Category Archives: 2012 election

So, Only Terrorists, huh?


  The administration, senior members of Congress and members of the intelligence community are now trying to reassure the American people that the massive data collection programs in place which collect records of something like three million telephone calls per … Continue reading

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Two Words


In the Benghazi talking points scandal, there seems to be no incredulity among the members of the press corps about the idea that was put forth by then Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that: “This is not 9-1-1. You cannot … Continue reading

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Will No One Rid Me of this Troublesome Priest?


The primary question in any scandal are inevitably reminiscent of Watergate:  What did the he or she know, and when did they know it? No matter who is the target, that is the essential question in any scandal. What did … Continue reading

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A Suggestion to Help Avoiding Making the Same Mistake Twice


Even after four years, and two national presidential campaigns there is still a lot we don’t know about the man who sits in the White House.  We only get edited versions of what is held out to be the truth.  … Continue reading

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Where Should We Go From Here?


There has been a lot of chatter, chock full of recriminations, in the short time since the elections, but in all of it there has been scant attention given to any sort of plan to move forward, and even less … Continue reading

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Got Mandate?


It happens every four years, like clockwork.  It is arguably the most predictable thing that will ever come out of the mouths of newly elected, or freshly re-elected politicians of both parties regardless of whether their victory was a margin … Continue reading

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How are We Setting Immigration Policy?


Immigration always seems to be a very divisive issue, whether there is an election on the horizon or not.  Over the years, laws (which are the ultimate embodiment of policies) have been passed to limit the number of immigrants that … Continue reading

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Is Politics Important?


I was talking to my son the other day.  He’s been under a lot of stress lately, and after listening to him vent for about 20 minutes, I thought a change of topic would help.  So in passing I asked … Continue reading

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Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet. We’re Hunting in Benghazi.


On the Fox News show Special Report with Bret Baier, Steve Hayes of the Weekly Standard reported that he had spoken with a senior State Department official who was responsible for security in Libya and for our consulate in Benghazi. … Continue reading

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Now Who’s Interfering in Another Country’s ‘Internal Affairs?’


Now that President Morsi has made his first speech at the United Nations General Assembly, and has called for the United States to revise its adherence to the First Amendment, I find it particularly interesting how that call complements other … Continue reading

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