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  • Mitt Romney has no future in the GOP

    Mitt Romney has no future in the GOP
    As if Mitt Romney's defeat weren't a cross enough to bear, the kind of campaign he ran could make him uniquely a man on the outside of his party looking in. His chameleon-like shades of Republicanism — he presented himself as "severely...
  • The real reason Obama won

    The real reason Obama won
    Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory is a good place to start for some perspective on the recent presidential election. Within its gray stone walls, the tumultuous 1912 Democratic National Convention played a major scene in the political drama that...
  • Yes, debates matter

    Yes, debates matter
    The first debate between President Barack Obama and former governor Mitt Romney is over, and there was a clear winner: Mitt Romney. Even President Obama's own team realized the obvious by suggesting veteran moderator Jim Lehrer did a poor job. (News flash...
  • The tea party's war on common sense

    The tea party's war on common sense
    Tea party advocates in Indiana are congratulating themselves on the Republican primary victory of one of their own, Richard Mourdock, over six-term Senate veteran Richard Lugar. But the rest of the country should be mourning the departure of the epitome...
  • The decline of party power

    The decline of party power
    No recent development has underlined the decline of political party clout more than beleaguered Senate Republican nominee Todd Akin's refusal to accede to GOP leadership demands that he withdraw from his race against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of...
  • Scoring on the presidential fib-a-meter

    Infamous presidential quotes through history: 1. "The American people have got a right to know that their president is not a crook." Richard Nixon. 2. "There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe." Gerald Ford. 3. "Read my lips: No new taxes."...
  • How long 'til liberals start pining for the good old days of George W. Bush?

    How long 'til liberals start pining for the good old days of George W. Bush?
    My daughter learned a neat rhetorical trick to avoid eating things she doesn't like. "Daddy, I actually really like spinach, it's just that this spinach tastes different." Democrats and the journalists who love them play a similar game with Republicans...
  • Is Obama cruising to re-election? He seems to think so

    Is Obama cruising to re-election? He seems to think so
    In President Barack Obama's much-anticipated acceptance speech in Charlotte, he sounded at times to be relying on the reverse of the old breakup line: "It's not you, it's me." He told the American public that it is "you," and not he as president, who must...
  • Obama has the wrong ideas; Romney seems to have no ideas

    Obama has the wrong ideas; Romney seems to have no ideas
    Going by the conventional rules of American politics, the Democratic Convention this week was an unmitigated disaster. And, going by the same rules, GOP convention was a disaster, too. So, either the rules of American politics have fundamentally changed,...
  • Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison

    Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison
    Disgraced collector Barry H. Landau was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for stealing thousands of historic documents worth as much as $2.5 million from archives along the East Coast, including one in Baltimore, where the scheme...
  • Thatcher made history by standing firm

    Thatcher made history by standing firm
    In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television — and the fact that the telegenic Mrs. Thatcher had a "certain...
  • Out of the White House and onto the dole

    Out of the White House and onto the dole
    In this era of huge federal debt and fiscal dysfunction, it's less than heartening to learn from the Congressional Research Service that the nation's four living former chief executives got a total of $3.7 million in pensions and operating expenses last...