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OMG, People Talked to People!

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This New York Times story made me laugh. They blame the “Koch Brothers” for killing a transit plan in Nashville. Naturally, the reporter is a “climate change” reporter. But read the story. The whole angle is a popular mayor was selling something and everyone thought it would pass. Then it didn’t. Must be the Koch Brothers. You have to actually dive in to read about...

In (Partial) Defense of the President’s Border Policy

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I believe it is immoral to separate parents from their children, even as a deterrent to illegal immigration. We would not, as a society, slowly drop a man feet first into sulfuric acid to execute him. There are times that people propose policies for deterrence that exceed the level of cruelty we as a society should accept. Just as I support capital punishment, but think a slow drop into acid...

Progressives Will Save the GOP

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I have been pretty critical of the Republican Party even though I was, for a time, an elected Republican. I criticized George W. Bush vocally for being what some branded a “big government conservative.” Under Bush, the size and scope of the federal government grew at a reckless rate, not for war, but for domestic public policy. When Bush nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, many more...

There Is No Conspiracy. There Is No Coup. There Is Corruption and Incompetence.

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Christopher Wray, the FBI Director, should be fired. He stood before the nation yesterday and tried to downplay any and all concerns about impropriety at the FBI instead of exercising real leadership and taking ownership of the issues. He should be fired. Thanks to an Inspector General report, we now know James Comey deserved to be fired and President Trump’s only mistake was not firing...

This is Not Acceptable

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It is one thing for President Trump to try to find a deal with the North Koreans that will get them to disarm. It is another thing entirely to praise a genocidal dictator. This is completely unacceptable. The President of the United States should never, ever defend the closest modern equivalent to Hitler. This is unbecoming the office of the President of the United States. We are to be a shining...

Where Do Those of Us Go Who Believe in Limited Government?

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Mark Sanford has lost his re-election. I actually supported Sanford when he ran for Congress after his scandal. He had been very public about his failings, publicly apologized, and I was fine with offering both forgiveness and support for his campaign. He did not disappoint in Congress. He routinely voted against the GOP on issues of limited government, liberty, and spending. After Donald...

On North Korea and Trump

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Having given my criticisms, let me give the President some praise for what he did. Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all engaged with North Korea as victims of a shake down artist. The North Koreans would promise, repeatedly, to end their nuclear programs and then saber rattle. The United States would send them money. North Korea would continue starving its people while going back to...

If Obama Had Done This

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Spare me the complaints, oh Democrats. Your precious Obama glad-handed the Cubans who have now used unknown weapons to assault our diplomats. The Cubans run a brutal regime, ruthlessly punish dissidents, and would be glad to house Russian nukes just off the coast. But Obama decided he wanted to be friends. So spare me your outrage over Trump. And spare me your belief that Obama got Iran to...

On Soledad O’Brien, Jack, and Chick-Fil-A

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When Soledad O’Brien and I were on CNN together, we had more than one conversation about division in America and I have to wonder, based on this tweet, if lack of unity is the problem or wrong teams is the problem. The greatest single issue we have facing this country is people who cannot leave other people alone. It reminds me of the C.S. Lewis quote: Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely...

This Is Normal Now. But It Still Isn’t Right.

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Everyone keeps saying things like “this isn’t normal” when talking about President Trump’s behavior. But it is normal now. It is normal and it is excused by Trump humpers who refuse to do anything but fluff up the President at the expense of honesty and integrity. This Administration has done plenty of good, but it continues to debase the integrity of the office with...

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