Tuesday, October 15, 2019
It was no fluke four years ago that America elected its first black president, and the trends that helped Barack Obama make history are evident today in demographics that favor his reelection. Millennials, the most liberal generation, are increasing...
If you’re turned off by politics and yearning to confirm your worst instincts about what politicians are like, you’ll love HBO’s new series Veep. It’s satire, and British satire at that, and for Americans who basked in the idealism of The...
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s memoir about her unlikely rise to the top of the good-ol'-boy statehouse in a conservative state sounds a little like Sarah Palin's story.
It’s a rainy morning in Los Angeles, and Elisabeth Moss, who plays Peggy in the television series Mad Men, is standing outside the stage door smoking. On the set the actors are restricted to herbal cigarettes, which is why she...
Before he became a legend on 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace gained fame as atough-guy interviewer on local television in New York. The show was Night Beat, and throughout the 1950s Wallace grilled everybody from screen stars Gloria Swanson and Dagmar to Democratic icon Adlai Stevenson...
Pakistan’s new ambassador brings glamour to her critical post, along with a willingness to play hardball. Sherry Rehman embodies the beauty and the boldness of her friend and mentor, Benazir Bhutto.
Richard Cordray remembers visiting Washington as a kid, and one of the really hot destinations was always the FBI building. “They had all this cool stuff,” he says, citing the weaponry on display along with the photos that told the...
Barney Frank is quick to say he would not automatically support someone because his name is Kennedy, but his long identification with the Kennedy family and its brand of liberal politics makes his endorsement pretty much a slam-dunk for...
When it comes to taking stands that are bound to anger people, former senatorAlan Simpson has little competition. He coined the phrase “greedy geezers” when he was urging Social Security reform in Congress, and now that he’s out of office and crusading for...
Her husband endorsed Newt Gingrich, but Sarah Palin made it clear in a spirited speech Saturday before conservative activists that she’s in no hurry to see the GOP race end.

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