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The Swampby Kathleen Hennessey In South Carolina, the election drama rolls on. In the wake of his loss to a first-time candidate who is charged with a felony sex crime, Democratic Senate hopeful Vic Rawl has filed a protest against last......
Jonah Goldberg"If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on...
William PfaffPARIS -- The irresistible impulse to aggrandize power, which has been evident in American foreign policy since (at least) the fall of the East-West bipolar system in 1991, was demonstrated last week by the NSA revelations of Edward Snowden. Now there is a...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- Just as they say that the poor are always with is, so it is with Richard Nixon, arguably the most tormented American president, who comes back to us in the new book "Ike and Dick" (appropriately subtitled "Portrait of a Strange Political...
On a weekend when the streets of Chicago are expected to fill with protesters, the Dog & Pony Theatre Company is staging a look back at a previous time that happened: the 1968 convention of the Democratic Party. Staged promenade-style in an upstairs...
Tribune Media ServicesIn 2012, Americans will go to the polls and vote for who they want to represent them in Washington. But, as 2011 showed, the real political momentum is not to be found in Washington. Our institutions have let us down, not only by failing to prevent the...
Those of us of a certain age remember the Vietnam War. Many served in Vietnam or had brothers or sons who did. Others, like me, came home from school and watched it on television every day on the news. Vietnam was the first war to come into the American...
It could have ended badly. Last Saturday, as many as 10,000 people listened while blogger Frank James MacArthur broadcast his stand-off with the Baltimore City Police Department live via Internet radio. The BPD had been trying for more than a week to...
This week marks the first anniversary of a memorable act of street theater in the city — the peaceful, ritual arrest of 173 Occupy Chicago protesters who refused to leave Grant Park after the 11 p.m. curfew. As news accounts at the time related,...
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Occupy members held a town hall meeting on Thursday to discuss the demonstration that pitted police against protesters last month. On July 12, members of the Occupy L.A. movement used chalk to protest at the Art Walk event, and some...
Some pundits are bemoaning the unremarkable one-year anniversary of the "Occupy" movement's entry into American politics. Indeed, it was not so long ago that daily street protests were the object of intense media coverage. For many progressives, hopes...
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