Archive for March, 2006

National Debt Out of Control

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Since not much else has gone on today, I’ll take the opportunity to opine about an extremely importan issue that is all to often taken for granted.
When the Republicans took control of Congress on Jan. 4, 1995, the national debt was $4,801,793,426,032.89.  So large was the national debt that some saw it necessary to put […]

NOW Can We Close Ranks?

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Today, Tom Rooney, the last of the frequently discussed potential primary challengers to Rep. Katherine Harris, announced that he would not become a candidate.  This leaves Harris unopposed in her quest to unseat liberal Democrat Bill Nelson.  While there is still a little chatter about Rep. Mark Foley, a more moderate Republican, the fact is […]

Clarity Needed on Immigration Reform

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

On yet another issue, the GOP has failed to take the upper hand on an issue by failing to act on principle rather than attempting to find a squishy, unworkable middle that does nothing to solve the problem.  Immigration is an extremely difficult issue that requires serious solutions rather than half hearted political attempts to […]

Katherine Harris: Embarassment

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Those of you who have been readers of this blog for any length of time know that I have been one of Rep. HarrisĀ“s only defenders.  I think she has gotten a raw deal.  The treatment that she has received from the Party establishment is inexcusable.
Having said that, the way that she has handled her […]

I Shall Return

Monday, March 6th, 2006

There will be little to no posting this week as I am preparing for a big move.  I’m going to make an atttempt to learn Spanish in Latin America.  It’ll be an adventure considering the fact that I have never taken it and the only phrase I know is “Donde esta bano?”  Anyway, I have […]

Three’s Company

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Over the last couple of days, there has been a good deal of chatter about pro-choice activist Kate Michelman joining Bob Casey, Jr. and Sen. Mudd in the Pennsylvania Senate race.   This talk has surely brought many smiles to an otherwise dour Santorum camp.  Such reactions, though, are premature.
Michelman built her career on a single […]

In Defense of Cardinal Mahoney

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Today, Cardinal Roger Mahoney spoke out about American immigration policy, calling  support for stronger limits on immigration “hysterical”.  Cardinal Mahoney took stands in support of specific reforms that would help to encourage immigration by easing the process behind it.  He asked that Catholics use the Lenten season to educate the public about the issue, and […]

Laffey Snags Another Endorsement

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

On Tuesday, Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey picked up the edorsement of the Burrillville Republican Town Committee, his fifth endorsement among such groups.  While the DC establishment is firmly behind Sen. Chafee, Laffey now leads Chafee 5-3 in the endorsements of Town Committees.  With polls consistently showing Laffey fairing better among Ocean State Republicans than Chafee, […]