A Fantasy Presidential Debate That Will Never Happen

Good evening, Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney. I"€™ll be your sole interrogator tonight. I hope the audience welcomes you with as much warmth as they can manage. Before I proceed with my questions, you should know a few things about me. I ...


A Zero-Watt Affair

If the recently adjourned Republican National Convention was intended to cure insomnia, it was a thundering success. But if it was meant to light a fire under unmotivated voters’ asses, it’s doubtful that it even warmed ...

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney


Mitt’s ‘Damn-the-Torpedoes!’ Decision

Mitt Romney’s decision to select Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate speaks well of the man who made it. Indeed, it seemed less like the moderate man we have come to know than Adm. David Farragut in Mobile Bay: “Damn the ...


Is Mitt Being Neoconned Into War?

Has Mitt Romney given Israel a blank check for war? So it seemed from the declaration in Jerusalem by his adviser Dan Senor, who all but flashed Israel a green light for war, signaling the Israelis that, if you go, Mitt’s got ...


Is Mitt Serious About Condi?

The first criterion in choosing a vice president, it is said, is that he or she must be qualified to be president. Yet there is another yardstick by which candidates measure running mates. Do they bring something to the table? Can they ...

Mitt Romney


Romney: Reaching Out to Everyone and Pleasing Nobody

On July 11 Mitt Romney addressed an NAACP conference in Houston, and the GOP media oozed admiration for his presumed courage and outreach. Although Romney is not likely to get more than five percent of the black vote, our smiling ...


The Romnambulist

After winning a war of attrition in the primaries, Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president. He is also a presumptive human being. Whereas questions still linger as to whether Barack Obama was born an American ...


The Antietam of the Culture War

It took Joe Biden’s public embrace of same-sex marriage to smoke him out. But after Joe told David Gregory of “Meet the Press” he was “absolutely comfortable” with homosexuals marrying, Barack Obama could ...

Barack Obama


Obama’s Zimmerman Problem

God save me from my friends; I can take care of my enemies. That thought must be coursing through the mind of President Obama right now as his White House rigs for silent running in the murder trial of George Zimmerman. Obama ...

President Barack Obama


The Socialist v. The Social Darwinist

The night of his victories in Maryland, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia, Mitt Romney laid out the ground upon which he will stand to fight his fall battle with Barack Obama. Obama, said Mitt, seeks “a government-centered ...

Rick Santorum


Is Obama’s America God’s Country?

The political beliefs of Barack Obama, said Rick Santorum last week, come out of “some phony theology. ... Not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology, but no less a theology.” Given the opportunity on ...

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