Archive for: January 8, 2008

January 8, 2008

To Get Attention In New Hampshire, Dress as an Ostrich

Dozens of interest groups have spent millions of dollars in the 2008 campaign to help candidates and promote issues they support. But just one rides around in an “Ostrich Mobile” and dresses in ostrich costumes. The goal of the …

Treasury Plans Social Security Debit Card

The Direct Express debit card, set to be announced today, will be introduced in a handful of states this spring and rolled out nationwide by the end of the summer. Dallas-based Comerica Inc.’s Comerica Bank has been selected as the …

Clinton Braces for Second Loss

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Democrats - 08 Jan 2008

With Barack Obama strongly favored — even within Hillary Clinton’s camp — to win a second straight victory in today’s New Hampshire Democratic primary, both rivals are looking to the next battle grounds. But his momentum threatens to swamp her …

Populist Message Gets Louder As Iowa Caucuses Kick Off Race

In the frantic closing days, as candidates have touted their résumés and needled their opponents, two leading contenders from each party — Democrat John Edwards and Republican Mike Huckabee — have ramped up their anticorporate, anti-Wall Street rhetoric.

Fugitive Operations Teams Arrest 925 Criminal Aliens

Filed under: Crime and Punishment,Immigration - 08 Jan 2008

Officials with the Homeland Security Department’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that deportation officers assigned to the Baltimore Office made a record number of arrests in fiscal year 2007. The Baltimore Field Office area of responsibility covers all of …

How Did Hillary Fall into the Feminist Fold?

Filed under: Politics In General - 08 Jan 2008

As her once insurmountable lead slips away, Hillary Clinton is desperately trying to turn things around by portraying herself as the most experienced, likeable, and yes, huggable candidate. Maybe voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and elsewhere should hear the story …

Deja Vu All Over Again

When the story of the Duke lacrosse case first broke, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the NAACP all called for the arrest of the lacrosse players. When the facts came to light (namely, that the students were innocent of rape) …

The Judiciary: Tyranny’s Active Agent

The First Things website carries a provocative essay by Richard John Neuhaus. The essay explores the contention that, as Anti-Federalists feared in the 1787-89 Constitutional ratification debate, the judiciary has come to be the dominant power in …

Sarah Palin, The Pit Bull Wearing Lipstick.

I was surprised and pleased as I watched the first night of the Republican Convention. It was refreshing to listen to these people concentrate on what America has been, [is] and will be in the future rather than spend time …