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Jason Stanford

Why I'm Running for President as a Republican

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Jason Stanford

I have little experience relevant to this job that I do not intend to do, and I'm willing to put forth no effort at any point during this campaign. But with George Pataki entering the race, I realized that I, too, am a largely unknown heterosexual white man in America. Even Bob Ehrlich is thinking about getting in. If they can, why not I?

In Frum's Patriots, Grover Norquist's Myth is Rick Perry's Reality

Jason Stanford | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

If Rick Perry didn't exist, we would have to invent him. Luckily, David Frum did so in his new novel, Patriots.

How to Talk to Republicans

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Does it ever seem that Republicans are wrong about everything these days? The list of demonstrable malarkey that Republicans hold to be unalienable t...

Rubio's DREAM is American Apartheid

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Jason Stanford

The only reason Romney's taken a breath since 1994 is to get elected. Now, once again, Romney is trying to stand for something to see if Hispanics and Republicans will fall for anything.

The GOP's Problem With Women and Caterpillars

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Don Draper must be giving sensitivity training to the Republican Party these days as they deal with the fallout from the war on women.

New Study Links Traditional Marriage to War on Women

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

A recent study found that men in traditional marriages with stay-at-home wives had negative attitudes about working women

The Worst Ryan Plan: GOP Budget or Tim Tebow Trade?

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.26.2012 | Comedy
Jason Stanford

Which Ryan plan is worse, Rep. Paul Ryan's budget or Jets coach Rex Ryan's trade for Tim Tebow? "Tough call... Both (Ryan plans) could cause deaths, nausea and vomiting."

We Need a Personhood Movement for Women, Too

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

It's time for Republicans to recognize that women should have at least as much power in their lives as they imagine a fertilized egg has.

What If Mitt Can't Pander?

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

t's possible we're not being fair to Mitt Romney. Really, would the stuff coming out of your mouth make any more sense if you had to spend a year traveling with Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich?

Rick Perry's War on Texas Women

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

The controversy over whether newspapers should run Doonesbury this week has proved that what Rick Perry deems appropriate for the Texas statutes is unfit for polite conversation in the rest of America.

When Romney Talks, Mitt Happens

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

But unlike the caricature of a politician who's the bastard child of pollsters and focus groups, bad things happen for Mitt when he ignores his script and orders off the teleprompter. What if Mitt's real problem is that he just can't stop being authentic?

Mourning in America

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

What happened to the Republican Party that used to have a lease on the White House because it owned optimism?

Halftime for Romney

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Romney might be able to sell his nursery rhyme of creeping socialism elsewhere, but in Michigan, majorities of voters support the auto bailout and like Clint Eastwood's Chrysler ad.

Why Latino-rich Texas Is a Red State

Jason Stanford | Posted 02.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Jason Stanford

The big threat isn't that Texas Hispanics might stop voting Republican as often as they do. The thing that keeps smart Republicans up at night is worrying that Hispanics will actually start voting.

Confessions of an Intrade Junkie

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

"Intrade for political professionals is like the ultimate insider training. I feel like Martha Stewart. You take the industry you live and breathe and know and love and hate, and you make money off of it."

Craig James: Worst Helicopter Dad in Texas

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.26.2012 | Sports
Jason Stanford

James' vanity candidacy is a reminder that not all publicity is good publicity. James isn't the pretty girl in the bar. He's the guy who walks into a bar where all the women are friends with his ex.

Mitt Romney Thinks Snidely Whiplash Was the Hero

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Romney is now equating the aspirations of economic survival with his desire not to be picked on. Somehow, the super rich have become yet another aggrieved class deserving of protection -- the Lucre-Americans.

Rick Perry's Fatal Flaw

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

We finally found the ideal candidate to beat Rick Perry, and it turns out to be ... Rick Perry. After winning every single election since 1984, Rick Perry finally lost one in Iowa.

Jason Cherkis

Rick Perry, 'Washington Outsider,' Spent Huge Sums At D.C. Hotspots | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent much of his struggling presidential campaign running against one particular place -- Washington, D.C. He...