Author Archives: A Day at the Races

Reiding Between The Lines

His decision not to seek another Senate sent Washington into a tizzy last week, begging questions as to what prompted the surprise career choice and what it portends for control of the chamber beyond 2016. But enough about Indiana Sen. … Continue reading

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Better a Brown-In Or Brown-Out?

I have this op-ed in this morning’s Sacramento Bee about California Gov. Jerry Brown and the 2016 presidential campaign. Brown’s pretty much closed the book on what would be a fourth run for the White House. That includes this back-and-forth … Continue reading

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Kasich Closed — Or Open To A Run?

Ohio Gov. John Kasich popped into New Hampshire on Tuesday, meaning one of three things: 1) He wasn’t paying attention and drove straight past Stowe . . . 2) He’s trying to get a kid into Dartmouth . . . … Continue reading

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Cruz Missive

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has┬ámade it official: he’s running for president. That’s two Republicans now in the hunt for the nomination (surely you’ve heard of Mark Everson). And there’ll be more to come in the weeks ahead, as candidates look … Continue reading

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The Headache Factor

The New York Times celebrated St Patrick’s Day not with a wearin’ of the green, but instead a wary look at the long shots in the Republican presidential field. Chief among “The Grey Lady’s” concerns: what it dubs “the Ben … Continue reading

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The GOP’s Fight Club

Sometimes, late-night television writers have to scrounge for material. Other times, comedy falls right in their laps. For example: news reports that a 68-year-old Mitt Romney plans to climb into the ring with former boxing champ Evander Holyfield. It’s part … Continue reading

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The Ides Have It

It’s the Ides of March, which leads us in one of two directions: 1) Watching the so-so 2011┬ápolitical thriller of the same name, featuring George Clooney and Ryan Gosling (why does fictional politics — Ides of March, House of Cards, … Continue reading

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