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  • Vote with a vengeance to thwart GOP

    Vote with a vengeance to thwart GOP
    With days to go until the midterms, and with polls pointing to the prospect that Republicans could take control of the Senate, the stakes are high not just for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, but for the United States. The...
  • Durbin puts party and politics before all

    I do not live in Illinois, but the choice of a U.S. senator always carries national implications, and so my interest and dismay with your endorsement of Dick Durbin for re-election. While I may be an elderly curmudgeon now, I was raised in an...
  • Road-tested and reliable

    One vote can define a career in the U.S. Senate. Consider Edmund Ross of Kansas, one of the senators in John F. Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage," who cast the deciding vote in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson — and lost his seat as a result....
  • Jonah Goldberg and the GOP's Harry Reid obsession

    Jonah Goldberg and the GOP's Harry Reid obsession
    Times columnist Jonah Goldberg swings his rhetorical hammer Tuesday at congressional dysfunction, arguing that polarization wasn't as big a problem as politicians' eagerness for self-protection. It's a good point, and his column is very much worth...
  • How Harry Reid doomed Democratic senators

    How Harry Reid doomed Democratic senators
    "What day is it?" "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day," said Pooh. As a proud member of the "don't just do something, sit there" school of politics, I don't fret much about partisanship and gridlock. Partisanship and gridlock aren't bugs...
  • Alaska Senate race becomes most expensive campaign in state's history

    The local official introducing the candidate eventually got around to the point — Sen. Mark Begich, standing up for Alaskans, get out the vote — but first he lit into the Koch brothers and what he described as money's power to warp politics....
  • Why winning the Senate matters

    — You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can't win presidential elections that way. It is, therefore, vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here's why. In midterms, it's all right to be the party of no....
  • Voters favor compromise, but in what direction?

    According to Wall Street Journal columnist Gerald Seib, a new Journal/NBC News poll found that half of the voters surveyed preferred a candidate who would compromise in order to reach consensus on a bill, compared to 42% that favored a candidate who...
  • The dilemma in endorsing Dick Durbin for U.S. Senate

    The dilemma in endorsing Dick Durbin for U.S. Senate
    Six years ago we struggled with an endorsement for a U.S. Senate seat. We recalled the last time an Illinoisan rose to the top of the Senate: Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen, a Republican, was known for his civility and his willingness to set...
  • Durbin, Oberweis clash on immigration, health care in debate

    Durbin, Oberweis clash on immigration, health care in debate
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and challenger Jim Oberweis sparred Wednesday night in their first meeting on a formal debate stage, with the rivals arguing over whether the incumbent's experience is an asset or a liability. Republican state Sen. Oberweis, 68,...
  • Warner tells Williamsburg Kiwanis he is 'relentlessly bipartisan'

     Warner tells Williamsburg Kiwanis he is 'relentlessly bipartisan'
    WILLIAMSBURG – U.S. Sen. Mark Warner made a nuanced, detailed and lengthy pitch to local Kiwanis members Wednesday, hitting his bipartisan bona fides hard as he asked voters to re-elect him. Warner, a Democrat, described himself as "relentlessly...