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I Am Increasingly More Concerned About The Left Than Trump

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The President’s character still weighs on me. The willingness of his supporters to turn a blind eye to his bad behavior weighs on me. The man cheated on his pregnant third wife with a porn star and the few who aren’t still denying it are essentially taking the position that it’s pretty cool to be able to have a fling with a porn star. But for all the problems I have with the...

A Justice Kavanaugh Could Curtail the Federal Administrative State

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“I thought I was the president, but when it comes to these bureaucrats, I can’t do a damn thing,” President Harry Truman once said. Indeed, the administrative state is often viewed as another branch of government — a branch increasingly out of control whether viewed from the perspective of the “deep state” or the self-serving bureaucracy. The problem has a great deal to do...

Guns Matter

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There is a large contingent of conservatives muttering overnight about Kavanaugh and Roe. A good number don’t think he’ll be much better than Kennedy on that issue and are only prevented from going off the ledge by Democrat screams about Kavanaugh and Roe. Some are already privately bitching that Kavanaugh’s nomination sets back the pro-life cause, but they still recognize...

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...

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