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Step by Step

GOP The GOP preference is to consider solutions to complex national problems, such as healthcare and immigration reform, ‘step by step.’ Step 1: do nothing. Step 2: do nothing. Step 3: do nothing.

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I’m Just a Bill

I'm Just A Bill Neither side works with the other. They barely speak to each other! So the chances of working together to pass a bill are somewhere between fat chance and ‘Good night, sweet Prince.’

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If the Other Side is Crying Foul, It Must Be Working

OFA The Republican message machine learned that people are a lot more likely to listen and remember what you’re saying if what you’re saying connects to things they care about. Democratic messengers, on the other hand, always seemed to bring a knife to a gun fight.

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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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Ryan and Ayn

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Democrats attempting to paint Paul Ryan as a slavish devotee of novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand may see their efforts backfire. In the first place, while Ryan has praised Rand’s defense of the free market, he’s a former alter boy who has made it clear that he rejects Rand’s atheism and is closer to St. Thomas Aquinas when it comes to questions on the meaning of life. So identifying Ryan with Ayn may not be as easy as they think.

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SCOTUS Rules on Obamacare: UPHELD

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Analysis of the Supreme Court decision on the health reform bill may be missing the mark by predictably focusing on what the government response will be and ignoring that changing America’s medical delivery system depends on two issues that are largely beyond government control.

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Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly

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Expecting corporations to put human rights, employee well-being or even national interest before profit is naïve. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, corporations gotta make money. It’s what they do.

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DEMOCRATS! FORGET ZEBRAS!

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“When you hear hoofbeats behind you don’t expect zebras!”

In other words: the thing that almost never happens, probably won’t.

Forget those headlines about Romney’s failure to win a “knockout!” Or how he could lose the next four primaries. Or how Gingrich’s win in Georgia was what Gingrich “needed to stay alive.” Those are zebras. It’s going to be Romney.

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