Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 21:07
For all the billions spent, the endless bombardment of obnoxious ads and the empty stump speeches, very little attention has been paid during this election to what may be it most enduring outcome -- the shape of the federal judiciary, not just for the next four years but for the next generation or two. The man who is elected president next Tuesday will very likely have an opportunity to name one or more justices to the Supreme Court, where four members are in the seventies.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 15:01
Mitt Romney’s message to those in Hurricane Sandy’s path is simple: I want to shut down FEMA because you don’t need any federal disaster relief, your states should handle it. In fact, the whole thing should be turned over to the private sector.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Sun, 10/28/2012 - 19:15
If it were just an isolated incident, the race baiting of a top Mitt Romney surrogate and advisor might be dismissed as a slip of the tongue, but John Sununu’s history of repeated slurs suggests his comments may be part of a larger strategy of the Romney campaign, particularly in view of the candidate’s failure to publicly admonish and dismiss the former New Hampshire governor.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 11:54
As Mitt Romney has been etchin’ and sketchin’ his way from being self-described “severe conservative” pandering to the Tea Partiers, religious extremists and neocons, he has changed his positions on a growing list of issues, particularly in foreign policy.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 16:46
Foreign policy was not supposed to be a big issue in this campaign. Mitt Romney wanted to make it a referendum on jobs and the economy, and with those improving, albeit at a disappointing pace, Republicans have been hammering at President Obama for being weak the international front. They conveniently ignore how much more effective and welcome abroad the incumbent is compared to his Republican predecessor whose name Romney and the GOP never even mention.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 22:20
Arlen Specter, who died Sunday at 82 following a long battle with cancer, was a vanishing breed: a Republican senator who was both a moderate and a Jew.
The only Jewish Republican senator, he switched parties in 2009 because he felt the GOP had moved so far to the right he felt he could not win his party's nomination for a sixth term, but many Pennsylvania voters saw the switch as opportunism and he lost the Democratic primary the following year.
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