Tag Archives: Decision 2012

Top 10 Predictions for 2012

Last year, I started this blog with my top 10 predictions for 2011. I also polled readers on these same predictions. At the end of the year, my accuracy rate was 40%, while my readers were right 50% of the … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich Won the Republican Debate

Newt Gingrich won the debate hands down. No one else was even close. He was honest and pragmatic on immigration, recognizing the tough reality that a percentage of the eleven million illegal immigrants have been living and contributing to American … Continue reading

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Americans Distrust Government, Disapprove of Congress

A recent New York Times/CBS News poll shows that 89 percent of Americans surveyed distrust government to do the right thing, and that 84 percent disapprove of Congress. Interestingly, only 46 percent disapprove of President Obama’s job performance, a potential … Continue reading

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Rick Perry’s Republican Class Warfare

“As the son of tenant farmers, I can promise you I wasn’t born with four aces in my hand.” – Governor Rick Perry to Iowa GOP activists, not-so-subtly referencing Mitt Romney’s claim that Texas’ success had more to do with low taxes … Continue reading

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Romneycare: Pros and Cons

The Economist published an interesting article recently that laid out the pros and cons of Mitt Romney’s healthcare reform package in Massachusetts. Here is my brief summary of them:

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An Open Letter to Aspiring Presidential Candidates: Seven Questions

Yesterday, I invited all of the current declared Presidential nominees to my site for a 10-question interview on all elements of their policies ranging from healthcare to international security. I suggested that I would post a series of 7 questions … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Aspiring Presidential Candidates

As competition for the Republican Presidential nomination heats up, I wanted to invite all of the current declared Presidential nominees to my site for a 10-question interview on all elements of their policies ranging from healthcare to international security. Format … Continue reading

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Huntsman Announces Candidacy for President

Today, Jon Huntsman, Jr. formally announced his candidacy for President of the United States. As I noted in a prior post, Huntsman continues to show an intellectualism lacking in many of the other Republican candidates. He also seems to have a … Continue reading

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Huntsman to Declare Candidacy Next Week

Jon Hunstman announced yesterday that within a week, he will formally declare his intention to run for president. Speaking at an event in New York City to promote Henry Kissinger’s new book, On China, the future presidential candidate had remarkably … Continue reading

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Who Won the Republican Primary Debate?

Because I live on the West Coast and I work modern American hours, I missed the Republican Primary debate by about two hours. I mean, who the heck other than government employees gets home from work before 5 pm? So … Continue reading

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