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CNN Column: Democrats, have no fear! There’s history to be made

CNN Column: Democrats, have no fear! There’s history to be made

No matter who it is, the 2016 Democratic nominee for president would make history if elected. Sure, Hillary Clinton’s hypothetical inauguration gets all the glory for the mere possibility that she might be the first woman to crack the...

 

Column: Fiorina’s Debate & Ellspermann’s Heavy Hand

Column: Fiorina’s Debate & Ellspermann’s Heavy Hand

When you can’t follow the rules, change the rules. That was the strategy of Carly Fiorina’s campaign as it struggled to cope with the reality that she might fall short of a spot on the main stage of the second Republican presidential debate....

 

Column: Crowded GOP presidential ring shaping into battle royal

Column: Crowded GOP presidential ring shaping into battle royal

In these pages last December, I implored those wanting to be president to just, you know, run for president. Speculation at the time was that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio would defer to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush if the latter got in the race....

 

Column: Politicians must take Millennials seriously

Column: Politicians must take Millennials seriously

The U.S. House Republican Policy Committee, under the direction of Indiana congressman Luke Messer, recently held a hearing titled “Millennials and the GOP: Learning from America’s Emerging Leaders to Shape Tomorrow’s Republican Agenda.” The...

 

Column: It all boils down to who can you trust?

Column: It all boils down to who can you trust?

When Jack Nicholson’s Joker joyfully exclaimed, “It’s time for ‘Who do you trust?’” in the 1991 film “Batman,” he was asking Gotham City to make a choice between him, a man looking to inflict pain and chaos on his fellow...

 

Column: GOP vision must look beyond Obama

Column: GOP vision must look beyond Obama

Our nation’s problems are bigger than Barack Obama. Therefore, Republicans, and our nation, have to move on from Obama before Obama moves on to his post-presidential life. Republicans need to come to the realization that Obama won’t be here...

 

Column: I’m glad I got to know Dan Coats

Column: I’m glad I got to know Dan Coats

With U.S. Sen. Dan Coats’ announcement last week that he won’t seek re-election, my mind immediately went to the days we spent on the road together in 2010. I was struggling to find a job for over a year, caught between a bad economy...

 

Column: And the Oscar for politics goes to…

Column: And the Oscar for politics goes to…

Democrats have been politically astute in brewing populist outrage over America’s pay gap. And now Republicans have joined the chorus, too. However important it is to discuss an indisputable fact that there is a growing schism between the...

 

Column: You said I could pick any metric

Column: You said I could pick any metric

“Pick any metric you want,” implored President Barack Obama in his final weekly radio address of 2014. “America’s resurgence is real.” So why not oblige his request — he is the president of the United States after...

 

Column: Indiana isn’t likely to vote for Clinton

Column: Indiana isn’t likely to vote for Clinton

Can Hillary Clinton win Indiana in 2016? Mitch Stewart thinks so. Stewart, the battleground state director for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, recently floated the idea that Indiana, among four other states, could end up in Clinton’s...

 
 
 
 
 
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