| Dec 13, 2012
Shortly after the 1988 presidential election, pollsters asked Democrats whom they favored to be their party's nominee in 1992. The strongest candidates were Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Gov. Mario M. Cuomo of New York. The governor of...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:00 AM
When, at long last, will people understand that the left is boring?
The question came to mind as I was dipping in and out of Oliver Stone's miasmic 700-plus-page tome. I'll never read the whole thing, and not because it's a left-wing screed full of...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Lawrence Guyot, a civil rights leader who survived jailhouse beatings in the Deep South in the 1960s and went on to encourage generations to get involved, has died. He was 73.
Guyot had a history of heart problems and suffered from diabetes, and died...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The Progressives won on Tuesday.
I don't mean the people who voted Democrat who call themselves "progressive." Though they won, too.
I mean the Progressives who've been waging a century-long effort to transform our American-style government into a...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Fact: The empathy factor was a big winner for President Barack Obama.
Opinion: It proved impossible for a wealthy CEO-type to compete in the "he cares about us" category. Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comment most certainly (further) strengthened this...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory is a good place to start for some perspective on the recent presidential election. Within its gray stone walls, the tumultuous 1912 Democratic National Convention played a major scene in the political drama that...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 6:41 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley returned to the national stage Sunday after a Democratic National Convention speech that received tepid reviews, facing off with Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt over job creation and women's issues on CNN.
Questioned by CNN's Candy Crowley,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
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NFL roundup: Jones back Cowboys DC Kiffin
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones gave a vote of confidence to defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin on Tuesday, one day after the Dallas defense was obliterated in a 45-28 loss to...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and conscience 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,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:14 PM
In 1992, while reporting on the Democratic National Convention in New York City, I had the chance to cover Nelson Mandela. He was the only political figure that ever truly left me in awe.
Mandela died in his South African home Thursday at age 95.
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Chicago history comes in layers.
Thinking about the spot in southern Grant Park from which Barack Obama delivered his 2008 presidential victory speech, Geoffrey Baer realized that, four decades earlier, the Democratic National Convention protesters...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:18 PM
Officials from USC and Los Angeles will light the Olympic torch at the Coliseum for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday to honor former President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Kennedy gave the Democratic National Convention...