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McCain knows how to pick 'em

Not just vice presidential candidates, either. My friend Michael O’Brien at the Hill says that Sen. McCain is destroying President Obama in his March Madness bracket: And if the presidential election were an office pool, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) would have won the first weekend of play in a landslide over Obama. McCain’s bracket has [...]

ACORN: Barack Obama, John McCain and voter fraud

The Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, more commonly referred to as ACORN, is currently embroiled in quite a scandal. The scandal is two-fold. First, ACORN has been tied to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and is being held partially responsible for the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Second, they are under investigation for immense amounts of voter fraud. Since the scandal erupted, both Obama’s and McCain’s campaign camps have eagerly jumped on the opportunity to pin the other to the organization’s shady behavior. And just Wednesday, October 22, Republican House Leader John Boehner urged President Bush to block all federal funding directed to ACORN.

Why I Sold Out to the System

Over the past few weeks, I have expressed, to anyone who would listen, no small amount of displeasure with our government, the pervasive attitude that “something must be done!”, Senator Barack Obama and those who support him so rabidly, and yes, even Senator John McCain. I was fed up, and I was going to write in Ron Paul on my Ohio absentee ballot.
Despite the fact that Dr. Paul told his supporters specifically not to take such action, and instead support candidates from other third parties, why not vote for the man who you think really should be president? Isn’t that what democracy is about? (Never mind the fact that I had no idea who I would write in as Vice President – there is a man who hangs around Harris Teeter who claims to be running for president with Jerry Rice as his veep… that sounds good enough for me.)

The Election’s Supreme Court Stasis

While President George W. Bush has been one of the least popular presidents in the history of this country, he has left a legacy that will not be forgotten. The nominations of Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito have perhaps been the greatest moves he has made during his time in office, because it has shifted the highest court of our nation more towards the right and has given it a greater respect for a more strict interpretation of the Constitution. This current election has been declared as possibly the most important election in the history of this country and the future direction of the Supreme Court adds to its significance.

Palin, A Modern Day Godfather?

At the Republican National Convention in early September, Sarah Palin made her appearance as a reformer and a maverick. As an outsider from Alaska, she claimed that John McCain and she would bring change to Washington using conservative principles. Since then, however, some ethics concerns, dubbed “Troopergate,” have arisen about the firing of Alaska’s Public Safety Commissioner.