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Interpreting the Schedules in the Final Days

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What can we conclude by examining the campaign schedules of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama during these last, waning days of the 2012 election? There undoubtedly are some clues to be read there, but I would guess that the ancient Romans had more luck divining the future by examining the entrails of birds. We know…

Shoving Diversity in Your Face

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The National Basketball Association has just begun a new season, and according to league officials 75 percent of the 450 players on the 30 team rosters are black. That shouldn’t surprise anyone who follows  basketball. Black players have dominated the NBA for decades. While living in New York during the 1970s, I attended some Knicks…

Obama Singlehandedly Saves America from the Storm

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THE SCENE: A rural farmhouse. It is daytime, and a light drizzle is falling. There is a knock at the door. The farmer opens the door.) PRESIDENT OBAMA: I’m President Obama, and I’m here to help you. I have personally taken charge of all emergency activities as Hurricane Sandy approaches. It is important for me…

Suddenly, Romney Becomes the Best Bet

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About a week ago  I posted a column here entitled “Romney Isn’t There Yet,” in which I contended that as things then stood, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney seemed unlikely to win more than 248 of the 270 electoral votes required to take the presidency away from Barack Obama in the November 6 election. What…

A Poignant Consultation at an Abortion Clinic

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THE SCENE: An abortion clinic in a medium-sized city. THE PLAYERS: The clinic administrator, a pregnant woman and the clinic doctor. ADMINISTRATOR: Welcome to Planned Non-Parenthood, Mrs. Dummer, how can we help you? CLIENT: I read about the trendy, new gender-based abortions, which started in China. I wonder if you make them available here? I…

Romney Isn’t There Yet

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I wish I could be as optimistic as Dick Morris, the former Clinton aide turned GOP pundit. Morris believes that Mitt Romney has a strong chance to win the electoral votes of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, all of which voted decisively for President Obama in 2008. By my reckoning, if Romney can win either…

Obama Administration Hassles Author of Bin Laden Book

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The book “No Easy Day,” which was released about six weeks ago, ranks an impressive eighth among all the best-sellers on Amazon.com. The author, who uses the alias Mark Owen, was one of the Navy Seals who raided Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan last year and killed the Al-Qaeda leader. He wrote the book,…

Raddatz Should be Sued for Malpractice

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In the wake of the vice presidential debate Thursday night, I watched a gaggle of so-called journalists on network TV gibbering about the way Joe Biden “dominated” his GOP opposite number, Paul Ryan. Yes, the old screwball dominated the debate in the same sense that someone who pulls down his pants and takes a dump…