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Election disaffection

May 25, 2016 CHARLESTON, S.C. — On rare occasions, Americans coalesce around a common cause, usually following some calamity — a terrorist attack, a natural disaster or, say, during a presidential election. more »»

The inaugural address we won’t hear but should

May 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — The mere possibility of a Donald Trump presidency — gold-plated faucets in the house first occupied by John and Abigail Adams — will perhaps have a salutary effec. more »»

Sanders and racism lite

May 23, 2016 In a statement on the Nevada rampage by some of his supporters, Bernie Sanders said a remarkable thing. more »»

A cold can of ‘America’

May 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — Because advertising is a barometer that often accurately measures America’s psychological atmosphere, attention must be paid to this: From May 23 through the presidential election,... more »»

‘Inconsistencies’ virally come back to bite Clinton

May 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — You could say that it all depends on how you define “lie.” Or, perhaps, that it’s hell to have a public record. more »»

What you give away by using Facebook

May 16, 2016 Facebook remains uncontested as the social media champ of Wall Street. Its stock recently hit an all-time high while Twitter’s hit its lo. more »»

Mapping out next move for Team Sanders

May 12, 2016 Bernie Sanders is almost certainly not going to be the Democratic nominee. more »»

Trump would benefit from a shadow cabinet

May 11, 2016 Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has broken just about every political rule and precedent this election cycle, so what difference would it make if he broke one more? If... more »»

Trump’s triumph should surprise no one in GOP

May 10, 2016 WASHINGTON — It wasn’t precisely an act of moral courage, but House Speaker Paul Ryan’s comment that he’s not ready to support presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump was at least ... more »»

Who will follow Trump off the cliff?

May 9, 2016 Donald Trump: “We’ve got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt.” Washington Post: “How long would that take?” Trump: “I would say over a period of eight year. more »»

The misadventures of Fannie and Freddie

May 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — Gigantic government’s complexity and opacity provide innumerable opportunities for opportunists to act unconstrained by clear law or effective supervisio. more »»

Who should be blamed for the rise of Trump?

May 5, 2016 Dr. Frankenstein created the monster that bore his name and if Dr. Jekyll had not conducted those experiments in his laboratory, Mr. Hyde would never have emerged to terrorize London. more »»

Ego, true character emerged in Cruz’s ‘fall’ from grace

May 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — When Shakespeare wrote the “truth will out,” he must have had Ted Cruz in mind. more »»

Bernie Nation can’t get behind Hillary Clinton

May 4, 2016 “And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain.” Those are, of course, the opening lyrics to Frank Sinatra’s immortal recording of “My Way. more »»

How would Trump be treated if he was female?

May 3, 2016 WASHINGTON — One of the most effective political ads of the season features women repeating the many derogatory statements Donald Trump has made about the fairer sex. more »»

Honor your mother beyond Mother’s Day

May 3, 2016 She was or is one of the most important people in your life. more »»

In case of Trump GOP nomination, break glass

May 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. more »»

Plato, Aristotle, Trump and Stanley’s Snake Oil

April 29, 2016 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle — not so much. more »»

Virginia governor wrong to give felons right to vote

April 28, 2016 Thanks to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, 200,000 convicted felons in the state of Virginia may now register to vote. more »»

Felon voting decision: right move, wrong reason

April 28, 2016 The Republicans are probably right. Last week, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, issued an executive order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-offenders. more »»



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