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  • Is the GOP already feeling buyer's remorse?

    Is the GOP already feeling buyer's remorse?
    It's not unusual in politics for a party to nominate in haste and repent in leisure. In 2008, many Republicans feared before the election that they had chosen a loser in John McCain, and in 2004 many Democrats felt the same about John Kerry. It's known as...
  • GOP debates: Too much of a good thing?

    GOP debates: Too much of a good thing?
    The epidemic of 20 or more nationally televised debates has turned the 2012 presidential campaign into a political reality show. Tomorrow's installment in Arizona, in advance of its Feb. 28 Republican primary, will be the last before Super Tuesday on...
  • Santorum's emphasis on his Christianity is not good for democracy

    Santorum's emphasis on his Christianity is not good for democracy
    Watching Rick Santorum rise in the polls by positioning himself as the real Christian presidential candidate is like watching the sequel of a horror movie — one I literally lived through in the 1980s while growing up in Pakistan. There, another...
  • Getting to know them

    Getting to know them
    That catchy little tune from "The King and I" that trumpets the virtues of "getting to know you, getting to know all about you" hasn't seemed to work out too well for the Republican Partythis year. Even after 20 or more televised debates among its...
  • Rick Perry is no Ron Paul

    Thrilled as I was with Texas Rep. Ron Paul's good showing as a truly constitutional candidate in the Iowa straw poll, I am concerned that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be seen in the same light. Granted, Governor Perry is the top elected official of a...
  • Rick Perry: Is the press being fair and accurate in its coverage of him?

    Rick Perry: Is the press being fair and accurate in its coverage of him?
    I doubt this modest request will be heard over the fevered roar for the scalp of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that the media has been sounding since he announced his candidacy for president. There is almost a palpable bloodlust to bring this guy down -- and it...
  • The one headache Obama doesn't have

    The one headache Obama doesn't have
    Considering all the political woes that have besieged Barack Obama in the third year of his presidency — including the disappointment in him many liberal Democrats have loudly expressed — you might expect he'd have a challenge by now for the...
  • Political impact of 9/11 fades

    At a town hall meeting in Catonsville last week, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin spent a half-hour answering questions, including whether Congress would cut Medicare, address immigration or impeach President Barack Obama. Despite the breadth of the discussion,...
  • Pressure on Obama to make a splash on jobs

    Pressure on Obama to make a splash on jobs
    After getting his Midwestern pre-campaign bus tour and summer vacation at Martha's Vineyard out of the way, President Barack Obama is getting back to business with a planned speech to Congress this week, unveiling a long-awaited plan to put America back...
  • First step to fix budget: Make campaign contributions transparent

    Warren Buffet, the billionaire investor, is right about raising taxes for the wealthiest Americans to balance the budget. Mr. Buffet should also propose two additional reforms. They are first, list campaign contributions given congressional and...
  • Sarah Palin defines being 'for sale' compared to Perry and Romney

    Sarah Palin defines being 'for sale' compared to Perry and Romney
    As we wheel into a big week TV and politics with the first GOP debate to include Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday and President Obama's long overdue jobs plan on Thursday, a couple of small observations demand to be made. First of all, I could not...
  • Voting for the Republican, by default

    I sympathize with the letter Dovey Kahn wrote in today's Baltimore Sun ("Obama by default," Sept. 6). Just as some will hold their nose and vote for President Obama in 2012, I held my nose and voted for John McCain in 2008, and I'll likely be holding my...