The Road To Hope, Part I: A Peril Of Their Own Design

Introduction:  As time ushers political victories from the realm of current events to the realm of history, the answer to one question seems always to change, simplifying itself with the passage of years, decades, and centuries.  Why did this candidate win, and why did his opponent lose? The answer is never...

What was that noise?

Oh, it was just Mike Huckabee’s ass-hat falling off. Seriously, if that was a joke then it means the people at the NRA convention, including possible Republican V.P. candidate Mike Huckabee and GOP Presidential nominee John McCain, thought it funny in context. Sadly that context was a meeting full of...

The Posterity of the Religious Right

Modern movement conservatism is, as most should know, buoyed by an alliance of three core constituencies; religiously motivated social conservatives, fiscal conservatives, and the neoconservative war hawk. It’s an alliance that has been so strong and has played such a powerful role in contemporary...

About Last Night and The McCain Effect

There have been better nights for Obama supporters than last night; the knockout punch the Democratic frontrunner was looking for never came.  The Clinton campaign which had established Texas and Ohio as firewalls would therefore seem to have paid off on the surface, and for at least the next day or so that...

McCain Clinches Nomination

With a full board sweep of the primary contests today, Senator John McCain of Arizona will be his party’s nominee in the General Election. At this point, the contests had become something of a formality as John McCain rolled easily beyond the necessary 1,191 delegates required to guarantee the...

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