Jeff Emanuel

Jeff Emanuel, a special operations military veteran, is a columnist, a combat journalist, and a director emeritus of conservative weblog RedState.com.

Wicked, Lazy Servants

 

The New Testament book of Matthew contains a well-known allegorical tale known as the “Parable of the Talents.” In this story, Jesus told of a man who entrusted his property to three servants while he was away. One servant was given five silver talents; another two; and a third one. The first two servants put […]

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Deeper in Debt Than Anyone Knows

 

It’s no secret to anybody who’s been paying attention to budget numbers that the United States, with its current GDP of just under $14 trillion, is sinking deeper into debt by the day, week, and month. However, what’s not generally known is that America’s national debts is actually $52 trillion larger than advertised, thanks to […]

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Mark Sanford Bails Out

 

Last November, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal in an effort to publicly repudiate the ongoing talk about states increasing personal and national debt by accepting multi-billion dollar bailouts from Washington. In an op-ed titled “Don’t Bail Out My State,” Sanford wrote: I find myself in a […]

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Mandate Nation

 

After being sent home over Thanksgiving to revise their pitches for a multi-billion-dollar, taxpayer-funded “bridge loan” to keep them a float through the end of the year, Michigan’s “Big Three” automakers returned to Capitol Hill this week to renew their respective cases. The retooled bailout plan included requests from automotive manufacturers that Congress pass legislation […]

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Kanjorski in Trouble

 

Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) has represented Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District without much notice or distinction for the last 24 years. A member of the Financial Services Committee, his biggest accomplishments in the House have generally involved securing pork for his district (he requested $12,102,000 in earmarks in Fiscal Year 2008, according to the nonpartisan watchdog […]

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Return From Samarra

 

Last November 1, The American Spectator published an exclusive account of four American paratroopers who’d fought to thwart a massive al Qaeda kidnap-and-execution operation in the Iraqi city of Samarra. Caught completely by surprise and outnumbered at least ten to one by heavily-armed fighters, the four young soldiers — Sergeant Josh Morley, Specialist Tracy Willis, […]

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The Lessons of Annapolis

 

In his address to the Knesset last week, President Bush sounded like a different man from the one who called Israel an “occupying force” at the Annapolis Conference on Palestinian Statehood last November, and demanded that the Middle East’s lone functioning democracy make unilateral concessions to its terrorist enemies as a show of “good faith.” […]

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Unfree to Choose

 

Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has made “health care for all Americans” a major plank in her policy platform since the beginning of her run for President last year — though, as those who are familiar with the junior Senator from New York and former First Lady’s history will recall, radical changes to […]

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Arnold’s Gray Days

 

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sat down with the L.A. Times last week to apologize for being a Republican. The once proud “Governator of the Golden State” cited “political inexperience” as his excuse for having espoused semiconservative ideals and principles during his first campaign and in the early years of his governorship. The man who rode […]

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Redacted Ad Absurdum

 

This fall, the Hollywood left once again cranked up its propaganda machine, flooding American theaters with anti-military, anti-Iraqi Freedom films in hopes of capitalizing on the perceived abysmal public opinion of the War on Terror, the Bush Administration, and the United States military. The latest of these was Redacted, which opened in fifteen theaters on […]

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