Pundits Blog

NSA spying out of control

In my latest column, I criticized Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for flipping and flopping on national security policy and moving between...

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ObamaCare: What was all the fuss about?

Can you imagine such a headline in November 2014?

All that after hundreds of millions in Koch brothers' negative ads, over 50 votes in the Republican-led House to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act and Republican candidates from coast to...

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Dems should look to Jim Webb in 2016

If former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) has been suddenly swept away by a toxic conservative tide, can former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton be far behind? The Tea Party is gone as well, leaving a few stalwart governors still standing in the...

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Money and politics

Things go around and come around, an old saying goes. So it is with a meeting I'll never forget, and one that resonates in the wake of recent Supreme Court decisions. It occurred decades ago when I was on the Common Cause board of directors in...

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Twilight of the Bush dynasty: Perry or Petraeus in 2016

The Bushes are all on the surface nice people. Jeb in particular, and while other candidates are brandishing their Glocks and challenging Russian President Vladimir Putin to arm wrestling, Jeb, the former Republican governor of Florida, lowers...

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We need a constitutional amendment on regulating campaigns

After 30 years as a political consultant, after working in the Senate and running a PAC, after working on hundreds of campaigns, I have come to the hard and difficult conclusion that America needs a constitutional amendment to state simply and...

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Putin and Netanyahu on the brink

Russia has close to 40,000 troops massed near its border with Ukraine, has sent goon squads into Ukraine to stir up instability and create false pretexts for attacking and is now trying to drive Ukraine into bankruptcy. Meanwhile, the Middle East...

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