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Forget Republican or Democrat – What Matters is Effective Government

Posted: April 4, 2016 at 5:19 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Another election season is upon us and once again Americans are being inundated with a deluge of messaging, often in carefully scripted, poll tested statements that have become the norm in politics today, and although this current cycle has seen the rise of a candidate in Donald Trump with a much more freewheeling gregariousness, the […]

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The Meaning of Conservatism

Posted: February 9, 2016 at 12:27 pm   /   Politics

At Saturday’s Republican debate, several candidates were asked to define “conservatism.” Marco Rubio gave a politically-astute answer. He said conservatism embodies three principles: (1) limited government under the framework of the Constitution, (2) free-market economics and (3) peace through strength. Donald Trump gave an answer in keeping with the root word “conserve,” he conserve that […]

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America’s Ruling Class vs. All

Posted: January 24, 2016 at 3:26 pm   /   Elections, Features, Top Stories

Sitting back and observing the current civil war happening within the Republican party should come as no surprise to anyone who resides outside the beltway of Washington, D.C. Pundits, thinkers, writers, and radio hosts who I once admired, have now lost credibility as they have bestowed upon themselves the bastion of what is and isn’t […]

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Republicans Accused of Cynical Scheme that Led to Odious Education Law

Posted: January 11, 2016 at 8:40 am   /   Politics

Proponents of the “Every Student Succeed Act” (ESSA) — a bi-partisan, progressive, 1061-page “No Child Left Behind” reauthorization education bill passed by Republican majorities in both houses and signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015 – have argued that the bill is worthy of conservative support, claiming it stops Common Core, reins in Obama’s […]

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Here’s the thing about Donald Trump, he is NOT conservative…Do conservatives even care about that?

Posted: December 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm   /   Entertainment, Politics

Conservatives tend to be very sensitive to rooting out RINOs, and yet the current GOP front-runner is so far off that reservation he almost doesn’t deserve even that designation. John Hinderacker at Powerline says it best: Apart from the fact that I don’t think he would make much of a chief executive, a Trump presidency […]

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Is Santa liberal or conservative? This list settles it…

Posted: December 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm   /   Entertainment, Politics

In 2012 a poll found a plurality of people thought Santa would be a Democrat. Let’s go down the ways this poll was right, and the (more) ways it was wrong. You can link to this and tell people that one “study” showed Santa is almost twice as conservative as he is liberal. Originally posted […]

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‘Tryphorgetin’ Back to Haunt Hillary After 8-Year Hiatus

Posted: November 21, 2015 at 6:07 am   /   Politics

Eight years ago this month, I was in fairly-regular contact with Bruce Chapman, the part-time producer of short and funny politically-incorrect videos. One of his spots touted the fictitious pharmaceutical product, “Tryphorgetin,” as it poked fun at Hillary Clinton in the fall of 2007 before seeming to disappear from the web after the 2008 elections. […]

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You Can Send Kid to College, But You Can’t Make Him Think

Posted: November 16, 2015 at 7:16 am   /   Politics

After trying to learn more this weekend about the folks involved in the Million Student March student group, I learned you can send a kid to college, but you can’t make him think. The decision to learn more about these young people came to me early Saturday morning while putting together my latest weekly recap which […]

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Conservative purists need to see the difference between RINO hunting and cannibalizing their own

Posted: November 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm   /   Entertainment, Politics

Recently, I read this piece from Jon Gabriel at Ricochet about the history of political movements becoming more fractured as the dissatisfaction of purists causes them to break of into fringe groups that stake the position that anyone who is 99% with them is actually 0% with them. Give it a read, it’s educational, if […]

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