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Romney Holds Commanding Lead in New Hampshire

Romney Holds Commanding Lead in New Hampshire

A new WMUR poll shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with a commanding lead over the rest of the Republican field in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary. The survey of 357 likely Republican primary voters, conducted between June 21 and July 1, gives Romney 35 percent […]

by · July 6, 2011 · 0 comments ·

Four Trillion for War — and Rising

by Joe Conason Anyone paying attention to the costs of U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan must have known that the president badly underestimated those numbers on June 22, when he told the nation that we have spent “a trillion dollars” waging war over […]

by · July 6, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Ex-Klansman David Duke Reportedly Considering Presidential Bid

Ex-Klansman David Duke Reportedly Considering Presidential Bid

The Daily Beast is reporting that former Klansman David Duke is thinking about seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Duke, 61, plans to test the waters by launching a 25-city tour later this month. A former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who later […]

by · July 5, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Cain Loses Key Tea Party Supporter in Iowa, Names New State Director

Cain Loses Key Tea Party Supporter in Iowa, Names New State Director

Saying that Herman Cain’s campaign had become “just too messy,” Tea Party activist Charlie Gruschow of West Des Moines resigned from the pizza magnate’s campaign on Sunday.  Gruschow’s resignation follows the recent departures of Tina Goff, Cain’s Iowa organizational director, and Kevin Hall, who had […]

by · July 5, 2011 · 0 comments ·

Yes to Violence, No to Sex

by Robert Scheer This American life of ours has long been pro-violence and anti-sex, unless the two can be merged so that violence is the dominant theme. The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that historical record on Monday in declaring California’s ban on the sale of […]

by · July 5, 2011 · 0 comments ·

The Unanswered Question Is, Why?

by Jim Hightower America’s long, long war in Afghanistan has drained more than 1,500 precious lives and a trillion dollars from our country. But, finally, this enormous outlay paid off this year with the capture and killing of that al-Qaida demon, Osama bin Laden, who […]

by · July 5, 2011 · 0 comments ·

Big Daddy

by Jacob Sullum When it comes to monitoring their children’s media diets, some parents worry about sex, while others worry about violence. I worry more about inane sitcoms featuring smart-alecky kids and dumb adults, which is why I have blocked the Disney channel. Different parents […]

by · July 4, 2011 · 0 comments ·

When It Comes to Oil, Where’s the Beef?

by Tony Blankley It is said that there are no atheists in foxholes. In that context, the recent rise in oil prices seems to have turned the Obama administration into true believers (at least rhetorically) when it comes to the best method to keep gas […]

by · July 4, 2011 · 0 comments ·
McCotter Joins Crowded GOP Field

McCotter Joins Crowded GOP Field

U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, a wonky and witty guitar-playing congressman from Michigan, added his name to the Republican presidential sweepstakes on Saturday evening with a low-key announcement during a Fourth of July freedom festival in Whitmore Lake, outside of Detroit. “Through your hard work and […]

by · July 3, 2011 · 0 comments ·

Constitutional Amendment Key to Debt Deal

by Dick Morris After the government has racked up a budget deficit of $1.5 trillion and over $14 trillion in debt, it’s obvious to most Americans that some fundamental reworking of the system that permitted such extravagance is desperately needed and quite overdue. To raise […]

by · July 3, 2011 · 0 comments ·