The Other McCain

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

Craig McCulloch Is the Real Deal

NEW ORLEANS Last night, I attended an event for Craig McCulloch, a candidate for Congress in Louisiana’s 6th District. McCulloch is one of nine — yes, I said nine — Republicans running for this seat, whereas octogenarian sleazeball Edwin Edwards is the best the Democrats could come up with, in a district where more than […]

#RLC2014 N’Awlins, Y’all

NEW ORLEANS After a busy first day at the Republican Leadership Conference, we headed to Daisy Dukes on Chartres Street for a midnight breakfast. Yesterday, Sarah Palin was a surprise speaker here at the Republican Leadership Conference, introducing Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, who made news: In a speech he delivered Thursday, Robertson did just […]

#RLC2014 Cooking With Gas!

NEW ORLEANS The Republican Leadership Conference begins this evening with speeches scheduled by GOP chairman Reince Priebus and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and the air is thick with excitement. Or maybe the air is thick with humidity, which seems to be somewhere between 99 and 100 percent today. Periodic showers are actually a relief from […]

#RLC2014 Ready to Rock

NEW ORLEANS We left Atlanta about 4 p.m. Tuesday, but the legendarily gridlocked city traffic hindered us only slightly as we made our way down I-85 and soon we were on our way toward Montgomery. We stopped for dinner at a Mexican restaurant near the Alabama capital. By dinnertime yesterday, the story that I was […]

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Will Speak at Republican Leadership Conference

Just announced a few minutes ago: Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Robertson family and star of the series “Duck Dynasty,” will address the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, Thursday May 29th at 6pm. Also speaking on Thursday evening are RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Ron Johnson and Ben Sasse. Other Speakers at the […]


With little advance warning, I have decided to hit the road today, bound for New Orleans and the Republican Leadership Conference: Republicans who can’t wait for an advance preview of the 2016 GOP presidential primary campaign should mark the last weekend in May on their calendars and book their flights for New Orleans, site of […]

On This Caption Like Sweet On Cherry Pie

by Smitty (h/t Maggie’s Farm) Or, as Ron Paul said, End the Fed. Also available for the mighty Kindle, which gadget I have been enjoying immensely here by the Hindu Kush. I don’t know how to link Amazon URLs to Stacy’s tip jar, but we really need to support him financially so that he can […]

New Orleans, Again?

The croupiers at Harrah’s are probably rubbing their hands in gleeful anticipation at the prospect that I’ll resume my roulette losing streak during the Republican Leadership Conference and Reagan Centennial Celebration in New Orleans June 16-18. But really: This trip would be a legitimate business expense, right? I’m a political journalist and my man Herman […]

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