Government

10/16/2014 - 4:11pm

    Are we spending our democracy into oblivion?

    This is the time of year when media scribblers bemoan how nasty political campaigns have become. The complainers are accused of a dainty form of historical ignorance by defenders of mud-slinging who...

10/09/2014 - 3:18pm

    Let's hope Secret Service snafus don't spark even more attackers -- or maybe I'm being paranoid.

    There's a lot of paranoia going around these days, as the Secret Service slips...

10/09/2014 - 3:18pm

    A half-dozen senators fighting for their political lives - and their party's hold on the majority - in tough races while trying to avoid being dragged down by an unpopular president and the stark reality that second-term midterm elections almost never...

10/09/2014 - 3:17pm

    Secret Service agents nursing their wounds from the recent disclosures of incompetence in protecting the president should read Carl Sandburg's account of how one of their forebears failed in his assigned task on the fateful night in April 1865 when...

10/09/2014 - 3:17pm

    A new recruit, Brad, arrives at the Secret Service headquarters. He is fit and motivated and has taken the liberty of getting himself an earpiece and some of those dark glasses he has seen agents wearing in movies.

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10/09/2014 - 3:14pm

    Did Julia Pierson get pushed off the glass cliff?

    Writing in The New Republic, Bryce Covert suggests that Pierson's gender - she was the first woman to run the Secret Service in its 149-year-...

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