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The presidential election comes down to ‘Gallup’ versus ‘Silver’

As we get closer to the final weekend of the presidential race there’s still no trend that can be determined by looking at all the polls, no one candidate moving to a small but significant lead. Despite that, most supporters … Read More

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Most Americans are more reasonable on abortion issue than President Obama

Abortion is a contentious issue, but there are stances within the debate that most Americans can agree on. For example, most Americans would support laws banning┬ásex-selection abortions. Most Americans favor parental notification if an underage daughter is going to have … Read More

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‘Julia’ ad fascinating for its sheer ideological purity

President Obama’s new web campaign ad, “The Life of Julia,” (watch) is perhaps the most blatantly statist political advertisement yet from one of the two major parties. Pitched, I suspect to single women, primarily those college-aged and worried about the … Read More

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Can Obama use Supreme Court decisions as a campaign tool?

Although decisions have not been released, the U.S. Supreme Court have appeared very cool to the Obama administration in two very high-profile cases: the review of the president’s health care insurance reform law and the administration’s opposition to Arizona crafting … Read More

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The payroll tax cut needs to end

“Do you want to know what lives longer than a vampire?” … “What?” … “A one-year tax cut.” OK, I know it’s not great humor, but at least it’s wry humor. How can one not at least chuckle at the … Read More

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If Hatch, Lee, Chaffetz, Bishop reject late debt deal, time to dump them

It may have been very late and after a lot of dysfunction, but Congress and the president have reached a deal on the debt limit. Republicans have won 90-plus percent of the battle. No need to trust me on that; … Read More

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How much of the GDP will be taxes is the real budget debate

I’m listening to Congress debate Cut, Cap and Balance on C-Span web and yes, it’s self-inflicted torture. Each side claims solidarity with the American people, most of whom curl their lips in distaste when Congress is mentioned. We have a … Read More

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Democrats less likely to vote for a Mormon for president than Republicans

This Gallup poll needs to be taken with skepticism, of course, but its finding that 27 percent percent of Democrats are hesitant to vote for a Mormon compared to 20 percent of Republicans seems to indicate that the Republican beliefs … Read More

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Mitt Romney leads among sane Republicans

I know that these types of polls occur when political passions are up, but a new poll showing that 51 percent of Republicans believe Obama was born outside of the U.S. needs to be a wake up call for many … Read More

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Democrats offer talking points for Thanksgiving dinner debates

Republicans may have enjoyed a lot of success on Nov. 2, but Democrats have not given up the fight. The party has prepared a talking points “cheat sheet” for those family Thanksgiving meal debates. To be honest, I’m more concerned … Read More

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