Lots of Lame Horses in This Race

October 3rd, 2011

By Tom Carter Like many other folks, I’ve watched most of the Republican primary debates and read and heard a lot of media reporting and commentary.  Often — too often — political contests are explained in sports terminology, especially with terms drawn from horse racing.  In that spirit, all I can say is that it […]


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Texas Toast: Rick Perry, Ted Kennedy, Roger Mudd and 1979 Redux

September 28th, 2011

By Richard D. Bailey “Why do you want to be President?” It was the question that killed a candidacy the national media had conceived, created and cajoled. Ted Kennedy’s famous flub of a simple question asked by Roger Mudd on a national broadcast in November 1979 accomplished two things. First, it paved the path for […]


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Six Ways to Fix These Painfully Embarrassing GOP Primary Debates

September 27th, 2011

By Dan Miller This really needs to be the last electoral cycle where MSM leftists receive such a perfect perch to land their cheap shots. The “debates” among Republican candidates have been poorly structured and have offered insufficient substance. High in calories, they have offered little nutritional value while promoting spoiler advocacy.  Some of the […]


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A Religious Test for Candidates?

September 19th, 2010

By Tom Carter Damon Linker, author of The Religious Test: Why We Must Question the Beliefs of Our Leaders, has a thought-provoking column in today’s Washington Post.  As most people know, a religious test for political office is explicitly unconstitutional (Article VI, paragraph 3).  Nevertheless, Linker maintains that all candidates for high political office should […]


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