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A Jolly Good Night In Florida

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

As if the week weren’t strange enough politics-wise, what with President Obama going from leader of the Free World to straight man for a hipste

Alec Baldwin Can Run - Does It Mean He Can't Hide?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, March 9, 2014

Befitting a land that accounts for one-eighth of the nation’s population – 38 million Californians vs. 316 million Americans, per the most recent U.S.

Hillary 2016: Running Candidate Or Flying Nun

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, March 2, 2014

Under the rubric of “lost weekend”, try this: spending Saturday and Sunday leafing through reams of previously withheld documents released late last week by the William J.

Rescuing Obamacare: Leave It To Bieber

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

If there’s a downside to the written medium, it’s moments like this, when trying to convey the essence of a newly released pro-Obamacare ad featuring – this isn’t a typo – singing cats, dogs, parakeets, tortoises and hamsters.

Responding To A Woman's Touch

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Here’s one way to prepare for President Obama’s State of the State Address, to be delivered Tuesday evening before a joint session of Congress and a national viewing audience: right before Mr.

Christie, Clinton, and the 2016 Masters Wager

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, November 17, 2013

The calendar may say that it’s another 770-plus days until the November 2016 election, but that doesn’t prevent us from engaging in a little speculation.

Campaign 2013: Yes Virginia, There Is A Big Mess

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

If you’re looking for a definitive message out of Tuesday’s elections, you might want to wait another 12 months and Congress’s turn to face the music.

Oh The Shutdown Outside Is Frightful: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I spent the first 34 years of my life living either inside the Capital Beltway or within easy driving distance of Washington, D.C.

Obama's Syria Address: Warrior President Seeks Warrior Precedent

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, September 8, 2013

To get a sense of what President Obama is up againstTuesday night when he makes the case for a military strike against Syria:

Putting the GOP on a Stricter Debate Diet

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, August 18, 2013

For all the second-guessing and armchair quarterbacking associated with presidential elections, there’s no debating that the Republicans’ ambitious schedule of primary debates turned into a headache for the party out of power in 2012.

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