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2012 Republican National Convention

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  • Clint Eastwood and wife Dina have separated after 17 years

    Clint Eastwood and wife Dina have separated after 17 years
    Clint Eastwood and Dina, his wife of 17 years, have separated, she confirmed in a report Thursday. They've actually been living apart for a while but remain close, Dina Eastwood, 48, told Us Weekly, which first reported the news. Clint Eastwood's...
  • American exceptionalism: We think we're special. Is that so wrong?

    President Obama, Tuesday night in the East Room: "Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong. But when, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death, and thereby make our own...
  • You gotta have hope

    "You gotta have hope; mustn't sit around and mope." -- "Damn Yankees" Sitting in the room at the Jack Kemp Leadership Award dinner last week, listening to Senator Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, and Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican and of late the...
  • Is sleep deprivation the reason the Romney campaign is blowing it?

    "Saturday Night Live" opened its new season with a sketch in which President Obama acknowledges that "things aren't great, the economy's in the tank" and "the job market is horrible," but says he's not worried because his campaign has a "secret weapon" to...
  • Why on earth are we still in Afghanistan?

    In the last month, the United States has hit three milestones in the war in Afghanistan. In late September, the 33,000 additional soldiers that President Obama ordered to Afghanistan in late 2009 came home, leaving 68,000 troops in the country as part of...
  • The Bush library and the willing suspension of disbelief

    The Bush library and the willing suspension of disbelief
    To nobody's surprise, all four living former presidents were on their best behavior last week at the dedication of the library and museum named for the latest of them, George W. Bush, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The honoree's father,...
  • If you say it, they will come

    Typically, I don't write about politics. There's no doubt that questions of right and wrong behavior abound when it comes to the behavior of some elected officials. One reason for my hesitation is that the minute a question is raised about the behavior of...
  • Rep. Roskam faces ethics probe

    Rep. Roskam faces ethics probe
    WASHINGTON — A trip to Taiwan that Rep. Peter Roskam took with his wife in 2011 has been referred to the House ethics committee at the urging of an outside panel that found he may have violated House rules and federal law in accepting the $25,000-...
  • American Crossroads launches $2.1 mill anti-Obama ad buy

     
    Folks, get ready for a barrage of ads praising Mitt Romney and slamming Barack Obama. The super-PACS on the Republican side are showing their muscle. Yesterday, Restore Our Future — the super-PAC associated with Romney — announced a $4 million...
  • A foe embrace or faux embrace, this is what hope looks like

     
    The image that will stay with me from the presidential campaign of 2012 is the shot above (by Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty) showing such unusual civility and good will it's hard to believe it wasn't Photoshopped — a picture of President......
  • Political commercials: Which were the worst?

     
    The 2012 election season gave us some of the most annoying political commercials that money can buy. In swing state Florida, we were subjected to them hour after hour, especially in the final days. Please tell me which ones you thought were the worst....