Jamie Weinstein

Jamie Weinstein is a senior editor at the Daily Caller.

Is Rand Paul the future of the GOP?

 

A New Age of Liberty By Reid Smith Every “epoch” begins with a specific moment—the origin point of that particular era. The Defenestration of Prague triggered the 30 Years War. Queen Victoria assumed the throne. Chuck Berry plugged in. America experienced just such a moment last March, when Rand Paul took the Senate floor to […]

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Obama’s Jewish Lobby

 

On Sunday evening at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., J-Street opened its first ever-national policy conference. Officially founded over a year ago, the self-proclaimed “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby was birthed amid controversy. While J-Street positioned itself as the voice of mainstream American Jewish opinion on Israel, critics (myself included) argued it was a […]

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The Limits of Evenhandedness

 

LONDON — While a unilateral Israeli cease-fire has at least temporarily brought some calm to the recent conflict in the Holy Land, the same cannot be said about the tensions on the campus of the London School of Economics. Since students returned to campus to begin the Lent term earlier this month, supporters of the […]

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‘W’ The Movie

 

Drudge links to a story on The Hollywood Reporter website which has obtained a few pages of Oliver Stone’s forthcoming film on President Bush. Admittedly, we are told that the pages come from a draft of the script and it may have changed by now. If the current script reads anything like what has been […]

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Internet Free Cuba

 

The New York Times has a story today about how savvy Cubans are circumnavigating the obstacles erected by their government to limit access the internet by ordinary Cubans: “Yet the government’s attempts to control access are increasingly ineffective. Young people here say there is a thriving black market giving thousands of people an underground connection […]

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Ivy League Still Gives Overwhelmingly to Democrats

 

I crunched the numbers at OpenSecrets.org to see who Ivy League faculties were giving to in the Presidential primaries. Democratic candidates received $808,404 in contributions while Republican candidates received just $145,376 in contributions. That means Democrats received about 85 percent of all money given while Republicans received just 15 percent. In other words, for every […]

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All You Need Is Votes

 

Stories of Ron Paul’s wellspring of support sound like the stuff of urban legend. Politically inactive citizens suddenly become fervent supporters of Paul after catching a TV segment or Internet video clip. It’s like love at first sight; they pledge to do whatever they possibly can to get him elected. Matthew Buckman’s is one such […]

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Thank Heaven for Little Gravels

 

The Democratic Presidential candidates were out and about Wednesday night in yet another debate. This time the setting was Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, with NBC Meet the Press host Tim Russert moderating the boisterous battle. The biggest news of the night came from John Edwards and Barack Obama, who both basically came out in […]

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Amnesty Irrational

 

With the recent release of its annual human rights report, Amnesty International is again proving itself useless and feckless, despite some noble goals and the potential to do good. It must be remembered that Amnesty claims to be an organization of international scope, “a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights […]

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Elder Statesman

 

As was painfully obvious from last Sunday’s 60 Minutes segment on John McCain, the Arizona senator doesn’t like to be asked about his age. “I don’t like this line of questioning at all,” McCain said when asked by Scott Pelley what percentage of Americans thought in a recent poll the ideal age for a president […]

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