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I am going absolutely crazy with all the talk of Clarence Thomas and his total perversion of originalism. I’m not one to rant, but this is the closest I will ever come to declaring an absolute- Originalism is NEVER appropriate. Thats right, there is never an instance where it is appropriate to take our noses [...]

For the last few days (or maybe I just haven’t read the news in a few days) I’ve been hearing that Cindy Sheehan might be running for congress against Nancy Pelosi. Sheehan declared that if Pelosi doesn’t introduce articles of impeachment in the next two weeks she will be running for office as an independent [...]

Polling’s Point?

Every election cycle, the media bemoans the fact that campaigns start earlier than ever. Even at the congressional level, members of the house of representatives who are in contested districts usually begin their reelection campaign right after the previous election ended. In an attempt to explain why the campaign cycle starts too early, the LA [...]

Before 9/11, Rudy Giuliani was known in the national media for his bad break up with his second wife Donna Hanover amid accusations of infidelity with a member of his staff (Cristyne Lategano) and a sales manager (Judith Nathan). After 9/11, Giuliani became known as America’s Mayor for his performance in leading New York City [...]

When Mitt Met Hillary

When Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney ran into each other yesterday in Iowa, they smiled for the cameras. Both Presidential hopefuls hoped this wouldn’t be their last encounter – and, if current polling in Iowa can be extrapolated to national trends (and Kerry clearly showed us last year that it can), then this match up [...]

By now, you should all know that I’m not a fan of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District. In my humble opinion, the majority made a policy decision by contending that desegregation is good, but the way this community chose to go about it wasn’t effective. The [...]

It has been a busy couple of weeks for all those folks runnin’ for President! Of course, everyone has something to say about Bush’s decision to commute ol’ Scooter’s sentence (you can find a detailed and thought-provoking run down here, courtesy of DryFlyPolitics). Then, yesterday, the final fundraising numbers for the previous quarter came in. [...]

McCain’s Impending Implosion?

John McCain’s campaign announced that it’s laying off at least 50 staffers and only has 2 million dollars on hand. It’s second quarter fund-raising numbers are as abysmal as his first quarters. Back in April, McCain reported raising 13 million dollars, with about 5 million on hand and 2 million in debt. Now, the campaign [...]

President Bush’s policy of cronyism didn’t reach its worst today, but it was certainly as evident as ever. President Bush commuted Scooter Libby’s 30-month sentence down to probation and a fine. Fear not though, President Bush would never go so far as to pardon Libby- that would just be crazy. You can find the full [...]

The GOP’s Political Suicide

Hello everybody, my name is Gary Wang. I’ll be blogging here on political affairs in the United States. Recently, the senate voted 56-43 to kill the bipartisan immigration reform bill. One the bill’s staunch opponents, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) boasted on his senate website that “This act created a crisis of confidence in their government. [...]



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