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2012 Republican National Convention

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  • If you say it, they will come

    Typically, I don't write about politics. There's no doubt that questions of right and wrong behavior abound when it comes to the behavior of some elected officials. One reason for my hesitation is that the minute a question is raised about the behavior of...
  • Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review

    Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review
    It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate. Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
  • Political buzzwords of 2012

    Political buzzwords of 2012
    Pull up an empty chair, folks. (Up to you whether to interrogate it.) It's time to take a look back at the year that was, politically speaking. We won't know the 2012 word of the year until The American Dialect Society's annual conference next week....
  • Political brands: Republicans dig Chick-fil-A, Democrats go Google

    When Democrats and Republicans do reach across the aisle, chances are they’re not chatting about their favorite brands. The blue party is big on Google, Amazon.com and PBS, while their red rivals are all about the Fox News Channel, Chick-fil-A...
  • American exceptionalism: We think we're special. Is that so wrong?

    President Obama, Tuesday night in the East Room: "Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong. But when, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death, and thereby make our own...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: A tough discussion about ‘hard truths’ in the presidential race

     
    In Wednesday's Tribune I debate the 2012 presidential race with conservative activist Chris Robling, a WGN-TV commentator and former executive director of the Cook County Republican Party. To Chris, from Eric: On the first night of the recent Republican...
  • American Crossroads launches $2.1 mill anti-Obama ad buy

     
    Folks, get ready for a barrage of ads praising Mitt Romney and slamming Barack Obama. The super-PACS on the Republican side are showing their muscle. Yesterday, Restore Our Future — the super-PAC associated with Romney — announced a $4 million...
  • A foe embrace or faux embrace, this is what hope looks like

     
    The image that will stay with me from the presidential campaign of 2012 is the shot above (by Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty) showing such unusual civility and good will it's hard to believe it wasn't Photoshopped — a picture of President......
  • Political commercials: Which were the worst?

     
    The 2012 election season gave us some of the most annoying political commercials that money can buy. In swing state Florida, we were subjected to them hour after hour, especially in the final days. Please tell me which ones you thought were the worst....
  • Recovering and rebooting after Campaign 2012

     
    Rafalca Goodbye to Seamus, the Irish Setter that 29 years ago rode 650 miles in a crate strapped to the roof of Mitt Romney’s family station wagon, and to Rafalca, Romneys’ Olympic-caliber dancing horse. Goodbye to President Barack Obama&#...
  • Rep. Roskam faces ethics probe

    Rep. Roskam faces ethics probe
    WASHINGTON — A trip to Taiwan that Rep. Peter Roskam took with his wife in 2011 has been referred to the House ethics committee at the urging of an outside panel that found he may have violated House rules and federal law in accepting the $25,000-...
  • J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Alan Horn: Who are Hollywood's biggest political donors?

    J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Alan Horn: Who are Hollywood's biggest political donors?
    LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The next big national elections may not be for another year, but Hollywood types aren't sitting on their wallets until then - Jeffrey Katzenberg, J.J. Abrams, Alan Horn, Tom Rothman and James L. Brooks are among those already...