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What Gerald Ford Could Teach Beto O'Rourke in 2018 Oct. 20, 2018

Mark Shields

When people learn that I have spent the past 50 years either working in or covering the past 13 pres... Read More

Taking the Disraeli Test Jul. 07, 2018

Mark Shields

Benjamin Disraeli, a 19th-century British prime minister and writer, shrewdly advised that to be a s... Read More

Which Politicians Look Like Their Home State? May. 12, 2018

Mark Shields

West Virginia — which, between 2015 and 2016, was the only state to see both more deaths than ... Read More

Authentic Republican Wisdom Aug. 05, 2017

Mark Shields

American campaigns were not always, I can testify from personal witness, about the politics of perso... Read More

Can Special Elections to the US House Predict Our Political Future? Apr. 22, 2017

Mark Shields

Is there an emerging national pattern to be found in special House elections, such as the one that j... Read More

Gerald Ford and the 2016 Election Nov. 05, 2016

Mark Shields

On Sept. 8, 1974, one month after he became the nation's only un-elected commander in chief, Preside... Read More

Missing Jerry Ford in 2016 Aug. 27, 2016

Mark Shields

During my more than a half-century of living and working in Washington, D.C., in my semi-humble opin... Read More

Democrats' 3rd-Term Blues Dec. 19, 2015

Mark Shields

History tends to make Democrats nervous about the 2016 White House election. They know that since 19... Read More

Wanted: An Emotionally Secure Leader Mar. 14, 2015

Mark Shields

The late Rep. Morris Udall of Arizona, who finished second in the campaign for the 1976 Democratic p... Read More

Hairy-Chested Liberals Exult: Big Question, Who Do We Kill Next? May. 12, 2011

Alexander Cockburn

Pinko terror-simps and the "rule of law" gang may cavil and whine at the lack of legal pro... Read More