Archive for January, 2008

Sunnis Step Up

Sunnis Step Up

| January 8, 2008 | Reply

Progress. The United States is empowering a new group of Sunni leaders, including onetime members of former president Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party, intelligence services and army, who are challenging established Sunni politicians for their community’s leadership. The phenomenon marks a sharp turnaround in U.S. policy and the fortunes of Iraq’s Sunni minority. The new leaders […]

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Huckabee Adds a Fourth "Girlfriend" to His Campaign (Update: Looks Like Three's Enough for Him)

Huckabee Adds a Fourth "Girlfriend" to His Campaign (Update: Looks Like Three's Enough for Him)

| January 8, 2008 | Reply

Mike Huckabee’s plans get more ridiculous as the days go on. Today, his campaign has said that he wants to pass a Constitutional amendment that would remove “birthright citizenship”. Well, okay. Putting aside the merits of the issue, I wonder how he plans to get that amendment passed? It will be a very tough push […]

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There's No Crying in Campaigns!

There's No Crying in Campaigns!

| January 7, 2008 | Reply

So the news from the campaign trail today is that Hillary Clinton got ever the teensiest bit emotional at the thought of seeing the country “fall backwards”. Apparently, in Clintonland, the Other Guys are just waiting to bring repeal a few Constitutional amendments and plunge us back into the Dark Ages. Of course, the Senator […]

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Interview with Jonah Goldberg on Liberal Fascism

Interview with Jonah Goldberg on Liberal Fascism

| January 7, 2008 | Reply

Jonah Goldberg’s book Liberal Fascism is available in stores today and I’ve already ordered my copy. I hope to have a review posted next week, after I’ve given it a very thorough reading. In the meantime, the libertarian blogger Vox Day has posted an interview with Goldberg about the book and you can read his […]

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George McGovern, Still Amazingly Wrong After All These Years

George McGovern, Still Amazingly Wrong After All These Years

| January 6, 2008 | 3 Replies

Some of you might remember George McGovern. He was the politician whose ideas for America were so wildly out of sync with the voters that Richard Nixon beat him in the second-worst drubbing ever in the history of the country. Well, he’s decided to pop up his head and proclaim, with great solemnity, that only […]

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Fox News Roundtable Live Blogging (Lots and Lots of Updates)

Fox News Roundtable Live Blogging (Lots and Lots of Updates)

| January 6, 2008 | 2 Replies

Fox News is holding a roundtable for the Republican candidates. I don’t think there’ll be one for the Democrats. They’re afeared of the Fox. I figured that I didn’t blog much during the debates last night, so why not live-blog tonight? It looks like Chris Wallace is going the route that Charles Gibson went last […]

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Romney Leading the Pack…For Today

Romney Leading the Pack…For Today

| January 5, 2008 | Reply

As of tonight, the leader on the Republican side of the Presidential race is Mitt Romney. Forget national polls. Forget Iowa. Romney’s the leader because he’s the one who, today in Wyoming, won actual delegates. As of now, he has nine of the state’s 14 delegates (normally, Wyoming would have 28 but the national party […]

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The Politico Got Fooled by an Amateur Trick

The Politico Got Fooled by an Amateur Trick

| January 5, 2008 | 3 Replies

Looks like the Politico got taken. Published reports that Fred Thompson soon will withdraw from the Republican presidential contest and endorse Sen. John McCain have been traced in part to Mitt Romney’s campaign, trying to stir up strife between McCain and Thompson. Makes sense for Romney to want McCain and Thompson to mix it up […]

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John Cole: Sure He Can Write, But Reading's a Bit Iffy.

John Cole: Sure He Can Write, But Reading's a Bit Iffy.

| January 5, 2008 | 8 Replies

John Cole thinks he’s got me by the sensitive bits in a recent post wherein he calls me an “itinerant fool” and says that I have apparently reversed my position on religion and politics in criticizing Mike Huckabee. Let’s take a look at his evidence, shall we?

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Game On – Wild Card Edition!

Game On – Wild Card Edition!

| January 5, 2008 | 5 Replies

Today is game day! The Redskins start the Second Season in the NFL with a matchup against the Seattle Seahawks (my brother’s favorite NFL team) in Seattle. Qwest field is a bear to play in. The crowd noise is among the loudest in the league and the Seahawks boast that their opponents have committed more […]

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