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Sylvia Welsh

Entries by Sylvia Welsh

A Plea To The Real Hillary Clinton

(87) Comments | Posted September 9, 2008 | 11:38 AM

Having just read Howard Wolfson's article in The New Republic, I can now rest assured that Hillary Clinton, whom I avidly supported in the primary, is not a cat. We can all put our prurient curiosity away and act like grown-ups because Hillary has decided that it would be...

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The Shrinkage Factor

(93) Comments | Posted May 22, 2008 | 11:27 AM

Barack Obama may be the only male politician of any significance in the past, say, one thousand years who is faithful to his wife. Does anyone doubt Obama's fidelity? Now that it's near certain he will be the Democratic nominee, I've been trying to sort out why I don't think...

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Honesty Not Race, Expediency Not Courage

(247) Comments | Posted March 31, 2008 | 5:51 PM

I have been asking myself over the past several weeks why pundits like Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and, strangely, Tim Russert, to name only a few, didn't pursue their line of questioning beyond the artful rationalizations offered up by Mr. Obama. While I understand that these men and others have...

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His Eloquence, The Would-Be President

(65) Comments | Posted February 27, 2008 | 1:31 PM

In the past several weeks, as the democratic race for the nomination comes to its dramatic conclusion, a consistent theme voiced by supporters of each of the two candidates has increasingly revolved around a "war of words." The argument, on both sides, is that the other candidate is the one...

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Barack Obama And Why It Matters That He Plagiarized A Speech (At Least One That We Know Of)

(377) Comments | Posted February 19, 2008 | 1:56 PM

As a child psychologist and psychoanalyst, I have worked with children and adolescents of all ages who come to me with every imaginable kind of problem (and some that are, quite frankly, unimaginable). Usually, the teenagers I see are there because they've gotten themselves into trouble, both at home and...

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