Jeri Thompson

Jeri Thompson serves on the advisory board of SecureAmericaNow.org., a bipartisan foundation focused on national security issues, particularly in the Middle East.

Security Moms Are Back

 

One overlooked segment of the voting public that played a critical role in both the 2002 and 2004 election cycles was the so-called “Security Mom,” and it appears that this diverse group of women could again play a pivotal role in 2012. A full third of the respondents to a recent Secure America Now poll […]

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Not a Neighborly Day in the Brotherhood

 

The storming yesterday of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt should not come as a surprise to those who have been following the increasingly volatile situation in that country, and as the radical Islamic organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, takes great control there. The embassy violence also comes at an inconvenient time, as the U.S. relationship […]

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Don’t Tell Me She Can’t Win, Sir

 

The response by the Republican political establishment to the Christine O’Donnell victory over liberal Republican Mike Castle in Delaware has been an embarrassment. A strong, vocal woman upturned the political tables in Delaware, a state where both political parties have been run like blue-blooded patriarchies for the better part of half a century, and all […]

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True Colors

 

In thinking about the Charlie Crist situation, I think it’s important to remember that this man is willingly leaving a party and — more important — its principles, not because he claims to disagree with those principles, but for reasons of political expediency, plain and simple. The prospects of holding a powerful office are driving him. […]

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Lowden Countdown in Nevada

 

Given what has transpired over the past week, I think it’s important that we begin setting our sights not only on House members who betrayed our trust, but also the leadership that encouraged and enabled it. That’s why I’m jumping in early on the Nevada race to do my part. Perhaps not surprisingly given the […]

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Jim Bunning’s Finest Hour

 

Sen. Jim Bunning cut a deal with Democrats to release the hold he had blocking a 30-day extension of unemployment benefits and subsidized COBRA health insurance. But the impact of his stand against more deficit spending will hang over Washington for some time. When he said on the floor Tuesday night that, “If we cannot pay for […]

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It’s About Time

 

For the last year, we’ve watched all the hand-wringing from Republican insiders in Washington. Fresh off a whipping in 2008, they were all scared to take on the President in a campaign. “Attack Pelosi and Reid,” we heard so many say. “Don’t make this a referendum on the President, make it about his policies.” Outside […]

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Spreading the Incompetence

 

You know the old fable about the scorpion and the frog, and how the frog is nice enough to help the scorpion cross the river on its back even though it‘s certain the scorpion will kill him, and the scorpion promises that he won‘t so the frog does it, and the scorpion does poison the […]

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The Importance of Doug Hoffman

 

So Democrats finally got a Republican to sign on to their health care bill that will saddle Americans taxpayers with more than $2.8 trillion in debt over the next 20 years. Don’t take my word for it. That’s the estimate of the Congressional Budget Office, which also estimates that the plan will add $1.8 trillion […]

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Brooks Birdcaged

 

While putting fresh newspaper in the birdcage this morning, I couldn’t help but notice the New York Times column from David Brooks, who takes a potshot at conservative radio hosts who boosted presidential candidates, including Fred Thompson. When not taste-tasting the latest latte flavors at exurban malls, Brooks can be found on PBS doing his […]

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