With three weeks until the primary in New Hampshire, the Associated Press reported last week that Ohio Gov. John Kasich is campaigning with a “sense of calm” in a very small state where he’ll “live or die.”

Gov. Kasich’s “sense of calm” may sound Zen-like, but once results of the latest CNN/WMUR are considered, it’s more like he’s whistling past his own graveyard. In the poll,  John Kasich falls to sixth place with just two percent of poll participants. Not good for the crusty CEO who’s pinned his hopes for a second run for the White House exclusively […]

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From Jeb! Bush to Chris Christie to John Kasich, this season’s mainstream “establishment” Republicans don’t have the punching power to knock out an outside brawler like Donald John Trump.

If rolling polling at RealClearPolitics.com is a predictor of things to come, the New York billionaire who can dominate the news cycle at will just might win both Iowa and New Hampshire.

For sitting Govs. Christie of New Jersey and Kasich in Ohio, their one-time bromance is in divorce court as each dings the other as they fend for their political lives in the small Granite State, where […]

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I hope you witnessed the red carpet return of Sarah Palin from the baggage  compartment to endorse Donald Trump the other night. Appearing for a role in a rerun of the War of the Worlds, she excitedly exclaimed:  “This is going to be so much fun!” with a dead-panned Trump at her side for the next 20 minutes.  Who else but America’s fading Drama Queen could have shut him up for so long?  I guess there is some good in everything.

Palin’s histrionic schtick remains Sarah doing Sarah.   Demonizing in the higher octaves,   she recounted  America’s sins with acid-pointed daggers to […]

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[We’ve spent some time in the first three parts of this series closely examining our Constitution, its looming structural problems or fault lines, governance problems in our history that have been caused by the cumbersome Electoral College system, and issues like the meaning of the term native born citizen as it has been injected into the current presidential campaign. In Part Four, we examine a series of model amendments that are offered as a way to start a national conversation aimed toward repairing a broken system that is increasingly dysfunctional due to the injection of billions of dollars into political […]

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It’s crunch time in New Hampshire. In less than three weeks, Granite State voters will select their favorite pick for President of The United States [POTUS].

The campaign of Gov. John Kasich has a little to crow about now that he’s picked up endorsements from The Portsmouth Herald, Foster’s Daily Democrat and The Telegraph of Nashua for POTUS. The Portsmouth Herald and Foster’s Daily Democrat, both part of Seacoast Media Group, endorsed Kasich through a joint editorial.

At the same time Mr. Kasich got endorsed by these Seacoast papers, they also endorsed former secretary of State Hillary Clinton in […]

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[In Parts One and Two, we examined the controversy about the meaning of the term native born citizen, growing calls for a variety of constitutional amendments, and even an unknown element called by some as a “Convention of States.” In Part Three, we will review some historical problems with the voting process along with what I describe as fault lines that indicate the erosion in our republican system of government caused by the stress on its 18th century foundations.]

The U.S. Constitution has been described as the “world’s oldest national charter in continuous use.”  Since its adoption, our nation has […]

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[As we saw in Part One, there has been renewed discussion recently about the meaning of the term natural born citizen as it is found in our Constitution. The questions that pundits and constitutional lawyers have generated about that term – including the possibility of lawsuits to force a court test and resolve the issue as settled law –have added even more volatility to this election cycle. But the natural born citizen controversy is merely a harbinger of many other modern-day issues that have not been addressed by our 18th century national charter. In this second article of the series, […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stayed up until 4 a.m. the morning of Aug. 28, 1963. He had returned to his room at the historic Willard Hotel, a stone’s throw from the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, around midnight, and labored over his speech for four more hours.

He had told his friends and his advisors that he was going to his room to counsel with his Lord, and for those early hours in the dark of a new day, Dr. King paced around his room, practicing, marking his document, redrafting it in long-hand, crossing words out, […]

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Gov. John Kasich is on record supporting burning more dirty, climate changing coal to prevent miners losing their cold, damp, dark, dangerous, underground jobs that at best pay median wages.

“We are going to continue to work on cleaning coal, but I want to tell you, we are going to dig it, we are going to clean it, and we are going to burn it in Ohio, and we are not going to apologize for it,” he said in 2012 at an energy conference, The Hill reported.

The governor’s campaign website does not have a page detailing his […]

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[NOTE: It’s an election year, and we are witnessing a more charged atmosphere this quadrennial cycle as we go through the process of selecting a new president. In the meantime, amidst inflammatory charges by the presidential candidates about terrorism, Planned Parenthood, immigration and Islam, our country has even more pressing issues to deal with that undermine our system of self-government. Sadly, our venerable Constitution, the basis for our republic, is in need of major repair. In that spirit, this five-part series is written in order to provide a wake-up call about some dangers to our democratic system and some ways […]

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By David Knox

Five months before declaring his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president on July 21, Ohio Gov. John Kasich took to YouTube to lay the foundation for his campaign for the White House — or, more likely, for the vice presidential slot on the GOP ticket.

“Guess what, I’ve got some really good news, Ohio,” Kasich said in proclaiming his gospel of economic salvation through job creation. “Our great state has more than earned back all the private-sector jobs we had lost in recent years. That’s right. We had lost 350,000 jobs upon my entering office and […]

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