| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky are the first would-be contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination to go mano-a-mano.
The fight is sharply drawn. In an op-ed in The Washington Post, Perry warned of a growing...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:16 PM
In the realm of Republican presidential politics, this has been a good year for Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. It hasn't been as kind to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
It's sobering to recall that less...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches.
In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:49 PM
As the battle intensifies over how much authority President Barack Obama has to take executive measures in the face of congressional inaction, James Madison and Richard Nixon provide the frames of reference.
The Republican-controlled House is planning...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON --That Hillary Clinton will seek the presidency in 2016 is now widely taken as a given. Certainly she has given every sign of it, short of saying "Yes." But what if she doesn't?
Waiting patiently and noncommittally in the wings is Vice...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
President Obama's yearning to become a peacetime president continues to be frustrated by the reality on the ground in the Middle East, and by Republicans' zeal to capitalize on it politically at home.
The disintegration of Iraq, the emergence of a...
| Mar 17, 2013
Ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq, a decision that almost everyone now ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Why "almost"? Former President George W. Bush and his top aides still maintain that the invasion...
| Sep 21, 2013
Re "Bait-and-switch on Syria," Opinion, Sept. 17
Jonah Goldberg argues that the Obama administration changed its policy goal on Syria from ousting President Bashar Assad to eliminating chemical weapons in the hands of the government. He writes that...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 3:15 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — With tearful memories and a decisive swing, Susan Ford Bales christened the Navy's newest aircraft carrier Saturday under perfect skies at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Named for the nation's 38th president, the Gerald R. Ford ushers...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Barbara Bush, the family matriarch, probably echoed the national sentiment most succinctly in an interview when she said, “We’ve had enough Bushes.”
Her son, at the opening of his presidential library, said that history would be...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
When T. Rowe Price Group looked to add a director to its board last month, the Baltimore money manager chose someone with widespread name recognition: former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine.
Earlier this year, Price added another notable figure to its...