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What We Need Now: A Governor of New York Apr. 08, 2020

Jamie Stiehm

When the nation plunged deep into despair and crisis, the governor of New York rose out of ashes and... Read More

Notes From the New Normal Mar. 25, 2020

Jamie Stiehm

"The old custom of shaking hands fell into disuse." The line comes from Philadelphia in the 1793 ye... Read More

Please, Not 'Shovel-Ready' Projects Again! Mar. 17, 2020

Stephen Moore

It was just a little over 10 years ago, at the height of the 2008-2009 financial crisis, that House ... Read More

A History Belle's Pick of Presidents Feb. 19, 2020

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — So, here we are on Presidents Day in Washington, the city hushed on the holiday. ... Read More

Let's Have Some Historical Perspective on Presidential Misconduct Dec. 06, 2019

David Harsanyi

This week, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee trotted out a trio of dispassionate legal expe... Read More

Elizabeth Warren: Following in the Footsteps of FDR Sep. 25, 2019

Terence Jeffrey

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a plan to convert Social Security into a program that unambiguously redist... Read More

Trump Era Not as Extraordinary as Never-Trumpers Think Sep. 13, 2019

Michael Barone

Around Washington, in sundry upscale locales, in large quadrants of the internet, you still encounte... Read More

Thanks and Gratitude on D-Day Jun. 06, 2019

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

We lived in Belgium in the late 1960s while my father researched for his dissertation. I was too you... Read More

FDR's Prose Crackled with Clarity May. 08, 2019

The Word Guy

Jill Lepore's new book "These Truths," a delightfully quirky and informative romp through U.S. histo... Read More

A Uniquely American Story May. 04, 2019

Mark Shields

Feb. 19, 1942, was not President Franklin Roosevelt's finest day. Some 10 weeks after Japan's attack... Read More

Political Potshots Have Always Packed Punch Dec. 05, 2018

The Word Guy

If you think today's political insults are nasty, consider these mud bombs hurled at Presidents Ulys... Read More

A Long History of Leftist Hatred Jun. 16, 2017

Patrick Buchanan

James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who aspired to end his life as a mass murderer of Repub... Read More

The Serious Matter of Political Humor Mar. 18, 2017

Mark Shields

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the only American elected president four times, had an often overlooked s... Read More

Fake News and War Party Lies Dec. 02, 2016

Patrick Buchanan

"I have in my possession a secret map, made in Germany by Hitler's government — by the planner... Read More

Why America Recoils From Trump Jul. 22, 2016

Joe Conason

The revulsion evoked by Donald Trump as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Clevel... Read More

A Steppingstone to Oblivion Jul. 16, 2016

Mark Shields

The first very first "presidential" test in public for every nominee for the White House is the sele... Read More

FDR Still Speaks Across the Ages, Trumping Trump's Brand May. 27, 2016

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — The president spoke a personal word: "I never forget that I live in a house owned... Read More

A Schlong Day's Journey Into Night Dec. 28, 2015

Marc Dion

When Donald Trump, candidate of those who don't have much education, said Hillary Clinton had been "... Read More

Democrats Should Be Nicer to the South Sep. 30, 2014

Froma Harrop

MOBILE, Ala. — It's been noticed by just about everyone except what we call the "liberal estab... Read More

Despite Celebration, the Iraq War Continues Sep. 02, 2010

David Sirota

Something about 21st-century warfare brings out Washington's lust for historical comparison. The mom... Read More