Monthly Archives: August 2012

Akin to Change the Subject — 27 August 2012

How in the world did abortion come roaring back into the presidential election campaign?  This issue is like the unwashed cousin at a family reunion – most unwelcome, but you can’t make it go away. Barely a week after the … Continue reading

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The Medicare Scramble — 20 August 2012

Within hours of the announcement that Mitt Romney had picked Paul Ryan to be his running mate, I heard CNN offer an introductory profile.  The “most trusted name in news” described him as an “extreme conservative,” whose proposals included a … Continue reading

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A Choice to Talk About the Big Issues — 13 August 2012

Mitt Romney’s choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate is in effect a declaration of principle: he is saying that this race ought to be about big issues, about the relationship between government and the governed. That is … Continue reading

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Theft and Thuggery: the Auto Bailout Revisited — 6 August 2012

A correspondent recently said to me, in defense of President Obama’s economic record, “Last I looked, Detroit was doing very well!”  Indeed, just tonight an Ohio-based commentator said Obama is doing pretty well in her state because of the success … Continue reading

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