Government

07/03/2015 - 3:09pm

    Sometimes history speeds up. Rarely in our nation's 239 years of life has a single week brought such a surge of social change and such a sweeping set of challenges to past assumptions.

    The move against the Confederate battle flag in South...

07/03/2015 - 1:26pm

    In late 2011, during the planning for one of the debates of Republican presidential candidates, questions were raised about whether the eight-person field would be too unwieldy for television. One suggestion was to drop the low man in the polls, former Sen...

06/25/2015 - 12:42pm

    The sloping red line offers a sobering prognosis for American democracy. Contained in a new report on improving the presidential debate process, it charts the precipitous decline of viewership: from above 60 percent of the voting age population in 1960,...

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 - 12:41pm

    It's hard being Elizabeth Warren.

    Especially when you're not Elizabeth Warren.

    Hillary Clinton had an awkward collision last week...

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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