Hire more conservatives

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Hugh Hewitt had ABC’s political director on his show the other day and it was a very interesting interview. (You can find the transcript here. It was a three-hour interview, so it’s long.) I read the transcript last night before going to bed and had a few thoughts. First, it was refreshing to hear Halperin […]

John Kerry is an idiot

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How else can you explain this stupidity: You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you dont, you get stuck in Iraq. And this guy thinks that he has […]

Busy times

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You’ll have to forgive me for the less-than-typical number of postings. I’ve had to work some long days, split days off and I’ve just been tired lately. I am going to get back to addressing why I think Andrew Sullivan’s “conservatism” is a “conservatism” embraced largely only by himself (and not really conservative at all) […]

Carrying your own state

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There’s a reason why serious presidential hopefuls are often governors or senators — you really have to demonstrate that you can carry your own state. Forget Florida in 2000, former Tennessee Sen. Al Gore wasn’t able to carry his home state — a seemingly trivial accomplishment that would’ve made Florida’s ballot mess moot. Which brings […]

If the parties had been reversed

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Senate hopeful Harold Ford, Jr. of Tennessee hasn’t been running the most deft of campaigns against Bob Corker. And the other night he stuck his foot in it again. My friend Lincoln Davis who chairs our campaign says there are, there’s one big difference between us and misfortunate Republicans when it comes to our faith: […]

The border fence

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Earlier this week President Bush signed the Secure Fence Act which would build 700 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. In response, Mexican President Vicente Fox said: It is an embarrassment for Mexico. The fact that our northern neighbor has to build a fence to try to keep our people out is a sign […]

Jaw-droppingly good radio

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Hugh Hewitt had Andrew Sullivan on his radio show yesterday. The transcript is incomplete, but you can listen to the interview in two parts here. (You’ll need to scroll down a little bit, and listen to the 50-minute long part first.) Full disclosure: Shortly after 9/11, when Sullivan was still sane, he once referred to […]

The Founders and Faith

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Michael and Jana Novak have an interesting essay on the Founders and their religious faith over at National Review Online. It’s an informative read, that unfortunately leaves you wanting more. I found the following tidbit rather amusing: As the greatest of all American historians, Gordon Wood, has been pointing out very forcefully in recent months, […]

Breaking out of the cocoon

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ABC’s online political blog-type-thingy “The Note” has the outline of how the media has planned to cover these last two weeks leading up to the midterm election. “The Note” lists the 12 storylines and then follows up with link after link after link after link to examples. A few selected highlights: How the (liberal) Old […]

An unpopular solution?

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In a subscribers-only piece in today’s Wall Street Journal Max Boot suggests that those people who are truly concerned about the slaughter in Darfur consider doing something more substantive than TV commercials and full-page newspaper ads. Case in point: Darfur. A force of 7,000 lightly armed African Union peacekeepers has been helpless to stop the […]