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  • New S. Dakota GOP Governor Says Constitutional Carry Could Be Coming Soon

    12/06/2018 7:31:52 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/6/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Vermont and Florida, both states with GOP governors, increased the age to purchase all firearms, including long guns, to 21. The anti-gun movement has clinched some wins, but South Dakota could be the next state to adopt a constitutional carry. Republican Congresswoman Kristi Noem won the state’s gubernatorial race this year and said that concealed carry without permits could be on the table.
  • University Assigns Anti-Trump Reading

    08/18/2018 8:54:08 AM PDT · by gattaca · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | August 16, 2018 | Amelia Hamilton
    I’m honestly not sure why most people go to college these days. It doesn’t seem to be for occupational readiness, because many of these majors aren’t in the least bit employable (outside of academia). It’s not to grow children into adults, because they’re being treated as though they’re in kindergarten. Students might want a degree in confirmation bias, but is that what their parents are expecting when they write the checks? Case in point: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has a course on rhetoric that is requiring students to read anti-Trump materials, Campus Reform reported. The best part? The...
  • Mueller’s Team Continues To Flounder In Manafort Prosecution

    08/06/2018 8:57:28 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 29 replies
    Red State ^ | August 3, 2018 | Bonchie
    Mueller’s team continues to flop around with no clear direction as the trial of former Trump associate Paul Manafort approaches the end of it’s first week. A few days ago, RedState Editor Joe Cunningham wrote about the Mueller team’s attempt to publicize Paul Manafort’s clothing choices. That was clearly an shot at coloring jury perceptions while having no factual basis to the charges at hand. You can read about that here. To be sure, anyone who wears a jacket made out of ostrich probably deserves to do hard time, but the relevance to which it played in proving Manafort a...
  • Blue State blues -- Trump's tax cut is supercharging job growth in low tax states

    05/10/2018 9:22:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/10/2018 | Chuck Devore
    On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed a massive tax cut and reform bill crafted by Republicans without the help of one Democrat vote. One of the bill’s more controversial measures was the limitation of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000 through 2026. According to the CPA Journal, taxpayers in California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia lose the most by the limitation of the SALT deduction. That said, most taxpayers will see their federal taxes reduced, even in high-tax states. Tax laws, as with the regulatory compliance burden and lawsuit...
  • Fired RedState Writer Slams Site Over Hypocrisy of Layoffs: We Were ‘Insufficiently Partisan’

    04/30/2018 11:04:46 AM PDT · by drpix · 18 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 4/30/18 | Jon Street
    The conservative blog RedState experienced “mass firings” Friday because of what its parent company, Salem Media, characterized as a decision influenced by finances. But one writer who was laid off said she is skeptical of that characterization, adding that she believes the website is effectively trying to silence voices that are not, in their view, sufficiently supportive of President Trump and his policies... “If this is a decision just strictly made for money purposes, they would want to keep the ones who were bringing in the most [page] views,” Wright said... Indeed, Mediaite obtained RedState’s traffic report for the month...
  • The End of an Era at RedState

    04/28/2018 6:52:00 AM PDT · by libstripper · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | April 27, 2018 | Dan McLaughlin
    I wrote at RedState for 12 years, from shortly after its founding in 2004 to the end of the 2016 primaries, and I continue to value many of its current and former writers as friends, so it is with a lot of sadness that I learned of this morning’s summary firing of its Editor-in-Chief, Caleb Howe, and about half of the site’s writers. The site will go on, and has retained a number of talented people who will still be worth reading, but this clearly marks the end of an era and the end of the site’s distinctive grassroots anti-establishment...
  • "Mass Firing" at Red State ...

    04/28/2018 4:36:55 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 13 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 4/27/18 | Ace of Spades
    Apparently the firings were done according to two criteria: Cost of contract and support for Trump. People whose contracts were expensive were almost all fired. People whose contracts were less expensive were either kept or fired depending on how pro- or anti-Trump they were.
  • Trump critics fired at conservative site RedState

    04/27/2018 3:39:01 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 27 Apr 2018 | JOE CONCHA
    Conservative outlet RedState fired most of its staff Friday while its owner, Salem Media, froze the site, citing an inability to "no longer support the entire roster of writers and editors." "The site name will linger, but RedState is all but dead now. I have invited the fired writers here," Erick Erickson, a RedState founder who left the site in 2015, wrote in a blog post. Fired staffers said the cuts focused on writers who have been critical of President Trump. RedState had often distinguished itself since 2016 as a home for Trump critics within the GOP. RedState staffers were...
  • 'Mass firing' at conservative site RedState

    04/27/2018 1:28:55 PM PDT · by ethom · 52 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 27, 2018: 2:33 PM ET | by Brian Stelter @brianstelter
    Salem Media, owner of the influential conservative outlet RedState, froze the site on Friday and dismissed many of its writers. Bloggers were locked out of their accounts -- some just temporarily, while the cuts were made, and others permanently. Erick Erickson, the site's longtime editor who left in 2015, tweeted about what he called the "mass firing" on Friday morning. "Very sad to see, but not really surprising given Salem's direction," he wrote. "And, finally, after all these years, they've turned off my account." RedState writers work on contract and are paid based on the amount of traffic to their...
  • 'Mass firing' at conservative site RedState

    04/27/2018 10:21:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | April 27, 2018 | Brian Stelter
    Salem Media, owner of the influential conservative outlet RedState, froze the site on Friday and dismissed many of its writers. Bloggers were locked out of their accounts -- some just temporarily, while the cuts were made, and others permanently. Erick Erickson, who founded the site 13 years ago, and left in 2015, tweeted about what he called the "mass firing" on Friday morning.
  • Will Minnesota Finally Go Red?

    09/09/2017 4:10:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 14, 2017 | Barry Casselman
    Minneapolis When Donald Trump stopped off in Minnesota the Sunday before the election, it raised eyebrows. No Republican had won the state since Richard Nixon in 1972. But two days later, the outcome was in doubt until late in the night. Hillary Clinton’s 1.5 point margin over Trump was the narrowest victory for her party there since Walter Mondale barely won his home state over Ronald Reagan in 1984.
  • The Conservative Movement Needs A Real Leader: Ben Sasse Fits The Bill (BS Barf Alert!)

    05/21/2017 12:12:44 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies
    RedState ^ | May 21, 2017 | Jay Caruso
    It’s ironic to think with Republicans holding the presidency as well as control of the House and Senate the conservative movement would still be in need of a national leader. The election of Donald Trump effectively made him the head of the Republican Party. For conservatives who accept the reality of the Trump presidency but who reject him as a conservative leader, people like Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell haven’t exactly been inspiring. There is one person who balances the task of delivering to conservatives intellectual leadership, without making it all about himself and that is Nebraska...
  • Were Our Founding Fathers Racist? The Slaves are 3/5ths of a Person Debate

    02/10/2017 12:25:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    RedState ^ | July 18, 2010 | Jeff Dunetz
    Many in the progressive world, believe that our founding fathers were racist. As their evidence they point to Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution: “ Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.” To the liberals, the 3/5th figure is an indication that our founding fathers...
  • Banned from RedState.com. What's up with them?

    09/09/2016 2:52:24 PM PDT · by The_Harlequin · 29 replies
    vanity post | 09/09/16 | The Harlequin
    I don't know much about these guys, their staff or their particular brand of politics. But I sense some sort of group-think mindset that comes off like they're some kind of political cult. Am I over-reacting? I was being critical of some of the neverTrump entries. I thought it was pretty mild. Apparently someone else did not. No explanation was offered.
  • Katie Pavlich: 'There Aren't as Many Conservatives in the Country as We Thought'

    08/15/2016 4:40:00 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 119 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-14-2016 | Christian Toto
    The weekend's last RedState Gathering panel tried to keep a stiff upper lip in the face of the Trump Revolution. Only reality kept getting in the way. Katie Pavlich, a Townhall editor and Fox News contributor, spoke what was probably on many attendees' minds Sunday. She clearly didn't take any joy in putting it out there. "There aren't as many conservatives in the country as we thought there were," Pavlich said during the last of three intellectually packed days in Denver. The rise of Donald Trump, compounded with avowed socialist Bernie Sanders, made that all too clear over the past...
  • ‘The GOP Is Over’: Glenn Beck Speaks At The Red State Gathering

    08/14/2016 10:45:44 PM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 12, 2016
    Radio host Glenn Beck had a dire message for those hoping to hear a pep talk at the Red State Gathering of Republicans in Denver on Friday. “The GOP is over,” said Beck, hours before his keynote speech that was supposed to unify conservatives at the conference. Beck spoke at the gathering, meant to organize grassroots Republicans operations just 90 days from the November election. He scolded conservatives as more and more Republicans try to distance themselves from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
  • Five Observations from the RedState Gathering

    08/14/2016 5:22:00 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | August 14, 2016 | Tim Alberta
    Denver — Some 500 conservative activists convened here over the weekend for the annual RedState Gathering, an event that traditionally functions as a pep rally for the Republican grassroots. This year, though, it felt like a funeral. The mood was decidedly dour as attendees spoke — from the main stage, at their tables, and over adult beverages — in disbelieving tones about the state of the presidential race and the inadequacies of their party’s nominee, Donald Trump. The event offered a unique window into how conservative activists are coping with 2016, and how they might hope to pick up the...
  • Disgusting. Paul Ryan to Headline #NeverTrump Conference 3 Days After Primary

    08/08/2016 9:04:05 PM PDT · by stilloftyhenight · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/8/16 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan hopes to survive his primary contest against conservative businessman Paul Nehlen on Tuesday. Then on Friday he will headline the #NeverTrump Redstate Gathering in Denver, Colorado. Speaker Paul Ryan, TV host Glenn Beck, and Lyin Ted Cruz will headline the August Redstate #NeverTrump conference in Denver.
  • Top libertarian legal scholars: Johnson and Weld are moderates, not libertarians

    08/01/2016 3:49:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    RedState ^ | July 29, 2016 | southernconstitutionalist
    Even if you only occasionally frequent law commentary online, you have probably heard of Ilya Shapiro of the CATO Institute, as he is one of the most prominent voices on libertarian perspectives on the law today. Shapiro took it upon himself to respond ... to recent comments made by Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate, Bill Weld.
  • Beck, Cruz, Sasse, Ryan and Fellow #NeverTrumpers to Hold Conference in August

    07/27/2016 5:40:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 123 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 27,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Noted #NeverTrumpers Glenn (Cheeto-face) Beck, Lyin Ted Cruz, Ben Sasse, Paul Ryan, Nikki Haley, Carly Fiorina, Ken Cuccinelli, Katie Pavlich, Guy Benson, Hugh Hewitt and Erick Erickson are the featured speakers at the annual RedState gathering in Denver in August.