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Dick Lugar’s Iran problem: 1998 – one of only four Senators to oppose Iran Missile Sanctions Act

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012
Dick Lugar’s strong point in the campaign against Richard Mourdock is Lugar’s claim to foreign policy expertise. Yet an examination of Lugar’s history shows consistent wishful thinking on Iran, something which will be the subject of posts over the next two weeks in the run up to the May 8 primary. For today, let’s focus…
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Should be banned within 50 feet of schools

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012
From reader and frequent photographer Ulises in Maryland: Caught at a stoplight in Hunt Valley… I’m pretty sure that if they fact check the claim about smoking and liberalism, smoking will turn out to be safer. By the way, I didn’t noticed the ’1/20/13′ bumper sticker until later…consider it a bonus…
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Carbonite Limbaugh boycott cracking?

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
Very, very interesting. I had heard from a reader a couple of weeks ago that she heard a Carbonite ad running on the Rush Limbaugh show on a radio station in Texas: I was in the car running errands so I just don’t remember the exact time. Sometime between noon and 3 o’clock….
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Battle of the Obama Celebrity ads

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
Which do you think is better, the original Obama Celebrity ad run by the McCain campaign in 2008, or the new one from American Crossroads which was just released? First, the original: Here’s how the NY Times Editorial Board characterized the McCain ad: The ad gave us an uneasy feeling that the McCain campaign was…
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Don’t stand your middle ground

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
A reader sent me the following in response to my post about that thing that doesn’t matter in the least to me: Over the past year, I’ve moved your bookmark steadily up & to the left. Since last fall it’s been among the 18-20 that my screen width can hold in the bookmarks bar….
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RNC marketing fail: Is the Republican convention about parking?

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
Today some on the Right conceded that Obama’s the one with the “cool” factor. Does that mean the Republicans need to cede all marketing savvy, though? Compare the RNC and DNC convention websites and ask yourself what caption you’d write under the images. The splash page for the DNC convention in Charlotte,…
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Why Israel fights

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
Today’s is the 64th anniversary of Israel’s founding. Against seemingly insurmountable odds, Israel survived the War of Independence, and then some.  Now it is engaged in an existential struggle with the Islamists of every persuasion and location, and their anti-Israel allies in NGO’s, “peace” groups, academia, the media, and boycotters of every stripe. There’s…
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“Young Guns Support Elderly RINO” Dick Lugar (Update: Mourdock up by 5 in new poll)

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
That’s the headline Bill Kristol gives to this Politico report: The Young Guns Network, a group affiliated with two former aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, paid more than $100,000 in mail costs to help embattled Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, federal filings show. The expenditure showed up in a 24-hour notice, and…
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Thank you, Newt

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
Newt Gingrich will be exiting the race next week.  Newt not only will endorse Mitt Romney for President, Newt will pledge to work without rest to defeat Obama. Is there anyone Romney would rather have on his side than Newt? Oh yes, Newt will go there so that Romney doesn’t have to.  Newt…
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The House fell on her head

Posted by  ▪  April 26, 2012
Yes it did. From reader Kathy, taken near Gainesville, FL:  
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Where are they now?

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2012
One of my favorite photos, run on the blog a number of times in the past. Something about it just seems to sum up the mania which swept the nation in 2008. Now that Obama is in full-out pander mode to the youth (as he sells out their future by loading up the…
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Understatements

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2012
Understatement (via John Sexton): Many critics view The Times as constitutionally unable to address the election in an unbiased fashion. Like a lot of America, it basked a bit in the warm glow of Mr. Obama’s election in 2008…. Understatement (via Tom Maguire): It is hard to imagine, though, how Mr. Obama can truly distance…
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Blue Dogs down

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2012
Two moderate Blue Dog incumbent Democrats lost to left-wing, union-backed challengers in Pennsylvania yesterday: The Blue Dogs’ bark in Congress is sounding more and more like a whimper. The once-powerful coalition of conservative Democrats suffered two more casualties on Tuesday as Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., lost to fellow Democratic Rep. Mark Critz, and…
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The “Progressive” brand — for what does it stand?

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2012
Yesterday we learned that Representative Allen West (R-FL) was disinvited from an NAACP fundraiser in his home state of Florida. Last week, West had commented that “I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.” West, who came under fire for his…
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