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  • Force congressmen to retire at 75?

    Force congressmen to retire at 75?
    Sen. Frank Lautenberg died Tuesday at age 89, the Senate’s oldest member. He had missed most Senate votes since late 2012 because of declining health -- but managed to make it into the Capitol to vote for Gina McCarthy as secretary of...
  • Danation: Reiding in the Negro Dialect

    Ah, the latest outrage. These little chest-thumping, hand-wringing moments seem to occur on an almost weekly basis in the political world, with each new one replacing the one that came the week before. This week, it’s alleged racist Democratic...
  • Senate to give Mark Kirk time to heal

    Senate to give Mark Kirk time to heal
    — Ted Kennedy had a brain tumor. Joe Biden had two brain aneurysms. Tim Johnson had a rare brain anomaly that led to strokelike symptoms. Lyndon Baines Johnson had a heart attack. The lawmakers, all stricken while in public office, were afforded...
  • The left, the right, the arts and dogs in lively 'Chesapeake'

    The left, the right, the arts and dogs  in lively 'Chesapeake'
    At the height of the so-called culture wars of 20 years past — when the late Senators Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms were raging against the "obscene" solo artists funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and performers like Tim Miller and...
  • John Phillips: Hey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, did you cheat on the people of California too?

     
    Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez may have known about Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child? And was that information ever used?...
  • Term Limits

     
    I’m a term limits guy. I know the arguments against them: “We have term limits – they’re called elections!” “All that turnover would deprive us of legislative experience.” “With term limits and constant...
  • Reel Critics: J. Edgar misses the forest for the trees

    Few figures in America ever hold serious political power for half a century. Senators Strom Thurmond and Robert Byrd, as well as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, are among the few who did. But no one held as much power as J. Edgar Hoover did as...
  • A new twist to an intriguing family history

    Many people know that Democratic presidential candidate 's father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas. But an intriguing sliver of his family history has received almost no attention until now: It appears that forebears of his white mother owned...
  • 'Courage and Consequence' by Karl Rove

    'Courage and Consequence' by Karl Rove
    Karl Rove is a true believer, as the subtitle to his memoir suggests, in a fighting faith. Much that vexes our current politics flows from the fact that he is an exemplar rather than a singular case. "Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in...
  • Lott to quit Senate only one year into new term

    Lott to quit Senate only one year into new term
    Sen. Trent Lott, a 35-year Capitol Hill veteran who staged a political comeback after losing his Senate leadership post because of racially insensitive remarks, plans to resign from office before the year is out. With his decision, the Senate's No. 2...
  • Ted Kennedy's milestones and missteps

    Ted Kennedy's milestones and missteps
    For once, the extravagant elegies for a departed public figure are appropriate. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, in President Obama's words, was "the greatest United States senator of our time," at least for those who shared his passion for an activist federal...