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2012 Republican National Convention

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  • The empty podium [Editorial]

    The empty podium  [Editorial]
    The last time someone tried to debate an empty chair (Clint Eastwood, Republican National Convention, 2012), the chair won. But when two of the leading Democratic candidates for governor did it last night (this time, it was an empty podium, actually), the chair was the big loser, but not for the reasons one might have expected.
  • The Bush library and the willing suspension of disbelief

    The Bush library and the willing suspension of disbelief
    To nobody's surprise, all four living former presidents were on their best behavior last week at the dedication of the library and museum named for the latest of them, George W. Bush, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The honoree's father,...

    Budget hell on wheels?

    Budget hell on wheels?
    Amtrak, long one of the favorite whipping boys of fiscal conservatives, is getting another thrashing from Mitt Romney and the Republicans. From all the attacks, one might think that the nation's bargain-basement passenger rail system was the cause of...

    County politicos of both parties excited by Romney's VP pick

    County politicos of both parties excited by Romney's VP pick
    When GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, as his running mate last week, members of both political parties around the country and in Howard County welcomed the news. "I think Paul Ryan is an excellent...

    A conspicuous absence in Tampa: George W. Bush

    A conspicuous absence in Tampa: George W. Bush
    Since exiting the White House in January 2009, George W. Bush has effectively managed to keep himself out of the spotlight. While a handful of news stories have captured Mr. Bush's promotion of his cancer initiative in Africa and furnished updates on...