Terence P. Jeffrey

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Santorum’s Missed Opportunity

This debate was a historic mile marker on the road to obsolescence for network broadcast television. It was the least informative Republican primary debate so far — largely due to ...

Media Matters

Newt Gingrich routed Mitt Romney in South Carolina because he routed the media first. A Public Policy Polling survey of likely South Carolina primary voters completed on Friday revealed that ...

And the Winner Is . . .

Rick Santorum won Thursday night’s debate in South Carolina. In doing so, he may also have forced a major turning point in this presidential campaign. Before Thursday, Newt Gingrich, I ...

Newt Won

All the candidates — except Mitt Romney — had moments in the South Carolina debate when they showed real passion in presenting their positions, the sort of passion that indicates ...

Romney’s Reelection Choice

After he was tag-teamed in this morning’s debate by Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, who doubted his suggestion that he did not run for reelection as governor of Massachusetts because ...

Just Say ‘No’

A Republican who will not stand up to the liberal media as a candidate will not stand up to the liberal media as president. A profoundly instructive moment on this point ...

Mandates and Candidates

We all believe in giving government control of major parts of our lives sometime. That was one of the themes advanced by the apparent Republican frontrunners — Mitt Romney and Newt ...

Eliminations

At least Rick Perry could name two of the federal cabinet departments he would like shut down. But when he was unsuccessfully trying to remember the third, I wished the moderators ...
Politics & Policy

Crackdown

The Department of Homeland Security will issue new regulations that amount to the first step in a two step-process that — if completed — would put the government in position ...