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  • Obama's broken promise, weak apology

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's sort-of apology for saying, "If you like your heath care plan, you can keep it," is in keeping with the tradition of Oval Office occupants trying to cover their posteriors when they are suddenly exposed. It brings to...
  • Remembering wartime unity, national purpose, now long gone

    WASHINGTON -- Another Veterans Day has come and gone, celebrating the millions of Americans who served in the so-called War to End All Wars and all the wars since. The day was originally observed as Armistice Day, commemorating the all-quiet on the...
  • Rx for Obama's recovery: First, do no harm

    WASHINGTON -- The instruction to medical practitioners generally ascribed to the Hippocratic Oath -- above all, do no harm to the patient -- obviously applies to President Obama in the enrollment fiasco bedeviling his health-care insurance law. He had...
  • His cool gone, Obama needs to show competence

    WASHINGTON -- Until recently, one thing about Barack Obama that voters could count on was his coolness -- that through all tribulation he would remain unflappable and steadfast. He was notably able to retain his composure in the face of unremitting...
  • Gates reflections flawed on America's last 40 years of war

    WASHINGTON--Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in discussing his new book, has had a lot negative to say about how President Obama and his national security team operated during his own involvement with them. But after having served under several...
  • Advice to candidates: Don't underestimate New Jersey

    WASHINGTON -- It's called the Garden State and in earlier days was known for the many vegetable farms in its rural central and southern counties. But New Jersey's reputation beyond its borders more often casts it now as a rough-edged place where the...
  • As Democratic left revives, will Hillary join its ranks?

    WASHINGTON -- Much is being made of former President Bill Clinton's swearing-in of New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at their side at City Hall. The cameo apparently...
  • Obama's relevance hinges on unifying party behind him

    WASHINGTON -- As President Obama faces the new year presumably refreshed by his Hawaii vacation, he also faces a growing impression, fanned to be sure by his Republican critics, that he somehow has become irrelevant, especially in the wake of the...
  • Anticipating tough midterm elections, Obama mounts bully pulpit

    WASHINGTON -- Nine months before the midterm congressional elections that could make or break the final push for President Obama's legacy, he is revving up a broader outreach effort in the hope of reviving the support and spirit that brought him two terms...
  • The fateful politics of November 22, 1963

    WASHINGTON -- Among the greatest ironies of President John F. Kennedy's fateful visit to Texas in late November 1963 was that it was a political mission to resolve a rift among Texas Democrats looking toward his own re-election bid in 1964. The chief...
  • A real referendum on Obamacare

    WASHINGTON -- A year and a month from now, in the November 2014 congressional elections, American voters will have their next opportunity to cast a real vote for or against President Obama's beleaguered health care law. The result then, which will decide...
  • Despite myopic blame game, one party can act to get nation out of congressional deadlock

    WASHINGTON -- The current row over who's to blame for the latest government showdown brings to mind the story of the two men arguing on a street corner whether the world is round or flat. They agree to ask an amiable passer-by to settle the matter. He...