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John McCain, the Accessible Underdog of 2000, Has Been Replaced by John McCain, the Slimy Attack Dog of 2008

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In the dog days of August, neither presidential campaign has distinguished itself with positive or useful information for voters. But it is especially sad to see GOP Sen. John McCain forget what made him such a popular figure in the 2000 race.

McCain's television ads have been disingenuous and ...

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McCain, John
2008 presidential election
campaigns

Gun Control Update: Maryland Teen Stockpiling Guns and the Plans for Bush's Motorcade Route

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For those folks who railed against my stand on gun control (and yes, I read even the insulting ones), there's another sad chapter to this story.

In the Maryland suburbs of Washington, an 18-year-old was found this week with an arsenal of weapons in his basement, along with papers on making bombs and ...

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weapons
Bush, George W.
gun control and gun rights
Maryland

Appreciating Bob Novak

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Bob Novak is a friend of mine and has been for decades. I make no apology for it.

The liberal readers of this blog may be surprised or even angered to read that the Prince of Darkness and I are friends. That's the way it is.

Even younger journalists have expressed astonishment when they hear that the ...

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Novak, Robert

The Incredible Shrinking Democratic and Republican Conventions

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Suppose there were political conventions and the media were nowhere to be found. It may look like that in Denver and the Twin Cities late this summer.

Severe cutbacks and buyouts at newspapers, large and small, and similar budget woes at the networks are forcing media organizations to scale back ...

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politics
Democratic National Convention
Democratic Party
Republican Party
2008 presidential election
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