• Six reasons Trump is still better than Clinton

    Six reasons Trump is still better than Clinton

    I spent Friday's radio show explaining to incredulous guests that of course I'd support Donald Trump if he is the GOP nominee. “But after he just insulted you and your radio show in front of 15 million people?” came the question. When I reminded Trump at Thursday's debate that it…

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  • Some advice for the candidates

    My last bit of ghost-writing for a candidate was in 2012, and though my career as a secret scribbler stretches back to Richard Nixon's The Real War in 1980, I'm pledged to neutrality this year until the GOP has a nominee. Then I'd be pleased, for free, to work on…

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  • Get ready for a long slog to the GOP nomination

    When then Vice President Aaron Burr shot and killed potential future president and key Revolutionary figure Alexander Hamilton in a duel, the careers of both men were over. Now another “big guy” New Yorker — as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush referred to Donald Trump on Sunday's “Meet the Press”…

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  • Why I’m putting away my political crystal ball

    Prognostications are part of a political pundit's job description. If you bat a Ted Williams-level .400 over your career that's commentator Hall of Fame stuff. But mostly we all get most of the calls wrong. There are just too many moving parts in politics, including even the weather, as when…

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  • Follow W’s lead, Mr. President

    The New York Times' Saturday story on the details of Wednesday's terrorist attack contained a remarkable paragraph buried deep in the report: In a Dallas suburb, about a dozen protesters congregated outside the Islamic Center of Irving last month, some covering their faces with bandannas and carrying hunting rifles, tactical…

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  • No hearings. No votes

    Lame duck presidents don't get to make successful nominations for lifetime appointments in an election year. Not in 2016. Not for the past 80 years. It is that simple. And it doesn't matter who the president nominates — even if lightning struck and he nominated an originalist in the mold…

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  • Less Is More (Where GOP Candidates Are Concerned)

    By Brian Fahy & Garrett Fahy Let the winnowing begin. The day after Donald Trump dominated the New Hampshire primary by taking 35% of the vote and ten delegates, New Jersey governor and former federal prosecutor Chris Christie and former Hewlett Packard chief Carly Fiorina dropped out. Given their poor…

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