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Obama and the nation’s decline

Barack Obama argues enough is enough, that we ought to sack non-issues like his saying a pig with lipstick is still a pig and the contention that this was a back-handed slap at Sarah Palin.

I agree, and I am much taken by the argument of a number of commentators that ours is a nation in decline and that political seriousness and attention to major questions is crucial.

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Politics takes a break for 9/11

The seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is supposed to bring the heated presidential race to a screeching halt. But just for a day.

Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama were appearing together twice Thursday and agreed to suspend all TV ads critical of each other to commemorate the day terrorists forced four airplanes to crash into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, a field in Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon in Washington, killing nearly 3,000 people.

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Playing the political outrage game

Oh, the outrage.

John McCain's campaign people are said to be suffering hurt feelings over Barack Obama's comment that McCain's policies are like lipstick on a pig. (And they are asking you to give money to make it better.)

Don't cry for them. And don't believe Obama was upset on behalf of the middle class when McCain joked that a rich person is one who makes $5 million.

These are hardened pols. Their sensibilities are not so meltingly tender.

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Palin starts to score with women

Any Democratic Party leader or liberal Democratic feigning surprise at the tidal wave of excitement Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has stoked from among white female voters should strip off the mask. These folks, quite frankly, are getting just what they deserve. They should have seen it coming as clearly as a tsunami.

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Praise St. Sarah…or else

You are probably wondering how you too can join in the veneration of Saint Sarah Palin, who in a very short time has attracted a large and faithful following.

Admittedly, she has not been officially beatified, but miracles have been reported across the country.

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The war against Sarah Palin

Little by little, the most hysterical charges against Sarah Palin are tumbling to the ground, but not the fury, the hatred. What you suspect is that these emotions mostly derive from an issue that refuses to go away and continues to divide America as surely as it has since at least 1973, the year the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade.

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In the end, nothing really changes

Now that change has become the theme of both parties in the upcoming general election, it is necessary to remind ourselves that the one thing that apparently will never change in this political rat warren of a town is the arrogance of power -- the opinion of some of those elected to high places that the ethical and moral rules don't apply to them.

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