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wright fall-out for obama

May 3, 2008

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Well, it looks like the halo over Senator Barack Obama’s head is starting to lose its shine. It took Obama’s former pastor, the incendiary Reverend Jeremiah Wright, to cause likely voters to take a longer, harder look at Obama. And they don’t seem to like what they see after the hullabaloo of the past week, […]

gas tax holiday more harmful than good

April 30, 2008

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With 44 percent of Americans┬átelling a recent poll that rising gas prices is a serious economic concern, it is no wonder that the presidential candidates have weighed in on the issue. But it would be a mistake to cave in to populism and enact a gas and diesel tax holiday, as proposed by both presumptive […]

mccainomics

April 17, 2008

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain has said that economics isn’t his strong suit. His economic policies speech on Tuesday in Pittsburgh shows why. The bulk of his focus was on tax cuts, such as making permanent the income tax cuts introduced by George W. Bush, proposing the elimination of the alternative minimum tax and […]

tanker saga won’t finish topping up

March 12, 2008

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Just watch as Republican presidential nominee John McCain gets slapped with the blame of US aerospace company Boeing losing a $35 billion contract to European rival European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS), to supply the US Air Force with new aerial-refueling planes. Never mind that EADS won fair and square as they listened to […]

it’s still the economy, stupid

March 10, 2008

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John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama can squabble all the want about who will make the best commander-in-chief or be the toughest in safeguarding the nation. But if they want to win in the general election, they should do well to remember, especially Clinton, what helped Bill Clinton win in 1992 — “The Economy, […]

mccain wins, huckabee goes

March 5, 2008

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It is finally official. John McCain has won enough pledged delegates to clinch the Republican party’s presidential nomination and he will be a tough opponent for the eventual Democratic nominee, be it Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. Reuters photo Though his party has not been behind him unequivocally, especially not the evangelical and conservative wings […]

hang on hillary

March 4, 2008

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Whatever happens tomorrow in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont, Hillary Clinton should hang in there all the way to the Democratic party convention in Denver, if the Democrats are truly serious about capturing the presidency from the Republicans. After months of being impotent against the might of the Barack Obama phenomenon, the tide finally […]