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Helmut Kohl (1930-2017), Cold War Giant

When the English speaking world talks about the winning Cold War leadership, we usually talk about Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. But Helmut Kohl was a rock in Germany, and it’s hard to say what would have happened without his leadership. Kohl...

Obama’s IRS 2.0 (or 3.0…4.0?…Or is it…?)

Remember the Barack Obama Administration’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal? The media really wish you wouldn’t, which is why they never really reported on it while it occurred. And, in many ways, the IRS scandal continued well past...

In Unanimous Decision, SCOTUS Puts The Boot On The Perpetually Offended

This is good news for… sanity. And here’s the kicker – it came with unanimous support from the Supreme Court. In an 8 – 0 decision, SCOTUS ruled that the government doesn’t have the right to censor trademarks, just because someone,...

My Father’s Daughter

I wrote this for my Dad on Father’s Day six years ago: Earlier today, a friend suggested I be sure to let my Dad know how much of an influence he’s had on me. My immediate reaction was one of, “Well, duh!” But then I...

Weak GOP Leadership Allows Lisa Murkowski To Dismiss Pro-Life Constituency

When one party has a small majority, a strong majority leader is required so that a coalition holds together, especially for a contentious issue that most of the party constituency around the country supports. The fact is, nobody’s afraid...

It May Be Loretta Lynch’s Turn To Be Investigated

After James Comey’s June 8 testimony, it seems the GOP have taken notice of more than just the former FBI director’s discomfort with President Trump. Republican senators feel it might be time to haul in former Attorney General Loretta Lynch...

WOW – The #FreeLaura Hashtag Warriors Deliver Some of the DUMBEST Takes on Free Speech

Earlier today Jay Caruso wrote about the Trumper snowflakes that had to disrupt a play because they didn’t like its content. In the age of Trump there are more and more “conservatives” who think the best way to advance conservatism...

White House Reportedly Pushing To Soften The Impact Of New Russia Sanctions Deal

Timing. Optics. They matter. On Thursday, with a bipartisan vote of 98 – 2, the Senate approved a measure that would put stiffer sanctions on Russia, and would also limit the powers of the president to lift those sanctions. Only Senators Rand...

Libertad Cubana: Why Trump Is Right to Roll-Back Obama’s Cuba Policy

For thirteen days in the fall of 1962, President John F. Kennedy contended with the contempt of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Castro, who came to power on January 1, 1959 when Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista fled the island nation, allied himself...

Senate Republicans Performance on Repealing Obamacare is Disheartening

Remember when Republicans campaigned on repealing Obamacare and they seemed pretty united in that promise. On their second try, the House passed a bill that jiggled the handle on the leaky toilet that is Obamacare and it was celebrated in a...

BOMBSHELL: Planned Parenthood Calls for Obamacare Repeal

It’s pretty shocking news but Planned Parenthood called for abolishing Obamacare today while tweeting under the hashtag #WhatWomenWantIn4Words #WhatWomenWantIn4Words → No politicians in healthcare. — Planned Parenthood (@PPact)...

White House Clarification: No Decision on How to Replace DACA Has Been Made

Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly announced the Obama-era immigration policy called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) was rescinded. This program ran in tandem with the Deferred...

One Cable TV Host Shows How We Can Engage With The Other Side

The national tension and devolving rhetoric has been an issue since the presidency George W Bush when opposing him was en vogue and it was fashionable to raise the bar of rhetoric in protest of a Republican commander-in-chief. The tension simmering...

Can We Reverse Political Toxicity? Sadly, Political Headwinds Say No

A politically motivated shooting accounted for several injuries and, in the process, the death of the gunman, James Hodgkinson. In the course of such events, political division by political leaders gets put to rest — at least for a few...

No Chuck Todd, We Are Not ‘All to Blame’

There is nothing more self-centered than people in the mainstream media attempting to be self-reflective after acts of violence, especially when it has a whiff of political motivation. Unfortunately, that self-reflecting attitude only shows...

The NY Times and the Guy Hunting the GOP: Latest in a Long History of Fake News

The New York Times is simply a ridiculous publication. And has been for decades. It is hopelessly, blindly, willfully Leftist. And has been for decades. And to advance their Leftism, they have lied and lied again and again. For decades. Just...

Real Collusion Courtesy of Your Federal Bureaucracy

Net neutrality is a complicated subject, but here’s something that’s not at all complicated: special treatment. According to information obtained with Freedom of Information Act requests submitted by the organization Media Freedom, it is...

BREAKING: Trump Administration Suspends DAPA, Keeps DACA

The Department of Homeland Security is officially doing away with Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, commonly referred to as DAPA, according to a release sent out this evening. Here is the release, courtesy...

NY Times Issues a Correction but Their Editorial Is Still Garbage

The NY Times editorial board shamelessly tried to connect Sarah Palin to Jared Loughner’s shooting rampage where he killed six people and injured 13 including Rep. Gabby Giffords. At the time, the media attempted to link a map of congressional...

President Trump’s Remarks Today Put the Odious Terry McAuliffe to Shame

When tragedy strikes, Americans often look to elected officials for reassurance that everything is going to be okay. Ronald Reagan was a master Consoler-in-Chief; who can forget his address to the nation from the Oval Office after the Challenger...

Watercooler 6/14 Open Thread: Weird News, Week in History

#NotInMYNameWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got… Weird News Want to dive the Titanic? Your ship, er sub, may be coming in… but the tickets are $105k...

New York Times Resurrects Ugly Lie From 2011 In Editorial About Steve Scalise Shooting

In an editorial that was as predictable in its point as it was just sad, the New York Times used the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise to once again call for gun control. However, that is not the controversy generated by their column...

As Wished for by Deranged Left, Republican Blood Has Been Spilled

Many on the left saw their secret wish, and in some cases spoken or written aloud dreams come true when Republican blood was spilled on a baseball field in suburban Northern Virginia. And the hours since a gunman opened fire on politicians partaking...

What Do the Congressional Shooter’s Facebook Pages Say About Him – And Society?

The Facebook pages of James T. Hodgkinson, the 66-year-old Illinois man who shot Rep. Steve Scalise and three others this morning, are made up almost exclusively of anti-Trump, anti-Republican, and pro-Bernie Sanders memes and videos going back...

Be Careful When Placing Blame for Today’s Shooting on Anyone but the Perpetrator

As with any violent crime, the blame for the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise and others rests squarely on the shoulders of the man who pulled the trigger. He made the decision to pick up a gun and shoot people because he didn’t...

Rand Paul Describes Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice (VIDEO)

Senator Rand Paul was at the baseball practice where Rep. Steve Scalise was shot and called into MSNBC to describe the scene. Watch: Rand Paul describes to MSNBC what he saw at the shooting that targeted members of Congress https://t.co/GEKe3RFD6y...

High School Edits Donald Trump References from Yearbook

    It seems the era of encouraging civic duty from students has ended. The end of the high school year carries numerous traditions; from prom, to promises to call over the summer. Another pre-matriculation institution is the yearbook....

SURPRISE: Trump Fast Tracks Obama-Era Deal to Bring Hundreds of Iranian Refugees to America

Trump has quietly reversed himself on one of his major stances, regarding refugees to the United States. A report from the Washington Times says that he is preparing to accept hundreds of refugees from Iran, Sudan, and Somalia, who are currently...

Ivanka Trump Can’t Complain About a Political Environment Her Father Helped to Foster

Politics is not for the faint of heart. It is a rough-and-tumble game which many are good at and many are not. If a person holds any position of prominence in Washington DC, they have a constant target on their back, and people need to have...

Maryland and DC Sue Trump Over Foreign Business Interests

If you thought you were safe from ever hearing the word “emoluments” again, you were mistaken. The attorneys general of both Maryand and the District of Columbia filed suit this morning in a Maryland district court against President...