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Remembering John Lennon 30 Years Later

(225) Comments | Posted December 8, 2010 | 3:50 PM

I wasn't able to go to Strawberry Fields tonight to commemorate the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death. After my visit last year, it's probably just as well.

Every December 8th for the last 30 years, I have quietly paid tribute to my fallen hero. Last year, I went...

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The True Character of Hillary Clinton

(880) Comments | Posted January 12, 2010 | 3:00 PM

There is much ground covered in Game Change and much that readers can take away from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's history of the 2008 election. But as Bob Woodward suggested today on the set of Morning Joe, a reader's guide to the headline-grabbing book may also be in order....

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The Decade Ahead: From Radicalism to Restraint

(604) Comments | Posted January 2, 2010 | 4:43 AM

Washington just turned the page on a decade filled with reckless spending, military adventurism and political fratricide. The costs of that era will be with us for some time.

Ten years ago, Charles Krauthammer took note of what seemed to be conventional wisdom at the turn of the century: that...

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Remembering John Lennon, 29 Years Later

(356) Comments | Posted December 8, 2009 | 4:22 PM

It's hard to believe it's almost been 30 years since I heard Howard Cosell deliver the news on Monday Night Football that John Lennon had been killed.

I was still in high school when John Lennon died so I was too young to remember the Beatles as anything more than...

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Election Night Preview: GDP Trumps Gay Marriage

(181) Comments | Posted November 2, 2009 | 6:28 PM

Tomorrow night's election results will be read, discussed and interpreted for weeks to come. But even before the first vote is counted, we can probably draw some conclusions from those races.


Let's start in the South. A big Republican win in Virginia will not be an earth mover, but...

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Thank You, Mr. President

(1334) Comments | Posted October 2, 2009 | 2:47 PM

Count me as one conservative who is disappointed that President Obama's hometown will not be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games.

Chicago is a beautiful city that would have made a perfect backdrop for the Olympics. The President was right to fly to Copenhagen to try to land the games, not...

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The Loyal Opposition

(1310) Comments | Posted February 20, 2009 | 9:58 AM

One of the more hopeful aspects of Barack Obama's historic campaign in 2008 was his call for a new style of politics. It was a message that was appealing even to those of us who did not agree with many of his political views.

As I said repeatedly on "Morning...

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The Loyal Opposition

(623) Comments | Posted January 20, 2009 | 5:50 PM

What can a good Republican say about the week that has unfolded?

I'm not sure.

Barack Obama has captured the imagination not only of Washington and America, but also of the world.

He has delivered the most compelling inaugural speech in 48 years.

He has brought an era of good...

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The MoveOn Dust-Up, the GOP's Self-Righteous Indignation, and Winning the White House

(512) Comments | Posted September 21, 2007 | 2:37 PM

"How many times do we charge up the hill and run straight into enemy fire before we figure this shit out?"

I remember an angry Republican asking that question to no one in particular in a crowded GOP conference. The government was shut down, the public was testy and Bill...

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Debate Reaction: Winners and Losers

(122) Comments | Posted April 27, 2007 | 3:35 PM

Barack Obama strolled across the Columbia Marriott this morning looking relaxed in a black sweatsuit. Shaking hands with hotel workers and walking over to a group of reporters, the man roundly panned by political pundits last night looked as if he didn't have a care in the world.


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Pity Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

(55) Comments | Posted April 26, 2007 | 6:09 PM

With 973 Democratic candidates jammed onto a small stage tonight, there will be little chance for the frontrunners to "win" this first presidential debate. But with a gaggle of pundits and talking heads hiding behind every palmetto tree in South Carolina, expect either Hillary or Barack to be declared the...

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As the Crow Fights

(194) Comments | Posted April 24, 2007 | 10:33 AM

I spent Saturday with Sheryl Crow and Laurie David. No fist fights. No verbal insults. Just a couple of Hollywood heavyweights and a red state guy talking about saving the planet.

Whether you agree or disagree with their environmental message, I suspect you would be impressed with these...

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Is Bush an idiot?

(340) Comments | Posted August 16, 2006 | 5:33 PM

The greatest political gift a politician can receive from enemies is the gift of being underestimated.

Democrats have always played into Republican presidents' hands by dismissing them as dimwitted dunces who somehow stumbled their way into the most powerful position on Earth.

Eisenhower was supposedly a dope who frittered away...

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Why Lieberman's Loss is the Democrats' Gain

(134) Comments | Posted August 8, 2006 | 5:41 PM

The conventional wisdom for tonight's Connecticut primary seems to be that a Joe Leiberman loss will yank the Democratic Party so far left as to make other Democratic candidates unelectable this fall. The logic is laughable and similar to what I heard from Republican leaders in 1994.

That was the...

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Sudan Suffering in Silence

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2005 | 1:26 PM

It is hard to turn away. It is even harder to keep staring.

The daily images that stream out of Sudan are heartbreaking. The scale of suffering seems unprecedented.

But it is not.

This has happened in Africa before. A million Rwandan citizens were hacked to death in the mid-1990's.

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