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Thursday, 15 December 2011
 by Quin Hillyer

Don’t believe a word of what you hear about how the Republican presidential campaign is now a two-man race. Absolutely regardless of what anybody thinks about any particular candidate, this primary season has been deliberately designed to stretch well into the Spring, and it may well follow that design, with several candidates all continuing to vie for the nomination long after the snows of the New Hampshire primary are well in the past.
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Thursday, 08 December 2011

 by Quin Hillyer
Discuss the choice of the next U.S. president these days, and you hear one criterion regularly repeated: An “executive” background, people say, is crucial. A governor, or a business chairman, or a general, is better than a legislator, apparently by virtue of being blessed with executive fairy dust. Indeed, incredibly short stints in some executive positions – governor of Alaska or New Jersey, for example – is now seen as being more important than are broad-based experience and many years of legislative accomplishments.

History, however, offers little support for this theory.

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Thursday, 01 December 2011
 by Quin Hillyer

While the idea of congressional term limits has fallen well near the bottom of Washington’s totem pole, if you talk to grassroots conservatives it’s still at or near the top of their list of proposed reforms. It’s worth remembering, then, why it was that so many of our Founders strongly opposed legislative term limits. More than two centuries later, their reasoning remains sound enough at least to make conservatives reconsider (if not outright reject) a gut-level support for such limits.

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