Thanksgiving, Conservatism, and Religious Liberty
As Conservatives, we stand up for individual right – and that includes religious liberty. We take the Constitution at its word: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” We understand that this does not mean that religion should be banished from the public scene, but that the government must protect the right of individuals to worship | Read More »
Murkowski – not O’Donnell – has been meeting with the dead.
Lisa Murkowski has launched a new ad featuring Ted Stevens, a much-loved figure in Alaskan politics who died tragically in a plane crash earlier this year. Apparently, just days before the plane went down, Stevens recorded a commercial voicing his endorsement of Murkowski. In order not to come across as completely taking advantage of Stevens’ death, the Murkowski campaign worked with his family, particularly his | Read More »
Not just in Washington DC, but in your own town: Beware the Establishment!
Today, I nearly blew my lid and destroyed my reputation in Small Town, Texas. I’ll tell you what happened, but first, a little context… As I join the crowds who attempt to make sense of the political phenomenon we are witnessing unfold before us this year, my take is that this is neither exclusively anti-Democrat / pro-Republican, nor is it anti-incumbant / pro-fresh-face. I would | Read More »
Murkowski and GOP Leadership: Time to hit the reset button.
Politico has just reported that by this time tomorrow, Senate Republicans will have decided just where Lisa Murkowski, former Republican and born-again Independent, stands in her former party. Murkowski was the ranking Republican on the Senate’s Energy Committee, quite a resume booster. She also enjoyed a some seniority and a position among the GOP’s Senate leadership. Apparently, tomorrow the Senate Republicans will come together to | Read More »
Murkowski/Miller and Rove/O’Donnell: A Case Study of the Problem
Lisa Murkowski has gone and done it now. Yesterday on CNN’s “State of the Nation,” the Senator said: But what happened in my particular race, you had the Tea Party Express, this California-based group, come in at the last minute in a campaign, run a mudslinging, smear — just a terrible, terrible campaign, with lies and fabrications and mischaracterization. They came in, they dumped $600,000 | Read More »
Congress… please, please adjourn this week. Then head to Texas for a tutorial.
Various reports over the last few days suggest that leaders of the congressional Democrats are considering wrapping up this session of Congress early. Please do. I often wonder – more often aloud to my friends who need some help thinking through their political convictions – if our nation’s Founders ever envisioned Congress operating like it does today. I can’t help but think they imagined people | Read More »