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  • Jules Witcover: Reading the early primary leaves

    Is the Grand Old Party coming to its senses? The question arises from the latest Republican congressional primary elections, in which all party establishment incumbents were renominated over tea party favorites promising to move the GOP even farther to...
  • Black athletes are not charity cases

    WASHINGTON -- The outrageously bigoted remarks attributed to the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team mock the positive role black athletes have played in professional sports, even as those sports have served as an exit ramp from poverty....
  • Beating the dead horse called Benghazi

    WASHINGTON -- After endlessly trying to repeal and replace "Obamacare," the GOP has come up empty-handed. The health-care law appears to be gaining more public acceptance. So congressional Republicans are doing what they can to revive another old hobby...
  • Rove stirs the pot with Hillary inuendo

    WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton hasn't even thrown her hat into the 2016 presidential ring yet, but Republican tremors over the very thought have already unleashed red flares about her age and health that question her qualifications for the office. It's an...
  • Midterm elections may seal fate of Obama's legacy

    WASHINGTON -- Every two-term president since the 22nd Amendment was ratified in 1951 has faced being a lame-duck upon his re-election. Barack Obama clearly is no exception. With approximately 28 months left in his presidency, the clock is running out as...
  • Turmoil, and intimations of gender bias, at the Gray Lady

    WASHINGTON -- The print journalism world has been shaken by the firing in no uncertain terms of Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of the New York Times. The reaction has created as much buzz within the newspaper craft as the resignation...
  • Kerry warns of excessive isolationism

    WASHINGTON -- As secretary of state, John Kerry has left no doubt that he is ready, willing and able to go anywhere and do anything to make headway in his unenviable pursuit of progress in international stalemates. His perseverance in seeking to...
  • Jules Witcover: A footnote in presidential history

    WASHINGTON -- In reporting the death at 86 the other day of Howard "Bo" Callaway, a former Secretary of the Army in the Nixon and Ford administrations, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution called him "the first superstar" of the Georgia Republican Party. In...
  • Obama's measured response to Russia is the right one

    WASHINGTON -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's land grab of Crimea, with more threatened to come, has Republican neoconservatives eagerly lining up to denounce President Obama as a deplorably weak leader who settled for throwing snowballs at Putin...
  • The limits of power in the Nuclear Age

    WASHINGTON -- Two current news stories underscore how the world of power politics has changed since the darkest days of the Cold War, when the threat of nuclear Armageddon hung over the globe. The first is President Obama's acknowledgment that there is,...
  • Obama defends his foreign policy doctrine

    WASHINGTON -- Why President Obama was off in the Asian Pacific while Russia was stirring up trouble in eastern Ukraine has caused critics to question his foreign policy priorities, not to mention his resolve. At one point he was asked what was "the...
  • Court opens door wider to buying of public office

    WASHINGTON -- Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man -- Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone -- had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...