Author: Kenneth Depew

Not a Third Party, but a Clear Choice

A recent Gallup poll recorded a record high number of Americans who think the current partisan system is broken.  According to the poll 26% think the current two party system is sufficient, compared to the 60% of Americans that think a third party is needed.  The 60% marks a record high, according to Gallup. When the question of a third party is asked the trends have been near or above 50 percent since 2006, with decreases during presidential election years, likely because of the full scale roll out of party apparatuses and the need for ideological unity, even if...

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The Uniform Does Not Make One a Pawn

Men and women in uniform sign up to serve their country, and in the past decade that service likely meant to leaving one’s family for months at a time to travel to distant lands and face the possibility of serious bodily harm.   They did not sign up to be used as a pawn in Washington, D.C.’s game of politics, neither while they served nor after. Fortunately, unlike 2011, the full pay of active duty military was secured prior to the current government shut down. What was not secured was the assurance that Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen...

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Senator Cruz: 12 Hours In

Editor’s Note: At the time Mr. Depew finished writing, Senator Ted Cruz had surpassed the twelve hour mark holding the floor of the Senate. At the time of this article’s publishing, Mr. Cruz has surpassed the nineteen hour mark. Check back with TCC later this week for further commentary on the rest of Senator Cruz’s marathon speech.   Just before midnight I had exceeded my daily Twitter limit, a feat I had yet to achieve until last night.  Apparently, I had launched too many #StandWithCruz and #MakeDCListen hashtags into the Twitterverse. Regardless of my ability to communicate my thoughts...

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Why D.C. Fears Ted Cruz

Freshman Senator Ted Cruz is tangling with all comers, Democrat or Republican. Cruz does so not to antagonize, but because of the principles he brought to office and for the purpose of honoring his promises to the people of Texas. Cruz’s steadfastness and unwillingness to “go-along-to-get-along” have caused fear, masquerading as dismissal and disdain, among D.C. insiders.

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