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  • George McGovern dies at 90; liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72

    George McGovern dies at 90; liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72
    George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90. McGovern died Sunday morning while...
  • On the trail: Santorum's electability sales pitch

    On the trail: Santorum's electability sales pitch
    LEXINGTON, S.C. -- Rick Santorum told a standing room only crowd at an aviation-themed restaurant here Tuesday afternoon that moderate candidates don't excite voters, and his staggering loss in Pennsylvania was a result of a bad climate for Republicans...
  • What's in a name

    A reporter inquires about the way we refer to U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, because his staff says that he prefers to be known as plain old Ben Cardin. (He's running for re-election.) Can we do that? Sure. We're easy. We accommodated Jimmy Carter and...
  • Rendell: For Romney, debates are make or break

    Rendell: For Romney, debates are make or break
    If Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney fails to come away with a win at the first presidential debate at the University of Denver next month, the former Massachusetts governor could find his candidacy abandoned by GOP moneymen and chieftains...
  • Mailbag: Patrician values cost GOP, McCain victory

    Stratfor, a private U.S. intelligence company with high-power clients around the globe, disclosed that Sen. John McCain was aware of significant voter fraud during the 2008 presidential campaign. Despite having had evidence that the Democrats had...
  • McGovern's death brings nostalgia for the age of statesmen

    McGovern's death brings nostalgia for the age of statesmen
    Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, a Republican, spoke at Johns Hopkins University last week. He mostly avoided partisan politics, instead focusing on the roles of China and technology in determining America's future. However, he did address his failed...
  • A real-life adventurer

    A real-life adventurer
    Listening to novelist and political commentator Mark Helprin recount his life is a bit like listening to Forrest Gump — an eloquent, New York-born Forrest Gump. Helprin is hardly slow-witted, but like the titular hero of the Oscar-winning 1994...
  • Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit

    Leonard Pitts: Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit
    One guy was among the greatest losers in the history of politics, the other, one of the biggest winners in all of sports. They were unalike men who shared little except recent headlines. But there was, in that brief juxtaposition, an object lesson for...
  • Hopeful signs of reconciliation in hyper-partisan times

    There have been a number of hopeful signs recently regarding the public's recognition of the value of reaching beyond partisan disagreement ("Nostalgia for the age of statesmen," Oct. 23). One comes from "the greatest generation," the other from a college...
  • Bartlett to skip GOP convention

    Bartlett to skip GOP convention
    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has become the latest incumbent in Congress to announce he will skip his party's national convention this year to spend time campaigning for reelection, drawing a contrast with other state Republicans as well as his Democratic...
  • Mitt Romney has no future in the GOP

    Mitt Romney has no future in the GOP
    As if Mitt Romney's defeat weren't a cross enough to bear, the kind of campaign he ran could make him uniquely a man on the outside of his party looking in. His chameleon-like shades of Republicanism — he presented himself as "severely...