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  • Essie Mae Washington-Williams dies at 87; black daughter of segregationist Strom Thurmond

    Essie Mae Washington-Williams dies at 87; black daughter of segregationist Strom Thurmond
    A week before Christmas in 2003, a retired Los Angeles schoolteacher stood before a phalanx of news cameras and 250 reporters in a South Carolina ballroom and declared, "I am Essie Mae Washington-Williams, and at last I am completely free." After more...
  • Joe Biden: Vice president of the nation, but king of the eulogy

    WASHINGTON – Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden – the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him. “I’ve spoken at more eulogies than I’d like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R....
  • Great moments in homina homina homina!

     
    Attorney Charles J. Cooper offers a lame, confused response in the Supreme Court today to the question of, if procreation is to integral to marriage, why do we let prisoners and the elderly marry? JUSTICE BREYER: What precisely is the......
  • 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...
  • Force congressmen to retire at 75?

    Force congressmen to retire at 75?
    Sen. Frank Lautenberg died Tuesday at age 89, the Senate’s oldest member. He had missed most Senate votes since late 2012 because of declining health -- but managed to make it into the Capitol to vote for Gina McCarthy as secretary of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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?...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Lott to quit Senate only one year into new term

    Lott to quit Senate only one year into new term
    Sen. Trent Lott, a 35-year Capitol Hill veteran who staged a political comeback after losing his Senate leadership post because of racially insensitive remarks, plans to resign from office before the year is out. With his decision, the Senate's No. 2...