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Night Alabama Woke Up America

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After weeks during which the people of Alabama were prejudged as incapable or unwilling to decipher right from wrong, they proved themselves by blazing a new path to virtue. They defied tradition. They defied political party. They defied the elites who felt the need to instruct and lecture them when their consciences were the only compasses they needed. They showed the end should never justify the means. This was a wakeup call for all of …

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Moore is Less

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The Alabama Senate election shootout between Republican Roy Moore (and himself) is a reality showdown between conservatives and their conscience with no winner yet in sight. You would think this is an easy one, but it’s not. You’d assume this is only going one way, but it may not. You wish it to go away, but it will not. The Republican-once-predator Roy Moore got all the right signals. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his …

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Saving America, Part 2: Campaign Finance Reform

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In the early ’60s, a colorful California House speaker and longtime Kennedy political disciple, “Big Daddy” Jesse Unruh, came up with the big line that’s defined American democracy since the days of Andrew Jackson: “Money is the mother’s milk of politics.” Yet that milk has been spoiled by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 5-4 opinion in the Citizens United vs. FEC case that now conspires against the very citizens it was meant to empower. …

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Saving America, Part 1: Term limits

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The time has come to save America from a Congress that no longer acts, representatives who no longer represent and a system battered by special interests and broken by politicians interested only in themselves. The path to salvation was revealed to us 25 years ago when a 19-year-old college sophomore in Austin, Gregory Watson, gave America a Texas-sized lesson about something our founding fathers anticipated and feared centuries before: an American Constitution that didn’t keep …