Sex, drugs, and legendary laxity

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It's understandable that relatively scant attention is being paid this week to the latest scathing report about the Minerals Management... Read more

South Carolina and the social ramble

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The weather is hot and tempers are short - John McCain: "Complete the dang fence!" Barack Obama: "Plug the damn hole!"... Read more

A perverse game of peekaboo

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This is getting farcical. Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania's Democratic senatorial candidate, continues to say that the Obama White House sought... Read more

Senate Democrats and the national mosaic

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My Sunday print column, updated and expanded: T. J. Rooney's top priority last Wednesday was to get with the program. He dutifully did... Read more

Oops, they did it again

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Oops, he did it again. Here's tea-party hero Rand Paul, in a newly-unearthed letter to a Kentucky newspaper, telling us that it's perfectly... Read more

The fighting public sphere

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Briefly today, I want to note the downfall this week of another incumbent. That would be Campbell Brown, the 8 p.m. host on CNN. Judging... Read more

Dutch Cleanser, and other election prizes

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To cope with all the copious political news, let's tally up the prizes. TV Ad of the Year (so far): Joe Sestak's 30-second demolition... Read more

"When I served in Vietnam...."

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I had planned to preview some of the marquee elections on tap for today; aside from the Specter-Sestak Senate smackdown, we have the special... Read more