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  • Perry embraces the politics of self-destruction

    Perry embraces the politics of self-destruction
    In the latest Republican presidential debate in Michigan, Texas Gov. Rick Perry added to his woes by saying there were three federal cabinet departments he would cut if he were president, and then could name only two of them. "The third one, I can't...
  • Romney reaches for the absurd in quest to prove he's Republican enough

    Romney reaches for the absurd in quest to prove he's Republican enough
    What presidential candidates say or don't say in televised debates can be very revealing about them. In Rick Perry's unfortunate case the other night, his inability to remember the third of three federal departments he would eliminate has him on a...
  • Newt is back: How Gingrich vs. Obama became the GOP's dream matchup

    Newt is back: How Gingrich vs. Obama became the GOP's dream matchup
    He's baaack! Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is back in the saddle after falling off his horse at the starting line. At least according to one poll (Public Policy Polling), Mr. Gingrich is actually the GOP front-runner. Many say it's...
  • GOP primary: Republicans need to stop playing on the left's terms

    GOP primary: Republicans need to stop playing on the left's terms
    Now it's Newt's turn. Having risen to the top in some opinion polls, the former speaker of the House is taking heat for large consulting fees paid to him by the government-sponsored mortgage company Freddie Mac for wisdom a New York Times editorial said...
  • CNN debate tonight: Here's hoping Wolf Blitzer won't let Newt Gingrich bully him

    CNN debate tonight: Here's hoping Wolf Blitzer won't let Newt Gingrich bully him
    Based on the number of televised GOP candidate debates in 2008, we are just about halfway through the process with tonight's CNN-hosted debate on foreign policy. I am encouraged by the big audiences of up to 6 million tuning in for some of the debates....
  • Romney vs. Gingrich: The technocrat and the self-anointed great statesman

    Romney vs. Gingrich: The technocrat and the self-anointed great statesman
    Whether the matchup between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney is the final bout on the GOP primary card is impossible to know. The whole season has been more like professional wrestling than boxing, with weird characters sporting implausible hair appearing...
  • Cut a cabinet department? You must be joking

    Cut a cabinet department? You must be joking
    "Laws were most numerous when the state was most corrupt." — Tacitus, The Annals III.27 Texas Gov. Rick Perry came in for much ridicule for his televised failure to remember which three federal agencies he has pledged to eliminate if elected...
  • Gingrich gets immigration right

    Gingrich gets immigration right
    Newt Gingrich is the standard bearer for traditional family values within the Republican party? As unlikely as that might seem given the former House Speaker's history of marital infidelities and messy divorce, it's apparent he may be the only GOP...
  • GOP presidential field outdoes itself again and again

    GOP presidential field outdoes itself again and again
    Well, it's about time. At last we have a candidate with the guts to close down our embassy in Iran were she elected president. Thank you, Michele Bachmann. Oh — and thank you Jimmy Carter as well, since he closed down the embassy there in 1980 in...
  • If you think the GOP primary is a circus, remember the Democrats in 2008

    I find Steven P. Grossman's commentary amusing ("GOP presidential field outdoes itself," Nov. 6). Mr. Grossman takes great delight in mocking the field of Republican presidential nominees. That's not the amusing part. The fun part is looking at the...
  • On illegal immigration, GOP voters smarter than candidates

    On illegal immigration, GOP voters smarter than candidates
    "I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though some time back they may have entered illegally." That was Ronald Reagan speaking during his 1984 reelection campaign. After that election, he stuck to his...
  • Gingrich isn't Scrooge; he's a closet progressive

    Gingrich isn't Scrooge; he's a closet progressive
    Newt Gingrich wants to pay poor kids to clean toilets. And all of the right people are horrified. The Nation says Mr. Gingrich is running on "a platform that seems to have been written by the unreformed Ebenezer Scrooge." The editors of the Newark Star-...