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  • Welcome Silvio Canto Jr. to our order of bloggers. It is long overdue.

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  • The Scratching Post

    K T Cat
    Thursday, November 27, 2014 8:27 AM
    The ramblings of an amateur missionary.

    For $300,000 You Can Get Someone To Read A Teleprompter At You


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    K T Cat
    11/27/2014 8:27:24 AM
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    ... or, you could buy about 4 Lotus Elises and then get one of those text-to-speech apps to read the text instead.I can tell you how I'd spend that $300K if it were mine.Hillary Clinton, it turns out, bags 300 large to read a teleprompter.When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the school had one request: Could we get a reduced rate for public universities? The answer from Clintons representatives: $300,000 is the special university rate.The money is just the beginning. There are scads of special demands. My favorite was this one.After a lengthy call with a Clinton representative, UCLA administrator Patricia Lippert reported to[...]

    Let The Baby Have His Bottle


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    K T Cat
    11/26/2014 9:55:57 AM
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    ... and let the media and the rioters and the race baiters have their fun far away. Where we live, it's just something you read about.Yesterday, I was at a police station helping my daughter deal with her very first ticket. It was for a minor infraction, thankfully. At the station, there were several people gathered for job interviews. Some administrative position was open and there must have been 6 people queued up for their chance. One of the guys, a young black man, was sitting outside, waiting. As we left, I asked if he was there for a job interview. He said he was. I smiled and said, "Good luck" He gave me a big smile and said, "Thanks" I then told him I'd say a prayer for him, which got another big smile and[...]


    W.C. Varones

    W.C. Varones
    Thursday, November 27, 2014 6:11 AM
    Thoughts of a radical libertarian Jeffersonian vegan militant bicyclist populist capitalist pig in San Diego navigating GD II... and friends.

    The lesson of the first Thanksgiving: socialism kills


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    W.C. Varones
    11/27/2014 6:11:00 AM
    Reposted from 2010.  More relevant now, obviously. Long before Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren were "fundamentally transforming" America, the first settlers had their own little experiment with socialism.From Karl Denninger:The first winter was disasterous - nearly half of the Pilgrims died of starvation, pneumonia and tuberculosis. Many claim that Bradford's first wife perished that first winter, but that is not quite true - she actually fell off the Mayflower quite close to land and drowned, never making it to Plymouth (he later remarried.)During the first two years the colony lived under what could only be called Communism, enshrined in the Mayflower Compact. Each person was accorded a "share" of the totality of[...]

    Best Bill Cosby impression ever


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    W.C. Varones
    11/19/2014 3:51:00 PM
    Original footage courtesy of BBC: Seals raping penguins.


    My View by Silvio Canto, Jr.

    Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Thursday, November 27, 2014 5:00 AM
    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan

    Why all of the turkey posters? My first Thanksgiving in the U.S.


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    Silvio Canto, Jr.
    11/27/2014 5:00:00 AM
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          Back in 1941, President Roosevelt made it official:Thanksgiving became an annual custom throughout New England in the 17th century, and in 1777 the Continental Congress declared the first national American Thanksgiving following the Patriot victory at Saratoga.In 1789, President George Washington became the first president to proclaim a Thanksgiving holiday, when, at the request of Congress, he proclaimed November 26, a Tuesday, as a day of national thanksgiving for the U.S. Constitution. However, it was not until 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to fall on the last Thursday of November, that the modern holiday was celebrated[...]

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND FAMILY


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    Silvio Canto, Jr.
    11/27/2014 4:00:09 AM
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              WE TAKE A DAY OFF TO WISH EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY.Tags: Thanksgiving 2014  To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks     


    Left Coast Rebel

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:27 AM
    Limited-government, conservative, libertarian-leaning, constitutional anti-statist perspective on news, politics, and current events

    Motives and Whistleblowers


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    11/26/2014 11:27:00 AM
    By Grant DaviesRecently there have been two cases of people blowing the whistle on the US government for wrongdoing. Both cases exposed significant violations of the public trust, not to mention the rights of the citizens.Both people who exposed the wrongdoing deserve credit for helping the American people. All the citizens are better off knowing what is really going on and how the government deceived them.One, Edward Snowden, seems to have had the intention of doing so for what he thought of as his duty as an American. The other, Jonathan Gruber, seems to have done so inadvertently and for all the wrong reasons, even if those reasons are not very clear to me. I could speculate about what motivated him, but I'm not sure that[...]

    Mr. President: There is No 'Shot Clock' in the Constitution


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    11/25/2014 7:00:02 AM
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    President Obama and his sycophantic supporters have made the argument ad nauseum, that since the House failed to pass a certain Senate bill, within a certain amount of time, that President Obama was free to act on his own to unilaterally "fix" the immigration problem. Conservatives, however, keep bringing this "Constitution" thingy into the argument.Where in the Constitution does it say that any particular piece of legislation passed in the Senate must be voted on in the House within a certain amount of time, or the President gets a free pass to write his own legislation? Moreover, all the faux indignation and self righteous intonation of "two whole years", "seventeen months*", or "514 days", since the Senate passed an[...]


    The Liberator Today

    B-Daddy
    Friday, November 21, 2014 4:30 PM
    Government growth threatens our liberty and our prosperityA liberty movement blog

    Deny Obama Entry to Congress for SOTU Address - UPDATED


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    B-Daddy
    11/21/2014 4:30:31 PM
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      Under the concept of separation of powers, the President is invited annually by the Congress to address the "State of the Union."  While it is a constitutional requirement that the President provide a report or address as to the State of the Union, there is no requirement as to the form it takes.  In 2013, Speaker Boehner invited the President to deliver the address:  Dear Mr. President:As we round out the first session of the 113th Congress, we look ahead to the new year and with it the annual tradition of the presidents State of the Union address.  In the coming year, Americans expect Washington to focus on their priorities and to look for common ground in addressing the challenges facing our[...]

    Tweet of the Day - Defund Universities


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    B-Daddy
    11/13/2014 9:14:53 PM
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    Runsonmagic tweeted this today:If conservatives were serious about winning, they would defund universities - social justice training centers - and reinforce marriage. runsonmagic (runsonmagic) November 14, 2014I couldn't agree more, but since it is hard to make a nuanced argument on twitter, I would add the following.  The specific manner in which I would defund universities is to end the taxpayer subsidies and forgiveness polices for student loans.  Veronque de Rugy explains the connection:". . . by keeping student loan rates artificially low, the federal government is contributing to the rapid increase in college tuition. As it did in the housing market, free or reduced-priced money has artificially inflated the[...]


    Beers with Demo

    Dean
    Monday, November 10, 2014 4:52 PM
    A blog for the unwashed and well-read

    And where a Salon writer wades into (for him) completely uncharted waters


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    Dean
    11/10/2014 4:52:12 PM
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    .    *Over the weekend, Salon writer, DAVID MASCIOTRA, caused quite a bit of dust-up on social media with his own salute to the troops ahead of Veterans Day . Here is the headline, followed by the sub-headline and then followed by the first paragraph of the piece. You dont protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracyIt's been 70 years since we fought a war about freedom. Forced troop worship and compulsory patriotism must endPut a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of a childlike culture, that insists on anointing all active military members and police officers as heroes. If[...]

    Next, they came for the craft beer and you said nothing


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    Dean
    4/19/2014 11:47:13 AM
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        Want to know how to goon up a perfectly good win-win situation for all participating parties? You get the federal government involved, thats how.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will now be regulating the spent grains from the brewing process because of pet food or something.For centuries, brewers have given or sold the leftover grain from the brewing process to local ranchers and dairy farmers for cattle feed. But new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration threaten to end that relationship. "The whole brewing community was shocked about it," said Josh Deth, co-owner of Revolution Brewing in Chicago, Ill. Deth, whose title is "Chairman of the Party," says it's always been a great deal[...]


    Temple of Mut

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 8:15 AM
    Shrine of Flaming Capitalism

    Canto Talk - October 28th: A Citizen's First Campaign


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    mutnodjmet13
    10/28/2014 8:15:48 AM
    Dear Readers:I have always felt that the best step many of my fellow citizen activists could take would be to get elected to local offices. So when I heard one of my favorite, savvy, and sassy conservative activist friends was running for her city's town clerk, I just had to find out more.Therefor, it will be my privilege to join Silvio Canto Jr. to interview New York's Karen Beseth, who is running for Dewitt Town Clerk.I will be asking her for campaign tips and tricks she has learned, to pass down to others who might be inspired to join her on their own political careers. And, of course, we will be comparing Blue State Blues.Her Facebook page is HERE, for those who want to send a direct message of support. If you do[...]

    CANTO TALK, SEPT. 25: Spanish Flu Pandemic/World War I Aftermath


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    mutnodjmet13
    9/23/2014 9:30:45 PM
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    Dear Readers: I am happy to report I will be able to delve into two areas of personal study on the next edition of Canto Talk Thursday: infectious diseases and history. As military history expert Barry Jacobsen concludes his review of World War I history with a look at its aftermath, I will chime in on the event that took even more lives in 1918: The Spanish Flu Pandemic.Click HERE Thursday, Sept. 25th at 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST or after for the podcast.A great documentary on the subject: WE HEARD THE BELLS.A synopsis:Influenza StrikesThroughout history, influenza viruses have mutated and caused pandemics or global epidemics. In 1890, an especially virulent influenza pandemic struck, killing many Americans. Those who[...]


    Doo Doo Economics Blog

    Doo Doo Econ
    Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:06 AM
    Doo Doo Economics are the policies of overspending, printing money, neglecting the key economics issues, bad science and promoting entitlement programs which all add up to higher taxes during a recession and economic unsustainablility.

    Windows 10 is Cool


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    Doo Doo Econ
    10/16/2014 3:06:33 AM
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            This article is being written on the technical preview of Windows 10. It is impressive and exciting to see a real improvement aimed at desktop productivity.My motivation for reviewing Windows 10 on one of my Virtual Machine (VM) servers is to understand the future of Microsoft Windows Apps. Out of the gate, Windows 10 addresses my primary concerns. Apps tiles are now wonderfully integrated into the classic Windows Start button.    The future of Windows apps looks bright. This new apps interface is terrific and a huge improvement over Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Windows apps now use their inherent responsive design model to resize throughout the desktop environment.The Windows 8 style[...]

    ObamaVirus: Enterovirus (HEV D68) Timeline of Events podcast


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    Doo Doo Econ
    10/15/2014 8:14:21 AM
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      Before beginning this timeline there are two alarming facts to keep in mind.This current enterovirus strain appears more severe than previous strains.If diseases were spread to American children through the Obama Administration's unilateral amnesty and relocation programs, enterovirus is just one of many pathogens in the exposure.Per USA Today:A dozen Colorado children have been diagnosed with polio-like paralysis, Wolk said. Although all of the children had a respiratory virus before muscle weakness set in, only four tested positive for enterovirus D68, he said. Most have gone home and are in rehabilitation."We're optimistic that a number of them, if not the majority, will gain some functionality back," Wolk said.This[...]


    blogger in chief blog

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    A topnotch WordPress.com site

    Do Not Pass Go Ethics in California


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    dawnwildman
    10/14/2014 3:33:15 PM
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     At the end of this legislative session in California Governor Brown vetoed a few bills that, the legislature passed in Sacramento, which dealt with ethics. His reason was that he did not want to make the ethical practices the elected in Sacramento must follow to be made any more complex. Huh? Given that under his watch three separate Senators have been indicted on various federal and state charges ranging from voter fraud to gun running, how complicated are the current ethics rules?This gave me pause as to how complicated it must be already for these guys given their current legal troubles, so I went looking for the complex ethics one must follow if ever elected in our great state. Listed below are some of the ethical[...]

    First They Came for Ferguson Then They Came For Us


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    dawnwildman
    8/15/2014 9:06:12 PM
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    The most shocking part of the stories out of Ferguson is the photos and realization that the Ferguson and state police are armed to the teeth. If this doesnt seem like an overreaction to the situation at hand I dont know what does. Most telling is the fact that the law enforcement in the state feel like they need to bring out all of their war toys.Since 1997 the DoD has been shuffling through the Department of Homeland Security all of their excess hardware such as armored vehicles, assault weapons and even helicopters. So is it any wonder that the cops are now acting like the military? And how far do we need to go before losing our liberty is more important than our perceived security? I know if I live in Ferguson, MO I dont[...]


    Word Warrior of So Cal

    Friday, September 19, 2014 7:54 PM
    Just another WordPress.com site

    LYNDON BAINES OBAMA: HOW NOT TO WIN A WAR


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    barrycjacobsen
    9/19/2014 7:54:26 PM
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    It is trite but true, that those how fail to learn from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them. This is why we study history: to find clues as to what will or likely will not work in the future.It is therefore disconcerting that President Obama, as he prepares to wage war against the Islamic State seems bent on repeating the two worst mistakes made by President Lyndon Johnson in his conduct of the Vietnam War.Wars need to be waged to win, or not be engaged in at all. When a President wills the outcome, he must will the means. Which is to say, if he want to defeat an enemy he must give his generals the tools and the latitude to get the job done. However, too often civilian leaders fail in this simple recipe, and[...]

    REMEMBERING 9/11, THIRTEEN YEARS AFTER


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    barrycjacobsen
    9/11/2014 2:23:07 AM
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    (I wrote this on last year's anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It seems just as timely today, on the 13th anniversary.)It seems a long time since the attacks on 9/11/2001; and it seems like yesterday. Thats a trick your mind plays on you with traumatic memories: putting a healing distance between then and now, all the while indelibly imprinting the memory so it always seems fresh; easily recalled as clearly today as when it occurred.In 2001 I was living in Michigan, a business man who worked out of his home office. That morning, I got my coffee and walked down to my office. It was just a few minutes before 9am on a crystal clear autumn morning. My office had a large window, and as I sipped my coffee I looked out at squirrels[...]


    Shane Atwell's Blog

    Shane Atwell
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:00 AM
    Defending Capitalism from its Enemies Abroad, Parasites at Home and Alleged Friends

    Reaching Students Through Book Reviews


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    Shane Atwell
    1/22/2013 5:00:11 AM
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    This blog doesn't get a lot of traffic, so I pay attention to those posts that do. Most of the all-time favorites are ones that have been featured in other, higher-traffic blogs, like one on Walmart and the DHS that made it onto some kind of right-wing e-mail list and one on collective bargaining that was featured on Mish's site.     One post that has gotten consistent readership and strange little spikes (e.g. 260 pageviews this last month despite being two years old) is my review of Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt. The book is a defense of socialism and was recommended to me by a leftist college (biology) professor. He read it for his professors' book club. No doubt it's assigned reading in many classes around the[...]

    In Search of Where We Went Wrong


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    Shane Atwell
    1/16/2013 8:46:01 AM
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    First a big thanks to Leslie Eastman, the most link generous blogger I know, fellow SLOB and now frequent contributor to College and Legal Insurrection. She tells a good story and makes a big effort to pull together the thoughts and posts of other bloggers. She's been quoting my e-mails and throwing me links in her posts, which makes me remiss in not posting something new here.WARNING: this post has no conclusion. Its just a description of an intellectual journey half over. Call it a thematic compendium of book blurbs.    Where did we go wrong? This question has been bothering me for years. We started out with a near perfect system of government, as close as could have been achieved given the knowledge of the[...]


    United Networks -News & Wires [Health]

    Monday, January 01, 0001 12:00 AM
    Live Breaking News Headlines from all major wires and sources.

    North-west ice problem overhyped by media: health minister


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    (06:13 UTC) AuBC: North-west ice problem overhyped by media: health minister

    GPs 'failing' to find liver disease


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    (01:43 UTC) BBC: GPs 'failing' to find liver disease


    Bing News [Health]

    Monday, January 01, 0001 12:00 AM
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    Boy Dies After Being Bitten By Brown Recluse Spider


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    A boy in Alabama has died only a few hours after being bitten by a poisonous spider, the Daily News reported on Wednesday. Share This Story Branson Riley Carlisle, 5, died in a hospital shortly after a brown recluse spider bit him on Sunday. His funeral ...

    Bottoms up: Excessive drinkers are not always alcoholics


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    Drinking excessively can cause serious health risks and is responsible for an average of 88,000 U.S. deaths every year. But the vast majority of excessive drinkers are not alcoholics, according to new government data. Nine out of 10 excessive drinkers are ...


    Legal Insurrection - Leslie Eastman

    Monday, January 01, 0001 12:00 AM


    Madagascars Bubonic Plague Outbreak: What it Means for America and the World podcast


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    While Ebola continues to rage in West Africa, an outbreak of another deadly disease is occurring in the African island nation of Madagascar.An outbreak of bubonic plague in Madagascar has now claimed almost 50 victims and is spreading to the island's capital, officials warned today.There have been 138 suspected cases of the disease - similar to the Black Death in medieval Europe - since the start of the year, with the death toll of 47 expected to rise in the coming months.Two people have been infected in the capital of Antananarivo, one of them dying, and health workers have mounted a pest control campaign through slum areas around the city.The health ministry said 200 households had been disinfected this month, adding that[...]

    Latest Trend in #Ferguson Protests: Blocking Americas Highways podcast


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    Leslie Eastman
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    A lot of San Diegans were caught in gridlock when a group of student protesters from my alma mater, University of California - San Diego, blocked Interstate 5 just in time for morning rush hour.Dozens of UCSD students brought traffic to a halt on northbound Interstate 5 Wednesday morning to protest the decision of a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., not to indict a white policeman for killing an unarmed black teenager.A crowd of an estimated 50 to 70 protesters marched onto the freeway at Nobel Drive at about 6:49 a.m., blocking the northbound lanes. They remained in the roadway for about 40 minutes until San Diego police arrived and removed them.The protesters left the freeway peacefully and began marching on surface streets.[...]


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    College Insurrection - Leslie Eastman

    Monday, January 01, 0001 12:00 AM


    A Review of Student Second Amendment Rights


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    Leslie Eastman
    The College Conservative's Chelsea Gruenwald reviews the status of student rights related to the Second Amendment on campuses across the country.And while the news is good, more work needs to be done.The majority of the 4,400 colleges and universities in the United States prohibit their students from carrying firearms on campus. Concealed carry of firearms is legal in all 50 states as long as the carrier has met certain state requirements. However, 20 states prohibit the carry of firearms on campuses, even by legal concealed carry permit holder, with the exception of university safety officers: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New[...]

    U. of Tennessee has some good tips for the new GOP Congress


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    Leslie Eastman
    University of Tennessee student Treston Wheat has some good advice for the Republican leaders in the next session of Congress, so they wont squander the mandate they have been given by the American people.Now that the GOP has taken back the legislature, if they want to change this country for the better they have to wield power affectively while thinking about the future. To do this they need to better understand and apply party politics. By utilizing the party system, the GOP could more efficaciously run the government by filling positions and creating network of policy experts. Republicans need to think beyond this election and even the 2016 presidential election; they must take a long-term strategic view of politics,[...]


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