Why Are Conservatives So Quick To Eat Their Own?


I must admit that this entire controversy (conservative feeding frenzy?) surrounding Governor Mike Huckabee’s commutation of Maurice Clemmons’ sentence back in 2000 makes me a bit queasy.  Am I the only one that thinks the vitriol and condemnation of Huckabee over this is way over-the-top?  Let’s take a step back from the beat-down for just [...]

History Repeats Itself: Huckabee Becomes Dukakis


Call it Willie Horton 2.0.   After winning the Democratic Party’s nomination in 1988, then-Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis’s presidential campaign was destroyed by Republican attacks on his role in the release of Willie Horton on a weekend furlough. Horton surprised and shocked leftists everywhere when he did not return to jail, and later raped a woman and [...]