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Republicans’ strategy unfolds with Ryan on ticket

Friday, August 24, 2012

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Less than three months to go, and who’s gonna win? Right now, I’d bet on Obama. He’s the incumbent, and a majority of Americans think that he’s an OK guy. That doesn’t mean that they’ll vote for him, though — it just means that Romney must first persuade a voting majority that the president doesn’t […]

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Election night – and where are the parties?

Monday, November 1, 2010

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One day to go, and the thoughts of political junkies turn to one thing: where are the parties? And no, I don’t mean political parties – I mean election-night bashes. By now, the elections are over. Your favorites have already won or lost, with perhaps one exception. In the U.S. Senate race, both the Bennet […]

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Commissioners get the job done

Friday, June 11, 2010

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For connoisseurs of political posturing, there was no better place to be than the June 8 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. Item 6 on the agenda, titled “Comments by Elected Officials” drew a crowd of eager elected officials. One by one they took their turn at the mike, ready to bloviate, pontificate and listen […]

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Good news, bad news from the caucuses

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Last night’s caucuses held a few surprises, to the delight of some. Good news for Republicans: it looks as if Scott McInnis made at least two good decisions, as his race for the Governor’s mansion gathers steam. After shelling out $467 to an “image consultant,” he shaved his 1980′s mustache and changed his hair color […]

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County commissioners “advise” on U.S. trade policy

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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Can there be anything more meaningless than the resolutions that local governments throughout our great land churn out on a daily basis?  Most of them are feel-good thank you notes to worthy citizens, non-profits, retiring employees, and fresh-faced schoolchildren.  Few of us object to such gestures (other than a certain curmudgeonly taxophobe who once served […]

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Brown wins, Dems in disarray

Thursday, January 21, 2010

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So what does Scott Brown’s victory in the Massachusetts Senate race mean? This morning at Starbucks, my pal Jack Mason who’s lived on this earth for almost as many years as have I, opined that Brown’s election “saved our country.” NPR’s Michael Feldman, who hosts the popular show “Wait, wait…don’t tell me!” took a different […]

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