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December, 2011


12/30/11 -
Primaries and Caucuses
12/28/11 - Why Iowa?
12/23/11 - Christmas 2011 - Six Words
12/21/11 - 65
12/19/11 - Tightening
12/16/11 - The Iraq Chronicles
12/16/11 - Final Pre-Iowa Debate
12/14/11 - Negative Ads
12/12/11 - Des Moines Des Bate
12/09/11 - Corzine. Democrat.
12/07/11 - Referendum
12/05/11 - Cain Cain't
12/02/11 - Newt: I Will Be the Nominee

November, 2011


11/30/11 -
Why the Column is Late
11/28/11 - Endorsements
11/24/11 - Thanksgiving 2011 - Destiny's Child
11/23/11 - Foreign Policy Debate II - Post-Game
11/22/11 - Foreign Policy Debate II - Pre-Game
11/21/11 - Super Committee = Fail
11/18/11 - Charlie McCarthy
11/16/11 - #OWS
11/14/11 - Newt? Newt!
11/11/11 - Ricky, Ricky, Ricky
11/09/11 - Calling All Ghostbusters
11/07/11 - A Capacity to Lead
11/04/11 - In God We Trust
11/02/11 - Cain-sian Politics

October, 2011


10/31/11 -
Measuring Iowa
10/28/11 - Friday Light Sights
10/26/11 - V-I Day
10/24/11 - Rules of Engagement
10/21/11 - Demonstrations, Riots, & Wars
10/19/11 - The Las Vegas Debate - Post-Game
10/18/11 - The Las Vegas Debate - Pre-Game
10/17/11 - The Money Chase
10/14/11 - Those Pesky Persians
10/12/11 - The Dartmouth Debate
10/10/11 - Perry, Paul & Romney
10/07/11 - Where's the Outrage?
10/05/11 - No Christie, No iPhone5 … Woe to Me
10/03/11 - An Economic War Cabinet

September, 2011


09/30/11 -
Subscription Drive 2011
09/28/11 - Chis Christie & Nothing But
09/26/11 - Raising Cain
09/23/11 - The Fox/Google Debate
09/21/11 - Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
09/19/11 - Bill Maher
09/16/11 - Trouble Rhymes with Carville
09/13/11 - The CNN/Tea Party Debate
09/09/11 - The Jobs Speech
09/08/11 - The Reagan Library Debate
09/07/11 - A Very Important Week
09/02/11 - Back to School - 2011

August, 2011


08/30/11 -
Perry Leads on All Fronts
08/26/11 - Irene Goodnight
08/23/11 - An Unpredictable Region
08/18/11 - Perry in the Spotlight
08/14/11 - Pawlenty Drops Out
08/14/11 - The Iowa Straw Poll
08/12/11 - The Ames Debate
08/09/11 - This is NOT a Good August Story
08/05/11 - Down Jones Industrial Average
08/02/11 - Who Won? Boehner.

July, 2011


07/29/11 -
The Myth of Bi-Partisan
07/27/11 - Tweet: 2B or Not 2B
07/25/11 - Wanted: A New Scorecard
07/22/11 - Lockouts
07/20/11 - Cut Someone Else
07/18/11 - A Surprising President
07/15/11 - We're Taking Advice from Whom?
07/13/11 - Mark Halperin was Right
07/11/11 - Step by Step
07/08/11 - Final Trip to the Final Frontier
07/06/11 - Minnesota Facts
07/01/11 - Daddy-in-Chief

June, 2011


06/27/11 -
Is Iowa Predictive?
06/24/11 - Afghanistan
06/22/11 - Helios is Angry
06/20/11 - Wars of Choice
06/17/11 - The Weiner Saga Ends
06/15/11 - Debts Unlimited
06/13/11 - The New Hampshire Debate
06/13/11 - #PalinMail
06/10/11 - Design Solution
06/08/11 - Bad Week for Dems
06/06/11 - All About Bean Sprouts
06/03/11 - Don't Root for Failure
06/01/11 - Bailin' on Palin

May, 2011


05/27/11 -
Memorial Day - 2011
05/25/11 - Apocalypse Now - or Never
05/23/11 - Israel, Indianapolis & Austin
05/20/11 - Newt! Newt! N --
05/18/11 - If Nominated I Will Not Run . . .
05/16/11 - Drill, Baby - No, Don't - Yes, Drill
05/13/11 - Still Unsettled
05/11/11 - Game On!
05/09/11 - Maybe it Wasn't a Mansion
05/06/11 - Bin Laden's Half-Life
05/04/11 - Meanwhile in Libya and Syria . . .
05/02a/11 - The Shot that Killed bin Laden
05/02/11 - Corn!

April, 2011


04/29/11 -
Birth Certificate
04/27/11 - What's Going to Happen?
04/25/11 - Hot Air About Gas Prices
04/22/11 - More Kinetic Military Action
04/20/11 - Don't Bother, They're Here
04/18/11 - Democracy? Democracy.
04/13/11 - I Late Really Better than Never?
04/11/11 - Barry in the Middle
04/08/11 - Klaatu Barada Nikto
04/06/11 - Orthodoxy
04/04/11 - Symmetry
04/01/11 - Opening Day - 2011

March, 2011



03/30/11 -
Wrong Speech at the Wrong Time
03/28/11 - Obama Blows a Call
03/25/11 - Kinetic Military Action
03/23/11 - The Fog of Libya
03/21/11 - Pals
03/18/11 - Radioactive Reporting
03/16/11 - I Get a Kick from Bahrain
03/14/11 - Paging Dr. Chu
03/11/11 - France is Leading the Way?
03/09/11 - Hard Guys to Love
03/07/11 - 54-40 or Fight
03/04/11 - And ... They're OFF!
03/02/11 - Wisconsin

February, 2011



02/28/11 -
Except February Which Stands Alone
02/25/11 - Ghostbusters
02/23/11 - Oil Shock
02/21/11 - Libya, oh Libya
02/18/11 - Don't Like It? Riot.
02/16/11 - The Digital Campaign
02/14/11 - Being Smart on the Budget
02/11/11 - Outside the Frame
02/09/11 - A Secular Egypt
02/07/11 - New Age of News Coverage
02/04/11 - Hiding Behind Egypt
02/02/11 - 1.6 Billion Muslims

January, 2011



01/31/11 -
Egypt
01/28/11 - Inside Baseball
01/26/11 - State of the Union - 2011
01/24/11 - Altered States ... of the Union
01/21/11 - Every Dollar has a Sponsor
01/19/11 - A Busy Week in Washington
01/17/11 - It's Just Lunch
01/12/11 - Please Read This
01/10/11 - The Good, the Bad, and ...
01/07/11 - Pelosi for Speaker!
01/05/11 - How a Bill Really Becomes Law
01/03/11 - We the People


December, 2010



12/31/10 -
2010: A Pretty Good Year
12/29/10 - Writers and Authors
12/27/10 - Making Fun of Pelosi
12/22/10 - 308,745,538
12/20/10 - Will You Still Need Me?
12/17/10 - Teddy Bears
12/15/10 - Deal-Making
12/13/10 - Another Failed Climate Conference
12/10/10 - When Your Enemy is Destroying Himself …
12/08/10 - Sunset Everything
12/06/10 - Wiki ...THIS
12/03/10 - Bye-Bye Biden
12/01/10 - It's NOT a Tax Cut

November, 2010



11/29/10 -
The Secret Internet
11/24/10 - Thanksgiving 2010 - Destiny's Child
11/22/10 - Obama's Slump
11/19/10 - Fred Upton, Chairman
11/17/10 - Pat Downs
11/15/10 - Dems are Sagging in the Middle
11/12/10 - Feel Good About America
11/10/10 - If I Were a Bad Boy
11/08/10 - Obama Non-Grata
11/05/10 - Obama's Re-Election
11/03/10 - Over and Out
11/01/10 - Senate Races

October, 2010



10/29/10 -
Relapse Summer
10/27/10 - Obama v Palin - 2010
10/25/10 - You Don't Have to Win Them All
10/22/10 - Juan Williams
10/20/10 - What Makes a Wave?
10/18/10 - Desperate, Dispirited, & Crumbling
10/15/10 - Subscription Season!
10/13/10 - 144 Billion Dollars
10/11/10 - The Nixonization of Obama
10/08/10 - Altitude and Airspeed
10/06/10 - Inside a Month to Go
10/04/10 - Where's W. When We Need Him?
10/01/10 - Boehner Takes the House

September, 2010



09/29/10 -
Dems on the Run
09/27/10 - Marietta, Ohio 45750
09/24/10 - GOP Agenda? Or, Status Quo?
09/22/10 - Let's Party Like it's 1929
09/20/10 - Playoffs for Political Hacks
09/17/10 - "Recovery Summer" Needs Life Support
09/15/10 - "Change" is Still the Battle Cry
09/13/10 - Time and Tide
09/10/10 - Holy Moly
09/08/10 - Polls, Polls, Polls
09/03/10 - Back to School - 2010

August, 2010



08/30/10 -
47
08/26/10 - Are the Primaries Over, Yet?
08/23/10 - Nothing Much
08/20/10 - Memo to Dems
08/16/10 - Sensitivities
08/12/10 - Meltdown
08/09/10 - Double Dip
08/05/10 - Oh, No! They're Coming Back!
08/02/10 - Happy August to You!

July, 2010



07/30/10 -
The Rangel Tangle
07/28/10 - Out of Touch or Out of Mind
07/26/10 - Wagging Fingers
07/23/10 - Simple Fairness
07/21/10 - Sorcerer's Apprentice
07/19/10 - 106 Days and Counting
07/16/10 - Full of (Natural) Gas
07/14/10 - Heed the Call
07/12/10 - U. Sless U.N.
07/09/10 - Swapping Spies
07/07/10 - Sound & Fury
07/05/10 - Independence Day - 2010:
A Tale of Two (American) Cities

07/02/10 - Obama Concedes Loss of the U.S. House

June, 2010



06/30/10 -
A Return to Enlightenment
06/28/10 - A Rose by any other Name ...
06/25/10 - Trouble Among the Allies
06/23/10 - Press Secretary 101
06/21/10 - Where's FEMA?
06/18/10 - Testify!
06/16/10 - The Speech
06/14/10 - Obama in the Bunker
06/11/10 - Dems Retreat on Immigration
06/09/10 - Big Time in the Old Town
06/07/10 - Rude, Crude & Unacceptable
06/04/10 - Slump!
06/02/10 - The Eye AND the Storm

May, 2010



05/31/10 -
Memorial Day - 2010
05/28/10 - Tinkering with the Truth
05/26/10 - The Gulf of Ocean
05/24/10 - It's an Obama-Nation
05/21/10 - 376
05/19/10 - The Worst Kind of Lie
05/17/10 - The Spectre of Arlen
05/14/10 - Operation Overlord II
05/12/10 - An Anti-Establishment Night
05/10/10 - An Unwritten Constitutional Crisis
05/07/10 - Brownie's Chutzpah
05/05/10 - Rough Seas for Obama
05/03/10 - Big Weekend

April, 2010



04/30/10 -
Nothing Much
04/28/10 - Let's Make a Deal, Sr. Presidente Calderón
04/26/10 - Border Crossing
04/23/10 - Spray it with Windex
04/21/10 - Earthquakes & Miniskirts; Sophistry & Guns
04/19/10 - The Eyjafjallajokull Volcano
04/16/10 - Tax Day Patriots
04/14/10 - That Pesky First Amendment
04/12/10 - Nukes
04/09/10 - Gee, Em! How's it Going?
04/07/10 - Fathers, Sons & Baseball
04/05/10 - Blinking Toward China
04/02/10 - By the Numbers

March, 2010



03/31/10 -
Odds & Ends
03/29/10 - Recess Appointments
03/26/10 - Be Strong but Civil
03/24/10 - Forget About Repeal
03/22/10 - Health Care Did Pass
03/19/10 - Health Care Will Pass
03/17/10 - A Better Place to Be
03/15/10 - Beware the Ides of March
03/12/10 - The Heavy Weight of Scandal
03/10/10 - A Massa Dirty Laundry
03/08/10 - Arm Twisting
03/05/10 - A Dark Cloud on the GOP Horizon
03/03/10 - KBH
03/01/10 - Winter Olympics

February, 2010



02/26/10 -
Wasting Time in Washington
02/24/10 - Obama's Legacy
02/22/10 - Health Care Theater
02/19/10 - Just Do the Job We're Paying You To Do
02/17/10 - The Evan Doesn't Fall Far from the Birch
02/12/10 - Winter Olympics
02/10/10 - Snow Jobs
02/08/10 - Obama v Palin … Palin?
02/05/10 - Oh, the Weather Outside is ...
02/03/10 - Don't Be Distracted
02/01/10 - The Foreign Policy Section of the SOTU

January, 2010



01/29/10 -
A Long Year Ahead
01/27/10 - The CNN Poll & the SOTU
01/25/10 - It's the Policies, Stupid
01/22/10 - Glad to be Home
01/20/10 - Heck of a Job, Brownie
01/15/10 - The Square of the Distance Rule
01/13/10 - The Sound of China Breaking
01/11/10 - Double Standard
01/08/10 - Sine Wave
01/06/10 - Let's Give it a Rest
01/04/10 - You Go to War With the TSA You


December, 2009



12/30/09 -
Nappy, You're Doing a Heck of a Job
12/28/09 - Flying from London to Washington
12/25/09 - Christmas 2009 - Six Words
12/23/09 - Workin' in a Coal Mine...
12/21/09 - All Flash, No Substance
12/18/09 - Buy 'em Off Politics
12/16/09 - Is Any of This Healthy?
12/14/09 - It Just Doesn't Matter
12/11/09 - Obama: Cold as Frozen Lutefisk
12/09/09 - ANOTHER Bad Week for Obama
12/07/09 - Tinkering with the Jobs Stats
12/04/09 - Kiss the Money Goodbye
12/02/09 - Two Views

November, 2009



11/30/09 -
What's New(s)?
11/25/09 - Thanksgiving 2009: Destiny's Child
11/23/09 - The Landrieu Bribe
11/20/09 - Another 2,000 Page Bill
11/18/09 - So Many Jobs, So Little Time
11/16/09 - President of All the World
11/13/09 - The Strange Case of Dr. Hasan
11/11/09 - Politically Correct Murder
11/09/09 - Changing the Narrative
11/06/09 - Combat Stress
11/04/09 - If I Owned a Network
11/02/09 - Candidates Dropping Out

October, 2009



10/30/09 -
Turn Your Head and Cough
10/28/09 - Tenth Amendment
10/26/09 - H1National Emergency
10/23/09 - Let Them Go to Dubai
10/21/09 - Another Afghan Election
10/19/09 - Enemies List
10/16/09 - 45750
10/14/09 - Let it Snowe, Let it Snowe
10/12/09 - Peace Prize Punditry
10/09/09 - I'm Not Rooting Against Obama
10/07/09 - Unemployment
10/05/09 - Myth Met Reality
10/02/09 - Subscription Drive

September, 2009



09/30/09 -
Healthy Votes in the Senate
09/28/09 - Imagine There's No Countries
09/25/09 - Son of the Desert
09/23/09 - Those Color Codes
09/21/09 - That 3 A.M. Phone Call
09/18/09 - ACORNs Buried, etc.
09/16/09 - From Little ACORNS Big Problems Grow
09/14/09 - A Small Gathering at the Capitol
09/11/09 - Solo Homer
09/09/09 - Because it's Such a Good Idea
09/04/09 - Back to School - 2009
09/01/09 - Yesterday's Gone

August, 2009



08/28/09 -
Kennedy - a Flawed Force
08/25/09 - Is Obama Up to It?
08/21/09 - Post-Election Observations - Afghanistan
08/18/09 - Afghan Election Week
08/14/09 - Hillary Needs a Time Out
08/11/09 - HUAC is Back
08/07/09 - Summer "Times" and the Livin' is ...
08/04/09 - Just Say No!

July, 2009



07/31/09 -
Cash-for-Clunkers, R.I.P.
07/29/09 - Healthcare Delayed
07/27/09 - MullMobile, R.I.P.
07/24/09 - Bad Days in Obamaville
07/22/09 - The Catch-22 Raptor
07/20/09 - Hillary Needs a New Deal
07/17/09 - A Moment of Greatness
07/15/09 - $1.5 Trillion Gives Me Heartburn
07/13/09 - Someone HAS to be the Grownup
07/10/09 - Hardworking Public Servants
07/08/09 - Meanwhile, in Iran ...
07/06/09 - America ... The Beautiful
07/01/09 - My Nobel Prize for Economics

June, 2009



06/29/09 -
Penalize America First
06/26/09 - Pop Star, Pin Up ... Moron
06/24/09 - The President's Pulpit
06/22/09 - Obama's Bay of Pigs?
06/19/09 - A Fly in the Ointment
06/17/09 - Twittering While Iran Burns
06/15/09 - Panetta Gets the Message
06/12/09 - Miranda, Terrorists, and Lawyers
06/10/09 - Obama Motors Has a Deal For You!
06/08/09 - I Need a Break
06/05/09 - That's the Kind of Nation We Are
06/03/09 - A Foreign Trip-up
06/01/09 - America is Car Sick

May, 2009



05/29/09 -
Save the Planet. Paint the Roof.
05/27/09 - The Wingers and the Nominee
05/25/09 - Memorial Day - 2009
05/22/09 - National Insecurity
05/20/09 - What's Good for GM ...
05/18/09 - Pelosi v the CIA
05/15/09 - Scooting Through the DMV
05/13/09 - Health Scare
05/11/09 - Hugo & Barack on a Similar Track
05/08/09 - Keystone Kops State
05/06/09 - Obey Doesn't Obey Obama
05/04/09 - Kemp
05/01/09 - Just Biden His Time

April, 2009



04/29/09 -
Ex-Specter-ate
04/27/09 - Don't Cry for Me Influenza
04/24/09 - What Did She Know ...
04/22/09 - Vengeance is Mine
04/20/09 - Econ-Dynamics
04/15/09 - A Short History of Tea Parties
04/13/09 - Rules for Pirates
04/10/09 - Good Friday
04/08/09 - BIAP
04/06/09 - Hold Off on the Crown & Tiara
04/03/09 - Gifts - a Play in One Act
04/01/09 - April ... You Know

March, 2009



03/30/09 -
Q & A
03/27/09 - 1984 in 2009
03/25/09 - Those Republicans Running Congress
03/23/09 - If No News is Good News, This News is Bad News
03/20/09 - Memo to Sen. Dodd
03/18/09 - Democrats and Wall Street
03/16/09 - Taxpayer Retention Bonus
03/13/09 - Slumdog Squarepants
03/11/09 - Hillary and the Peter Principle
03/09/09 - GOPAC ... again
03/06/09 - The Community Organizer-in-Chief
03/04/09 - What Was He Thinking?
03/02/09 - The Republican Intellect-in-Chief

February, 2009



02/27/2009 -
How Many Days Hath February?
02/25/2009 - SOTU - Sort Of
02/23/2009 - Atlas Raged
02/20/2009 - Dems Acting Badly
02/18/2009 - Obama's Economy
02/16/2009 - A Billion Dollars per Page
02/13/2009 - ... and a Little Child Shall ...
02/11/2009 - Doing What We're Trained to Do
02/09/2009 - How a Bill Becomes Law
02/06/2009 - Let's Twist Again ...
02/04/2009 - Daschle's Woman Problem
02/02/2009 - The Faces-of-the-Week in Washington

January, 2009



01/30/2009 -
Illinois and Iraq
01/28/2009 - The Whole World is Watching
01/26/2009 - How Do You Solve a Problem Like Obama?
01/23/2009 - PETA Files Suit, Etc.
01/21/2009 - A Pretty Good Day for America
01/19/2009 - The Never Ending Inaugural
01/16/2009 - We Have Not Tired, We Have Not Faltered, We Have Not Failed
01/14/2009 - $350 Billion Here, $350 Billion There ...
01/12/2009 - The Difference Between Running and Serving
01/09/2009 - A Call to Liberty!
01/07/2009 - Failure to Communicate
01/05/2009 - Peso Dollar Bill Richardson


December, 2008





12/31/2008 -
2008 - Get Beyond It.
12/29/2008 - Sweet Caroline
12/24/2008 - Christmas 2008 - Six Words
12/22/2008 - I'm Eligible
12/19/2008 - This President Stuff is Pretty Tough
12/17/2008 - He Madoff With All the Money
12/15/2008 - Ethics and Ethicists
12/12/2008 - Christmas Carols and Cars

12/10/2008 - Democrat Governor Arrested!
12/08/2008 - That Pesky Constitution
12/05/2008 - Get Back in Your Jets and Go Away
12/03/2008 - Obama and Billary
12/01/2008 - Thanksgiving 2008: Destiny's Child

November, 2008




11/26/2008 -
Don't Cry for Me Venezuela
11/24/2008 - Bankers and Bookworms
11/21/2008 - PR 101
11/19/2008 - Pirates!
11/17/2008 - Hillary for State
11/14/2008 - Are You Now or Have You Ever Been ...?
11/12/2008 - The New Face of the Republican Party
11/10/2008 - Bailouts & Taxes
11/07/2008 - Don't Blame Me, I Voted for McCain
11/05/2008 - Now is the Time for All Good Men ...
11/03/2008 - And DOWNthe Stretch They Come!

October, 2008




10/31/2008 -
Billions in Bailout Bonuses
10/29/2008 - Bias Is as Bias Does
10/27/2008 - Gas Prices? I LAUGH at Gas Prices!
10/24/2008 - They Play the Games; They Hold the Elections
10/22/2008 - When China Sneezes ...
10/20/2008 - An Obama Campaign Event: Meet the Press
10/16/2008 - OK! McCain wins Big!
10/15/2008 - Keep the Faith
10/13/2008 - The Financial Archduke Ferdinand
10/10/2008 - I Don't Want to Own This Crap
10/08/2008 - Presidential Debate - II
10/06/2008 - Associated Press - Note the First Three Letters
10/03/2008 - The Veeps' Debate: Palin Won
10/01/2008 - What the Veeps Have to Do

September, 2008




09/29/2008 -
A Buy-in, Not a Bail-Out
09/27/2008 - Debate I
09/26/2008 - Bailout!
09/24/2008 - Friday's Debate
09/22/2008 - Are You Better Off ...?
09/18/2008 - A General Election Campaign
09/16/2008 - With Seven Weeks to Go
09/11/2008 - The Men Behind the Curtain
09/08/2008 - Bounce!
09/02/2008 - Back to School - 2008
08/31/2008 - The Palin Pick

NOTE: From June, 2008 through August, 2008 I was on the payroll of Sen. Kay Baily Hutchison (R-Tx) and, therefore, under the thumb of the Senate Ethics Committee.

The geniuses there ruled that I was not permitted, under some undisclosed interpretation of some secret rule or another, to write MULLINGS. Thus, the next column came on August 31, 2008.

May, 2008




05/23/2008 -
Indian Jones and the ... Whatever
05/21/2008 - Girls, Girls, Girls
05/19/2008 - Think Globally, Act Locally
05/16/2008 - You Say You Want a Coronation?
05/14/2008 - Life is Old There ...
05/09/2008 - Good News From Iraq
05/07/2008 -
Weak Night for Hillary
05/05/2008 - Dann Fool
05/02/2008 - Elite in Indiana

April, 2008




04/30/2008 -
Wright is Wrong
04/28/2008 - The Racial Thing
04/25/2008 - Dubai, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu
04/23/2008 - Hill-are-EE; Hill-are-EE!
04/21/2008 - The Pennsylvania Primary from Afar
04/18/2008 - The Hits Just Keep on Comin'
04/16/2008 - Virtue, Liberty, and Independence
04/14/2008 - Summer Soldiers & Sunshine Patriots
04/11/2008 - Olympian Problems
04/09/2008 - General Protect Us
04/07/2008 - Conflict of Interest
04/04/2008 - Random Issues
04/02/2008 - Good News

March, 2008




03/31/2008 -
Fathers, Sons & Baseball
Travelogue: Getting to the Ballpark
03/28/2008 - Baby Booming
03/26/2008 - Hillary Mis-Remembers
03/24/2008 - When Campaigns Go South
03/21/2008 - The Speech Didn't Work
03/18/2008 - Race in the Race for the White House
03/17/2008 - Mullings' 10th Anniversary
03/14/2008 - The Spitzer Back Story
03/11/2008 - Client Number Nine
The Spring Training Travelogues:
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
03/10/2008 - A Baseball Weekend
03/07/2008 - Glass Half Empty. Glass Half Full.
03/05/2008 - John, John He's Our Man
03/03/2008 - A Name; An Ad

February, 2008




02/29/2008 -
If Bloomberg had Run
02/27/2008 - The Clinton Legacy
02/25/2008 - Ralph Nader & Alan Keyes
02/22/2008 - McCained
02/20/2008 - I've Always been Proud of America
02/16/2008 - Pelosi and the Protect America Act
02/15/2008 - Hillary and the Super Delegates
02/13/2008 - Virginia Gives Obama the Lead
02/11/2008 - Opponents, Not Enemies
02/08/2008 - Are Rush, Sean & Laura Doing the Work of the MSM?
02/06/2008 - Conventional Wisdom
02/04/2008 - Super Week
02/01/2008 - Getting Closer to a GOP Nominee

January, 2008




01/30/2008 -
Orbital Velocity
01/28/2008 - Sounds of Silence
01/25/2008 - A Romney Bounce in Florida?
01/23/2008 - Thompson Campaign Ends
01/21/2008 - Orange Ya Glad for Florida?
01/18/2008 - Rolling the Dice in Las Vegas
01/16/2008 - On to South Carolina
01/14/2008 - What Ifs?
01/11/2008 - Another Debate
01/09/2008 - As I Was Saying ...
01/07/2008 - New Hampshire, Old Politics
01/04/2008 - The Caucuses
01/02/2008 -


December, 2007




12/31/2007 -
Let's Get it On!
12/28/2007 - Good News for the GOP
12/24/2007 - Christmas 2007 - Six Words
12/21/2007 - The MULLINGS Person of the Year
12/19/2007 - Good News for the GOP
12/19/2007 - Good News for the GOP
12/17/2007 - Yuletide Cleanup
12/14/2007 - Ink By The Barrel
12/12/2007 - Waterboarding-Gate
12/10/2007 - Is the NIE a LIE?
12/07/2007 - A Positive Move on Mortgages
12/05/2007 - Finally, the Pundits Were Right
12/03/2007 - More "Defeats" for George Bush

November, 2007




11/30/2007 -
Debatable Tactics
11/28/2007 - Religion Politics
11/26/2007 - The Australian Election
11/23/2007 - Thanksgiving 2007: Destiny's Child
11/21/2007 - Stemming the Hard Sell on Stem Cells
11/19/2007 - Dems Eating Dems - Life is Good
11/16/2007 - FISA Football
11/14/2007 - Fit to be Tied in Iowa
11/12/2007 - Ask Me No Questions ...
11/09/2007 - NY Times: Non-News From Iraq
11/07/2007 - I RAN From the World Bank
11/05/2007 - 60 Years of Meet the Press
11/02/2007 - Hillary: America's Victim

October, 2007




10/31/2007 -
EARTHQUAKE!
10/29/2007 - Licensing Illegal Aliens
10/26/2007 - What Happens in Vegas ...
10/24/2007 - More Things to Worry About
10/22/2007 - Going to the Candidates' Debate
10/19/2007 - Sneaking Up on Peace in Iraq
10/17/2007 - Nobel Pie Piece
10/15/2007 - Why Al Gore Won't Run
10/12/2007 - The Disappearing Deficit
10/10/2007 - The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations
10/08/2007 - SCHIP-pery Slope
10/05/2007 - Domenici & Limbaugh: Two Good Men
10/03/2007 - Obama's Last Stand
10/01/2007 - Newt's Non Run

September, 2007




09/28/2007 -
Faux Journalism
09/26/2007 - Ahmadinejad - and How to Beat Him
09/24/2007 - Old Blackwater
09/21/2007 - Rather Blather
09/19/2007 - Bush STILL Winning
09/17/2007 - Bush Won. MoveOn Lost.
09/14/2007 -
09/12/2007 - Petraeus - Pia Pium
09/10/2007 - Who ARE These People?
09/07/2007 - I-O-W-A
09/05/2007 - Surprises in Iraq and in the Senate
09/03/2007 - Back to School - 2007

August, 2007




08/30/2007 -
The August Story
08/27/2007 - A Primary Error
08/23/2007 - A National Security Election
08/20/2007 - Our Monthly Payment Economy
08/16/2007 - Rove
08/13/2007 - Reading Other People's Mail
08/09/2007 - Nationals Win!
08/06/2007 - A Very, Very Good Man
08/01/2007 - Two Stories You May Have Missed

July, 2007




07/30/2007 -
Barry, Paris, Lindsay & Michael
07/27/2007 - A Trillion Dollar Bill
07/25/2007 - Sleeping With the Enemy
07/23/2007 - I Need Some Advice
07/20/2007 - Plame-Out
07/18/2007 - Polident, Cots & Depends
07/16/2007 - Hillary, Nancy, Cindy & John
07/13/2007 - Chertoff's Innards
07/11/2007 - Thud
07/09/2007 - A Live Earth Weekend
07/06/2007 - Dems: Selective Outrage
07/02/2007 - Thirty One Million. Yikes!

June, 2007




06/29/2007 -
Push Polls
06/27/2007 - Unfairness Doctrine
06/25/2007 - A New Yorker in the White House?
06/22/2007 - A Lack of Confidence
06/20/2007 - The Rules, They Are a'Changin'
06/18/2007 - Father's Day - 2007
06/15/2007 - Harry Reid Gets a Pass
06/13/2007 - How's That Pelosi Doin'?
06/11/2007 - Lieberman - from (I) to (R)?
06/08/2007 - Iowa, O! Iowa
06/06/2007 - Nightmare Scenario for the Clinton Campaign
06/04/2007 - First, Secure Your Base
06/01/2007 - I Feel Safer Already

May, 2007




05/30/2007 -
The Book(s) on Hillary
05/28/2007 - Memorial Day - 2007
05/25/2007 - Pelosi's Problem
05/23/2007 - Democrats Surrender on Iraq
05/21/2007 - There But for Fortune
05/18/2007 - Take a Deep Breath: Immigration
05/16/2007 - The GOP Debate II
05/14/2007 - Small Time Race; Big Time Politics
05/11/2007 - Gasoline Economics
05/09/2007 - Monopoly Money
05/07/2007 - Conservateurs, Oui; Socialistes, Non
05/04/2007 - The GOP Duh-Bate
05/02/2007 - A Great New Government Program


April, 2007




04/30/2007 -
A Strategic Trap
04/27/2007 - Hide it in a Hiding Place
04/25/2007 - Investing in Failure
04/23/2007 - Wolfowitz & the World Bank
04/20/2007 - Gonzales Should Resign
04/18/2007 - Bad Day at Blacksburg: When Words Fail
04/16/2007 - Global Warning
04/13/2007 - Imus is in Mourning
04/11/2007 - A College Man
04/09/2007 - Conventional Wisdom Wave
04/06/2007 - Girl's Gone Wild
04/04/2007 - A Quantum Theory of Fundraising
04/02/2007 - A Father, a Son, and Baseball

March, 2007




03/30/2007 -
A Rapid Response Story
03/28/2007 - Thompson and Gore
03/26/2007 - Why Katie is in Third
03/23/2007 - Subpoena Wars: Pelosi Can't Win
03/21/2007 - In Honor of Spring
03/19/2007 - The One Party Rule
03/16/2007 - Serves at the Pleasure of ...
03/14/2007 - Thermodynamics
03/12/2007 - Gingrich, Thompson, Hagel & Gore
03/09/2007 - Democratic Quagmire on Iraq
03/07/2007 - A Cottage Industry in Coulter
03/05/2007 - Gates at the Gate
03/02/2007 - Texas Hold 'em

February, 2007


02/28/2007 -
A Steeper Hill(ary) to Climb
02/26/2007 - A Restoration Weekend
02/23/2007 - The End of the World. Just in Time.
02/21/2007 - Stop Posturing, Start Caring
02/19/2007 - Murtha to the Rescue
02/16/2007 - Barak v. Hillary: Yippee!
02/14/2007 - All the Way to the Bank?
02/12/2007 - Announcement Day
02/09/2007 - Geography Lesson
02/07/2007 - Filibusted
02/05/2007 - Prince?
02/02/2007 - Biden His Time

January, 2007


01/31/2007 -
You Can't Make This Stuff Up
01/29/2007 - Interchangeable Goofballs
01/26/2007 - Commas and Semicolons
01/24/2007 - Emotion v Logic
01/22/2007 - Obama Gets Credit For Bears' Win; Bush/FEMA Blamed for Saints' Loss
01/19/2007 - The President's Annual Message
01/17/2007 - Pardon Scooter Libby
01/15/2007 - Why American Samoa is Important
01/12/2007 - Rooting for Failure
01/10/2007 - Commander-in-Chief
01/08/2007 - A Geneva Convention for Politics
01/05/2007 - A New Congress; an Old Tradition
01/03/2007 - Taking Down the Christmas Tree



December, 2006



12/29/2006 -
A Ford, not a Lincoln
12/27/2006 - Oy, Tannenbaum!
12/22/2006 - Christmas - 2006
12/20/2006 - Goin' Like Sixty
12/18/2006 - Interview Techniques - Advanced Studies
12/15/2006 - That Pesky Constitution
12/13/2006 - Freddy Kruger Returns
12/11/2006 - Two Reports; One Conclusion
12/08/2006 - Too Much Stuff
12/06/2006 - Divided Nations
12/04/2006 - Statecraft
12/01/2006 - Dreadful Democratic Manners


November, 2006



11/29/2006 -
Pelosium-2007
11/27/2006 - Polonium-210: Something Else to Worry About
11/22/2006 - Thanksgiving 2006: Destiny's Child
11/20/2006 - Peolsi: A Prayer Answered
11/17/2006 - 2008 - Part II (The Republicans)
11/15/2006 - 2008 - Part I (The Democrats)
11/13/2006 - GOP Members Should Be Bipartisan
11/10/2006 - A Byegone Era
11/08/2006 - You Reap What You Sow
11/06/2006 - It Ain't Over Till It's ...
11/03/2006 - Botched Apology
11/01/2006 - Uh, Oh. You Mean I Was Right?

October, 2006



10/30/2006 -
The Daily Conference Call
10/27/2006 - Thank You, New Jersey
10/25/2006 - O Hillary, Where Art Thou?
10/23/2006 - Throw the OTHER Bums Out
10/20/2006 - Protesting a Bit Too Much
10/18/2006 - January 3
10/16/2006 - Fair and ... What?
10/13/2006 - Heather Wilson
10/11/2006 - Deep Kimchi
10/06/2006 - Masters of Their Fates
10/04/2006 - Don't Resign, Denny
10/02/2006 - A New Code of Conduct

September, 2006



09/29/2006 -
Winners Never Cheat and ...
09/27/2006 - Wild Bill
09/25/2006 - A National Security Election
09/22/2006 - Don't Pray For Me, Venezuela
09/20/2006 - Polls: And When They are Good...
09/18/2006 - Life in the Emerald City: Trailers, Opels and KBR Food
09/15/2006 - Heat. And Goats.
09/13/2006 - Election Season Begins Now
09/11/2006 - The New Jerusalem
09/08/2006 - Back-to-School
09/06/2006 - The Expectation Gap
09/01/2006 - National Security & Politics

August, 2006



08/28/2006 -
Nagin, Brownie & Katrina
08/25/2006 - Pluto, R.I.P.
08/21/2006 - Kofi's Trip to Tehran
08/18/2006 - The Reunion Travelogues
The High School Reunion Travelogues I: Insecurities Never Go Away
The High School Reunion Travelogues II: I Find My Classmates
The High School Reunion Travelogues III: A Happy Ending


08/14/2006 - Bye, Bye, Bi-Partisan
08/11/2006 - Big Plots; Little Plots
08/07/2006 - Recess Should Be Over
08/04/2006 - Deeply Unhelpful

July, 2006



07/31/2006 -
The Gray Lady: You Go Girl!
07/28/2006 - A Summer Cold
07/26/2006 - It's Up To Israel. Again.
07/24/2006 - Are You Safer Now ...?
07/21/2006 - Unused Tickets from Beirut
07/19/2006 - Let's Take a Breath
07/17/2006 - Winds of Change in the Desert
07/14/2006 - New Direction. Same Result.
07/12/2006 - Revenge. Cold Revenge.
07/10/2006 - World Cup
07/07/2006 - Appeasement
07/05/2006 - Four for the Fourth of July

June, 2006



06/30/2006 -
The Hamdan Decision
06/28/2006 - Chunnel
06/26/2006 - Preemption
06/23/2006 - Howdy & iPods
06/21/2006 - Europe's Tsuris
06/19/2006 - Backbone of America - 2006
06/16/2006 - Iraq Moves Forward
06/14/2006 - Stop, Hey, What's that Sound?
06/12/2006 - Counterattack!
06/09/2006 - California Leanin'
06/07/2006 - Midweek Mullings
06/05/2006 - Invasion ... from Canada
06/02/2006 - Great Expectations

May, 2006



05/29/2006 -
Memorial Day - 2006
05/26/2006 - Search!
05/24/2006 - Criminal Stupidity
05/22/2006 - Another Positive Example
05/19/2006 - Ethics & Gators & Planes, Oh My!
05/17/2006 - NG21801329
05/15/2006 - More Bicycles
05/12/2006 - Friday. Yea.
05/10/2006 - Rove to the RNC
05/08/2006 - Polls v Reality
05/05/2006 - Democrats Acting Badly
05/03/2006 - A Lesson in Politics
05/01/2006 - Illegal Immigrants and Illicit Profits

April, 2006




04/28/2006 -
Tony the Snow-man
04/26/2006 - Stand up for Northwest
04/24/2006 - Newton's Laws
04/21/2006 - Outrage
04/17/2006 - Open Your Golden Gate
04/14/2006 - Religious Calendars
04/12/2006 - A Father, a Son & Baseball
04/10/2006 - Widening Ripples in an Ethical Cesspool
04/07/2006 - It's Istanbul Not Constantinople
04/05/2006 - DeLay and Delays
04/03/2006 - A Culture of ... Boredom

March, 2006



03/31/2006 -
What I Think About Immigration
03/29/2006 - The National Pastime
03/27/2006 - No Moore, No More
03/24/2006 - Anybody Seen My Skate Key?
03/22/2006 - A Short Visit With Friends
03/20/2006 - Civil War in ... France!
03/17/2006 - Fresh Legs
03/15/2006 - Oxygen Mask? $25 Please
03/13/2006 - Ironing the Gric
03/10/2006 - A Port in the Dubai Storm
03/08/2006 - Scuttlebutt
03/06/2006 - I'm Melting!
03/03/2006 - Marvin and Me
03/01/2006 - Polls. Can't Live With 'em ...

February, 2006



02/27/2006 -
It's an Election Year
02/24/2006 - Women. Can't Live With 'em ...
02/22/2006 - Port Insecurity
02/20/2006 - Presidential Goofs
02/17/2006 - The Cheney Doctrine
02/15/2006 - Two Vice Presidents. Two Misfires.
02/13/2006 - Jeddah Nights Not Jedi Knights
02/10/2006 - Fill 'er Up with Tapioca; and Check the Rice Pudding
02/08/2006 - A Tale of Two Cities; A Tale of Two Men
02/06/2006 - Connecting the Dots to Iran
02/03/2006 - BAY-ner
02/01/2006 - SOTU

January, 2006



01/30/2006 -
Riiiicolllllaaaa
01/27/2006 - Too Much Stuff
01/25/2006 - Harry Bellow-fonte
01/23/2006 - January Blahs
01/20/2006 - Hillary Rodham Jemima Clinton
01/18/2006 - hOWLer!
01/16/2006 - Bush's Best Allies
01/13/2006 - Hearing Transcript
01/11/2006 - Alito 2; Democrats Zip
01/09/2006 - The First Political Casualty
01/06/2006 - Taking Out the Christmas Tree
01/04/2006 - The Abramoff Effect



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