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A Challenge To Hillary That's Entirely Warren'ed

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, May 11, 2014

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Vice President Joseph Biden must think the world of the senior senator from Massachusetts.

Republicans Dancing Around The May Polls - And Primaries

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, May 4, 2014

If T.S. Eliot was correct and April is indeed the cruellest (sic) month (poor guy must’ve owed a lot in taxes), then May is about getting down to some serious political business.

Presidential Manhood: The Phallus-Y Of It All

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 27, 2014

Although the First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, there’s a gray area as to just how far the citizenry can go in criticizing the President of the United States.

Does History Repeat In 2014? If So, Which Model Applies?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 20, 2014

For all the talk about the historic nature of the 2012 election – the first time a second Democratic president was re-elected within a 16-year span from the previous Democratic incumbent – the year was more a case of history repeating itself.

Here’s why.

Sebelius Resigns - But Did The Wrong Lady Call It Quits?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 13, 2014

The big news out of Washington last week: the swift resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius – a lickety-split split from the

Does Conventional Wisdom Apply To The Parties' 2016 Conventions?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, April 6, 2014

Every four years, before America chooses a new president, the two major parties study the map, weigh their options (financial, political, symbolic) and then choose where to hold their national conventions.

Life After Bridgegate? Play Christie For Me

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, March 30, 2014

Before Ray Donovan, the fictional Hollywood fix-it man seen on Showtime, there was Raymond J. Donovan, the Reagan-era Labor secretary.

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

A Subtle Danger

by Timothy Kanevia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, March 24, 2014

The new Federal Reserve chair just had a stellar inaugural news conference, and kudos to her.

Like Father, Like Son...Like Brother?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, March 23, 2014

It’s fitting that Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul and generous donor to Republican causes (reportedly as much as $150 million in 2012), is h

Granite Brown And A Bigger Sea Of Red

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, March 16, 2014

On Feb. 27, 1968, soon after his visit to Vietnam to report on the aftermath of the Tet Offensive, Walter Cronkite took to the nation’s airwaves to share his personal views on the conflict.

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