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Opinion: Sad Tale of the Pizza Owner Who Hugged Obama

Thursday, September 13, 2012

If conservatives worship the self-made man who gives to the community because he wants to and not because he has to, then they should be lining up to not only eat at Big Apple Pizza but to kiss Scott Van Duzer on the face.

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Opinion: How Libya Will Affect the 2012 Election

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

While 9/11 was off-limits for campaign politics, the murder of Americans in Libya was not.

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Opinion: Libya Tragedy Reminder of Foreign Policy in 2012 Race

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

These aren't areas where candidates can rail against each other because they aren't topics that can be resolved with an easily chant-able slogan.  So it's safer for both sides to leave them out of the debates.

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Opinion: If Romney's Economic Plan Weren't Crazy, He'd Win

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Swing voters would love to see a decent alternative to Obama, and if Romney were a decent alternative, he'd be the one leading in the polls right now.

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Opinion: Hey Homophobes, It's Game Over after the NFL Dustup

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Let me preface this by saying that if the Baltimore Ravens stadium were on fire, and I had just finished drinking a six pack of beer, as a Redskins fan I would do nothing to help put the fire out.

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Opinion: The Democratic Party Finally Grew Some Stones

Monday, September 10, 2012

Marriage equality. The Dream Act. Reproductive rights. Voter access. These Democrats were bold and certain. They were progressive and passionate.

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Opinion: In Iowa, Campaigns Tailor Messages for Swing Voters

Monday, September 10, 2012

Now that the conventions are over, both campaigns will pivot to the swing states where they still need to make the case to crucial undecided voters. In my home state of Iowa, the campaigns are turning up the heat over every eligible pocket of the state.

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Opinion: Are Both Parties Headed Toward Fiscal Sanity?

Monday, September 10, 2012

I did hear something at both conventions that gives me hope about being able to avoid this fast approaching 'fiscal cliff', and get our government headed in a more fiscally sane direction.

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DNC Dispatch: Convention Wrap-Up

Friday, September 07, 2012

The current crop of Democrats give good speeches. That's one of the take-away lessons from this week's Democratic National Convention.

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DNC Dispatch: Let's Not Forget the Compromising Bill Clinton

Thursday, September 06, 2012

It might be that the Bush years put in contrast how good the Clinton years were, or that the current Republican Party makes Clinton look out-and-out left-wing by comparison.

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DNC Dispatch: Bill Clinton Shows Dems How It's Done

Thursday, September 06, 2012

President Bill Clinton took the audience, the viewing public and the Republicans to school.

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DNC Dispatch: WATCH - Dustup Over Jerusalem in Dem Party Platform

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

So you’re running a political convention. You want excitement. You want Kumbaya. You want above all unity. But on Wednesday night during the early part of the evening session, unity was about to go down the toilet!

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DNC Dispatch: Grace, Chills and a Perfect 10

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Cory Booker and Deval Patrick moved the crowd in exceptional ways, ways that worried me. Would there be enough inspiring-black-man sauce left for President Obama Thursday night?

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Opinion: How Elizabeth Warren Can Upstage Clint Eastwood

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Warren will enter on a motorized canoe with a hidden, radio-controlled electric cart underneath it, decked out in traditional Indian garb, including a feather headdress and buckskin skirt. The lighting scheme will suggest onstage the rippling waters of Lake Superior.

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DNC Dispatch: Michelle Obama Caps Rollicking Good Night for Inclusive, Disciplined Dems

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The convention looks like the America the Obama team describes: diverse, cross-generational, truly a nation inside the hall. And the crowd was ready to cheer for a beloved First Lady who delivered the most passionate and successful speech of the night.

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DNC Dispatch: It's My First Convention and I'm Pumped for Bill Clinton

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Being able to gauge the reactions of the audience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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DNC Dispatch: Obama's Tough Task This Week

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

You want to run on "We can do better," but find yourself chanting, "We can still do even better than the gradual improvements we've already made."

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DNC Dispatch: We're Not in Tampa Anymore

Monday, September 03, 2012

The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte is like a music festival just with more American flags and slightly less beer.

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RNC Dispatch: Why Romney Will Pay for Snubbing Ron Paul

Monday, September 03, 2012

I really do think there is a chance that this garbage will cost Romney 2-3 points. Not to Obama, but to Gary Johnson.

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Opinion: Did you think the GOP's War on Science Was Over? It's Not

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hey Congress, please let people with either a legitimate science background or at least a respect for science serve on the Science Committee.

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