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House Republican Open To Gun Restrictions

A Tea Party-backed congressman becomes perhaps the most conservative member of Congress to open the door to specific limitations on guns.

Richard Ben Cramer

Richard Ben Cramer, a journalist I knew and admired greatly, has passed away at the age of 32. He will be remembered among political sorts for his magisterial...

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SPACE EDITION GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK The Moon Rumors of new lunar missions resurfaced after Mitt Romney (and his proposed NASA budget cut) was rejected The Stars...

Obama’s Long Game on Middle East Peace

With their powers of persuasion fading in Congress second term US presidents often look abroad to cement their legacies Brokering peace in the Middle East is the...

What Happened at the Last Presidential Debate

0 minutes. Twenty-four debates ago, on May 5, 2011, the nation began a democratic journey together, a live-television experiment in primetime controlled chaos,...

Do Vice Presidential Debates Matter?

On last weekend’s Saturday Night Live Weekend Update, Seth Meyers said that the biggest winner after the first presidential debate was really the viewing public...

Town And Country

Barack Obama speaks in a different dialect when he stops in Ohio, which seems to be every other day now. Even when delivering his basic stump speech, he will aim...

The Case for Barack Obama

Waiting in line for twoandahalf hours is rarely an exciting experience But when my son and I voted early—he for the first time—at a community center in Rockville...

The MRAP: Brilliant Buy, or Billions Wasted?

The Pentagon celebrated its Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle program at the Pentagon on Monday, but the biggest question was left hanging: did the nearly...