Silencing Voices for School Choice

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10/27/2009 12:00:00 AM
Silencing Voices for School Choice
Attorney General Eric Holder tries to kill a TV ad supporting D.C. school vouchers.
by Sheryl Henderson Blunt
President Obama isn’t taking kindly to a television ad that criticizes his opposition to a popular scholarship program for poor children, and his administration wants the ad pulled.
Former D.C. Councilmember Kevin Chavous [...]

What I’ve learned from debating religious people around the world. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine

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Posted Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at 11:21 AM ET
Faith No More
What I’ve learned from debating religious people around the world.
By Christopher Hitchens
This week sees the opening on various cinema marquees of the film Collision: a buddy-and-road movie featuring last year’s debates between Pastor Douglas Wilson, who is a senior fellow at New St. Andrew’s College, [...]

William Kristol – The future of the GOP is outside the Beltway – washingtonpost.com

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
A good time to be a conservative
By William Kristol
Bien-pensant conservative elites and establishment-friendly Republican big shots yearn for a more moderate, temperate and sophisticated Republican Party. It’s not likely to happen. And probably just as well.
The Gallup poll released Monday shows the public’s conservatism at a high-water mark. Some 40 percent of [...]

American Thinker: Lies, damn lies, and opinion polls

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Poverty in Mexico
October 27, 2009
Lies, damn lies, and opinion polls
By Allan Nadel
 
As a life member of the Sierra Club, I enjoy a subscription to their bimonthly magazine.  A small item in the Nov/Dec issue caught my eye: the University of Maryland’s Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) surveyed 19 countries asking, “How high a priority [...]

The reform-minded conservative – Washington Times

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Monday, October 26, 2009
The reform-minded conservative
By Frank Donatelli
Imagine a two-term Republican governor from a state carried by Barack Obama who turned an $800 million deficit into a $1.2 billion surplus by cutting overhead and bringing sound business principles to his state’s government even as he provided new health benefits for poor citizens. Imagine no longer. [...]

PRUDEN: Something really scary for Obama’s Democrats – Washington Times

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
PRUDEN: Something really scary for Obama’s Democrats
By Wesley Pruden
This is one Mr. Deeds who apparently isn’t going to town. The collapse of the Democratic campaign for governor of Virginia speaks volumes – chapters, anyway – about what the body politic is trying to tell Barack Obama’s Democrats.
They’re learning, painfully, that campaigning without [...]

Obama’s big change: He moves America to the Right | Washington Examiner

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Obama’s big change: He moves America to the Right
By: BYRON YORK
Chief Political Correspondent
October 27, 2009
As promised, Barack Obama is bringing change to America. He’s making it more Republican.
It’s not that more people are actually becoming Republicans or calling themselves Republicans — the number of voters who formally identify with the party is at its lowest [...]

Pawlenty to endorse Hoffman in NY 23 – POLITICO.com

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October 26, 2009
Pawlenty to endorse Hoffman in NY 23
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will endorse Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party nominee who has gained significant traction in his special election battle against Republican Dede Scozzafava and Democrat Bill Owens.
Pawlenty joins two other prospective 2012 GOP presidential candidates, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Pennsylvania Sen. [...]

Doug Hoffman on Getting Palin’s Endorsement as Third-Party Candidate – Neil Cavuto- FOXNews

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Doug Hoffman on Getting Palin’s Endorsement as Third-Party Candidate
Monday, October 26, 2009
 FNC
This is a rush transcript from “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” October 23, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: I do want to update you on some news that was broken earlier on in [...]

Conservatives Maintain Edge as Top Ideological Group – Gallup

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October 26, 2009
Conservatives Maintain Edge as Top Ideological Group
Compared with 2008, more Americans “conservative” in general, and on issues
by Lydia Saad
PRINCETON, NJ — Conservatives continue to outnumber moderates and liberals in the American populace in 2009, confirming a finding that Gallup first noted in June. Forty percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, [...]