Category Archives: 2012 election

The Supreme Court’s Michigan Affirmative Action Decision: Part III of our Coffee House Conversation

Here are Part I and Part II of this conversation among the lawyers arguing the Schuette case in front of SCOTUS. Let’s pick it up where we left off: JOHN:   Well, that sure was a brief1 appearance from Mike. LARRY:  How … Continue reading

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Who will be the next Pope?

The first Wednesday in February is always a huge event across the country, as it is national signing day. For those of you poor souls who don’t follow college sports. This is the first day that high school seniors can … Continue reading

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69th Post! Where do we go from here?

For over a month, the Republican party has been forced to confront the one thing they feared most from this election season: Failure. Although somewhat taken out of context, comments by Mitch McConnel became a rallying cry for both parties. … Continue reading

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Election Prediction

My prediction for the results of the 2012 electoral college: President Obama: 332 Mitt Romney: 206 Here is a link to my map: 2012 Presidential Election: Electoral Map.

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President Obama’s Economic Report Card

In many ways, this election is about President Obama’s handling of the economy over the past four years. There are few sources better qualified to evaluate that job than The Economist, which recently issued a report card:       … Continue reading

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A Candid Reflection on Politics in Washington

Yesterday, Senator Richard Lugar lost an Indiana Republican Primary battle for his own seat. His concession statement (below) tells me that Congress just lost one of the few remaining good politicians: I would like to comment on the Senate race … Continue reading

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You’re Damn Right Obama Should Campaign on Killing Osama bin Laden

Politics blows me away sometimes. I just wrote a post about all of the inaccurate and improper assertions that are being made by both presidential campaigns. The day after writing that post, I encounter a flurry of stories in the … Continue reading

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The False Arguments of the 2012 Election

With the Republican nominee determined, both parties have commenced posturing for the November election.  Unfortunately, presidential elections are more about manipulating the American people than they are about actual issues. In future posts, I will discuss some of the real, … Continue reading

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The Core Controversy Over Obamacare

While reading the transcript of the oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the Obamacare case I realized that I misunderstood something fundamental about the collective American psyche. It has to do with the principle of federalism. My formal education—of … Continue reading

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Perfect Politician: Mitt Romney or Ron Paul

Happy Super Tuesday! It looks like the scariest portions of the nomination process for Mitt Romney are over. Even if he has a poor night tonight, he will still likely secure more delegates than any other candidate. According to the … Continue reading

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