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The Other War on Women

June 19, 2012 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- By now most sentient Americans have heard about the war on women. That is, the so-called Republican war on women, which has been framed as a battle waged by stodgy old white guys who want to deny women reproductive freedom.

The Banality of Watergate

June 15, 2012 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Forty years ago, all of America learned the name of a particular condominium, hotel and office complex along the Potomac in the nation's capital.

The Ordinary American, RIP

June 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Among the lessons of this presidential election season, perhaps most salient is that the so-called Ordinary American is dead.

Nobody Likes a Loser

June 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- For the past year, we've been relentlessly reminded that Republicans didn't especially love their front-running presidential candidate.

The Public Trial of Justice Roberts

May 22, 2012 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Novelist John Grisham could hardly spin a more provocative fiction: The president and his surrogates mount an aggressive campaign to intimidate the chief justice of the United States, implying ruin and ridicule should he fail to vote in a pivotal case according to the ruling political party's wishes.

The Likability Sweeps

May 15, 2012 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- A presidential race recently focused on high school has come to resemble a popularity contest of the same vintage.

They Ate Cake ...

May 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Close your eyes and picture 110 million obese people waddling around America's sidewalks. You'll probably want to keep your eyes closed.

The Unknown Celebrity

May 1, 2012 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- The squabbling between political campaigns and the harrumphing of pundits were put in proper perspective at, of all places, the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner -- the annual Prom on the Potomac where 2,000 or so media members and movie stars gather to honor the president and admire one another.

Slow Jamming the Presidency

April 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- It was fun. It was odd. It was just a little bit ... unseemly.

Icarus 2.0

April 24, 2012 - 6:00pm

WASHINGTON -- Either President Obama has wings of Kevlar -- or he has the most incompetent scheduling staff in White House history.




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