Blogs

  • Mitt Romney On 2016

    2012 GOP nominee Governor Mitt Romney opened the show with me today. We had an extensive discussion about whether or not he would ever be a candidate for the presidency. Judge for yourself whether he opened the door a bit or slammed it shut: The audio: 08-26hhs-romney The transcript: HH:…

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  • Yes, Police Are the Good Guys

    Yes, Police Are the Good Guys

    If an American institution inspires public confidence through conspicuous, consistent progress over the course of many years, why seek to change or challenge its direction? That's the question for politicians and activists who denounce alleged “militarization” of local police departments despite their recent achievements in slashing rates of violent crime.…

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  • On the Death of My Father

    My father, Max Prager, died last week. Here are some thoughts on the death of a parent. 1. Longevity Parents who live long are very lucky. Not only for their longevity, and not only because they get to see their children grow into adulthood, and not only because they may…

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  • Rand Paul’s Losing Bet

    On “Police Militarization”: Bad Policy, Worse Politics Rand Paul's criticism of the “militarization” of local police departments may represent a sincere initiative by one of the Senate's more thoughtful members but it also amounts to bad policy and worse politics. As with his calls for defense cuts and a pullback…

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  • Ducey Surges In Arizona, Brnovich Pulls Ahead

    Ducey Surges In Arizona, Brnovich Pulls Ahead

    The latest poll from the Republican primary for the Arizona state house has State Treasurer Doug Ducey establishing a double digit his closest opponent and building on that lead heading into Tuesday's primary. The same poll shows challenger Mark Brnovich establishing a small lead over the ethically challenged incumbent attorney…

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  • Mike McFadden For Senate In Minnesota

    Mike McFadden For Senate In Minnesota

    v Mike McFadden is the GOP nominee to take on Al Franken in Minnesota, and the race, while a reach, is winnable. Recall that Franken “won” the race in the big Obama year of 2008 by a handful of disputed votes and while Franken has worked to be invisible, he…

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