Scott Galupo


June 2010


The Recession and the National Debt Are Separate Problems

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You have to feel sorry, if only a little, for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats right now. They’ve lost any and all ability they had after the 2008 election to frame debate about the economy.

And, rhetorically speaking, Republicans have successfully conflated short- and long-term ...

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TAGS:
Congress
Great Depression
economic stimulus
Democratic Party
Republican Party
deficit and national debt
debt
economy
recession
Obama, Barack

BP Spill Responsibility Highlights Republicans' Tea Party Problem

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By Scott Galupo, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Georgetown University’s Patrick Deneen has an excellent recap of a couple of recent symposia in Washington, D.C., on the Tea Party movement, populism, and what it all means for conservatism.

You should read the whole thing, but here are a couple ...

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TAGS:
conservatives
tea party
Gulf of Mexico
liberals
Constitution
Hamilton, Alexander
Jefferson, Thomas
oil

Business Background Not Needed to Fix National Problems

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By Scott Galupo, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Last night’s primary elections yielded few surprises. I’ll focus on the apparent allure of ex-CEOs in California--gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, who is challenging for the Senate seat Barbara Boxer currently occupies. Let’s ...

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TAGS:
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
California
Whitman, Meg
Fiorina, Carly
Romney, Mitt
Warner, Mark
Obama, Barack
Buchanan, Pat
federal budget
social security
Medicare
Medicaid
Pentagon
Boxer, Barbara

Why Tom Campbell Should Win the California Republican Senate Primary

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By Scott Galupo, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

As a traditionalist on social issues, I tire pretty quickly of the media’s—and much of official Washington’s—never-ending quest for more fiscal conservatives with moderate social views. As my friend Ramesh Ponnuru often notes, social conservatives,

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TAGS:
Congress
Democratic Party
Republican Party
conservatives
California
House of Representatives
2010 Congressional elections
Clinton, Bill
Specter, Arlen
Brown, Scott
Fiorina, Carly
Boxer, Barbara

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