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  • Perry is right: Dream Act opponents are heartless

    I'd like to quote Texas Gov. Rick Perry to all those backward thinking demagogues in Maryland, both Democratic and Republican, who promulgated the referendum against the Maryland Dream Act: "If you say that we should not educate children who have come...
  • Perry raises $75,000 at Maryland breakfast

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) met Maryland Republicans on Tuesday morning at a breakfast fundraiser in Baltimore. Dozens laid out at least $2,500 to attend the meeting that marked the beginning of a fundraising swing through the D.C. region. Perry also...
  • Mormonism isn't a cult

    Mormonism isn't a cult
    If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be Mormon, would you vote for that person? Earlier this year, Gallup pollsters asked that exact question, and 76 percent of those who responded said yes, they would....
  • GOP: Looking for love in all the wrong places

    GOP: Looking for love in all the wrong places
    So last week, Chris Christie said no. This should not have been a surprise. The New Jersey governor has said "no" repeatedly when urged by Republican movers, shakers and donors to consider running for president. Last week's last and final "no"...
  • Romney isn't the nominee, but he's sure acting like it

    Romney isn't the nominee, but he's sure acting like it
    During the Republican presidential candidates' debate at Dartmouth College the other night, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was asked his choice for chairman of the Federal Reserve. Grinning, he replied: "I haven't chosen that person. I haven't even...
  • Separation of church and state is as important for ministers as it is for politicians

    Separation of church and state is as important for ministers as it is for politicians
    It was said of Al Smith, a Roman Catholic, that if he won the 1928 presidential election he would take orders from the Vatican and not uphold the Constitution. John F. Kennedy famously confronted that anti-Catholic prejudice in a 1960 speech to the...
  • Herman Cain is the flavor of the month, and those melt fast

    Herman Cain is the flavor of the month, and those melt fast
    The world according to polls, or some part of it anyway, is telling us that former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain is now the frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The latest NBC News/Wall Street public opinion survey has him...
  • Mitt Romney, Rick Perry toe to toe: A TV debate producer's dream

    Mitt Romney, Rick Perry toe to toe:  A TV debate producer's dream
    I expected the worst from CNN's debate Tuesday when I saw John King interviewing Wayne Newton outside the hall during "John King USA." I know Newton is Mr. Las Vegas, but I still wondered why anyone at CNN thinks it is a wise use of one of the best...
  • The regressive right reawakens a progressive America

    The regressive right reawakens a progressive America
    A fundamental war has been waged in this nation since its founding, between progressive forces pushing us forward and regressive forces pulling us backward. We are going to battle once again. Progressives believe in openness, equal opportunity and...
  • GOP's non-Romney's deplore Bain capitalism -- but would do nothing to stop it

    GOP's non-Romney's deplore Bain capitalism -- but would do nothing to stop it
    It's one thing to criticize Mitt Romney for being a businessman with the wrong values. It's quite another to accuse him and his former company, Bain Capital, of doing bad things. If what Bain Capital did under Mr. Romney was bad for America, the burden...
  • Presidential campaign: Guess who's getting the worst press?

    Presidential campaign: Guess who's getting the worst press?
    Which candidate running for president in 2012 has drawn the most negative coverage in the press over the last five months? Here's a hint: The results aren't even close. If you said Texas Gov. Rick Perry, congratulations, you had it exactly wrong. Mr....
  • Republicans get tough, and Romney stands his ground

    The gloves are off now in the 2012 Republican presidential nomination fight, as viewers saw in Tuesday night's two-hour CNN debate in Las Vegas. Seven of the eight contenders got in on the bare-knuckle brawl, but most of the telling blows were exchanged...