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Jazz Shaw

Jazz Shaw is a heretical, Northeastern former RINO and the weekend editor at HotAir.com He can be reached at jazzshaw@gmail.com. Or you can follow him on Twitter @JazzShaw
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Can Charles Rangel Be Saved?

Saturday, July 24th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

Rangel's ethical woes have cast doubt on the 40-year veteran's future in the House.

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Barton’s ‘Shakedown’ Comment: Tone Deaf … and Correct

Friday, June 18th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

The congressman may turn out to be the one who pointed out that the emperor was strolling around buck naked. (Read more from Roger Kimball here.)

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Alvin Greene’s New Political Paradigm

Monday, June 14th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

The mysterious South Carolina Senate candidate didn’t knock on any doors. He called almost no one. He printed no campaign signs and didn’t even put up a website. But he won 60% of the vote.

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GOP Off the Endangered List in the Northeast

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

Fed by the enthusiasm of a surprising number of tea party activists, the once moribund Republican Party is on the comeback trail in the Northeast.

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The Government You Love to Hate

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

The recent Pew survey showing high levels of anger with government is understandable given the miserable economy and politicians in Washington trying to do too much.

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Talk of Health Care Lost in Mania About Process

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

Who cares what's actually in the bill when learning about arcane procedural matters is so much more fun?

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A Tale of Two Primaries

Thursday, March 4th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

While the GOP establishment may react negatively to contested primaries, the contests in Arizona and Florida will benefit the voters in the end.

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GOP Set for Rebound in New England?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

All across the region, Republicans are finding a more receptive audience for their message.

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Playing Darts Is a Uniquely Democractic Exercise

Sunday, February 7th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

Until the nanny state wades in and ruins the whole thing, darts remains one of your truly American options for entertainment, competition, and opportunity.

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KSM and His Great Traveling Terrorist Trial Is on the Move

Sunday, January 31st, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

A small, upstate New York town would welcome Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his fellow 9/11 plotters, but is Guantanamo back in play as a trial venue?

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The Demise of Air America

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

In the end, the lib-talk network never fulfilled the one requirement for success in radio: be entertaining.

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TSA Security a Mixture of the Serious and the Silly

Saturday, January 9th, 2010 - by Jazz Shaw

One has to feel a bit of sympathy for the Transportation Security Administration. But only just a bit.

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The Serious, Sublime, and Silly from 2009

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

The top ten highlights (or lowlights) that comprise the most significant political stories of the year.

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The Franken vs. Lieberman Smackdown: A New Trend?

Monday, December 21st, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

Comity is being replaced by comedy in the Senate, and sonorous debate may yet give way to hurled epithets and folding chairs.

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Who Should Have Been Time’s Person of the Year?

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

Poor Barack Obama didn't even make the top five. But there was one former Alaskan governor many conservatives would have voted for.

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Can Murdoch Hold It Together?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

The challenges to the media mogul's empire are coming from all sides.

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Obama Just Doesn’t Know When to Fold ‘Em

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

Sooner or later the president is going to realize that pocket kings can and do blow up in your face.

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New Yorkers Face the Prospect of a Terrorism Trial in Their Backyard

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

Where Big Apple residents stand on the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed trial seems unaffected by party or ideology.

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The Lessons of Election ’09

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

It's time to relearn what some of us seem to have forgotten.

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‘Smart Grid’ Technology: Obama’s Smart Move for Infrastructure Security

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

In addition to making our electrical grid more efficient, upgrading the system will prevent hacker attacks that could paralyze the country.

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The Modern Left Abandons Classical Liberalism

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

As modern conservatives eschew classic conservatism, so too do today's liberals deny their honorable ideological ancestry.

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Scozzafava Struggles for Conservative Support in NY23

Sunday, October 18th, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

In a close race with Democrat Bill Owen, a tea party conservative has complicated the chances of the centrist Republican.

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Freaky Friday: Obama’s Weird Peace Prize Win

Friday, October 9th, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

If the president can win the Peace Prize, almost anything is possible. (Also read Ron Rosenbaum: Obama-Haters Won Him the Nobel Prize, and Ron Radosh: Will Ayers Write the Acceptance Speech?)

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Uncivil Behavior in Congress Does Not Mean Civility Is Dead

Sunday, October 4th, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

The great portion of American society pays no heed to the attention seekers in Congress and on cable news.

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Massachusetts Democrats Make a Hash of the Seventeenth Amendment

Monday, September 28th, 2009 - by Jazz Shaw

The craven demonstration of partisan politics by the Bay State legislature in naming Kennedy's replacement should be outlawed.

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