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  • The slick salesman from Teheran

    A man "may smile, and smile, and be a villain," to quote a play of some renown called "The Tragedy of Hamlet" (Act I, Scene V). This suave new "moderate" president of Iran smiles and smiles, too. Experienced and worldly diplomat that he is, His Excellency...
  • Why not a secret budget deal?

    WASHINGTON -- As much of this capital city warns of approaching Armageddon if the current government shutdown continues, it may be instructive to recall how a more perilous fate was encountered 41 years ago, and how it was averted. That would be the...
  • GOP retreats on Obamacare

    WASHINGTON -- The political peril of letting perceived public-opinion polling drive policy has now been clearly demonstrated in the failure of the Republican campaign to repeal, replace or defund President Obama's health care insurance law. The...
  • Seeking a way out of budget showdown, with honor intact

    WASHINGTON -- Now that both sides in the Great Shutdown Fiasco seem to be inching their way toward an exit strategy, the central concern appears to be how to arrive at it with the least political damage to each of them. Already left in the wreckage is...
  • Pursuit of Obamacare repeal mirage led GOP astray

    WASHINGTON -- As some in Congress have groped for a way to avert economic Armaggedon, House Republicans have continued to chase their mirage -- the repeal or defunding of "Obamacare" -- at the expense of the nation's much more serious problems. This...
  • Jules Witcover: Default averted, a fresh start for Obama

    WASHINGTON -- While the tea party faction of the Republican Party licks its wounds and strains to put a positive spin on its abysmal failure to defund Obamacare, President Obama emerges with a stiffened spine for the budget and debt limit battles ahead....
  • Witcover: What McCarthyism can teach us about Cruzism

    WASHINGTON -- In the wake of President Obama's emphatic victory over the ultraconservatives determined to kill his Affordable Care Act, he has as much interest as moderate Republicans do in seeing these ideological zealots cut down to size. Obama has...
  • Witcover: Obamacare incompetence puts president's legacy in peril

    WASHINGTON -- In some important ways, the last month or so has seen some impressive advances for President Obama. Under ordinary circumstances, his success so far at staring down Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons and then his rebuff of...
  • Targeting Hillary

    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's swan song before the Senate and House committees on foreign affairs was in a sense a prelude to any future bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. It gave Republicans a last chance to cast her...
  • Taking Biden seriously

    WASHINGTON -- As the second Obama term gets underway, much is being said and written about the president finally emerging as a tougher, stronger Democrat in the liberal mold of past party greats. His second inaugural address pressed Republicans in...
  • The resilient Jerry Brown

    WASHINGTON -- It's said in politics that timing is everything, that success depends on picking the right time to make one's move. When Barack Obama decided in early 2007 to launch a presidential bid as a freshman U.S. senator at age 45, the naysayers...
  • Why annihilate the GOP?

    WASHINGTON -- Still reeling from the Republican defeat in the 2012 presidential election, House Speaker John Boehner warned in a Ripon Society speech the other day that the re-elected Obama administration is now out to kill off their party. The embattled...