Richard Mourdock for Senate

    I have, for a number of months, been asked what I thought of Indiana and the race for the Senate there. I have said all along that Richard Lugar’s time has passed and it is time for us to replace him with someone else.I wanted to wait and see who would stand up to take the challenge of moving that seat to the right. One | Read More »

    Richard Mourdock for Senate

    I have, for a number of months, been asked what I thought of Indiana and the race for the Senate there. I have said all along that Richard Lugar’s time has passed and it is time for us to replace him with someone else.I wanted to wait and see who would stand up to take the challenge of moving that seat to the right. One | Read More »

    The Immigration Policy of Absurdistan: Legal is Illegal; Illegal is Legal

    Imagine for a moment that a pack of strangers – ranging from hooligans to plain homeless – illegally entered your home and started raiding the pantry, stealing your possessions, stuffing up the toilets, and sleeping on your bed.  When you call the police to come down and remove them, you are told they cannot assist you because they lack the power to profile the unwanted | Read More »

    The Immigration Policy of Absurdistan: Legal is Illegal; Illegal is Legal

    Imagine for a moment that a pack of strangers – ranging from hooligans to plain homeless – illegally entered your home and started raiding the pantry, stealing your possessions, stuffing up the toilets, and sleeping on your bed.  When you call the police to come down and remove them, you are told they cannot assist you because they lack the power to profile the unwanted | Read More »

    Richard Mourdock’s valuable life lesson.

    Do not let your campaign manager assault* a blogger. Richard Mourdock (R) will be apologizing for this event (more details about the incident here) which took place after Right-blogger rebelpundit came up to the Indiana Senate candidate and started asking him some fairly direct questions about Mourdock’s willingness/reluctance to identify with the Tea Party. The actual triggering moment was when rebelpundit asked a Fair Tax | Read More »

    Richard Mourdock’s valuable life lesson.

    Do not let your campaign manager assault* a blogger. Richard Mourdock (R) will be apologizing for this event (more details about the incident here) which took place after Right-blogger rebelpundit came up to the Indiana Senate candidate and started asking him some fairly direct questions about Mourdock’s willingness/reluctance to identify with the Tea Party. The actual triggering moment was when rebelpundit asked a Fair Tax | Read More »

    Pence is In!

    Mike Pence is going to do it. Just . . . um . . . not run for President.No, Mike Pence announced this morning that he is going to disappoint conservatives nationwide and make conservatives in Indiana very happy by running for Governor of Indiana.Guess I’ll have to move to Indiana now, or something.Count me all in 100% with Mike Pence for Indiana.

    Pence is In!

    Mike Pence is going to do it. Just . . . um . . . not run for President.No, Mike Pence announced this morning that he is going to disappoint conservatives nationwide and make conservatives in Indiana very happy by running for Governor of Indiana.Guess I’ll have to move to Indiana now, or something.Count me all in 100% with Mike Pence for Indiana.

    Mitch Daniels: The Anti-Tea Party Candidate

    I’m still pretty sure he wants to run for the Senate and not President, but it does seem to me that Jenn Rubin delivers a fatal blow to Mitch Daniels’ run for the Presidency. The New Yorker’s Hendrik Hertzberg explains that Daniels didn’t go to the Tea Partyers or to the National Rifle Association for a testing-the-waters confab. Instead, he went to Manhattan Surrounded by | Read More »

    Mitch Daniels: The Anti-Tea Party Candidate

    I’m still pretty sure he wants to run for the Senate and not President, but it does seem to me that Jenn Rubin delivers a fatal blow to Mitch Daniels’ run for the Presidency. The New Yorker’s Hendrik Hertzberg explains that Daniels didn’t go to the Tea Partyers or to the National Rifle Association for a testing-the-waters confab. Instead, he went to Manhattan Surrounded by | Read More »

    What’s So Bad About Dick Lugar?

         In psychology, there is the gestalt theory which basically means that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.  In politics, incumbent Republican Indiana Senator Richard Lugar can probably best exemplify that concept.  Before anyone jump to conclusions and assume this is a defense of Lugar, please read carefully.  According to GovTrack. org, among Republicans, only perennial RINOs Olympia Snowe and Susan | Read More »

    The new Indiana district maps are out.

    A lot of people are going to concentrate on the US House maps. If you compare the old one: …to the new one: …you can see why: there are four freshmen Republicans in Indiana, and this map directly helps at least three of them (particularly IN-09′s Todd Young, who gave Baron Hill a somewhat surprising upset last year).  It also will encourage IN-02′s Joe Donnelly | Read More »

    The new Indiana district maps are out.

    A lot of people are going to concentrate on the US House maps. If you compare the old one: …to the new one: …you can see why: there are four freshmen Republicans in Indiana, and this map directly helps at least three of them (particularly IN-09′s Todd Young, who gave Baron Hill a somewhat surprising upset last year).  It also will encourage IN-02′s Joe Donnelly | Read More »

    Union Reform bills pass in Ohio, Indiana Houses.

    In Ohio, the final vote on SB 5 was 53-44; it’s already passed the Ohio Senate, but changes made to the bill require another quick vote on the legislation either today or tomorrow.  This particular legislation goes a bit farther than the groundbreaking Wisconsin union reform bill; it redefines collective bargaining privileges for public sector union employees to cover wages only, institutes merit pay for | Read More »

    Union Reform bills pass in Ohio, Indiana Houses.

    In Ohio, the final vote on SB 5 was 53-44; it’s already passed the Ohio Senate, but changes made to the bill require another quick vote on the legislation either today or tomorrow.  This particular legislation goes a bit farther than the groundbreaking Wisconsin union reform bill; it redefines collective bargaining privileges for public sector union employees to cover wages only, institutes merit pay for | Read More »