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‘The Woman From Park Ridge’

Coming soon to a Web site, campaign rally or TV interview near you: “The Woman From Park Ridge.” Americans want a president who has suffered adversity and overcome hardship –... read more...


The lost art of compromise

Sen. Jon Kyl has done something very rare in Washington today. Compromise. Last fall, the Arizona Republican was re-elected on a tough anti-immigration platform. But when Dem... read more...


Run, ladies, run

They will come by the tens of thousands. They will be young and old, women and men. They will be of all races, clothed in many colors. But mostly they will be women and they w... read more...


Don’t listen to labor on trade

Years ago, a labor leader explained to us why his union opposed free-trade pacts. “You have to understand,” he said, “we only represent workers who have jobs now. We don’t rep... read more...


The limits of democracy

In his second inaugural address President Bush proclaimed: “It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in ev... read more...


Enter the Iraq syndrome

The first President Bush was exultant after driving Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991. “By God,” he exclaimed, “we’ve kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all.... read more...


Sell McCain, buy Richardson

Two presidential aspirants finished last month with the same amount of cash on hand, a bit more than $5 million. One was a Republican, Sen. John McCain of Arizona. The other w... read more...


The best and worst of George W. Bush

Iraq is such a monumental mistake that it often overshadows every other issue in Washington. But the capital is now grappling with two critical domestic matters, immigration a... read more...


From the Internet to the streets

Barack Obama’s campaign held 5,000 local meetings across the country last weekend, and along with the nachos and celery sticks, supporters munched on a pep talk from the candi... read more...


From the Internet to the streets

Barack Obama's campaign held 5,000 local meetings across the country last weekend, and along with the nachos and celery sticks, supporters munched on a pep talk from the candi... read more...


A nest on the beach

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. – A pair of doves are building a nest in the eaves of our front porch. They picked a good view, looking straight out to the ocean. And they are very indus... read more...


Oversight in action: A credit to Congress

With 51 votes in the Senate, Democrats fall far short of the numbers they need to break a filibuster (60) or override a veto (67), so their legislative record this session is ... read more...


America’s mayor or Broadway Rudy?

To much of America, Rudy Giuliani is a genuine hero, but not to his ex-wife or their children. So which images will have more power? America’s Mayor or Broadway Rudy? The Fait... read more...


Cursed with the Senate gene

Hillary Clinton defends her murky position on Iraq by saying she is working to pass a broad-based Senate resolution criticizing the president’s troop build-up. “I’m still in t... read more...


The hypocrisy factor

An old adage called “Miles’ Law” reads: Where you stand depends on where you sit. That’s a mild way of saying that politicians are often hypocrites. They profess to be acting ... read more...



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