Yearly Archives: 2012

Poll: Americans oppose assault weapons ban

Despite the shooting deaths of 26 elementary school students and teachers in Connecticut and the recent murder of two firefighters responding to a call in New York, Americans continue to oppose a ban on military-like assault weapons by a 7-point margin.

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Posted in President Obama, Social Policy

Sometimes, it pays to be moderate

A year ago, in the face of almost universal conservative opposition to raising taxes to deal with the national debt, I urged Republicans to accept a politically uncomfortable compromise. In light of House Speaker John Boehner’s failed attempt at a

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Posted in Fiscal Policy, President Obama, The Modern Conservative

GOP now home to nation’s only black senator

We Republicans aren’t known as a very diverse bunch, which is something I’ve been trying to change for a long time. That’s why I was so excited to hear that Nikki Haley, the female, Indian-American governor of South Carolina, has

Posted in The Modern Conservative

New estimate: US loses sole superpower status by 2030

A report by the National Intelligence Council (available on Scribd) confirms what many world-watchers have long been foretelling – that by 2030, emerging powers like China, Brazil, India and Russia will be in position to challenge the United States’ sole superpower position.

Posted in Foreign Policy

Fox News wants Karl Rove, Dick Morris off the air

In this latest chapter of post-election deck reshuffling, Fox News president Roger Ailes issued strict instructions that former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove and conservative pundit  Dick Morris are to be kept off his shows until he says otherwise.

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Posted in The Modern Conservative