Republicans can hardly believe their good fortune. First, Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota announced that he would not run for re-election, giving Republicans a good shot at taking his seat. Then the Democratic governor of Colorado, Bill Ritter, said he was bowing out. Ditto the Democrats’ top candidate for governor in Michigan. And [...]
Leg Thrills and Spine Chills With Chris Matthews Part 5: Empty Words Create Little Monsters and Grownup Nightmares
My son-in-law, Travis, had what I like to call a “reality attack” while attempting to discipline his two-year-old daughter Pearl. Pearl, like most little girls, holds her Daddy’s heart in the palm of her hand. Like most toddlers, she is a formidable force of boundless energy and relentless willpower.
As the young scamp ran past her [...]
Why another book on the 2008 campaign, a year after the inauguration of President Obama? What more is there to say about a race that was covered day in and day out by newspapers, magazines, television, radio and bloggers? Is there anything more to learn about the candidates — and does it matter to an [...]
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The heavy hitters in our global Whac-a-Mole game, President Obama and U.S. Army General David Petraeus, have had their mallets confiscated by the Yemeni government. Maybe we should take the hint and stay out of there.
In part 1 and part 2 of this series I explained the futility of chasing al-Qaida [...]
The antiterror education of President Obama continued yesterday, with his release of a White House report blaming the “counterterrorism community” as a whole for “a failure to connect the dots of intelligence” that would have prevented Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from boarding a plane to Detroit on Christmas Day. Mr. Obama blamed no one in particular [...]
If President Obama were to be compared to a comic book character, it would have to be Two-Face from Batman.
On one side of Obama’s face is Mr. Transparency, the idealistic candidate who promised us over and over again that all the negotiations concerning health care reform would be conducted out in the open on C-Span. On the [...]