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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

7 reasons we like Jon Huntsman

The former Utah governor and 2012 presidential candidate has the winning resumé, sound philosophy, and the bipartisan experience most other politicians dream of.

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Posted in Miscellaneous

Obama and Romney mandate a man date

In October, 59.2 million Americans watched Barack Obama and Mitt Romney angrily circle each other in a bitter and confrontational town hall debate. No on could have predicted that the two men would be having lunch together this Thursday after

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Romney says Obama “gifts” to blame for loss

In a major conference call with donors yesterday, Mitt Romney declared he was outdone by President Obama last Tuesday night because of the “gifts” the incumbent promised to Hispanics, African-Americans, and young people. 

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Post-election post-mortem: what’s wrong with the GOP?

Mitt Romney’s severe electoral defeat Tuesday night offered the clearest and most public illustration to date of the myriad of problems that plague my party. While most of the cries of my fellow reformers have gone straight to the GOP’s

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Posted in President Obama, The Modern Conservative