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Timeless -- and Wise -- Advice Oct. 06, 2018

Mark Shields

On a Sunday morning two days before the crucial California presidential primary, hundreds of college... Read More

Trump's Saudi Policy Gamble Apr. 27, 2018

Michael Barone

Seventy-three years ago, Franklin D. Roosevelt, on his trip back from the Yalta conference with Wins... Read More

Ignoring the Lessons of Effective Presidents Aug. 04, 2017

Michael Barone

Who have been the most successful presidents in the past 80 years? Most successful, that is, in fram... Read More

Self-Pity Can Be Politically Fatal May. 20, 2017

Mark Shields

In polls of American historians conducted over the past 17 years by C-SPAN, Abraham Lincoln and Fran... Read More

How Trump Affects the Presidential Rankings Feb. 23, 2017

Steve Chapman

Any president can change the future. Donald Trump stands out for his ability to change the past, wit... Read More

Challenge Us; Don't Coddle Us Jan. 14, 2017

Mark Shields

The late William Safire, a certified wordsmith who had been a speechwriter for President Richard Nix... Read More

The Gift Returned Dec. 19, 2016

Marc Dion

You know why I dislike Donald Trump? Because I can remember American poet Robert Frost reciting his ... Read More

The Arc of History Doesn't Always Bend Toward Justice Nov. 24, 2016

Michael Barone

History is on our side. That's a claim Barack Obama has made frequently, in his two successful campa... Read More

Shrink the Supreme Court? Nov. 03, 2016

Steve Chapman

When you can't win a fair contest, you have a few choices. You can gracefully accept the loss. You c... Read More

The Year of Political Re-enactors Sep. 16, 2016

Michael Barone

The thought came to me as I watched the Cleveland police clear away protesters from the city's Publi... Read More

They All Have an Answer for Terror; Take Their Word for It Dec. 09, 2015

Roger Simon

All a politician really has are words. They are his only weapon, his only sword, his only shield. Ev... Read More

Clinton's Weakness in Important States Jun. 23, 2015

Michael Barone

Hillary Clinton has relaunched her campaign on Roosevelt Island with a 4,687-word speech. But it's n... Read More

Obama, FDR Set Modern Records for GDP Spending Jun. 04, 2012

Terence Jeffrey

Obama, FDR Set Modern Records for GDP Spending President Barack Obama said: "Since I've been p... Read More

In Obama Campaign Video, It's Not Morning in America Mar. 25, 2012

Michael Barone

President Barack Obama's 17-minute video, "The Road We've Traveled," gives us an idea of h... Read More

Who Won in Wisconsin? Mar. 14, 2011

Mona Charen

Who won the battle of Wisconsin? Republican Gov. Scott Walker got a legislative victory. On the othe... Read More