Government

10/23/2014 - 2:48pm

    As President Barack Obama heads into the final half of his final term, many of us Americans wonder whatever happened to the fresh promise of that cheerfully charismatic optimist who dominated the political stage back in 2008.

    Some of those who...

10/23/2014 - 2:33pm

    The New York Times report that the George W. Bush administration discovered old chemical bombs and rockets in Iraq and withheld the knowledge "from troops it sent into harm's way" is an echo of the discussion over alleged new weapons of mass...

10/23/2014 - 2:33pm

    In this age of public disgust with politicians, it's not surprising that Larry Pressler is within striking distance of winning the open Senate seat in South Dakota by riding a campaign to clean up Washington.

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10/23/2014 - 2:31pm

    Tom Wolf's mood is sunny but his words are serious.

    He's answering teachers' questions at an elementary school featured last year in a New York Times story about the costs of...

10/23/2014 - 2:26pm

    An early indication of the paucity of prospective Republican presidential candidates for 2016 is the recent boomlet for Mitt Romney, the loser in 2012. His reputation for defending big business while being tone-deaf to the needs of the middle class undid...

10/23/2014 - 2:25pm

    An editor with multiple graduate degrees once called me up with a story idea hatched among fellow trend-sniffers in Manhattan.

    "Indians," he said, with practiced urgency. "...

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