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Jul
2007
July 16, 2007
Ryan.McCann
The current controversy surrounding the Hillary Clinton and John Edwards campaigns raises a larger question about the state of our primary election process.  What benchmarks should a candidate meet in order to be considered viable?  And should that matter in determining who would be the best President of the United States? It seems to me the national debate is already quite limited.  The race for the highest office in the world has already been limited to who can raise the most money and who can perform well in two of the...
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16
Jul
2007
July 16, 2007
Curt.Smith
          New Mexico Governor and Democrat Presidential candidate Bill Richardson has come up with a novel way to expand the Federal Government.  He would create a new cabinet-level Department of Water. (Elko Daily Free Press, June 13, 2007)           “I would hold a National Water Summit” if elected, he said, adding, “Everybody thinks water is only a western issue, but it is not.”           Well (to make a bad pun), he is right that water is...
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14
Jul
2007
July 14, 2007
Ryan.McCann
The Hill reports that "House Republican leaders largely kept their party together on the issue of Iraq last night, with only four members breaking with their party to support a withdrawal of troops by April."  But will the House GOP stay united? From The Hill:Reps. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) and John Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) were the only new defectors though Duncan voted against the 2002 war authorization measure. The other two GOP members to vote with Democrats were Reps. Walter Jones (N.C.) and Wayne Gilchrest (Md.), who have...
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13
Jul
2007
July 13, 2007
Ryan.McCann
The war has become a divisive issue, even among conservatives.  However, before writing off Iraq we should stop and think what would happen if we were to immediately pull out, as some on the Left have suggested.  Besides the "slaughter of the innocents" that retired military officer Ralph Peters predicts if we immediately withdraw troops and the leverage it would give Iran in the region, we must consider who would fill the vacuum after we leave - Islamic Fascists set on destroying all "infidels" (and the U.S. is...
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