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Is it normal to be broke?

Sen. Barack Obama is running for the White House, but it was not so long ago that he was so broke his debit card was declined. At an unscheduled campaign stop…

Can Obama, McCain capture New Hampshire?

New Hampshire goes to the polls Tuesday for the second key clash of White House hopefuls, with surging Democrat Barack Obama likely to deal a second defeat to former first…

The false promise of change

With all this talk about change from the presidential aspirants, one should remember that in politics, as in few other endeavors, the more things change the more they stay the…

Race is still an issue with Obama

In light of Barack Obama's victory in the Iowa caucuses, I am revisiting a column I wrote on Oct. 29, 2006, about Obama's presidential candidacy. I argued that his overnight…

Taking the time to actually vote

In an era when we are too lazy to get out of our cars to get a $3 cup of coffee at Starbucks, why should we have to get out…

John McCain’s last stand

Time has thinned the nimbus of white hair and leavened his irreverence; the maverick mischief-maker of 2000 is no more. Yet, as Sen. John McCain tries one last time for the…

Ron Paul raises $20 million

Republican lawmaker Ron Paul has become a surprise fundraising star in the US presidential race, with a showing in the closing months of 2007 equaling that of political heavyweights Barack…

Hillary tries to jump start losing effort

Hillary Rodham Clinton's once-vaunted campaign continues to unravel as new polls show her falling farther and farther behind Barack Obama in New Hampshire and campaign contributors take a "wait and…

Playing a distinctive role

The Iowa caucuses are now firmly established as the first tangible hurdle in the American presidential marathon, where public sentiments measured by polls and parsed by pundits actually are translated…

When given a choice, voters want hope

As has been said of second marriages, Iowa caucusgoers opted for hope over experience. A voter turnout of approximately the population of Jersey City bypassed the candidates of inevitability, big money,…