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The Swamp(A perspective piece in the Chicago Tribune) By Charles M. Madigan We now have a new thing in presidential campaigning, the anticipatory smear defuser. It's a simple thought: Before your enemies get any traction, embrace the slander, spread it around........
The Swampby Mark Silva It's been described variously as Bush's "first shot'' at his successor -- or a "salvo'' across Obama's bow -- but the words that have filtered out of the closed-door speech that the former president delivered in Pennsylvania......
Pop & HissThe obituary for Owsley "Bear" Stanley ran in the news pages of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, but it spiritually inhabits the music section. Though he never received the cult of his contemporary, Timothy Leary, the eccentric Stanley did......
The Big PictureSen. Bernie Sanders became a sensation on cable television and new media outposts like Twitter with his filibuster Friday of a proposal to extend the Bush-era tax cuts to all Americans. Twitter lit up with highlights from Sanders’ (an Independent......
Top of the TicketWhy change an old state constitutional provision that's worked so well for two centuries?...
The Daily MirrorS. Smith Griswold's Finest Hour at Hand The man's name: S. (for Sam) Smith Griswold. He's 51 years old, married, father of two, and -- by his own admission -- a descendant of Aaron Burr. This last fact, I'm sure, weighs significantly in the minds of many....
A student in an online copy-editing course I'm teaching — we'll call her Jane — was once a very diligent high school student. She paid close attention in English class and carries with her to this day the lessons she learned there. In fact,...
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Rod Blagojevich's remarks to U.S. District Judge James Zagel: On accepting responsibility I'm here convicted of crimes. The jury decided I was guilty. I am accepting of it. I acknowledge it and I, of course, am unbelievably sorry for it. I want to...
At any time other than in the midst of a heated electoral battle, it's hard to imagine that Nancy Pelosi would attract much controversy by opining that the Democratic Party's nominee for president should be the candidate who wins the most votes. The House...
1807: Former Vice President Aaron Burr was found not guilty of treason. Burr was then tried on a misdemeanor charge, but was again acquitted. 1941: The first municipally owned parking building in the United States opened in Welch, W. Va. 1972:...
A lively debate has developed in these pages and in the blogosphere about the viability of Barack Obama's politics of hope. Critics of Obama's promise to bring us together -- blue states and red, young and old, women and men, blacks and whites -- have...
Alexander Hamilton has probably had as much influence on the development of our nation as any of the founders who met in Philadelphia. Yet he is relatively obscure compared to James Madison, Benjamin Franklin or George Washington. When he is remembered,...
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