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    I Am The 42

    Back in January of this year, Gallup published their latest survey of Americans’ political party affiliations.  The poll showed a “record high” affiliation of “Independent”. 42% of Americans now claim to be independent of party affiliation. The GOP has seen a steady decline from a high around 34% in 2004, down to 25% this year.  The Democrats have not been immune from a drop either, although their numbers have | Read More »

    These are the words of a man who should be (Vice) President

    Last week Charles Krauthammer wrote a column that I consider one of his best in quite a while, titled “The case against re-election.”  In it, he examined Obama’s failed programs and legislation and the potential campaign strategy for Mitt Romney.  Krauthammer’s most important point focused on how important it is for Mitt Romney – and now Paul Ryan – to campaign against Obama on ideological | Read More »

    To grab or not to grab … guns? That is the question.

    This morning a friend sent me an article about the Sikh Temple murders in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  The article describes how the president of the temple attempted to fight back against the murderer – with a butter knife. On Sunday, he died standing up to the horror of a gunman’s attack on his house of worship in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek. Kaleka, 65, managed | Read More »

    The Department of Labor’s attempt to cover for Obama

    What happens when you combine the Budget Control Act of 2011 with huge mandatory cuts in the defense budget?  Lots of layoffs and unemployment, that’s what.   And what happens – or is supposed to happen – when mass layoffs occur?  According to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, there is supposed to be a 60-day notice of the impending layoffs.   And | Read More »

    Holder’s Contempt Citation Could Give New Meaning to “House Arrest”

    I’ll give you two disclaimers here:  1)  I am nowhere near as well-versed on the Fast & Furious events as folks here like Moe & Jeff, so this piece won’t help anyone understand the events behind that, and 2) I Am Not A Lawyer…and there’s a lot of lawyerly stuff here. With that out of the way … when the Holder contempt of Congress vote | Read More »

    Overcoming Evil With Good

    Five years ago I joined Redstate as one of the most fire-breathing conservative commenters here. I could see the Leftist train coming down the tracks as the Iraq war dragged on, with no signs of an end and George W Bush squarely in the sights (oops, did I say that?) of the Left. It made me angry, and I was bound and determined to fight | Read More »

    “It’s pretty clear Governor Romney is going to be the nominee.”

    Yesterday, Governor Romney swept all five primaries, including Delaware, which was Newt Gingrich’s last best hope for continuing his campaign – and in Delaware, he got stomped.  Today, Gingrich announced that he is ending his campaign for the Presidential nomination. In his announcement, Newt had some pretty interesting things to say – things that we all should be paying close attention to.  From the CBS | Read More »

    Liberals, conservatives, values and how we perceive each other

    Another day, another book I need to buy and hopefully read some day.  In the March 21st NYT, Nicholas Kristof reviews a new book:  ”The Righteous Mind”.  In it, author Jonathan Haidt discusses some original research that investigates some key values held by conservatives and liberals – and how these two groups perceive each other on these values.  I have long been interested in why | Read More »

    Your Offensive Obama Oil Policy Infographics of the Day

    If you’re looking for a single picture that captures the salient points of President Barack Obama’s oil policy, here it is. Courtesy of the Republican Study Committee: This was timely, given Steve Maley’s excellent posting yesterday on the “10 Ways Obama Could Reduce Gas Prices Now“.

    Mitt Romney gets a not-so-warm welcome at the Daytona 500

    It’s a sure sign of spring: the Sprint Cup NASCAR season starts today with the Daytona 500 (provided it stops raining…). And the two top contenders for the GOP Presidential nomination are there – Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are pressing the flesh at the track. At first glance it would seem like a pretty odd place for two Northeastern big government conservatives to hang | Read More »