Author: Kevin Reagan

RIP, Iraq

Nearly a month on, it is time to take a step back from the breathlessly hysterical media reports and hand-wringing over the situation in Iraq and offer some alternative opinions and analysis. Here is an opinion no one would expect to hear on a site featuring conservative commentary: the Obama administration is right. As still-more U.S. troops return to the country, the deteriorated security situation in Iraq has reignited debate about the U.S. mission in Iraq, whether the war is truly over, whether it was worth it (most agree it wasn’t), whether we should have gone in the first...

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Of Cyrus and Sluts

Someone needs to find me the actors/musicians of the string quartet who played the calm, soothing music as the Titanic was sinking in the movie. I could really use that soothing music and aplomb now as I watch the last vestiges of decency left in America sink into the freezing ocean. Much ado has been made regarding Miley Cyrus’ appalling performance at the VMAs, with criticism and strong condemnation coming from every angle, and rightly so. The performance was raunchy and elicited the strong desire to vomit from most viewers, disgusted as they watched the former Disney starlet definitively and...

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CRNC Report: What Else Is New?

On Monday, the College Republican National Committee released a 95-page report which ostensibly serves as the organization’s own 2012 postmortem. In other news, the College Republican National Committee came under scrutiny Monday for spending months and untold sums conducting focus groups and other studies to produce a 95-page report telling us what we already know: the Republican Party has a serious messaging problem. I’ll take “Unsurprising Things” for $1000, Alex. I could have told you that eight months ago when the president overcame some of the worst economic conditions in history to handily win reelection. Much ado has been...

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Obama: The Cool Preezy

Tweet After watching President Obama’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon the other night, I have decided that the president is too cool. And judging from the response I’ve seen across the Twitterverse and Facebook, so have many naïve and poorly informed members of my generation. Obama’s appearance, like everything else he does on a daily basis, was a calculating campaign move targeting a specific demographic. His opposition to the rising interest rates on student loans is a show intended to shore up his support among college students and recent college graduates. It will last only as long as it takes...

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