Archive for September, 2007

Ron Paul Is Seriously Flawed As A Candidate

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ron Paul

Now before you start jumping on me and calling me names, please understand that the title is what one of his supporters is saying about him in a recent post, and I’m guessing a lot more of his faithful are having the same fear too. From First off, let me just say that I […]

September 12th, 2007 | Permalink| 82 Comments »

MoveOn Needs To Move On

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Partisan Hacks

Good job left-wingers. By questioning the messenger and trying to discredit him before he had even delivered the message, you actually gave him more credibility in the eyes of nearly everybody who doesn’t share your far left views…that being 75% of the electorate. See, they don’t like name calling, and they trust the military to […]

September 11th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

Dollar Hits 15 Year Low

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Money, The World

Yes, the lowest since, well, a Bush was President. From FT:The dollar fell to a fresh 15-year low against a basket of currencies on Tuesday as the greenback continued to suffer from the prospect of a cut in US interest rates. Expectations that the Federal Reserve would move to lower interest rates at its meeting […]

September 11th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Powell Talks

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, History, Immigration, Military, The War On Terrorism, War

And I’m listening… On terrorism:“What is the greatest threat facing us now? People will say it’s terrorism. But are there any terrorists in the world who can change the American way of life or our political system? No. Can they knock down a building? Yes. Can they kill somebody? Yes. But can they change us? […]

September 10th, 2007 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Hillary Gives Back Hsu’s Bundled Cash

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Hillary, Money

This is big because it basically intimates that the money those San Fran residents living in that shabby house gave Hill could very well be dirty. From the AP:WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign said Monday it will return $850,000 in donations raised by Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu, who is under federal […]

September 10th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

Moderation Takes a Holiday

By Pete Abel | Related entries in Religion, Science

I pride myself in the labels “Centrist” and “Moderate.”  But on some issues (one, in particular) I’m increasingly compelled to set those labels aside. That issue, the one that consistently makes my blood boil, is embryonic stem-cell research or ESCR.  I’m for it.  All the way.  1,000 percent.  And I just can’t bring myself to […]

September 8th, 2007 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Noonan On Ron Paul’s Debate Peformance

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Debates, Republicans, Ron Paul

She’s starting to understand that something’s going on and Republicans should take note. From Opinion Journal: The debate was full of fireworks about Iraq, about its essentials–the rightness of the endeavor, and what should rightly be done now. From the libertarian Ron Paul a blunt argument against the war: We never should have gone in […]

September 7th, 2007 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Iraq Facts, Strategies & Opinions

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iraq, The World, War

Kevin Drum points me to a piece in Slate that discusses the opinions of General Petraeus and Stephen Biddle, a military analyst at the Council on Foreign Relations and an advisor to Petraeus. First, some facts about the surge… The surge will be over in April 2008, when the U.S. Army and Marines run out […]

September 7th, 2007 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Norman Hsu Captured In Colorado

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Law, Money

The question remains: why did he run? SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Disgraced Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was arrested in Colorado late Thursday after he failed to show up for a court appearance related to a felony theft conviction. FBI agents took Hsu into custody at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., said FBI spokesman […]

September 7th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Is Iraq like Vietnam? Lessons learned.

By mw | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Foreign Policy, History, Iraq, War

There were indeed lessons to be learned from Vietnam. One George Bush heeded those lessons. One did not.

September 6th, 2007 | Permalink| 11 Comments »