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First in Hearts

Some have attempted to cut him down to size by portraying him as considerably less than a god, a privileged white landowner who advanced his...

Clinton Selects Kaine for VP

(blog)In the end, Mrs. Clinton decided Mr. Kaine, 58, a former governor of Virginia who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and speaks...

Tantrum Time

(blog)One suspects that a lot of Brexit voters would be Sanders supporters if they were transported to the U.S. Still, the Senator said that,...

Obama Scolds GOP for 8-Member SCOTUS Decision He Opposes

President Obama expressed frustration in a public statement at the White House Thursday over a split vote on a case before the Supreme Court, focusing...

Conservative Donor Launches Effort for 3rd Party Ballot Access

(blog)"I'd have to look at the Cornyn bill in greater detail," said Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. Asked if the government should be able...

Republican Panic Recedes

(blog)... face stiff challenges—Arizona, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire—polls found Republican incumbents doing as well as or better than expected. The same was true in...

Trump Must Capitalize on Keystone Discontent

NBCNews.com (blog)The last Republican to win it in a general election was Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush was the only one to capture more...

A World Unmoored

(blog)Even the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee intimated as much last week when he described the White House's waltz with the clerical...

A Not-So-Great Society

(blog)The rise and fall of Lyndon B. Johnson from 1963 to 1968 is now recalled as a cautionary tale in the history of postwar...

Will the Wheels of Justice Grind Hillary?

(blog)Perhaps Clinton's opinion is not uninformed—her ties to the Department of Justice are deep, a benefit of being married to an ex-president, being a...

Donald the Menace

(blog)When we last checked in on Donald Trump's campaign it was still a rolling embarrassment—a near-daily parade of pettiness, ignorance, and farce that was...

Society's Child

(blog)In John Birch: A Life, Terry Lautz offers a fascinating reconstruction of the rise and fall of Welch's organization—which remains with us today, shrunken...

Time to Panic?

(blog)Worst of all, David Smith, economics editor of The Sunday Times (London) and a colleague of mine, has been proved right. Negative interest rates,...

The Young and Restless

(blog)A good-looking young senator, short on experience, is seeking the White House, after what critics say are too few years served in the job...

Can Cruz Control Iowa?

(blog)As they waited for the senator, the audience watched a series of campaign videos. One touted the ... Crystal McIntyre, an Army veteran and...

The Greatest of Teachers

How can Cordelia fail to answer? Why does Lear not see what is so plain to everybody else, and find a way to backtrack before...

Political Healing

The victor was David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College who'd never won elective office. Brat is now close to a loose group of...

Political Healing

The victor was David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College who'd never won elective office. Brat is now close to a loose group of...

Kerry Comes Around

Fox News (blog)When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, the first President George Bush and Secretary of State James A. Baker III did not act...