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  • Debt ceiling? William Jennings Bryan raised the roof in Chicago a century ago

    Debt ceiling? William Jennings Bryan raised the roof in Chicago a century ago
    In 1896, a politician gave a fiery speech in Chicago about dollars and debts that, by comparison, makes the rhetorical barrages exchanged recently in Washington seem like after-dinner remarks at a morticians' convention. The nation was in a prolonged...
  • '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...
  • The Age of Triumphalism is over

    All but lost amid the hullabaloo of the presidential campaign, the State Department recently dropped North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Kim Jong Il pocketed a concession that even a year ago would have seemed unimaginable. The...
  • A 'Kitchen Cabinet' of one

    EVEN MANY Republicans today recognize Franklin D. Roosevelt as the greatest president of the last century. The anti-Franklin Roosevelt, however, is George W. Bush. From his regressive tax codes and plan to privatize Social Security to his Supreme Court...
  • Presidents -- the good and the bad

    Presidents -- the good and the bad
    We tend to lionize or demonize our presidents. It would be tough to find many Abraham Lincoln detractors -- or, for that matter, many Warren G. Harding fans. But even our greatest heroes occasionally failed, and the worst presidents could boast of some...
  • Ranking the veeps

    Ranking the veeps
    Today's question: Give us your list of best and worst vice presidents in recent history. Previously, Lichtman and Edwards debated the proper role of the vice president, discussed how history might treat Dick Cheney and digested the current candidates'...
  • The 'assistant president'

    The 'assistant president'
    Today's question: The Constitution doesn't define the vice president's role beyond a handful of government tasks. What should be the role of the vice president? Previously, Edwards and Lichtman discussed how history might treat Dick Cheney and digested...
  • Abolish the vice presidency

    Sarah Palin is the product of a design flaw -- the unintended consequence of the founders' decision to create the vice presidency. For two centuries, presidential nominees have used the office to balance the ticket by naming a running mate from a...
  • Back to the start of the first coast-to-coast road -- in Indiana

    For highway travelers, This Is the Place.Since 1869, when the last spike of the Transcontinental Railroad was driven into a tie at Promontory, Utah, railroad tracks have stitched together America's East and West Coasts. But less than a century ago, a...
  • Game on! Chinese, Americans in 'pingpong diplomacy' rematch

    George Braithwaite crouched behind the pingpong table, then uncoiled and smashed the ball at Liang Geliang, who sent back a forehand laced with heavy spin. Game on! Thirty-seven years after the two men participated in a week of table tennis exhibition...
  • Walter Nugent's "Habits of Empire"

    Many of those who oppose U.S. intervention in Iraq say President Bush has recklessly abandoned America's long tradition of peaceful diplomacy and replaced it with an aggressive policy of starting wars, seizing lands and oppressing nations. Not true,...