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Sad story of a wasted 'campaign': Process over substance

Sad story of a wasted 'campaign': Process over substance

By Sol W. Sanders For those of us who opposed the re-election of the President precisely for his announced effort “to transform” America into something tradition had never favored, there has been an even deeper and troubling election result. Most of the post-election blather has been just that. Exit-polling has always been extremely unreliable and […]

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That other election: The metrosexual male vs the teetotaller square

That other election: The metrosexual male vs the teetotaller square

By Sol W. Sanders There is another parallel shadowy election tomorrow – no candidates, no poll counting, and no definitive victory or defeat. It’s the little acknowledged cultural war playing out, a fierce contest hardly talked about publicly – at least not identifying it with each candidate. Using labels of another day, the presidential contestants […]

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Whither the U.S. Navy?

Whither the U.S. Navy?

By John J. Metzler New York — “Navy Sails into New Era,” trumpeted the China Daily as it proudly announced “aircraft carrier set to enhance China’s maritime combat capability.”  The Beijing media has lauded the commissioning of the carrier Liaoning, which has entered the People’s Liberation Navy thus placing China in a new maritime league. […]

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From American meritocracy to a wildly incompetent ruling class

From American meritocracy to a wildly incompetent ruling class

By Sol W. Sanders Americans have always liked to think that one of the remarkable achievements of U.S. society — differentiating it from the Old Country — was our social mobility. Our “aristocrats,” whether moneyed or “stars,” were mostly only a generation away from obscurity. And chances were their progeny wouldn’t hang on to their […]

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The Cheney precedent: Will Ryan serve as 'assistant president'?

The Cheney precedent: Will Ryan serve as 'assistant president'?

By Sol W. Sanders Jack Garner, a Texan whom Franklin Delano Roosevelt chose as his first vice president for “balance,” put it succinctly: The vice presidency was “not worth a bucket of warm p–” (later cleaned up to “spit”). But Garner, ironically enough, helped block FDR’s power grab when that most charismatic of presidents tried […]

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Newt, Callista and women voters: Not a winning combination

Newt, Callista and women voters: Not a winning combination

By Grace Vuoto Republican women of Florida and Nevada gave former House Speaker Newt Gingrich a sharp rebuke: by a wide margin they voted against him. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney did well with all segments of the electorate and all age groups in both contests. Yet, the gender gap was an especially stark component […]

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Reading Mitt: The important differences between Romney, Gingrich and McCain

Reading Mitt: The important differences between Romney, Gingrich and McCain

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Conservatives are asking a reasonable question: Will a Mitt Romney candidacy turn into another debacle like Sen. John McCain’s in 2008? The Arizona maverick was said to be the most “electable” of the Republican nominees. Many GOP voters held their noses and supported Mr. McCain. Yet he was defeated — convincingly — […]

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Memo to the GOP: Dynamic capitalism is a virtue  

Memo to the GOP: Dynamic capitalism is a virtue  

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Mitt Romney has won a major victory in New Hampshire. He is the first non-incumbent Republican to capture both Iowa and the Granite State — a historic achievement. He has the money, momentum, organization and — perhaps most importantly — the air of inevitability going into South Carolina. Barring an unexpected […]

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Moral authority: The conservative litmus test for 2012

Moral authority: The conservative litmus test for 2012

By Grace Vuoto Rush Limbaugh has had four wives; Newt Gingrich has had three wives. In total, between the two of them seven women have walked down the aisle and have heard a vow of eternal loyalty pledged by these men. With numbers like these, the two men should convert to the Muslim faith. Instead, […]

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Get real: If Mitt's the one, conservatives should back him

Get real: If Mitt's the one, conservatives should back him

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Mitt Romney is on the verge of delivering a knockout blow. The former Massachusetts governor leads in the polls heading into the Iowa caucuses. If he wins, especially by a large margin, he almost certainly will capture the New Hampshire primary on Jan. 10. Mr. Romney will have all the momentum, […]