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  • The worst job in the world [Commentary]

    The worst job in the world [Commentary]
    Let's say you are an intelligent, successful federal prosecutor from an elite law school and possessing all of the important political contacts in Washington, D.C. An election occurs. Your party wins, and the president-elect begins to put together a...
  • Jules Witcover: On presidential firings

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding...
  • Jules Witcover: On presidential firings [Commentary]

    Jules Witcover: On presidential firings [Commentary]
    President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding the knife. The...
  • Generic drug makers fight rule on health risk warnings

    Generic drug makers fight rule on health risk warnings
    WASHINGTON — Companies that make generic drugs, the medications most Americans buy, are fighting to kill a proposed federal regulation that would require them for the first time to warn patients of all the known health risks of each drug they sell....
  • Letters: Democrats' hypocrisy on the filibuster

    Re "The post-nuclear Senate," Editorial, Nov. 24 You gloss over the hypocrisy of the president and the Democrats in the Senate who imposed the nuclear option. These are the same people who, when the Republicans threatened to impose the nuclear...
  • Watergate's Saturday Night Massacre gets more interesting with age

    Watergate's Saturday Night Massacre gets more interesting with age
    The Saturday Night Massacre was a scorched-earth moment in the Watergate affair. On Oct. 20, 1973, the two highest-ranking members of the Justice Department, Atty. Gen. Elliot L. Richardson and his deputy, William D. Ruckelshaus, quit rather than follow...
  • The double threats

    Just as Lenin's body remains on public display in Russia, because one never knows when he might be useful to rally the masses, so, too, does the ghost (but thankfully not the body) of the late Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) remain a useful symbol for...
  • Robert H. Bork dies at 85; pivotal figure in Supreme Court history

    Robert H. Bork, the conservative legal champion whose bitter defeat for a Supreme Court seat in 1987 politicized the confirmation process and changed the court's direction for decades, died Wednesday. He was 85. The former Yale law professor and judge on...
  • Robert Bork, the original originalist

    Robert Bork, who died Wednesday, occupies a peculiar position in the pantheon of American conservative heroes. Most conservatives celebrated Judge Bork as the champion of constitutional values who was denied his rightful position on the Supreme Court by...