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Chaos in Deutscheland

Patrick Ruffini, a conservative blogger I’ve frequently read even in those proto-blog days of the late 90s, usually has a good take on international elections. This time, in a review of the recently concluded...

Proofreader Wanted

I need an editor/proofreader for “The Proxy Senator”. Two friends of mine who offered to help no longer have the time to give to this project, at least if I want to complete the...

Sour Grapes & Slights of Hand

Today, the BBC is reporting that some in the Liberal Democrats party in the UK are upset with their electoral performance, and are looking for revenge. To me, it’s just a matter of sour...

Shocker: Spoils System Never Left

Despite the “shock” and “dismay” being expressed over recent events, and despite of the well-meaning intentions of the good-government types, I am here to point out that the Spoils System never left American politics....

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Is conservatism dead?

When I was involved in campus politics, some of my fellow insurgents looked on with dismay as members of the establishment broke ranks and took up our cause. They were worried that such conversions...

Roberts To Get Free Pass?

Not to sound critical, but I believe Judge Roberts will get a largely free pass in the debate and vote in the Senate. Even if one or two Republicans vote against him (Specter or...

Age and Politics

I recently looked at the demographics of Congress, courtesy of Congress.org. Here is what I found: 0 Senators age 30-39 15 Senators age 40-49 30 Senators age 50-59 32 Senators age 60-69 23 Senators...