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The joke is on the pundits

It's great when the voters turn their backs on conventional wisdom! We pundits said that almost certainly we'd all know the Republican and Democratic nominees on Feb. 5. Ha! We said John…

McCain is what Republicans need

Before my more conservative friends start leaping from buildings over Sen. John McCain's presidential primary victories, let me try to coax them back in from the ledge. Despite his myriad…

Obama and his lobbyists

It was the night of Super Tuesday, and there was Barack Obama in full-throated splendor, saying that teachers, cooks and kitchen workers were with him in his effort to keep…

Choosing the lesser of two evils

Ann Coulter says she'd rather vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton than John McCain. Rush Limbaugh has suggested he'd rather see the Democrats take the White House than a McCain win.…

Barack Obama’s great ethnic divide

For Barack Obama, California's early presidential primary was too early. He ran out of time before he could make inroads with women and non-black minorities, who have been the base…

Romney suspends campaign, clears way for McCain

John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering presidential campaign. "I must now stand aside, for our party and our…

Clinton low on cash, time

Democratic Presidential wannabe Hillary Rodham Clinton's "inevitable" march to the nomination is mired in a financial, electoral and morale swamp.

With bills and salaries going unpaid, Clinton admitted Wednesday she wrote…

McCain widens delegate lead

Sen. John McCain padded his commanding delegate lead in the Republican presidential race Wednesday and urged conservative critics to cut him some slack. In a Democratic surprise, Hillary Rodham Clinton…

Conservatives set for nervous breakdown?

I'm reminded of the story about the young nun who asked the Mother Superior if it was all right to smoke a cigarette while praying. The Mother Superior erupted in…

Is Obama’s ‘phenom’ phase over?

Some observations coming out of Super Tuesday: The "phenom" phase of Sen. Barack Obama's campaign may be ending. The shine may be starting to deflect off the star. Yes, it's still…