By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Are Republicans and Tea Party supporters heading for a potential showdown? Unless things start to change, an unpleasant implosion within the U.S. conservative movement appears to be imminent.
Some 74 family and marriage specialists appealed Tuesday for an end to the fighting over gay marriage, saying both gay and straight marriage-supporters are needed to address the breakdown in America's marriage culture.
An excerpt of "Barack Obama: The Story" by Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss appeared in Vanity Fair on Wednesday, offering details about the women the young Mr. Obama dated during his "existentialist stretch" as a student in New York.
Five of her people won. Indeed, Sarah Palin must relish the outcome of Tuesday's primaries, a fitting comeback to critics who claimed the power of her political endorsements had waned, and her Mama Grizzly claws had grown dull.
New York Post columnist and Commentary editor John Podhoretz recently wrote, "The problem with the close alliance between the Republican Party and the conservative movement is that the two are often confused for each other."
"These Republican insurgents, however, really are insurgents, and one should take them at their word that they are not in this to become professional politicians whose primary aims are fundraising and re-election," he adds. "If enough of them are elected in November, and enough could be 10 in the House and three in the Senate, they really could change the political dynamic in Washington in ways impossible to foresee. They will also, almost certainly, say unguarded things that will provide a bountiful harvest for the liberal media."