program whereby, if you peel off old slogans now recognized as environmentally harmful (“QUESTION AUTHORITY”), you can trade them in for a new “CELEBRATE CONFORMITY” sticker, complete with a holographic image of President Obama that never takes his eyes off you. “The right-wing extremist Republican base is back!” warns the Democratic National Committee. These right-wing extremists have been given their marching orders by their masters: They’ve been directed to show up at...
  • Restoring America Conference - North Atlanta

    06/23/2009 1:42:44 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 2 replies · 489+ views
    First Redeemer Church ^ | June 2009 | Self
    David Limbaugh, Lt. Col. Oliver North, Lt. Col. Steve Russell, Dr. Ergun Caner, Donald Wildmon and Jonathan Krohn will be speaking next week in Cumming, Georgia. Come to see them if you are nearby.
  • No Endorsement for Conservative Is Big Mistake in Florida (1st link dead, 2nd link useless)

    05/21/2009 8:12:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 618+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 05/21/2009 | Erick Erickson
    NRSC: Fail I and most RedState readers tend to be the practical sort. In a state like Delaware where conservatives cannot get elected statewide, I have no problem with the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) endorsing a candidate like Mike Castle, though I could not personally support him. In Illinois, a state with a wholly dysfunctional Republican Party, Mark Kirk represents a compelling, popular candidate who, though I disagree with him on a number of issues, would be a good Senator. The NRSC endorsement makes sense. As much as I loathed Arlen Specter, I could see the NRSC rationale behind...
  • My Right Wingin' Woman (Zo!)

    02/04/2009 5:13:19 PM PST · by mnehring · 8 replies · 477+ views
    Watch Zo's My Right Wingin Woman.
  • Steele: GOP Should Reach Out To Gay, Pro-Choice Voters

    02/02/2009 9:17:17 AM PST · by UCFRoadWarrior · 633 replies · 16,249+ views
    Video Cafe (via Fox News) ^ | Feburary 1, 2009 | David Sunday
    Michael Steele, the new chairman of the Republican National Committee wants the GOP to reach out to candidates who support gay marriage and are pro-choice. Steele told Fox's Chris Wallace that it was "important" to reach out to those voters. WALLACE: You are one of the co-founders of something called the Republican Leadership Council which supports candidates who favor abortion and gay rights. STEELE: Yes. (watch video) WALLACE: Does the GOP needs to do a better job of reaching out to people who hold those views? STEELE: I think -- I think that's an important opportunity for us, absolutely. Within...
  • Richard A. Viguerie: The GOP must reject Big Government

    12/29/2008 10:01:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 922+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 29, 2008 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Republicans are making a huge mistake by turning away from the principle of small government. Is it time for conservatives to give up our fight against Big Government? Some people think so. Mike Huckabee, the Baptist preacher and former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate, complained in May to the Huffington Post that the greatest threat to the GOP is "this new brand of libertarianism" that says "look, we want to cut taxes and eliminate government." That, Huckabee said, is "not an American message. It doesn't fly. People aren't going to buy that, because that's not the way we are as...
  • Conservative Presbyterians: PC(USA) Not Walking the Talk

    12/17/2008 12:10:20 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | June 26, 2007 | Lillian Kwon
    Responding to a recent document released by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that attempted to clarify the denomination's stance on debated issues, conservative Presbyterian leaders say the arguments are irrelevant. "We think there is an unfortunate but clear distinction between what is on paper and what is the working theology of the denomination," said the Rev. Dr. D. Dean Weaver, senior pastor of Memorial Park Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh and co-moderator of the New Wineskins Association of Churches – a network of dissident Presbyterians. PC(USA)'s stated clerk, the Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, and General Assembly Council executive director, Linda Valentine, addressed a...
  • LISTEN LIVE: JIM VICEVICH FRM 10 AM TILL RUSH!!

    12/15/2008 6:45:06 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 8 replies · 432+ views
    WTIC RadioViceOnline ^ | 12/15/2008 | RaceBannon
    Sound off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 10am until Rush Jim Vicevich hosts "Sound off Connecticut" every weekday morning and although he tends to lean to the right "Sound off Connecticut" welcomes and encourages viewpoints from every side. So call in and voice your opinion. This is your chance to "sound off." http://www.wtic.com/pages/13975.php Jim Vicevich Jim Vicevich hosts "Sound off Connecticut" every weekday morning. Republitarian by nature (see Larry Elder, KABC), Jim has more than 20 years experience in broadcast television. With 6 Emmy nominations and 3 Telly Awards, Jim has worked most recently as business and financial reporter for NBC30...
  • 'Anonymous' Senator Who Called for GOP Centrists Revealed

    12/09/2008 2:00:07 AM PST · by redk · 147 replies · 4,877+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/09/2008 | Erick Erickson
    Senate sources confirm for me that Mel Martinez was the famous “Senator Anonymous” from three weeks ago. Martinez, not wanting him name used, told the Politico “I don’t think we have learned much from the election in terms of what people want to see.” This senator said the Republicans needed someone who could “speak from the center” and wanted it known that “Sarah Palin is not the voice of [the Republican] party.”
  • (R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.): Return to the Wilderness

    12/05/2008 6:53:08 AM PST · by Publius804 · 21 replies · 803+ views
    spectator.org ^ | 12.5.08 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Return to the Wilderness By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. AND SO THE LAMENTABLE November 4 presidential election is entombed in history… and in keeping with the benevolent wishes of the mainstream moron media the American conservative movement once again enters the wilderness. In the wilderness, all we shall have to comfort us is the L.L. Bean catalogue. As you might have noted, we have distributed several versions of the renowned Bean catalogue on your tables. My personal favorite is the fishing catalogue. Regnery prefers the hunting catalogue. Pleszczynski is waiting for his very own Polish-language edition. I urge you all...
  • GOP Needs More Sarahs And Fewer Arnolds

    11/19/2008 8:01:38 AM PST · by mnehring · 28 replies · 793+ views
    GOP Eagle ^ | Doug Patton
    At the recent Republican Governors Conference in Florida, one superstar (Sarah Palin of Alaska) was center stage, while another (Arnold Schwarzenkennedy of Caleefornia) was conspicuous by his absence. Fresh off her rollercoaster ride as the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, Governor Palin gave a speech that was simultaneously humorous and serious, confident yet self-deprecating. Unshackled from the nitwits who ran the disorganized John McCain for President Campaign, she was relaxed and back in her element. She spoke of the states as a proving ground for the future leadership of the nation, and of the governors as the alternative to Washington's...