Former Pennsylvania Senator and current Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has canceled press appearances and Florida campaign stops to be with his 3-year-old daughter, Bella. Bella Santorum was born with a genetic disorder, Trisomy 18, that can lead to surgeries and hospitalizations. She is in Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia with pneumonia in both lungs and Mr. Santorum and his wife have been at her side most of the weekend.
It is said that on wintry primary election nights, if you stand in a sensible Republican bathroom at the Witching Hour with a candle in hand, slowly turning in circles while playing the video below on your laptop, Ronald Reagan, the Great Communicator, may appear in the mirror.
To the Editor:
In “Do They Really Want to Be Like Rutgers?” [April 9], Terry Golway wrote: “More than 20 years ago, dozens of colleges and universities around the country tried to take a page from Boston College, birthplace of the so-called ‘Flutie Effect.’ As writer Murray Sperber, a retired professor of American Read More
The outcry from Congressional Democrats was justifiably loud when conservative members resorted to procedural chicanery to kill their latest effort to give the District of Columbia a vote in the House of Representatives.
After all, the district’s 580,000 residents are subjected to the same federal income tax that everyone else is: Didn’t we decide a Read More
Five years ago, former Senator Fred Thompson seemed ready to say goodbye to White House dreams for good. He’d announced his re-election campaign in the wake of the attacks of Sept. 11, but seemed to lose steam after the death of his daughter a few months later, ultimately abandoning the run in the spring of Read More
If pragmatism prevails in the Republican primaries and caucuses next winter—a questionable proposition for a party that once dutifully lined up behind Bob Dole—then Rudy Giuliani will roll to the G.O.P. nomination.
Simply put, the former Mayor would flip to the Republican column several deep, dark blue states that the G.O.P. has barely bothered to Read More
Of the suggestion that Senator Joseph Lieberman will up and leave the Democratic Party for good, thereby handing control of the Senate to the Republicans, two points must be emphasized up front.
One is how exceedingly unlikely it is that Mr. Lieberman will actually pull the trigger on a party switch, even if he did Read More
Mike Ferguson, a conservative Republican who was re-elected to his suburban New Jersey seat by less than two percent of the vote last year, just announced that he would vote against the resolution condemning the escalation of the war.
The youthful and ambitious pol, who engaged in some rather embarrassing district-shopping before winning his Read More
Steve Kornacki sends in this dark take on the progress of the House’s Iraq War resolution:
As even many House members have pointed out, there is a certain sham quality to the four-day Iraq War debate now underway in the people’s House.
All 434 members (there is now a vacancy, with Tuesday’s death of Read More
I just caught up with Republican state Senator Serph Maltese to talk to him about yesterday’s victory by Craig Johnson.
On one subject of immediate speculation — the possibility of partisan defections — Maltese said he spoke with John Bonacic and Joe Robach, two GOP state senators who, like him, are rumored to be Read More