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Pulling Romney across the finish line

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2012

Pulling Romney across the finish line

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4/29/2012 at 1:15pm
My sense of the talk shows this morning (which I usually don’t listen to but did today) is that the War on Women nonsense is completely dominating the current cycle and will for a long time. It’s complete and total AxelPlouffe BS, but it’s all the media talks about. The War on…
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Maine Senate race – help!

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2012

Maine Senate race – help!

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4/29/2012 at 12:01pm
With Olympia Snowe retiring, this race seems particularly unpredictable with a strong third party showing from the former Governor, via The Hill: Democrats looking to replace retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R) in Maine have a delicate decision to make. If they back independent former Gov. Angus King, who stands the best chance at…
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Dick Lugar’s Iran problem, Part 2: 2001 – one of only two Senators to oppose Iran-Libya Sanctions Act

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2012

Dick Lugar’s Iran problem, Part 2: 2001 – one of only two Senators to oppose Iran-Libya Sanctions Act

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4/29/2012 at 10:19am
Dick Lugar’s record on Iran (and Middle East policy in general) has not received as much attention as other Lugar failures, such as his vouching for Obama’s foreign policy credentials just three weeks before the 2008 election. Lugar consistently has shown what generously could be characterized as wishful thinking about negotiations with the Iranian regime.  Lugar’s Iran history deserves the…
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We are all natives now

Posted by  ▪  April 29, 2012

We are all natives now

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4/29/2012 at 7:00am
Elizabeth Warren isn’t the only unlikely native. We all are. Spotted in Ithaca:
 

Reader Appreciation Night

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2012

Reader Appreciation Night

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4/28/2012 at 8:00pm
I value the input.  I’m sorry I can’t respond to all the e-mails but I read them all. I particularly appreciate the proofreaders!  And the bumper sticker contributors rock! From reader Anne, on why Bill Nelson may be safe in Florida.: I read with interest your comments on the FL senate race. As a…
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Saturday Night Card Game (What race is an illegal alien?)

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2012

Saturday Night Card Game (What race is an illegal alien?)

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4/28/2012 at 6:00pm
The Battle of the English Language continues. There is an organized movement by the Applied Research Center, of which Rashad Robinson of Color of Change is a Board member, to ban the use of the term “illegal alien” as racist. What race is an illegal alient?  Let’s not get ahead of ourselves with subversive…
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It was a gutsy call, but he went for it and made it

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2012

It was a gutsy call, but he went for it and made it

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4/28/2012 at 3:41pm
Via Andrew Kaczynski (h/t BenSmith), it appears that the spirits are with Scott Brown this year:  
 

Mia B. Love: “We’re not about singling Americans out”

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2012

Mia B. Love: “We’re not about singling Americans out”

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4/28/2012 at 1:45pm
Mia Love was interviewed on African American Conservative Radio. It’s a really interesting discussion. Listen to internet radio with AACONS on Blog Talk Radio
 

Tell the Young Guns to stop aiming at Mourdock

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2012

Tell the Young Guns to stop aiming at Mourdock

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4/28/2012 at 12:00pm
The Young Guns Action Fund, run by allies of Eric Cantor and to which Cantor has contributed, has committed $100,000 to supporting Dick Lugar. I like Cantor, and have always supported him, but the Young Guns are way off the mark on this one and should follow the lead of American Action Network…
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Obama got Osama, but lost the Middle East

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2012

Obama got Osama, but lost the Middle East

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4/28/2012 at 8:45am
The successful Navy SEAL raid which killed Osama bin Laden is becoming one of the central themes of the Obama campaign. Almost every other sentence out of the mouth of Joe Biden (who opposed the raid) is about “bin Laden.” We know that bin Laden was located as the result of years of work…
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I believe, I believe

Posted by  ▪  April 28, 2012

I believe, I believe

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4/28/2012 at 7:00am
From a reader in Massachusetts: Hi Professor; I saw this at a handicapped spot at the Target Store here in Taunton today. I mused to myself that I wished I had a camera, then I remembered that my newish cell phone takes pictures. So here it is, in Massachusetts no less. Please do…
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Pro-Lugar SuperPAC pulls out of race

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012

Pro-Lugar SuperPAC pulls out of race

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4/27/2012 at 11:35pm
This is the worst omen for Dick Lugar in a slew of bad omens this week. The SuperPAC which has dumped $600,000 of advertising into the Indianapolis market is pulling out of the race: The American Action Network is pulling out of the Indiana GOP Senate primary, dropping its efforts on behalf of…
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Newt a “RINO among Rhinos”?

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012

Newt a “RINO among Rhinos”?

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4/27/2012 at 8:05pm
You have got to be kidding me.  This trashing of Newt by Erika Johnsen, who apparently just started blogging at HotAir, is so over the top: Newt Gingrich’s decision to wait a week to officially drop out of the presidential race was kind of a non sequitur (but then, it fits with Newt’s…
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Elizabeth Warren is what?

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012

Elizabeth Warren is what?

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4/27/2012 at 6:25pm
Native American? I doubt this will move many votes in the Massachusetts Senate race, but it does illustrate how pursuit of “diversity” in higher education can drive institutions to make rather implausible claims: Elizabeth Warren’s avowed Native American heritage — which the candidate rarely if ever discusses on the campaign trail — was…
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Campaign imagery alert: Sarah Palin for Mourdock, Pat Boone for Lugar

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012

Campaign imagery alert: Sarah Palin for Mourdock, Pat Boone for Lugar

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4/27/2012 at 4:09pm
A series of events in the past few days give every indication that Dick Lugar is losing the primary race, and his campaign devolves into almost bizarre and frantic accusations against Mourdock. Two recent polls show Mourdock with 1 point and 5 point leads, respectively. While Lugar’s campaign had denigrated the polling because the…
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One less guard on the wall

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012

One less guard on the wall

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4/27/2012 at 2:57pm
Don Surber is giving up blogging: After 7 years of blogging, I am quitting. I am exhausted. It was simply too much work. I am still employed by the Charleston Daily Mail and still writing editorial and columns and performing the sundry other tasks that go with any job. Blogging was something extra….
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Barack still got enemy

Posted by  ▪  April 27, 2012

Barack still got enemy

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4/27/2012 at 1:19pm
Obama has been narrowing his targets for attack and derision ever since the 2008 campaign. Everywhere he looks, he finds some group to hold up for public scorn, and that group has narrowed from the top 5% to the top 2% to the top 1% to Wall Street to the 400 or so…
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