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    More Hand-Wringing and Apologies

    “We tortured some people.”  Of all the words uttered by Obama these past few years, these are perhaps his most dangerous.  Surely, our Constitutional-Scholar-in Chief understands that these words open CIA and Bush administration officials to prosecution in foreign courts for alleged “war crimes.” All hindsight is 20/20 and it is easy for the Senate and armchair liberals to sit about today and criticize actions | Read More »

    I Smell a Rat

    The recent bogus indictment against Rick Perry is the third in a series of recent charges against potential 2016 Republican presidential aspirants in less than a year.  It is starting to be less coincidence and looks more like a concerted effort to tarnish the reputations of potential 2016 Republicans. The first incident and one that is continuing at great cost to the state and an | Read More »

    Vermont 2014 GOP Primary “Endorsements”

    Let us make no bones about it: Vermont is a lost cause in 2014 for the Republican Party.  This is a state that has proudly moved to a single-payer health care system (socialism), that regularly elects an avowed socialist to the Senate (Bernie Sanders), whose other Senator (Pat Leahy) is not far behind and whose congressman Peter Welch is also up there on the socialist | Read More »

    Wyoming GOP Primary “Endorsements”

    Gallup Polling consistently puts this state as the most conservative of the red states and this writer has no argument with that analysis.  This year, there are primaries in the gubernatorial, senatorial and congressional races.  Why there are primaries remains the big question since all three incumbent Republicans are clearly conservative and clearly popular in Wyoming and clearly on their path to reelection in November. | Read More »

    How the GOP Can Win the Climate Change Debate

    Although global climate change does not rank very high on the list of concerns of the electorate, that list does provide some insights on how the Republican Party can seize the debate and move forward.  There will always be a fringe on the Left who would like to return the American economy to the equivalent of pre-colonial America and they are a lost cause.  The following | Read More »

    ISIL and Obama’s Ignorance

    While president Obama was off railing about an inactive Congress and fundraising in liberal cities, there was an insidious rise in Islamic terrorism brewing in the Middle East.  Today, the president blames faulty intelligence for being caught with his pants down regarding the bloody and sadistic advance of ISIL- the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Yet in March of this year, it was | Read More »

    Gay Marriage, the Supreme Court and Animus- Part 2

    In the previous entry, I outlined the so-called animus analysis when it comes to state gay marriage bans.  In that entry, I addressed the textual and contextual dimensions of the theory and that animus is inferred through not only the text of the laws, but also the context under which the law was passed. Part of that context can be gleaned from the third part | Read More »

    Gay Marriage, the Supreme Court and Animus- Part 1

    State bans on gay marriage whether passed legislatively, through voter referendums, or by state constitutional amendments have not met with great success recently in the courts.  Except for a handful of blue states, gay marriage has been foisted upon the states by judicial decisions. Dale Carpenter (of the Volokh Conspiracy writing in the Washington Post) has an interesting article that explains in detail the concept | Read More »

    How Do You Like Me Now?

    While scanning the Internet, I came across an interesting article on AlterNet- a Leftist outlet- entitled “50 Reasons  You Despised George W. Bush’s Presidency.” (Just go to alternet and type in that headline)   It is an interesting bit of recent history made all the more interesting by the administration of “president” Barack Obama.  Without being an apologist for the Bush Administration: 1. Bush stole | Read More »

    Minnesota 2014 GOP Primary “Endorsements”

    The Gopher State has a full slate on the table this year with a gubernatorial, Senate and congressional races.  Most of the GOP primary action will be at the gubernatorial and Senate level as only two of Minnesota’s 8 congressional districts will see contested Republican primaries. Whoever emerges for the Republicans in the gubernatorial primary will have a difficult time unseating Mark Dayton, the Democratic | Read More »