Tag: republicans

Personal Liberty Issue Update: Freedom, the Constitution and the Candidates

Personal liberty, freedom, and the Constitution are at the core of the Republican presidential candidates’ talking points. So what exactly does freedom and liberty mean to the GOP Presidential candidates?

Posted in Politics and Elections, Personal Liberty, Issue Updates

Anti-Student Voting Bill Dies in NH

Efforts in New Hampshire to bar college students from voting at their school addresses have been killed, for now.

Americans Trash Environment In Poll

An early-March Gallup poll asked Americans which was more important: developing energy supplies even at a further detriment to the environment or protecting the environment even at the cost of limiting energy supplies? Fifty percent of those polled favored securing energy supplies from gas, oil, and coal, the highest percentage Gallup has seen in 10…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

Obama Meets Republicans, Wins Back Jon Stewart

If you haven’t yet watched President Obama’s lively and engaging Q&A during a GOP retreat last Friday, what are you waiting for? (Or you could just catch the high points, with an obviously delighted Jon Stewart, below.) Yes, political points aplenty were scored. But more importantly, Obama was modeling a type of civil discourse that,…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Arlo Guthrie, Unexpected Republican

Deborah Solomon had this interesting exchange with folksinger Arlo Guthrie in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine: Where are you politically these days? I became a registered Republican about five or six years ago because to have a successful democracy you have to have at least two parties, and one of them was failing miserably….

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Democrats Mock GOP Dinner, Non-Showdown Ensues

If there’s one thing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee knows how to do, it’s take advantage of the follies of their Republican rivals. Witness the Sarah Palin invite fiasco, for instance. Now sure, the Dems could have just let the headlines about infighting and egos at last night’s National Republican Congressional Committee gala fund-raising event…

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Battling for the Soul of Young Republicans (in 140 Characters or Fewer)

Not only older Republicans like Gingrich and Cheney are grappling with the age of Obama. According to a recent article in Slate, even College Republicans are having an identity crisis. “We’re the dead-meat party,” said one young conservative. “We need to be the happy meal.” The first College Republican National Committee (CRNC) convention since the…