Only a few years ago, I never imagined anyone would be opposed to verifying the identity of voters, or that the issue could be so heavily politicized. I would think that any reasonable person should be interested in upholding and improving the integrity of the voting process. [...]
Halperin and Co. wrote a book about Obama’s bid for re-election. The Book: Double Down Game Change 2012 doesn’t quite make sense and then it also makes a great deal of sense. Parts of the book are written as though the authors were sitting in on [...]
Ted Cruz ended up with 35 votes, followed by Scott Walker with 19, Rand Paul with 17 and Ben Carson with 16. The next closest was “Other” with 9 votes. The poll was restricted to one vote per IP address.
The scandals are beginning to snowball around Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne, who is running for reelection this year. The latest revelation comes from a high-level staffer within the office, Sarah Beattie, who resigned last month because she believed Horne was running his campaign out of [...]
Hot Air recently polled its readers about the next presidential primary. We were most surprised about some of the candidates who polled the worst, garnering around 1% or so. Are our readers similar to those who read Hot Air, or are there some differences? [...]
As the 2014 campaign season goes into high gear, Americans are being deluged with every possible perspective on the condition of the nation and what, if anything, needs to be done to set it back on the right course. On Main Street, the mood is increasingly defiant [...]
This columnist’s admiration for Senator Rand Paul is driven, in part, by Sen. Paul’s consistent and honorable stand against the “warfare/welfare state.” Rising-star national talk radio host, and columnist, Steve Deace astutely observes in a recent Washington Times op-ed, “he’s the only candidate running that is attempting [...]
We have finally seen reveled what many of us knew all along; that Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS exempt organizations unit, was up to her eyeballs in the mishandling of the applications by Tea Party and similar groups that occurred during the run-up to the 2012 election. Lerner’s job was to oversee the [...]
A short click over to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) website confirms their claim to be “the only national organization solely devoted to electing Republicans to the United States Senate.” This makes one wonder why the NRSC would involve itself in primary fights seeking to defeat [...]
“Mr. President, we will not let you run roughshod over our rights. We will challenge you in the courts, we will battle you at the ballot box. Mr. President, we will not let you shred our Constitution… It is decidedly not a time for the faint of [...]
We shouldn’t be talking about 2016. It’s 2014 and there are obviously important mid-term elections in November. Beyond those, in 2015 there are significant local and state contests across the country, which in many ways are more important than this year’s horseraces. However, discussing the next presidential [...]
The Democratic-leaning Washington Post recently assessed the chances of the Republicans taking a Senate majority this year as, quite possibly, almost as high as two to one. True enough, and significant. Yet… in inventorying the most obvious races the big politicos are, for now, overlooking the most [...]
Many of us could see that we hit the bottom of the conservative talent pool when George W. Bush had to be recruited from Texas just to avoid John McCain in 2000. Fourteen years later, conservatives are quite literally grasping at straws in the latest CPAC Presidential [...]
Let’s think about this for a minute. If I had a dime for every time I heard that from a woman, I would probably have a dollar. Like if we change to a woman that would make it better. If Barack Obama was a woman would his [...]
The 2014 Texas primary election has just been completed with repercussions that are, according to credible reports, resonating as far as Washington DC. While most people were focusing heavily on the US Senate race in which John Cornyn was facing opposition due to his apparent caving on the recent debt ceiling vote, the truly [...]
Rand Paul vs. Hillary Clinton?
In a context of emerging peace, prosperity, and human rights?
This would be big. Transformational, even.
Peter Beinart, in the Atlantic Monthly (among many, many other political observers), has concluded that “Rand Paul is the 2016 Republican Frontrunner.” And two of the [...]
As recounted in the previous column, the record is clear that Saul Alinsky, about whom the young Hillary Rodham wrote her Wellesley honor’s thesis, was neither communist nor conventional Big Government liberal. Hillary Rodham turned down a job offer from Alinsky. She turned aside from the path [...]
Forty-five years ago Hillary Rodham made a fateful decision. It has defined her life.
Understanding that moment of decision is essential to understanding Hillary Clinton’s life — the successes and the failures and, perhaps, the future. It would explain the subtly discordant persona that causes the media [...]
In 2012, conservative author Dinesh D’Souza produced an anti-Obama documentary, 2016: Obama’s America. The film earned over $33 million at the box office and was the highest-grossing documentary since 1982. The outspoken Christian conservative and bestselling author also released a book that year, Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream. [...]
Lately, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has been playing the hawkish foreign policy and security state yang to Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) realist foreign policy and libertarian civil liberties yin. King has even floated his name out there as a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate specifically to counter [...]
It was 2011 and the San Francisco 49’ers season ended in a loss to the New York Giants in the NFC title game. With a new coaching staff Quarterback Alex Smith, who had languished previously, seemed to have hit his stride. But just eight games into the 2012 season Smith suffered a concussion and was [...]
Liberal Democrats and Establishment Republicans have been foretelling of the death of the Tea Party ever since early 2009, shortly after the movement began. In the immediate aftermath of Barack Obama’s inauguration, shell-shocked conservatives assessed the degree to which their interests had been abandoned by the Republican [...]
The Washington Paradox is a short essay published by the political organization known as “Get Out of Our House” (aka GOOOH). Their primary focus appears to be “firing congress” and replacing current elected representatives with others who will be more inclined to serve the American people.
The essay centers on one critical fact; that [...]