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Why Won't The US Give Weapons To Syrian Revolutionaries?

Many Americans, though John McCain may not understand why, regard it as a problem, rather than as something praiseworthy, that the Syrian revolutionaries have taken it upon themselves to become involved in a bloody, bloody business. [...]

Bill Proposes Locking Up Americans Without Criminal Charges

John McCain is proposing that the federal government be given the power to imprison its own citizens without criminal charges and without any trial. [...]

Senators Attempt To Defund Justice Ex Post Facto

Perhaps you support the Defunding Justice Amendment, because your first inclination is not to care much, because you presume that the people accused of taking part in the criminal attacks of September 11, 2001 are guilty, even though not one suspect in the case has been convicted in a legitimate non-ex post facto court of law. [...]

Senators Try To Require Violation of the Constitution

An ex post facto law proposed by Senator Lindsey Graham would require the President, not merely allow, to prosecute certain defendants in military tribunals that violate the Constitution in multiple ways. [...]

39 Dems, 24 GOP Vote To Continue Military Waste

When the vote was cast, it became clear that fighting wasteful military spending is not a clearly partisan issue. 39 Democrats, 24 Republicans and 1 independent voted against cutting the unwanted C-17 planes from the military budget. [...]

In Swag Searches, GOP Attention Still Focused on McCain and Palin

This past March, I looked into the number of searches made by people looking for various forms of gear at CafePress featuring the names of various possible Republican presidential contenders for 2012. (If you log in to CafePress.com, you can find out how many people searched for bumper stickers, buttons or shirts for sale featuring [...]

The Supermajority That Never Was

It was supposed to be that nobody in the Senate could stop the Democrats, but that perspective presumed that the Democrats would be a cohesive, meaningful voting bloc ready to follow through on the Democrat Party’s promises of reform. As the problems with Carl Levin’s F-22 amendment show, that voting bloc has yet to materialize. [...]

Tracking 2012: GOP Contenders for President in CafePress and Technorati Searches, March-April 2009

As Barack Obama settles in to the rhythm of accolade and complaint accompanying tenure in the White House, the shuffle and the hustle of the next Presidential race has already begun, at least on the Republican side. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee are taking pains [...]

Tracking Republicans for President in CafePress and Google Trends Searches (3-18 to 4-1-2009)

Unless Barack Obama miserably fails at his presidency — or someone does something to him — we can expect the Democratic Party to shoo challengers off the field and give Americans the choice of Barack Obama or Barack Obama during the 2012 presidential primaries. The question for 2012 is who the Republicans will choose as [...]

Cynthia Ruccia Didn't Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Was

Remember Cynthia Ruccia? She’s the former Democratic Party leader from my home of Columbus, Ohio who declared during the summer of 2008 that she would not support Barack Obama for President and instead would throw her support to John McCain, because hey, the overturning of Roe v. Wade is not such a big deal compared [...]

John McCain Gives A Gracious Concession Speech

and his assembled followers show their lack of grace.