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Watercooler 5/24 Open Thread: The Lunch-Hour Lower: Lessons Learned

#NotInMYNameWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got the second installment of our Lunch Hour Lower project. Fair warning: if you are prohibited from owning a firearm,...

What Does Calling Islamic Terrorists ‘Evil Losers’ Reveal about Donald Trump?

During the 2016 campaign, one of Donald Trump’s biggest applause lines was pointing out that Barack Obama couldn’t say the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” Only he had the courage to call the terrorists what they are,...

New Report: Trump Not Tracking Foreign Payments To His Hotels

Trump and promises – ask his ex-wives. And this can be added to the growing list of broken promises coming from Donald Trump. You know… those things conservatives warned the Trumplican wing of the Republican party about. In order to avoid...

SCOTUS: Gerrymandering Is Fine; Except When Republicans Do It

Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a notable decision regarding political redistricting in North Carolina. In a rather surprising 5-3 split, the Court struck down North Carolina’s most recent redistricting plan as unconstitutional in the...

Fox News’ Ratings Haven’t Been This Bad in a Loooong Time

Remember those days when The Drudge Report would post all the cable news ratings and you’d laugh at how soundly Fox News would trounce all of its competition, all the time? Those days look to be over. We reported last week how Fox’s...

CNN Analyst Floats Unbelievable Rumor About the Manchester Bombing

I’m probably one of the few remaining people who thinks CNN is a crappy news organization, largely staffed and managed by morons and cretins, and which will do literally anything to draw attention to itself. So when one of their “analysts,”...

Stop Telling People Not to Politicize Terror

Monday night in Manchester brought yet another terror attack on innocent civilians enjoying an evening of entertainment – many of them children. The typical social media chaos followed the news of the horror. Some people expressed prayers...

WTH?! New York City Puerto Rican Parade Will Honor Convicted Terrorist

NYC’s Puerto Rican Day Parade has long been an occasion for city dwellers to let their freak flags fly, and this year is no different. In fact, parade organizers are doubling down on their radical leftist tendencies by honoring a convicted...

The Importance of Distinguishing Between Media Perception and Reality

By now, you’ve likely seen the countless media reports about Vice President Pence having students walk out of his commencement speech this past weekend at the Notre Dame Commencement. The mainstream media feverishly covered it, as though this...

While Flynn Stalls, Manafort And Stone Hand Over Russia Documents To Senate Intel

While former national security adviser Michael Flynn is ducking behind his Fifth Amendment rights to not incriminate himself, others are actually complying. There were four former Trump associates asked to turn over paperwork during the course...

The Transfer State: America’s Fiscal March Towards Collectivism

For the vast majority of people, reading a myriad of documents, projections, charts and essays on fiscal policy is an incredibly grating activity that’s about as fun as brushing your teeth with rebar. For that reason, most Americans haven’t...

After Last Week, Can the GOP Regain Footing In Time for 2018?

Make no mistake about it, last week wasn’t just a bad week for Donald Trump, but a bad week for the Republican Party as a whole. And while there are many conservatives who would wash their hands of the GOP after its embrace of Trumpism,...

The Conservative Movement Needs a Real Leader: Ben Sasse Fits the Bill

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...

National Review’s Andrew McCarthy Slams President Trump’s Smear of James Comey

Nobody can accuse Andrew McCarthy of being anti-Trump. McCarthy defended Trump’s travel ban executive order in its original form. He’s said the Susan Rice unmasking revelation rises to the level of Watergate and disagrees with others...

Christian Who Fled Religious Persecution Deported in Trump-Era ICE Surge

Arino Massie arrived in the United States 16 years ago, after fleeing religious persecution in Muslim-majority Indonesia in the 1990s. He’s a Christian, and like the other members of a community of around 80 Indonesian Christians that left...

Meet Penzeys, the Rabidly Leftist Spice Company that Hates Pro-Lifers, Christians and Republicans

In addition to writing here at RedState, I run an online group for conservatives called Smart Girl Politics. We have a rollicking fun Facebook page and a private Facebook group (plus a podcast!), which I find to be the best way to stay in touch...

Is the Fight on the Right a Civil War or a Paradigm Shift? Or Maybe Both?

I think much of the current chaos in American politics and the internecine battles among those of us who oppose the far left progressives are the result of a paradigm shift taking shape. Physicist and philosopher Thomas Kuhn is credited with...

Is CA’s “Sanctuary State” Bill Actually Designed to Harm Immigrant Communities?

Since the beginning days of the Trump administration, leading politicians in Sacramento (all progressive) have loudly proclaimed their #resistance to the enforcement of federal immigration laws in the state, claiming they break up families....

Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs Are Recruiting Soldiers to Fight ‘Forces of Evil’ at War with Trump

The left wing media is in a feeding frenzy triggered by the stumbling Trump administration. Lou Dobbs describes it as a “war” against “determined forces of evil.” Sean Hannity is building an enemies lists of people who...

Ted Cruz Wins the Internet

He may have chimed in a bit late, but Ted Cruz had the perfect caption for the now-infamous photo taken this morning of a confab between Ben Sasse, Tom Cotton and Chuck Schumer. “So anyway, it’s a romper for guys and it’s called...

Ben Sasse Talks About His Book And ‘Smoking Reefer’ With Chuck Schumer

Senator Ben Sasse (R – Neb.) is really committing to the rollout of his new book The Vanishing American Adult. The junior senator was pictured in gym clothes, sitting on a balustrade while chatting with fellow senators (in grown-up clothes)...

A Picture Says More Than a Thousand Words About CA Politician’s Hypocrisy [VIDEO]

This guy – California Assemblymember Evan Low. Noted Second Amendment…uh, supporter. It takes some big cajones – or maybe just a Clintonesque level of self-deception – to post that (with a GUN emoji, no less!) after...

Nearly Two Dozen Murdering Thugs (Many Here Illegally*) Rounded Up in Los Angeles

Twenty-one members of the notorious MS-13 gang were rounded up Wednesday morning in various locations throughout Los Angeles. The pre-dawn raid was conducted by the FBI, ATF, and LAPD as part of a three-year racketeering investigation. A 41-count...

Watercooler 5/17 Open Thread: The Lunch-Hour Lower

Lunch Hour Lowers: Flipping Schumer and Bloomberg Off With a “Ghost Gun” On One Hour A Day This month we’re going to do something a little different for Guns & Gear Reviews, a little project I started last week called...

There’s a Storm Brewing, Could a Convention of States Actually Happen?

Whilst the media is having a field day with the numerous antics currently playing out in DC, a movement toward a Convention of States is quietly playing out across the fruited plain. Last Friday, Missouri became the 12th state to adopt a resolution...

Oh Look – Senator ‘Fauxcahontas’ Warren Is Lying. Again

If you are of the ideological Left, there is just about nothing you can do that will remove you from DC’s Elite Society and the Media’s good graces. Bill Clinton credibly accused of rape?  No problem.  Hillary Clinton gives Russia 20%...

Freedom Caucus Chair Has Pro-Life Demand for Senate Health Care Bill

Fortunately for Americans, there are still some level-headed politicians in D.C. Given what has transpired this past week, it would seem that this is increasingly rare. Mark Meadows is chair of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of representatives...

Trump, the Media, and the Freedom of Owning Neither

In this era of binaries, we’re always supposed to choose between two options. During the election, members of the #NeverTrump movement, such as myself, were harshly chided for declining to support candidate Donald Trump for president....

The Bromance is Back On: Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly are Teaming Up

It’s official. Former Fox News stars Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly are teaming up once more, this time with the recently-ousted O’Reilly making a weekly appearance on Beck’s radio show. “We’re going to do...

Amy Schumer is Toxic … and It’s All Donald Trump’s Fault

Amy Schumer has been a darling of the left and their media enablers since her movie, “Trainwreck”, came out in 2015. She was portrayed in the press as a funny, quirky girl who seemingly embraced her decidedly un-Hollywood looks and...