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A big, juicy debate with f-bombs and finger-pointing? Uh, no. The five hopefuls who gathered Monday to make their case for Republican National Committee chairmanship at the National Press Club were perfectly on message, delivering flawlessly timed talking points in dulcet tones. Their handlers must have been delighted.
Eager to dispel the notion that their protest movement is a mere flash in the pan, the nation's tea party activists are preparing to welcome the newest crop of lawmakers to Washington by reminding them of the consequences if they walk away from their campaign promises.
Embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele and the four candidates vying for his job engaged in an occasionally heated debate Monday in which the challengers took aim at the RNC's unprecedented red ink and lackluster fundraising.
It could turn into yet another midday TV soap opera. The RNC chairmanship debate at the National Press Club among six voracious hopefuls has been handicapped, poked at and speculated upon by journalists for a month — billed as allegory for the party itself. Oh, the drama.
Arizona took a public-relations punch to the gut after passing the nation's toughest anti-illegal-immigration law earlier this year, but anyone who thinks (or hopes) the state Legislature will lower its profile on the border-security issue in 2011 likely will be disappointed.
The hard work of safeguarding freedom has just begun. This month's elections were only a beginning. To become ever more effective, conservative power must remain focused on devolving authority to the grass roots rather than accruing it in the corridors of Washington.
Academia appears to be rejecting the "imperial" White House. University of Iowa law professor David Orentlicher says the presidency has become too powerful an office and now suggests the U.S. adopt a two-person, multiparty presidency.
President Obama's top economist, in her valedictory speech before stepping down Friday, urged Congress to "find the will and wisdom" to spend more money to create jobs - challenging the waning appetite for stimulus spending on Capitol Hill ahead of November's elections.