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  • No rush to jump on Christie bandwagon

    It's no secret why the media loves a new political star. It's so much easier than digging into serious issues and doing real reporting. Last year, for 15 minutes each, they went gaga over Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain. But, no doubt about...
  • The imperial Obama presidency

    What was Obama thinking? He's never made any secret of his disdain for members of Congress. After all, he made it all the way to the White House after serving only three years on the Hill. What's wrong with those dumbbells who've spent half a lifetime...
  • The Kennedy legacy is real and lasting

    It was especially poignant to see Caroline Kennedy, America's new ambassador to Japan, present her credentials to Emperor Akihito this week. Coming just three days before the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination in Dallas, it was a vivid...
  • HealthCare.gov: How could they bungle it so badly?

    "There's a difference between book smart and street smart," a frustrated White House staffer told me last week. He didn't have to say any more. His meaning was clear. The Obama White House is filled with book smart people. It's the street smart ones...
  • Can a handshake ever be more than just a handshake?

    It was one of the most awe-inspiring events of our lifetime: Ninety world leaders joining 100,000 South Africans in Johannesburg's World Cup Stadium for a four-hour-long celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela. But what did the U.S. media focus on? Not...
  • Edward Snowden's revenge

    Fasten your seat belts. We've seldom seen a more sudden reversal of public policy on any issue than we saw this week with the National Security Agency. And it's all in the right direction. Off the front pages for a couple of months while the media...
  • First test of the post-gridlock Congress

    It's nothing short of a miracle: The fact that, after three years of lurching from one fiscal crisis to another, a badly-divided Congress, in the waning days of 2013, was able to come together and agree on a budget with strong bipartisan support. True, in...
  • Et tu, Brute? Robert Gates stabs Obama in the back

    There are many things wrong with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new book, starting with the title. He calls it: "Duty." It should have been called: "Bobby, We Hardly Knew Ye." Indeed, all this time, we thought Gates was a quiet, thoughtful, loyal...
  • Does anybody believe Governor Christie?

    Only in New York. Yes, only in the New York media market would a barely-sworn-into-office mayor get in hot water so fast over so trivial an issue. But there was Mayor Bill de Blasio last week, forced to apologize for eating pizza with a fork and knife,...
  • My big stoned gay wedding

    One of the first lessons every political activist learns the hard way is: Change doesn't happen overnight. No matter how noble the cause, it usually has to simmer for years before it finally heats up and public support turns around. Then, finally, your...
  • Angela Merkel fumes over NSA phone-tapping

    Remember "Reach out and touch someone"? Well, President Obama did reach out and touch someone. The only problem is, the person he touched just happened to be Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany. And she wasn't happy about it. When she learned from Der...
  • The gang that can't shoot straight

    It's too early to write the history of the Obama administration. But, at this point, it looks like, for the most part, that history may be summed up in three words: coulda, woulda, shoulda. I "coulda" signed an immigration bill, but Congress was too...