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Is Karl Rove Once Again the Man to Make the Difference?

(137) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 11:06 AM

Thanks to President Obama's weak debate performance, Karl Rove may once again be the man who will make the difference in the race for the White House.

Rove, who played such a decisive role in the 2000 and 2004 elections, does not have the close personal relationship with...

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Karl Rove's Long Game

(231) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 4:00 PM

Now that Mitt Romney and the Republicans are on the ropes, more than ever the fate of the 2012 presidential campaign -- and Republican candidates throughout the country -- is in the hands of Karl Rove and the billion dollar political machine he has put together in the wake of...

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The Secret Diary of Julian Assange

(1204) Comments | Posted December 2, 2010 | 1:21 PM

Who is Julian Assange? Tantalizing clues may be found in what appears to be his "Selected Correspondence," which were posted on a now defunct site, IQ.org. OpenTopic dug through the writings in web archives and discovered diary entries that paint a revealing portrait of the WikiLeaks founder. Starting...

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The Secret Sex Fantasy of Giuliani's Guru

(33) Comments | Posted December 25, 2007 | 10:20 PM

There are a number of reasons behind Rudy Giuliani's sinking political fortunes, but one person who may bear considerable responsibility for them is Giuliani's senior foreign policy adviser, Norman Podhoretz.

One of the founding fathers of neoconservativism, Podhoretz is a hardline Iran hawk who carefully crafted a position that...

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Onward Christian Soldiers

(141) Comments | Posted December 18, 2007 | 4:51 PM

Surprise, surprise. According to the December 17 Rasmussen poll, former Baptist preacher Mike Huckabee is now leading the Republican field, beating out Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and John McCain, faux evangelicals all.

How can a poorly funded, marginal candidate possibly vault to the front of the pack...

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The Fool on the Hill

(74) Comments | Posted December 13, 2007 | 9:17 AM

Now that Mike Huckabee has joined the top tier of Republican candidates, it's worth taking a closer look at one of his chief evangelical supporters, Tim LaHaye, the bestselling Rapturite co-author of the Left Behind series (63 million copies sold!).

As it happens, in researching my new book The Fall...

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A Failure of Intelligence

(94) Comments | Posted December 9, 2007 | 5:44 PM

Intelligence failures, intelligence failures. The United States spends more than $40 billion a year on intelligence, but, gosh darn it, we just can't seem to get it right. The latest fiasco, of course, concerns the now infamous National Intelligence Estimate about Iran which concludes that Iran abandoned its nuclear weapons...

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