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The Real Immigration Problem

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

The New York Times had an editorial this morning about the real problem with immigration in this country. The fact that many people who want to become Americans are forced to suffer with long delays before getting naturalized and residence visas. The agency, Citizenship and Immigration Services, is telling legal immigrants that applications for citizenship [...]

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Another Reason Why Ron Paul Is Having Problems

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Ron Paul is one of the few presidential candidates in any party running on a platform of immediate withdrawal from Iraq. However, the Pew Research Center conducted a poll on Nov. 20-26 which asked various questions on Iraq: The results were: Do you think the U.S. should keep military troops in Iraq until the situation [...]

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Open Thread: How Do We Stop Mike Huckabee?

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Today’s open thread is about how those of who support limited government can stop Mike Huckabee. To spur the creative juices, here’s Mike at his finest:

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GOP You Tube Wrap-Up

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Tonight, the Republicans had their YouTube debate. I recommend my co-blogger Jason’s live blog about it. Basically, I think tonight ended some bids for the White House and it gave some dark horse candidates a boost. Winners: (In order of best to worst) Mike Huckabee: He was outstanding in his delivery on all the questions. [...]

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John Edwards Demands You Have Healthcare

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Trial lawyer and Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards revealed how he will force all Americans to enroll in Edwardscare: “I’m mandating healthcare for every man woman and child in America and that’s the only way to have real universal healthcare.” “Evertime you go into contact with the helathcare system or the govenment you will be [...]

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About That North American Union…..

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

….it’s absolutely false. What’s the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP)? The precursor to the NAU, umm…no. The SPP does exist, and its tri-national task forces continue to meet, but its members consider it a way for the United States, Canada, and Mexico to collaborate on issues such as customs, environmental and safety regulations, narcotics smuggling, [...]

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Censors Want To Go After Videogames

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Earlier this week, four United States Senators did not think that a new game, Manhunt 2, was not sufficiently rated high enough and may even be bought by the children. Those four Senators decided to write the Entertainment Software Rating Board, private agency set up by the video game makers to self-regulate their products. The [...]

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Rick Santorum: “More Compassionate Conservatism Please”

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has apparently climbed out from the rock he’s been hiding under since he was defeated in 2006. In a column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Rick Santorum believes that the key to victory for Republicans is to embrace Compassionate Conservatism, except he calls it “common good” conservatism. What Rick defines as [...]

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Ron Paul Makes Thanksgiving Eve Appearance With Alex Jones

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

For some more pandering to the Troofers and other conspiracy theorist whackjobs. I’ll listen for anything of note, but as of now, I’m done with Ron Paul. The Ron Paul campaign has unfortunately become a gathering place for 9/11 “Truther” morons, racists, neo-Nazis, Southern secessionists, fascists, conspiracy theorists, wannabe authoritarians, Birchers, and nativists that I [...]

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Quote of the Day: Rudy’s Latest Bullshit

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

“I strongly believe that Judge Silberman’s decision deserves to be upheld by the Supreme Court. The Parker decision is an excellent example of a judge looking to find the meaning of the words in the Constitution, not what he would like them to mean.” – Rudy Giuliani in a statement supporting the Supreme Court’s decision [...]

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Some Thoughts On Iranian Nukes

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

After reading Doug’s post on the latest poll about a possible strike on Iran, I would like to give my view on a possible strike plus my thoughts on American-Iranian relations in general. 1) Obviously Iran cannot be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon. An Iranian nuclear weapon would encourage the Arab states to develop [...]

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The Club for Growth Report on Ron Paul, An Analysis

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

The Club for Growth paper on Ron Paul has generated some discussion over pragmatism vs radicalism. The Club for Growth, while overall praising Ron Paul, took exception over some stances that they believed as too unrealistic. This post will take a look at the actual paper and evaluate which who’s right on any particular issue, [...]

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Ron Paul Paid 9/11 “Truther” Alex Jones?

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Beth at the blog My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy has uncovered evidence that Ron Paul has paid 9/11 Troofer kook Alex Jones $1,300″. For the Paulistians and others who will be on this thread shortly to attack me, say I’m part of the New World Order, accuse me of being on the payroll of Israel, [...]

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US Steel Makers Keep Tariffs

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

The steel makers were successful in persuading the International Trade Commission to keep steel tariffs: In a victory for U.S. steel makers, the federal government agreed Wednesday to continue tariffs on imports of certain steel products from China, India and four other nations. General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. Chrysler and other steel consumers had [...]

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McCain’s Health Care Plan: The Good and Bad

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Presidential candidate John McCain introduced his healthcare plan today. It has some aspects that are an improvement of the current system, while there are some features that are bad. First, the good: The plan would end the tax incentives provided to businesses for providing healthcare to employees, and transfer that incentive to individuals for owning [...]

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Bill O’Reilly vs Ron Paul

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Ron Paul and Bill O’Reilly had a lively debate about foreign policy. I think that O’Reilly, while granted he kept interrupting Paul, got the best of him in this debate. In the final minute or so, while O’Reilly did falsely accuse Ron Paul of opposing the Afghan war from the beginning, Paul did come back [...]

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Congress Gave Bush More Spying Powers Than Even He Wanted

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

So says the New York Times: Broad new surveillance powers approved by Congress this month could allow the Bush administration to conduct spy operations that go well beyond wiretapping to include — without court approval — certain types of physical searches on American soil and the collection of Americans’ business records, Democratic Congressional officials and [...]

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Iowa Straw Poll Results and Analysis

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

The Iowa Straw Poll results are in 1. Mitt Romney –32 percent 2. Mike Huckabee – 18 percent 3. Sam Brownback – 15 percent 4. Tom Tancredo – 14 percent 5. Ron Paul – 9 percent 6. Tommy Thompson — 7 percent 7. Fred Thompson – 1 percent 8. Rudolph W. Giuliani – 1 percent [...]

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Quote of the Day

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

A Romney fan criticizing other candidates for “flip-flopping” — that’s rich. –RedState commenter “BrooksRob” in response to a pro-Romney post about Giuliani and McCain skipping the Ames Straw Poll.

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Senate Set To Approve Bipartisian Tax Increase

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

The Senate is set to approve a cigarette tax increase to increase funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Senators are likely to propose raising the federal cigarette tax to fund an expansion in children’s health insurance coverage. White no final decisions have been made, Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on [...]

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