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The Man, the Myth, and the Legend: How Admirers (And Detractors) Remember JFK

Dean R. Owen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Dean R. Owen

Nearly 50 years after his assassination, John Kennedy's impact lives on in the memories of those he inspired--and those he frustrated. Elements of that legacy emerge in people's stories and reflections, as well as the inflections of their voices when they speak of him.

Public Citizens in Our Towns

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

We would benefit if more public servants decided to spend their retirements in our towns, rather than in this town, and to follow the models of Tom Eagleton, Walter Mondale and John Danforth and others who have returned home to be public citizens.

'I Look Back And I Think, It Did Make A Difference'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

On this day in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro made history when she became the first woman to be nominated to a major party's vice-presidential ticket post. ...

Reframe the Immigration Debate as an American Story

James Zogby | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics
James Zogby

A majority of the populations in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin are immigrants and the descendants of immigrants from Europe and Mediterranean countries. For them, immigration is not just a Latino issue; it is their story -- our American story.

If Hillary Were a Republican She Would Have a Better Chance at Winning Her Party's Presidential Nomination

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

If Hillary Clinton chooses to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, she will be in the catbird seat, at least on paper.

Lesson from Jennifer Carroll Scandal: Time to Ditch the Ferrero Method of Picking Candidates

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

We live in an age where political parties as well as journalists and pundits are overly obsessed with the racial, ethnic, and religious lineage of a candidate both in terms of suitability and electability.

History Is Against a Ryan Presidency

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Paul Ryan was portrayed by many in the media as a "numbers whiz." Assuming that Ryan truly is a data-cruncher, one can't help wondering if he was aware of the historical data regarding the probability of ever becoming president after being on the losing side of a ticket.

Recalling George McGovern's Last Campaign

William Bradley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

George McGovern lived these core ideals of the American Republic, acting in the tradition of Jefferson and the Enlightenment. And he lived them in dramatic action, in some of the most turbulent times of American history.

Recalling My Own Romney Gaffe in London

Al Eisele | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

Mondale was gracious about my diplomatic faux pas, probably chalking it up to inexperience, although I took a lot of ribbing from my colleagues and the American reporters accompanying us as we headed home, and I tried to put the embarrassing flap behind me.

5 Myths About The Veepstakes

The Washington Post | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

Every presidential election cycle, once a party’s nominee becomes clear, we focus on the veepstakes. Who will Mitt Romney choose? Will he play it sa...

Iowa Then and Now

William Bradley | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The chaotic jumble of holding the Iowa presidential caucuses on January 3rd is now fully apparent. It didn't used to be this way.

Newtonian Motion: In Iowa, a Lot Can Happen in Four Weeks

William Bradley | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Newt Gingrich. Iowa caucuses. To say it seemed an unlikely prospect that the candidate whose staff famously quit because of disorganization would have a commanding lead in a state that supposedly requires a premium in organization would be gross understatement.

FBI Probed Geraldine Ferraro

NYCity News Service | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
 NYCity News Service

The FBI investigated Geraldine Ferraro after her historic run for vice president, questioning the Queens Democrat for five hours about how she financed her first election to Congress, documents show.

Who Invented Immigration 'Amnesty'? (Hint: His Initials Are RR)

Martin Nolan | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

His idea of America was dramatically different from that of today's Republican presidential candidates. Ronald Reagan was an optimist whose vision was based on confidence, not fear.

Eleanor and Kara -- We Knew You When

Mike Smith | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC
Mike Smith

The girls were well-travelled, well-heeled, well-bred, well... they were Washington women! In the end, when political sons and daughters come to Washington, they belong to us.

GOP Candidates Could Face Problems Back Home

Roll Call | June 14, 2011 | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

In the hunt for the White House, the GOP's leading presidential contenders know they would struggle to win the voters who know them best....

Walter Mondale: 'A Moment Of Truth In American Politics'

The Washington Post | Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics

Many have described my 1984 presidential campaign promise to raise taxes as exemplifying the folly of proposing tax hikes during an election. Although...

Ferraro and Palin: Campaign Arm Candy?

Nell Merlino | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Nell Merlino

For a woman to make it in politics, she has to have a mix the integrity of Geraldine Ferraro with the branding acumen of Sarah Palin and the brilliance of Hilary Clinton.

Mondale-Ferraro: Changing History

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 05.27.2011 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

Although 2008 was the year when America demonstrated that presidential politics was accessible to African-Americans and women, it was the 1984 campaign when the doors were first pushed open.

A Good Man's Good Fights

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joel K. Goldstein

Walter Mondale's "good fights" often involved efforts to defend rights of, or extend opportunity to, those people American or global society excluded and to align American policy with high and compassionate values.

Mexico's Narcos: A Crisis for Both Mexico and the U.S.

Gary Orfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Orfield

We're doing nothing effective to stop the flood of narcotics that aim to meet the appetites of U.S. addicts, or to stem the tide of guns from hundreds of virtually unregulated shops on the U.S. side of the border.

Gary Hart's New Memoir Shows the Continuity in Contemporary History

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Bradley

Reading the book I'm struck by the threads of continuity running from 1970 to 2010. America was in a state of imperial overstretch, riven by a foolish war and roiled by divisive politics. And Hart has had a unique vantage point throughout.

Pundits, Bloggers, Activist Leaders Thinking of Running for High Office? Think Again

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Aside from new friends on the far right, poor Mickey Kaus is getting less attention as a supposed candidate for the U.S. Senate than he did as a writer.

Understanding Dick Cheney: The Power of the Undefeated Ex-VP

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Dick Cheney occupies a historically unique position: He is an ex-VP who left office electorally undefeated and has not sought the Presidency. As a result, he retains some of the trappings of an undefeated elder statesman.

The GOP Wants to Define Ted Kennedy's Funeral

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

It's a shame that our political exchange has come to this, but the GOP is preparing to pigeonhole any reference to health care at Sen. Kennedy's upcoming funeral as playing politics.