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  • Biden is the wrong candidate if Democrats want to win the presidency in 2016 [Letter]

    Biden is the wrong candidate if Democrats want to win the presidency in 2016 [Letter]
    I read with interest Jules Witcover's column about the Democrats' presidential prospects ("If not Hillary, how about Joe?" Aug. 4).
  • Jules Witcover: On presidential firings [Commentary]

    Jules Witcover: On presidential firings [Commentary]
    President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding the knife. The...

    Pivoting to foreign policy, Rick Perry strikes two adversaries [Commentary]

    Pivoting to foreign policy, Rick Perry strikes two adversaries [Commentary]
     President Obama's yearning to become a peacetime president continues to be frustrated by the reality on the ground in the Middle East, and by Republicans' zeal to capitalize on it politically at home. The disintegration of Iraq, the emergence of a...

    Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]

    Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]
    Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and minds of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became, almost...

    Obama reaping a long-awaited backbone bonus [Commentary]

    It may have been a long time coming, but President Barack Obama's decision to stand up to the obstructionists in Congress that led to the 16-day government shutdown in October has begun to pay off. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, recognizing...