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A Man in Full

American administrations don’t fall silent when their president leaves office. Just the opposite: Inauguration Day for the successor is the starting gun for memoirists and journalists-turned-historians. The modern exception has been ...
Politics & Policy

Dealing with the D-Word

Two days after the 1988 Democratic National Convention, President Reagan tagged the GOP’s opponents with the “L-word” — the unutterable, to the Democrats, name “liberal” — and more or less ...
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World without Walls

As the president prepares to deliver his final State of the Union address and the candidates work Florida and the Super Tuesday states, the 2008 election is — perhaps without ...
Politics & Policy

Cycle of Conflict

November’s elections manifested public impatience with the war in Iraq. The establishment of the Baker-Hamilton Commission, and the speculation leading up to the release of its findings, has given the ...