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Fairy Tales in Paradise

September 16, 2015 - 7:00am

Once upon a time in a twinkling city on a hill, little boys and girls were taught that anyone could grow up to become president.

Cretins and Squirrel Heads

September 14, 2015 - 7:00am

Some in the media were quick to dismiss Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's speech attacking Donald Trump as the opportunistic rant of a 1 percenter.

That is, as a presidential candidate whose poll rating hovers around 1 percent. The consensus was that Jindal was trying to hook his wagon to Trump's jet by calling him out, not to mention calling him a narcissistic, know-nothing, shallow, egomaniacal carnival act.

Whew. My memory's not so good these days, but did I write that speech?

Don-Don and the Trumpettes

September 2, 2015 - 7:00am

WASHINGTON -- The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception?

The Meaning of Trump

August 12, 2015 - 7:00am

It is perhaps time to stop wondering what The Donald's got that the others ain't got.

Making a Good First Impression

August 10, 2015 - 7:00am

Not to diminish the importance of the first Republican debate, but it felt like the first in a political survivor series.

Pre-Debate Excitement Soars

August 5, 2015 - 7:00am

WASHINGTON -- No doubt you have butterflies just thinking about Thursday's first GOP debate.

I know I do.

Before We Lose Our Minds

July 27, 2015 - 7:00am

Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare -- as opposed to "attacking the seniors," as one woman at a recent event bellowed out -- will soon seem quaint against the realities of our future.

When Bragging is Winning

July 8, 2015 - 7:00am

WASHINGTON -- "So, Mom," he says. "Did you tweet that you were going on 'Meet the Press'?"


"Did you tweet that you were going on 'Hardball'?"


The Mourning After

June 29, 2015 - 7:00am

By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena in Charleston where President Obama was to deliver a eulogy for state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, racial unity seemed a comfortable fact of life.

A Time to Grieve

June 22, 2015 - 7:00am

Unspeakable, unimaginable, incomprehensible and unthinkable are the words we've heard and used to describe the horrific murders of nine African-Americans as they prayed in a Charleston, South Carolina, church, shot by a hate-filled racist on a genocidal purge.



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