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Forget change: In the end, voters stick to the status quo

Forget change: In the end, voters stick to the status quo

Americans, all opinion polls say emphatically, think Congress is a partisan swamp where nothing is done. Changes, those same polls say, must come.  It’s time to throw the bums out…

When partnership replaces partisanship, good things can happen

When partnership replaces partisanship, good things can happen

Chris Christie, the New Jersey Republican governor that many felt should have been the party’s nominee for President this year, sent a chill through political partisans Tuesday when he praised…

On Nov. 6, vote for the loser of your choice, then get to work on making change happen

On Nov. 6, vote for the loser of your choice, then get to work on making change happen

With just a week to go before American voters go into the voting booth to scratch their heads and try to make an informed choice among flawed candidates, the campaign…

Campaign 2012: Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn

Campaign 2012: Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn

With two weeks to go until Americans select a meaningless President for another four years of hyperbole, hopelessness and hypocrisy, it should occur to the mindless masses out there that…

End of the line for the Tea Party’s gaggle of loons and goons?

End of the line for the Tea Party’s gaggle of loons and goons?

In the small Blue Ridge Mountain town of Floyd, Virginia, the local Tea Party meets once a month in the community room of the public library. Like too many other…

Who won the veep debate? Opinions vary

Who won the veep debate?  Opinions vary

At the very least, Democrats breathed a little easier after Thursday night’s suddenly-important vice presidential debate.  Vice President Joe Biden gave Obama administration spin doctors some fodder to use, something…

Is it up to Joe Biden to save Barack Obama’s butt?

Is it up to Joe Biden to save Barack Obama’s butt?

In a normal Presidential election year, the one vice presidential debate is usually an exercise in political vanity but Campaign 2012 is anything but normal. After President Barack Obama’s dismal…

The day after: Doom and gloom in Camp Obama, glee and optimism in Mittville

The day after: Doom and gloom in Camp Obama, glee and optimism in Mittville

What a difference a day makes. Will Mitt Romney‘s stronger-than-expected performance in the first of three Presidential debates become the 90 minutes that transformed Campaign 2012 or merely a blip…

No doubt about it: Romney won the debate

No doubt about it: Romney won the debate

Republican Presidential contender Mitt Romney needed to accomplish three things to emerge as a clear winner in Wednesday’s Presidential debate:  Not screw up, stay on message and throw President Barack…

Forget the buzz: The expectations are high in Presidential debate.

Forget the buzz:  The expectations are high in Presidential debate.

If you can believe either of the Democratic or Republican candidates — and that’s asking a lot — neither thinks they can debate worth a damn and neither expects to…