Author: Matthew A. Roberts



June 19, 2006

G. W. Bush’s Liberal Legacy

A Republican recently said to me that he no longer supports G. W. Bush, although he previously had voted for him. “He’s turned out to be a liberal just like his daddy,” he said, “and I don’t want a …

June 13, 2006

The United States & India: Rocky Waters Ahead?

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 13 Jun 2006

In the past two years, many pundits have pondered the future prospects of Indian-American relations. Are ties really so tight? Is India a threat?

June 10, 2006

A Historical Perspective on “Gay Marriage”

Filed under: American Society & Heritage,Religion & Faith - 10 Jun 2006

In recent articles one is inclined to believe that people only oppose “gay marriage” on religious grounds. If you look at the history of homosexuality, however, you will find that people have had criticisms of homosexual behavior on other …

May 6, 2006

Voters Reject Guest-Worker Plan

Filed under: Academia, Media & Hollywood,Immigration - 06 May 2006

A new Zogby poll of likely voters finds that Americans prefer, by two to one, the House of Representatives’ enforcement-only bill to the Senate’s plan to grant guest-worker status. Sixty-four percent of Americans support the House bill, with only …

April 27, 2006

John McCain: Liberal in Disguise

Filed under: Politics In General - 27 Apr 2006

In many states it now rings popular to call oneself a conservative, even if one truly resembles a liberal. As with any popular movement, dilution occurs, opportunists blow with the wind, and pretenders abound. Senator John McCain …

April 13, 2006

The Immigration Debate: GOP Commits Suicide

Filed under: Immigration,The Republicans - 13 Apr 2006

In elections one earns political capital. Once spent, c’est tout. Consumed capital cannot be replenished by a cauterized constituency, and today the Republican base boils. I recently spoke to someone who volunteered for Bush’s 2004 campaign. I asked whether he …