Paul Cleans Huckabee’s Clock

The highlight of the GOP presidential debate, held in New Hampshire, and broadcast on Faux Fox News, was this exchange between Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee (Hat tip: Lewrockwell.com) PAUL: “Going into Iraq and ...

Iowa GOP Debate: It’s All About Foreign Policy

More on the Iowa follies: On Barack Obama’s plan to bomb and/or invade Pakistan: Giuliani is in favor, of course. Is there any crazed foreign policy “option” he wouldn’t take? Romney doesn’t ...

The Ron Paul Revolution Hits Sproul Plaza

I just returned from a Ron Paul for President rally at the University of California at Berkeley, and I have to tell you that it was quite an experience. Here we were in Sproul Plaza, the historic epicenter of campus ...

The Bloomberg Is Off the Rose

Over at Salon.com, the heroic Glenn Greenwald has the goods on the Bloomberg-for-President hot air balloon, which is now being pumped up by all kinds of “centrist” (i.e. unprincipled) politicians and the ...

AIG Bonuses Are a Ruse

There have been many different takes on the controversy over the stimulus money going toward AIG bonuses, everything from the general public not understanding corporate payment structures, to politicians knowing full-well ...

Paul-blogging (I)

The exclusion of Ron Paul by Fox News has created what can only be called an anti-Fox backlash: as a direct result of Fox’s high-handed methods, Ron’s been invited back for his second appearance on the Jay Leno ...

Ideological Diversity and its Discontents

Alright, alright, enough already with the Hamburger Question, let’s get down the Really Important Things, i.e. mentions of me on the Internets. This is the Writer’s Vice of the cybernetic age: self-Googling, ...

Al Qaeda’s Toddlers

To hear the neocons tell it, we’re “winning” in Iraq, and here is the face of “victory”: <object style=“width: 100%” type=“application/x-shockwave-flash” ...

Iowa GOP Debate: The Specter of Cheney

Video question on the role of the Vice President. Should there be a constitutional amendment on the role of the VP? McCain: Jokes about the role of the VP being to ask, daily, about the health of the Prez. “There is ...

It Takes A Liberal (Part II)

Is Matt Yglesias the conscience of the Right? In a piece published in response to Brink Lindsay’s “The Libertarian Center,” Yglesias agrees with Lindsay’s thesis that the past fifty years have seen ...

Joining the Revolution—An Endorsement of Ron Paul

Back in 2004, traditional conservatives were faced with navigating between a Charybdis and a Scylla by the names of Bush and Kerry. On one side lurked something quite monstrous: a self-described conservative who fiddled as ...

Bill Donohue Is Right About the Huckster

I understand the, uh, over-sensitiveness of Christians when they believe they are being forced to take their Christianity out of “the public square,” as my good friend Scott Richert avers, but the ...

They Lied Us Into War

The Center for Public Integrity does a public service by documenting how they lied us into war in Iraq: “President George W. Bush and seven of his administration’s top officials, including Vice President Dick ...

Norman Podhoretz: Unknown Soldier of the War Party?

How clueless is Rush Limbaugh? This clueless: “You know, when I talk about people who labor behind the scenes and are working hard down there in the basements and they get no notoriety or very little, very little ...

The Lobby Strikes Back

The reviews of The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy are coming in, and—yes, I know you’re shocked—they largely confirm the book’s thesis: that the Lobby is determined to smear anyone who so much as ...

The Hagelian Dialectic

The Democrats were pretty cautious in their handling of General Petraeus during the Senate hearing on the “surge” in Iraq: they are easily intimidated by a man in uniform. The Republicans, however, weren’t ...

The Spies Who Came In Under The Radar

The AIPAC spy trial has been delayed once again. It was supposed to start on January 16: the new trial date is April 29. I’ve been covering this story since it first broke—in the summer of 2004. Briefly, the ...

The Huckabee Horror

John Fund cites Phyllis Schlafly on the Huckabee Horror: “‘Phyllis Schlafly, president of the national Eagle Forum, is even more blunt. ‘He destroyed the conservative movement in Arkansas, and left the ...

Anti-Ron Paul Spam Hits the Internet

The first phase of the smear campaign against Ron Paul was all about “spamming”—sending unsolicited email with pro-Paul messages. This was and is a lot of malarkey, as spammers notoriously glom on to ...

Covering the Ron Paul Beat: Prelude to Iowa

Neocon blogger-GOP “insider” Patrick Ruffini —described by the New York Times as a former “e-director for the Republican National Committee”— who previously tried to downplay Ron ...

Give the Money Back? Hell No!

The Smear Bund is busy, what with the Ron Paul campaign and all. I’ve covered the controversy here, but there’s more to say. The brouhaha is over the fact that the Bund’s crack investigators have been ...


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