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02/26/2015 - 5:28pm

    Jeb Bush is asking us to do the impossible -- forget that he's the son of one president and the brother of another.

    "I'm my own man," he protested at a much-heralded meet-the- Bush-you-don't-know...

02/26/2015 - 4:49pm

    The House of Representatives seems to be trying mightily to make itself irrelevant, with Speaker John Boehner leading the effort. I can't help but think of the old proverb: "The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on."...

02/26/2015 - 4:41pm

    The legacy matchup -- Jeb versus Hillary -- has politics aficionados salivating, or recoiling, with the first 2016 presidential votes almost a year away.

    The former...

02/26/2015 - 4:39pm

    Far be it for me to denigrate religion but all too often in the political world there is too much of a good thing. As a disclaimer, I will note that I am deeply involved and active in an established church. The liberal kind, of...

02/19/2015 - 9:48pm

    In the days of the civil rights movement, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was focused not on the quest for justice but on his fear of Communists.

    In "Parting the Waters," the first volume...

02/19/2015 - 9:47pm

    Try to talk about the policies we need in a depressed world economy, and someone is sure to counter with the specter of Weimar Germany, supposedly an object lesson in the dangers of budget deficits and monetary expansion. But the history of Germany after...

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