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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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Life ASP: After Sarah Palin

Remember the Democratic National Convention? The Clintons and the Obamas, Invesco Field, the fireworks?

No, I thought not. It's so last month. So B.S.P. -- Before Sarah Palin. Before Hurricane Gustav and his pals. Before the GOP rediscovered how satisfying it is to bash the news media, liberals and East Coast elites.

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And now we head into the final stretch

After two boisterous national political conventions and two powerful acceptance speeches, which largely succeeded in rallying the party faithful, Republican and Democratic insiders agree both Barack Obama and John McCain must do a better job of convincing swing voters they have a plan for prescribing steroids for the weak economy.

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McCain’s challenge: Overcome Obama’s glitz

Coming off a bumpy convention that was postponed by a hurricane and set unpleasantly abuzz by a teen pregnancy, Republican presidential nominee John McCain now faces the task of convincing voters that his rock-solid political experience trumps Democrat Barack Obama's rock-star atmospherics.

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