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Under the leadership of Democrats, the Congress has achieved something unprecedented: approval ratings that fluctuate between 18 percent (on good days) to 11 percent (on...

Bill Richardson is not among the top tier of Democratic presidential candidates. But he is notable for having more foreign-policy experience than the leading three:...

At Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate, Tim Russert asked a very simple question of the major candidates, beginning first with Hillary Clinton: Senator Clinton, in 1981,...

At a ceremony marking the sixth anniversary of September 11, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick remarked that the murder of some 3,000 people by al Qaeda...

At a book promo event yesterday at Emory University, a student asked our worst ex-president if he thinks Iran is a threat to Israel. "Iran...

In yesterday’s The Hill, we read this: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) went after fellow Democrat Jim Moran of Virginia Tuesday, calling on him to...

Democrats are said to be keen about "connecting the dots"—so let's see if we can connect a few for them. Dot Number One: Last week, MoveOn.org...

The most interesting thing about Hillary Clinton’s rollout of her health care plan yesterday was not the substance of the plan—which is not much different...

As mayor, Rudy Giuliani endeared himself to conservatives around the country, as much for his enemies as for his accomplishments. When Giuliani attacked...

Democrat Jim Moran of Northern Virginia is one of the denser members of Congress, which is saying a lot (a short course on his wit...

On Wednesday, the Obama campaign received an important new endorsement: Zbigniew Brzezinski, best known for having been Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, introduced Obama on...

Washington Post columnist and Georgetown professor E. J. Dionne has written a thoughtful essay for the Chronicle of Higher Education on what he calls “The...