WASHINGTON — If Americans want to continue the Iraq war, then Sen. John McCain — the apparent Republican presidential candidate and relentless hawk — is their man.
The Reagan administration had its pragmatists and its so-called ideologues. It had James Baker as well as Ed Meese.
Wow. What a year 2008 is going to be. Fasten your seat belts! We’ve already made history. In the first week of 2008, the stock market fell as a percentage of the total by more than any year since 1932. That’s since the depths of the Great Depression. And it […]
SALEM, N.H. — Both Barack Obama and John McCain attract independents. Both have a candor that appeals to voters and media-types alike. Both ask their audiences to serve a cause greater than self-interest. Both offer a politics that is grand and inspiring.
On Sunday, The New York Times published a highly informative chart laying out the positions of the presidential candidates on major issues. It was, I’d argue, a useful reality check for those who believe that the next president can somehow usher in a new era of bipartisan cooperation.
Rochester, N.H. — About six months ago, I was having lunch with a political consultant and we were having a smart-alecky conversation about the presidential race. All of sudden, my friend interrupted the flow of gossip and said: “You know, there’s really only one great man running for president this […]
WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate John McCain is adamantly against the use of torture in interrogating terrorist suspects, but some of his Republican rivals seem to think it’s okay to stop just short of it.
To no fault of his own, John Edwards morphed into the “Breck Girl” in 2004 during his nearly successful drive to get the Democratic presidential nomination. The sliming of Edwards started when an anonymous Republican source telegraphed to The New York Times how the Party planned to attack the surging […]
WASHINGTON — President Bush may rue the day when he declared Iraq the “central front in the war on terrorism” after running out of all his other official rationales for the unprovoked invasion of that Persian Gulf country.