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Entries from April 2010

Financial Reform Bill Attacks the American Dream

April 30th, 2010 · No Comments ·

The pending financial reform bill authored by lame duck Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) and backed by the administration is another of the massive package of "reforms" we are apparently expected to encourage our representatives to pass before we really get to read it. Republicans are already being lambasted for opposing it while being unable to […]

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We Are the Minutemen of Our Times

April 22nd, 2010 · No Comments ·

In the Concord Hymn, Emerson wrote a moving and effective memorial for the citizen militia who a generation or so before had defended the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts and repulsed multiple assaults by larger British forces to delay those soldiers so that their efforts to seize colonial armories could be thwarted. Emerson isn't my […]

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Understanding “Pro-War” Republicans

April 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments ·

Many Ron Paul supporters find themselves at odds with the Republican Party over the issue of American involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Like Ron Paul they believe that wars of occupation and nation building are unconstitutional and they cannot understand why Republicans who claim to share their belief in the Constitution support […]

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It’s Time for New Strategies at the NRSC

April 15th, 2010 · No Comments ·

Many years ago I worked for the National Republican Senatorial Committee as a low-level flunky doing what takes up about 90% of their efforts: raising money. They work very hard at raising money, are very good at it and raise millions of dollars to spend on Republican senatorial campaigns. That's why they exist. Yet it […]

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Utah Seeks to Seize Federal Land Under Eminent Domain

April 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment ·

At a time when many states are looking at ways to strike back at an out-of-control federal government which is planning to saddle them with more and more massive, unfunded mandates and unconstitutional obligations, the government of Utah has found an interesting way to strike back. It's not as direct as the approach being pursued […]

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On the Road to Revolution

April 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment ·

As he always does, the venerable John McLaughlin closed his show Sunday morning with a prediction, and it was one which would have done Cassandra proud. He predicted that by early next year we would see the passage of a national sales tax or value added tax. This is hardly a new idea, but it […]

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RNC Offers More Controversy than Leadership

April 2nd, 2010 · 12 Comments ·

In a year when the Republican grassroots is emerging as a potent political force, the party leadership under Michael Steele seems to be lost in the wilderness. As the health care takeover, giant deficits, unemployment and a general excess of government drive voters to Tea Party protests and to the voting booths, the Republican National […]

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