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Ex-White House Correspondent Recalls George H.W. Bush: A Lousy Campaigner and a Deeply Caring Person Opinions
Ex-White House Correspondent Recalls George H.W. Bush: A Lousy Campaigner and a Deeply Caring Person

The ones who knew him best use words like decent, caring, patriotic. Former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at 94, was a good man. He stood on the U.S. Capitol steps on his inauguration day and said ... Read More

Commentary: My Unforgettable Lunch With President Bush Opinions
Commentary: My Unforgettable Lunch With President Bush

President George H.W Bush didn’t like to be asked political questions during lunch, I and the five other journalists who would be seated at his table were warned by the White House staffer in charge of protocol. Read More

Bush’s Footwear Made Big Imprint on Reporter Opinions
Bush’s Footwear Made Big Imprint on Reporter

President George H. W. Bush was on his way to the small, stone-walled church where he worshiped while at his Maine home each summer. But first, there was a piece of news that called for his response. Read More

Doyle McManus: George H.W. Bush and the Last Gasp of Moderation In The News
Doyle McManus: George H.W. Bush and the Last Gasp of Moderation

George H.W. Bush, who lived a long life of public service, embodied a lost virtue in American politics: the idea of restraint. Bush was a man of modest goals whose often-ridiculed lodestar was prudence, the determination not to make ... Read More

Midterms Show Moderates Are Far From Being Politically Extinct Opinions
Midterms Show Moderates Are Far From Being Politically Extinct
2018-11-30 21:32:42
by Will Marshall and Anne Kim

For years, partisans and ideologues have assured us that the political center is dead, so don’t bother making persuasive arguments to swing voters. Just get your base out, and may the most “energized” team win. The 2018 midterm elections, however,... Read More

Democrats Use Tear Gas Image as Sentimental Weapon to Avoid Clearheaded Immigration Debate Opinions
Democrats Use Tear Gas Image as Sentimental Weapon to Avoid Clearheaded Immigration Debate
2018-11-28 21:39:07
by John Kass

If there is one thing worse than that photograph of a little Honduran boy breathing through an oxygen mask after being hit with tear gas on our Southern border, it's this: Using that image as a sentimental weapon to fend... Read More

The Day We Used Tear Gas Against Children Opinions
The Day We Used Tear Gas Against Children
2018-11-28 13:39:24
by Leonard Pitts

The United States is composed of 329 million people spread over 3.8 million square miles. In population and landmass, it's a pretty big place. But those are not the only criteria that matter. Morality matters, too. And on Sunday... Read More

Isn’t It Time We Put Borrowers First? Opinions
Isn’t It Time We Put Borrowers First?
2018-11-27 23:39:56
by Sameh Elamawy

Silicon Valley likes to talk about disruption. From how you hail a cab to how you shop for groceries, technology developed in Silicon Valley has changed almost every part of the average American’s life. But we haven’t disrupted... Read More

Trump's Assault on the Rule of Law Opinions
Trump's Assault on the Rule of Law
2018-11-26 13:39:25
by Robert B. Reich

The "rule of law" distinguishes democracies from dictatorships. It's based on three fundamental principles. Trump is violating every one of them. The first is that no person is above the law, not even a president. Which means... Read More

A Few Words About 'Us' and 'Them' Opinions
A Few Words About 'Us' and 'Them'
2018-11-25 13:39:22
by Leonard Pitts

"All life is interrelated." -- Martin Luther King Jr. "Imagine all the people, sharing all the world." -- John Lennon A few words about "us" and "them." It is, of course, the baseline division of human existence, probably dating... Read More

GOP Cannot Win Without Cheating Opinions
GOP Cannot Win Without Cheating
2018-11-21 13:39:20
by Leonard Pitts

So Georgia voters decided against Stacey Abrams as their governor. Maybe. With all the shenanigans perpetrated by Republicans in that state, we'll never know for sure. Had they not passed a restrictive "exact match" law... Read More

Jim Acosta, on a Peacock's Crusade, Wins Because of Trump's Appointed Judge Opinions
Jim Acosta, on a Peacock's Crusade, Wins Because of Trump's Appointed Judge
2018-11-20 14:09:49
by John Kass

That a grandstanding show pony like CNN's Jim Acosta would be transformed by President Donald Trump into a First Amendment crusader knight is perhaps a sad but fitting comment on our age. Acosta is back at work... Read More

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