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Senator Collins helps derail prison reform
As a result of the apparent decision by congressional Republicans to oppose almost everything Democrats are for, Maine Senator Susan Collins — who claims to be above partisanship — helped derail Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb's bill to establish a
| November 11, 2011
Strange bedfellows: The right and left team up on criminal-justice reform
The practical result of the new spirit of political civility is still an open question, but there is one area where small-government conservatives and do-gooder liberals might really be moving toward significant policy agreement, compromise, and action:
Away from the spotlight, criminal-justice-reform advocates are making progress - with the help of their new friends, the conservatives
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| January 28, 2011
Legalize pot now
The Obama administration, already overtaxed with two foreign campaigns, made headlines this past week when the White House's newly minted director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy called for an end to the "War on Drugs."
With support from the unlikeliest circles, this could be marijuana's moment
| May 29, 2009
Too scared to win?
What people want is someone who knows what he believes, says so, and stands up for it even in the face of criticism.
Barack Obama must fight for his principles, or he’ll give away the keys to the White House
| July 30, 2008
The Obama two-step
Barack Obama lost his best vice-president option when Ohio governor Ted Strickland removed himself from consideration for the number-two spot.
Now that we know for sure Obama is going to the dance, who’s he gonna bring as his partner?
| June 18, 2008
Not long ago, the path by which the recent Justice Department scandal traveled from tidbit to tsunami would have been seen as an exotic trip through an unknown land.
Is Internet populism destined for corporate ruin?
| October 04, 2007
The new armies of the ’net
More than a million people have downloaded the “Hello Garci” ring tone.
Can pop technology ramp up public interest in politics?
| February 01, 2007
Natural born liar
If you ever wanted a definition of “congenital liar,” just look at Dick “Big Time” Cheney.
“Shots and Beer” lives in persistent denial
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| January 31, 2007
For Democratic partisans, the pleasure of watching Republicans lose their shirts in last week’s midterm elections was matched only by the joy of watching Republicans admit defeat.
The conservative press grapples with a very bad week
| November 15, 2006
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