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Hillary Plays Into Hands Of Trump With 'Basket Of Deplorables' Remark

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Trump knows that white blue-collar voters will overlook his economic portfolio if they think he understands their values and needs rather than trying to imitate them.

What Is Real Patriotism Anyway?

Michael Cade Hughes | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Michael Cade Hughes

To me, true patriotism is to align oneself with the ideas this country was built upon.

The Decay Of American Politics

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

To contrast the virtues and shortcomings of Stevenson and Eisenhower with those of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump is both instructive and profoundly depressing.

60 Years in Journalism: Among My Souvenirs

Irv Chapman | Posted 05.18.2017 | Media
Irv Chapman

Looking into the hidden corners of a drawer the other day, I came across two pins from the past. One was a souvenir of my high school, the Bronx High School of Science in New York City. I applied there at the urging of the guidance counselor at my junior high school, Hermann Ridder.

New Yorkers for Hillary -- Her Experience, Success, Passion, and Compassion, Make Us Proud

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.12.2017 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

On April 19th New Yorkers' have the chance to make Hillary Rodham Clinton the nominee of the Democratic Party. All of us New Yorkers, no matter where we live, whose hearts will always belong to New York, know they will do this resoundingly.

Super Bowl 50, The Donald Trump of Sports

Mike Hegedus | Posted 01.28.2017 | Media
Mike Hegedus

Never have two things so reflective of who we are and where we are as a country come along together.

Democrats Plan to Exhume Adlai Stevenson to Run for President

Spencer Green | Posted 08.26.2016 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Democratic insiders immediately hailed Stevenson's credentials and his charmingly well-worn shoes, while scholars and historians noted the Constitution says nothing about living people who were once previously dead being ineligible to serve as president.

The Fifth Heart: A New Sherlock Holmes Story

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.21.2015 | Home
Tom Alderman

And if you're a Holmes fan, this book is probably a must in the canon. Dan Simmons delivers personal details about Holmes' upbringing you may not have read before. The author details Holmes' fascination with the new wonder drug from the Bayer company. No, not aspirin.

One Galvanizing Issue Can Rocket Launch a Potential Presidential Candidacy: Scott Walker Is One Example

Rich Rubino | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Scott Walker is one of a very small number of Presidential candidates to have been catapulted into the national spotlight by a single galvanizing issue or event. Walker's challenge to public sector unions struck a nerve with rank-and-file Republicans, as well as with Libertarian-oriented Tea Party voters and GOP benefactors.

12 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Should Not Have Run

John A. Tures | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

When Mitt Romney made his announcement that he wouldn't make another presidential run (for now), it didn't take long for pundits to add their thoughts. Some pointed out that Reagan won on his third presidential campaign. But the other 12 who tried since 1952 didn't.

The Joy of Losing: What Red-State Democrats Still Don't Get

Mark Olmsted | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Memo to Grimes and Nunn and the rest of the sad parade of upsets-that-never-were: Most of you knew damn well you were almost certain to lose the second you decided to run. But rather than accept it, you saw that utter likelihood as a reason to double down.

Mad About the '60s: A Hart-Like Henry Fonda in Gore Vidal's The Best Man

William Bradley | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"You know, those rumors about you and lady friends ... they won't do you a bit of harm." Former President Art Hockstader to presidential candidate Wi...

Rattling the Chains of the Cold War

Keith Runyon | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
Keith Runyon

For the baby boom generation -- one of which I am and so is President Putin -- those crises were critical to the formation of our views of the world.

A Loss of Innocence Came with JFK's Assassination

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

It has been fifty years and I keep waiting for the next Kennedy. But then I realize it is for future generations to find their own Kennedy, the person who will excite them enough to enter public service.

The Political TV Commercial as a Pivotal Component in American Presidential Politics and National Leadership by Q Score

Karl Grossman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Karl Grossman

It can be very unsettling. Consider what was widely described as a great problem for Al Gore when he ran against George W. Bush in 2000: most folks would rather, it was said, go out for a beer with Bush than Gore.

Congressional Contrarians Pay a Political Price for Their Dissent, but Are Often Vindicated by History

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

As 1952 and 1956 Democratic presidential nominee Adlai E. Stevenson reminds us: "All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions."

The Cuban Missile Crisis: What We Must Never Lose Sight Of 50 Years Later

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Fifty
Hoyt Hilsman

Fifty years ago this week, much changed for me, my family and the rest of America. As a nation and a world, we had stared down the barrel of nuclear destruction. However, it seems clear that 50 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis we are not much closer to banishing the threat of nuclear war.

Caro Is Right About LBJ: I Know, I Was There

Newton N. Minow | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Newton N. Minow

Simply put, the LBJ I knew hungered for power, and knew he knew how to use it. The Kennedy I knew grudgingly but genuinely admired LBJ's ability. Robert Caro's book reminded me of a sad conversation I had with LBJ during the time he was languishing in the vice presidency.

PHOTOS: Celebrities Who Have Killed People

BuzzFeed | Posted 10.11.2011 | Celebrity

It turns out some very famous people have done some bad things....

How Old is Wisdom?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan had an interesting take this weekend (July 17) on President Obama's poll numbers and problems with the economy ...

Bald Pols: To Pay or Not Toupee

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Before TV dominated image-making, it was okay, even cool, to be a bald politician. But once the public began gazing at JFK's shock of blow-dried locks, bald pols have suffered.

Adlai Stevenson III To Pat Quinn: 'If Cohen Were My Running Mate, I Would Go Independent'

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Sen. Adlai Stevenson III (D-IL), who ran for governor as an independent in 1986 after he was saddled with an unacceptable running mate for lieu...

Tuesday's Five Lessons for the Democrats

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

On Tuesday, the Bay State shook Capitol Hill to its core. Here are the five lessons Democrats should learn from this special election.

Adlai Stevenson's Boyhood Home Going On The Market For $580,000

The Pantagraph | Mary Ann Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The boyhood home of Adlai E. Stevenson II will go up for sale Oct. 1 for $580,000 and include an easement that will protect most of its exterior for p...

Wanted: Suitable Senate Candidate

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

No one in the race has the resume, experience or heft required of a U.S. Senator. In fact, the bench in Illinois is pretty weak right now, among both Democrats and Republicans.