Rising Stars

From First Thoughts
My friend, former NLT blogger, Julie Ponzi, notes ” Tomorrow’s Democrat— Who Could Run in 2016 ” in National Journal .  Is it interesting that this is already a topic, a . . . . Continue Reading »

Convention

From First Thoughts
I only hear the speeches and worse, hear them on NPR.  There, commentators tell you after a speech what deprecatory things you should have thought in case you didn’t think them. We tuned . . . . Continue Reading »

Murder Most Foul

From First Thoughts
I might have mentioned that I live in Chardon, Ohio.  The other day, the boy who shot six of his classmates, killing three and wounding three others in differing degrees of severity, was up for . . . . Continue Reading »

It’s Ryan!

From First Thoughts
Of course, I am happy about it and hope that Pete’s warnings are not spot-on for a change, or else that whatever Paul Ryan’s flaws are, they are outweighed by his positive aspects.  . . . . Continue Reading »