Republicans At The Values Voter Summit, Part I
October 19, 2007
Friday, Republican candidates Fred Thompson, John McCain, Tom Tancredo, and Duncan Hunter tried to woo restive evangelicals at the Family Research Council's 2007 Values Voter Summit. Here's a look at how each appealed to the flock. Fred Thompson explained his shifting stance on abortion: "I can only say that after, for the first time in my life, seeing a sonogram of my own child, I will never think the same exactly again. I guess, more appropriately stated, I will never feel exactly the same again, because my heart now is fully engaged with my head.
Bizarre Argument Of The Day
September 06, 2007
It's probably not worth spilling much ink over Duncan Hunter, but he's my former congressman, so I've got a soft spot for him. I'm still scratching my head, though, over what exactly he meant by this response to a question at the debate last night from Wendell Goler about the prisoners at Guantanamo: They've got health care that's better than most HMOs. And they got something else that no Democrat politician in America has: They live in a place called Guantanamo, where not one person has ever been murdered.
Hunter Targets Local Hearts And Minds
May 15, 2007
Duncan Hunter's anti-China trade rhetoric seems tailor-made for a hollowed-out textile state like South Carolina. He cuts a semi-impressive figure if that's your thing... --Noam Scheiber
On the Hill: Invalid License
December 20, 2004
Amid the celebration over passage of the intelligence reform bill this week, one dissonant voice could be heard through the self-congratulatory din. The new reform bill "practically invites terrorists to come into our country," said one speaker on the House floor Tuesday evening. It is "a recipe for a disaster--the same kind of disaster that occurred on 9/11. ...
For a New Nationalism
March 27, 1995
I. In January, as the value of the Mexican peso plummeted, President Clinton, Majority Leader Bob Dole and House Speaker Newt Gingrich agreed to a U.S. Treasury plan guaranteeing $40 billion of new loans to the Mexican economy. The loans, it was hoped, would stop the peso’s fall and also save the investments of American banks and mutual funds that had bought high-interest Mexican bonds after the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As Congress began debating the deal, hundreds of CEOs and business lobbyists led by John W.