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Conservative Performance Art Convention

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CPAC 2014 is over, and the hard core rightists of our nation have had their fill of entertainment for another year. The convention also provided a week of really solid material for comedians like Jon Stewart, who had his audience...More

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters

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Around my community of Southwest Washington all eyes are on the Oregon Legislature this week as committees decide the fate of the Columbia River Crossing (CRC). For those in other parts of the country, the CRC is the replacement project...More

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Former VA Gov. Bob McDonnell and wife (Maureen McDonnell) indicted in gift-giving scandal

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Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were charged Tuesday with illegally accepting gifts, luxury vacations and large loans from a wealthy Richmond-area businessman who sought special treatment from state government. See court forms attached!More

 

Running For Everything, Standing For Nothing

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Two campaigns for governor come to an end yet we don't ask how these winners stand to govern -- rather how Christie's victory boosts his Presidential run and how McAuliffe's win may bolster Hillary's race. As we deal with the...More

 

Dialogue: Is It Possible In This Political Atmosphere?

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With the talks already ongoing to try and avert a government shutdown in the face of another debt ceiling crisis, I have decided to look at the broader question of whether it is genuinely possible to have an actual dialogue,...More

 

Moderate Republicans In Denial

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Mickey Edwards steals a page from those early Progressives who believed the cure for democracy was more democracy. Joining a long list of Republican "reformers" who are trying mightily to help the GOP avoid a rendevous with hostile demographics, the...More

 

It's Politics Stupid!

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In May 2009, former International Monetary Fund chief economist Simon Johnson wrote an important essay in The Atlantic on the origins and implications of the 2008 financial collapse, called "The Quiet Coup." The financial gloom that swept over the US...More

 

If You Can Hear Us Now, Then Why Won't You Listen?

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The Obama NSA has been secretly collecting millions of phone records of American citizens. For all this intelligence-gathering, they haven't found the intelligence to realize how wrong this is. Turkish authorities have heard the rumbles of uprisings across Europe and...More

 

Picking Up The Flag

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Yes. I busted my ass for Obama the first time around. Opened my checkbook, campaigned, knocked on doors. Did everything I could to see that he carried Florida in the Presidential election. Not easy in a place where Fred Thompson...More

 

Learning from Crassus

Marcus Licinius Crassus was the richest man in Roman history. Indeed, he is considered one of the richest men who ever lived. He made his fortune as a supporter of the dictator Sulla by confiscating the properties of Sulla’s political...More