Posts Tagged ‘ Scott Walker ’

The Mask Slips

The Mask Slips

It seems like our Mexican friends would benefit from consulting their marionettes in the American press, who are laboring under the misimpression that our sub-culture of illegal immigrants-60 percent of whom come from our neighbor to the south-is much smaller than we’ve been led to believe. At least, according to Arturo Sarukhan, a man...
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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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W. II

W. II

One of the recurring themes of Jeb Bush’s political life is his low estimation of American citizens, especially those of the native-born kind. Whether he’s pontificating idiotically on the fecundity of border-crossers, or disparaging our entrepreneurial zeal, Dubya’s younger brother never fails to miss an opportunity to gratuitously bash the people whose votes he presumably...
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Make Way For Hillary

Make Way For Hillary

Although technically outside this website’s purview, I feel compelled to touch upon Hillary Clinton’s painfully uncomfortable press conference yesterday. You can watch it in its entirety courtesy of Fox News, but I would also suggest reading a surprisingly good analysis of the speech published, oddly enough, in the Los Angeles Times. What makes this event,...
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Coulter vs. Kaus at CPAC

Coulter vs. Kaus at CPAC

It turns out that the Coulter-Kaus debate was broadcast on one of  C-SPAN’s many outlets yesterday, despite the unofficial CPAC ban on discussion of the most important domestic political issue. You can watch the full debate here. In addition to covering the political costs of amnesty and the legally and constitutionally dubious nature of...
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Kill The Bill

Kill The Bill

  Far be it from me to praise National Review-especially the feckless leadership of its current editor-in-chief-but when it’s right, it’s right. And in this case, NR is absolutely correct. John Boehner-never a profile in courage-needs to be reminded why he is the Speaker of the House. Here’s a clue: it’s not to fulfill...
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Abandoning the Base

Abandoning the Base

One of the more remarkable aspects of President Obama’s political career–and this is not a novel observation on my part–is his inability or unwillingness to sacrifice political capital on behalf of his ostensible allies. A perfect illustration of the lack of reciprocity between Barack Obama and his putative friends is his relationship with organized...
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