Category Archives: Politics

Crossroads for the GOP; WWE

The GOP has a problem. The WWE has a problem. It’s the same problem. With WrestleMania 32 taking place in Dallas in just a few weeks, the WWE finds itself in what has become familiar territory in recent years: Its … Continue reading

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This Should Be Marco Rubio’s Closing Statement Tonight

If I were writing for him, it would look something like this: When I began this campaign, I believed with all my heart that I was the candidate who could lead this country into a New American Century.  This journey … Continue reading

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Tom Garrett for Supreme Court Justice

In the wake of the death of the most brilliant legal mind of my lifetime, we’ve already drowned in stories ranging from simple political posturing to outright grave-dancing. President Obama should select a nominee for the Supreme Court.  Failing to … Continue reading

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Understanding Scalia

Originally posted on The Axis of Ego:
Justice Antonin Scalia authored a Supreme Court opinion published today that curtailed certain kinds of police searches using drug-sniffing dogs.  The holding in Florida v. Jardines was that such searches are unconstitutional and a violation…

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Distortion for the Greater Good

It’s as fascinating as it is frustrating to watch the media spin a story to suit its preferred narrative. Our weekly example comes from the controversy surrounding oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, the latest affirmative action case to reach … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift-Boating John Kasich

At a town-hall-style event at the University of Richmond last week, Ohio governor John Kasich noticed a female student who was enthusiastically trying to get his attention, reacting by saying, “I don’t have any tickets, for, you know, Taylor Swift,” … Continue reading

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Trump’s Popularity: Real, or Wake-Up Call?

With another GOP debate imminent, poll leader Donald Trump will have several more opportunities to antagonize opponents, media members, and various segments of the public, as he has done repeatedly in recent months. Thus far, it hasn’t hurt him.  At … Continue reading

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The Urge to Purge

As I’ve said before, the primitive desire to purge our society of anything that makes us feel bad—particularly things that relate to history—will continue, unabated, until people stand up and say “enough.” Consider this opinion piece in the Washington Post, headlined … Continue reading

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Memory Hole or Bottomless Pit?

Down, down the memory hole we go.  Where we stop, nobody knows. I was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia.  Despite growing up in the capital of the Confederacy, and later attending Washington & Lee (as in “Robert E.”) University, I … Continue reading

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What Was Lost

Today’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges represents the culmination of a perfectly executed public-relations campaign. It is impossible not to be impressed by what this activist-driven effort accomplished—I mean in real terms, not the unserious victory slogans of the campaign … Continue reading

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