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Russ Ferguson
by | Oct 10, 2012

The vice-presidential debate on Thursday will inevitably lead to media commentary arguing it is of no consequence that one of the candidates lost the debate (or has been deemed by polls to have lost). After all, they will argue, voters…

by | May 22, 2012

Sometimes timing is everything. In one week, Mark Zuckerberg turned 28 years old, became a billionaire in the largest tech IPO in U.S. history, and got married. Sure, 28 years old is a reasonable age to get married and a…

by | Jul 19, 2011

I have never had much of an opinion about cameras in the courtroom. On the one hand, I often wish I could see court proceedings without having to waste a day sitting in the courtroom — especially Supreme Court arguments,…

by | Feb 15, 2011

The President released his 2012 budget on Monday, and — to his credit — it includes some substantial reductions. Unfortunately, our out-of-control spending has put us in a position where even substantial reductions are not even close to enough. In…

by | Aug 18, 2010

A federal jury convicted Governor Rod Blagojevich yesterday of one single count, remaining undecided on the other 23. And for that one guilty charge, we can thank Justice Scalia. No, Justice Scalia had nothing to do with the Blagojevich case….

by | Sep 24, 2009

As my plane takes off from Washington, D.C., monuments dot the landscape below me. The Capitol stands tall, overlooking the city, a commanding symbol of a government that is truly of, by, and for the people. What happens under its…

by | Sep 30, 2008

To live in a walkable city is a very fortunate thing, as those who live in some of the finest — Boston, New York, and Washington to name a few — know all too well. As our nation becomes more…

by | May 28, 2008

John McCain effectively has the Republican nomination for president, and social conservatives are getting a bit wary. Now accustomed to being listened to by the White House, they’re not keen on giving up their newly acquired power. After the Bush…

by | May 6, 2008

For the first time in a long time, North Carolina matters. The state’s early May primary has usually meant that by the time that date rolled around, the presidential primary was long over. It had been decided by those in…

by | Apr 18, 2008

If you had cameras following you around 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, would they catch you only in your greatest moments? Would they find out that you are the most wonderful person in the world? Would you…

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