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Tag: Election 2010
  • Why Prop 19 Failed and How We Move to the Future

    This last election season was not the best for those of us who believe in ending prohibition. All but one marijuana initiative for full legalization or medical exemptions failed to pass. Arizona’s medicinal exemption was the only one to triumph and that was by a very narrow margin. The major failure which I’ll cover here …

  • The TEA Party Is Over

    “The elections are over,” said an Establishment, inside-the-beltway, Republican to me last week. “The TEA Party depends on the Republican Party now,” he said. “The angry citizens will go back to their everyday lives, and we will continue run the agenda.” Luckily for us, it’s not up to him — it’s up to you and …

  • Big Government Halted by Gridlock

    Once it became evident that a Republican takeover of the House of Representatives was indeed taking place, fear began to spread among political commentators about a government trapped in a halting gridlock. Statists now question whether anything will get done or whether the Republican and Democratic branches of the Big Government Party will be able …

  • Some Perspective from Nick Gillespie

    From Reason.

  • The Fifth of November Isn’t the Only Thing to Remember

    John Stossel and Steve Chapman talk Midterm Elections and “why the Republican victory won’t matter”: Stossel: This was to be the year of the Tea Party triumph. As a libertarian, I so want to believe that the Tea Party marks the beginning a comeback for small government. But I’m probably deluding myself. I know that big government …

  • Many Lessons in 2010 Midterm Election

    As I was watching returns last night, I recalled a conversation I had with Jeff Frazee and another prominent beltway r3volutionary about three years ago.  The topic was the US House of Representatives and how to create a functional Constitutionalist base within that body.  We figured out that over 90% of the House votes (in …

  • Attack Ads, Circa 1800

    From Reason.

  • Yay, elections!

    The Conan/Tonight Show scandal aside, I’ve always liked Leno’s Jaywalking segment.  Here’s one he did on the election:

  • Poll: Obama on Voter Fear and Irrationality

    President Obama recently said the following: Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared. And the country’s scared. In light of these …

  • Obama: Americans are Scared, Dumb

    Why is this election cycle so controversial and heated? President Obama, in his infinite wisdom, has an answer: Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think …