The Perry Debate Debacle

November 10th, 2011

By Tom Carter Even those who didn’t watch the debate last night have probably heard about Rick Perry’s devastating lapse.  Here’s the video, in case you didn’t see it live or would like to re-live the moment. Personally, I had two reactions to Perry’s inability to remember the third of three departments he would abolish […]


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ObamaCare Is Likely To Die a Painful Death

October 8th, 2011

By Dan Miller Is the Supreme Court likely to draw and quarter the president’s signature legislation? You betcha. On September 28th, the Obama administration filed a petition for certiorari with the Supreme Court seeking review of the ObamaCare decision rendered by the Eleventh Circuit on August 11th. That decision held the mandatory insurance provisions of […]


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A Republic … If You Can Keep It

July 5th, 2011

By Tom Carter Interesting, thoughtful column by Joe Scarborough today at Politico.  It’s built around the response attributed to Benjamin Franklin when asked by a lady what kind of government the Constitutional Convention had given the people.  He said, “A republic, madam, if you can keep it.” I agree with Scarborough’s view that “…America has […]


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Chávez Returns to Venezuela

July 5th, 2011

By Dan Miller El Presidente Chávez returned early [Monday] morning to Venezuela surprising most Venezuelans.  He appeared to be in good spirits. (Reuters) – Venezuela’s ever-theatrical President Hugo Chavez made a surprise homecoming from Cuba on Monday and declared himself “fine” despite speculation his cancer may still require lengthy treatment. “I’m happy … I’m going […]


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Haircuts and Politicians

June 23rd, 2011

By Tom Carter As the craziness of another presidential election year approaches, it’s certain that things will get progressively nuttier. We’re going to have a weakened and wounded incumbent president facing one of about a dozen Republican contenders, ranging from serious looking but vacuous guys with good hair through really serious guys with bad hair […]


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