CPAC 2014 begins tomorrow and lasts through Saturday in Washington D.C. This annual gathering brings together thousands of citizen activists to hear from elected officials and conservative organizations. 13 more words
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We voters can’t fire the candidate we elect if he or she is doing a bad job. So let’s get serious about our voting choices. Let’s come up with our own meaningful selection criteria and assessment processes that equip us to make good choices.
Attentive readers will recall that among my many pet peeves (and being able to complain to a wide circle of people about your pet peeves is one of blogging’s greatest fringe benefits) is the candidate who proclaims that you should vote for him because he’s “a businessman, not a politician.” As though the fact that there are a lot of shady car mechanics out there means that when you need a new timing belt, the best person for the job would be a florist or an astronomer, because they’re not tainted by the car repair racket. 521 more words
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State senators swiftly rejected Wednesday a proposal requiring elected officials in South Carolina to disclose on ethics forms how much their employers pay them. 596 more words