Wyoming is coal country but with fossil fuels declining along with the good-paying jobs they supported, cowboy country is learning to, if not love, at least tolerate wind as a new source of energy and revenue. Only three of...
A Jan. 6 commission is doomed in Washington, but outside the Beltway, a COVID commission is underway to investigate the origins of the virus, analyze and preserve lessons learned from the pandemic, and propose a path forward to handle...
The same Republicans ranting about President Biden’s supposed socialist takeover are just fine putting free enterprise in a straitjacket when it suits them. Take Miami, the capital of the global cruise industry, where ships are prepared to sail again...
When a hardline conservative like Liz Cheney, daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney—who was known as Darth Vader—is too moderate for her party, something has gone radically wrong with the Republicans. Cheney is Republican royalty. She is the third-ranking...
Republicans will face a dilemma this week when the Senate Judiciary Committee considers two of President Biden’s priority picks for the federal court, both Black women with impeccable credentials. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is slated to fill Merrick Garland’s...
In the many years since he left Washington, it seemed that whenever I called the Mondale residence in Minnesota, the former vice president was always out walking the dogs. Those daily excursions gave so much pleasure to Walter Mondale...
It’s a modern-day gold rush in Washington as special interests converge on the Congress and lawmakers jockey for their share of member-directed spending, formerly known as earmarks, that allows members to claim goodies they can bring home to the...
Grover Norquist, the high priest of Republican tax-cutting, may not be as prominent as he was in the 1990s, but he is the reason that Joe Biden can’t afford to lose a single senator or more than a handful...
Old enough to fight, old enough to vote. That was the battle cry that 50 years ago won 18-year-olds the right to vote. March 23 is the golden anniversary of the passage in the House of Representatives of the...
Georgia is the state that gave Democrats their Senate majority, and one of the two senators who accomplished it, Raphael Warnock, should be taking bows alongside President Biden when the White House’s “Help is Here” tour visits the peach...

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