Government

06/25/2015 - 12:42pm

    The sloping red line offers a sobering prognosis for American democracy. Contained in a new report on improving the presidential debate process, it charts the precipitous decline of viewership: from above 60 percent of the voting age population in 1960, when the first televised debates were held, to under...

06/25/2015 - 10:59am

    I’ve gotten a lot of unwelcome mail from the feds these last few years, like a copy of my indictment for blowing the whistle on the CIA’s torture program. But this latest delivery was something altogether new.

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06/25/2015 - 10:59am

    Having had my say about Jeb Bush I had expected to drop the subject but that is not to be. The more I know about the man the worse it gets. I once had the feeling that at times he showed a slight inclination toward progressiveness. I was wrong, as in...

06/25/2015 - 10:55am

    In February, I offered odds on the Republican nomination contest. The field of candidates has evolved since then, and the number of genuinely possible winners has narrowed.

    Former Florida Gov....

06/25/2015 - 10:48am

    The Republican Party keeps announcing its new modernity, declaring its new inclusiveness, swearing that it has changed and then showing that it hasn't.

    Witness Rand Paul, who is supposed to...

06/25/2015 - 10:46am

    I don't recall a time when more people were running for president and fewer of them offered anything more than poll-tested generalities designed to rally their own bases. No one surprises you with any daring. If we could tax their clichés, we...

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