February 21 – 27, 2008
In 1956 Adlai Stevenson, running against Dwight Eisenhower, tried to make the political style of his opponent’s vice president, a man by the name of Richard Nixon, an issue. The nation, he warned, was in danger of becoming “a land of slander and scare; the land of sly innuendo, the […]
As the nail biter of a presidential race becomes more uncertain, the only thing guaranteed is a good cry on Inauguration Day. Electing our first woman or black president will bring sobs of joy, just as the election of a Republican will usher in wallowing wails of woe.
It’s starting to feel a bit like 1992 again. A Bush is in the White House, the economy is a mess, and there’s a candidate who, in the view of a number of observers, is running on a message of hope, of moving past partisan differences, that resembles Bill Clinton’s […]
WASHINGTON — Thinking of his legacy, President Bush says he views himself as a “peacemaker” but he at the same time he acknowledges that some may see him as a “warmonger.”
The most notable legacy of the New Hampshire primary will be the soiled reputations of leading pollsters and political consultants. For at least the past two decades we have worshiped at the altar of these glorified statisticians. Now the truth is out – these know-it-alls – don’t know much more […]
WASHINGTON — Like it or not, race and gender will play roles in the choice of a Democratic presidential standard bearer.
While promising the City of Falls Church will provide free wireless Internet access over all its 2.2 square miles by the end of this year, Mayor Robin Gardner announced her plans on New Year’s Day to seek re-election in May.
WASHINGTON — After seven years of the Bush administration, who in America does not want to see a dramatic change in the nation’s leadership?
WASHINGTON — Let’s keep religion out of the presidential campaign, if possible.