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Newtmania is the New Huntsmania!

15 November 2011 16:28

Oh Jonathan, how you disappoint me! Newt Gingrich’s “rise” in the polls means almost nothing. It certainly does not warrant…

Bye Bye, Herman Cain

15 November 2011 10:58

A while ago, a reader asked why I hadn’t written more about Herman Cain. Because, I explained, the only reason…

Rick Perry, RIP

10 November 2011 2:40

Gosh, I hope I remembered to add the caveat “if he’s any good at this stuff” to any post suggesting…

Mike Tyson As Herman Cain. Yup, You Read That Right.

9 November 2011 22:27

As if GOP Idol 2012 weren’t odd enough already here, via Ben Smith, is Mike Tyson with a fake ad…

A Petition That Deserves Your Support

9 November 2011 11:13

Making it easier for people to petition parliament is, on the whole, a modest but useful step forward. The White…

Huntsmania: Fun, But Not Serious

8 November 2011 15:14

The game is the game, you know? And one of the rules of the Presidential Primary Game (Press Edition) is…

Joe Frazier, Lion of Manila

8 November 2011 12:35

The defensive playground boast Stick and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me was always unconvincing…

How Good is Barack Obama at Politics?

25 October 2011 23:23

Not as good as you might think, argues Ramesh Ponnuru: Last year, President Barack Obama issued a warning to Republicans.…

What (Some) Wall Street People Really Think

25 October 2011 15:26

Apparently this email spent much of the summer pinging from one Wall Street firm to another. I suspect the author’s…

How Weak is the Republican Field?

20 October 2011 17:37

Very, very weak according to Ezra Klein: Does the 2012 Republican primary field feel a little…thin to anyone else? In…

Perry Punches Himself Out

20 October 2011 15:15

There appears to be widespread agreement that Rick Perry’s performance in Tuesday’s debate in Las Vegas was his best yet.…

Mitt Romney, of all people, shows David Cameron a way ahead

13 October 2011 14:42

Whatever may be said about his difficulties with the Republican base, there’s no doubt that Mitt Romney is a much…

Mitt Romney’s Haggis Problem

12 October 2011 18:42

Michael Kinsley begins his latest Bloomberg column with an observation so old it’s even been made in these parts: If…

An Ad We’ve Been Waiting For

10 October 2011 17:28

As far as I can tell Mitt Romney has been hoping that everyone will be fed up with health care…

An Execution in Tehran

28 September 2011 19:58

Cranmer is right about this: It really is quite incredible. Last week, a convicted murderer, Troy Davis, was finally executed…

Scenes From An Execution

21 September 2011 22:50

It’s important to insist that the argument about Troy Davis’s execution does not actually really rest on whether he is…

President Perry: Hollywood Action Hero

21 September 2011 16:14

Peter Suderman says Rick Perry’s “epic new campaign ad appears to have been shot by Michael Bay and edited by…

Who Benefits from School Choice? The Poor.

21 September 2011 1:00

Responding to research that finds school-voucher lottery winners from poorly-performing school districts in North Carolina do much better than the…

Your Lying Eyes

21 September 2011 0:20

I don’t know, just as you don’t know, whether Troy Davis is innocent. I do suspect that his conviction would,…

There With The Grace of God…

16 September 2011 23:16

The good news is that Rod Dreher is blogging again, this time at the American Conservative; the sad news is…