Conservatives really wanted a fight about religious freedom. It appeared to be an easy win: Make an ObamaCare mandate that insurers cover birth control into a war on religion. The GOP, void of any ideas Obama hasn’t contaminated by agreeing with,
This campaign season can be summed up by one interview on conservative talk radio last August. It was with Iowa Straw Poll-sweeper Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann, in which she proclaimed: “What people recognize is that there’s a fear that the
Politics Past - a report from NPR as part their All Things Considered coverage of the 1996 New Hampshire Republican Primaries. February 20, 1996
Politics Past - assessing the Goldwater Nomination at the 1964 Republican Convention. Commentary after the final vote tally calls it for Barry Goldwater. July 16, 1964
Politics Past - the 1965 New York Mayoral Candidates debate with Abraham Beame, William F. Buckley and John Linsday as hosted by New York radio station WCBS and moderated by Joseph Denbo.
Part of being a Democrat is acting like you’re losing even when you’re winning. Part of being a Republican is acting like you’re winning even when you’re losing. The phrase “silent majority,” that brilliant bit of Nixonian rhetoric, is a
Newstalgia Reference Room - Paul Tsongas suspends 1992 Presidential bid. March 19, 1992
Hat tip WaPo. John King asks if the easing of roles for women in combat is a good thing. And Santorum answers with: "“I want to create every
Newstalgia Reference Room - Picking A Winner in 1952. Panel discussion on the Presidential candidates as discussed by members of each party and the political analysts of the day.
News of this day included the loud gasp heard over the size of the new budget President Ford was handing Congress. The Recession dragged on. Calls for belt tightening. Supplemental Aid to Southeast Asia was voted down - between the 55,000 lives lost and the billions already spent, enough was enough. Aid to Turkey was on hold pending outcome of the latest Cyprus situation. And the U.S. had the dubious distinction of the 2nd highest trade deficit of the century. Not a day to celebrate.