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Karol Markowicz

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Karol Markowicz appears in the following:

Opinion: How Huntsman Could Change the Game

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Hampshire still has the power to surprise tonight.  If Jon Huntsman pulls an upset, and I don't mean surprising people with a second place finish, I mean an honest to goodness ran-away-with-it upset, that might be a game-changer.

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Opinion: Remember Post-Racial America? Neither Does Eric Holder

Friday, December 23, 2011

Barack Obama was supposed to lead us into a post-racial America. Instead, his presidency has become a study in incompetency with an accusation of racism toward anyone who dares say so.

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Opinion: The GOP Field Supports Israel, Will American Jews Finally Listen?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

With no hope at getting the Jewish vote, conservative candidates stand with Israel consistently and fully, yet American Jews follow their tradition of voting for Democrats even against their own interests. 

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Opinion: Cain Finished After Latest Sex Scandal

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I've been open about my long-time admiration and respect for Herman Cain. I defended him against dubious charges of sexual harassment—and I would defend him from those charges still. But the latest charges, of an affair, are something different entirely.

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Opinion: Bachmann, Paul and Huntsman Unfairly Excluded from Debate Questions

Monday, November 14, 2011

Once the candidates are on the stage it's not right to exclude them from the questions based on these poll numbers. This kind of action may actually impact those polls.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Obama-Sarkozy Trash Talk on Netanyahu Shows U.S. Brushes off Israel

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

To frequently insult the Israeli leader in this way is to insult Israelis themselves.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: The Misguided "Not Mitt Romney" Movement

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The problem becomes, however, that Not Mitt Romney can mean a lot of things. It can mean Newt Gingrich. It can mean Michelle Bachmann. It can mean Ron Paul.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: I'll Defend Cain Against Harassment Claims (But Still Won't Vote for Him)

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Cain is the kind of guy who is exactly the same behind the scenes as he is when he's "on". He's honest and direct. There's no nonsense with him. His charm is not a flirtatious charm. He is not lecherous. He is the same towards men as he is towards women.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: So What? Herman Cain's 'Smoking' Ad is His Beatles Moment

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Herman Cain's polling numbers are out of this world for a candidate with no money, little organization and no previous political experience. It seems like his campaign team decided to see how weird they could get, perhaps to get earned media, perhaps just for the fun of it, perhaps to see just if Herman Cain was made of Beatles-level-teflon.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Iraq Troop Withdrawal Can't be Claimed as Obama Win

Monday, October 24, 2011

To be an Obama supporter, you have to cheer him when he finally says that troops will be out of Iraq completely by December 2011 and pretend the president has kept his promises.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Israel's Gilad Shalit Trade Shows Why We're Allies

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I'm biased toward Israel because it is the only democracy, the only free country, the only healthy, functioning culture in the Middle East. It is a land where free speech is encouraged, protest isn't squashed and life is valued. In short, it shares the ideals and values which we treasure in America.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Rich Kid Wall Street Protester the Symbol of a Misguided Movement

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Instead of donating her money to charity, or finding another way to help those truly in need, she is counting on the government to give her money away.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: In GOP Field, Line Between Contenders and Pretenders is Now Clear

Thursday, October 06, 2011

"Tonight the light of love in your eyes, but will you still love me tomorrow?"

Primaries are exposing and embarrassing for the party involved. They inevitably lead to infighting, dirty revelations, and from the outside resemble a scrum in rugby. Who is winning is not clear until someone, finally, comes up with the ball.

Even then, the winner this week may not be the winner next week. It's all about timing.

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Opinion: Why Does Everyone Hate Mitt Romney?

Friday, September 30, 2011

It's clear that they want "anyone but Romney." Poor Romney, the guy who is good enough, smart enough, and gosh darnit people just don't like him. Why?

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: What Liberals Don't Get about Reagan (or Chris Christie)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ronald Reagan lived up to so many principles that Conservatives seem to only expect to hear "in theory" these days.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Why Last Night Was the First Debate that Matters

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's no longer summer. People aren't grilling or drinking or beaching. They're home on their couches flipping channels under a blanket. Autumn is here and these candidates now have our attention.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: The Solyndra Business Model: Another Lesson in Perils of Liberal Governing

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

That bigger problem, of course, is that the government gave out half a billion dollars to a company employing 1100 people, and that this was considered a success (before it wasn't). That's around half a million dollars an employee.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: NY-9 Outcome Should tell Republicans to Target Russian-Americans

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Russians in America are natural conservatives. They lived under Communism, they've seen liberalism taken to its natural conclusion.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: We're Free, Even to Be Over 9/11

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I fall into camp who thinks commemoration is necessary, though I find as the years go on it actually gets harder for me to tell my story and to hear the stories of others.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: What if we Blamed Obama for the IHOP Shooting? Crazy, Huh?

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

It's been months since Tucson but it's hard to forget the repulsive behavior exhibited by so many on the left. The finger-pointing in the wake of that tragedy was unacceptable and unforgettable. To have the president shrug at these sorts of comments from someone on his own side, while sharing a stage, is a problem.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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