Eric Florack on February 19th, 2007

Jason Pappas on the life of Marcus Tullius Cicero.. (106-43 B.C.). With the possible exception of Jesus of Nazareth, the Roman statesman and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) is the central figure of Western civilization. Cicero’s republican political theory influenced both the American and French revolutionaries — and through them, contemporary democracies everywhere — […]

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davidl on February 19th, 2007

Forget,the catchy headline,‘McCain Comes Alive in Iowa.”    If you actually read Dan Batz’s Washington Post article, unlike the headline writer, you will note the McCain comes across as anything but alive: In interviews, the Arizona Republican has spoken almost in monotone, defending his support for sending more troops into battle in Iraq. On NBC’s “Meet […]

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Eric Florack on February 19th, 2007

I see that Bill Sammon is reporting that there are a number of people mumbling about Bill Clinton serving out Hillary’s Senate Term. My initial reaction to Bill Clinton being the Senator from my home state is one of disgust. But upon due consideration I don’t suppose there’s much difference between them… we here in […]

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Eric Florack on February 19th, 2007

So, McCain thinks Roe v Wade should be overturned? Good for him. I agree. See also, blind pig, acorn.  Now comes the question of how to accomplish this, and does the senator have anything of a practical nature to bring to the table toward that end. Absent that,  is this just a case of dancing […]

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Eric Florack on February 19th, 2007

Captain Ed makes the point this monring…  If the Democrats in Congress think that forcing failure (in Iraq) will help them in the next election, they may be in for a shock   Of course, this is exactly what we’ve been saying here at BitsBlog, all along.  

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davidl on February 19th, 2007

What is it about the tenets of Islam which make violence so readily acceptable? Yet another Moslem tries to kill in the name of his religion.  Michelle Malking is asking, “I wonder what religion they were arguing about” Two students visiting from Ohio were coming from a bar downtown when they got into an argument […]

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