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  • Why diminish the vice presidency?

    Given the way Mitt Romney gushed when he introduced Paul Ryan as his VP pick, you'd think he'd not just found his running mate, but his soul mate as well. And what exactly did Romney see in Ryan that made him realize he was The One? Romney liked Ryan for...
  • Social Insecurity

    With the election year officially in high gear, here are some thoughts on the nation's safety net from some of the current and former candidates: -- "We should find a bipartisan solution to strengthen Social Security for future generations." -- President...
  • Floating conservatives

    STAVANGER, Norway -- The several hundred conservatives on the National Review's summer cruise, which I was asked to attend as a speaker, are united in what they don't like about the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, but divided on the best...
  • Calls for a Democratic Obama challenger, while based in history, seem ill-advised

    PARIS -- A week ago, in the Providence Journal newspaper (in Rhode Island), the publisher of Harper's Magazine, John R. MacArthur, wrote that President Barack Obama, through expedient political compromises, has lost the moral authority that an American...
  • Election will decide which new wars will be waged

    PARIS -- Now that America's primary elections have eliminated the more implausible contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, it is possible to take a clearer look at what the electorate will be up against when the conventions are over next...
  • RNC power grab

    WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, in an ambitious effort to direct a party makeover in wake of its defeat last November, has targeted the next presidential cycle's debates and primaries. A new party entity called the...
  • Political silly season

    WASHINGTON -- With Congress in the doldrums of summer recess, our town has inevitably sunk to the game of making political mountains out of molehills. The latest example is disclosure that the campaign manager of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • Fox News Shakes Up its Long-Stable Program Lineup

    Fox News Channel has long burnished slogans such as "Fair and Balanced" and "We Report, You Decide." But it may just as well have used this old chestnut: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." For years, the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-newser has...
  • Md. GOP considering open primary

    Md. GOP considering open primary
    The Maryland Republican Party is weighing whether to open its primary elections to independent voters, a plan some envision delivering statewide victories that have largely eluded the party. A contingent frustrated with consistent Republicans losses...
  • Rand Paul seeking plaintiffs, funds for suit against NSA

    Sen. Rand Paul is recruiting plaintiffs – and seeking donations – for a class-action lawsuit against the National Security Agency. “Dear Patriot,” the Kentucky Republican wrote Thursday in an e-mail to supporters. “I’...
  • Craig launches GOP bid for governor

    Craig launches GOP bid for governor
    Harford County Executive David R. Craig has launched his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor in 2014, betting that he can overcome the suspicions of the far right of his party and the Democrats' 2-1 voter registration advantage in...