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...

06/25/2015 - 11:19am

    On Monday Jeb Bush - or I guess that's Jeb!, since he seems to have decided to replace his family name with a punctuation mark - finally made his campaign for the White House official, and gave us a first view of his policy goals. First, he says that if...

06/25/2015 - 11:14am

    Yes, there is a God. I admit, I was starting to have my doubts. Until this week, when real estate mogul and ultimate self-promoter Donald Trump announced that this time around -- unlike in 1988, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 -- he's not just teasing. This...

06/25/2015 - 11:09am

    And so begins "Dynasty: Politics Edition," as the establishment candidates of 2016 reset their campaigns: Hillary Clinton did so on Saturday, with a tribute to her mom on New York's Roosevelt Island, and Jeb Bush showed off his makeover at...

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...

06/25/2015 - 11:06am

    In 2008 Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein declared: “There are parts of government that can be run like a business and should be run like a business.”

    For the first time, the Senate...

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