December 8, 2011
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Washington and American political life are suffering from an acute humor deficit.
We who live in Washington are admittedly a little defensive about this city we call home.
The graduation speaker's duty is to provide some rules or advice for the graduates.
Some stories are just too good to check out.
Happy Chandler left the U.S. Senate in 1945, when the owners of the then-16 Major League teams elected him to be commissioner of baseball.
This past Monday night, along with 680 other lucky people in Washington’s historic Ford’s Theatre, I was able to enjoy the wit and wisdom of America’s dominant political satirist, Mark Russell.
President Obama spends a lot of time knocking his adopted hometown of Washington.
Who the president is when we first come of voting age strongly influences our future voting allegiances.
Memorable leaders don't take themselves too seriously.
The Founding Fathers were not, it turns out, infallible. The Electoral College is absolutely anti-democratic.
After watching the first two 2012 presidential debates, I only wish that President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney could have personally observed New York City's 1969 election.
“No man is good enough to be president,” wisely observed Abraham Lincoln, one of the nation’s greatest, “but someone has to be.”