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Posts tagged GOP

The Battle For The Soul Of The Republican Party

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  [5440 note: this is an adaptation of a presentation given by the author at the TechRoanoke Conference in Bellevue, WA, June 2014] There is a battle on for the soul of the GOP. But to clarify, I’m NOT going to be talking about the 800lb gorilla in the room. The factional infighting, the purity […]

Guest Post: Making sure Republicans lose

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[5440 note: Making sure Republicans lose, originally published at the whitestick papers. Reprinted by permission of the author.] Almost since its founding in the late 1850’s, the Republican Party has been plagued by internal strife. It’s a party of moral righteousness (and, often, self-righteousness) that takes founding principles very, very seriously. Clashes between firebrand ideologues […]

Guest Post: “RINO” vs. “Moderate Republican” | JSL Consulting

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My buddy John LaRosa has a compelling new post at his blog: “RINO” vs. “Moderate Republican” | JSL Consulting.   In case you haven’t noticed, there is a battle going on, and I’m not talking about the “war on” poverty, drugs, illiteracy or terror. The conflict I’m talking about is taking place within the Republican Party. In […]

The Litmus Test-And How It’s Killing The GOP

This post may make some people angry, but then any worth while conversation in close relationships runs that risk. In my life I have valued those friends who have been honest with me-even if it was painful at the time. Sometimes we just need people to tell us the truth, and usually this kind of […]

Where The “War on Women” is Real

Lately we have all been hearing the term “War on Women” quite a bit thanks to our media and friends in the Oval Office. As a result, I thought it might be a good idea to interject some reason into this dialogue and share with my readers some examples where there IS in fact an […]

Newt Wins South Carolina! GOP Ship’s Heading: Newt-by-North-West

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Dateline Portland Oregon, January 21 2012:  I am probably one of the least politically astute people on the planet.  Thus my qualifications for writing a political opinion piece. So it may come as no surprise that my pick for a Presidential ticket comes not from any profound thinking on the topic, but from something that popped into […]

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  • Reps. McCaslin and Taylor release statement following governor’s partial veto of school siting bill April 26, 2017
    In a surprise move earlier today, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed section one of Rep. Bob McCaslin’s House Bill 1017, which would authorize the construction of schools and school facilities outside of designated urban growth areas. The governor’s veto means the bill will now only affect school districts in Pierce County. “It’s a shame the governor, despite his continued talk of […]
  • Wyman gives treatment update: “The support really lifts my spirits and makes a difference.” April 26, 2017
    Secretary of State Kim Wyman says she is feeling upbeat and positive after two weeks of treatments for colon cancer. “I’m about one-third of the way through my treatments and I’m trying not to wear myself out,” Wyman said. “I really can’t thank everyone enough for their love, kind words and prayers these past few […]
  • Sonics | Special Session | Snow Storm April 25, 2017
    Here are five things we think are worth keeping your eye on in Washington state politics this week – from DC to Olympia to Seattle.  We’re building this Monday morning email to be a briefing of things we thing merit your attention for the week ahead. If you have suggestions on what to add, we’d […]
  • Harvard Study Finds Restaurants More Likely to Close, Less Likely to Open After Wage Hikes April 27, 2017
    A Harvard University study found that raising the minimum wage increased the likelihood that restaurants, especially of lower quality, would close and made it less likely that new restaurants would open. The post Harvard Study Finds Restaurants More Likely to Close, Less Likely to Open After Wage Hikes appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Acosta Is New Secretary of Labor April 27, 2017
    Florida International University School of Law Dean Alexander Acosta will succeed Democratic Party boss Tom Perez as secretary of labor. The post Acosta Is New Secretary of Labor appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Rob Quist’s Faux Defense of Gun Rights April 27, 2017
    Montana Democrat Rob Quist has gone to great lengths through campaign ads to present himself as a defender of gun rights, but on Thursday he campaigned alongside vocal celebrity gun-control activist Alyssa Milano. The post Rob Quist’s Faux Defense of Gun Rights appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Only the Government April 27, 2017
    Only the government would complain when the number of customers using one of its services grows. At least, that’s the case with an article about the increase in freight traffic as UPS, FedEx, and other shipping companies make more deliveries due to on-line sales. Supposedly, a “siege of delivery trucks is threatening to choke cities […]
  • Reason #4 to Stop Subsidizing TransitCities Need Low Taxes More Than Transit April 26, 2017
    Transit advocates like to claim that transit is somehow crucial to urban vitality, even in cities where only a few people use it. The reality is that lower taxes play a bigger role in urban growth–and spending more on transit means higher taxes. Transit almost certainly is crucial to New York City, where 58 percent […]
  • Reason #3 to Stop Subsidizing TransitFew Use It and Fewer Need It April 25, 2017
    In 1960, when most of the nation’s transit was private (and profitable), 7.81 million people took transit to work. By 2015, the nation’s working population had grown by nearly 130 percent, and taxpayers had spent well over a trillion dollars improving and operating urban transit systems. Yet the number of people taking transit to work […]