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Christmas about more than gifts

Normally, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is when retailers cheer. Stocking up on their goods like packrats, they prepare for the onslaught of...

Compromise crucial to Obama’s success

It's amazing how quickly things can change.

Two years ago, the stock market was humming along, there was no credit crisis and the most important issue on voters' minds was the war in Iraq.



Last summer, gas skyrocketed to more than $4 a gallon in many parts of the country. The stock market began to plummet, and trillions of dollars in retirement savings were wiped out. An unpopular president became even more unpopular as the economy continued to deteriorate.

Two-party system doesn’t give voters enough options

On Facebook, MySpace and on college campuses across the nation, there has been a huge drive to get voters registered. Local voting precincts all...

Imprisonment not answer to drug war

George Jung, played by Johnny Depp in the movie "Blow," made me and millions of Americans question the logic of our nation's drug laws....

McCain unlikely to grasp conservative vote

In recent history, the support of evangelical Christian voters has been more important to the Republican Party than ever. Without it, George Bush would likely have lost the 2000 and 2004 elections. These days, it's hard for a Republican to get elected without strongly opposing abortion, same-sex marriage and gun control. But during a recession under one of the most unpopular Republican presidents in history, John McCain has quite a mountain to climb to become a candidate that conservatives will really want to rally behind.

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