Government

02/07/2016 - 8:00pm

    Wednesday night's televised town hall with Hillary Clinton featured the candidate at her best -- and her worst. Clinton and her campaign ought to study the lessons of both.

    The candidate at her worst was obvious, and all the more painful for its...

02/06/2016 - 1:00pm

    Iowa doesn't pick nominees. It eliminates candidates.

    Sometimes that happens quickly: On Monday night, Democrat Martin O'Malley and Republican Mike Huckabee announced immediately that they were out...

02/06/2016 - 1:00pm

    Before the Iowa caucuses were mercifully laid to rest, I predicted that the surging Donald Trump — he of what George H.W. Bush called “the Big Mo” — would win the Republican contest handily. Bernie Sanders, I believed, would be confounded by the...

02/06/2016 - 11:00am

    On Monday night, the Stilwell Junior High School in West Des Moines, a suburb of Iowa's state capital, was repurposed as the 114th precinct for Democrats and Republicans to caucus for the first-in-the-nation presidential nomination contest. The Democrats'...

02/06/2016 - 11:00am

    American presidential politics will not be having a libertarian moment after all. Sixteen months after Time magazine branded Republican Sen. Rand Paul (Kentucky) "The Most Interesting Man in Politics," Paul has suspended his campaign for the White House - due...

02/06/2016 - 10:00am

    Sometimes Uncle Sam's rules and regulations just don't make sense.

    Take the case of Darin Jones, a former FBI employee who said he was fired after making whistleblower disclosures about a $234,000...

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