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March 20, 2008

The Folks Who Brought You Iraq By Joe Conason

"Well, that's history. That's the past. That's talking about what happened before. What we should be talking about is what we're going to do now."

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March 20, 2008

Was Bear Stearns the Sacrificial Lamb? By Larry Kudlow

Did Bear Stearns really need to go down in flames? It's a question that needs to be asked, and my answer is no.

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March 20, 2008

The Crapshoot of Presidential Politics By Larry Sabato

This week's detour into the murk of racial politics underlines that it's going to be a long, hard slog on the Democratic side.

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March 20, 2008

Divides Obama Doesn't Bridge By Froma Harrop

In distancing himself from the heated remarks of his pastor, Barack Obama did as well as anyone could do in his position. The problem is his position, which is having sat in the reverend's pews for 20 years without thinking to pick up and leave.

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March 20, 2008

Finance's "New Day" By Robert Novak

The Federal Reserve's unprecedented bailout of Bear Stearns was crafted not at the White House or Treasury, but in secret by a New York central banker whose name is unknown to Washington power brokers and was a Clinton administration presidential appointee.

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March 19, 2008

Pastor Wright: This Too Shall Pass by Dick Morris

Will the Gospel According to Jeremiah Wright sink the Obama candidacy? Not very likely.

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March 19, 2008

The Speech: by Susan Estrich

It was an eloquent and powerful speech. But Barack Obama's inspirational oratory left one fundamental question unanswered, at least for this white American -- although judging by the reactions I've been hearing on local radio, for many others, as well.

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March 19, 2008

Say Goodbye to the Glowbama Mystique By Michelle Malkin

Barack Obama -- the self-anointed soul-fixing, nation-healing political Messiah -- has lost his glow. That is the takeaway from the beleaguered Democratic presidential candidate's "major" speech in Philadelphia yesterday.

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March 18, 2008

The Hooker Next Door: by Froma Harrop

The tale of the 22-year-old prostitute frequented by former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer dredges up an awkward memory. I once shared an apartment -- it now amazes me to say -- with a call girl who brought her johns home.

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March 17, 2008

Democratic Racial Divide: by Robert D. Novak

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Geraldine Ferraro often has seemed puzzled during nearly 24 years since she was thrust from obscurity as a congresswoman from Queens to become the first woman nominated for vice president of the United States.

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March 15, 2008

The Importance of Fallon's Fall: By Michael Barone

The abrupt resignation of Adm. William Fallon as the head of Central Command almost got lost amid the breaking news of Barack Obama's victory in the Mississippi primary and Eliot Spitzer's resignation as governor of New York.

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March 15, 2008

Hillary Sends Ferraro After the Race Card: By Dick Morris

Geraldine Ferraro, a pioneer and trailblazer in American history, has done more to ruin a sterling reputation in the past few days than anybody but Eliot Spitzer.

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March 15, 2008

Governor Bloomberg? By Robert D. Novak

The disgraced Eliot Spitzer had hardly resigned as governor of New York when Republican strategists began calculating a return to power in Albany via New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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March 14, 2008

McCain Addendum: Are Stay-at-Home Conservatives a Threat to John McCain? By Alan I. Abramowitz

Several alert readers of last week's Crystal Ball article have contacted me in the past week to question my claim that the greatest threat to Republican unity in 2008 comes from moderates, not conservatives.

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March 14, 2008

The Democratic Dogfight: By Larry Sabato

When 2008 began, it was impossible to find a nonpartisan analyst who did not project a big year for the Democrats. George W. Bush barely scaled 30 percent in the polls, the Iraq War was deeply unpopular and the economy was weakening.

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March 14, 2008

The White Elephant in the Room: By Susan Estrich

Would Barack Obama be where he is if he weren't black? Would Hillary Clinton be where she is if she weren't a woman? Would Geraldine Ferraro be where she is if her name had been Gerald?

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March 14, 2008

Super Delegates Lining Up for Barack Obama: By Dick Morris

A funny thing is happening. While Hillary and Bill appeal to super delegates to override the will of the voters and back Hillary, the super delegates are doing just the opposite.

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March 13, 2008

A Virtual Tie: Clinton, Obama Divide the Democratic Primary Vote: By Rhodes Cook

As the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama approach the ides of March, they are virtually tied in the Democratic primary vote count.

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March 13, 2008

At Least Admire Spitzer for His Foes: by Froma Harrop

A few good words for Eliot Spitzer. The resigned New York governor could be brutish, vindictive and, when it comes to sexual rectitude, a grand hypocrite. But in going after the depredations of Wall Street, subprime lenders and corporate looters, he was a rare crusader.

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March 13, 2008

W.'s Gun Battle: by Robert Novak

Preparing to hear oral arguments Tuesday on the extent of gun rights guaranteed by the Constitution's Second Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court has before it a brief signed by Vice President Cheney opposing the Bush administration's stance