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  • Take your Mitts off, Governor Romney

    Take your Mitts off, Governor Romney
    There are just a few short weeks until the presidential election and most polls show a tight race nationally. While the mainstream news media is declaring President Obama significantly ahead in swing state polls, some analysts like Dick Morris of Fox News...
  • PASSINGS: John Hospers

    PASSINGS: John Hospers
    JOHN HOSPERS 1st Libertarian presidential candidate John Hospers, 93, a USC philosophy professor who became the Libertarian Party's first presidential nominee and received one electoral vote in the 1972 election won by Richard Nixon in a landslide, died...
  • George Washington, in war and peace

    George Washington, in war and peace
    Washington A Life Ron Chernow Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40 On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
  • Breaking: Wisconsin Considering PA-Style Electoral Vote Split.

     
    From Slate's Dave Weigel: "Prepare to be shocked. In Wisconsin, Republican Rep. Dan LeMahieu is asking his colleagues to sign onto a bill that would change the state's method of picking electoral college electors -- a plan identical to the......
  • Philly Lawmaker: I'll Sue To Stop GOP Electoral College Plan.

     
    Philly Area-Rep. Brendan Boyle ... ... was in the East Wing Media Center this morning, where he threatened to sue in federal court to stop the Electoral College rejiggering plan sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi. If it, y'know,......
  • It's so, Joe: You've got to go

     
    I'm not saying I think President Barack Obama will ask Vice President Joe Biden to step aside and ask Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to take his place on the 2012 ticket. I'm not even saying I'm aware of......
  • ASK IRA: Have big-market owners been rendered impotent?

     
    Q: Could the large-market (successful) owners that want to have a season secede from the NBA and start their own league? They already have stadium deals and could easily get another television deal. This would give us a league with fewer teams and...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Electoral College Bill Off Til Spring?

     
    Those hard-won lessons of parenthood are applicable this morning with the news that Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware, intends to wait until spring before moving the controversial Electoral College bill that caused Democrats, as well as...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Reapportionment Commission Meets Again Today.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Generally speaking, on the day before Thanksgiving we don't like to engage in intellectual activity much more rigorous than mixing up our Italian Great Uncle Giovanni Paolo Not Silvio Burlusconi's Capitol Ideas'...
  • Rhubarb Patch: Swirls and Eddies in GOP primary crosscurrents

     
    Today, veteran political strategist and former executive director of the Illinois Republican Party Christine Dudley (right) joins me for an e-mail back and forth about the race for the presidency. To: Christine From: Eric Three months ago, I saw no......
  • The electoral college ain’t broke

     
    Got an email this week from the good folks at Common Cause, calling for the Electoral College to be “fixed.” (This is the same meaning of “fixed” as what the vet did to Fido.) Common Cause is among a coalition of civic groups &#...