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  1. Campaign Desk

    Hearts, Mouths, and Hardball

    January 21, 2008 11:29 AM

    Look who's coming to the rescue of the honor of American journalism, and womanhood. David Brock, the self-described former "conservative hit man" who targeted Anita Hill in the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, has taken it upon himself in his new... Continue reading

  2. Campaign Desk

    The Iowa Debates

    December 18, 2007 10:00 AM

    The Des Moines Register and Iowa Public Television took a lot of knocks last week for the Republican and Democratic presidential debates they ran in Johnson, Iowa, in which the candidates were held on a tight rein and pointedly instructed... Continue reading

  3. Campaign Desk

    The Dowd Watch

    December 11, 2007 11:22 AM

    Another political operative, this time former George W. Bush strategist Matthew Dowd, has been hired by ABC News as a commentator and blogger. Thus continues the phenomenon of bringing "them" aboard to join "us" in our sacred if sometimes... Continue reading

  4. Bio

    Jules Witcover

    Jules Witcover is a columnist for (Chicago) Tribune Media Services. He has been a columnist and a reporter at newspapers including the Baltimore Sun, the Washington Star, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times (Washington bureau), Newhouse Newspapers (Washington bureau), and the Newark Star-Ledger. He has written 12 books on American politics and history and co-authored five others. He is one of several guest writers who are contributing to's Campaign Desk during the presidential campaign.

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