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Can A Conservative Strikeforce Buy Active Engagement?

This week, a political action committee called Conservative Strikeforce wrote a check to a business called Active Engagement Limited Liability Corporation.

I see that the spending was on behalf of Bill Cassidy, who is running against Mary Landrieu in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate runoff election, but I don’t understand:

– Who is the Conservative Strikeforce striking? […]

I Finally Agree With George W. Bush

The headline reads, “George W. Bush says Jeb Bush 2016 Presidential Run is “A Toss Up”.

So, I find that after all these years, I finally agree with George W. Bush about something.

The idea of Jeb Bush running for President in 2016 makes me want to toss up, too.

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Ben Carson, Jesus, And The Deficit

I worry about the harsh, judgmental, blinkered brand of politics that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson represents. I worry about his opposition to equal rights between heterosexuals and homosexuals. I worry about his eagerness to encourage panic about infectious diseases. I worry about his animosity to atheists, and his embrace of Creationist junk science. I […]

What if We Stopped Talking About Party Candidates?

How would politics change if we stopped talking about party candidates?

Oh, I don’t mean that we stop talking about candidates who are running with the Libertarian Party or Green Party or Americans Elect Party or Democratic Party or Republican Party, or what have you. I mean something different. What would happen if we stopped […]

Who Is The Secret Group Called “The Family” That Created Ben Carson’s Presidential Campaign?

A secretive theocratic group called The Family has provided the opportunity for Ben Carson to rise to prominence within the Republican Party. What does The Family expect from Carson in return? […]

One Choice Isn’t Hard: Supporting the ACLU

In the wake of the 2014 elections, I return to a perennial puzzle for me: do I only support political candidates who I feel are the best match possible, or do I recognize that some politicians are better than others, and that better is good enough? I’ve been voting for a quarter of a century […]

Reactions To The Republican Victory In Congress, 2014

The Republican Party was the clear winner in the 2014 congressional elections. The GOP increased its control over the House of Representatives, and gained control of the Senate.

There will be many interpretations of yesterday’s elections, directed largely by the interpreters’ ideology. Republicans will say that this proves that America wants to ban gay marriage, […]

Negligent Slumlords For John Katko and Rob Astorino

Some endorsements are the opposite of helpful.

On my way to vote this afternoon, I passed by the lawn signs you see below, promoting John Katko for Congress and Rob Astorino for Governor.

Why share this picture of these lawn signs? For me, the story is all in the vacant lot behind the signs.

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Why No Liberal Could Ever Vote For Libertarian Michael McDermott

Over the last day, I’ve been having a discussion with one of our readers, Stephen Kent Gray, about the difference between liberals and Libertarians. The discussion started out when Stephen wanted to know why I didn’t mention Michael McDermott, the Libertarian candidate for New York Governor, in my considerations of who to vote for in […]

Conservatives Across America Heap Accolades on Barack Obama for Ebola Policy

American conservatives are out on the streets, showing their love for President Barack Obama’s Ebola policy.

That’s what I must conclude from the sudden appearance of bumper stickers like this across the nation. On Barack Obama’s watch, after all, there were a handful of cases in which someone with Ebola flew to the United States. […]

Republicans Promise To “Defeet” The Democrats In Maine

A late reminder of what’s at stake in this year’s elections: Sure, they’re mid-term, and so there isn’t the drama of a presidential election. Nonetheless, there’s a great deal on the line… such as the ability of communities to continue to rely on quality public education for their children, without interference from Republican politicians.

Quality […]