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Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008
Those among us who are sure that Barack Obama has descended from Heaven to cool the planet, calm the seas, and bring peace on earth are getting a full dose of reality from the Rod Blagojevich scandal. Obama, in reality, has crawled and clawed his way up from the sewer of corruption and graft that is the Chicago political machine. No one has stated definitively that Mr. Obama played any part in the attempted sale of his senate seat. In fact, the transcripts of Mr. Blagojevich's conversations, in which he repeatedly refers to Mr. Obama using language unfit for prime time would seem to imply the opposite.
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

Obama and his advisers share the same worldview

When the journalistic pack bites into a tasty cliche, it often refuses to let go, lazily chewing and regurgitating a phrase like “team of rivals” long after the flavor is gone. Derived from the Doris Kearns Goodwin book on Lincoln’s cabinet, that morsel had scant relevance to the cabinet being assembled by Barack Obama, as the...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008

Gates has more in common with Obama than Bush

As Barack Obama makes his way through the transition to power, he is learning the steps of an old dance. Having promised change, he now surrounds himself with experience. Having poured scorn not only on the Bush administration but at times on the Clinton administration as well, he...
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008
After a very long campaign and an unprecedented amount of attention, the 2008 presidential election is finally over. According to the survey from last week’s cover story, conducted before the election, here’s what you thought about it: Who You Are- Two-thirds of you supported either Barack Obama or John McCain in the presidential primary.
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008
Given the state of politics, it’s understandable how both presidential campaigns are handling the phony issue of Sen. Barack Obama’s connection with Bill Ayers, a University of Illinois-Chicago education professor who, 40 years ago, helped found the militant anti-war group the Weathermen.
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Top advisers offer glimpse into Obama presidency

The Sept. 26 presidential debate was intended to focus on the candidates’ views on national security and foreign policy. But those topics were pushed into the background after President Bush proposed a $700 billion Wall Street bailout to prevent a potential economic meltdown. So while debate watchers got...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

Arizona senator consistently contradicts himself

With the markets in frightening turmoil and the public outraged by financial irresponsibility and excessive greed, John McCain has suddenly rediscovered the importance of strong, watchful government. Only six months ago, he assured The Wall Street Journal that he is generally opposed to regulation, but today...

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