Stories by Jamie McFadden

Jamie McFadden is an Accounting major at the University of Mississippi.

Admit it, it Could be Newt

November 11th, 2011 at 8:04 am 111 Comments

I note with smug satisfaction the growing buzz for Newt Gingrich.

For months now, I’ve felt like the Prophet Jeremiah, prophesying destruction to people who won’t listen or believe me. Yes, Newt has a staggering number of very ugly skeletons in his closet. Yes, his campaign stumbled badly out of the gate. But everything that’s happened since then has only helped him.


The Mother of all Unforced Errors

September 8th, 2011 at 4:35 pm 75 Comments

During the September 7th Republican Presidential debate, healing Gov. Rick Perry of Texas repeated an earlier assertion of his that Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme. Read that again: in the age of Bernie Madoff, Rick Perry called Social Security a Ponzi Scheme.


Christie’s Good Fight

August 30th, 2011 at 12:56 am 51 Comments

As a Democrat – and a fairly liberal one by the standards of where I live – it isn’t that often that someone on the right really knocks my socks off. Let alone a Republican!

Yet that is exactly what happened on August 25th. From the comfort of my own living room I watched Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey patiently but firmly set a hysterical critic straight at a town hall meeting. The exchange can be seen on YouTube.