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  • An end is in sight to the endless stories about endless debates

     
    Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this before. Because you probably have. There’s a move afoot in the U.S. Senate to reform the filibuster. But this time — No, really, wait! Don’t leave! — this time, it might actually...
  • The left, the right, the arts and dogs in lively 'Chesapeake'

    The left, the right, the arts and dogs  in lively 'Chesapeake'
    At the height of the so-called culture wars of 20 years past — when the late Senators Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms were raging against the "obscene" solo artists funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and performers like Tim Miller and...
  • Senate to give Mark Kirk time to heal

    Senate to give Mark Kirk time to heal
    — Ted Kennedy had a brain tumor. Joe Biden had two brain aneurysms. Tim Johnson had a rare brain anomaly that led to strokelike symptoms. Lyndon Baines Johnson had a heart attack. The lawmakers, all stricken while in public office, were afforded...
  • Reel Critics: J. Edgar misses the forest for the trees

    Few figures in America ever hold serious political power for half a century. Senators Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd, as well as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, are among the few who did. But no one held as much power as J. Edgar Hoover did as...
  • Term Limits

     
    I’m a term limits guy. I know the arguments against them: “We have term limits – they’re called elections!” “All that turnover would deprive us of legislative experience.” “With term limits and constant...
  • John Phillips: Hey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, did you cheat on the people of California too?

     
    Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez may have known about Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child? And was that information ever used?...
  • C-SPAN: This program lasts 31 years, with no end in sight

     
    C-SPAN's Greatest Hits! And more!! The public service network unveils a searchable, vast video archive going back to 1987....
  • 'Courage and Consequence' by Karl Rove

    'Courage and Consequence' by Karl Rove
    Karl Rove is a true believer, as the subtitle to his memoir suggests, in a fighting faith. Much that vexes our current politics flows from the fact that he is an exemplar rather than a singular case. "Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in...
  • Alexander Haig was right (sort of)

     
    Even in obituaries, Alexander M. Haig got grief for saying, “As of now, I am in control” after the attempted assassination in 1981 of President Reagan (pending the return to Washington of the vice president). If that didn’t show Haig to be a...
  • That fabled filibuster-proof majority? Show me.

     
    I'm sorry if I'm late to this party, but I can't help it. I have to say this. All the brow-smiting and hand-wringing over the loss of a filibuster-proof majority for the Democrats in the Senate -- what a paper tiger! It's time to call the Senate's bluff....
  • Why The Double Standard, Senator Landrieu?

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is supposedly a champion of African Americans and advocate of civil rights for all. However, a much different image emerges from the new book, "Game Change." Reid is quoted as touting the chances of Barack Obama...
  • Giuliani: What would a Republican get?

     
    by Mark Silva Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and erstwhile Republican candidate for president, does not side with fellow Republicans who say Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid should step down because of what he said about President......