Tag Archives: Republican

The Anti-Congress: Why Chris Christie Is the Most Electable Man in Politics


Written for the Huffington Post: The President steps away from the podium, Beyonce belts out a few bars (or does she?), and then – without delay – comes the question: Who’s next? Somewhere in Trenton, a large man with a short … Continue reading

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Fluorescent Traffic Signals – Why the GOP Needs to Read More Shakespeare


We seem to be a country continually prone to missing the signs. We’ve heard the story of the drowning man who refused the aid of three rescue boats, confident that God would save him; the novice batter who had just … Continue reading

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Flake in Chief – Why Rick Perry’s “Executive Experience” is a Relative Term


As featured on the Huffington Post: Questionable executions and Ponzi scheme conjectures aside, Rick Perry and his proponents have hammered one talking point a little harder than most others: the candidate’s executive experience. Conservative advocacy group “One Term President” – … Continue reading

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The Irony of Framing the Debate – How Extremism Puts Things into Perspective


This piece won’t be as long as usual; it’s just a thought I had. In the wake of recent debates and campaign stops, it has quickly become clear that the Republican presidential field generally errs on the side of political … Continue reading

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Gingrich vs. the Media – The Battle He Can’t Win


It’s difficult to look back upon Sarah Palin’s unsuccessful vice presidential bid without calling to mind her relentless attacks on the “lame-stream media.” It seemed that every stump speech brought a new chapter of her vendetta against the press, with … Continue reading

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Report Card – A Brief Response to SOTU


Substance He had a few different jobs to do from a few separate perspectives. In the Eyes of the Left He had to lay out his agenda in a definitive manner and avoid digressing from the party script. He had … Continue reading

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An Electorate on Edge – The Role of Patience in the Healthcare Debate


I drove to a coffee shop earlier today in an attempt to seclude myself from the minute-to-minute shuffle that accompanies the process of moving houses (that my family is currently wrapped up in). I had pages and pages of history … Continue reading

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Common Interest – Finding Empathy in Greed


When we hear the whistle of a distant siren or a see a flash of red zoom through our periphery, each of us knows what to do. It doesn’t matter how long ago we were supposed to be at that … Continue reading

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Civil Disobedience – What if the Democrats Had Compromised Less?


It’s time to admit that the ship of any sparse hope of party unity has sailed long ago. There no such thing as “typical” in Washington anymore. The crossroads at which we find ourselves is one of many options, many … Continue reading

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A Post-Election Concession


As featured on the Huffington Post: A four year old got angry and dragged her ruby-red crayon all over my computer screen. That’s what the map on my MacBook Pro looked like last night: a fresh coat of crimson Crayola. … Continue reading

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