In real life I'm a Linux and Windows system administrator, write for Heartland Institute, and talk a lot about voting. I'm also a Precinct Committeeman in Central Illinois and a 2012 Republican National Convention delegate.


    About That Targeted Cruz GOTV Mailer

    About That Targeted Cruz GOTV Mailer

    The Ted Cruz presidential campaign sent out a targeted mailer this week in Iowa informing voters of their public voting record, and controversially, that of their neighbors. The mailer was designed to increase voter turnout at the Iowa caucuses February 1. The story was first reported by Sarah Rumpf at IJ Review. The Cruz “You haven’t voted, and your neighbors will know” mailer is based | Read More »

    Donald Trump Is Just A Good Businessman

    Donald Trump has a long history of donating money to both Democrats and Republicans. He explains that this is simply good business: in today’s political economy, you have to grease the skids. So the question is: why did he stop?

    Obama Throws Sailors Under The Boat To Save Iran Deal

    After Iran took 10 sailors hostage, seized their communications equipment, and released them the next day, the US Navy blamed the sailors.

    Do We Want Bigots To Vote With Us?

    After Donald Trump joined the Republican presidential primary race, some of his supporters online began an openly bigoted and anti-Semitic campaign. It’s tempting to respond “If you’re a bigot, don’t vote for me.” Our response should instead be, “Vote for me … and stop being a bigot.”

    The Myth That Ted Cruz Believes A Myth

    Recently a myth has been developed around . In this telling, the likely Republican nominee is cast as believing that a few million evangelical voters refused to vote for Mitt Romney and stayed home, handing the 2012 election to Barack Obama. The truth is that evangelicals who voted before also mostly voted for Mitt Romney, and Cruz does not believe otherwise. Immediately after Mitt Romney’s timid loss | Read More »

    Another Day, Another Trump Gaffe

    Donald Trump delivered a gaffe-filled speech in Alabama on Saturday, exaggerating that crowds of Americans in New Jersey cheered the attacks of September 11, 2001. I was prepared to defend him, if he had merely misspoken, but given time for reflection he doubled down. “And I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. | Read More »

    Why The Obama-Clinton Terrorism Rhetoric Fails

    It seems a day does not go by without President Obama or Hillary Clinton making some facially absurd argument about Islamic terrorism. They assign themselves a fool’s errand: convince the world that radical Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. They hope, by their rhetoric, to drive a wedge between the radicals and the rest of the Islamic world. President Obama has gone so | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton Compliments Supporter Who Wants To Kill Carly Fiorina

    Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded to a comment about strangling rival Carly Fiorina by complimenting the questioner on his size and toughness. Apparently this man is upset that Fiorina had to trim payrolls to keep HP solvent during her time as CEO there. Clinton’s response to the disgruntled worker shows that she would be just as happy to have her rivals strangled into the silence | Read More »

    How Not To Let The Leftist Media Pick Our Nominee

    Democrat media have stepped up their attacks on Republican presidential candidates, to help elect Hillary Clinton and to drive traffic to their web sites, but mostly to drive traffic to their web sites. Conservatives and Republicans should not give the media cover by joining in these attacks on one another. Sadly, many Republicans are acting like people being chased by a bear, hoping to be the | Read More »

    Trump Blames Bush For 9/11 Attacks

    Donald Trump let his crazy mask slip just a bit too much on camera Friday, blaming former Republican President George W. Bush for the attacks of September 11, 2001. Bloomberg Television anchor Stephanie Ruhle asked Trump how Americans could trust him to keep them safe, a key issue with many voters (quotes via Mail Online):   ‘OK, I think I have a bigger heart than | Read More »