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Obama’s audacity of ignorance

To plan a long and challenging journey, would you reject Mapquest and GPS and only consult an atlas from the 1970s?…

Is Obama ready to lead?

No question, the past few weeks of the presidential campaign have been all about Barack Obama. The press covered the presumptive Democratic nominee's trip to Afghanistan, Iraq and Europe as…

Obama: McCain is no maverick

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama took aim at Republican John McCain's maverick image on Wednesday as the campaign trail took another negative turn.

McCain hit Obama with a…

Obama sells out the working class

Among the several unpleasant outgrowths of the Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton death duel, perhaps the most disturbing was the widespread perception that the junior senator from New York was more attuned…

Senator Chris Matthews?

On his nightly MSNBC talk show called "Hardball," host Chris Matthews yaks incessantly about all sorts of things political.

But when asked if he might run in 2010 as the Democratic…

McCain disses Midwestern farmers

Republican presidential candidate John McCain opposes the $300 billion farm bill and subsidies for ethanol, positions that both supporters and opponents say might cost him votes he needs in the…

Paris Hilton: The tart strikes back

Attention, America: Paris has spoken. Paris Hilton, the blonde, doe-eyed celebrity thrust into the presidential campaign in an ad by Republican candidate John McCain, issued a tart rebuttal Tuesday, albeit…

Obama leads McCain in national poll

Solid margins among women, minorities and young voters have powered Barack Obama to a 6 percentage point lead over John McCain in the presidential…

Too much politics in politics

Besieged by an energy crisis that is sending the cost of everything soaring, Americans are desperately seeking problem-solving leadership. But all they are getting is showmanship.

Is Obama on target or off base?

Polls taken months before an election strike me as being roughly as reliable as using your household thermometer to figure out the temperature three states away. Barack Obama may not…