• The House GOP Sounds Retreat (Or Should)

    Even The New York Times admits 2014 is a GOP year this morning. That could change of course –if Israel attacks Iran and the president strongly backs Israel (much as 1962′s election trends and results changed when the Cuban Missile Crisis came and went) or if one or more high…

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  • “More on Walt Disney” By Clark S. Judge

    The weekly column from Clark Judge: More on Walt DisneyBy Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute Usually my columns stand by themselves. This one is an exception. It is a follow-on to last week's, which concerned Meryl Streep's charge that Walt Disney…

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  • “Mitt”

    I wasn't going to watch Netflix's “Mitt,” assuming that like all campaign post-mortems it would serve the agendas of those who wrote or produced them, but my son urged me to so, and I have begun watching it. A third of the way through it –paused now after Mitt Romney…

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  • Winter-Spring Of 2016: Common Sense Envelops The GOP

    Winter-Spring Of 2016: Common Sense Envelops The GOP

    This week past, the Republican National Committee, ably led by Wisconsin's Reince Priebus, put into effect reforms of the presidential nominating process that greatly simplify and shorten the primary season and, when combined with the two others reforms that are coming –an early convention in June or early July, and…

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  • Joe Pantoliano – Rebecca Costa

    Joseph Peter “Joe” Pantoliano is an American film and television actor. He played the character of Ralph Cifaretto on The Sopranos, Bob Keane in La Bamba, Cypher in The Matrix, Guido “the Killer Pimp” in Risky Business, and Jennifer Tilly's violent mobster boyfriend, Caesar, in Bound. Beyond his impressive acting…

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  • Next GOP Nominee: Conservative Record, Moderate Tone

    Next GOP Nominee: Conservative Record, Moderate Tone

    With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enmeshed in scandal, the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination suddenly looks wide open. But before the GOP coalesces around a new front-runner, they need to drop dangerous delusions about what went wrong in 2008 and 2012. For Republicans, that means abandoning the…

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  • Five Papal Questions for Pres. Obama

    By Brian Fahy & Garrett Fahy The White House announced on Tuesday that President Obama will meet with Pope Francis on March 27 at the Vatican. This will be the first meeting between the president and the Pope, and it could not come at a more precipitous moment. Across the…

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  • The Gates Interview: The Executive Summary

    Robert Gates was in the news a lot when his memoir Duty first hit the stores. Then Hurricane Christie made land and the stunning nature of much of what Gates wrote lost center stage. I caught up with Gates just yesterday –publishers still haven't figured out that talk radio sells…

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