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John McCain reminds me of an old calendar that is still hanging on the wall. McCain was a phenom in 2000. Today he’s a tired old face. As his campaign falters, he begins to look more and more like a

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Rudy Giuliani continues his own version of a surge, widening his lead over John McCain again in the latest polls. A Republican frontrunner who supports tax-funded abortion and gay rights is unusual – it’s a little like waking up and

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Debates between presidential candidates about issues can be pretty vicious. But they’re mild compared to campaigns where one candidate decides to attack the other’s character. Rudy Giuliani is the leading Republican candidate for President because of the character he displayed

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Back when he was a Democrat, former Senator Lauch Faircloth used to say there were two things he didn’t understand: electricity and Republicans. I still don’t understand either one. I especially don’t understand the Republican presidential contest: John McCain seems

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ABC News reports that the Veterans Administration came up with a plan two years ago to make sure that American troops injured in Iraq and Afghanistan get the medical care they need. It was called “seamless transition.” The purpose: Don’t

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Suppose Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld & Co. had spent less time plotting revenge against critics of their pre-war intelligence hype – and more time making sure wounded troops received decent medical care: Scooter Libby wouldn’t be a convicted perjurer. Brave men

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It’s an old PR trick: Put out bad news on Friday. Hope it gets lost over the weekend. That’s what the Bush Administration did last Friday with the latest National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq. I can’t fault them. I used

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We Democrats are chatty folks. Our presidential candidates launch their campaigns with web-side chats. Hillary sits on the couch for a chat. Then she flies around the country for more intimate chats recorded by forests of cameras. She invites us

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In his State of the Union Speech, President Bush laid out his vision of the war on terrorism, saying Islamic Radicalism is an ideology – much like Communism and Nazism were ideologies in their times, opposing everything we stand for

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Beaten in Iraq and beaten at the polls, President Bush looked beaten in his speech last night. His Iraq policy is such a disaster – eight Republican Senators, including Virginia’s John Warner, have cut and run – that he was

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