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The False Modesty of ‘Nerds’

Washington is full of nerds. I know. I speak nerd — not fluently, mind you, at least not anymore. But I certainly know more than a few phrases memorized from a Berlitz nerd-to-English phrase book. I can talk Dungeons & Dragons (both D&D a…

My Papers? No, Thank You

With the Supreme Court taking up Arizona’s “show me your papers” immigration law, we’re once again thrust into a useful debate over the role of the government and the obligations of the citizen — and non-citizen. Rather th…

Corzine: Obama’s Tainted Bundler

Jon Corzine left Goldman Sachs with a net worth far exceeding even that of Mitt Romney today. Many accounts of his tenure at Goldman suggest he “failed up” the corporate ladder.
Pushed out of Goldman in a power struggle (sparked in part by …

Manufactured ‘Mommy War’?

It’s going to be bait and switch for as far as the eye can see.
That’s how it looks now that the smoke has cleared after the recent “Mommy War” skirmish over Democratic operative Hilary Rosen’s comment that mother of five …

Obama’s Problem? His Record

‘The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we are on, where a fewer and few…

Romney Should Play It Uncool

President Obama’s reelection largely hinges on his ability to play young voters for suckers — again — and whether Mitt Romney will let him.
In 2008, Obama won the youth vote by better than a 2–1 margin, 66 percent to 32 percent….

Free the Markets, Mr. Romney

In his Wisconsin victory speech last Tuesday, Mitt Romney said, “Washington has to become an ally of business, not the opposition of business.”
This to me is a more worrisome statement than his communications advisor’s gaffe about Etc…

Very Few of the Above

In his speech before the Newspapers Association of America/American Society of News Editors Wednesday, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney accused the president of changing positions to get reelected. 
For instance, Romney charged that &ld…