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Gingrich joins the ranks of other GOP Presidential has-beens

Gingrich joins the ranks of other GOP Presidential has-beens

Failed Presidential contender Newt Gingrich, reluctantly and defiantly accepting reality, formally dropped out the Republican White House sweepstakes Wednesday, offering no reasons for his long delay in recognizing the inevitable…

Newt Gingrich: A serial adulterer exits stage right

Newt Gingrich: A serial adulterer exits stage right

In a town dominated and controlled by phonies, Newt Gingrich rose to the top of a political culture that thrives on illusion and triumphs over reality. As he prepares today…

A sordid past as a Washington power broker

A sordid past as a Washington power broker

From 1987 to1992, I could pick up my phone – or better yet have my secretary do the job – to call any member of Congress and be assured he…

Campaign 2012: A pathetic collection of losers

Campaign 2012: A pathetic collection of losers

If ignorance is truly bliss then America should be the happiest country on the planet. The one-time land of the free and home of the brave has morphed into the…

Why is Ron Paul still in the GOP race? Follow the money

Why is Ron Paul still in the GOP race?  Follow the money

Three time Presidential loser Ron Paul is – technically – the last “anybody but Romney” contender left in the once crowded list of wannabes for the  GOP nomination of President.…

The tools change but the profession stays the same

The tools change but the profession stays the same

At Washington & Lee University recently, the communications professor introduced me to his class as a “visual journalist.” A few weeks earlier, another prof at Hollins University called me a…

Sarah Palin as Romney’s running mate? No one is that crazy (we hope)

Sarah Palin as Romney’s running mate? No one is that crazy (we hope)

Some people suggest presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney should consider Sarah Palin as his running mate. Some people need electro-shock therapy. Even in a Twilight Zone year of “anything…

In the end, Santorum used his sick child as a political prop

In the end, Santorum used his sick child as a political prop

Rick Santorum resisted but could no longer stand up to the pressure from a Republican establishment that wanted him out of the GOP Presidential sweepstakes. His determination to stay in…

Not so pleasant memories of Mike Wallace

Not so pleasant memories of Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace switched on his smile like an electric light as he strode into the auditorium at the University of Illinois in 1975 with all the pomp and circumstance of…

God’s will: Just another big political lie

God’s will:  Just another big political lie

When the John McCain Presidential campaign made the fatal mistake of picking Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the Arizona Senator’s running mate for the 2008 Presidential race, campaign strategist Steve…