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Politico has an article up this week about “the birthers,” a fringe group that challenges the validity of Obama’s ascendency to the presidency on the alleged basis that he was born outside the United States. Such a claim, if true, would render him constitutionally ineligible for office pursuant to Article II, Section I, Clause IV. [...]

Hilary Clinton’s answer during the Democrat’s most recent debate and an article in the most recent edition of Foreign Affairs got me thinking- What do I want the next President to do with American foreign policy? Well, here are the 10 things that Yao, Gary, and I are looking for: 1) Engage Foreign Leaders- As [...]

CNN/YouTube Debate or Bust

I’m watching the debate right now and it is wildly mildly exciting. Some of the questions have been mildly humorous but also serious (see: snowman) although most have been stupid or very serious. The best answer thus far has been Barack Obama’s response to whether or not he would work for a minimum wage. Overall, [...]

Staying Positive

With the President’s approval rating lower than Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s weight combined, I feel this would be a wonderful time to reflect on the last six and a half years. We’re probably all familiar with the President’s numerous debacles (so numerous, in fact, that DailyWrit’s word count limit won’t permit me to list them), [...]

The drums for withdraw grow louder each day as more and more bad news comes out of Iraq. With 3609 dead and counting, politicians and pundits are calling for withdrawal. Whether named a “redeployment” or the great escape, it’s doubtful that the current level of US involvement in Iraq is politically sustainable. Just ask President [...]

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 [...]

Kedar and I have been working semi-religiously on perfecting the 2008 Election Tracker (so much so that we both conspicuously missed Saturday’s debate (OOPS!)). Anyway, our spiffy new graphs are really, really neat and can be found below. Democratic Primary Race (click the thumbnail to enlarge via lightbox): ^^^(NOTE: I re-keyed Gore as greeen in [...]

Alongside Morse, the court handed down another highly controversial ruling along the standard partisan line. In Hein v. Freedom From Religion (discussed at length here), the Court ruled that taxpayer standing does not extend to establishment clause cases arising from appropriations made by the executive branch that were never explicitly authorized by Congress. To understand [...]

GOP Debate

Yao had a pretty interesting preview of the GOP debate coming up tomorrow night. Here are the top 5 things I’m looking forward to. 5) God- No one doubts that every candidate will talk about their faith. Mitt Romney isn’t going to have any trouble making his faith compatible with the republican base, but I [...]

Here is my recap- I’ll go candidate-by-candidate- Barack Obama- Barack Obama is officially just another candidate. After losing a lot of the steam that he entered with, Obama looked flat after last night’s uninspiring performance. After being hailed as a magnificent speaker, Obama definitely let his supporters down with a stiff and boring performance. Obama’s [...]



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