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Mitt Romney is a dangerous man

Some 25 years ago, when I was young and stupid, I was swept off my feet by Jonathan Schell's book "The Fate of the Earth.'' Schell's argument consisted of three…

One-word debates

Almost four decades ago, when the environmentalist movement was just being birthed, The Washington Post's editorial page icon Meg Greenfield put it into perspective by observing that in her formative…

The bizarre ritual called Iowa

The Iowa presidential caucuses have become such an accepted part of the political calendar it's easy to forget what bizarre rituals they are. But on 6:30 Thursday, if turnout is as…

Trouble in Hillary’s paradise

Democratic Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton plans a “campaign-wide house cleaning” if she loses the opening primary season races in Iowa and New Hampshire,” sources within here beleaguered organization tell…

Obama leads latest Iowa poll

Presidential contenders rang in the 2008 election year with near-constant campaigning on Monday as a poll showed Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee leading their rivals with three days…

One political stunt too many?

Mike Huckabee may have finally gone too far. After running an unconventional, surprisingly strong and sometimes strange race to the top tier of the Republican presidential campaign, the former Arkansas governor…

Stepping up the pace

New polls Sunday showed Democrats waging a desperate single-digit struggle four days before Iowa's leadoff US presidential nominating contest, and Republican Mitt Romney on the rebound. Former Democratic vice-presidential nominee John…

Going on the attack

Mike Huckabee says John McCain is a hero. McCain says Huckabee is a good man. And they both seem to agree on this: Mitt Romney is neither. The Republican rivals joined…

For 2008 the goal is win, win, win

A bit of bubbly, a few verses of Auld Lang Syne and candidates, candidates and more candidates. It's New Year's Eve in Iowa and New Hampshire. With the caucuses and primary…

Romney’s candor gap

As a presidential contender, Mitt Romney has the looks, the money and the campaign machine. He also has something of a candor gap. When confronted with questions that might conflict with…