State & Local Politics

State & Local Politics

Pence offers a blueprint for America's future

I've long thought that President Thomas Jefferson's creative vision was for an America which hasn't been born yet. That we had repudiated Jefferson in favor of Alexander Hamilton's view of one world economy and centralized government. But Indiana...

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Tea Party Texas

National political writers are missing the point as they autopsy the meaning of the Texas Republican primary elections.

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Can California be saved? Should it be?

Time magazine this week sees 100 years of dry in the California drought, a condition it says which could get much, much worse. Other reports say it is the worst drought since the 1500s. It is not the first of our American conditions which has gotten much, much worse.

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Note to Chris Christie: Stay fat

Chris Christie today has to ask himself exactly what it was that pushed such a collection of New York billionaires to rush him to the front lines of conservative American politics so few winters ago.

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9 predictions for 2014

The Mudcat Manifesto, New York yields, Israel blossoms, Ron Paul rises, the Anglosphere finds form.

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Why do nanny-staters hate e-cigarettes?

I guess there are some nanny-staters who would rather ban e-cigarettes under an all-or-nothing illusion. I wonder whether they also want to ban condoms under the premise that they would prefer that people remain abstinent?

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