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...

10/16/2014 - 4:11pm

    It's often said and written that presidents, to achieve greatness, require great challenges. Washington had the challenge of creating a new nation; Lincoln had the Civil War; FDR faced the Great Depression and World War II. All clearly qualified by that...

10/16/2014 - 4:10pm

    The 2008 campaign was the first time a woman was a serious presidential contender, so it was not surprising that gender was an uncomfortable, tiptoe-y subject. The male candidates weren't sure-footed in dealing with it -- recall Barack Obama's...

10/16/2014 - 4:10pm

    “Gov. Tom Corbett, who claims he opposes legalization of marijuana, was seen behind a barn smoking weed. Just a-puffin’ and a-grinnin’.”

    “Tom Wolfe was speeding and...

10/16/2014 - 4:00pm

    After the latest meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative wrapped up three weeks ago, I thought I'd missed the perfect window to write about Bill Clinton's continued hold on Americans' hearts, his sustained claim on the spotlight.

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10/16/2014 - 3:55pm

    Four of the best years of my life were spent working for California's Jerry Brown, during his first turn as governor. Among my most vivid memories of those days were private sessions, usually late at night, where a few of us staffers would engage with...

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