I’m going into the primaries undecided and will vote based on the position these candidates take on various issues, how well they perform in the debates and how much appropriate experience they have. Being a governor is definitely a “plus” in my opinion.
Indeed. Governors or congressmen tend to make better presidents than Senators. Govs and Congressmen tend to get elected more often than Senators as well. I fear that our Senate has become too much of a House of Lords at times.
I'm not sure what he's going to run on. Sure he cut taxes, mostly for wealthy people, but now he's facing a 1.6 billion dollar deficit (like Kansas), despite cutting 100s of millions from education and healthcare and other public services.
"...Republicans say the same thing: that Jindal is sacking his own state to preserve his viability as a Republican presidential candidate — specifically, so he can say that he never raised taxes, but rather cut them. Even Quin Hillyer, the conservative columnist for the Advocate, thinks the state’s tax policy, under which the poor pay a greater percentage of their income in taxes than the rich, is a “moral abomination.”
That's my attitude exactly DrFrost. There's so many good guys to choose from we need to know more about them to decide the chosen one.
Mod you should be msdnc's foreign desk political troll. Ha. Foreign. Not here. Trolling for Soros or free and just really disturbed. Tell us why the left's white elitists are so cool in your red book.
 June 24, 2015 at 12:46pm
I think Kirsten assumes that all conservatives are racists. Therefore it can’t be some small portion of Americans. You can tell by her reply that she considers Bill a racist.
 June 23, 2015 at 9:58am
I’m appalled that the first two cases weren’t 9-0. These were CLEARLY violations of our constitutional rights and yet 4 justices thought it was OK?!?!?!
So am I. As far as the prisoner, I don't really care if they get knocked around if they don't toe the line. Prison or jail is not vacation. But the first two were quite clear. The four progressives on that court are quite clear in their "legislative" attempts. They don't even try to hide their contempt for the constitution. The fifth progressive, Roberts, picks and chooses how he can "pretzel" the wording and interpretation in a more subtle way.
I am amazed at how many of the Supreme Court cases are 5-4. However, it also makes sense that they don't hear many cases that are 9-0 decisions because cases that are that clear are generally settled in the lower courts and never reach the supreme court.
Unfortunately constitutional law is 99% precedent and studying former decisions and only 1% reading the text of the constitution. It is very confusing when you have dozens or hundreds of former cases to sift through that are similar to your case in some way and you have to try to render a decision that doesn't contradict any prior decision.
 June 23, 2015 at 9:49am
Rand is definitely one of my favorites. My biggest issue with him, like his father, is his foreign policy. Regardless, he’s still in my top four and may well win my vote in the primaries.
I used to dislike the Paul's foreign policy also. I believe that it is important to have a world power to dissuade tyranny between other countries. However, I feel like any foreign policy is almost entirely ineffective if we aren't strong supporters of freedom at home. If we keep looking to other socialist countries as the example that we need to aspire to, then any foreign policy will just be spreading the wrong message.
Rand Paul understands what freedom is and we need leaders like him to restore our country to greatness. That is the best foreign policy we can have. Be so great that the rest of the world will want what we have.
 June 22, 2015 at 10:05am
For the vast majority of hunting applications that won’t matter. I’m more concerned about minimizing the shock to my phone when the gun fires. (I’m a hunter AND a tech geek.)
 June 17, 2015 at 8:23am
It is a religious, political and military system wrapped together. Treating it like “just a religion” would be like treating ricin like “just a plant extract.” Would you let people sworn to serve in a foreign military into your country as immigrants – because that’s exactly what we’re doing.
 June 17, 2015 at 8:19am
Yep. It’s a vast right wing conspiracy to discredit her. Nothing to see here. I’m sure they’ll never find the real evidence destroyed on the hard drive… errr… I mean any real evidence.
It’s not a conspiracy. It’s pretty blatant.
Over the last 3 years the 9 investigations went from "let's find out what exactly happened in Benghazi" to "let's try to find dirt on Hillary Clinton, regardless of the Benghazi situation."
 June 16, 2015 at 8:14am
Presidential campaigns, at least while I’ve been of voting age and paying attention, have never been about informing the public on where you stand so they can make an informed decision. It is solely about getting elected. If saying X will help you, you say X. If saying Y will hurt you, you don’t say Y. If saying yes or no will hurt you then you don’t commit either way. The more vague a statement can be, the better. It’s the art of saying nothing while leaving the impression you’re going to do exactly what the listener wants. Instead of saying exactly what you’d do regarding trade you make statements like: “We’re going to strengthen the economy!” Instead of listing specifics you make it about “Hope and Change” without ever defining exactly what you mean.
Clinton clearly decided the end justifies the means long ago.
 June 11, 2015 at 11:56am
Proverbs 18:2 (TLB) A rebel doesn’t care about the facts. All he wants to do is yell.
Once they decide that the end justifies the means they’ve stepped onto a very slippery slope.
 June 11, 2015 at 11:50am
One of the hard questions to answer. Why does a benevolent God allow bad things to happen? It’s one of those questions people with faith have to answer for themselves. But I can say with utter belief it’s not because God doesn’t love us. It’s not because God doesn’t care.
 June 9, 2015 at 9:20am
The liberals are perfecting social warfare. Identify the opponent: attack, malign, denegrate, go after their livelihood, file lawsuits (civil and criminal), use the government to go after them (IRS, ATF, TSA, EPA, etc.), etc., etc. They’ve decided that the end justifies the means and if we don’t adapt we’re going to suffer the price.
Have you been sitting on that one just trying to force it in anywhere you can?
Rules for a Radicals, man.
 June 9, 2015 at 9:15am
I’m with Terminux-Est here. If the medics trained on live animals perform better than those not trained on live animals – then shoot the animal and let’s put the best trained medics in the field that we can.
 June 6, 2015 at 8:35pm
No parent should have to bury their child. My thoughts and prayers are with the Biden family.
 June 1, 2015 at 2:11pm
My thoughts go out to her and her family.
When I last visited a zoo there was a place to view the lions through thick plexiglass (or some similar material). A small child, not walking yet, had crawled up to the edge of the glass and a female lion was trying to claw and bite at the child through the window. It was that moment more than anything else in my experience that drove home the point that you can’t anthropomorphize wild animals.
 June 1, 2015 at 1:58pm
I’m with freedomrider. If you’re going to ban one side of the conversation you have to ban the other. You can’t have professors pushing atheism and agnosticism if you won’t allow others to push their world view.
Does that mean I’d be upset if the coach was a muslim and saying a muslim prayer? Only if he forced participation. And, yes, if this coach was forcing participation in a christian prayer I’d be just as upset.
America, where we used to let people express their views. Now, if you express anything politically incorrect or in any way related to christianity you’ll lose your job/sponsors, receive death threats, be sued, audited, denied your legal rights, etc., etc.
 June 1, 2015 at 10:42am
My two biggest complaints about Bush were the Patriot Act (which is anything but) and the fact that 20% of his budget was borrowed. I applaud Rand and I seriously doubt I’m the only conservative doing so.
Keep in mind that anything the NSA is doing, and all the information they collect, can be used by the President (whoever he may be at the time) to exert pressure on his opponents (just like the IRS was used to target conservative organizations).
 June 1, 2015 at 10:28am
This smacks of idiocy on so many levels.
First off, why is a “male” assumed to be closer to other males than females? There’s no other human on this planet I’m closer to than my wife. I don’t love my son any more than my daughter. The underlying assumption here is flawed.
Secondly, you don’t get to choose how to refer to God. God gets to choose how you may refer to Him. The arrogance here is astounding.
 June 1, 2015 at 10:24am
Gonzo is correct. God chose His personal pronoun. Mere mortals don’t get to undo that.