2012

What Republicans Can Learn from Canada’s Conservatives

Some years ago, the columnist and editor Michael Kinsley sponsored a contest to come up with the most boring headline. The winner was, "Worthwhile Canadian Initiative." Well, Canada held an election last Monday, and the result was anything but boring. It amounts to something like a revolution in Canadian politics and has lessons, I think, for [...]

Catholic Social Thought and the 2012 Election

  Barring an international conflagration or another 9/11, both of which may God forbid, the 2012 election is going to be fought on the question of America's fiscal future: Will the United States get a grip now, and over the next several decades, on the costs associated with an aging society? Or will we spend-and-borrow [...]

Ron Paul soon to announce decision about 2012

Texas Rep. Ron Paul will decide this month whether or not he'll run for president in 2012. According to the Alex Jones Show, he will probably join the South Carolina debate between potential presidential contenders without necessarily making a commitment to run for president. Former governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura recently said he would "join [...]

The 2012 Dark Horse?

Most conversations in Washington these days end up running down the list of likely GOP candidates who will run for the presidential nomination in 2012. The strengths and weaknesses of Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and Haley Barbour are quickly calculated; but when it comes to [...]

Bill-and-Hill vs. Obama

Freud once asked, "What do women want?" And he found it a difficult question to answer. Let's narrow the question down to a particular woman, and we'll find the question somewhat easier: "What does Hillary want?" And while we're at it, we may as well add: "What does Bill want?" -- for of course they [...]

When There Is Too Much Religion In Politics

Next week, my defense of religion in politics -- Onward, Christian Soldiers: The Growing Political Power of Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States -- will be published by Simon & Schuster. This book is both a history and apologia of religious conservatives in politics over the past 30 years. But this primary season has [...]

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