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  • Community Commentary: California needs to change mandatory-minimum sentencing

    Prison reform has dominated California's budgeting discussions. When a state with 10% of the nation's prisoners makes 20% of the nation's prison expenditures, something must be wrong. Or so the argument goes. To save money, Gov. Jerry Brown recently...
  • GOP presidential field outdoes itself again and again

    GOP presidential field outdoes itself again and again
    Well, it's about time. At last we have a candidate with the guts to close down our embassy in Iran were she elected president. Thank you, Michele Bachmann. Oh — and thank you Jimmy Carter as well, since he closed down the embassy there in 1980 in...
  • Newt Gingrich as Rudy? New ad has underdog theme

    Newt Gingrich as Rudy? New ad has underdog theme
    One of the remarkable aspects of Newt Gingrich's surge in Iowa -- and nationally, for that matter -- is how he's done it on a shoestring budget and limited campaign infrastructure. But now, Gingrich is launching his first paid advertisment of the...
  • Newt plays nice

    Newt plays nice
    As Mitt Romney continues to struggle against conservative Republican complaints that his claim to be one of them is no more than an expedient makeover, the latest candidate to emerge as his principal rival for the party's presidential nomination is...
  • How Herman Cain's train went off the rails

    How Herman Cain's train went off the rails
    When you look at the calendar, the dizzying ride of the Cain Train basically lasted just over two months. It only felt much, much longer. Herman Cain bolted into the national political conversation with his surprising win at a straw poll among Florida's...
  • Goldberg: Gingrich the compassionate

    Goldberg: Gingrich the compassionate
    Newt Gingrich wants to pay poor kids to clean toilets. And all of the right people are horrified. The Nation says Gingrich is running on "a platform that seems to have been written by the unreformed Ebenezer Scrooge." The editors of the Newark Star-...
  • Mitt Romney to make first Sunday show visit in 2 years -- on Fox

    Mitt Romney to make first Sunday show visit in 2 years -- on Fox
    In an acknowledgment of his tightening race with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney will appear on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace this month, the network announced, his first Sunday show appearance in two years.   For much of this...
  • Mitt Romney latest GOP hopeful to pass on Donald Trump debate

    Mitt Romney latest GOP hopeful to pass on Donald Trump debate
    The Donald Trump-moderated debate planned for Iowa at month's end may be missing one key ingredient: candidates. Mitt Romney on Tuesday added his name to the list of Republican presidential hopefuls who are deciding against sharing a stage with the brash...
  • In today's GOP, Social Darwinism reborn

    In today's GOP, Social Darwinism reborn
    Listen carefully to the Republican debates and you get a view of the kind of society many Republicans seek. The last time we had it was in the Gilded Age of the late 19th century. It was an era when the nation was mesmerized by the doctrine of free...
  • What do Christian conservatives see in Newt Gingrich?

    It amazes me that right-wing Christian Republicans would vote for Newt Gingrich. We just had Herman Cain remove himself from the 2012 presidential campaign for simply being accused of adultery. Gingrich admitted to committing adultery, more than once, yet...
  • If you think the GOP primary is a circus, remember the Democrats in 2008

    I find Steven P. Grossman's commentary amusing ("GOP presidential field outdoes itself," Nov. 6). Mr. Grossman takes great delight in mocking the field of Republican presidential nominees. That's not the amusing part. The fun part is looking at the...