The consensus thinking seems to be that Mark Clayton took the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate because his name appeared first on the primary. But could the name itself have been a factor as well? At least two other Mark … Continue reading →
By Brian Kennedy When the Solyndra scandal broke, Barack Obama’s campaign responded in the same way they have to all the failures of the Obama White House—they blamed Bush. “The reality,” said campaign spokesman Lis Smith, “is that Solyndra received funding through a Department of Energy program created under the Bush administration.” Now we know [...]
As Kansas Republicans decide who to vote for in next week’s primary election, moderate senate incumbents and many newspapers urge voting for those Republicans who promote a “reasonable,” “balanced,” and “responsible” approach to Kansas government. When we examine the record of the coalition of moderate Republicans and Democrats that governed Kansas for the first decade of this century, we see legislative accomplishment that not many Kansans may be aware of.
Mark Clayton became this year’s obscure Tennessee candidate thrust into the spotlight Thursday night, when he beat out a field of Democratic candidates vying for the right to take on U.S. Sen. Bob Corker in November. Very little is known … Continue reading →
By Nathan Tucker The most troubling aspect of Solyndra is not that its collapse cost taxpayers $500 million, but that politicians in both political parties continue to play venture capitalist at all. In an effort to “grow the economy” and bring jobs to their constituents, politicians mistakenly believe that Solyndra was just a bad bet [...]
By Sheila Kuehl
Most people don’t know that L. Frank Baum, who wrote the Wizard of Oz books, was a populist with a passion for true American equality. Thanks to the MGM movie starring Judy Garland, most of Baum’s political overlay is lost to the gener…