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‘We shouldn’t even try’ not good enough to solve nation’s woes

Instead of "Yes we can," many Democrats have adopted a new slogan this election year: "We shouldn't even try." We shouldn't try for a single-payer … Full story    
Updated 9 hours ago
Telegraph Editorial

Looking back at the week in news

Those who ignore primary lesson do so at own peril The real winner of the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday might be Dan Weeks, the … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Gloria, Madeleine and we

The last time I stood in front of Gloria Steinem, in the fall of 2012, she spent little time talking to me. Instead, she trained … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Voters of New Hampshire deliver primary rebuke

New Hampshire voters issued a rebuke to conventional party leaders when they voted by large margins for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in Tuesday's primaries. … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Thinking the unthinkable in NH

> The unambiguous victories of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire presidential primaries confirm that establishment politics in both major parties are … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Some sage advice for Hillary Clinton – time for a wake-up call

> I come not to rebuke Hillary Clinton, who remains by far the most capable presidential candi­date. I come bearing advice for her campaign. Hillary, … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Hillary’s gender card isn’t working

> Hillary Clinton is not a woman, and that's a triumph for feminism and a problem for Hillary. Let me clarify. Yes, technically she is … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Rialmo’s lawsuit an act of gall and no favor to the profession

> First he killed him. Now he's suing him. I have no idea whether Robert Rialmo, the Chicago police officer who shot 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

How history shapes the primary

Benning Wentworth is not a name you'll run across in New Hampshire primary coverage. But he arguably did as much as anyone else to establish … Full story    
Published:  February 10, 2016

Hide your daughters – here comes draft registration

In the blink of an eye, we've gone from opening combat jobs to women to Republican presidential candidates endorsing registering women for a draft. Hide … Full story    
Published:  February 10, 2016

Cracking the campaign-speak code; what spin masters really mean

"Do you ever get the feeling," asked humorist Robert Orben, "that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were … Full story    
Published:  February 9, 2016

Responsibility too much to ask?

The law says dangerous or illegal actions have consequences. Countless U.S. citizens enter the justice system every year after authorities determine they physically or emotionally … Full story    
Published:  February 9, 2016

She doesn’t need lectures

Have I mentioned lately how much I'm enjoying the lectures from self-avowed liberals who insist my respect for Hillary Clinton is proof that I am … Full story    
Published:  February 6, 2016

Trump lacks a philosophy beyond his barstool eruptions

The reigning idiocy of the current political season is the incessant tossing around of "establishment," an epithet now descending into meaninglessness. Its most recent abuse … Full story    
Published:  February 6, 2016

Is a new era upon us? If not, it will be before you know it

most successful campaigns of 2016 provide us with a clear pic­ture of where the center of grav­ity is today in both parties and, hence, where … Full story    
Published:  February 5, 2016

GOP has good signs at caucus

> The rest of the country can thank the voters of Iowa for two outcomes of their first-in-the-nation caucuses. They have punctured the alleged inevita­bility … Full story    
Published:  February 4, 2016

Kasich my choice for president

> In 1995, as a wide-eyed crusad­ing member of the new Repub­lican majority in Congress, I introduced an amendment to the defense appropriations bill with … Full story    
Published:  February 4, 2016