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January 9, 2003
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The Weekly Standard has a good article on precision-guided bombs. You can read my post on JDAMs from a few weeks ago here.

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January 9, 2003
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Now that William Safire of the New York Times has officially described the Democratic presidential field as “The Seven Dwarfs” – an expression first used to describe the Democratic candidates in 1988 – The Economist has some suggestions for President Bush’s potential challengers: George Bush bestrides the American political world like a colossus: the...

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January 9, 2003
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Listen carefully to what Jeb Bush said at his inauguration. His second term as Florida governor is going to be a doozy.

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January 9, 2003
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The idea of withdrawing our troops from South Korea is gaining surprising support. Weeks ago when I first voiced the idea, I thought I was a voice in the wilderness. But prominent conservatives have been thinking the same thing. Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post has a roundup: Fox’s Bill O’Reilly minces no words:...

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January 9, 2003
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Byron York says on NRO that Democratic attempts to filibuster judicial nominations are unlikely to succeed: There is little evidence he will be able to do that. First, such a maneuver has not been successful in more than three decades (and then in a Supreme Court case). Second, a successful filibuster would guarantee serious...

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January 9, 2003
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Senator George Allen (R-VA) is following in the footsteps of Bill Frist as chairman of the NRSC. So far, he’s off to a good start. He’s recruiting good candidates in key races, like Rudy Giuliani for Chuck Schumer’s seat in 2004. My 2004 Senate analysis is here.

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January 9, 2003
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Lost of speculation today about who might succeed Zell Miller. Personally I think that Rep. Jack Kingston or Georgia Republican Party Chairman Ralph Reed would make great candidates. Reed is probably a bit too associated with ideological edginess, though. So I’d come down on Kingston’s side if I had to choose. On the Democratic...

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January 9, 2003
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Now that there are so many Democratic candidates in the presidential field and it looks like Bush will have little primary opposition, here’s an interesting thought. What’s to prevent Bush from using his vast stash of campaign funds to help pick the Democratic nominee? Gray Davis successfully did it in California by attacking Richard...

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January 9, 2003
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Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC) is introducing a bill to impose a value-added tax on products. Hollings is a far-left liberal who has accused the Bush administration of knowing about 9/11. He not only voted against the president’s 2001 tax cuts, but introduced a bill to repeal them (which failed 97-3.) Hollings is up for...

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January 8, 2003
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Blatant bias from NPR Listen to this typical exchange on the president’s stimulus package from NPR’s All Things Considered. And keep in mind that your tax dollars are paying for this. Host: For more on the president’s proposal, we’re joined now by Wendell Primus. He’s with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a...

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January 8, 2003
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Stories are coming out that Democrats will attempt to filibuster some of the president’s judicial nominees. I say let them. Currently a “gentleman’s filibuster” allows senators to filibuster a bill or nomination without actually speechifying on the Senate floor. The Republicans should insist that, rather than using the “gentleman’s filibuster” the Democrats will have...

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January 8, 2003
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Senator Zell Miller (D-GA) won’t run for re-election in 2004! I predicted that this might happen in my 2004 Senate analysis. The GOP now has a better than even chance of picking up this seat.

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January 8, 2003
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Michael Barone is pointing out that, as I mentioned a few weeks ago, states without an income tax are doing much better than states with one.

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January 7, 2003
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For any remaining conservative John McCain fans out there, your man is now carping about the Bush stimulus package. He voted against the 2001 tax cuts, opposed the president on Homeland Security and voted to retain the death tax. With an ACU rating of just 68/100, McCain can no longer be called a conservative.

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January 7, 2003
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The president has renominated Charles Pickering for a seat on the 5th circuit court of appeals. The judiciary committee probably won’t consider him for a few weeks, though, to let bitterness from the Trent Lott situation dissipate. This is a good step by the president. Along with his bold economic stimulus package, it shows...

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