Government

11/20/2014 - 2:54pm

    My parents used to own a small house with a large backyard, in which my mother cultivated a beautiful garden. At some point, however - I don't remember why - my father looked at the official deed defining their property, and received a shock. According to the text, the Krugman lot wasn't a rough...

11/20/2014 - 2:44pm

    After a hugely consequential election, the Senate returns this week to complete the work of the 113th Congress. With more than 90 vacancies in the federal judiciary, confirmations of federal judicial nominees should be a top priority. And it's important...

11/20/2014 - 2:43pm

    Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.”

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11/20/2014 - 2:40pm

    How am I going to get you interested in the lame-duck Congress? Did you even know they came back? Perhaps it's like reports that Randy Jackson is leaving "American Idol" - the amazing news is that "American Idol" is still on the air...

11/20/2014 - 2:39pm

    The thrashing that voters administered to the Democrats in the midterm congressional elections confirmed the old admonition Harry Truman kept on his White House desk: "The buck stops here."

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11/20/2014 - 2:38pm

    For Democrats, looking for any good news out of the midterm election results is like the ghoulish old joke: "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?" But, believe it or not, shining among the rubble are a few nuggets of good news...

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