| Dec 29, 2011
A year ago, soon after the Tunisian uprising, I demonstrated my powers of prediction in a column about the democracy movement in the Arab world. The revolution in Tunisia, I wrote, "arose from local circumstances that don't foretell what will happen...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:53 AM
Rick Santorum is wearing attacks from Mitt Romney as a badge of honor.
His campaign didn't respond at first in a Washington Post blog Monday morning about Romney shifting his attacks from Newt Gingrich to Santorum in recent days, but a few hours later...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 1:55 PM
The Romney campaign's broadening of its attack this week to include Rick Santorum reflects some of the uncertainty surrounding votes Tuesday in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri -- the first multi-state election day of the campaign.
In the trio of low-...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 8:21 AM
The buzz in presidential politics is all about Rick Santorum and his expected strong showing in the three states voting in the Republican primary today, which could at the least give Santorum reason to keep holding on to his White House dreams.
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:38 PM
Rick Santorum scored another victory Tuesday night in Minnesota's caucuses, fueling the former Pennsylvania senator's case that he is the leading conservative alternative to Mitt Romney in the GOP race.
In 2008, when it was a "Super Tuesday" state,...
| Feb 9, 2012
This was the week Mitt Romney should have sealed the Republican presidential nomination. He was expected to win Tuesday's caucuses in Colorado, to win or tie in Minnesota and to do credibly well in Missouri. Instead, the former Massachusetts governor...
| Feb 16, 2012
When this year's presidential campaign began, Rick Santorum looked like a fringe candidate, consigned permanently to the outside edge of an overcrowded debate stage. But as earlier conservative front-runners sputtered, Santorum plugged away, sticking...
| Feb 23, 2012
It sometimes feels as if the struggle for the Republican presidential nomination has been going on forever, but if you measure the campaign by the number of delegates chosen so far, we're only about 10% done.
Much has been made about how the outcome is...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 3:00 AM
That catchy little tune from "The King and I" that trumpets the virtues of "getting to know you, getting to know all about you" hasn't seemed to work out too well for the Republican Partythis year. Even after 20 or more televised debates among its...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 9:44 PM
The $70 million raised this summer by President Obama enabled his campaign to increase its staff and spend heavily, reaching out to voters by mail, phone and online, according to campaign finance records filed with the Federal Election Commission....
| Nov 1, 2011
Looking back on the events of 2011, who do you think has more regrets for his bad decisions, Hosni Mubarak or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty?
I guess you have to give it to Mubarak. After all, the guy gave up a cushy gig ruling Egypt just so he could...