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  • An exit interview with Rep. David Dreier

    David Dreier was 26, still living in a dorm at Claremont McKenna College and working as a college administrator, when he ran for Congress the first time, in 1978. He lost then but never thereafter. Sixteen times, Dreier was elected to the House of...
  • Goldberg: Voter apathy isn't a crime

    Goldberg: Voter apathy isn't a crime
    It's a sure sign someone is losing when he demands that the rules be changed. That might explain the renewed interest in making voting mandatory. Peter Orszag, President Obama's former budget director and now a vice chairman at Citigroup, recently...
  • A post-elections reality check in the Eurozone

     
    Goodbye, campaign - Hello, reality. The headline in Monday's Sueddeutsche Zeitung, one of Germany's most influential newspapers, couldn't have said it better in looking at the realistic alternatives Europeans have for reining in spending to protect...
  • The problem with direct democracy

    The problem with direct democracy
    Last week, top Maryland Democrats announced their intention to make it more difficult to put statewide policy referenda on the ballot. The move is a clear response to Republicans' success last year in putting to referendum policy questions in the hope...
  • In U.S. visit, Suu Kyi urges end to all economic sanctions

     
    WASHINGTON -- Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, began her first visit to the United States in four decades by urging Washington to begin lifting remaining economic sanctions, which she credited for helping pressure the...
  • Local AP government classes get hands-on democracy lesson

     
    Local AP government classes get hands-on democracy lesson...
  • Election fantasies: 9 ideas to ‘fix that’

     
    Pretend for a moment — and I know this is crazy, but stick with me — but just pretend that we want it to be easy for every eligible person to vote, and for the results of elections to reflect......
  • Clinton promises 'partnership, not patronage,' to African nations

     
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched a tour across Africa on Tuesday by promising “partnership not patronage” with African nations....
  • Clinton comments on human rights blocked in China, group says

     
    The Chinese equivalent of Twitter has blocked remarks from Hillary Clinton that implicitly swiped at human rights abuses in China, according to a Hong Kong group that monitors Chinese media....
  • ‘Presto Joe’ makes more than just a school-reform idea vanish

     
    With one metaphorical, magical swing of his gavel, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th, recently turned 96 hours into 48 hours and — zim zalla bim! — made a potential embarrassment for Mayor Rahm Emanuel disappear. Here’s the play-by-play: Several...
  • What’s in a name? In Myanmar – or Burma – it’s political

     
    In a divided country wracked with ethnic violence and edging toward reform, one of the most stubborn battles may be a war of words: Is it Burma or is it Myanmar? After Suu Kyi toured Europe and Thailand, calling her country “Burma” as she...