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It’s the Coverup that Gets You

Take out your pencil and write 100 times, “It’s the cover up that gets you.” And when you’re done with that, write it 100 more times. That ought to be an exercise for anyone considering running for public office. It’s been some 40 years since Watergate, which inspired that cliche, yet, incredibly, the Obama administration […]

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Did Robert Reich Just Signal Hillary’s Willingness to Run for VP?

Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich revived speculation today that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden will trade places for the 2012 election. I can’t help seeing this as more an official floating of the idea than a thinking aloud piece from Mr. Reich, who enjoys a long friendship and professional relationship […]

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Vlad Riles the Base

Vladimir Putin may be talking trash about the U.S. these days, but he is clearly taking a page out of the U.S. political PR strategy book in doing so. Mr. Putin’s gratuitous attacks on the U.S. seem carefully designed to rile up his base of support within Russia, and the Obama Administration is taking the bait, with […]

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Stark Raving Joe

Persistent rumors have abounded — and have been shot down with equal persistence — that Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might swap positions for the 2012 elections. The argument is that Biden adds nothing to the 2012 ticket — and that he yearns to be Secretary of State — while […]

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Obama’s Narrative Crisis

President Obama’s re-election narrative got a lot worse today, with Steve Chapman of the Chicago Tribune urging him to forgo running entirely in 2012. That’s tough stuff for someone struggling to get up from off the mat. Chapman enumerates the President’s re-election challenges — the economy, the economy, and the economy — and then writes: “But there is good […]

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Sayonara!

  It’s taken almost 30 years, but, if reports are accurate, Muammar Gaddafi is about to go down — hard. The allied operation against him wasn’t pretty, but it looks like it will accomplish its mission. President Obama and Hillary Clinton deserves a great deal of credit for taking the risk on this one. So does NATO.  […]

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More Obama Buyer’s Remorse

More buyer’s remorse from a former Obama supporter who now wishes he had supported Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic Primaries.  St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan opines:  Hillary was not new. She represented the second act of ‘Billary,’ and I had tired of that play long before it ended its eight-year run. So I voted for Obama in the […]

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Greener Grass; Draft Hillary

University of Virginia Law School professor Christopher Sprigman tries to begin a Draft Hillary movement in the Chicago Tribune today. The former Obama supporter and Democratic National Committee lecturer blasts away at President Obama, writing: “I’m not a political expert, so I don’t know if Obama can be re-elected. I only know he shouldn’t be. […]

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