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Paul Weyrich
by | Jan 19, 2005

WASHINGTON — I had an interesting discussion with a newspaper columnist the other day. He was remarking on my commentary comparing the 90th Congress when I came to Washington with the 109th Congress that just began its business. The columnist…

by | Dec 13, 2004

WASHINGTON — There once was a time when the Rev. Jesse Jackson intervened in instances of genuine injustice. At that time there was racial discrimination on a variety of fronts. I have never been a fan but I have to…

by | Oct 14, 2004

WASHINGTON — Boy, we can tell we are in the thick of the political season! There are two recent examples that deserve comment. First, the House Ethics Committee has slapped the wrist of Majority Leader Tom DeLay for the third…

by | Oct 5, 2004

WASHINGTON — While it would take a Kerry victory of enormous proportions to cause the House of Representatives to restore Democratic control, the Senate is a far different matter. There are enough Senate seats at play that if Democrats get…

by | Sep 28, 2004

WASHINGTON — Up to this point I have refrained from commenting on the whole CBS controversy. Years ago, when I was the political reporter and weekend anchor at the CBS affiliate in Milwaukee, the CBS news team was regarded as…

by | Aug 2, 2004

WASHINGTON — Believe it or not, I actually attended two Democratic conventions. The first was in 1976 when Woody Jenkins, at the time a Democratic National Committeeman from Louisiana, called a meeting of the convention’s several hundred pro-life delegates. He…

by | Jul 13, 2004

WASHINGTON — The year was 1967. A young Kansan went to work for Frank Carlson, the senior senator from that state. At the same time, a young Wisconsinite, whose adopted state was Colorado, went to work for Gordon Allott, that…

by | Jun 8, 2004

WASHINGTON — This may shock you. During the eight years of the Reagan Presidency I was not his biggest fan. I looked not so much at what he accomplished but what he didn’t accomplish. My expectations were that government would…

by | May 20, 2004

WASHINGTON — If John Kerry becomes president, some enterprising entrepreneur stands to make a fortune by creating and selling the “Kerry Compass.” Senator Kerry is a master at mixing and matching positions and metaphors to have it both ways —…

by | May 5, 2004

WASHINGTON — Much has been written about syndicated columnist Mary McGrory, who died recently at age 85 after a long illness. She made her mark in Washington covering the Army-McCarthy hearings 50 years ago in July. She was the darling…

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