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It’s Got to Be Hard to Be Angela Merkel

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I love the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. One of my favorite scenes comes after Murray’s character, Phil Connors, turns over a new leaf and starts spreading kindness to the people of Gobbler’s Knob. While performing his daily list of good deeds, Connors realizes that he’s late for one of them. He sprints down…

Conservative Ugliness on Homosexuality

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Back in 2012, in the run-up to the November election, I decided it was time for me to get more politically active than I had been in the past. With the economic recovery a joke, the national debt and the size of government exploding, our relevance on the world stage dwindling, and a president who…

How Can Lanny Davis Look at Himself in the Mirror?

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I’ve come to realize over the years that in the world of politics, there will always be a steady supply of partisan hacks ready and willing to throw themselves on the proverbial sword for the party and the candidates they support. I’m not talking about ideologues who are reflexively defensive of their beliefs, or even…

Why the Small Stuff Will Matter With Scott Walker

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Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker has been getting a lot of attention lately. Much of it has been good, including his rising popularity in national polls, a close second-place finish in the CPAC straw poll last weekend, and taking first place in a recent Quinnipiac poll of Iowa caucus-goers. Some of the attention hasn’t…

Rudy Giuliani Throws GOP Into Tailspin; So Says Media

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When former New York mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani told a crowd earlier this week that he doesn’t believe President Obama loves the United States, the media response was strong. It was also warranted. Giuliani, after all, is a notable national figure. Though he’s retired from public service, he remains a distinguished presence and…