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Money Quotes from GOP Contenders

September 21, 2015 - 7:00am

Sometimes what seems the least consequential detail tells the most about a person's character -- or at least his or her intentions.

Such was the case at the end of Wednesday's debate, the second for the GOP field of presidential candidates, with the "light" and irrelevant question of which woman's face they'd like to see on the $10 bill.

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'?"

No.

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

No.

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.

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