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[31 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Most of the political news this opening weekend of the London Olympics was taken up with Mitt Romney’s disastrous gaffes on the first leg of an overseas trip designed to give needed foreign policy credibility. I won’t reiterate them, because if you haven’t heard them by now you probably don’t have a pulse.

 
Will even restrain from repeating his juiciest campaign bloopers, because you’ll see them again and again in Democratic commercials.
At least the man didn’t bring gifts of ham and cheese sandwiches to Israel on the second leg of his …

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[31 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

For both the Republicans and Democrats, the outcome of the 2012 presidential election will be either a win-lose or a lose-win situation. There will be no win-win.

 
Whichever party wins the White House in 2012 will suffer electoral retribution in 2014, and lose the presidency in 2016. That’s because the economic, fiscal and international problems confronting America are so intractably insoluble that the president elected in 2012 is doomed to fail.
Throughout history, there have been so-called “realigning” elections. They occurs when the majority party so alienates the electorate that the opposition assumes longterm dominance. That …

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Mona Charen

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Salon reports:as heinous as the Colorado shooting was, viewed on its own it is worth noting that in terms of scale it pales in comparison to the near-industrial-level killing that regularly ravages much of inner-city America; in particular the city of …

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Carol Marin in The Chicago Sun-Times explains the Chicago Way:former federal prosecutor Joseph Ferguson, who just this week went public with his attempt to audit the city’s costly workers compensation and duty-disability programs.Workers comp is the …

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[30 Jul 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

Cook County politicians are better experts than farmers when it comes to chicken poop.
Right now, a whole lot of them are stepping into it.
It started when Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told The Baptist Press he believed in the traditional definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman.
He didn’t say he was anti-gay. He didn’t say his company discriminated against gays, either as customers or employees.
All he gave was his personal opinion, a belief that has been the norm for thousands of years of Judeo-Christian civilization.
That’s when the …