A neo-con/libertarian riff that will kill the GOP.

Mike Kole has a great post on the war between neo-con/Rawlsian liberal + social conservative/modern Republicans and libertarian/classical libertarians/faux-cons.  Read it here. This is the battle for the “soul” of the GOP. I maintain that if the GOP continues to deny rights in the name of religion, they will become a permanent minority with my generation. […]

Word Cloud: Obama vs. McCain on Economy

I’ve created two word clouds based on the two candidate speeches this afternoon on the economy. Here is McCain: http://wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/198191/Mccain Here is Obama: http://wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/198197/obama

Is That McCain’s Giant Seventh House?

While watching McCain’s speech last night, I couldn’t believe they put McCain in front of a mansion with a GREEN lawn… Gawker best describes my thoughts: “While watching the McCain speech last night, we suddenly noticed the big video screen background (which only looked cool when it was neat rippling water behind Rudy Giuliani) suddenly […]

McCain will Ax Earmarks, Not Spending

John McCain’s largest plank in his reform platform is the elimination of earmarks. As any politician does, he says one thing and then does another. I read an article recently that combs through the numbers of McCain’s proposals. The column is from the New Republic and can be read here. But here is the part you […]

Ronald Reagan and Ron Paul

Who is more like Ronald Reagan? John McCain and George Bush or Ron Paul and Bob Barr? In Fact, here is the entire speech. We’d be wise to heed his words.