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The End of China Envy?

China-envying New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman likes to muse about how wonderful it would be if the United States could be like China for a day.
The scandal engulfing former rising star Bo Xilai, the cashiered Communist Party boss of the city o…

John Edwards: Slimy, Not Criminal

A new CBS News poll found John Edwards has a 3 percent approval rating, in a survey with a 3-point margin of error. It is possible no one approves of the disgraced former politician.
He is now on trial for allegedly violating campaign-finance laws in a…

Conrad the Scrivener

Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota is the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. That means he’s the Democratic point man for the absolutely essential work of not coming up with a budget.
Conrad has occasionally gone wobbly. Sometimes he has s…

Fast Times at the GSA

Mitt Romney says he likes to fire people. If elected, can the General Services Administration be his first target?
A few (but not enough) heads have already rolled at the agency that threw itself an infamous Las Vegas conference that could have been pl…

Gender Hysteria

When Mitt Romney became the presumptive Republican nominee, he was also promoted to commanding general in the alleged “war on women.”
Democrats are nattering on about this phony war in a blatant bid to cement their advantage among women, pa…

The Social-Darwinist Smear

Social Darwinism isn’t what it used to be.
President Barack Obama lambasted the Paul Ryan budget as “thinly veiled social Darwinism” in a scorching budget speech last week. The charge displayed the same care as his contention that it …

When Redemption Is Real

For the first time in 34 years, Chuck Colson won’t be in a prison for Easter. The famous Watergate figure and Christian convert usually spends the day ministering to prisoners, but is recovering from surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.
C…

Meltdown with Keith Olbermann

There was only one way for the marriage between Keith Olbermann and Al Gore to end: in acrimony and, very likely, in court.
Olbermann, the former ESPN, Fox Sports Net, and MSNBC (twice) host, is now a former Current TV host. He is to the anchor desk wh…