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There is a pleasing symmetry to President Obama's nomination of federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court.
A noble pick that highlights a political flash point. Plus, California's shame.
| May 29, 2009
Barack Obama's presidential campaign was successful in part because he was able to cleverly negotiate and navigate the battles that have plagued the United States the last few years.
A new battle threatens to disrupt the American political landscape, and it's hardly academic
| March 11, 2009
More sex, more Lincoln
The subject of Lincoln is like catnip to publishers (and readers), but the only things missing from our winter list are actual cat books.
A hefty reading season, from Jayne Anne Phillips and T.C. Boyle to Pablo Neruda
| December 29, 2008
For four years, and 10,000 same-sex nuptials, Massachusetts has had a monopoly on gay marriage in the United States.
Massachusetts may have had gay marriage first, but California changes everything. Are Obama and Clinton listening?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| May 21, 2008
When they began their careers in the 1960s, few would have predicted that TV broadcaster Dan Rea and US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner would make history together.
Lefts and rights
| August 15, 2007
John Edwards’s campaign seems to have hit a roadblock that could seriously hurt his chances of securing the Democratic nomination.
What’s dooming John Edwards’s campaign to be the Democratic nominee? He never attended Harvard or Yale.
| August 01, 2007
I have a terrible confession to make: I couldn’t get through either of the two new biographical tomes about Hillary Clinton.
There's a reason why two new biographies of Hillary Clinton elicit such yawns
| June 22, 2007
Fathers and son
It must be daunting to have Joshua Redman’s talent.
Joshua Redman goes East
| May 01, 2007
Youthful campaign manager finds niche with Caprio
Xaykham “Xay” Khamsyvoravong spends much of his time in the modest campaign headquarters of state Senator Frank Caprio, the Democratic candidate for state general treasurer.
| October 25, 2006
Will Harvard get presidential in ’08?
As the pool of presidential candidates starts to take shape, some people are looking for leadership, ideas, or experience.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| July 26, 2006
Although the outrages of the 2000 presidential election caught the world by surprise, dirty local politics is an American pastime. Even so, the crude tactics unleashed in the 2002 Newark mayoral campaign as captured by documentarian Marshall Curry still
Two Jersey politicians get downright nasty in doc.
| March 01, 2006
Republicans, large and small
Going into the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Samuel Alito Jr., prevailing wisdom held that the acid test would be abortion rights.
Bush, Alito, Abramoff ... and Healey
| February 27, 2006
Alito: public enemy
How much damage will a conservative Court do?
The Phoenix editorial
| January 25, 2006
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