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Romney’s free ride on abortion

One of campaign 2008's mysteries is Mitt Romney's free ride from anti-abortion advocates. His anti-abortion declarations are eloquent, as is everything else the silver-tongued former Massachusetts governor utters. But, once…

Negative campaigns: Yes and no

As is the case with beauty, wit and cuisine, negative politics occurs in the eye of the beholder, or in this case, the voter. The 2008 presidential campaign has turned rough,…

Not much sympathy for Rudy

In what used to be the shadow of the World Trade Center, it was hard to find much sympathy for former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as he exited…

Voters want a champion

Americans have a decidedly dour view of how things are going in the country and an outsized view of what one person — the president — can do about it. In…

Sparks fly as GOP Presidential race heats up

Republican Mitt Romney accused John McCain of using dirty tricks by suggesting the former Massachusetts governor wanted a deadline for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, in a spirited debate Wednesday…

There has to be a better way

Politics is an honorable and, in a democracy, essential calling and at the pinnacle of that field is the American presidency. What we require our candidates to go through to…

Once again, Florida becomes a benchmark

Florida is the last sizable state to vote for presidential candidates in advance of "Super Tuesday" on Feb. 5, which will involve more than 20 states. While the Sunshine…

The coming fight over Florida’s delegates

Contravening conventional wisdom once again, I take issue with this Associated Press report coming out of the Florida primary: "Hillary Rodham Clinton finished Tuesday's Florida Democratic primary with more votes than…

Some day, race will disappear as an issue

Comedian Bill Maher had it right --did no one notice Barack Obama was black before South Carolina? Up to that primary, the contenders handled race rather responsibly. But in the heat…

McCain is on a roll

John McCain has taken pole position in the Republican White House race, having secured Rudolph Giuliani's endorsement and with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger poised to follow suit. Fresh from a crucial…