1988 Republican Candidates

Libertarian Is The New Mainstream

You don’t hear the word “mainstream” in political spin like you used to. Back in the late 1980s when Jack Kemp, Pat Robertson, Pete DuPont, Al Haig, and George H. W. Bush were battling to replace Ronald Reagan, “mainstream” was in. Candidates fought for the title of “mainstream Republican,” “mainstream Conservative,” “mainstream everything.” I’m glad…

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Obama’s Katrina

Visuals: Some of the thousands of children suffering in a humanitarian disaster at the US border on the top of the split screen. On the bottom, President Obama drinking beer and shooting pool with locals 246 miles away. Audio: President on deploying National Guard to alleviate humanitarian crisis: “I’d be happy to consider it,” but it…

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I Am a Right-Leaning Libertarian

What political label do you give yourself? Yesterday, I blogged about calling myself a Republican. I was a kid. Then, from about 1996 on, I called myself a conservative. Over the past year or so, I’ve taken on the label of libertarian. Now, a simple online test confirms that I’m a right-leaning conservative. [Take the…

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Chamber Royale

 Lynd:  So as charming as you are, Mister Bond, I’ll be keeping my eye on the government’s money and off your  perfectly formed arse. Bond: You noticed. Lynd: Even accountants have imaginations. — from Casino Royale, 2006 You have to ask “why?” Why would national Republicans like Roy Blunt, Ann Wagner, Billy Long, and Jason…

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10 Missouri Candidates No One Told You About

How many times have you thought, “I really don’t care for the Republican, but I’ll never vote for a Democrat?” How does that thought make you feel? Weak or strong? Impotent or powerful? Eager or dispirited? Do you know why you feel forced to choose between the lesser of two evils? Because you want to.…

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Memorial Day 2014

Not all casualties of war die in the field. Or even during hostilities. We’ve learned that some of our warriors died because they landed on a “secret waiting list.” Bureaucrats love pleasing their bosses. They live for it. In the case of the Veterans Administration, bureaucrats fired the final shot in the wars of at…

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Why Politics is Linked to the Stock Market

Guest Post by Daphne Holmes. There has been a lot of discussion recently, about how big business has too much influence on government. Of course, Democrat pundits are quick to point the finger at Republicans, accusing them of being in the pocket of big business, a charge that the Republicans also level at the Democrats.…