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Can Any Republican Still Compete With Mitt Romney?

Again the Republicans debated, this time in Las Vegas, and again the dynamic of their presidential race remained static – a disappointing outcome for all of the candidates except Mitt Romney, who once more dominated his would-be competitors. Blitzed repeatedly on issues from health care to immigration, the former Massachusetts governor not only held his […]

October 19, 2011

Romney V. Women

Mitt Romney’s public stance on abortion may have changed at least twice in the past 25 years, but his callous approach to women’s rights has stayed the same. More than 20 years ago, according to a news report published over the weekend, Romney rushed to a Boston hospital and tried to use his position as […]

October 17, 2011

All Cain Is Saying Is Give Pizza A Chance

Herman Cain has long been regarded as the folksiest of the GOP presidential hopefuls, from releasing a gospel album to allegedly taking his tax plan from a video game. But somehow, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and current Republican frontrunner has managed to add another serving of quirkiness to his campaign: A viral video […]

October 17, 2011

On Race And Herman Cain — A Darker Shade Of Wail

This is for those who keep asking what I think of Herman Cain. In particular, it’s for those who want to know what the tea party’s embrace of this black businessman turned presidential candidate says about my claim that the tea party is racist. I might eat the plate of crow those folks proffer if […]

October 16, 2011

The Week Politics Changed

WASHINGTON — American politics reached a pivot point this week. A new story line will now define how voters and the media see what’s going on. Since Election Day in 2010, the prevailing narrative has been about a resurgent conservatism, a president on the defensive, big government under attack, the deficit as the dominant issue, […]

October 6, 2011