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Mitt vs. Newt

December 1, 2011 - 6:00pm
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WASHINGTON -- It's Iowa minus one month, and barring yet another resurrection, or something of similar improbability, it's Mitt Romney versus Newt Gingrich. In a match race, here's the scorecard:

The Pipeline Sellout

November 17, 2011 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- In 2008, the slogan was Yes We Can. For 2011-12, it's We Cant Wait. What happened in between? Candidate Obama, the vessel into which myriad dreams were poured, met the reality of governance.

The 2011 Elections: Split Decision

November 10, 2011 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- The 2011 off-year elections are a warning to Republicans. The 2010 party is over. 2012 will be a struggle.

Who Lost Iraq?

November 3, 2011 - 7:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama was a principled opponent of the Iraq War from its beginning. But when he became president in January 2009, he was handed a war that was won.

Libyan ‘Crossfire’

October 27, 2011 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- You've got your Mexican standoff, your Russian roulette, your Chinese water torture. And now, your Libyan crossfire. That's when a pistol is applied to the head and a bullet crosses from one temple to the other.

The Scapegoat Strategy

October 13, 2011 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- What do you do if you can't run on your record -- on 9 percent unemployment, stagnant growth and ruinous deficits as far as the eye can see?

Land Without Peace: Why Abbas Went to the U.N.

September 29, 2011 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- While diplomatically inconvenient for the Western powers, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas attempt to get the U.N. to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state has elicited widespread sympathy.

The Great Ponzi Debate

September 15, 2011 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- The Great Social Security Debate, Proposition 1: Of course it's a Ponzi scheme.

Call His Bluff

July 14, 2011 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is demanding a big long-term budget deal. He won't sign anything less, he warns, asking, "If not now, when?"

Is It Incompetence? Or Ideology?

June 9, 2011 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- The Republicans swept November's midterm election by making it highly ideological, a referendum on two years of hyper-liberalism -- of arrogant, overreaching, intrusive government drowning in debt and running deficits of $1.5 trillion annually.

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