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Entries from April 2008

The GOP in Crisis: Conflict or Common Ground

April 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments ·

This past week Nevada held its state Republican convention. As is likely to be the case in many other states, Ron Paul supporters were disproportionately represented among the delegates, making up close to half the convention membership rather than the 14% which he received in the state caucuses. With a strong grassroots organization, Paul supporters […]

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John Gaver on Conspiracies

April 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments ·

John Gaver of ActionAmerica with whom I agree on very little, especially who to endorse for president, made a very cogent comment on the Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas email list recently regarding conspiracies, and I thought it was worth sharing. He wrote: “The more people who know a secret, the harder that secret is […]

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I Hate David Axelrod’s Eyebrows

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments ·

If there’s one thing (besides Rev. Wright) working against Barack Obama, it’s got to be his campaign’s ‘chief strategist’ and inescapable talking head, David Axelrod. I can’t decide whether I hate his cheesy mustache or his Groucho Marx eyebrows more, or maybe it’ just his general resemblance to a badly shaved pug. He looks like […]

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How Conservative is John McCain?

April 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments ·

With all the attention being paid to the death-struggle between Clinton and Obama on the left, not much attention is being paid to John McCain, but he is still the presumptive Republican nominee, and eventually voters on the right will have to stop gloating about the Democrat meltdown and start thinking seriously about how they […]

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Pravda in America

April 26th, 2008 · No Comments ·

When I lived in the Soviet Union there was a popular saying, “there’s no truth in News and no news in Truth,” which loses something in translation until you realize that the two main newspapers in Russia were Isvestia which translates as ‘news’ and Pravda which translates as ‘truth’. In that period when the newspapers […]

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Obama Still Doesn’t Love America (Superficially) Enough

April 18th, 2008 · 4 Comments ·

I find it hard to believe that this is even an issue in a national election in a country with so many real problems and issues to debate and resolve. But it seems the punditocracy is all a twitter over Barack Obama’s decision not to wear an American flag lapel pin, which apparently signifies much […]

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Did Republicans Elect America’s First Black President?

April 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments ·

It appears that much-maligned GOP president Warren G. Harding may have beaten Barack Obama to the honor of being the first black president by more than 80 years. Historian Beverly Gage makes a strong argument for the historical evidence that Harding was an ‘octaroon’ passing as white, with one African-American great-grandparent. In the 1920s even […]

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Ron Paul Hits the Third Rail of Politics

April 15th, 2008 · 21 Comments ·

In recent weeks the thundering Ron Paul freight train has kind of derailed. Even though Paul announced that he was could not win and would stop actively campaigning on March 8, his supporters are apparently convinced that he’s still a viable candidate, despite his repeated public statements that they should move on and try to […]

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GOP Unity Forum

April 15th, 2008 · No Comments ·

I thought some readers here might be interested in a new site which I’m developing. It’s called GOP Unity Forum and it’s being put together as a meeting place for people of various persuasions within the Republican Party to come together to discuss issues and find common ground so we can work together to put […]

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Thoughts on the Nature of Conspiracy Theories

April 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments ·

Sometimes it seems like conspiracies are everywhere, that there are shadowy forms moving behind the facade of the world, and nothing is really as it seems. For most of us this would be a sign that we’re losing control of our grip on reality and sliding into paranoia. For a select few, it’s just the […]

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