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  • A look back at the last time Orlando Predators were division champs

    A look back at the last time Orlando Predators were division champs
    Jay Gruden has come a long way since 2006. Eight years ago, he was synonymous with the Orlando Predators as the Arena Football League team's highly successful coach. Now he is in his first season as coach of the Washington Redskins. As for his former...
  • Gridlock's other component: The House GOP's enduring civil war

    Gridlock's other component: The House GOP's enduring civil war
    The emergency immigration bill House Speaker John A. Boehner initially proposed last week was never going to become law — and he knew it. President Obama had already promised a veto, so the bill was mostly a political message, designed to show...
  • A View From History

    View From History: U.S. Debt Worries
    As part of our 250th year of publication, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, provides the explanation for the cartoons. Today'...
  • Ann McFeatters: With midterms approaching, voters must return to senses

    WASHINGTON � The boys and girls of Congress are returning from summer camp er, Capitol Hill � to their real homes where they will 1) raise money and plead to be returned to camp; 2) stress how much they hate the nation's political...
  • Voters, return to your senses

    Voters, return to your senses
    The boys and girls of Congress are returning from summer camp — er, Capitol Hill — to their real homes where they will 1) raise money and plead to be returned to camp; 2) stress how much they hate the nation's political polarization; and 3)...
  • Tea party versus business backers in the bayou

    WASHINGTON — Fresh from helping save Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi from a tea party upstart, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is on the verge of endorsing an embattled Senate Democrat. According to The New York Times's Joe Nocera, national...
  • Legalize pot? Feds could at least loosen up on medical marijuana

    Legalize pot? Feds could at least loosen up on medical marijuana
    Marijuana has gone so mainstream that even the Old Gray Lady has called for the legalization of pot. The New York Times has begun an editorial series urging the federal government to repeal the ban on weed. The concerns over health effects, addiction...
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  • Cantor's defeat has set off political shock waves

    Shock waves are understandably reverberating throughout the political world with the news that a tea party Republican running a campaign on a shoestring has slain a well-funded political Goliath, GOP House Leader Eric Cantor. I find it ironic that a...
  • What is the meaning of Eric Cantor's defeat?

    Every political pundit in the country is, right now, writing about what House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in Tuesday's Republican primary means. But how sure can we be that we know what it means? Essentially none of the pundits, including me,...
  • Eric Cantor's loss highlights GOP divisions, suggests more gridlock

    Eric Cantor's loss highlights GOP divisions, suggests more gridlock
    House Republicans were in disarray Wednesday after the shocking defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a tea party novice brought the party's divisions back to the spotlight and further complicated an already difficult path for legislation. After...
  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses to Tea Party challenger

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses to Tea Party challenger
    In a stunning upset propelled by tea party activists, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., was defeated in Tuesday's congressional primary, with David Brat delivering an unpredicted and devastating loss to the second most powerful Republican in the...