Interest in the 2016 presidential election contest is heating up. It is an arguably unfortunate aspect of the US national political scene that no more than midway through a presidential term, the nation might be paying as much attention to whom the next occupant of the […]
The Republican Party has an embarrassment of riches in good prospective presidential contenders for next year’s race. Thus Gov. Jeb Bush’s debut speech — on February 4th, in Detroit, the start of of his “Right To Rise” tour — took on heightened importance.
Presidential campaigns are about […]
Our Constitution has become a suicide pact.
That’s the view of Thomas Jefferson, expressed in an 1819 letter to jurist Spencer Roane, when he said “If this opinion be sound, then indeed is our constitution a complete felo de se” (suicide pact). The opinion Jefferson referred to […]
With Sarah Palin once again hinting at a presidential run, pundits and politics wonks are all the more aflutter with 2016 talk. The predictable slings and arrows of the surly left are coming her way, while her excited fans are firing up the troops. Then there are […]
Last week, John Boehner (R-Ohio) easily won re-election as Speaker of the House. Only 25 Republicans defected, with 216 Republicans voting for him. In the days before the election, there was a flurry of emails and activity on social media about the vote, calling on […]
Unfortunately, illegal aliens have been voting in U.S. elections for years now, in pretty much every state and most Americans have no clue about it. Furthermore, election data indicates that they vote overwhelmingly for Democrats.
Most Americans assume that illegal aliens are not able to vote in […]
One, and only one, candidate, Barack Obama, caught the X-factor and improbably got himself nominated and elected, and re-elected, president. Another improbable candidate could catch it again.
What is that X-factor? How does it upend things?
Peace and personal security continued to flourish in 2014 and are […]
It would be best if Speaker Boehner were replaced by Louie Gohmert. Failing that, true conservatives should give RINOs a taste of their own medicine. If there are not enough votes for Gohmert, here is a practical method for ousting the RINO Speaker by maximizing the leverage of a relatively few genuine conservatives.
“The trail is lost, the path is hid, and winds that blow from out the ages sweep me on to that chill borderland where Time’s spent sands engulf lost people and lost trails.”
These lines, written by poet Marion Manville Pope, are credited with inspiring James Earle […]
Since forming a presidential exploratory committee earlier this month, Jeb Bush is being considered a serious Republican candidate for president. But as George Will astutely pointed out last week, Bush has two significant hurdles; his support for Common Core and […]
In our last episode yours truly suggested that Republican Party “leadership” might be set to betray the electorate and cave in to pressure from the left and the media, which would lead to essentially zero pushback against the present administration, despite candidate promises to the contrary. With the House of Representative’s approval of the so-called […]
Well, it happened again: another Republican landslide victory. Can you believe it? In the Louisiana Senate runoff election this past Saturday, December 6, Republican challenger Bill Cassidy soundly defeated Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, receiving 57 percent of the vote to 43 percent for Landrieu. With this stunning final victory of the 2014 Congressional general elections, […]
A short time ago, in a galaxy very, very, nearby, a rebel alliance led by a Jedi Grandmaster named Lessig (who I know slightly and admire greatly) conducted a stunning raid on the Death Star. What Death Star? It is the money engines of Washington, DC, the […]
The 2014 election is over and attention has already turned to 2016. Does the Republican success in this election portend a similarly favorable outcome in two years – as did the Democrat congressional sweep in 2006 herald the election of a Democrat President in 2008? Perhaps. But, […]
Voters have shown, yet again, that we do not like political fanatics. “Fanatic” is defined by my resident dictionary as “a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, esp. for an extreme … political cause.” The Republican Party, in the nuanced language of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), […]
The public and pundits alike, tend to read too much into the results of a particular election because society has fallen for the romantic notion that the culture can be perfected and social problems can be solved solely through the political process.
From a theological perspective, when […]
As we head into late November, the historic 2014 midterm elections are now behind us–at least for the most part. Nearly all of the close House, Senate, and gubernatorial races have now been decided. Republicans have secured 244 seats in the House of Representatives compared to 186 for the Democrats, with the outcome of five […]
Well obviously the Republicans are the winners of the Senate. And they deserve credit for keeping their mouths shut and keeping their feet out of their orifices. And all the liberal Democrats had to blame was Lord Obama. It is kind of like when Clinton decided to […]
On January 3, 2015, the 114th Congress of the United States will convene for the new sessions which will run through January 3, 2017. The 2014 mid-term election was a seismic political shift in Washington D.C. power and the American people didn’t make broad changes in power […]
Democrats will go after dog-fighters, spouse and child-abusers in sports. But when it comes to politics, Democrats look the other way.
The NAACP did exactly that, as they came to the aid of woman-beater Carlos Henriquez.
You likely don’t know who Carlos Henriquez is, but he is […]
The best predictor of future voting patterns is past voting patterns, to use a twist on a famous maxim. This is probably even truer of groups than individuals, and, despite some wishful thinking to the contrary, this election cycle was no exception. As to this, Silvio Canto […]