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  • Palin adviser worked for foreign governments

    10/04/2010 6:24:19 PM PDT · by pissant · 315 replies · 1+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 10/4/10 | Mark Hosenball
    WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin, seen as a possible Republican presidential candidate, has paid tens of thousands of dollars for foreign policy advice to a U.S. firm that represents three overseas governments, campaign finance documents show. While legal, the adviser’s work as an agent for other countries raises questions about whether Palin is receiving impartial information about foreign relations and could be become a subject of debate if she runs for president or another elected office. Financial reports filed by the former Alaska governor’s fundraising committee known as SarahPAC, show that between December 2009 and the end of May 2010, it...
  • The right has lost its way [interesting]

    01/29/2009 9:34:54 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 138 replies · 2,613+ views
    The Vanderbilt Hustler, Nashville, Tenn. ^ | 2009-01-30 | Devin Saucier
    As members of the GOP bemoan the inauguration of President Obama, far-sighted right-wingers are looking to the future with their own brand of hope. For the latter, the overwhelming victory of National Journal's most liberal senator of 2007 is a definitive repudiation of the pseudo-conservative principles championed by Messieurs Bush and McCain. Indeed, the results of this past election and President George W. Bush's 22 percent approval rating give testament to their ability to reach across party lines: by receiving bipartisan disdain. Now while liberals would bash anyone who doesn't call all their plays from the writings of the Frankfurt...
  • Why the GOP Must Lose: Nothing short of defeat will put it back on its limited government track

    10/22/2008 11:32:45 AM PDT · by grundle · 202 replies · 4,731+ views
    Reason magazine ^ | October 22, 2008 | Radley Balko
    Why the Republicans Must Lose Nothing short of defeat will put the GOP back on its limited government track I grew up in a particularly conservative part of the already conservative state of Indiana. I voted for Bob Dole in 1996 and George Bush in 2000, generally because—though I'm not a conservative (I'm a libertarian)—I'd always thought the GOP was the party of limited government. By 2002, I was less sure of that. And by 2004, I was so fed up with the party that I did what I thought I'd never do—vote for an unabashed leftist for president. Since...
  • We Are All Georgians

    08/13/2008 9:31:57 PM PDT · by flyfree · 18 replies · 137+ views
    wsj ^ | August 14, 2008 | JOHN MCCAIN
    For anyone who thought that stark international aggression was a thing of the past, the last week must have come as a startling wake-up call. After clashes in the Georgian region of South Ossetia, Russia invaded its neighbor, launching attacks that threaten its very existence. Some Americans may wonder why events in this part of the world are any concern of ours. After all, Georgia is a small, remote and obscure place. But history is often made in remote, obscure places.
  • McCain Exceptionalism

    05/19/2008 1:22:17 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 16 replies · 116+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/19/08 | William Kristol
    Last Tuesday, Republicans lost another Congressional seat in a special election — their third such defeat in two months. On Wednesday I received an acerbic e-mail message from a disgusted young G.O.P. loyalist: “I just have to say that Republicans are a dumb party that chooses stupid candidates. With the exception of McCain.” Who says the young lack wisdom? In fact, Republican hopes of denying Democrats complete control of the federal government for the next couple of years may rest on the promise of “McCain exceptionalism.” The Republican Party is clearly in bad shape — trailing by double digits in...
  • John McCain: Rogue State Rollback

    01/10/2003 9:13:55 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 6 replies · 51+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 01/20/03 | John McCain
    Don't appease Pyongyang . . . NORTH KOREA'S PURSUIT of a nuclear arsenal directly threatens the security of the American people, as well as our ability to shape the international order so as to strengthen the stability of Asia, defeat the global threat of terrorism, and enhance the security of the United States and our allies. Those who counsel a return to the status quo fail to grasp the danger of rewarding threats with retreat and concession. America's challenge in Asia is to compel North Korea's nuclear disarmament, protect ourselves and our allies from the insecurity caused by the nuclear...
  • John McCain - The Militarist

    04/28/2008 12:30:19 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 6 replies · 126+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | April 29th, 2008 | Matthew Yglesias
    The collapse of the George W. Bush-era Republican Party is a multifaceted story, but no chapter stands out as clearly as the war in Iraq. As the occupation has dragged on and the U.S. casualties have mounted, Bush has watched his public approval ratings spiral downward. By the time the contested GOP primaries came around, even a healthy proportion of Republican voters were saying that they strongly or somewhat disapproved of the war in Iraq. Under the circumstances, it's not surprising that the GOP is poised to nominate a presidential candidate who will appeal to its anti-war base. What is...
  • Administration tilts at windmills with its misadventure in Iraq (<i><b>BARF ALERT!!!</i></b>)

    07/19/2003 7:10:06 PM PDT · by Carthago delenda est · 14 replies · 422+ views
    Newsday ^ | July 18, 2003 | James P. Pinkerton
    One day, this Iraq War will be thought of as the Intellectuals' War. That is, it was a war conceived of by people who possessed more books than common sense, let alone actual military experience. Disregarding prudence, precedent and honesty, they went off - or, more precisely, sent others off - tilting at windmills in Iraq, chasing after illusions of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction and false hope about Iraqi enthusiasm for Americanism, and hoping that reality would somehow catch up with their theory. The problem, of course, is that wars are more about bloodletting than book-learning. Tilting at...
  • How Bill Kristol ditched conservatism. Great Escape

    10/03/2002 7:41:50 PM PDT · by logician2u · 82 replies · 3,010+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 5/28/2001 | Franklin Foer
      How Bill Kristol ditched conservatism.Great EscapeBy Franklin FoerIssue Date: 05.28.01Post Date: 05.17.01  Back in the winter of 1995, Bill Kristol liked to fantasize aloud about "President Newt Gingrich." Once, after the House speaker addressed a group of Republican governors, Kristol gushed to The Washington Times, "How can anyone hear the speech he gave today and not want to see him run?" For Kristol, who was editing the newly launched Weekly Standard, Gingrich--energetic and idealistic, smart and strident--embodied all that was good about modern conservatism. By the fall of 1997, however, disillusionment had set in. Kristol's litany of gripes...