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Friday, Sept. 23, 2011
By now, probably everyone reading this is already sick of America's quadrennial political spectacle—the one in which politicians and media outlets ask us to believe that there remain...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Flip-flops and bad votes triggered her recall

Back in 1990, when Alberta Darling won her first election to the state Assembly, the media glowingly referred to her as a “liberal” “pro-choicer” who recognized the wisdom of gun control. Twenty-one years later, Darling, now representing the North Shore in the state Senate, is more likely to generate headlines for her political flip-flops, support...
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The libertarian view of the government’s safety net, worker and environmental protections and gun rights

Rand Paul, tea party flavor of the month, is said to be avoiding "overexposure." Senior Republican Party operatives, worried by the Kentucky Senate nominee's all-too-revealing remarks after his primary victory, have urged him not to grant any interviews for a while. So he flip-flopped on his criticism of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, flaked out on a "Meet the Press" appearance and has scarcely been heard from...
Friday, Feb. 26, 2010
Let’s pause and give thanks to Glenn Beck. No, seriously—because that's what he's due. We owe this talk-show-host-turned-political-leader gratitude for using his televised keynote address to the Conservative Political Action Conference to so frankly outline what the conservative movement has...
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010

Clinton turned early setbacks into success

Having taken the oath of office just one year ago, Barack Obama is a flashing meteor that sputtered out too soon—or so the national media narrative tells us. According to this story line, the young president is a presumptuous liberal who disappointed his own idealistic followers while irritating...

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