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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:42pm
    We have arrived at the point where the utter tedium and desperation of personal attacks against President Barack Obama about his life story and his loyalty are no longer news. The histrionics have shed their ability to shock. Most...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:41pm
    Regular readers know that I sometimes mock "very serious people" - politicians and pundits who solemnly repeat conventional wisdom that sounds tough-minded and realistic. The trouble is that sounding serious and being...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:40pm
    While talking to black and white Republicans recently about the Grand Old Party's outreach efforts to voters of color, I wondered: What are Democrats doing to reach working-class whites?     Much has been said...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:39pm
    The sure-footed start of Jeb Bush's bid for the Oval Office began with a money blitzkrieg that helped drive Mitt Romney out of the running for 2016. It may well claim other casualties among the large crowd of other Republican...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:39pm
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn't planning on going anywhere any time soon.     "Now I happen to be the oldest," the 81-year-old justice said in the tone of a person who has answered a whole lot of questions...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:39pm
    Supermarket shoppers are more likely to buy French wine when French music is playing, and to buy German wine when they hear German music. That's true even though only 14 percent of shoppers say they noticed the music, a study...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:38pm
    I had been keeping an open mind on Jeb Bush.     I mean, sure, as Florida governor, he helped his brother snatch the 2000 election. And that led to two decade-long botched wars that cost tens of thousands of lives...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:37pm
    Last week began with the comedy extravaganza of the "Saturday Night Live" reunion, but not one of its sketches or jokes was half as funny as four words three days later by Jeb Bush.     "I'm my...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:30pm
    In terms of his fitness for the presidency, the fact that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fell short of graduating from college is interesting but ultimately immaterial. What is relevant -- and concerning -- is how Walker talks about...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:30pm
    Immigration is supposed to be a bitterly divisive topic for Republicans. Yet a very narrow range of opinion separates the party's leading presidential candidates, which is unfortunate for the country.     The...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:29pm
    They threw mom under the bus. Then they threw momma from the train. And finally, a federal judge threw her into jail.     Maureen McDonnell, the disgraced former first lady of Virginia, was sentenced to a year and...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:29pm
    Jeb Bush's highly anticipated speech on foreign policy reminded me of the joke in which two senior citizens are complaining about a restaurant. "Terrible food at that place," says one. "Yes," says the other...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:28pm
    Jeb Bush is asking us to do the impossible -- forget that he's the son of one president and the brother of another.     "I'm my own man," he protested at a much-heralded meet-the- Bush-you-don...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:27pm
    The determination of conservative Republicans to thwart Barack Obama at every turn was clear from the first days after his election in 2008, as their Senate leader Mitch McConnell publicly vowed to make him "a one-term...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 5:25pm
    Like most big cities in America, San Diego has its share of problems. It has issues with gangs, poverty and income inequality. It needs to do about $2 billion worth of infrastructure repairs. It has suffered through an epic drought...
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