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Jared Whitley
Jared Whitley
Political and cultural observer
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      Jared Whitley

      Jared Whitley is a writer living in Washington, D.C. He has worked for newspapers, Sen. Orrin Hatch, and the White House Communications Office under President Bush.

Medicare Part D Changes Deserve A Big, Fat F

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There has been more than a touch of satisfaction for former George W. Bush Administration appointees, such as myself, to see how reasonable our ex-president has become to those who -- for eight years -- cursed his name, called him horrible things and made fun of the way he talks.

The GOP is going to be fine: A post-mortem on election post-mortems

1:02 PM 11/12/2012

An election is a zero-sum game. Unlike in other industries, where an organization that comes in second can still enjoy a hefty market share, coming in second in politics means you lost. You will not get to go to Washington, you will not get your name on any buildings, you will not be able to reward your loyal supporters with anything but gratitude.

The choice is not between security and privacy: TSA is sacrificing both

9:21 AM 11/23/2010

Last Christmas, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to detonate plastic explosives on Northwest Airlines Flight 253, but was subdued thanks to the quick action of his fellow passengers. A shock to the American people -- particularly given the otherwise peaceful holiday -- the attempt has sparked an attention to airline security not seen since 9/11.

Freshen your tea?

4:09 PM 10/25/2010

The stage is set for the forthcoming elections, and the orchestra’s engaged. Now it’s time to see if the Tea Party can actually dance.