The Other McCain

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

‘Undocumented Workers’: Dating Underaged Girls Americans Won’t Date

Say hello to Jose Zarata, 25, described by a sheriff’s deputy in Maricopa County, Arizona, as “a non-U.S. citizen who has been living in the country without proper authorization.” Turns out there were other things Jose wanted to do “without proper authorization,” such as dating the 13-year-old daughter of Maria Saucedo. She said “no,” so Jose […]

Will Jesse Kelly Surf A Wisconsin Wave In The Arizona-8 Special Election 12Jun?

by Smitty Eternal political vigilance is the price of freedom, and we’ve got a multi-trillion dollar tab to show for how we, as a whole, have flaked off these decades. Signs of life such as yesterday’s recall in Wisconsin are necessary, but not sufficient. Continuous engagement is the new rule. Thus, attention shifts to a […]

VIDEO: Jon Kyl Defends Defense

In case you’ve forgotten the debt-ceiling deal, if Congress can’t do something to reduce our escalating deficits — and Harry Reid’s Senate Democrats haven’t even produced a budget in three years, so we’re probably doomed — then “automatic sequestration” is supposed to happen, a potential catastrophe for the Pentagon: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) has been among the Senate’s strongest […]

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RESULTS HQ: Michigan and Arizona Vote Tonight

by Smitty 2251 EST: A Memeorandum scan: HotAir has Allahpundit needing to get him some rest: Romney’s doing so well [in Michigan] tonight, in fact, that he might end up with a bonus talking point tomorrow. In 2008, he won the state with 338,000 votes. Tonight, with a little more than 70 percent reporting, he’s […]

Erick Erickson, Santorum Consultant?

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio In the preceding post, I described Erick Erickson as hating Rick Santorum “with the heat of ten thousand suns,” which evidently prompted commenters to call my attention to Erickson’s post-debate analysis at Red State: It was the last debate. Newt Gingrich won it. He was the only candidate who repeatedly steered the questions […]

Have the Deciders Decided? Examining the Post-Debate Examinations

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio This morning, I woke up and switched on Fox & Friends and watched them bring on Mitt Romney’s proxy Chris Christie to lead the 8 a.m. hour. Steve Doocy’s first question to Christie — this is from memory, but close enough to an exact quote that I’ll put it inside quotation marks — […]


10:05 p.m. ET: It’s over. I actually nodded off for a few minutes there. The important thing, I think, is that Santorum was in the cross-hairs all night, and didn’t really sustain any serious damage. 9:27 p.m. ET: Newt Gingrich talks Iran and Ahmadinejad. 9:25 p.m. ET: Santorum reminds us that we have civilian control […]

Campaign Cash Shows Unsustainable ‘Burn Rate’ for Romney and Gingrich

Why is Rick Santorum surging in national polls and leading in key primary states? A big part of the explanation is that, during the long months when he campaigned relentlessly despite low poll numbers and a lack of major media attention, Santorum’s operation developed a resourcefulness that his rivals don’t have. Necessity is the mother […]

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