Jules Witcover

01/15/2017 - 1:00pm

    President Obama's decision to go home to Chicago to deliver his farewell address to the nation was not too surprising, considering he will be leaving a Washington that over the last eight years has brought him as much heartache as satisfaction.

    His televised speech before a packed crowd at the...

01/12/2017 - 1:00pm

    The current uproar over the Russian hacking into the 2016 presidential election is not the first, nor the most consequential, foreign intrusion into American politics.

    In the 1968 election, agents of Richard Nixon, with his knowledge and...

01/11/2017 - 5:00pm

    President-elect Donald Trump, still officially only in the wings of power, had no hesitation horning in on the opening of Congress the other day. He castigated his own party's leaders for giving priority to a matter of House housekeeping rather than addressing his urgent call to make American great...

01/09/2017 - 3:00pm

    Donald Trump was quick to agree with President Vladimir Putin that alleged Russian hacking into the American presidential election was overblown and irrelevant. It immediately put the president-elect on a collision course with his own U.S. intelligence community, on which he now must rely for key...

01/04/2017 - 11:00am

    Among the more pernicious aspects of the Donald Trump phenomenon is the way his political success has elevated the deplorable pollution of conscientious American journalism with a new form of manipulating and deceiving public opinion -- what is now widely referred to as "fake news."

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01/03/2017 - 9:00am

    President-elect Donald Trump, having jumped the gun on his Jan. 20 inauguration by seeming to challenge Russia to a new nuclear arms race, has done it again.

    He has now contradicted retiring President Obama on his refusal to order the American...

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