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In Defense of Student Commencement Protesters

graduation Has America entered a Bizarro world in which money equals speech but speech itself gets labeled intimidation?

That’s not a far-fetched conclusion to draw in a political culture that has unleashed campaign spending and given it First Amendment protection while at the same time branding the supposed free speech of college students as bullying, tyranny, censorship, and intolerance.

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Conservatives Vow Outreach To “Welfare-Taking, Job-Killing” Hispanics

Rep. Don Young WASHINGTON D.C. — Conservatives in Washington, still smarting over their electoral defeat in November, held a conference Tuesday to offer new strategies to attract the votes of the Hispanic community.

The forum, entitled “Reaching Out: Sharing the Message of Liberty With All Americans,” was simulcast on C-SPAN.

“Our message is simple: it’s freedom and economic opportunity,” said Robert “Red” Flange, author of the best-selling book “Invaders: Why We Continue to Welcome Terrorists and Criminals to Our Shores.”

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Freedom, Family, and Fairness — A Conservative Epiphany

California 405 Epiphanies come in many forms. Some are personal, like the one I had after being invited to a hot tub party in Southern California: “I better start going to the gym.”

My political epiphany occurred there, too. (No, not at the hot tub party. In California.)

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The 2012 Election – “Omnishambles”

Karl Rove The Oxford Dictionaries have chosen the word “omnishambles” as their word of the year. How apt.

Oxford defines the word as “a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations.”

One only has to look at the Romney-Ryan campaign and the misbegotten efforts of the “super PACS” to see how applicable the word is to American politics.

But the Romney campaign is not the only one to merit application of the word of the year.

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Stirring Through the Ashes; Lessons from the 2012 Election

President Obama The candidates in the 2012 election may or may not have addressed big issues, but there is no doubt that the voters did.

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The Audacity of Ambition

Official Photos Mitt Romney for President A wise man told me many years ago that modest people do not seek political office. And over 40 years around politicians, I have never found his observation to be very far off.

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Romney’s Momentum Un-Mitt-i-gated by Third Debate

Third Presidential Debate One of the first rules of etiquette in debate is that you do not make personal attacks on your opponent. Last night, President Obama — who has so loudly, so frequently, so eloquently, so passionately and, we may add, so self-righteously — deplored the decline of civility in American politics, broke that rule. Not once, but repeatedly.

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Frankly, My Dear, I Don’t Give A Damn About This Debate

Photo by: Scout Tufankjian for Obama for America At long last, we are past the debate stage of the presidential campaign. Three up and three down. Now we can look forward to Election Day, when the voters decide who gets to be President of Ohio and Virginia.

Wait a sec — what? There’s another debate? Get out. For reals?

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