The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Democrats Dump Obama

Hope and Change have become a campaign liability: Obama’s approval ratings are in the basement and show no signs of improving, so Democrats are keeping their distance. On the stump, in campaign ads and at fundraisers, Obama’s absence is increasingly conspicuous. Democrats are voicing their displeasure with his policies and campaign advisers are telling candidates […]

Joe Biden E-Mails Me

If you ever get signed up for one Democrat/liberal e-mail list, you will eventually be signed up for all Democrat/liberal e-mail lists. While covering the 2008 election, I signed up for e-mail alerts from the Obama campaign and my inbox is routinely flooded with crap. However, it’s useful to see what kind of desperate appeals […]

GOP Establishment Turns Out Democrat Voters to Defeat Conservative Candidate

Remember that headline, bookmark this page and circle June 24 on your calendar, because the result of Tuesday’s primary runoff in Mississippi was an ill omen that portends Republican defeat in November. Check back here on Wednesday, Nov. 5, to see if my helpless sense of dark foreboding doom is correct, but today it seems obvious: […]

Is the Mississippi GOP Corrupt?

The dishonest effort to re-elect Thad Cochran hits a new low: The “super PAC” supporting the senator . . . is paying African-American leaders, including Bishop Crudup, to help lift black turnout on Tuesday, said Pete Perry, a Republican strategist here who is working for the group. Who is Pete Perry? Who is funding this […]

Libertarians Are Hitler or Something

Eric Cantor was the only Republican Jew in Congress, so when he lost a GOP primary to economics professor Dave Brat, the Left instantly created a narrative that this represented some kind of neo-Nazi tendency of Brat’s libertarian-leaning Tea Party supporters. There are a few obvious problems with this claim, of course: Libertarianism is the […]

#ConcedeCochran: Will Republicans Keep Wasting More Money on the Loser?

AUGUSTA, Georgia We left Mississippi at 9:30 this morning, which gave me barely enough time to file a column for The American Spectator: The most closely watched campaign in the country will continue for another three weeks, as Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel and Sen. Thad Cochran head to a June 24 runoff in the […]

Mississippi Primary Results HQ

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi UPDATE 10:40 p.m. CDT: Now with 93% of precincts reporting, McDaniel’s lead is 3,086 votes. He is at 49.7% of the vote, Cochran at 48.7%. If necessary, a runoff would be June 24. UPDATE 10:10 p.m. CDT: With 89% of precincts reporting, McDaniel’s lead is about 3,500 votes. UPDATE 9:40 p.m. CDT: With […]

‘Like a Plot Twist in a Faulkner Novel’

ITAWAMBA COUNTY, Mississippi Working from an enormous cabin in the middle of a 37-acre forest, it feels like I’m in a remote wilderness, although I’m actually just 15 miles from Tupelo. Our accommodations Monday night were graciously provided by a local Tea Party lady who knows Ali Akbar, and the mailing address here is Mantachie […]

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