Category Archives: GOP

Trump TV Coming Your Way November 9th?

Trumps’s campaign reshuffle, announced today, is another indicator that he’s pursuing multiple paths with his presidential campaign.  Presumably, Trump wants to win. But if he cannot win, the obvious move is to parlay his new fame, reach, and audience, into … Continue reading

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#Enough: On the Senate’s Fight Over Gun Control

With overwhelming public support for reasonable gun control measures like background checks (about 90% of all Americans, demonstrated in five polls in 2015) the GOP is playing with political fire, and with lives, by continuing to resist legislation that is … Continue reading

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Liberty v. Security: Why Apple Might Defeat FBI, CA Court Order

The tensions between liberty and security, big and small government, and old law and new reality is playing out in Apple’s fight with the FBI over iPhone encryption.  Tim Cook just called the government’s request a “cancer,” concerned about a … Continue reading

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Top 3 Takeaways from Trump-Free GOP Debate

We came, we saw, we…wondered how it would go sans Trump. Last night’s GOP Debate was a policy-heavy and substantive debate.  There was less chest beating about polls, fewer personal attacks, and I attribute squarely that to the absence of Trump.  Here are my … Continue reading

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Cruz “religious liberty” victories actually won by minimizing religious content of ten commandments and cross

Ted Cruz’s newest ad to Iowans focuses on his defense of the ten commandments and a cross as evidence of his “religious liberty” bona fides.  Here’s the rub: Cruz’ success  defending the placement of the ten commandments on the Texas … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz: Can the GOP almost-front runner secure the Presidency?

Ted Cruz is running the smartest campaign in the entire republican field, and it shows.  He is steadily rising, by any measure of popularity. First, the Ground Game. Cruz has a veritable army of organizers, he is collecting, and utilizing, … Continue reading

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Guess what. There are no absolute constitutional rights

“I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away.” Dr. Ben Carson’s statement in the wake of the Oregon mass shootings is yet another example, as he and others … Continue reading

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Trump & Carson’s Revisionism and Cruz’s Long Game

In the race for the GOP nod, Donald Trump is the clear leader in campaign rhetoric revisionism.  The best example of this is perhaps the Carly Fiorina “face” comment that he later-revised to be about Fiorina’s “persona.”  Trump has also shown … Continue reading

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NBC Poll: Change More Important than Honesty in Presidential Election

A NBC/Survey monkey poll was published today.  I don’t profess to be a statistician, but there are some interesting insights about what voters actually care about (as opposed to what certain politicians are hammering on) that might surprise you.  The bottom line … Continue reading

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