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  • Ending judicial elections

    Ending judicial elections
    Electing judges by popular vote is a bad idea. Experience has taught this lesson over and over again. If you want judges to be impartial and fair (or at least appear to be), you don't force them to act like politicians making promises and seeking campaign...
  • Hillary Clinton's use of private email not unusual, but still raises questions

    Hillary Clinton's use of private email not unusual, but still raises questions
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of personal email accounts as secretary of State mimicked her predecessors but drew attention to her penchant for secrecy as she begins what appears to be a second presidential run. Clinton turned her personal email...
  • High court wades into Congressional map fight

    High court wades into Congressional map fight
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's highest court on Wednesday jumped into a long-running dispute that could alter the fate of the state's 27 members of Congress. The Florida Supreme Court held an hour-long hearing examining whether the Republican-...
  • Backers of election charter amendments declare victory

    Backers of two measures to shift Los Angeles city and school board votes to higher-turnout election years declared victory Tuesday evening after an initial count showed the measures had lopsided leads in absentee ballots. Charter Amendments 1 and 2,...
  • Can 'Chuy' give Rahm a run for his money?

    Can 'Chuy' give Rahm a run for his money?
    Four years ago, I was surprised by how early in the evening on election night President Barack Obama's former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won the mayoral race in Chicago, a city whose elections are historically famous for long counts. Four years later,...
  • Obamacare case began when conservative lawyer saw possible flaw in law

    Obamacare case began when conservative lawyer saw possible flaw in law
    The case that comes before the Supreme Court on Wednesday with the potential to unravel President Obama's landmark healthcare law began in a conference room at the American Enterprise Institute, a few blocks from the White House and the K Street corridor....
  • Advocates Seek To Block State Education, Health Cuts

    Advocates Seek To Block State Education, Health Cuts
    HARTFORD — Speaker after speaker stepped to the microphone Tuesday evening to ask legislators to restore education and health funding that is being cut in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget. With snow falling and 127 people signed up to...
  • Slots at BWI? Idea moves from impossible to merely a long shot

    Slots at BWI? Idea moves from impossible to merely a long shot
    A proposal to put slot machines at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has moved from just plain impossible to a nearly impossible long shot. Every year for the past six years, Del. Eric M. Bromwell's proposal to put 2,500...
  • In defense of Scott Walker

    In defense of Scott Walker
    Last week Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he wasn't going to take the media's bait. But his challenge isn't avoiding taking the bait — it's avoiding becoming the chum. After speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Walker found...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu's speech draws expected cheers, boos at home

    Benjamin Netanyahu's speech draws expected cheers, boos at home
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s contentious address to Congress on Tuesday drew predictable criticism from campaign opponents at home and praise from those in his own political camp. The prime minister, delivering his remarks in...
  • Bibi at the barricade

    The White House opposes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Congress, but not because the speech has political implications, coming as it does just two weeks before Israel's March 17 election. If the administration truly had political...