Thursday, January 28th, 2010 09:59:55

You’ve Got Me, Babe

"Well, the big difference here and in '94 was you've got me," was President Obama's response to possible problems in the upcoming midterm elections, according to Rep. Marion Berry. The Arkansas Democrat was recalling Obama's remarks in an election strategy....

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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 09:59:08

From Centerfold to Senator

You'd have to be eligible for Social Security to remember the last time a Republican sat in the Senate seat made vacant last year when Ted Kennedy died. Scott Brown is the first Republican to win the seat since Henry....

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Thursday, January 14th, 2010 09:58:11

Will We Do What is Necessary for Our Children?

Miep Gies, who saved Anne Frank's diary during World War II, died Sunday at the age of 100. Gies was the last living link to the Frank family. She spent her last six decades traveling and talking about her experience....

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Thursday, January 7th, 2010 09:57:30

The Right Book at the Right Time

"Let me say it as clearly and succinctly as I can: we screwed up," Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele wrote in his new book, "RightNow: A 12- Step Program for Defeating the Obama Agenda" (Regnery Publishing, 2010). Steele is....

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Thursday, December 24th, 2009 09:55:45

The Audacity of Washington

Audacity and transparency are running rampant in Washington. Elected officials are transparent about their audacity. President Obama ran on the promise of hope and change. If voters would dare to be hopeful, he would steer the country toward change we....

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Thursday, December 17th, 2009 09:54:53

A Woman’s World

James Brown song "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" got it wrong -- there is a quiet revolution underfoot that one day might make it more of a woman's world than a man's. They vote more, they study more, and....

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Thursday, December 10th, 2009 09:53:53

More of the Same Will Not Lead to Change

"It's the economy, stupid," was the message that Democratic political strategist James Carville kept repeating to Bill Clinton in the 1992 campaign against then-President George H.W. Bush. It seems that President Barack Obama has finally gotten the message, too, and....

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 09:21:39

Atlanta Reaching Towards Post-Racial Politics

Tuesday's runoff election for the mayor of Atlanta pitted a young black candidate running as an outsider against a white activist with decades of experience as a citizen activist. African American mayors have run Atlanta since 1974. This race has....

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Thursday, November 26th, 2009 09:20:02

Faith, Thankfulness and Dreams

We know the story of the first Thanksgiving almost 400 years ago, of the pilgrims and the Indians coming together and sharing their food after a bountiful harvest. The first "official" Thanksgiving, however, was celebrated just 210 years ago today.....

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Saturday, October 25th, 2008 09:13:34

Asking and Answering Hard Questions

At 3:32 p.m., June 13, the Washington Post news alert hit my iPhone. Tim Russert, moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," and Washington bureau chief, had died. My heart ached for his family. The news was shocking and sad, particularly....

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