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that works fine in more local elections. The presidential nomination involves a lot more cash. But it's also an issue of candidates. Who is the conservative candidate and can that candidate speak to the people that most conservatives back. Last pres. election, conservatives moved from candidate to candidate to candidate trying to find the perfect conservative and got nowhere (each successive candidate was spoiled by various means, some self-inflicted). If you want to usurp the big government liberal candidate, you've got to narrow in on the candidate now, so as to concentrate funding and GOTV efforts. The key is that conservatives are fractured, because there is no ideal conservative candidate, and the various factions chew each other to pieces.
"The US has nearly 10,000 miles of borders, including nearly 3000 miles with Mexico. Aside from theoretical reasons not to erect a Soviet-style fence, there is the near certainty that the federal government could spend billions on a fence that is easily defeated." Control of the border isn't about the fence, it's about will. The border could be controlled quite simply with or without a double tiered soviet style fence, if people had the will. Both sides of the political isle (big government liberals) are invested in allowing and promoting illegal immigration.
"This article assumes that conservatives can't get their nominee into the election. Why not?" Follow the money. Major Republican donors are mostly big government liberals
Add in that Leo's home, plane, car, windmills, solar panels, etc. etc. were made from materials borrowed with permission from Gaia without disrupting a single pristine molecule of nature nor murdering any of Her protected creatures. Leo has left a smaller footprint on Gaia (may She be praised) than a Jainist monk.
"There are probably graduate-level courses in trying to draw these kinds of lines, so I'm going to hesitate to do that." Typical of academic leftism - there must be a leftist expert somewhere who will inform us on which bits of media comply with free speech, as opposed to a broad understanding of 'free speech.' So if the average shrub can't figure out what is free and not, and must rely on an 'expert' then you don't really have free speech, but tyranny by the 'academic experts' who determine what is and isn't free.
The self-fulfilling Prophecy. Islamists don't get irony. The solution of course is to wipe out islamists and publish the cartoons in every newspaper, magazine and website in the world. But the world is unwise.
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ScienceSquid Wrote: Jan 06, 2015 12:39 PM
Which makes their bellyaching even more reprehensible
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Epistemic Closure 2.0

ScienceSquid Wrote: Jan 06, 2015 12:38 PM
"10,000 men of Harvard" Sexist!!!! (OK, where is my check, Media Matters?)
Jonah read a lot of sources in preparation for this column, but he forgot Kafka.
It was awesome
Joni Ernst: I crossed my legs after watching that one.
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