Specter of defeat?

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Here's an expanded, updated version of my Sunday print column, a curtain raiser for tomorrow's Pennsylvania Democratic referendum on Arlen... Read more

A reader forum on incivility

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Let's hear today from the readers. (Translation: thoughtful readers.) Way back in February, I lamented at great length about the plague... Read more

Those irrelevant rumors

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A number of U.S. Supreme Court justices - including William Henry Moody, John Clarke, the esteemed Benjamin Cardozo, Clark McReynolds,... Read more

The ouster impulse

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For the latest on America's anti-incumbent mood, we take you to the hills of West Virginia, where a Democratic congressman named Alan Mollohan... Read more

The whipped cream on the cake

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We can probably assume that Arlen Specter spent the weekend hoping that the fates would spare him the embarrassment of having to twist... Read more

Opportunity and amnesia

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Regrettably, I have no time today to delve into the Elena Kagan high court nomination - short version: she'll easily parry the expected... Read more

Meanwhile, in other news...

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Anything happen this week? Not much, really. Just a spreading oil disaster in the Gulf, killer floods in Nashville, new evidence of a broader... Read more

In his own words

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The most effective TV attack ad is the kind that essentially shows the targeted candidate using his own words to attack himself. It is... Read more