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Another reason to fear Mitt Romney

J. Cofer Black is GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's chief weapon against Islamo-fascism. The former CIA official chairs Romney's Counterterrorism Policy Advisory Group. Also, the 9/11 Commission, the Congressional Joint…

How New Hampshire can shake up Iowa results

There's only one solution to the wholly disproportionate emphasis on Iowa: Convince the voters of New Hampshire to punish the winners of those caucuses. Don't vote for them, people, or write…

Obama, Huckabee take Iowa

Illinois Senator Barack Obama and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won the Iowa caucuses Thursday night, establishing themselves as the early frontrunners for the Democratic and Republican Presidential nominations and…

Fred Thompson will bow out after Iowa

Fred Dalton Thompson, the sometimes politician, sometimes actor and last to enter the Republican race for President, will be the first one to drop out after tonight’s Iowa caucus if…

Immigration: The hot button issue

Pat Ricutti is a diehard Republican voter, but he laments what he's hearing from GOP presidential contenders about illegal immigration. The Fresno fruit and grape farmer gave money to former New…

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…