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Myth #1: “Republicans are the party of fiscal responsibility”


“Fiscal responsibility” has been a byword for the Grand Old Party since the days of the New Deal. Ronald Reagan was the Republican who most successfully and most completely institutionalized this belief in the American psyche, and as the Great Communicator, he certainly succeeded in reshaping the terms of debate in American politics. Not only did […]


Mythbusters#4: Democrats Are Bad For Business


It has long been an article of faith among Republicans that only their party can be good for the economy, because Democrats are in fact closet socialists. This tradition goes back all the way to the founding of the Republican Party, which was disdained by the 1850’s version of the Democratic Party as Yankee stockjobbers […]


The Weakness and Strength of Mitt Romney


Presidential politics are never very enlightening, but Mitt Romney’s campaign is setting new lows for confusion, errors and missed opportunities. Some of these are staff errors, unavoidable in a campaign which has been grinding on for over a year now; others are missteps by the candidate himself. The worst, though, are the gaffes which display […]


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John Adams


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