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January 2012 Archives

Every January,America honors the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Perhaps because it has now been decades since this occasion has been declared a federal holiday, most Americans today—especially the young—have no recollection of just how much resistance its proponents […]

On January 16, the Republican presidential candidates met for but another debate inSouth Carolina.  As usual, Texas Congressman Ron Paul was the proverbial ant at the picnic. Twitter feedback showed that more people found favor with Paul’s performance than they […]

Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have the two most highly rated talk shows in the country.  This has been the case for quite some time.  But although Limbaugh and Hannity remain numbers one and two, respectively, their ratings have decreased […]

The most recent CBS poll shows that among the Republican challengers to President Obama, only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have the potential to defeat him.  This same poll shows that among all of the candidates, including Obama, Ron Paul […]

Prior to the outcome of the Iowa caucus when it appeared that Ron Paul would be the victor, Republican media pundits were doing their best to marginalize this contest.  Some commentators even went so far as to declare theIowacaucus as […]

I have been a long time listener of Michael Medved’s nationally syndicated talk radio show.  But now, all of that has changed. Medved had been one of my favorite talk show hosts.  I found him to be quick-witted, articulate, and […]

Much has been said about Ron Paul’s foreign policy.  Some of it has been good.  A lot of it has been not so good.  And there is no one who objects more strongly to his foreign policy than his fellow […]

Ron Paul is accused of “racism” for material that was published decades ago in a newsletter that he used to publish.  Rather than argue here whether or not the charge is justified, let us instead consider the concept of “racism” […]

There are some changes that do not sit well with nationally syndicated columnist Starr Parker. One of these is a change that she perceives has having taken place among college Republicans over the span of the last 20 years or […]