Jules Witcover

07/31/2015 - 8:43pm

    Like Roger Dangerfield, American vice presidents get no respect. Witness the way Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker put down fellow Republican presidential candidate Sen. Mario Rubio of Florida, by floating talk of a Walker-Rubio ticket in 2016 -- with Rubio on the back end.

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07/03/2015 - 1:52pm

    In addressing the egregious hate murder at the hallowed Emanuel A.M.E. Church Charleston, S.C., President Obama struck a somber note of anger -- moderated, however, by a sense of futility over the prospect of stemming the gun mayhem that wrought it....

06/25/2015 - 12:41pm

    There's nothing in the Constitution that says a candidate for president must be a seasoned politician. But Donald Trump? Don't be ridiculous.

    In a year when a dozen or more Republicans...

06/25/2015 - 12:39pm

    As the senior President George Bush at 91 reflects on his political career, he way well smile at the circumstances that in time led to the current prospect of the nation's first three-president dynasty.

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06/25/2015 - 11:08am

    An exclamation point is a handy thing. Its very presence demands attention and, if properly deployed, can convey excitement, surprise, wonderment, even outrage.

    All these things had been lacking...

06/19/2015 - 12:08pm

    President Obama's decision to send up to 450 more U.S. military advisers into Iraq comes off as another piecemeal response to the Islamic State he pledged a year ago to "degrade and ultimately destroy." It underscores his limited commitment to...

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