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Fatal flaw of wealthy: terminal lack of curiosity

April 8, 2016 Shortly after the cooling of the earth, I happily spent many years working on political campaigns. One of my least favorite campaign duties was asking rich people to contribute to my candidates. more »»

Clueless GOP fuels Hurricane Donnie

April 7, 2016 Elites tend to be... well, elite. As in, “clueless” about what your everyday working stiff is thinking. This is not a problem for most hoity-toities, for they don’t deal with the great unwashed. more »»

Americans have freedom to disagree

April 7, 2016 “Should a Jewish baker be forced to bake a cake for a Nazi wedding?” I asked that strange but important question during last week’s debate between three Libertarian presidential candidates. more »»

What does ‘conservative’ mean anymore?

April 6, 2016 About 20 years ago, when the syndicate that represents this column was preparing to pitch it to newspaper editors, I was called in for a meeting with the sales staff and somebody asked me this... more »»

Campaign TV battleground moves to town halls

April 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — As the presidential primary campaign heads into the backstretch, the debate format appears to be giving way to “town halls. more »»

Privileged progressive goes overboard

April 5, 2016 Susan, Susan, Susan. This Democratic primary is starting to feel like the family reunion that should have ended weeks ago in a house full of relatives who refuse to leave. more »»

New normal: No rules in dealing with terrorists

April 5, 2016 Are the increasing incidents of terrorist attacks in Europe the “new normal”? Must Europeans and Americans become resigned to the inevitability of regular jihadist assaults? Must we endure more... more »»

10 things to know today: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

Get this straight: Trump no Reagan

April 4, 2016 “Ronald Reagan is dead, and he’s not coming back. “I wish more conservatives could come to grips with this relatively simple fact. more »»

Morality-free campaign defends battery by denial

April 4, 2016 In a year of floors falling away under one’s feet (such as the assumption that nearly all Americans demand a minimal level of civility in public life), the Corey Lewandowski story represents one mor... more »»

10 things to know today: Monday, April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

Wife flap demeans entire nation

April 1, 2016 When a presidential election devolves into a hydrant-watering contest between leading contenders about the relative attractiveness of their respective wives, not only does America look ridiculous bu... more »»

Trump gets (mostly) good news from St. Louis focus group

April 1, 2016 Steve Berman, a 59-year-old screenwriter who voted for Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 but enthusiastically backed Donald Trump in the March 15 Missouri presidential primary, is exactly the kind... more »»

10 things to know today: Friday, April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: . more »»

Who are democracy’s rescuers? Us!

March 31, 2016 The time has come. more »»

Better choice for president is out there

March 31, 2016 Trump! Clinton! Is that all there is? No. Fortunately, we have other choices. more »»

Mitch McConnell’s lies insult all of us

March 30, 2016 A few words about the pious insincerity of Mitch McConnell. more »»

Jeb Bush, pathetic nice guy, pledges fealty to Cruz

March 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — Not sufficiently humiliated by his collapse as the early Republican presidential frontrunner, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has endorsed Texas Sen. more »»

Trump supporters part of lounge act

March 29, 2016 Reporter Andy Chow remembers the woman, in part, because he had been kind to her before the Donald Trump rally began in Columbus, Ohio. She had arrived in a wheelchair. more »»

Drape any choice by Obama with liberal garland

March 29, 2016 Whenever I hear the words “centrist” or “moderate,” especially when they come from The New York Times and The Washington Post, the words “liberal” and “cover-up” immediately come to mind. more »»

 
 

 

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