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  • Thirty years ago tonight: Geraldine Ferraro makes history

    Thirty years ago tonight: Geraldine Ferraro makes history
    Thirty years ago tonight, all she had to say were five words and, just like that, thousands of delegates to the Democratic Party's 1984 convention nearly blew off the roof of San Francisco’s Moscone Center. “My name is Geraldine Ferraro,&...
  • Al Franken takes Senate job seriously (he's still funny in private)

    Al Franken takes Senate job seriously (he's still funny in private)
    It must be said at this point: Sen. Al Franken is just dull. How dull is he? He says the most memorable conversation he's had as a senator — "hilarious" even — was a wonkish discussion with former President Clinton about how to finance...
  • Of tweets, tanks, and tabloid fodder: the NBA midseason awards

    Of tweets, tanks, and tabloid fodder: the NBA midseason awards
    It's always more fun to be inclusive when it comes to NBA midseason awards. So for every Kevin Durant (our most valuable player), we like to mix in a Larry Sanders (most exasperating) or a Kendall Marshall (most unlikely rise to a starter). Here,...
  • NBC's 'Hillary' project lacks script, but not critics

    NBC's 'Hillary' project lacks script, but not critics
    There isn't even a finished script yet, but NBC has already run into trouble with its planned biopic about Hillary Rodham Clinton. Executives in July announced plans for a miniseries starring Diane Lane that would look at the life and career of the...
  • Obama Will Be Forced To Capitulate In Debt Ceiling Fight

    For all the hyped indignation over GOP "anarchism," there has been remarkable media reticence about the president's intransigence. He has refused to negotiate anything unless the Republicans fully fund the government and raise the debt ceiling —...
  • Why you should ignore 2016 polls for a few more years

    Why you should ignore 2016 polls for a few more years
    There is a new poll out in New Hampshire, the first presidential primary state, but we won’t bother sharing the results for a simple reason: They’re meaningless. Yes, the numbers can influence donors, shape the narrative of the campaign (to...
  • Yes, Bob Dole, Reagan would still be a Republican

    "Could people like Bob Dole, even Ronald Reagan -- could you make it in today's Republican Party?" Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday" asked former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole. "I doubt it," Mr. Dole replied. "Reagan...
  • Texas candidate Wendy Davis faces questions about biography

    Texas candidate Wendy Davis faces questions about biography
    In 1984, Gary Hart experienced the whole meteoric-crash-and-burn phenomenon in textbook fashion. The Colorado senator and dark horse presidential candidate finished a distant second behind former Vice President Walter Mondale in the 1984 Iowa caucuses,...
  • 1964 remembered from a boomer state of mind

    1964 remembered from a boomer state of mind
    You're going to be hearing a lot about 50th anniversaries this year. PBS' "American Experience" has a two-hour program called "1964" that premiered this month. It included such milestones as Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign, which though...
  • Biden's got the chops [Commentary]

    Biden's got the chops [Commentary]
    One of the enduring misperceptions of American politics is that the vice presidency is a steppingstone to the presidency. Of the 47 men who have held the office, only four were elected to the Oval Office as sitting standbys: Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren...
  • Remember when Letterman was the epitome of edginess?

    Remember when Letterman was the epitome of edginess?
    In a final passing of the torch to a new generation of late-night talk show hosts, David Letterman announced last week that he would retire in 2015. As intelligent and unique a force as he's always been, the timing seems right. Since beginning his late-...