Obama May Be an Aloof President

by Michael Baronewww.townhall.com Barack Obama and his family are vacationing in his native Hawaii, far from the wintry snows of Chicago — and far from almost every other American politician. There’s a metaphor here for how I think Obama is going to conduct himself as president: He’s going to try to keep his distance from other politicians, including his fellow … Read More

Turnout in presidential elections hit 40-year high

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Enthusiasm among blacks and Democrats for Barack Obama’s candidacy pushed voter turnout in this year’s elections to the highest level in 40 years. Final figures from nearly every state and the District of Columbia showed that more than 131 million people voted, the most ever for a presidential election. A little more than 122 million … Read More

Republicans need to get back to business

by Star Parker www.townhall.com There are now nine capable candidates vying for the chairman’s job at the Republican National Committee. The day of reckoning will be Jan. 29, when 168 committee members from around the country will vote their preference. The stakes are high this time around. It’s different when you are looking for a caretaker – someone to keep … Read More

Formula for GOP recovery: traditional values PLUS limited government

by Star Parker www.townhall.com Now that Democrats have won the White House and have widened their margin of control in Congress, does this signify that American voters have moved to the left? Many Republicans question this claim. And a new report from the Pew Research Center seems to verify that America is still a right of center as a country. … Read More

Obama’s Pro-Growth Economic Team?

by Lawrence Kudlowwww.townhall.com When President-elect Obama had a chance to squash the tax-hike threat once and for all at his news conference Monday, he took a pass and let the question linger for another day. But his new economic cabinet appointments strongly suggest there will be no tax hikes next year. Stocks, for one, like what they’re seeing from Obama’s … Read More

Time for perspective on election’s numbers

Time for perspective on election’s numbers By Jonathan V. Last http://www.JewishWorldReview.com Political myths take hold as quickly as urban legends, and often with even less supporting evidence. Someone stands in a particularly long line on Election Day and decides that it signals a once-in-a-generation eruption of civic engagement. But anecdotes are not data. We now have enough exit-poll data from … Read More

THE TRAGIC PREDICTABILITY OF THE JEWISH VOTE

GrassTopsUSA Exclusive CommentaryBy Don Feder 11-17-08 Back in the 1980s, during the euphoria of the Reagan-era, Neo-cons like Norman Podhoretz and Irving Kristol predicted a seismic shift in Jewish voting patterns. Once American Jews discovered that voting Republican was crucial for the survival of the Jewish state, they’d naturally align themselves with the party that actually believes in national security, … Read More

Secular Defeats Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

By ISABEL KERSHNERPublished: November 11, 2008 JERUSALEM — A secular, hawkish entrepreneur on Tuesday defeated an ultra-Orthodox, equally hawkish member of Parliament in a hotly contested race for mayor of Jerusalem, according to results announced early Wednesday. As usual, the election was largely boycotted by Palestinians, who comprise a third of the city’s population. The secular entrepreneur, Nir Barkat, 49, … Read More