Politics (page 1006)

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    Looking ahead to tonight’s GOP Debate

    Tonight at 9 PM on FoxNews, the South Carolina GOP will host one of the last debates before the primary on January 21st. Participating in tonight’s debate will be Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Rick Perry (Jon Huntsman dropped out of the race this morning). This…
    Daniel Simpson, January 16, 2012
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    Chris Christie and pie

    In documenting Mitt Romney’s campaign challenges, Joe Klein of TIME offers the following interesting observation about another Republican Atlantic-state governor: [New Jersey Gov. Chris] Christie, who is as comfortable in his bulk as the actor John Goodman used to be (when he was bulky),…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2012
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    TIME’s Halperin echoes Krauthammer’s assessment of Ron Paul’s impact

    Charles Krauthammer already has labeled Ron Paul the big winner from the year’s first two Republican presidential contests. TIME‘s Mark Halperin offers a similar assessment in the magazine’s latest issue: Libertarian Ron Paul, once dismissed as an intriguing, entertaining but irrelevant fringe…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2012
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    Thatcher’s real legacy

    As good an actress as Meryl Streep might be, there’s no way she could convey the real achievements of Margaret Thatcher, as the Heritage Foundation documents in the video clip below. HT: Rob Bluey…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012
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    U.S. Dept. of Education graphic worthy of ridicule

    Ironically, “public” and “government” problem solvers can thank individuals and corporations for the inventions – iPod, Rubik’s Cube, light bulb, pencil/pen, and film – depicted in the graphic below.               The graphic appears on the U.S. Department of Education…
    Terry Stoops, January 13, 2012
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    Goldberg on government bloat

    His subject is Mitt Romney, but the following passage from Jonah Goldberg‘s latest column is worthy of consideration regardless of the context: Where does bloat keep on a-bloating? I’ll give you one guess. Contrary to liberal talking points, conservatives don’t oppose government…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012
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    Williamson delves into the Obama-haters’ distrust of Romney

    You can oppose President Obama because you believe he’s wrong. You can oppose him because you believe he’s evil. If you take the latter stance, Kevin D. Williamson says Mitt Romney is probably not the best Republican candidate for you. The most acute division…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012
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    Krauthammer explores Ron Paul’s ‘victories’

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column focuses on the impact of Ron Paul’s strong performances in the Republicans’ first two presidential contests of the year. [T]he bigger winner was Ron Paul. He got 21 percent in Iowa, 23 in New Hampshire, making him the only candidate…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2012