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August 2012 Archives

The Republican National Convention is now over, but the race for the presidency isn’t over by a long shot. The Obama campaign spared not a moment to respond to Paul Ryan’s and Mitt Romney’s speeches.  Yet its reply was at […]

Four years ago, Arizona Senator Republican presidential nominee John McCain shocked the world when he chose Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.  McCain and Palin lost their race against Barack Obama and Joe Biden, but Palin has since […]

Dinesh D’Souza’s political documentary—2016: Obama’s America—is beginning to soar at the box office. D’Souza’s film is based upon his book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage.  Now, while I haven’t seen the former, I have read—and reviewed—the latter.  In his monograph, […]

The contest between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama for the presidency will end with a decisive, and possibly even a landslide, victory for Romney in November. Polling data that hasn’t even come close to supporting this contention of mine is […]

Newt Gingrich was mistaken when he referred to Mitt Romney as “a Massachusetts moderate.”  The author of “Romneycare” is a Massachusetts liberal. Regularly, I hear from my fellow Ron Paul supporters (as well as many others) that Romney and Obama, […]

The government, every one who has ever lived under a modern democratic government knows all too well, “works” for the citizen.  Citizens delegate authority to their elected representatives on the condition that such representatives will do just what “the people” […]

For centuries and millennia, the inhabitants of the Western world have recognized the indispensable role that stories play in shaping moral character.  Human beings are born neither virtuous nor vicious, as Aristotle correctly noted.  Rather, both excellence and vice are […]

President Barack Obama is not a “nice guy.” From Republican campaign strategist Ed Rollins and Republican House Speaker John Boehner to Republican presidential contenders John McCain and Mitt Romney, far too many Republicans have fueled the popular perception that Obama […]

That black Americans constitute the most reliable of Democratic voting blocs no one who knows anything at all about American politics would think to deny.  On average, the Democratic Party receives the support of nine out of every ten blacks.  […]

Byron York is perplexed by what he perceives to be the glaring discrepancy between the Mitt Romney of the GOP primary season and the Mitt Romney who is the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee. Borrowing from the Star Wars mythos, […]

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