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Why the GOP needs
Jeb — right now

Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake

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Posted By:jackson, 12/6/2012 9:26:14 AM

As we wrote on Wednesday, the Republican Party is largely leaderless at the moment — drifting as it seeks some sort of new (or new-ish) direction to head on fiscal cliff and immigration, among other other issues. The only person capable of herding the party not only in a unified direction but also a direction that can solve (or at least address) the GOP’s issues — demographic and otherwise — is the former governor of Florida. That doesn’t mean that Bush, who is widely speculated as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, needs to decide

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Maybe the Mayans were right after all... This is truly unreal!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 12/6/2012 9:29:53 AM     (No. 9051309)

No - we need a true conservative.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wyowumin, 12/6/2012 9:31:07 AM     (No. 9051313)

No. No. No. No. Never.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 12/6/2012 9:33:56 AM     (No. 9051320)

No way!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zzzghy, 12/6/2012 9:35:39 AM     (No. 9051327)

The Washington Post -- always on our side.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: abuela10, 12/6/2012 9:36:39 AM     (No. 9051329)

I disagree with these comments. Jeb is conservative, and smart and would have made a great president but alas the time is past for him. The Bush name is tarnished beyond repair and will only be healed by time. Jeb is unelectable.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Gretchen, 12/6/2012 9:37:23 AM     (No. 9051330)

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: neanderthal, 12/6/2012 9:37:23 AM     (No. 9051331)

The last thing in the world that Republicans need is the GOP. Somehow Republicans have to find and root out their party´s Sorroses, Alinskys, Wrights, Reids, Geitners and Holders. Republicans are toast until they get some lever-pullers who are committed to obliterating the Socialist Juggernaut that is destroying this country.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dixieboy1, 12/6/2012 9:38:05 AM     (No. 9051333)

Stay out of the Bushes.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fishbone, 12/6/2012 9:39:18 AM     (No. 9051336)

The Republican party is so hosed.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ramona, 12/6/2012 9:40:10 AM     (No. 9051339)

Why I am not a Republican...
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Tucker, 12/6/2012 9:41:56 AM     (No. 9051344)

Why I too am no longer a Republican. Just what we need another Bush. NOT ever!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: STLstudent, 12/6/2012 9:42:27 AM     (No. 9051346)

No. No. No. Ten thousand times "No,".

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Reply 13 - Posted by: WAN2, 12/6/2012 9:43:59 AM     (No. 9051351)

The next president will win by promising more stuff.
The party matters not.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: msptigress, 12/6/2012 9:44:52 AM     (No. 9051352)

Sweet Creamery Butter!!! Why is the GOP trying to force feed us Jeb Bush?!! We need a true conservative if the party is to be saved--however, I´m not sure that´s of any interest to anyone apart from the GOP elite. There are no conservative Bushes, so far as I know. They only appear conservative when compared to the far left.

No Jeb, no way.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: spincut, 12/6/2012 9:45:38 AM     (No. 9051354)

Yes, let´s take advice from sniveling left-wing bed wetters.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: farmwife, 12/6/2012 9:46:53 AM     (No. 9051356)

I love how Democrats are so ready to explain to us how we need to be more like them in order to win elections. If we were, why bother with elections? And are we really supposed to believe they have our best interests at heart? Please!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: northendtavern, 12/6/2012 9:47:12 AM     (No. 9051359)

Wasn´t it JEB who said Reagan couldn´t get nominated in the GOP today due to the Tea Party??? Reagan WAS the tea party circa 1976...We are SCREAMING for a Reagan...but they keep getting subverted by the Boehners and Bushes...

Reagan was the voice in the wilderness who got told to "get in line" by the GOP Power brokers of the day...namely GHW BUSH!!!

The Tea Party is as welcome in DC as a cop at a high school keg party...NO ONE inside the house wants to the see the cop, and only the home owner and the neighbor appreciate him...Regardless of whether they are jocks, stoners, geeks,sluts, etc ALL inside the house unify against the cop to keep the party going...

JEB is just another "swell" at the party who wants his turn at the keg tap...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: maisy, 12/6/2012 9:49:58 AM     (No. 9051366)

Yeah right. The Demon-crats pick our poison for us. No Thanks ! And he can take that elitist moron George with him after he recently came out in favor of Illegals flooding the country AGAIN!. George reminded me of why I think he should have been impeached!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/6/2012 9:54:01 AM     (No. 9051372)

The lame stream media is setting the table for us already....and the GOP establishment won´t be far behind.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/6/2012 9:59:17 AM     (No. 9051382)

Jeb Bush is a good conservative, was a good governor and is a man of honor and integrity.
None of that matters. There are too many who simply don´t like his surname. What a shame.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: rarebear, 12/6/2012 9:59:34 AM     (No. 9051384)

The WaPo advocating a Jeb Bush candidacy? Perhaps only because Huntsman is hopeless and Megan McCain hasn´t thrown her hat in the ring. What´s next, a Jeb Bush-Colin Powell ticket?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: flatwater, 12/6/2012 10:02:59 AM     (No. 9051395)

Jeb Bush is Democrat Light, and I´ll be damned if I´ll vote for another Bush ever again.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/6/2012 10:03:25 AM     (No. 9051396)

The American landscape has had enough Bushes. Enough already Wapo. We know where your loyalty is. And it isn´t with your country.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: flatwater, 12/6/2012 10:04:47 AM     (No. 9051399)

#18 nailed it.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 12/6/2012 10:06:29 AM     (No. 9051402)

Scott Walker/Marco Rubio 2016

The old guard is done.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 12/6/2012 10:07:59 AM     (No. 9051411)

I don´t know how much more I can take.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/6/2012 10:08:58 AM     (No. 9051414)

Why so we can invade Iraq again?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: dman, 12/6/2012 10:09:37 AM     (No. 9051416)

This is precisely why we don´t need the GOP anymore. If Jeb is their future, then stick a fork in them.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: charliecoconut, 12/6/2012 10:12:49 AM     (No. 9051423)

Never been a Republican, always been a conservative, life long resident of Florida, Jeb is a nothing burger.

Another New World Order beast, like father, like sons

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Reply 30 - Posted by: rational, 12/6/2012 10:20:06 AM     (No. 9051437)

The establishment is AGAIN choosing our nominee already!!
Listening to Newt being interviewed last night, had reminded me "what could have been."

With ALL his faults, he would have gone at Barak full throttle.



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Reply 31 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 12/6/2012 10:21:46 AM     (No. 9051440)

Article should close with "I´m Jeb BUSH , and I approve this message ".
In all of this wide country can´t we find someone without a famous Father or Brother to be our candidate ? Their must be a real conservative somewhere.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/6/2012 10:23:29 AM     (No. 9051448)

What we need to do is STOP looking for personalities to save us and for all of us to start educating Americans why Free Market capitalism kicks statism´s ass every time it´s tried.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: plumnellie, 12/6/2012 10:25:13 AM     (No. 9051453)

There is a definite divide in how many of us think who post on Lucianne.com. The Repub party is past saving imho.
From the age of twelve, I helped build the GOP in my NE corner of Mississippi. My state was totally Democrat at all levels. Now it is majority Repub. The writing I did, the canvasing, the money I gave. Not one election from the time I could vote did I not participate. When my views were given the old arrogant bash during the primaries and before, it began to dawn on me that Repubs were always going to be dominated by moderates and old style liberals. Just because a person calls themselves conservative does not mean they are. I will not vote for any other Republican running for any office on any level if they are Dem lite. No more money, calling from ´headquarters´ or writing letters to the editors. So, all you moderates have won. You own the party. You own all the past and future loses. I am sure that suits you because losing seems to be your goal. Like Ramona, I am not a Republican anymore.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: billp, 12/6/2012 10:32:02 AM     (No. 9051473)

If Jeb Bush were the man to lead us, we´d already know that - because he´d be leading!

We must all pray for a real leader - someone we´d all recognize immediately as having leadership qualities. While such people are rare, they do exist and they are never timid in their manner or the articulation of our cause... like Ronald Reagan.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: lylacat, 12/6/2012 10:33:01 AM     (No. 9051477)

Read #5 whose assessment is dead on.

"I disagree with these comments. Jeb is conservative, and smart and would have made a great president but alas the time is past for him. The Bush name is tarnished beyond repair and will only be healed by time. Jeb is unelectable."

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Reply 36 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 12/6/2012 10:35:01 AM     (No. 9051485)

If the WaPo had spent some of its precious column inches vetting the current pResident then I might consider their advice.

If the WaPo had spent exerted its editorial influence defending Mr. Romney´s character or even questioning Mr. Obama´s proposals they might have established their bonifides as a arbiter of public discourse.

But they have done neither. They have chosen their side. It is against conservatism. Let us bid them good day and forget that they were ever our countrymen.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 12/6/2012 10:36:04 AM     (No. 9051493)

Yeah The GOP needs Jeb Bush Right now.......

Because there aren´t anywhere near enough left of center, New World Order, elitist, amnesty douches in the Republican party already.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: toddh, 12/6/2012 10:42:02 AM     (No. 9051509)

Okay, Progressive Republicans, if y´all would man up and be the Bull Moose Party again it would be of great help to the the GOP. There´s barely a reason for me to vote Republican if it´s full of progressives.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: kens, 12/6/2012 10:43:39 AM     (No. 9051513)

Isn´t it interesting that a liberal from WaPo is writing the narrative for picking the next republican poobah? Maybe he thinks the RINOs are listening. And maybe they are.

If I was a RINO right now I´d feel like an endangered species.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: tisHimself, 12/6/2012 10:45:38 AM     (No. 9051521)

ABjB. Jebbots can start assaulting posters forthwith.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: fb2002, 12/6/2012 10:56:03 AM     (No. 9051542)

No, no, no, no, no.....No more establishment compassionate pubies with the name BUSH! NO NO NO! Never Nunca!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Pinchem, 12/6/2012 10:57:16 AM     (No. 9051545)

I suspect that most of the Jeb naysayers here are so brainwashed of the Bush lies that they have no clue the great job Jeb did as Governor. One thing he did do was to handle all the Hurricane disasters far better than Presidents and FEMA. I worked in Emergency Communications and saw it first hand. He did a lot of other good for Florida as well.

But don´t let facts get in the way of your prejudices.


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Reply 43 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/6/2012 11:06:44 AM     (No. 9051580)

What the Republicans surely do not need right now is two Wapo writers telling us what we need. We lost an election, and this is the time to lick our wounds and eventually regroup. We don´t need a leader "right now."

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Reply 44 - Posted by: jasmine, 12/6/2012 11:10:00 AM     (No. 9051595)

NO, the GOP does not need another Bush RINO.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: ramona, 12/6/2012 11:10:51 AM     (No. 9051600)

I have no doubt that Jeb Bush did some fine things as governor of FL; nor do I doubt that he is a good man. But he has one huge mark against him - his name. Even if we were all convinced that he is truly Conservative, not just ConLite, the Bush "brand" would render him unelectable. We keep handing elections to Dems on silver platters. McCain and Romney supporters couldn´t see this, and I suspect Jeb´s enthusiasts will have a similar blind spot.

The GOP has given its Conservative base the tall finger too many times. Those of us who hung on after McCain lost have now joined those who in 2008 said: Never Again. As for the GOP elite, to paraphrase a song - "They did not listen they did not know how, and they´re not listening now."
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Gallo3, 12/6/2012 11:15:49 AM     (No. 9051615)

The WaPo and the Marxists want to find a perfect sap for Hillary to defeat.

Jeb Bush fits that role to a ´T´.


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Reply 47 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 12/6/2012 11:30:17 AM     (No. 9051667)

NO

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Reply 48 - Posted by: chumley, 12/6/2012 11:32:13 AM     (No. 9051676)

Bush 41...New World Order, massive gun ban, no new taxes.
Bush 43...Religion of peace, mission accomplished, Homeland Security, Patriot Act.
By all means lets make the same mistake a third time and expect a different result.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/6/2012 11:36:26 AM     (No. 9051693)

The WaPo advises the GOP on how to go and drown themselves.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: manitouman, 12/6/2012 11:41:49 AM     (No. 9051725)

If Jeb Bush had never existed, never been born, not met his parents - Would the world cry out for him?

America cries out for something, a concept, a composite leader, someone with vision, someone we don´t know yet, perhaps.

We can stipulate that the former governor is politically adroit, or he wouldn´t have been elected in the first place. His political acumen comes from his DNA, with so many of his recent ancestors in high office, and a sibling as a two term president. With this family history he would have had to be a purposeful pinhead to have not learned anything about politics.

With this family history, too, political aptitude, we can nearly assume, was rubbed into his hide in the womb. Aptitude, though, is assimilated by the weakest intellects among us, so is this something to recommend any individual?

It is one thing to have followed the course set out for you, and it is another to generate the conditions required to elevate yourself out of them. Which has this Bush done?

Not long ago we absolutely needed a certain general to rescue our helpless selves from the oppressors. If a man´s brain is sized according to the space that houses it - how large could this former great hope´s be, considering which cranium holds his brain?

Just as the current resident of the nation´s manse is defined by his past words and actions, so should anyone seeking to displace him be defined.

What has WPO´s latest recommendation said or done to have him seen as the hope of a nation?

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Reply 51 - Posted by: tomishere, 12/6/2012 11:50:23 AM     (No. 9051764)

I agree with poser #5 Bush is a good conservative, but the name is ruined, and americans rebel against dynasties. #43 please keep in mind facts don´t matter to ignorant people. It´s embarrassing that so called knowledgeable conservatives aren´t aware that Jeb was a very conservative governor, one of the most conservative in the country, and more conservative that some of the posters hero Perry.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: judy, 12/6/2012 12:26:57 PM     (No. 9051879)

I´m suspicious ...when was the last time the farrrrr left wing WP said anything positive about a repub??????

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Reply 53 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/6/2012 12:38:18 PM     (No. 9051913)

Tell you what, WaPo, How bout we pass on Bush III for Jim DeMint/ Rand Paul in 2016.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/6/2012 12:45:43 PM     (No. 9051937)

The last thing the country needs is another Bush in the White House. The last one could not or would not even effectively defend his own policies and that ended with the very liberal Obama being served up to the country.

This Jeb Bush wants to legalize and grant most of the millions of illegal aliens eventual US voting rights, thinking that in keeping with "family values" that they will vote Republican.

The liberal Democrats have consistently been pushing for amnesty and granting US voting rights to the illegal alien population that realistically amounts to 20 million or more these days. Believe me, the liberal Democrats would not be doing that if they ever thought that there was any chance that most Hispanic voters would ever have an epifinany and vote Republican.

The vast majority of the illegal alien population are poor and generally uneducated people from socialist oriented countries, once legalized they would need all sorts of government welfare based benefits and services to survive here. Anyone who believes that a plurality of those people are going to vote Republican is living in a fairyland.

Republican candidates for public office should not be talking about the specific tactics used to deport illegal aliens like "self-deportation" and border fences that are highly unpopular in Hispanic and immigrant communities, all they have to say is that they support the effective administration and enforcement of the immigration laws.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: TheGrandWahzoo, 12/6/2012 1:57:31 PM     (No. 9052060)

Jeb a real conservative? Hello amnesty...

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Reply 56 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/6/2012 5:47:03 PM     (No. 9052404)

Who are these delusional people who think the Bush name will save a Republican party that was so damaged by GWB´s presidency? Who were the Democrats blaming all the nation´s woes on the past 5 years, yet the nation will flock to another Bush? You can´t fix stupid.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Mmdemimonde, 12/7/2012 7:13:28 PM     (No. 9054386)

The bushes have had their day. Poppy should have contained his obsession for one of his sons to be president until jeb was ready for it. Instead we got the deeply flawed, intellectually incurious, dubya.

Unfortunately for jeb, we as a nation have had enough of this family. It´s over...and while jeb was better suited to be president, that ship has sailed.....we will never elect another bush to national office.

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Vladimir Putin seems to have lost touch with reality, Angela Merkel reportedly told Barack Obama after speaking with the Russian president. He is “in another world.” “I agree with what Angela Merkel said … that he is in another world,” said Madeleine Albright, “It doesn’t make any sense.” John Kerry made his contribution to the bonkers theory by implying that Putin was channeling Napoleon: “You don’t just, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on a completely trumped-up pretext.” Now that Putin has taken Crimea without firing a shot, and 95 percent of a Crimean electorate voted

Right On, Rubio
National Review, by James Pethokoukis    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 3/17/2014 9:50:20 AM     Post Reply
Marco Rubio is smack in the middle of the current polls for the 2016 presidential primary. But he may be the early frontrunner when it comes to offering a realistic conservative agenda for reforms that address the economic challenges of modern America. And whether or not he pulls the trigger on a White House run, the U.S. senator from Florida is already helping to refashion the GOP once again into the Party of Ideas. In a series of smart domestic-policy speeches this year, Rubio has generally avoided the easy, reflexive response as to what’s gone terribly wrong with the American

Warnings From the Ukraine Crisis
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 3/14/2014 8:54:59 AM     Post Reply
What has been happening in Ukraine is not a wake-up call precisely but a tugging at the attention, a demand to focus. There´s a sense that in some new way we are watching the 21st century take its shape and express its central realities. Exactly 100 years ago, in August 1914, the facts that would shape the 20th century gathered and emerged in the Great War. History doesn´t repeat itself; you can´t, as they say, step into the same stream twice. But it does have an unseen circularity. Sept. 11 started the century and brought forward the face of terrorism. It is

Authorities: Attackers who beat man,
assaulted pregnant woman meant
to target neighbor´s home
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 3/13/2014 10:28:02 AM     Post Reply
MADISON, Wis. – Investigators in Wisconsin say a home invasion in which a man was severely beaten and his pregnant wife was repeatedly sexually assaulted stemmed from a mistake. Madison police say the attack was spurred by a neighbor´s girlfriend, who hoped to have him robbed. But the suspects instead stumbled into the wrong home in an affluent Madison neighborhood. A criminal complaint filed Tuesday says the suspects beat the man who lived there with a handgun and assaulted his wife, who was six months pregnant. Both were hospitalized. Six people have been charged in the attack. Three men face

Tune out the War Party!
Human Events, by Patrick J. Buchanan     Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 3/5/2014 8:22:13 AM     Post Reply
With Vladimir Putin’s dispatch of Russian troops into Crimea, our war hawks are breathing fire. Russophobia is rampant and the op-ed pages are ablaze here. Barack Obama should tune them out, and reflect on how Cold War presidents dealt with far graver clashes with Moscow. When Red Army tank divisions crushed the Hungarian freedom fighters in 1956, killing 50,000, Eisenhower did not lift a finger. When Khrushchev built the Berlin Wall, JFK went to Berlin and gave a speech.When Warsaw Pact troops crushed the Prague Spring in 1968, LBJ did nothing. When, Moscow ordered Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski to smash Solidarity,



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Daily Mail (UK), by Dan Miller & Meghan Keneally    Original Article
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Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
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Washington Examiner, by David Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/10/2014 4:29:52 PM     Post Reply
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