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The Ghosts of '68 Haunt the Election of 2016

Michael Winship | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

Watching the mad, mad, mad, mad world that is the 2016 presidential campaign, I was trying to remember a presidential campaign that was as jaw-dropping, at least in my lifetime, and easily settled on 1968.

Don't Do It, Rahm!

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

Even if helping Obama means more to Rahm Emanuel than his personal political career, he can do more for Barack by staying in the House.

Four Ways to Civilize and Simplify Debates

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

Shouldn't a president be concise on issues? Candidates seem to ignore the signals of blinking lights, so let's install an emphatic alarm that sounds somewhere between a fart and a fire engine.