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Opinion: Romney is Coasting to the GOP Nod, But Not the Hearts and Minds

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

In the competitive primaries and caucuses Romney almost never got 50 percent of the vote. It’s also alarming to some that Santorum has not endorsed him and that in addition to Ron Paul, former Speaker Newt Gingrich is also still in the race although he represents a dying star. I ...

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Opinion: Giuliani - But Not Bloomberg - for Mitt Romney

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The praise Rudy Giuliani offered Romney was predictable, but the endorsement is more notable for everything the Romney camp doesn't want you thinking about.

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Opinion: Mini-Scandals Should be Major Test of Obama's Leadership

Friday, April 20, 2012

The back-to-back GSA and Secret Service mini-scandals, along with the newly-leaked photos of our soldiers posing with Taliban remains, remind us that sometimes public servants behave badly and it's not a partisan affair.

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Opinion: The Castro Brushback

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Beyond conflict in the Oval Office, the Cuban question is one that has also impacted politics and politicians across the decades across the United States. While there are six Cuban-Americans serving in Congress today, all but two are Republican.

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Opinion: Oops... Is Obama Having a Britney-level Media Meltdown?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

You knew that Britney Spears was in trouble when she shaved her head and started chasing paparazzi with an umbrella. But she’s not the last to compensate for a career meltdown with unhinged contempt for the media. The latest is Barack Obama.

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Opinion: Why Everyone's Mad on Tax Day

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Congress could take steps that would save Americans 200 million hours of tax preparation and two billion dollars. But lobbyists have made sure Americans don't see these savings.

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Opinion: Everything's Political, And it's Terrible

Monday, April 16, 2012

This level of compartmentalization of business and services into the political realm marks a new polarization in our political discourse, and it's a bad thing.

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Opinion: Now What Happens to Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The suspension of Santorum’s campaign has been correctly declared to be the start of the national election campaign pitting Mitt Romney against Barack Obama. But, there will be a strong sideshow inside the Republican Party as the various characters and factions especially Rick Santorum try to position themselves for the next seven months.

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Opinion: Let's Re-Brand Tax Day as 'Invest in America Day'

Friday, April 13, 2012

Americans may get uneasy punishing people for their wealth and success, but we are comfortable asking those winners to acknowledge their gains were made in a system to which we all contributed. That's all the Buffett rule suggests; but it's not the operating system of Bain capital.

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Opinion: Five Predictions for the Rick Santorum Farewell

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What's more surprising than Rick Santorum dropping out to most is that he lasted this long. He has already factored into three of my predictions on this site, so I'll round his candidacy out with two more before we bid farewell.

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Opinion: The 'Disgraceful' Blackness of Barack Obama

Monday, April 09, 2012

It’s clear from both context and content that Obama’s statement about Trayvon Martin's death wasn’t some kind of call to arms on race: It was a heartfelt and impulsive reaction of empathy.

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Opinion: Let's Have 'The Talk' About John Derbyshire's Misdirected Anger

Monday, April 09, 2012

Framed as a response to pieces that have run in the New York Post and elsewhere on “the talk” that some black parents claim to have had with their kids about survival in a proverbial White Man’s World, John Derbyshire’s latest post at Taki’s webzine on “the talk” that he claims some white parents have with their kids about blacks is a racist rant chock full of unsubstantiated claims and anecdotal evidence presented as fact.

Describing African-Americans as both less intelligent than and hostile to white people, he outlines a nine-point plan based on what he calls “statistical common sense” to help whites look out for their “personal safety.” These include warnings to keep out of black neighborhoods, to avoid large concentrations of blacks in public and to make black friends to guard against charges of racism. 

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Opinion: Strip-Searching Moses and Stop-and-Frisking Jesus

Monday, April 09, 2012

The series of recent actions by police, vigilantes and the courts have all fit into an so-called "law and order" culture that too willingly violates, imprisons, criminalizes and humiliates our own citizens. Both Passover and Easter remind us that "law" isn't always right and "order" isn't always just.

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Opinion: The Destructive, Unmerry Pranksters

Thursday, April 05, 2012

If they were just giving us a laugh, that's one thing; we might chuckle or we might find it childish. But they are out to discredit organizations that provide essential services, and they treat it all like a game.

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Opinion: Why Rick Won't be Mitt's #2

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee. This has been the betting man's favorite for awhile. Karol Markowicz on the Right and I on the Left have agreed on this at It's A Free Country. Tuesday's wins cemented Mitt's momentum. The story is no longer whether ...

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Opinion: Welcome to the Endless Campaign Season

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The American political process has become a “permanent election.” After we hold an election, all the candidates have to begin raising money for the next election years down the road, and there is no longer any respite from the endless advertisements, snarkiness and hot air emanating from the punsters.

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Opinion: Don't Let the Door Hit You, Newt and Rick

Monday, April 02, 2012

Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich seem ready to campaign well into 2013 since this is, by far, the most prominence either has achieved in at least the last decade.

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Opinion: Supreme Court Will Uphold Health Care Law 8-1

Friday, March 30, 2012

Five votes are certain, four are toss-ups. Here's how it could play out.

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Opinion: Why the 'Israel Loves Iran' Movement is Essential for Peace

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Communication between countries, parties and leaders in that region is essential for progress toward peace. And where the elected leaders refuse to communicate, citizens are trying to fill the void.

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Opinion: Boycott ZTE for Helping Iran Oppress Its People

Monday, March 26, 2012

Despite tough sanctions on the Iranian government, they still were able to get embargoed American technology that has helped them track down and arrest—and then assuredly torture and otherwise harm—critics of the regime.

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