Category Politics

The Iron Lady’s Euroskepticism

    Margaret Thatcher delivered the Bruges address in 1988, warning about the threat a European super-state posed to the continent’s nation states. Each member would cede sovereignty if they wanted to make European integration a reality, Thatcher claimed. The second video is an House of Commons q&a Prime Minister Thatcher gave just weeks before […]

Will Occupy Wall Street Notice Jon Corzine’s Demise?

Jon Corzine should be the bête noire of the Occupy Wall Street protests. He served as CEO of Goldman Sachs during the 1990s and used this cache (his enormous wealth and Wall Street connections) to win political office and shape public policy for a decade. After leaving office, he returned to Wall Street and picked […]

Pat Toomey Explains Supply-Side Economics

Pat Toomey, the junior senator from Pennsylvania, gave a wonderful description of supply-side economics recently on “Morning Joe.” He did so following a question by contributor Mike Barnicle, who brought up unemployment (around the six minute mark) and suggested a lack of demand was contributing to the sluggish economy. Small businesses had fewer consumers because […]

Can The Tea Party Tackle Richard Lugar?

Can the Tea Party knock off another incumbent Republican senator? That is the storyline playing out in Indiana, where six term Senator Richard (Dick) Lugar is in a primary battle with state treasurer Richard Mourdock. The Tea Party played a pivotal role in the 2010 Republican primary season. Its support helped Pat Toomey win the […]

Jon Huntsman’s Impressive Fox News Appearance

The “Special Report” video is not yet available on Youtube. I hyper-linked the three segments in the first paragraph of this piece. Jon Huntsman appeared on Fox News “Special Report” Wednesday night and delivered a Q-and-A  performance that reminded me of why the media swooned over his presidential announcement. Huntsman, if nothing else, is one […]

What Should The Right Conserve?

Pat Buchanan’s latest column focuses on Russell Kirk, one of the leading figures in conservative intellectual thought. Kirk was a traditionalist who wanted the Right to conserve the best in the Western tradition. Much of that thinking has gone by the wayside in recent years, leading to Buchanan’s jeremiad. Buchanan concludes by asking what Americans […]

Democrats Still Want to Immanentize the Eschaton

My what a week’s it’s been in domestic politics; let’s review. President Obama wrapped up his campaign bus tour through Virginia and North Carolina, failing to convince Americans that his jobs plan would turn the economy around and get Americans back to work. Vice President Biden created a stir in Flint, Michingan, when he asserted […]