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For Obama, Politics Always Trumps Governing

March 3, 2013 - 6:00pm

Do we have a president or a perpetual candidate? It's not an entirely unfair question.

Discord and Disarray Won't Help Obama Legacy

February 27, 2013 - 6:00pm

Barack Obama is said to believe that he can win the political fight over the sequester. That's certainly the conventional wisdom.

Calvin Coolidge Gets New Deal in Revisionist History

February 24, 2013 - 6:00pm

For years, most Americans' vision of history has been shaped by the New Deal historians. Writing soon after Franklin Roosevelt's death, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and others celebrated his accomplishments and denigrated his opponents.

GOP Has Trouble Settling on Candidates Who Can Win

February 20, 2013 - 6:00pm

One of the interesting things about recent elections is that Republicans have tended to do better the farther you go down the ballot.

Obama's Gangster Government Operates Above the Law

February 13, 2013 - 6:00pm

Presidents' State of the Union addresses are delivered in the chamber of the House of Representatives in the Capitol.

Congressional Hearings Show Obama Treading Dangerous Global Path

February 10, 2013 - 6:00pm

There were two extraordinary disclosures in Thursday's testimony of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

At Last, Republicans Make Their Case to Main Street

February 6, 2013 - 6:00pm

The House Republicans, in serious trouble with public opinion as they blinked facing the "fiscal cliff" over New Year's, seem suddenly to be playing a more successful game -- or rather, games -- an inside game and an outside game.

Fewer Dollars and Babies Threaten Social Programs

February 3, 2013 - 6:00pm

Our major public policies are based on the assumption that America will continue to enjoy growth. Economic growth and population growth.

Republican Annihilation Is Not Likely

January 27, 2013 - 6:00pm

These days, our political parties are defined by their presidents. Their policies and their programs tend to become their respective parties' orthodoxies.

Obama Inaugural: Full of Audacity, but Little Hope

January 23, 2013 - 6:00pm

Commentators both left and right agree that Barack Obama's second inaugural speech Monday was highly partisan, with shoutouts to his constituencies on the left and defiance of his critics on the right.

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