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Cops know firsthand the urgency of gun control

When members of the Newtown police force entered the school auditorium where President Obama was about to speak, the crowd rose and applauded. The officers’ quick response to ... read more...


It’s time to jettison rigid party pledges

“The only pledge I’d sign is a pledge to sign no more pledges.” That bit of wisdom came from Rep. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, during his successful run for a U.S. Senat... read more...


The New American Family

We all know the famous Norman Rockwell painting of a typical American family gathered around Grandma as she serves up a huge turkey. If Rockwell were painting today, his portr... read more...


Time to tell the truth about taxes and benefits

Both candidates for president failed to tell the truth about the biggest issues facing the country: spending, taxes and deficits. Every reasonable and realistic person in Was... read more...


Charges of polling bias hint at desperation

Are the polls biased in Barack Obama’s favor? Are the news media conspiring to rig the election for the president? Looking at the facts, the only fair answer to both question... read more...


Women are flexing their political muscle

This really is the Year of the Woman. We know, you’ve heard this all before. But consider these numbers: More women are running for Congress than in any previous year — 16 fo... read more...


Romney’s trust problem

The most important word in American politics is trust. And that’s why Barack Obama is maintaining a slight lead over Mitt Romney, despite a sputtering economy and a gloomy ele... read more...


Why the President’s stories matter

Barack Obama was reflecting recently on what he’s learned as president. At first, he told CBS, he thought “this job was just about getting the policy right.” But now he realiz... read more...


Shine a light on political donations

Here’s a simple idea that both parties should agree on: disclosure. Anybody who contributes money to influence an election — corporations, unions, advocacy groups, individuals... read more...


On the side of love

Our friend Barney is getting married. That’s hardly newsworthy — this is the wedding season, after all — except for one thing. Barney’s last name is Frank, he was the first ga... read more...


Staple those green cards!

In a recent speech to Latino leaders, Mitt Romney said: “If you get an advanced degree, we want you to stay here. So I’d staple a green card to the diploma of someone who gets... read more...


Immigration and the powers of incumbency

There are a lot of drawbacks to running for re-election when the unemployment rate hits 8.2 percent and a majority of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direct... read more...


Slips and blips don’t decide elections

The political world is overheated and overtweeted. Every little blip and slip is treated as a decisive turning point in an election still almost five months away. The same pun... read more...


Boring is beautiful

Incredibly boring white guy. Vanilla, wonky and unflappable. Bloodless technocrat. Dry as dust. Those are some of the phrases used recently to describe Sen. Rob Portman of Oh... read more...


DVD Patrol

Stay cool, Patrollers! The DVD Patrol has been busy keeping the movies going on our end and the Toddster is almost out of breath seeing everything there is to see. The past fe... read more...



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