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Entries from November 2008

Thanksgiving recalls faith of our fathers

November 25th, 2008 · 5 Comments

For anyone born in the last 50 years, “separation of church and state” is inculcated secular orthodoxy.  I well remember the family discussion during which my dad informed me that the phrase appears nowhere in the Constitution, and I recall spending the next two hours searching my history books in futility to prove him wrong. [...]

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Our party failed, our principles didn’t

November 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

After being routed at the polls for two consecutive election cycles, Republicans are turning introspective, asking how the party fell out of favor so suddenly and how to correct course. That introspection includes the inevitable catharsis that exacerbates tensions within the existing right-center political coalition. Conservatives say moderates were too squishy, especially on spending matters. [...]

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Election reflections

November 9th, 2008 · 5 Comments

As the dust settles after Election Day, it’s fair to say that Republicans deserved the thrashing we received. Unfortunately, some good Republicans (our own Bob Schaffer, to name one) lost undeservedly, and some embarrassments (Alaska Sen. Ted “7 Felonies and a Bridge to Nowhere” Stevens) won undeservedly. Only time will tell if America will get [...]

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