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Newt’s Crazy Kamikaze Mission to Destroy Romney

11 January 2012 19:55

Y’all will note that Newt Gingrich asks “Who can beat Barack Obama in the debates?” not “Who can defeat Barack…

The Ron Paul Revolution

11 January 2012 17:38

When Mitt Romney secures the Republican presidential nomination, it’s pretty clear the last man standing against him will be Ron…

Romney’s March Continues

11 January 2012 3:20

Bill Kristol, in his ongoing bid to supplant Dick Morris’s as America’s Worst Pundit, has been trying to spin Mitt…

Ed Miliband is No Teddy Roosevelt

10 January 2012 15:27

This is, I know, a statement of the obvious but Ed Miliband is no Teddy Roosevelt. There are two reasons…

Boringly, Mitt Romney is the Republican Party’s Presidential Nominee

5 January 2012 17:19

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” So said Sherlock Holmes and…

Ron Paul Does Red Dawn

23 December 2011 0:29

His ad team* PAC seem to be inspired by Patrick Swayze’s finest hour. That’s the 1984 classic, Red Dawn. (What…

Newt Gingrich & The Dog Lovers’ Party

22 December 2011 21:18

Say this for Newt Gingrich, he does know how to have some sport at Mitt Romney’s expense. How else to…

Ron Paul’s Newsletter Problem

22 December 2011 16:58

It shouldn’t surprise anyone who remembers anything about Ron Paul’s run for the Presidency four years ago that The Newsletter…

The Eternal Doomed Quest for a Third American Party

21 December 2011 17:07

One of the rules of American political journalism is that every four years there must be an attempt to guage…

Newt: I Told You So

21 December 2011 15:57

Jonathan Bernstein is mildly miffed that now that Newt Gingrich’s self-inflated bubble is collapsing too few people are remembering those…

In Praise of Victor Davis Hanson

13 December 2011 23:34

As someone who finds the Cult of Reagan a depressing, even nauseating spectacle, I doff my hat to Victor Davis…

Newt Gingrich is Not John Kerry. That’s His Problem.

12 December 2011 17:46

In the end your view of the battle for the Republican party’s presidential nomination comes down to the degree of…

Newt: Another 9/11 Would Have Concentrated Minds

6 December 2011 23:28

There are many, many, many reasons why Newt Gingrich will not be the 45th President of the United States (assuming,…

Newt Gingrich: Serial Hypocrisy

30 November 2011 23:31

A splendid ad released by Ron Paul’s campaign: Youtube has been great for political ads and while ads alone can’t…

Doctor Paul’s Splendid Isolation

29 November 2011 14:21

Meanwhile, the New York Times’ Gail Collins makes the case for Ron Paul: Paul says he believes that the federal…

In the Bleak Midwinter; Some Republican Entertainment

29 November 2011 14:10

British politics is pretty depressing at the moment so thank god for the entertainment provided by the Republican candidates squabbling…

Mitt vs Mitt

28 November 2011 16:26

The Democrats come to the GOP party with this reminder that Mitt Romney’s the most credible general election candidate the…

GOP to World: Drop Dead

25 November 2011 17:26

There are many good things in this week’s edition of the magazine and among them, happily, is a piece by…

In Defence of Lobbyists

24 November 2011 15:47

Amol Rajan – author of the splendid Twirlymen – has an entertaining rant against lobbyists in the Independent today. Entertaining,…

Newt: A Modest Bum of the Month

16 November 2011 13:34

Who can blame Newt Gingrich for enjoying his 15 minutes as Mitt Romney’s latest Bum of the Month? And who…