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Archive for November, 2010

Ron Paul On TSA Abuses

by @ Thursday, November 18th, 2010. Filed under Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

Ron Paul spoke on the House floor yesterday about the ongoing TSA abuse story, and a bill he’s introduced in Congress to stop it:

Virginia Senate 2012: Webb Leads Potential GOP Rivals

by @ Wednesday, November 17th, 2010. Filed under 2012 Election, Elections, Politics, Virginia, Virginia Politics

While some people still seem to think that Jim Webb might not run for re-election in 2012, a new poll from Public Policy Polling shows that he’d be leading his potential GOP rivals if he did:
Jim Webb appears to be in decent position for reelection, if he doesn’t run again Tim Kaine would be an [...]

Obama Leads GOP 2012 Rivals In Virginia

Barack Obama made history two years ago when he became the first Democrat to win Virginia in a Presidential election since Lyndon Johnson, but Democrats have suffered in the two years since then. In 2009, Republicans swept all three statewide offices by overwhelming margins and, this month, the nationwide Republican wave [...]

Debating The War On Earmarks

by @ Monday, November 15th, 2010. Filed under Blogging, Congress, Politics

Over at United Liberty, Jason Pye and I debate the War on Earmarks, specifically whether it really matters  considering the substantial fiscal issues facing the nation. As I have in many posts here and at OTB, I take the position that it is a  diversion from the real fiscal battles that need to be [...]

Rand Paul: The Debt Commission Doesn’t Go Far Enough, Or Fast Enough

by @ Saturday, November 13th, 2010. Filed under Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Rand Paul

Rand Paul was on Fox News yesterday reacting to the proposal from Debt Commission Chairmen Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson that was released earlier this week:

Ron Paul Explains What He Will Do To Oversee The Fed

by @ Saturday, November 13th, 2010. Filed under Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

Watch out, Ben Bernanke:

Gary Johnson On Drug Policy And Politics

by @ Thursday, November 11th, 2010. Filed under Gary Johnson, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

In this excerpt from at talk at The Cato Institute last week, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson talks about how he worked to change drug policy while Governor of New Mexico:

Rand Paul: Issues Matter More Than Party

by @ Thursday, November 11th, 2010. Filed under Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Rand Paul

Thoughts On Veterans Day

by @ Thursday, November 11th, 2010. Filed under History

As we mark Veterans Day here in the United States, it is worth remembering that, for the rest of the Western world, today marks the end of what may very well be the most pointless war in human history
The war in which millions of educated and working class men sacrificed their lives to fight over [...]

Ron Paul Talks Spending Cuts And The Debt Commission

by @ Thursday, November 11th, 2010. Filed under Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

Ron Paul was on MSNBC Wednesday afternoon talking about the release of the draft report of the Commission on the National Debt:

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