Posts Tagged ‘ Ben Carson ’

Election 2016: Fault Lines

Election 2016: Fault Lines

While I’ve had to delay this post for obvious reasons, here are some of my thoughts on Donald Trump’s national security speech delivered in New Hampshire this past week. Although I’ve criticized Donald Trump’s deficiencies, re: prepared speeches, in the past, even while acknowledging the rhetorical brilliance of his extemporaneous remarks and verbal ripostes, I don’t think...
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Iowa Postmortem

Iowa Postmortem

Here are the county-by-county results of the Iowa caucuses. Unsurprisingly, there were allegations of dirty tricks during the voting process, both in the Democratic and the Republican camps.
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The Hawkeye State (Decision ’16)

The Hawkeye State (Decision ’16)

    Update: Senator Cruz has emerged victorious, with Donald Trump and Marco Rubio rounding out the top 3, while Hillary Clinton and her socialist opponent are virtually even with nearly all of the precincts counted.  The Guardian is tracking the Iowa vote as it comes in. Follow the county-by-county results here.  Breitbart is providing...
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21st Century Heterodoxy

21st Century Heterodoxy

Ben Carson has outlined the broad strokes of his immigration plan. Like some of the other proposals by Dr. Carson which lie outside  his field of expertise, it is muddled, at best. Unfortunately, it’s also redolent of the Chamber of Commerce/Wall St. Journal/Bush family exaltation of cheap labor at the expense of American workers....
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Politifact and Fiction (The Race for the White House)

Politifact and Fiction (The Race for the White House)

Even as grossly overpaid journalists focus upon the theatrics of the upcoming presidential race, barely eclipsing the work of professional Mexican Jorge Ramos, there are citizens doing yeoman’s work dissecting the actual positions of leading candidates on issues of consequence.
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Shifting The Debate (The Race for the White House)

Shifting The Debate (The Race for the White House)

Numbers USA, as usual, had the most insightful analysis of last night’s Republican primary debates, including a fantastic live-tweet of the evening’s undercard. Today, Roy Beck has a fascinating post mortem which you should read.
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