Madison Project + Mike Lee + Me

On Wednesday night, I’m going to join the Madison Project and Senator Mike Lee for a Tele-Townhall.

Among the topics of discussion will be:

  • How shrinking the federal government and fostering free market competition will benefit average American families while interventionist policies raise the cost of food, fuel, and healthcare – often to benefit well-connected special interests;
  • Ideas for eliminating corporate welfare and corporate favors;
  • Defending traditional marriage, especially through the prism of the 10th Amendment and religious liberty; and
  • Why abolishing the federal gas tax and devolving transportation responsibility to the states will save money and improve infrastructure.

The town hall will start at 7:45pm ET. If you’d like to participate, email [email protected] to RSVP.

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Welcoming the GOP Back to Town

Last night I flew up to Washington so members of the GOP in Congress could extract their pound of flesh from me for taking them to task this past year. Or something like that. In all seriousness, every year Eagle Publishing, Inc., our parent company, holds a party to welcome the GOP back to Washington. This year we saw a lot of great folks show | Read More »

W5 + H = A Baseline for Integrity

UPDATE: Let me add up top an update out of the gate. The issue here is not RedState, but a larger issue among conservatives as we keep growing new and expanding existing outlets for reporting the news. With our jobs board up (if you haven’t noticed), I want to help put solid conservatives in reportorial positions throughout the movement. Now is the time to stop | Read More »

Even an Ugly Cat Knows This

When you come to RedState, you aren’t charged. The Morning Briefing is free. You want a RedState account? You got one. You want to comment? Okay. We’re free. Like listening to the radio, you don’t have to pay. We make our money off of ads. It’s simple. But you guys complain. Some of the ads are annoying. Okay — some of the ads are damn | Read More »

I Think Badly Mischaracterizes This Site

I tried to ignore this piece at by Tom Cohen, but given how it continues to crop up in my inbox from people on both the left and right, I think it is worth responding to. I reached out to my friends and colleagues over at to tell them I thought both I and RedState were being badly mischaracterized. While making an edit | Read More »

Um . . . Heck Yeah We Are the Latter

The hand wringing continues about the 2012 loss. This time it has moved to “conservative media.” Included in the Buzzfeed article is this: John Podhoretz, the editor of Commentary and a prolific tweeter, rejected the notion that Obama’s reelection represented a failure of the conservative media. But he said that as the GOP tries to widen its tent in the coming months and years, conservative | Read More »

Is It Time to Roll Up the Welcome Mat Here?

Barack Obama won the election. He did not win by stealing the election. Voter irregularities always happen. It is one reason we support voter ID rules. But even in the worse scenario of reports out there, there were not enough tales of voter irregularities to matter nationwide. This is another benefit and built in safeguard of the electoral college. Barack Obama won. He won by | Read More »

Josh Trevino, RedState Founder, Moves on Up

I’ve long wanted to see Josh in a place like CNN with me, but today’s Transom brings really good and cool news:

Joshua Treviño, a Redstate co-founder who has most recently served as vice president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation as well as a globetrotting raconteur and avid Twitterer (do not fight with him, as you will lose), will be announced today as a new Columnist for the Guardian and Writer-at-Large for Texas Monthly. This will include regular writing covering American politics for the Guardian, whose global reach is simply astounding—it’s one of the top five news sites in the world.

What’s significant here is that more and more outlets in the traditional media are hiring conservatives from new media because we are winning. The nation, according to Gallup and others, still tilts to the right. And some of the most refreshing voices from the right these days are from well outside Washington, DC — the one place in America most removed from authentic American conservatism.

I still remembered the day I read Josh’s post at Tacitus that was the genesis of RedState. I was a miserable lawyer looking for a way out. When I read it, I immediately emailed in to say “count me in.” He did. The rest is, as they say, history.

Congrats Josh! Keep winning.