Jan
24

SOTU and Reality

Not Telling It Like It Is...
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President Obama’s State of the Union (SOTU) was notable for its bold and optimistic pronouncements and  statistics, as he took credit for “turning the page” from the after-effects of the 2008 economic crisis. A more careful analysis would show that President laid out a dangerously artificial picture and shamelessly took credit for results he was not …

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Jan
11

Early Line on the GOP in 2016

45...
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Jeb Bush will be the certain GOP nominee in 2016, if four conditions are met. 1) He actually decides to run. 2) There are no brewing personal or business bombshells in his background that have not been considered as part of #1. 3)  That he is better on the stump and in public than say, …

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Jan
10

Paris Terror Raises Questions

Stand Against Evil...
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France was under siege this week as French-grown terror came home to roost. The plot is depressingly familiar. Radical Muslims meting out vengeance for perceived slights against the Prophet, targeting people guilty of nothing more than exercising free expression rights, rights that are foundational to Western civilization. Our collective response is equally familiar. Unity in the face …

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Jan
08

Futility is Not a Virtue for Conservatives

Unserious - and Damaging to the Cause...
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Tuesday should have been a day of pomp and ceremony. A day filled with smiles, and for the American people, relief. For the first time since 2006, Republicans are again running the show on both ends of Capitol Hill. The six-year reign of policy terror initiated by the President and his allies in Congress – …

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Jan
05

Bullish in 2015…

The Election is Won - Now We Make it Count...
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The year may have changed, but all of last year’s problems and controversies are still alive and well. Why on earth should we be bullish? A New Governing Paradigm: after six years of disastrous progressive governance, the political pendulum has swung back to the center-right, and sanity. The tidal wave of “Hope and Change” that washed over …

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Jan
02

Looking Back on 2014….

Unsettled and Unsettling...
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A fresh start doesn’t come with a clean slate, so as we look to the future in a new year, we must first consider the unfinished business from 2014 – and much business there is. In November and December, the President all but ignored the verdict of the midterm elections to take unprecedented (and ultimately …

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Dec
21

Lightning Round – December Edition

Quiet Turns Consequential...
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This has been an unusual December, with newsworthy events occurring at such an accelerated rate that there is not enough time for thoughtful writers to keep up.  To get ahead of the curve, below, in condensed form, are the Soapbox’s considered opinion on the most recent stories to dominate the headlines. The Omnibus Spending Bill: yes, …

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Nov
22

Obama Crosses the Rubicon

Executive Amnesty
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Every four years, the American people conduct the most consequential job interview on earth. While news coverage during the primaries and general election is dominated by complex issues on everything from tax credits to foreign policy, like any job interview, these topics serve as a national gateway to assess the underlying character and temperament of the candidate. …

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Nov
09

The GOP’s 2014 Triumph & Task

The Scale of Triumph...
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Barack Obama is the best thing to happen to the GOP since Ronald Reagan. Provocative but true. In 2008, with the weight of war and economic crisis on its collective shoulders, the GOP faced not just loss, but disgrace and looming irrelevance.  A young, eloquent and historic president-elect, with a Democratic super majority in Congress, suddenly had the …

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Nov
03

Predictions: 2014 Midterm Elections

Change is in the Air....
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The biggest puzzle in the lead up to this year’s midterms has been the apparent disconnect between convincing – and overwhelming – sour national metrics regarding the public’s mood, and the dynamics of individual races which, in both Senate and gubernatorial contests, have gone down to the wire. Nationally, President Obama’s approval rating is at …

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