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The appearance of wrong-doing

By Richard Barry Aren't we special? Are all of those fat cats lining up to donate bigs bucks to politicians expecting nothing in return? Are we really supposed to believe their only interest is in supporting a candidate who happens to...Show More Summary

Bruce Jenner is a courageous idiot

By Michael J.W. Stickings There isn't much about the Kardashians and their bubble of cultural degradation and egomaniacal excess that I respect, but I do respect Bruce Jenner's decision, if one can even call it that, to come out as a...Show More Summary

War on the cheap leads to eternal war

By Frank Moraes As I say quite a lot, in many ways, I am a conservative. There are two kinds of conservatives in the world. Imagine you are trying to sleep and your next door neighbour is having a party. If you are the kind of conservative...Show More Summary

Okay, we have to take Rubio seriously

By Richard BarryEarlier I made a dismissive remark about Marco Rubio to the extent that I was having a difficult time imagining him as the GOP presidential nomininee. Instead, I think Jeb Bush the most likely winner although believeShow More Summary

Jeb Bush: The GOP's long-distance runner

By Richard K. Barry Amy Walter at the Cooke Political Report expresses what I believe is a rapidly forming consensus position on who will likely win the GOP presidential nomination. She writes: At the end of the day, when you put all the assets and liabilities on the table, it's hard to see anyone but Rubio, Bush or Walker as the ultimate nominee. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz courts gay voters. Seriously

By Richard Barry Earlier in the day I wrote about the consistent movement of Americans in the direction of embracing same-sex marriage and the likelihood that Republican presidential hopefuls will begin to understand that they will have...Show More Summary

The country is moving further and further away from the GOP

By Richard K. Barry A new Wasington Post-ABC News poll indicates that 6 in 10 Americans support same-sex marriage and also say that "individual states should not be allowed to define marriage as only between a man and a woman." The Post-ABC poll finds 61 percent of Americans support allowing gays to marry and 35 percent are opposed. Show More Summary

Grovelling for dollars on the campaign trail

By Richard K. Barry Maybe I'm too sensitive, but I find it very troubling that some in the media are referring to the spectacle of GOP presidential hopefuls auditioning in front of wealthy donors as things like the "Koch brothers primary"...Show More Summary

Dana Perino, self-righteous fool

By Richard K. Barry Dana Perino, White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, doesn't like Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). In fact, she has called him “poisonous.”“He’s an absolutely poisonous figure in Washington,...Show More Summary

Democrats should like their odds of retaking the Senate

By Richard K. Barry Doug Sosnik at Politico seems to be saying three related but distinct things in an article about who will hold a majority in the U.S. Senate after the 2016 election. The first is that whichever party wins the presidency...Show More Summary

The swift-boating of Hillary Clinton?

By Richard K. Barry We are now starting to hear about a new book by Peter Schweizer called “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.” It will be released MayShow More Summary

Note to Koch brothers: People sometimes believe you when you say things

By Richard K. BarryYesterday it was reported that the Koch brothers, those wild and crazy gazillionaires who like to make and break Republican politicians, had settled on Scott Walker as their choice for the GOP presidential nomination.It...Show More Summary

Was Hillary Clinton the "original Elizabeth Warren?"

By Richard K. Barry Will Hillary Clinton ever be left enough for the left? Well, no. But she's trying.As Amy Chozick at the New York Times writes: For anyone who wondered what kind of economic message Mrs. Clinton would deliver in her campaign, the first few days made it clear: She is embracing the ideas trumpeted by Ms. Show More Summary

The Kochs pick Walker

By Richard K. Barry Looks like we have a winner in the so-call "invisible primary" among Republican presidential hopefuls, which is, as the New York Times describes it, "a period where candidates crisscross the country seeking not the support of voters but the blessing of their party’s biggest donors and fund-raisers." The reason? Charles G. Show More Summary

Come on Lindsey Graham, put a little hate in your heart

By Richard K. BarryWhen did we get to the point that someone's political viability is understood in terms of how much they personally dislike their opponent? Lindsey Graham says his friendliness with the Clintons should not deter Republicans from considering him for the Republican presidential nomination.[...]Show More Summary

And the money kept rolling in (and out)

By Richard K. BarryI would be very happy if voters found a way to wake up and smell the corruption. Turning disgust with billionaire super-PAC benefactors into a platform that moves voters has been an elusive goal for activists seeking to curb the massive sums sloshing through campaigns. Show More Summary

Only in America...

By Richard K. Barry In a piece in the Weekly Standard today, Stephen F. Hayes discussed a recent speech by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivered in New Hampshire as part of his bid to secure the GOP presidential nomination. He’d been...Show More Summary

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Yet another Republican wants in

By Richard K. BarryIt must really gall some of the older political hands in Washington to see so many newbies run for the GOP presidential nomination. After all, press is currency in politics and with all the writing and talking about Cruz, Rubio, Paul, et. Show More Summary

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