Paul Bianco

Paul Bianco, retired from a career in sales, now spends his spare time as a gadfly on the many political blogs. Paul says he is just going through a phase, but that phase seems to have lasted two decades. Paul's conservative political philosophy was formed well before conservative talk radio and Fox News came along. Paul remembers the days when conservatives like William F Buckley Jr were voices in the wilderness "standing athwart history, yelling stop!" From time to time Paul contributes some of the insights he has gained from observing politics for so many years, and hopes that readers will be entertained and perhaps even enlightened.

By Paul Bianco On Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
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Game Change

Santorum Victory Changes Everything The question of Why Not Rick?  that we asked here at These New Times on January 29 appears to have been answered in a big way by Republican voters in Missouri, Minnesota and More...

By Paul Bianco On Sunday, January 29th, 2012
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Why not Rick?

It is a puzzle. We have four remaining Republican candidates for President. The four include political chameleon Mitt Romney, who can change political positions to meld with the background of any group he is trying More...

By Paul Bianco On Thursday, January 26th, 2012
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The $6,000,000,000,000 Man

How many Americans are aware that Barack Obama is on the road to accumulating $6 trillion in new debt by the end of his term? When George W Bush took office in 2001 the national debt was some $6 trillion. That means More...

By Paul Bianco On Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
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The Keystone Pipeline and the Costa Concordia

It is hard not to notice the resemblance between the Captain of the US ship of state and the Captain of the Costa Concordia. Both men made a decision to please their most dedicated fans without regard for the possible More...

By Paul Bianco On Friday, January 6th, 2012
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On The Road to Casablanca Will Everyone Stop at Rick’s?

Iowa Republicans have spoken and their message is mixed. One thing is clear, however, they have decided to give Rick Santorum his shot at becoming the definitive anti-Romney. After flirting with Donald Trump, Michelle More...

By Paul Bianco On Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
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Bring On the Greek Columns

And so it begins. After a year of maneuvering, politicking, embarrassing gaffes, explanations, evasions, and justifications by the GOP candidates, the Republican voters will finally begin to get their say. The process More...

By Paul Bianco On Saturday, December 17th, 2011
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The Final 2011 Republican Debate

They saved the best for last. Everyone was on their game Thursday night and did themselves no harm. With the exception of the loony Ron Paul anyone of the candidates at the podiums would be a worthy opponent for More...

By Paul Bianco On Thursday, December 8th, 2011
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When They Give You Lemons, Make Lemonade

Despite the actions of the geniuses in Washington DC who passed the so called Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 which banned the incandescent bulb, there is still light at the end of the tunnel. Even More...

By Paul Bianco On Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
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Black Friday Just Seems To Get Blacker

The term Black Friday is used to describe the day which begins the Christmas shopping season when retailers begin to turn a profit, meaning that they are finally “in the black” for the year. But Black More...

By Paul Bianco On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
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Newt at His Best

A face to face showdown between Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama would be well worth the price of admission. Here are a few samples of Newt in action. First we have two excerpts from the Thanksgiving Family Forum More...