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The politics of clout: Where’s the bourbon and branch water?

By Ken Feltman A jackass can kick a barn down but it can’t build anything. Speaker Sam Rayburn (D-Texas) Late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen (R-Ill.) once remarked that “the real citadel of strength of any community is in the … Continue reading

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Mulligans are for golf, not for political talking-heads: A defense of Hilary Rosen

By Ken Feltman If she had it to do over, Hilary Rosen could choose slightly different words and avoid the firestorm of criticism that followed her remarks about Ann Romney. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus suggests that Rosen’s error was … Continue reading

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Nun-power forces President Obama to retreat

By Ken Feltman Chicago is a place where many people – not just Roman Catholics – refer to wards and electoral districts by Roman Catholic parish names, not numbers. Amazing as it seems, a president from Chicago violated one of … Continue reading

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Media Missed Santorum Surge Again

By Mark Rhoads For the second time since January 1, the mainstream media completely missed a surge by Rick Santorum last night. Three states is one night is not nothing especially when Mitt Romney carried Colorado in 2008 with a … Continue reading

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Can Texas be exported to the United States?

If you done it, it ain’t bragging. – Walt Whitman By Ken Feltman Maybe whether it is bragging depends on where you have done it. William Scranton was born to privilege and power. He was a Scranton of the Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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