Voter ID Opposition is Irrational

vtrfrd4Only 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. [...]

Double Down 2012: Republicans had a Chance until Shot in Foot. Part Two.

Double DownHalperin 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 [...]

130 of you voted in our presidential poll....and guess who easily won?

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.

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Arizona’s Pseudo-Conservative Attorney General Embroiled In Campaign Scandals

Tom HorneThe 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 [...]

Do Intellectual Conservative readers agree with Hot Air readers on the presidential primary?

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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? [...]

A Roadmap To Reclaiming Wyoming And America

CindyHillAs 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 [...]

London Mayor Boris Johnson For President? Welcome to the UKSA!

brsjhnsnThis 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 [...]

The Lois Lerner Affair and Beyond

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 [...]

The NRSC and Push Polling: Why is the NRSC trying to fix the Republican primary in Mississippi?

chrsmcdnl-thdchrnA 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 [...]

Why Not Rand Paul?

rndplnsa“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 [...]

The GOP’s Un-Candidates

mtrmnyWe 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 [...]

How A 'Miracle' Victory Over Cory Booker Could Change Political History

jeffreybellThe 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 [...]

Obama as a Religious Cult Leader

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Back in the late 1970’s I had the, perhaps dubious, privilege of working on a case at law in which we were defending our client against an organization generally associated with what was called the religious cult movement. There were a number of such [...]

CPAC – Conservative Division and Desperation on Parade

hlryprsdntMany 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 [...]

Do We Need a Woman President?

hlrydrnkngLet’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 [...]

Texas Primaries 2014

 

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: A Radically Transformational Presidential Election Fighting Over Peace and Prosperity?

rndpl-hlryclntnRand 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 [...]

The Importance and Potential of the Catholic Vote

As Catholics vote, so goes the nation. [...]

The Secret Hillary Rodham Clinton, Part II

hlry-alnskyAs 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 [...]

The Secret Hillary Rodham Clinton, Part I

g9510.20_Hillary.Cover.inddForty-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 [...]

Obama Criminalizes Dissent, Goes After Dinesh D’Souza

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. [...]

Is Rand Paul the Best Non-interventionists Can Hope For?

rndpl-rnplLately, 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 [...]

A Party Divided

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 [...]

Prospects For A Resurgent Tea Party In 2014

tprtyendLiberal 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 [...]

Comments on the Washington Paradox

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 [...]






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