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Dissatisfaction fuels Presidential race

Don't assume that 2008 will represent an easy Democratic win over the Republicans. It may be far more interesting than that. Whenever dramatic change undermines America's broad political consensus, the familiar two-party…

Fred’s waiting game

While Fred Thompson's minimalist strategy in the Republican presidential sweepstakes seems to defy all the conventional wisdom so far it seems to be working. With the polls showing the former…

Is Fred Thompson another Reagan?

He's an actor-turned-politician in the mode of Ronald Reagan, someone who is at ease in front of a camera or a crowd, a man who can charm an audience with…

Kowtowing to the throne of big labor

Democratic presidential candidates argued Saturday night that organized labor is an essential part of the nation's economy whose troubles mirror the deterioration of the middle class way of life. "The only…

Open mouth, insert foot

Say what? The 2008 presidential campaign theme could be "Oops! What I meant was ..." Just about every Republican and Democrat has flubbed an answer to a question or made a…

Thompson: Nothing wrong in lobbying

On the verge of joining the presidential race, Republican Fred Thompson on Friday unapologetically defended his career as a Washington lobbyist paid to influence the government on behalf of an…

Long on talk, short on specifics

Republicans rushing to embrace Fred Thompson's would-be presidential candidacy might have trouble figuring out what he would do if he actually won the White House. On most public policy issues, the…

Gonna be a long, boring campaign

I don't know about you, but even I-- who has spent much of my adult life concerned with politics at one level or another-- have become utterly disenchanted in the…

Bush’s prying eyes in the sky

The Bush administration plans to give state and local law-enforcement and other domestic agencies access to intelligence from military spy satellites and airborne sensors. Looked at one way, the program makes…

The myth of Mitt Romney

With his confident style and crowd-pleasing smile, Ames, Iowa, straw-poll winner Willard Mitt Romney looks like a formidable contender for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination. If he's lucky, he can…