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On taking office, Obama promised the 'most transparent' administration in history; yet his record as president has been anything but transparent.
People come up to me and tell me they support me because I never left my principles.
The backlash against Big Government is an encouraging sign of a growing resistance to the mission creep of federal power.
The Tea Party knows that continuing to delay charting a course to spending reform hurts everybody.
History has shown that Big Government expands quickest in the immediate aftermath of a crisis - real or manufactured.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today's intelligence challenges.
Going to war against Iran - whether one calls such a move 'surgical' or 'total' - would be an extremely serious undertaking; with worldwide economic, military, diplomatic and human ramifications in both the short- and the long-term.
I'm pro-life but I believe that the federal government ought to stay out of it. That's a decision that the people of each state ought to make for themselves.
Iran is not a make-believe country. It is a real country populated by some 75 million people - real people; including, I daresay, a majority who are philosophically and by education inclined toward the modern, secular world, and particularly American values.
Now, national conventions are largely an excuse for companies and party leaders to throw parties for delegates to attend, to network and have a good time.
People and organizations other than doctors increasingly are assuming power to decide which medications to prescribe or procedures to undertake. More and more, decisions about personal healthcare are no longer made by the treating physicians in consultation with their patients, and based on the doctors' expertise.
Presidential and vice-presidential debates are not about campaign staff or consultants, and it is high time we as a people took control and reminded them and their candidates of that important fact.
There are hundreds of fine journalists who regularly inform us of what is happening in the world around us; and innumerable commentators who provide intelligent and objective insight on public policy matters.
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