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This should have happened in July. But it could provide the difference in the bitter neighborhoods. John McCain has not wielded the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. club over Democratic rival Barack Obama, who repudiated his former pastor and eventually left his Chicago church. But that hasn’t stopped some of those supporting the Republican presidential […]


It’s over. Time to let go of the fantasies of Democrats suddenly reversing themselves and nominating Hillary. Hillary has just moved to suspend the rules of the convention, and to nominate by acclamation, Barack Obama. With Nancy Pelosi at the podium, and the crowd chanting, “Hill-a-ry, Hill-a-ry,” she took a voice vote and the convention […]