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Archive for January, 2008

The Club for Growth Releases New Anti-Huckabee Ad in Michigan

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Clubforgrowth.org For the life of me, I don’t understand why so many “conservatives” support Mike Huckabee*. He raises taxes, increases spending, his anti-capitalist/populist rhetoric is indistinguishable from that of John Edwards (minus the “Two Americas” b.s.), he wants a national smoking ban in all workplaces, and he once thought that AIDS patients should be quarantined! […]

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Well That Didn’t Take Long — New Hampshire Losers Allege Voter Fraud

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

It hasn’t even been two days since the polls closed in New Hampshire, and the allegations of voter fraud have already started: AUSTIN – The results weren’t even in when the blogosphere started to hum with a theory that sharply divided Democrats online: Barack Obama lost to Hillary Rodham Clinton in New Hampshire because the […]

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Taking A Look At The Huckster’s Record

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Before Republicans jump on the Huckabee bandwagon, they would be wise to take a look at his record as Governor: Despite cutting taxes in his first legislative session, Huckabee also embraced the ARKids First program, which was then the cornerstone of an agenda pushed by an advocacy group started years earlier by Hillary Clinton. Even […]

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The Lame Duck Period Officially Starts

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

You can often tell the exact point at which the President of the United States has accepted that his term is coming to an end…when he suddenly starts focusing on foreign policy red herrings like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  I’ve always found it a rather amusing time when our presidents have gone down that road and started lecturing both […]

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Why Were The Polls So Wrong About Obama v. Hillary ?

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Note: The following article is a little more politically wonky than I have been trying to post here lately, and doesn’t really touch on libertarian ideas all that much. Nonetheless, it touches on some of the biggest news of the day so I felt it worthwhile to share ABC’s Gary Langer takes a stab at […]

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More On Ron Paul’s Mystery Author

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

As tarran noted yesterday, there is a lot to be concerned about in the racist content of the newsletters that were published under Ron Paul’s name for nearly twenty years. While it’s fairly clear that Paul didn’t write those articles, and I believe him when he says that the writings do not reflect his ideas, […]

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New Hampshire Post-Mortem And Wednesday Open Thread

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

While it’s ultimate impact on the Presidential race has yet to be determined, the New Hampshire Presidential Primary is over and it’s time to figure out what happened. On the Republican side, we had, as expected, a repeat of 2000 for John McCain: MANCHESTER, N.H., Jan. 8 — Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the early […]

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Ron Paul Falls Flat In The “Live Free Or Die” State

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Notwithstanding my own hopes, it’s fairly clear that Ron Paul finished well behind the most optimistic predictions in the New Hampshire Primary. To sum it up, he finished in 5th place. Behind Mike Huckabeee and Rudy Giuliani. In a state that was the focus of the Free State Project. So, what happened ? And is […]

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Who Wrote the Ron Paul Survival Report? Will He Do the Honorable Thing and Step Forward?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

On the eve of the New Hampshire primary a staffer made allegations accusing Ron Paul of consorting and collaborating with racists. The first hint came with this interview on the Tucker Carlson show: This was followed by an article published today: Angry White Man: The bigoted past of Ron Paul. by James Kirchick The thesis […]

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Is Your Air Conditioner Working? Not In California!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Occasionally there are changes coming down the pipe that even non-politicos don’t like. Usually, the only ones that draw ire from the “average” citizen are those that are widespread and hit close to home. California has proposed a policy that so neatly fits both categories that people like my wife (a probable Obama voter!) respond […]

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Doublespeak Definition Of The Day

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Today’s word is bipartisan: The word is used to describe a situation where two parties have ideas that are so atrocious individually that they could never be supported, but so important to the parties that they cannot be abandoned. Thus the parties compromise and both get what they want. The Republicans get what they want, […]

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Hillary Needs to Take Acting Lessons

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Is anyone really buying this act? Are we really supposed to feel sorry for her having to deal with the ups and downs of running for president (to say nothing of the challenges of being president)? How stupid does she really think we are? The thought that someone could be persuaded to support Hillary Clinton […]

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Monday Open Thread: New Hampshire Predictions And Commentary

Monday, January 7th, 2008

When I tried this before the Iowa Caucuses, my predictions beyond the actual winner proved to be slightly less than accurate, but nonetheless, here are some predictions of how things will turn out tomorrow in the Granite State. Democrats Barack Obama Hillary Clinton John Edwards Bill Richardson Everybody else (assuming Kucinich and/or Gravel are even […]

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Should The Feds Mandate a Do-Not-Mail List?

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

On Reason’s website, Radley Balko has a great takedown of the Post Office’s hostility to the so-called ‘Do-Not-Mail-List’, which would prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from sending junk-mail to people who register themselves as not wanting junk-mail. The U.S. Postal Service is opposing a “do not mail” list for junk mail because . . . […]

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Fascism: It Couldn’t Happen Here, Part I

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

If all goes well, there will be more than just this post. I’m planning a series discussing Fascism, the origins of the modern American state, and the reality of whether a fascist, authoritarian government, similar to Fascist Italy or Nazi Germany, could happen here. There are a lot of reasons for this series, but the […]

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Ron Paul Defends Liberty on PBS

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Bill Moyers has published an interesting interview with Ron Paul on his website. Whether you are a friend or foe of Paul, I highly recommend it. Part 1 Part 2: Part 3: He makes many good points. He calls for less government regulation of media, even in the face of Fox News’ refusal to include […]

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Iowa Caucus Wrap-Up

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Democratic side Winners: Obama Edwards Loser: Hillary Obama is the obvious big winner and the anti-Hillary candidate for the Dems. Edwards lives to fight another day. Hillary loses in Iowa and loses New Hampshire, picks up a phyrric victory in uncontested Michigan, and is finally defeated in South Carolina; she’s done. The national polls will […]

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Pre-Caucus Open Thread And Predictions

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Here is my best educated guess of how things will pan out at the end of the night tonight. This is just order of finish, not percentages. On that end, I think we’ll see some pretty tight numbers between 3rd through 5th place on the Republican side and among the top three on the Democratic […]

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Fox And ABC Excluding Ron Paul From New Hampshire Debates

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Ron Paul’s supporters are in an uproar over the fact that ABC and Fox News are both excluding their candidate from pre-New Hampshire debates scheduled for next weekend: NEW YORK (AP) — ABC and Fox News Channel are narrowing the field of presidential candidates invited to debates this weekend just before the New Hampshire primary, […]

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Top 10 Economic Myths of 2007

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

The Business and Media Institute has compiled the list. Check them out.

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