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Column: Nancy Pelosi in denial

November 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — There are five 2014 House races still to be decided before we can answer a question of historical interest:
Was this the worst election for House Democrats since 1928? Or merely their worst since 1946?
Either way, the results do not …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Obama’s big immigration error

November 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Back in July, when President Obama was deciding whether to take executive action on immigration before the midterm elections, I got into one of those cable-news debates that offer the president unsolicited advice from the unqualified.
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Column: The poster child for a broken Washington

October 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — If you were to seek out a poster child for all that is broken in Washington, you could find no better candidate than the Federal Election Commission.
The agency that oversees our campaign-finance system, by law led by three Democratic…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: The poster child for a broken Washington

October 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — If you were to seek out a poster child for all that is broken in Washington, you could find no better candidate than the Federal Election Commission.
The agency that oversees our campaign-finance system, by law led by three Democratic…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: The peacemaker goes to war

September 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — This is how a Nobel Peace Prize laureate goes to war.
He smiles warmly at the members of the U.N. General Assembly. He mentions his grandmother’s village in Kenya and notes that “Islam teaches peace.” He admits his country’s o…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: The peacemaker goes to war

September 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — This is how a Nobel Peace Prize laureate goes to war.
He smiles warmly at the members of the U.N. General Assembly. He mentions his grandmother’s village in Kenya and notes that “Islam teaches peace.” He admits his country’s o…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: The CIA’s lack of transparency

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — If the CIA spends half as much energy finding terrorists as it has spent fighting Congress, we should feel very safe.
The spooks, taking a break from the mundane work of protecting the nation, have lately been turning their spycraft a…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Caught between a Rolex and a hard place

August 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

RICHMOND, Va. — There is a prominent flaw in the legal strategy of Bob McDonnell: Even if the disgraced former Virginia governor wins in court, he loses.
In December, during McDonnell’s final days in office, prosecutors offered him a deal that w…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: In Arkansas, a military record is no magic bullet

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Pryor, the embattled Democratic incumbent in Arkansas, made a serious gaffe in March when he questioned Republican opponent Tom Cotton’s reliance on military service as a campaign theme.
While praising the congressman for …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: In Arkansas, a military record is no magic bullet

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Pryor, the embattled Democratic incumbent in Arkansas, made a serious gaffe in March when he questioned Republican opponent Tom Cotton’s reliance on military service as a campaign theme.
While praising the congressman for …continue reading on dglobe.com