Poll Problems, Part II: No Confidence

by Eric M. Blake July 7th, 2016
Remember back in the later years of the George W. Bush Administration … back when one of the consistently chronic stories promoted by the press was how bad W had it in the polls? Remember all the emphasis on how he apparently had the lowest approval ratings of any
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Poll Problems, or, The Self-Loathing Leftist

by Eric M. Blake June 30th, 2016
The Washington Post this week published a Pew Research Center poll that might leave quite a few heads spinning. Apparently, most self-identified "solids liberals" in the U.S. aren’t consistently patriotic.

Okay, look — this is not a big "Liberals hate America!" piece. Let’s consider the poll itself. Most of these — Gallup and so forth — break down the electorate into just "conservatives, liberals, and moderates". This one has seven categories: Steadfast Conservatives ("true-blue", ideologically-based Conservatives), Business Conservatives (focusing on
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A Couple of Things, Addendum Part 1

by Jason Lightner June 23rd, 2016
After writing last week's column, and after having some time to reflect, I came to the conclusion that I'm much more content to simply touch on a few topics here and there, rather than go off half-cocked on some long-winded tirade about how screwed up everything is. Truth be told, the whole business of politics (and that's what it is, a business) is mentally exhausting and emotionally draining, especially for those of us who give a damn about
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  • So There is No Right Wing War on Women?

    by Jessica B. June 16th, 2016
    A few weeks ago one of my fellow Camp Campaign writers took on the left’s insistence that there is some kind of war on women by pointing out that there are in fact women Republicans and that us white women are just too concerned about our reproductive rights and pocketbooks to think about others (of course the instant there's a threat of these things being taken away
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  • Trade Of Treason

    by Eric M. Blake June 9th, 2016
    There've been some (not many, mind you) on my side who've come to me, and repeatedly (to the point of parody) asked me whether I'd possibly allow for the possibility that our president might, possibly, be "a terrorist". I, naturally, deny that — often leading to a bitterly-amusing quibble over what the definition of "terrorist" is … I swear I’m not making that up.

    I don’t think for a moment
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  • If I Were President

    by Ronald A. Rowe June 2nd, 2016
    I don’t often play the “If I were President” Game, but just this once…

    U.S. Military Veterans - Losers - The men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces deserve better than they’ve gotten from the Department of Veterans’ AffairsIf I were President - our veterans would get the respect and care that they deserve.  Members of Congress
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