Mitt vs. Newt: The Gloves Come Off

Newt Gingrich’s surge to success in South Carolina has surely brought joy to the Obama White House. For his 12-point victory ensures the fight for the GOP nomination will not end soon and will get nastier. Indeed, it already has. Whether Newt or Mitt Romney emerges victorious, the candidate who …

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The True Believer

Last May, Ron Paul filed his financial disclosure form, and The Wall Street Journal enlisted financial analyst William Bernstein to scrutinize his investments. “Paul’s portfolio isn’t merely different,” said an astonished Journal, “it’s shockingly different.” Twenty-one percent of his $2.4 to $5.5 million was in real estate, 14 percent in …

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First Preseason Game

by Patrick J. Buchanan Of all the preseason games in the run-up to the GOP nomination, none is more crucial than the Iowa Straw Poll. As usual, it will be held in Ames, Sat., Aug. 11 Analysts have downgraded its importance since McCain and Rudy dropped out. They are mistaken. …

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