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What is the difference between the two t-shirts in this picture?  One supports Donald Trump for President and the other, of course, Hillary Clinton.  Beyond that, the t-shirts allow us to explore a present-day archeological dig and the artifacts of different cultures.  One campaign looks to the future.  The other leaves it blank. Airports are […]

On “This Week,” with George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning, George asked, “Can Donald Trump be stopped?” My awkward response was, “What if he already is?”  With that, let me offer an admittedly contrarian argument that Donald Trump has not yet sealed up the GOP nomination — and Saturday in SC may have been the turning point […]

Welcome to the real start of the 2016 GOP nomination process.  This is what the World Wide Wrestling Federation would look like if Vince McMahon had not rigged the cage matches. With a complete lack of confidence in my ability to predict the outcome of this episode of Wrestlemania, let’s look at the state of […]


No longer is Barack Obama a national Rorschach test in which anyone can see anything. He has staked his ground: President Obama is an unabashed advocate of the old-fashioned American left. That’s not good news for Democrats who have trekked with him to the end of an ideological limb.

John F. Kennedy applauded leaders with the courage to represent “the actual sentiments of the silent majority of their constituents in opposition to the screams of a vocal minority.” That “silent majority” was a constituency neither Nixon nor the country would forget: Fifty-six years later, Mitt Romney is counting on it to win the presidency.

President Obama has squeezed a lot of juice from Bill Clinton. Last night, at the third and final 2012 Presidential Debate, it was Mitt Romney who took a lesson from the talented Arkansas politician.

Who is the president who debates his re-election Wednesday evening? The uncertainty of what he stands for is mounting.

If I named the conservatives who’ve done the most for freedom and the conservative cause in my lifetime, I’d include William F. Buckley, Ronald Reagan, Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, and not necessarily in that order.

Sixteen years ago, though it seems less, the silver-haired author of the best speech at the Democratic convention declared “the era of big government is over.” Twelve years later, the next Democratic president, Barack Obama, declared that the era of big government being over was over.

The 2012 GOP convention in Tampa has just ended. It is not too early, however, to draw a few conclusions.

She is beautiful and virginal, the freshly paved road guiding me to my office this morning. She lies there immobile, flat and black as the American coal industry. She stretches out before me like our debt. Tears of gratitude, impervious to my windshield wipers, overwhelm me. I’m sure these other drivers, rising to work while […]

(CNN) — In picking Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney demonstrated what kind of businessman he has been and what kind of leader he wants to be. He didn’t pick a running mate to help him make the political “sale.” He picked a vice president to help him fix the nation’s business, our broken economy. Until this […]

I never imagined we would find a no-win question to displace the genre’s champ, “Have you stopped beating your wife?” Now, there is contender: “Does austerity work?”