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  • Journalists need to find the truth of Romney's record at Bain

    I agree with The Sun's recent position on the relevance of Governor Romney's experience at Bain Capital to the presidential race that's already underway ("The Bain of Romney's campaign," May 22), but the methodology is curious. Asking Mr. Romney to give...
  • Obama reversed economic slide

    Thank you, President Barack Obama, for saving American capitalism. When President Obama took office in January, 2009, the U.S. economy was on the brink of disaster. Under President George W. Bush, we were losing 700,000 jobs a month. Within a year,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...