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How Spiro Agnew Shaped Republican Rhetoric

Posted February 10th, 2016 at 10:51 am (UTC-4)
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“Nattering nabobs of negativism” is what Agnew branded liberal foes of the administration. In brass-knuckled rhetoric that would foreshadow that of today’s younger Republicans in the House “Freedom Caucus” as well as presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, the vice president denounced “an effete corps of impudent snobs” who encouraged a “national state of masochism.”

Marco Rubio: A Rags to Riches Republican

Posted June 10th, 2015 at 4:16 pm (UTC-4)
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In the second of our series of the 2016 presidential candidates, we turn to Republican Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants with a quintessential American story. Having worked his way up from humble beginnings, Rubio has risen to become a Florida senator and a serious presidential prospect.

The GOP’s Shifting Goal Posts

Posted June 5th, 2015 at 9:41 am (UTC-4)
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It’s said that if you’re not liberal when you’re young, you have no heart, and if you’re not conservative by middle age, you have no brain.