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Don’t let Obama’s weakness become his strength

For all the talk about Republican intransigence and House Speaker John Boehner’s weakness in corralling the more conservative members of his caucus, it’s President Obama’s inability or unwillingness to reign in left wing Democrats in Congress that is the impediment … Continue reading

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Of course Robert Griffin III is a Republican

ESPN’s Robert Parker asks the question, and he’s clearly not happy that he even has to ask. So, is RG3 a ‘right-winger’? Was Jack Kemp a Buffalo Bill? The guy doesn’t whine, takes responsibility, doesn’t blame his teammates, wouldn’t sulk … Continue reading

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Obama has a funny way of looking at things

Judging by his remarks on the debt ceiling last Wednesday at the Business Roundtable’s quarterly meeting in Washington, D.C.: So I want to send a very clear message to people here: We are not going to play that game next … Continue reading

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White House Aide: More Polarization Now Than During Civil War

To be fair, it’s not clear from Chuck Todd’s recounting how much the “very smart White House aide” knows about that interesting period of history, 1861-1865, and its various successions, proclamations, military battles, and constitutional amendments. (There was also that … Continue reading

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Four More Years, Starting from the Top

As Thomas Friedman’s latest brainwave reminds us, ‘four more years of the same’ isn’t just a fading echo from the Romney campaign; these days it’s also a handy approach to writing for the New York Times. While most of the … Continue reading

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L’Affaire Petraeus

The theories about links to Benghazi are out there and they offer the simplest explanation (behind, you know, taking the resignation at face value). But, if Petraeus wanted to distance himself from a Democratic administration ahead of a 2016 White … Continue reading

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The Race Gap

No one wants to say it, but the gap in the election was not gender, but race. The proof? According to exit polls being cited by CNN, white women threw their support behind Romney more heavily than did men of … Continue reading

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