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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,…

Lessons from Iowa

On a calm Friday morning, when much of Iowa still was sleeping off its caucus-night hangover, "Dr. Vote" hit the streets on an urgent mission. John Olsen knew he didn't have…

Obama on the rise, Clinton on the decline

Rising Democratic star Barack Obama continues to move up in polls for Tuesday's New Hampshire primary while one-time frontrunner Hillary Clinton is sliding downward and former second place holder John…

Call the meat wagon: Fred is dead

Fred Dalton Thompson may be an actor (of sorts) but he is not a good enough actor to convince anyone with a functioning brain he still has a shot at…

The importance of ‘Big Mo’

In politics, they call it "Big Mo," the momentum that comes from a win and the opportunity to take that momentum into the next primary. Both Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee…

Thompson, strapped for cash & votes, will stay in race

Republican Presidential candidate Fred Dalton Thompson, out of cash and lagging in the polls, will stay in the Presidential race through at least the New Hampshire primary even though some…

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…