A Capital View


July 2007


A Journalism Giant Turns 80

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NASHVILLE—One of the nation's crusading newspaper editors at 32, and a devoted champion of the First Amendment throughout his career, turned 80 last weekend.

To celebrate the event, John Seigenthaler invited 400 of his closest friends to a festive party at the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt ...

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Vitter Has Only Himself to Blame

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Voters should beware of politicians who trumpet family values and position themselves as holier than the rest of us mere mortals. They are probably hiding something.

The latest sanctimonious one to fall is GOP Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana. The less said of him the better, but his conduct is so ...

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Vitter, David

GOP Senator Is a Secret Weapon for the Dems

Democrats have a secret weapon for next year's election in the person of Sen. James DeMint, a South Carolina Republican who heads the GOP policy committee in the Senate.

DeMint characterizes the election as the difference between "European style socialism" (read Democrats) and a "free America" (read ...

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DeMint, Jim

What Bush Never Talks About in Public

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President Bush reached a new low on Independence Day in an incredible speech to an invitation-only crowd of Air National Guard families in West Virginia. That kind of gathering ensures no protesters inside the hall to disrupt our leader's line of thought.

Bush talked again about victory in Iraq. He ...

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Bush, George W.
Iraq

Scooter Libby Deserved a Prison Term

As governor of Texas, George W. Bush suffered from writer's cramp while signing so many death warrants of convicted felons. He knows something about "excessive sentences." As president, Bush said he respected the verdict of the jury in Scooter Libby's trial and then he commuted his prison term with ...

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How Talk Radio Torpedoed Immigration Reform

With the collapse of the immigration bill in the Senate, the pundits and commentators had a common theme: Nothing gets done in Washington.

With an unpopular and lame-duck president and a divided and highly partisan Congress, they have a point. But why is there no compromise and needed action on ...

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immigration reform
radio

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