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What the heck happened?

You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the…

Evan says Bayh Bayh

Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh‘s decision to leave Congress is hardly a surprise to those who see political moderates as an increasingly disaffected bunch who have had it with the bitter…

Battered Obama tries return to campaign gimmicks

President Barack Obama — battered by falling approval ratings, rattled by missteps and haunted by failures — is getting back to basics. Campaign basics. Obama’s White House is returning to…

The return of ‘malaise’

Former President Jimmy Carter called the mood of the country “malaise” during his one-term Presidency and that term came to define his four years in office and contributed to his…

The man who killed bipartisanship

Bipartisanship. Sounds like a great concept. At one time, it actually existed in the halls of power in Washington. Bipartisanship helped President Ronald Reagan get his tax cuts through a…

When in doubt, blame Bush

When Democrats run out of ideas (a problem that happens often) they turn to their standard political tactic: Blame former President George W. Bush. Record deficits? Bush’s fault. Record unemployment?…

Obama wants to expand DHS into an American Gestapo

American GestapoThe Obama administration is working to expand the controversial Department of Homeland Security (DHS) beyond its traditional role of fighting terrorism, giving…

Suddenly sexy Republicans?

Virginia's First 
Lady: Maureen McDonnellNormally, you don't see the term "sex symbol" and "Republican" in the same sentence.

Most…

State of Dis-union

As State of the Union speeches go, President Barack Obama’s overwrought, overlong and over-hyped seventy-one minute lecture Wednesday night was not very spectacular, not very stirring and not in touch…

The end of Democracy

The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday drove the final nail into the coffin containing a dead American concept called democracy. In a 5-4 vote, the court lifted virtually all limits on…