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Entries from July 2007

The Tradition of Liberty and the Republican Party

July 25th, 2007 · No Comments ·

From its very first platform, the Republican Party has ben dedicated to the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and the enlightenment belief that all men have an inalienable right to life, liberty and property. Although it has occasionally lost sight of those ideals, eventually core values reassert themselves and new leaders of vision set […]

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Central Texas BBQ: Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse

July 24th, 2007 · 11 Comments ·

Recently my review of Southwest Market in Elgin attracted a comment from an employee of their competitor, Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse, who was wondering if I was going to give their meats a try and write a review. It had been in my plans for this summer anyway, so last weekend I dragged my teenage daughter […]

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Election 2008: Second Quarter Fundraising Report

July 21st, 2007 · No Comments ·

Fundraising figures for 2008 presidential candidates were due last Friday, and now everyone has their forms in and the data has been compiled. In many ways, how successful candidates in such a large field are at raising money is a far more significant indicator than where they stand in the polls, because it represents their […]

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Prosecutors Gone Wild

July 19th, 2007 · No Comments ·

It seems like something about the ongoing gung-ho mentality of the War on Terror and the War on Drugs feeds the ambition and ego of people in positions of authority. It’s as if they feel empowered all out of proportion to their job description. Suddenly they’re strutting around like Judge Dredd, ready to shout “I […]

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Senator John Warner Shows Bush the Way

July 16th, 2007 · No Comments ·

Yesterday, crusty old Senator John Warner (R-VA) said something that made a hell of a lot of sense, a stark contrast from the idiocy we’ve come to expect from our legislators. Perhaps because he’s considering retirement and gave up his presidential ambitions years ago, Warner seems to have come into the same kind of clarity […]

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McCain Campaign Meltdown

July 11th, 2007 · No Comments ·

Yesterday Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign office confirmed that his campaign manager and head strategist have both resigned from the campaign. Campaign manager Terry Nelson and chief strategist John Weaver both had very positive comments about McCain in their resignation announcements. Weaver expressed their enthusiastic support when he wrote: “I believe that most Americans will […]

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