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What Would Buckley Do?

I wanted to be William F. Buckley Jr. All I lacked was his intellect, education, and unique experiences. Well, I didn’t want to be him. I wanted to be the next one. Every day, I wrote a 750-word piece. Poorly. I believed that practice would improve my writing. It didn’t. One day, I realized, as long…

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Shutdown Week Could Turn Into Big Win for Republicans

“I shouldn’t have to offer anything.”  Barack Obama on why he’s shutting down the government. Obama keeps forgetting he’s not a dictator. Or maybe I keep forgetting he is. Did you see that list of government shutdowns? 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1995. Those first four shutdowns came with Democrat majorities…

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I’ve Learned the House GOP Is A Lot Tougher Than Senate

I was wrong. As the continuing resolution fight approached, I expected House Republicans to cave. I expected Boehner to make a half-hearted attempt to use debt ceiling, instead of continuing resolution, as leverage to stop Obamacare. And I expected Republican Senators to make a stand. But that’s not what happened. In reverse order, Senate Republican…

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How Lonely Is Roy Blunt?

Imagine how isolated Roy Blunt must feel. Senator Blunt is a party man. He believes in following leadership. He doesn’t rock the boat. And his leader, Senate Minority Leader Slick Mitch McConnell, has decided to help Harry Reid get the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture on the continuing resolution. Once debate closes (via cloture),…

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Mitch McConnell Vows To Help Harry Reid Fund Obamacare

Harry Reid needs six Republicans to fund Obamacare. Mitch McConnell signed up immediately. In a statement, McConnell announced he plans to vote against Obamacare by voting for cloture, allowing Harry Reid to strike the defunding language from the bill. McConnell will, of course, vote nay on the final bill. But that’s just a gimmick. McConnell’s slick…