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Voting the Issues in 2008

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

I would like to see the top five issues, according the polling of American voters, along with the views of the presidential candidates neatly listed beside each one. This upcoming election seems to be pivotal in many ways. Which way to we go? Do we vote based on fear of terrorism? […]

No Longer the Poor Man’s Party

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

My first recollection of politics was when I was about eight years old. Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter were contending for the presidency. Reagan was a smooth talking, charismatic, superstar Republican Governor from California, and Carter was the politically troubled (mostly due to the oil crisis) southern incumbant Democrat. I didn’t really […]

Nevada Caucus Experience

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Yesterday I had the chance to go to the Nevada Caucuses. It was the first time I’d ever attended a caucus. It was an interesting experience and I’m glad I went. I was one of only three attendees from my precinct. We were combined in a room with another precinct. That group had 34 attendees.
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Benazir Bhutto Assassinated

Friday, December 28th, 2007

I was shocked to hear of the assassination of Pakastani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto by cowardly extremists. This is truly a sad day. A life was lost, and a figure for change and democracy in the Middle East has been killed. It is unfortunate that the current Pakastani administration did not do […]

Gays in the Military

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

What is your current thinking on gays in the military? I have been a somewhat socially-liberal Republican my entire adult life. And I find myself becoming more and more liberal in some regards over the years. I think the reason is that as I become older I think more and more on […]

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